Involvement is a word game Echoed by many Participated in by few. Indecision may be an excuse For man’s inability to act. And, instinct. Ah, that’s Something else again. And, while the jungle beast pounces On his daily meal Man licks his chops, meditates, calculates his odds And does —- nothing.
There is no way to store again Our hopes of yesterday; No opening our dreams again To times when life was gay. No way for hearts to soar again For lovers to forescore again; There’s only to abhor again Whatever brought dismay. Whatever tears may rise in us Won’t last beyond each day; Won’t answer […]
Things remain for us to do or dare Even the oldest branch Some fruit may bear For age is opportunity No less than youth, itself Tho in another time And, lo, as twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars Invisible by day
Lowering war clouds, darkened sky, Grumbling, restless for the fray Humble men are heard to day… “Yes-man to a king? Not I. That was Boston Harbor. Men joined men to clear the mess; Rebel forged rebel, all of them Father, Mother, Daughter, Son… Fought together. That was the Alamo. A rising sun, a sleeping giant […]
Perhaps I should have said it just between The wine and grace, the wishing and the blessing. That was a time for words, when the scene Had just begun, before we passed the dressing. Before the knife cut deep into the breast I might have paused, looked up and all around Into the eyes of […]
Ghosts and goblins all around Everybody’s going underground; Chaos in the world abounds People jump at every sound Poltergeists in every room Prophesize impending doom; Skeletons in all our clothes A universe in sad repose Life has reached a frantic pace Everybody needs their space; Pollution causes trees to wilt While nations justify their guilt […]
To say that one has never done anything wrong, May be to suggest that one has never done anything… to speak of. So bear with me, my friend, in my attempts to grow. For, if change is constant then perfection could not last More than a moment.
A poem by Bud Light Today was a good day To hear and see To breathe, and be To love and feel thanks To be alive To also think of those So near and dear Who aren’t. Do you have insightful, topical or just all around creative poetry that you’d like to share with the […]
When I was a child Just testing my strength With a voice barely whispered I could stop the wind. Stop blowing, I command you Stop blowing. Trees would not sway Papers and leaves would not Dance from curb to curb And I was very pleased. When I was a child Just testing my strength I […]
People don’t much smile any more The skies are gray… It isn’t like before. Everyone is going to the races. Our life is fast. It’s full of empty spaces. Solemn faces. Where is the trust we had? Aren’t you my brother? Why do you pray with me One day… And then, prey on me on […]