Poems

  • The Forgotten Song August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem presents the idea that we have forgotten the song of love and praise that joins us to our Creator. Do you remember that song of praise That we sang when our hearts were ablaze With the love that our Creator bestows Through ...
  • I Am Your Fate August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about factory work.   I’m not man or machine I’m just something in between –Robert John “Mutt” Lange, from the song “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” You’re the man upstairs doing fine While I’m stuck here on this assembly line I’m not man or ...
  • When You’re Out On The Street August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about homelessness. When you’re out on the street In the summer day’s heat And you see me in rags Just holding some bags Remember the high price You paid for looking so nice For I wear no disguise ‘Cause I can’t compromise And I’m not trying ...
  • Rituals vs. Universal Love August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an imaginary dialogue between Kongzi (Confucius) and Mozi, two ancient Chinese philosophers. Kongzi: The goal that my teachings have planned Is social order throughout the land Mozi: How will you achieve this noble aim And make for yourself a name? Kongzi: I will teach people ...
  • Relationships: Illusion And Reality August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about love and the attempt to limit love. Is a relationship a way For a person to play With another’s heart And then to depart? Or can one speak a vow That is able to somehow Make a bond last forever No matter the weather? Are ...
  • Other People August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the heaven and hell of relationships.   Hell is other people. –Jean-Paul Sartre Hell is other people who No matter what you do Always find something to judge They drag you through the sludge And see through your thin disguise As they shred you with ...
  • In This Human Frame August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the strange experience of being in a human body. Why am I in this human frame That is at birth given a name? Isn’t this name only a handle And this body but a ‘brief candle’? If the body is my ...
  • For Ralph Waldo Emerson August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is dedicated to Emerson, the 19th century American essayist and poet. You were born in a young country of ideals In a country with no king and no one kneels But this country with its new constitution Was created through a bloody ...
  • Be Thankful August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem was written just before Thanksgiving. Is thanksgiving appropriate today When the world is in such disarray? With all of our confusion And growing disillusion Be thankful that it won’t stay this way Share
  • The Dog And The Wolf August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about choices. It is based on Aesop’s fable of the same name. There was once a lean wolf, hungry and weak, Who encountered a proud dog, fat and sleek. The dog looked at the hungry wolf and said, “With such a ...