Monday, January 25, 2010

Poem: Demise


Flowers of a thousand blooms have fled
As Founder’s dream has split and bled
Where once laid rest a chalice glow
A garden dies; no one would sow

The people spoke of something bold
Yet shortly hence their fear took hold
As demagogues and selfish actors
Face frightened fools and whim reactors

People, people, your mindless voices
You do not learn of promised choices
Impatience points to no return
A country’s death you’ll soon discern

So hide within your slogan season
It lacks a depth; devoid all reason
The noise grows loud to drown the mind
You look to see you fell behind

Copyright SGW 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Poem: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Eternal the sunshine where spotless the mind

Nothing can injure what nothing can find

Erasing the sorrow; unfulfilling lament

Too much has been given, too much has been spent

Perchance for removal every schism and strain

The depth of the scarring that at once caused such pain

Forgetting the heartbreak, disappointment and loss

Remembrance is sadness we have all come across

So fresh from the suffering what memory designed

Eternal the sunshine where spotless the mind

Copyright SGW 2010

Footnote: Based on a re-watching of one of my favorite movies, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The movie finds hope that the heart can overcome what we think we'd wish to forget. This poet is not so sure.