Monday, January 16, 2012

Poem: Outside In

Outside In

Midpoints are reflective moments
Look back
Successes intermingled with failures

Too many failures

Too many roads not taken
Too hurried
Too gun shy
Too perfecting
Too scared

How often lemonade turned to lemons
Yes, it can be done

Unyielding in violent self-immolation

Could haves
Should haves
Would haves


Sit with this latte
Write and look forward
There are curved roads ahead
Eyes cannot see what waits
And what has come before is done
And not a guarantee of what is next

Copyright SGW 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Poem: Cliche Poet Voice

Cliché Poet Voice

Step to the mic with a purpose
Unfolding their papers; commencing
Crowd sits attentive to listen
For all that the poet’s dispensing

But many are no more than just speakers
Pretending they’ve crafted a form
Reading an essay or sentences
It is mostly quite endlessly long

Poems, or “spoken word” missives
Lacking any stylistic device
The pretension of artistic creation
In its ease it must surely entice

What more are they doing than talking
Or reading, more descriptively true
Turning their pages and pages
And pages and pages, they do

At times they dispense with the paper (Wow!)
For they have memorized their mind-numbing tripe
So as they wave with their arms all a flutter
They're the dance of a sham archetype

But the piece de resistance – the vocals!
The cliché of the “poetry sound”
Voicing indignation or fervor
It is common and too commonly found

Copyright SGW 2011/2013

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Poem: Rockies


High over mountains forever to see
Their depth and their wonder are of timeless degree
God sure as sculptor that would shape them so vast
The landscape lies packed by the marvels He’d cast
How mighty their image, how impressive they stand
However they’re looked ‘pon, they are undeniably grand
Eons been weathered as lifetimes dissolve
Formed by duration of no finite resolve
Reminders endure that we are small in their midst
Here they will be when we have long ground to grist

Copyright SGW 2011