Tiger


darkness!
two emerald coals
aflame
floating eight inches
from the floor.
blink off,
on,
then,
gone on padded paws.

Sandy Benda©December 2016
Written 1962

The Stupid Person


A stupid person
will never
listen
to an
intelligent person
because…
the stupid person
knows everything

It Matters Not


as we move through time,

unstoppable,

knowing the days

are numbered

 

yet,

continue on

as if,

it matters not

 

those gone before

most forgotten

a few

elevated to be remembered;

the achievements,

the monuments,

the works of art

and literature

all forgotten

when time continues unabated

 

when there is no reclamation

of the dust

once called earth,

 

when we

no longer  move

through time

it matters

 

not

 

Discovery


Columbus, Erickson, Cook
all explorers who discovered
but,
did they really discover
or did they simply conquer
the true discovers of the land
the people living there?

is the word Discover
an incorrect title
when the reason
of discovery
was plunder and conquer?

yes,
Columbus,
Erickson,
Cook,
and others alike
conquerors all,
discoverers…not!

Hatred


Hatred

Hatred is blind
causing light to recede
into darkness.

Hatred,
oblivious of the consequences
descends,
darkening the land
long before the sun sets.

Poetry, The Tool That Teaches


Poetry is not a written or spoken form to be feared, rather, should be the educational tool that teaches reading, writing and the arts as no other single genre is capable.

Attitude


Why do we fear
a collision of earth
by an asteroid
whose attitude
is to kill all
life

when,

we, have the same
attitude
without fear?

Mac McGovern©2016