Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 22nd Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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In a world turned upside down are we brave enough to speak out, while being loving enough to listen? Can we not all be Americans without the hyphens that divide us? Must we hate each other?



From my place, my little pedestal
under the sun
where my anchored feet are weighed
as I search the mudded fields
for any reasoning, any sense
any rhyme, or form ruled over
by heavy browed iron men with ridged nerves
shouting out more rules, more regulations
more plots
to tie down my thoughts
and for what?
Someone’s measure of sanity
in a world gone mad?
Again, we seem to find beauty
in the emperor’s new cloths
richly exposed in an essay
in Vogue
on fine fabrics.
Has it finally come to this?
Rallying around that same old flag pole
as once rose
in someone’s bizzaro new world.
Is this really the yellow bricks
of that road less traveled
we have always read about?
The few, the strong, the brave
marching on yellow foot prints
to save the day?
And will the Captain
know what the answers is
when we get to the end?
Or will he quickly send us back
to Kansas
and Auntie Emm?
Back to that black and white world
of “Gunsmoke” and “Lawrence Welk”?


Though I suppose that beauty
can only be found
within the eyes of the beholder,
or a tree, or a rose
or some other wandering simile as lovely as that.
But how is it that we will know,
running around in circles as we are
waiting for Sergeant Peter and Corporal Tinkerbelle
to break the Captains spell.
Have we no faith of our own,
no fortitude within us
to save ourselves with?
Can we not all be heroes?


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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar LOVERME
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

all want to show their presence ..poetry should be just
..10 to 15 lines
in real essence
others crap
... nonsense

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author avatar Utah Jay
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

Professedly not, I think it is up to the poet and the reader. I would not willingly constate crap on anybody...Thanks for your comment loverme.

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

did u get to read my tribute for u

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author avatar Utah Jay
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

I did and I thought it was wonderful...Thank you so much.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Very nicely done!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

I think we can all be heroes. I hope we can. Thanks for sharing!

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