Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

-From the poem "Sometimes" written in 1990 by Sheenagh Pugh, British poet who lives in Cardiff, Wales.

Karen, thanks for sharing this with me.


Patty Ford said...

Great quote for the times!! :)P.

Stephen Lyn Bales said...

Yes. Isn't it? And it was written 18 years ago.