Tuesday, December 16, 2008

sometimes


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.

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Karen, thanks for sharing this with me.


2 comments:

Patty Ford said...

Great quote for the times!! :)P.

Stephen Lyn Bales said...

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