Circa 2012, lately and significantly revised.


I want to be Pope Francis telling the world that mercy is true
I want to be George Herbert writing "The Flower"
I want to be Sebastian Coe running a 3:49 mile
I want to be thirty pounds lighter maybe twenty-five

I want to be Spencer Tracy Cary Grant and both Hepburns
I want to visit Wales where Dylan Thomas lived
I want to introduce Cistercian monks to pinto beans
Darn it all I want to do something interesting

In these thoughts of semi-dissatisfaction
I think of April generously floral
Of warm breezy air not heavy like summer's
Of newly-sprung forsythia brightening the eyes

Put down the books old buddy and stop scrolling
Take three deep breaths and celebrate this life

Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-01-23 at 04:16

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Love I. Simply love it. Thomas you’ve captured the need of every optimist… Spring!

Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
Fabulous poem. It's message also very true! 10/10
Blessings, Allen