April 29, 2014 #NaPoWriMo14 – Penultimate poem

April 29, 2014 #NaPoWriMo14 - Penultimate poem

I stopped watching the TV news last year:
too much propaganda and spin made me
dizzy – newspapers, too, mere distractions
diverting my attention from what’s real –
to empty noise. Today I only trust
the story cubes, randomly picked and tossed.

Sunrise, a rainy April morning, a new day
dawning – the beginning of the future –
a straight arrow, true to its aim, direct
to its destination, straight to its goal –
and a man climbing a wall, pulling himself
up with his arms – getting stronger, stronger.

The future is now, obstacles in our path
make us stronger, keep us true to our faith.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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