Laurence Overmire Poems
- Quasimodo: To Esmeralda i look into your eyes and see the ...
- The Life Of A Cat Sleep. Eat. Sleep.
- And God Made A Poet There need to be people toiling on this ...
- Above The Clouds Have you ever flown in a plane and climbed...
- A Prayer For The Dying Every day admit me Please Into the ...
- Father Boy Oh Father Boy, Oh Father Boy You didn’t see the ...
- Wade In The Wave Every stone I cast on water ripples to ...
LAURENCE OVERMIRE, known to many for his work as Poet-In-Residence on The Jeff Farias Show, has had a multi-faceted career as poet, author, actor, director, educator and genealogist. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, and often provocative in its direct confrontation of social issues, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies.
Overmire's most recent book The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action (2012) has been receiving widespread popular acclaim for its inspiring message of hope despite the dire issues that now threaten humankind. Written in prose ... more »
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Quasimodo: To Esmeralda
i look into your eyes
and see the stars
in a midnight sky
and i am humbled.
what hope have i
to rein a winged foal
dancing on a distant cloud
chasing the maiden moon
as she scatters her delicate veils
of luminous dust
on the sleeping earth below.
what hope have i
disfigured and alone
who cannot speak
and dare not feel
you will not hear the silent voice
that clamors in a trembling heart
you will not see the man
imprisoned by the shackles of his soul
you will not know
i leave you now
lift your ...