Learn More

stephen ifill

By Choice

When we choose to walk at night,
In the dark we may glean that single light,
We may wonder how far it sits,
Could it be the guide to many a secret?
Should we wish to study its glow,
Is there knowledge it may choose to show?
Does it offer us the light of thought,
Revealing to us that singular retort,
Or does it lay our plans for tomorrow's day,
Do we harbour inside, hope, to show us the way.

When we choose to walk by day,
We believe we are sure to chart a clear way,
We'll meet with colleagues to lay our plans,
And arrive at concensus by a show of hands;
We'll get out there and make things happen,
None shall deter us, we're of strong determination;
We can from the rich, attain valuable concessions,
And from the poorest, their meagre possessions,
The point to note at the end of the day,
Is that we've been able to have things our way.

And when nightfall should befall us all,
Who knows, we may all hear our clarion call,
The trumpets will sound loud and clear,
The bugle's call will be ever so near;
True, we may be at a loss for sleep,
But then again, there is a way out,
We'll resort to counting sheep,
And though daybreak would awaken our slumber,
We'll surely fall in line to take a number,
And the day goes on, as the night surely comes.

October 14 2014(c)

Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: choice

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (By Choice by stephen ifill )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  6. The Tiger, William Blake
  7. When You Are Old, William Butler Yeats
  8. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  9. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. 'Words', Katherine York
  2. Love, Baki Yigit
  3. Hopeless Romantic, Shane Clawson
  4. Firebird Sunset, Salvatore Ala
  5. Flicker, Jessica Paige Davies
  6. I will always return, Jessica Paige Davies
  7. They are my horses, Jessica Paige Davies
  8. HOW THEY ALL FALL, Terry Collett
  9. Caucus at the Parking Meter, Donal Mahoney
  10. A Small Something, Jessica Paige Davies
[Hata Bildir]