Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

To The Young And Thoughtless


We ran full of fulfill and promise

Every step secured pleasure in our mother's natured eyes

We were dangled as just...as carrots

Enticing life's pleasure with slight smiles


We could do no wrong

We memorized the words to the songs

Embraces were strong and lasted all night long

And the taste of kiss went on and on


Then our desire was to be full, to be fill

And we accomplished and conquered and took pleasure

And life was pleased and granted us special favors

And all our days looked to be forever


But the afternoon swells have receded in tide

Natures pride is now no more than an annoyed glance

A, 'but what have you done for me lately.'

As we misstep in our dance


The sunsets are our parting gifts

As if we deserve if nothing else then just this

As we try to gather the spilled rays of light

Still trying to pass life's light through our sight

Submitted: Sunday, March 03, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (8/29/2013 4:19:00 PM)

    You picture youth reality so well giving that feeling we have all been there and the last two lines explain it beautifully and with word skill...very nice to read...regards (Report) Reply

  • Benjamin Michael Clark (4/30/2013 1:55:00 AM)

    This is very good. Great language use. As we try to gather the spilled rays of light/ Still trying to pass life's light through our sight. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/12/2013 1:32:00 AM)

    in a single poem we have a journey from the dales of innocence to the den of the practical and mature life...very true depiction! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (4/1/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    a wonderful piece, this poem made me think about lessons in life, how care free innocent and loving we were as little children, to being older and not doing anything without expecting something in return. an great poem (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (3/6/2013 7:47:00 PM)

    I find this a very moving poem. Something really special. I have saved this. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/5/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    You have rightly depicted the life of the young and thoughtless, their pleasing times and their misstep in their dance and still trying to pass life! ! (Report) Reply

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