Friday, October 20, 2017

Heather Jephcott writes



Success
 
A photo is shown of three young men 
two of them still teenagers.
It is now ten years on 
and one,
just one is seen as successful 
by the one carrying the photo.

"Successful," he says, 
"an expensive car, a house
a wife, and children on the way."

"Successful," he says, 
"an excellent position," while
those of a similar age still flounder.

"Successful," perhaps 
because time was used productively,
profitably and the fruits can already be seen.

"Successful," perhaps 
too because he married a women
with a mother who knew the right people.

Who are we to measure success? 
So much goes into making us who we are and what we do.
Rarely do we have no one else to thank for our success....perhaps never. But still, unless we try and keep on trying, moving ahead, we will never succeed.

 
 Three Young Men -- Danny Lyon

Robin Wyatt Dunn writes



now I don't remember what happened
or rather, I've already told you
but it still doesn't make sense

did it happen when I said it did?
or only when I described it?

and what are we unwilling to let in?
 
Total Confusion -- Tamra Pfeifle Davisson

Grant Guy writes



Mingus 


the evening star
stared
      &
stared
at him
rage of hope mingus



the evening star
sang
       &
sang
the blues to him
rage of hope mingus 

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Charles Mingus -- Debra Hurd 

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 Mingus Down in Mexico -- Joni Mitchell