Monday, March 30, 2015

Other Peoples' Screams

Other Peoples' Screams
(c)2015 Bob Atkinson

don't believe in miracles
there on the great divide
trust, confidence and unity
are missing from my mind

if we wander over thoughtlessness
we'll never find that pass
which goes between steep mountainsides
and allows our souls to last

sweet dreams of indecision
wavering in my mind's back door
helps me understand decisions
of some open calloused cause

don't believe in strangling
some sweet thoughts here arranged
but I do find here in my circumstance
my selfishness uncaged

so I'll take these untried feelings
and dump them in the moat
which surrounds my heart's derision
of conquered dreams of hope

and in time I'll feel the feeling
of those way back memories
which gave me understanding
of the other peoples' screams

Monday, March 23, 2015

Drama of Ages - by Bob Atkinson

Drama of Ages
(c)2015 Bob Atkinson


softness drives a past review
that retrospective run
through one's life of years past
over, under, beyond


a shielded look of where we went
in our early days
how we, as children formed adult minds
by marching in parade


do we now give hope to all
we've dreamed in past night's dreams
or do we come to a resolution
that reality has become our theme

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Quality of Education - by Bob Atkinson

(c)2015 Bob Atkinson

hanging tough in our parade
we try our best to say we've saved
best for last, all for one
duty dunked let's move on

while in this fix of mental dumbness
we miss obligation to form and function
that simple quest for creating strength
teaching children to become their best

best in mind, best in spirit
best in goals, best in caring
best in helping another succeed
best in giving up sickness of power, greed

by caring for those who succumb
to dearth of spirit, wildness numb
that primal urge of pre-evolution
a nature of formless restitution

'tis here in open arms displayed
we earn position in life's parade
evil ejected from our minds
presents good spirits for all time

education needs reformation
not a place for confrontation
presentation only in form, function
molding adults with care and loving

not by teaching simple things
but by organization of inner feelings
let children learn and teach their friends
open scope with emerging trends

 "... formation of a virtuous character ..."
 that goal which we ignore
need be our inspiration
need be our first main chore