Waking Up


Poetry is hunger and protest.

Not pretty sounds

but a howl

a scowl

a wake up call for a drunk

in a hotel with

pretty lights and lies

and a roulette table

that never pays out

yet, keeps going round and round and round.


Poetry is a cry, a picture

that hopes to make the world


that hopes to make the world,

even one man

come out of that hotel

and into the sunlight

of acceptance

and each moment thereafter


and each day thereafter

a thought of the good.


Poetry is one hand slapping

the face of mankind.

(and that’s why it endures)



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One Response to “Waking Up”

  1. ellen

    Are you going to keep posting poems, David?

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