SHOULD UNIVERSAL RESTRAINT EVOLVE Poem by Clay Derryberry


SHOULD UNIVERSAL RESTRAINT EVOLVE

Should universal restraint evolve,

Subsequent understandable rage enslaved

Secretly until radical employment

Shall usurp respectable engagement.

Under rounded ecological skies

Undulating ranges exude scenes

Unusually rapturous evoking sighs

Upon reminiscent eminent schemes

Reaping engorged secular usury

Reckoned equally since unsued

Rituality ends social unity,

Richened, ending somewhere unused.

Exit sonorous ubiquitous reason;

Exhale stale uciferous rhyme;

Extol stone unioned ruins;

Emerge solicitous, unanimous, rhined.

Clay Derryberry

Well, My greatest claim to fame is my brother. We were raised on a small dairy farm between Verona and Anes Station Tennesse (just north of Lewisburg) by loving diligent country parents. They were not greatly creative though mama played the guitar some, and Daddy did things like make us yoyo’s and candle sticks from wood. Anyway, I was introduced to poetry and the love of it by a highschool English teacher, Catherine Adams and have been dabbling in it ever since. I am a graduate of David Lipscomb College; have preached for 30 years and have managed the Ellington Airport in Lewisburg since 1981 where I live with my wife Dianne who has been very supportive of my meager efforts.


Comments