Worry and Debate Poem by David Michael Jackson


Worry and debate
sends hope far away
seldom do windows open into
reality
seldom do poets cry for nothing
for hope maybe
for love surely
for nothing never.

Simply write he says
simply write.
Do not stop to think.
Thinking is out of vogue with me.

Carry me there to the edge of
the water
to the side of the cliff
so I may see the river
so that I may hope again
hope for the natives who walked these ways
hope for me
again

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