Understanding Poetry

Beats Me

I don’t understand

If I’ve learned anything,

it is my

lack of understanding

I have

tossed around leaving marks everywhere.

Lord help me to shoulder

the burden of my own ignorance

and carry it

humbly for a change

and help me not to

say anything stupid this


but I have already failed

at that so just help me

to brush really well

and to sleep well

and to remember to

remember the good

times and to


You gave me only

two things to do,

judge not and love my neighbor.

and I have failed at




david michael jackson  july 3, 2012  dave@artvilla.com   send candles