The Main Event

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“rumors,” “the road ahead,” “the promised land”)

Heads or Tails (“loud”)

Meme Express (“Sunday invitation” and “phantom”)

Monday Poetry Train

One Single Impression (“if I only had time”)

Simply Snickers (“clown,” “country” and “consider”)

Slice of Life Sunday (“the light of reason,” “storm of controversy” or “writer’s choice”)

Sunday Scribblings (“phantoms” and “shadows”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“sensible”)

The Main Event

“But I have promises to keep,

and miles to go before I sleep,

and miles to go before I sleep.”

Robert Frost

American poet

(1874 – 1963)

Stage One –

Taking an Oath or Aching for Growth?

With rumors of the Promised Land,

The crowds compressed the great grandstand.

Consider this:

Who wants to miss

Loud celebration in demand?

The country waits with breath on hold;

Is this one worth his weight in gold?

No simple clown

Could wear such crown,

By sensible bystanders told.

If I had time to hit my knees,

‘Mid phantoms, shadows – “Mercy, please!”

I’d ask the Lord,

To stop the sword.

And storm of controversy ease.

The road ahead is yet unfurled,

As to the future, we are hurled.

Without delay,

We watch and pray

For all who lead in troubled world.

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  1. A serious and timely work for this critical time. 'I wish I may, I wish I might..' Oh, yes.

  2. Guess we just have to "stay tuned"!

  3. We all wait with bated breath...very beautifully put.

  4. Lovely and well done. I will pray that prayer with you.

  5. yes, to the future we wait and hope for change
    good post

  6. Nice one here. Thanks for dropping

  7. Thought provoking poem.

  8. The Robert Frost quote under that picture is awesome.

    I think Obama just MAY be that one we've been waiting for. I would have loved to have been there that day. I did however watch TV coverage almost all day.

    A moment to remember.

  9. So good! You just amaze me with your talent, Linda. I want to check out your other blogs...I know they'll be great!

  10. frost is timeless... and a score worthy of watching...