Where a lamppost spreads a white spot light
Nursing silent night with canny purr,
A racoon crosses there in sudden flight.

Where an old man walks his dog this hour
With a leash that’s buckled to his hand,
The dog stands briefly pat in belled collar.

Where a beggar sits while others stand,
Passersby don’t stop along their way,
No one cares about his open hand.

Life has parity that fills each day
That’s beyond the scope of a tomorrow;
How we see our world around at play
Makes it important: share love, not sorrow.

 

Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015)

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7 Responses

  1. Sathyanarayana

    Wow Leonard, from Canada with love. The message goes well to touch the hearts.

    Reply
  2. Zachary Dilks

    Great poem, Leonard! It’s got a powerful message to it and authority in its voice.

    Reply
  3. Satyananda Sarangi

    Hello Sir, greetings!

    I have often wondered about how short pieces have so much in them. This deep work of yours says it all.
    I’ve always enjoyed reading you here on the Society’s website.

    Regards

    Reply
    • Leonard Dabydeen

      Happy you’re enjoying the read of my work here on TS, Satyananda. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit…’ ~ Shakespeare.
      Thank you.

      Regards.

      Reply

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