‘Our Day in the Sun’ and Other Poetry by Robert King The Society November 24, 2014 Beauty, Poetry 1 Comment Our Day in the Sun We, each of us, every one Have had our day in the sun Came a time that day was done Let us then no longer dwell On what we consider we did well Time moves on –so must we all. If for Change You Are Reaching If for change you are reaching Do something – cease the preaching An act of kindness done right now Improves the world a small somehow “Love thy neighbor”: just a platitude A better message: “Simply care” Manifests a correct attitude Toward everyone from everywhere For the sake of humanity Let’s rid ourselves of the apathy That separates each from another And treat each as our brother. The Penthouse in the Distance The penthouse in the distance Provides a lofty view Exposing a wide expanse Revealing neither me nor you Even with a telescope They know not what we do Nor do they care or want to cope With the likes of me or you Why in turn should we then care What they do when they’re up there Or even bother at them to stare? Genuine people are found down here. Robert King is a retired lawyer and poet living in California. Featured Image: “Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains,” 1868 by Albert Bierstadt. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Ruth November 24, 2014 Amazing perceptual depth . This Poet scribes with his soul and not a pen! Sharp creative artistry. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.