‘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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 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 Reply Leave a Reply to Ruth Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.