"Diogenes" by Jean-Léon Gérôme‘Prayer’ and Other Poetry by Russel Winick The Society May 1, 2021 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 14 Comments . Prayer Of people who pray, Routinely or not, He wonders what the case is. Are they of belief Prayer has an effect, Or touching all the bases? . . Opinions in Fact Some folks voice opinions So matter-of-factly They seem to think everyone Reckons exactly. . . Decisions in a Marriage Our wives make most decisions, And why should it be thus? For purposes of fairness, Since they put up with us. . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: 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. CODEC News: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) 14 Responses Tonia Kalouria May 1, 2021 Ain’t it the Truth?! What fun! Esp like the “touching all the bases” consideration. Can’t hurt, right? Reply Russel Winick May 1, 2021 Thanks Tonia. Nope, can’t hurt. Reply C.B. Anderson May 1, 2021 Nice quips, Russel. Do you sell bumper stickers? I might buy a few. Apparently your many years inhabiting this planet has brought you a good share of knowledge — dare I say, wisdom? I notice that you wrote nothing that could result in litigation against you, though I am no legal expert. The best defense against a libel suit, I am told, is having spoken or written the truth. Reply Russel Winick May 1, 2021 Thank you Sir. No bumper stickers; just some observations – hopefully accurate – about people and life. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant May 1, 2021 Russel, I love the wit and wisdom in these bite-sized poetic treats. Reply Russel Winick May 1, 2021 That’s nice to hear, Susan, especially since I admire your work so much! Reply Cheryl Corey May 3, 2021 Terse and witty! Reply Russel Winick May 3, 2021 Thanks Cheryl. Much appreciated! Reply Dave Whippman May 4, 2021 A lot said in a few words. Neatly done. Reply Russel Winick May 4, 2021 Thanks Dave. The hope is that a concise theme will have the most clarity and impact. Reply David Watt May 5, 2021 Russell, I look forward to reading more of your succinct witticisms. Reply Russel Winick May 5, 2021 Thanks David. Hopefully you will – if I have any! Reply John Watts May 6, 2021 I much like the first poem, I used to try and pray routinely and I’m really not sure it makes a difference (at least that’s how it felt– perhaps scripturally one should think different) , but I’m sure it does something for some! Reply Russel Winick May 6, 2021 Thanks John, for the kind words and sharing your thoughts. 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.