Walt Whitman Likely Thought It First

If I think I thought of something

Walt Whitman likely thought it first

Or at least it seems to me

When my self esteem is at its worst

Eventually I realize

My measure as a man

Should not be how Walt lived

Or where he took his stand

It should be my own past

Do I rise and face the day

When my friends and love’s face losses

Do I run or steady and stay?

The constancy of comparison

Wears one’s own art away

Modern media’s consumption

Might be too high a price to pay

Gene G. McLaughlin 2013

Categories PoemsTags , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close