Sometimes I Wonder
Day 60 of the Poetry for Peace poemathon. Friday 15th June 2018. I am joined again by budding young poet Alia Mirdita whose poem is also featured below. Enjoy!
Sometimes I wonder
© 2018 Steve Cook
Sometimes I wonder why we worry
Or live our days in a desperate flurry
Cowed by fears or uncertain dread
Of the quiet menace of the road ahead.
For we possess a weapon of infinite power
To lay waste worlds or make deserts flower,
To pull down tyrants from their towers
Or shake the heavens 'til the angels cower.
It marks the forward progress of mankind,
Makes or frees the chains that bind,
Expands our vision or makes us blind,
Shapes disaster or renders life sublime.
And what's more it's in infinite supply,
Drawn from a source that ne'er runs dry,
Requiring no cause or reasons why
And it knows no limits, lest we so decide.
From it spring both our joys and fears,
Our accomplishments, our hopes, our tears
Or all our tragic or triumphant years.
The world's true magic? The power of ideas!
© 2018 Alia Mirdita, age 7
Today I played "Hide and Seek"
With my dad
And he was kind of getting mad
(for some reason).
Today I was on the sand
And on my fantastic stage
I was "rocking out" with my band.
My mum goes out for a race
And I say, "Yo mummy, go mummy!"