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Not Today

From within we lose our way.
We look for clues inside the past.
But that's no place where we can stay.
Because some things just were'nt meant to last.

The world keeps turning inside this room.
It's hard to know just where you are.
When your cares pile up without a broom.
And hopes hung up on a dark star.

We change direction to find what's left.
Of dreams that filled our hearts with love.
But wake up with a soul bereft.
And one more prayer to God above.

The answer comes without a clue.
While slumber holds you in it's arms.
That's why your mind knows nothing new.
And your left confused by mystery's charms.

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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 7:26:00 PM
    This is something I think everyone can relate too. You are great at putting feelings into words. I enjoy your poetry. :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Very insightful poem,my favorite lines is: We look for clues inside the past. But that's no place where we can stay.Great job.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Very insightful poem,my favorite lines is: We look for clues inside the past. But that's no place where we can stay.Great job.

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Somedays your feet fill pointed in the right direction .... others clumsy steps...still others we trip as we try to walk forward. I don't believe we will ever understand the mysteries of living here or where happiness is found. It's the charm as well as the frustrations of what lies ahead....Enjoyed your poem. God Bless.

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Hi, Robert ...... maybe tomorrow will lead straight into the answers and clues .. I love the image of slumbering in the arms of slumber...a deep picture that holds when alone & confused ... charmer is not always so charming ....always * pd

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 10:32:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one as well as your fun rhyming comments to me. You really should take your rhyming comments and fashion them into poems for yourself because you are so good at feeding off others' words and you can use that to inspire things in yourself!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 8:40:00 PM
    i'm between smiling and clapping here. i enjoy reading poems that seems simple yet extraordinarily substantial. beautifully done

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 5:27:00 PM
    This is a Wonderful poem, I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 4:59:00 PM
    well done Robert... regards.... Joseph