Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Frail Paper Etched With Words

Glen Enloe Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Frail Paper Etched With Words which was written by poet Glen Enloe. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Glen Enloe

Best Glen Enloe Poems

+ Fav Poet

Frail Paper Etched With Words

Whether poets, showmen or philosophers,
Or mere cowboys who follow herds—
They all want to leave behind a lasting mark—
More than frail paper etched with words.

But the cold, hard truth still lies in the doing
And all but a blessed few will fail—
But on we go like bison over the cliff—
Hoping our wings sprout and we sail.

And like restless sleepwalkers we do wander
From one thing and then to the next—
Till we find what it is that will then save us
To put life in proper context.

So on we scribble and strive for the right phrase—
Catch meaning and life in birds—
Put emotions and feelings we briefly hold
On this frail paper etched with words. 

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:42:00 PM
    This is very well written, with much truth...dont we all want to be remembered this is one of my favorites