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Signs and Times

You say: Wrong place—wrong time, Maybe: Wrong place—not right time, Not right place—but wrong time? I say: This's right place—right time, In times and places, What is the time? Where is the place For right not wrong? Is this like signs Tearing up the scenery; What about my mind? Don't what? I can read the sign! Oh—Signs of the time? What’s wrong is not right, Lord, I will sing this song! Fight for what’s right Correct what's wrong! In all times and places Oh, salvation! Please, be alright, And make it— On time! ~~~~~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~~~~~ © Joseph S. Spence, Sr., (Epulaeryu Master) 109/11/08 All Rights Reserved, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Senior Advisor, to Founder of Motivational Strips Ambassador De Literature Noble Star of Literature 2018 Living Legend of the 21st Century Pentasiv B World Friendship Poetry Featured Poet 2019 ~~~~~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~~~~~ Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran. ~~~~~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~~~~~

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Date: 7/15/2020 11:33:00 PM
So many questions! Too tough to answer correctly at right time. Best Wishes.
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Date: 5/29/2010 7:50:00 AM
Very thoughtful! Filled with lots of brain food.
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Date: 11/8/2008 6:53:00 PM
loved this one joseph!! Great write! Wood
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Date: 10/23/2008 8:39:00 AM
i tried writing free verse, it never worked out. you did it very well :P
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Date: 10/23/2008 5:50:00 AM
This is really well written, it really gives you something to think about, and its also very true, sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time to accomplish anything yet there is always time.
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Date: 10/20/2008 9:57:00 AM
You really have the reader's head spinning with this one! Wow! I need to catch my breath! Very well done! ~ Carrie
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Date: 10/18/2008 7:55:00 AM
Wow, you had my head spinning. Awesome poem, so much to ponder on. Very wise and very well written. Good job. Love Heidie
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Date: 10/16/2008 6:01:00 AM
This poem hit home, wrong place, right time and / or vice versa, now how many times have we all been in a situation like this. Great verse. Thanks for your comment on Colorful Clown. Lena
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Date: 10/16/2008 6:01:00 AM
wow this is so good, salvation will make it on time, In Gods time he will make all things beautiful. thanks for all you feed back it meant a lot, your words are very encouraging too and this poem is just so nice, God bless you joseph
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Date: 10/15/2008 1:45:00 AM
I think that whatever we do, we need to do it when we feel its the right time!! There is no such thing as the wrong time, puh lease!! Well done on the emotions and this poem takes on a personality of its own!!! Peace fathima
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Date: 10/14/2008 1:50:00 AM
Inspiring and really challenging, I wish you all the best as you desire to fight for whats right at all times and all places as I aspire to do same. Great work!
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Date: 10/13/2008 10:46:00 AM
God know what the right time is and we must have faith on it. Great write Joseph as always, and many thanks for your support and comments. Peace, Jaime
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Date: 10/13/2008 10:06:00 AM
Joseph really enjoyed this one and so true. thank you for reading my poetry and for your kind comments. Your support of my poetry means so much to and I thank you.
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Date: 10/13/2008 8:39:00 AM
Joseph. Firstly may I say thank you for your comment on my poem "All it Takes is Surrender". Most appreciated. Secondly.... I agree with Karen O'Leary, this "is" a thought provoking work, simple and uncluttered, a statement ......... nicely done col13x
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Date: 10/12/2008 9:43:00 AM
I loved this piece. So profound and as if it was conversing with me. Its in my favs:) This piece gave me a very light time. Ah my food for the day:). Love, Chitra
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Date: 10/12/2008 9:36:00 AM
This one really made me think. Very well delivered message. Good one. Love, B.
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Date: 10/12/2008 9:33:00 AM
its the sign of the times, loved it. Thank you for your kind words and welcoming here. Lena
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Date: 10/12/2008 5:26:00 AM
"Is this like signs tearing up the scenery?" A great double image. Thanks for reading my Halloween thing. Inspiration, of course, was "Night Before Christmas" Love, daver
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Date: 10/12/2008 5:03:00 AM
Another wonderful use of talent in His grace! Glorious write Joseph! Brgds. George
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Date: 10/12/2008 4:56:00 AM
There is no right time, wrong time, right place wrong place wrong time, etc...it just all IS as it is, and that is, all that it is! Loved this, love Kristin
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Date: 10/12/2008 4:40:00 AM
Yes, I had to read this a few times. A beautiful message, amazingly written and quite profound. You certainly haven't lost your writing talent, actually seems like you have picked up even more! Hope you are feeling great! Wonderful to read you again. Love, Shar
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Date: 10/12/2008 4:30:00 AM
Wow..this is a thinker, Joseph. Lots of times, many places, but in some instances there is only one choice? Alrightee, I'm starting to confuse myself.:( Love this very profound piece. Hopefully salvation will enter at the right time. My brain is hop, skip and jumping..though our souls always seem to hold a steady course. May that all the rest keep in tune with this song. Love to you, Joseph. God bless you and yours! Mikki
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Date: 10/11/2008 9:37:00 PM
Joe, you know I like you. This is the second time you pen pointed my emotions. Oh yeah your poem was right on time.
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Date: 10/11/2008 5:43:00 PM
Wonderful poem Joseph - I loved the message and I loved the ending - Yea my sister got me - First time I was ever allowed to trick or treat with out her and I thought I was 10' tall - We got into an argument because she said "You'll always be my baby brother no matter how big you get" - Through all the years I'm still her baby brother - Very special my sister is Joseph - But that night she got me good - She told me not to go there knowing I would - God bless you and the family
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Date: 10/11/2008 5:07:00 PM
hi Joseph as respecting lateness, he will come in his time not ours, if every time we asked the Lord for his will to be done and he answers in our time then he is working for us, not the other way around, he is not slow respecting his promise, but he desires all to attain to repentance, so that we all may have a chance, this is such a great write, full of hope and faith, and thanks for all of your comments, take care and hope that all is well for you, D-nyce
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