Positively 4th Grade

Hey Everybody!
Those of every age
How about some free poetry
A few lines of generic rhyme
Written down
So all can see

Right now is a perfect time
We can be a poem or a tree
Both are sown from God’s Good Earth
Blooming honestly

St. Stephen Dedalus
Alive as an Irish rose
Into and out from

Mother’s garden he grows
Humming a tune heard deep inside
Music only his heart

and Heaven knows

It’s useless to judge
Or compare
Nudge someone, compassionately now
We all have some Love to spare

When we dare to respect
Every song and every dance
It is
senseless to pretend
and pointless to hide
When we have humility
We have no need for pride

A couple of couplets
and some clever preaching
May change the world,
Or may be just vain reaching
But looking behind us for truth
Tricks us
Into missing today’s teaching

Peace is in the balance
Of thought, word, and deed
Forgiveness triumphs
over hatred and greed
The dark of night fades
into the dawn of day

Life is a vibration
Going back and forth, like a relay
Yin and yang, the silent bang
At once both inspired and utterly tired
We are all One poem anyway

Rob Chavez