James B. Earley

Veteran Poet - 1,527 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Best Poem of James B. Earley

A Mountain Speaks

That distant valley
Far below
Was I...as a child
........Eons ago

I've known great happiness
Shared...such strife
As that of the dinosaur
Struggling for life

From a simple existence
I've seen Man grow
In the scheme of evolution
I'll watch......him go

I question......my being
Invariably...I find
.....A mere speck of sand
On......God's beach...of time


Author's note: The poem addresses Mt. Tamalpais, geographically to the immediate north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (The Mountain is sometimes known as 'The Sleeping ...

Read the full of A Mountain Speaks

Hobgoblins' Lying Eyes

…Hobgoblins…politics…tool of choice
Its message speaks impending doom
Unassuming crowds caught in its spell
Seldom see the elephant in the room

Charlatans pounce….then run amok
Deceit assumes the atmosphere…
Bait and switch…its resonant charm
…Sequestered in Hobgoblins’ fear

[Hata Bildir]