James B. Earley

Veteran Poet - 1,422 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 ...

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Seeded Fate Long Sown

This…a tale of simple truth
…Seems life…itself….resisted
Years in close proximity lived
Not knowing such treasure existed

Thus that factor once revealed
…..Fate denied……its luster
Still the glow engaged the light
…..As only fate could muster

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