Laurence Overmire Poems
- To Gov. William Bradford (Of P...
- Sitting Bull's Dream Sitting Bull saw it in a dream White ...
- The Life Of A Cat Sleep. Eat. Sleep.
- The Wolf (Haiku) The wolf in darkness moonlight on her ...
- Slave Ship I lie on my back Look up through the grate Light...
- A Good Poem is like a bullet that goes straight to the ...
- The Highland Clearances The Great of my great great great ...
LAURENCE OVERMIRE, known to many for his work as Poet-In-Residence on The Jeff Farias Show, has had a multi-faceted career as poet, author, actor, director, educator and genealogist. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, and often provocative in its direct confrontation of social issues, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies.
Overmire's most recent book The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action (2012) has been receiving widespread popular acclaim for its inspiring message of hope despite the dire issues that now threaten humankind. Written in prose ... more »
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To Gov. William Bradford (Of Plymouth Plantation)
I think of you now
My 10th great grandfather
I think of you now when
I should have thought of you
Many times before.
The debt of gratitude I owe
Too great to ever be repaid
If not for you, I would not
And yet, how many others can say
This entire nation perhaps was
Held together by the seed of your
Committed strength and character.
Across the great ocean you came
And left all but a dream behind
Your wife, lost overboard
Before she ever set foot to shore.
Yet you endured, you and only a
Handful of those ...