George Taylor


You read and read and read some more,
The reading never ends.
My Lord—oh heaven help me! —God
Your surest help please send!
An angel on my right, oh Lord,
An angel on my left.
An angel up above me, God,
To guard my every breath.
My feet, stricken, waver and slip
(The road's so very long)
Though others, before me, have strode
My knees are not that strong.
So here I sit, procrastinate,
And weep for all my woes.
As—all around me—others crawl,
I take The Thinker's pose.
But fashion me a lawyer's heart
And birth a lawyer's mind.
Give me a passion for the truth,
And judgment prudent: kind.
Then I will go in peace my Lord,
So set your servant free.
Yet cracking the whips about my head:
It must be only me.

Submitted: Thursday, October 04, 2012
Edited: Friday, October 05, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (1L by George Taylor )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. My Baby She's Flying, Little Eagle McGowan
  2. Change with quality, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Alone, Emily Krauss
  4. Hope, Emily Krauss
  5. Behavior speaks, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Holding The Sunlight, Emily Krauss
  7. Good but naughty, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Cool Storms, Emily Krauss
  9. Total Cigarette, Emily Krauss
  10. Nasty Lucy, Is It Poetry

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko


Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]