Learn More

Charles Wax


First Sermon of Autumn


Every so often
I felt the need
to spice up my class
with a sermon
“I do not fail you, ” I began.
Immediately Oscar Bice
called out,
“My good Sir,
I believe you and you alone
gimme a 50.”
Undeterred I continued,
“You fail yourself
ponder this: in fifty years
what?
time flies
gray hair arrives
and soon after
the coffin
luckily
just before being shoveled into
that everlasting box of doom
comes the question:
what is the meaning of Life?
If you can’t answer
forget it
You’re bound for Hell
on a one way ticket
and that’s a fearsome trip
no way out
once the flames
crisp up your flesh
but you don’t burn up
everlasting torment
TORMENT
therefore I say unto you
READ A BOOK
soothe
your troubled souls.”
“You sound like my grandma, ”
Oscar Bice noted.
“What a woman! ”

Submitted: Sunday, January 18, 2009

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

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 (First Sermon of Autumn by Charles Wax )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. A Little While, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. BABIES LOVE, Christina Sunrise
  2. ANGER STEMS FROM PAIN, Christina Sunrise
  3. ACTION IS WHERE IT STARTS, Christina Sunrise
  4. Night terrors, Ryan Brodesser
  5. River Ran Red, Kim Barney
  6. KRIG, Gunnar Mo.
  7. Sink the Dream Boat, Babbling Brookes
  8. AFFIRMATIONS, Christina Sunrise
  9. Good Riddance, Electric Lady
  10. Charlie Chaplin, Mark Heathcote
[Hata Bildir]