Treasure Island

Jesse Ellsbury

(March 23,1982 / Washington D.C.)

Human Nature


As I see the setting sun,
I’m reminded that I, too, am one
lying down for my repose,
pen in hand, I write my prose
and say a prayer for those few souls
who wish me well on my sojourn
I need not tell them they have earned
my great esteem,
they are destined for great things
and I only hope that when they grow wings
they remember the song I sing:
I am no servant, but they are kings.

As I see the rising moon,
I’m reminded that one day soon
the words I write, the riddles and runes
will bloom like flowers from the dunes.
For I have seen the desert sands
and tried to shape them with my hands.
Do not think that I am damned,
for as I depart, I see the lands
I leave were but a dream,
and I wake to reality.

To those who wish me harm I nod
and wish them well, they are the sod
from which future trees may grow,
I hope they’re planted where they know
that I see the mighty boughs
that will replace the willows they are now.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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 (Human Nature by Jesse Ellsbury )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Economy, Naveed Khalid
  2. May You Live Like _ _ _, Shabbir Hussein Gulani
  3. Greenbrier, Naveed Khalid
  4. collaborator, oskar hansen
  5. Chasing Shadow, Naveed Khalid
  6. Jelly Beans, Naveed Khalid
  7. Cowslip, Naveed Khalid
  8. Anonymous, Naveed Khalid
  9. Amongst fortune and fate, Laxman Rao
  10. Unicorn, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

Only in sleep I see their faces,
Children I played with when I was a child,
Louise comes back with her brown hair braided,
Annie with ringlets warm and wild.

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]