David DeSantis

Rookie (01/29/85 / Utica, NY)

Posterity - Poem by David DeSantis

In midnight there is posterity.

After the sun sets,
crowning color to dark,
hope is renewed
and morning begins.

As morning will come
so will posterity.

In life there is posterity.

collections of dust
combining to smile while
contemplating to wish,

Surrounded by genomes,
arithmetic,
and posterity.

In your eye there is posterity.

crushed by the weight of my words,
i once knew true beauty,
who fell so quickly,

She left
for posterity.

In nature there is posterity.

circular bark
wrapped around a canvas
of blue green persuasion,
driven by a maker
of one part oxygen
and two parts breath,

breathing posterity.

In woman,
there is posterity

to cradle
and hold
and know something so intimately
as I was after my first flower,

birth is posterity.

Over and over
and over again

is posterity.


Copyright (c) David DeSantis


Comments about Posterity by David DeSantis

  • Rookie - 57 Points Yuri Duraan (5/6/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    The different images used are perfect... it shows you think through and don't just write (maybe you do) , but the poem provokes deep thought and is a must re-read. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (5/6/2008 4:01:00 AM)

    A well crafted poem David, one to be saved for posterity methinks lol,
    Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Atina (5/2/2008 11:39:00 PM)

    David there is a certain dewy freshness and timelessness to this poem. Great writing.
    Cheers
    Anita (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 270 Points Kesav Easwaran (4/30/2008 10:03:00 PM)

    'she left for posterity! '
    behind your highly eloquent philosophical poem back drops you hide her beauty... very smartly!
    you have tremendous imaginative skills, young man! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,647 Points john tiong chunghoo (4/26/2008 8:57:00 AM)

    dear david, your vision is great. i love these lines;

    crushed by the weight of my words,
    i once knew true beauty,
    who fell so quickly, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (4/26/2008)

    Your poetic vision is 20/20. Fine write, David.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Evelyn Philip (4/25/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    A different style and theme from the pther poems I've read.
    Deep and thought provoking.
    Keep writing, David. You have a real gift.
    Love, Evelyn. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (4/25/2008 1:09:00 PM)

    Deeply philosophical - you engage the reader from the outset and lead them through an array of thoughts and images which culminate in those final revealing lines. An impressive piece David...one that demands to be read more than once. j x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Original Unknown Girl (4/25/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    Interesting musing. Deep and introspective. Like it. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Campbell (4/25/2008 9:19:00 AM)

    this is my favorite poem by you. great as always David. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (4/24/2008 7:13:00 AM)

    The world deluge in posterity….the images are pictographic…and the philosophical aspect behind each grabs the reader….nature, life, breath, birth all covered…a serious meditative thought…wonderful composition…. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (4/24/2008 1:23:00 AM)

    Not a word wasted; the reader is grappling to find the right words to sum up the driving notion behind the piece until you do so yourself in those last three succinct lines. t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 19 Points Emancipation Planz (4/23/2008 11:45:00 PM)

    I was going to say someting flippant about posteriors.. but this is worth the POST and every sweet syll-able word you have placed after it... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008



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