Ben Gieske


(inspired by John Latham's art, 'The N-U Niddrie Heart')

I awoke in a stream of rays,
laid my Pregnant Survivor’s Manual
on the edge of the rug,
gave it a quick tug.
At the other end
I placed my book of Vanished Species,
then squatted in between,
gave myself a hug
and felt just like today.

Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Comments about this poem (- TODAY - by Ben Gieske )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Luz Hanaii (8/26/2011 9:04:00 PM)

    Short and inviting to positiveness.
    What do you know. this thing finally let me comment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (8/21/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    Today is all we have Ben yesterday is gone and tomoorow may not happen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Dave Dunn, aka Rhumour (7/8/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    A very neat capture of your views on today - I confess I tend to be more verbose most of the time :)

    Best wishes

    Dave (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (7/5/2009 9:59:00 AM)

    Ammmmmazing! penned beautifully!
    10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 929 Points Saadat Tahir (7/4/2009 1:44:00 PM)

    life is to learn.. the world holds many great moments for us all..

    Nicely written.. great
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sameer Ahmed (6/6/2009 5:41:00 AM)

    The best changes often start as a single, simple thought
    at the beginning of every new day. Think big, and discover
    the ways to make every day count........10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lady Grace (6/4/2009 7:29:00 PM)

    today may not as good tomorrow..maximize what you have today..grace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/16/2009 8:58:00 AM)

    A thematic and inspirational poem. ' Today is the day ' is the essence of the poem. Good work, Ben. Keep it up.

    Best wishes
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naidz Ladia (3/11/2009 7:48:00 PM)

    be contented to what we have happy with it, , tomorrow might not same as today..
    this piece is written in few lines but the meaning is so great..cheers
    naizz (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Palas Kumar Ray (2/24/2009 1:03:00 PM)

    I like the style of presentation.very tidy.We must hug our TODAY as it comes.
    ********************************************************************************************** (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (12/9/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    Fantastic piece, indelible in meaning and expression (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Egi David Perdana (10/30/2008 7:40:00 AM)

    hii mr. ben this poem very inspirated to me, you are great and this poem very good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (10/24/2008 2:15:00 PM)

    .....compact, thoughtful composition. The style of expression I liked......10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Desantis (10/3/2008 8:52:00 AM)

    ive said this before and ill say it again...i love your style ben..its very unique and brings alot of imagery with it...perfect man 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amy (9/13/2008 12:20:00 PM)

    Great poem. for one person, you're very talented. Fantastic piece- keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tanya Stanford (8/26/2008 8:08:00 AM)

    short, impactful and with a sense of humour. loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 317 Points Subbaraman N V (7/18/2008 2:14:00 AM)

    Let every day be a 'today'! A great write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 190 Points Seema Chowdhury (7/3/2008 7:09:00 PM)

    your ideas nicely penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Janri Gogeshvili (5/7/2008 7:23:00 AM)

    Sensitive the touch genetic with 'field' … is beautiful and figurative … Thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,818 Points john tiong chunghoo (4/27/2008 3:02:00 AM)

    dear ben, thanks for spending time with my poetry. i like the element of this poem. you pull us into your moment.

    i just sit to let
    the minutes pass (Report) Reply

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