cheryl davis miller

(2/26/57 / America)

True Leaders Needed


As a child I heard a great men speak;
of serving others, rather than ourselves.
My young heart was moved with aspirations;
his murder put my dreams upon a shelf.

Another stood tall on the podium,
he taught love and the brotherhood of man.
I longed to go join in the marches, then
they shot the man who wrote from Birmingham.

Another sought to rise up and lead us,
and he shared the ideals of his brother.
From the darkness, a lone sniper shot him.
So most lost hope there would be another.

Look upon the shameless way of many.
Deception seems their only stratagem.
Children seeking leaders, don't find any.
Where are the giants to inspire them?

I weep for the future generations.
Those who search for a reason to believe.
Where's the honored ones to lead this nation?
From this current shameful state bring reprieve.

Listen all who aim to serve in office.
Check hearts as only you and God can do.
America needs those willing to serve her.
The children of the land are watching you.

c.d.m.1/27/14

Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Listen to this poem:

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 (True Leaders Needed by cheryl davis miller )

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. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Poetic Flashes, Sandra Feldman
  2. Lick Of Leak, sallam yassin
  3. Ode to Arizona on a Hot Summer's Day, Adam M. Snow
  4. Forgiveness, Tony Ford
  5. Chaperon, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Great Warmth of a Curious Heart, B.. Alexander
  7. Whereabouts, B.. Alexander
  8. you're tall enough to ride this ride, Mandolyn ...
  9. Acrostic, Cheryl Griffith
  10. Heart, Sello Matsepe

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]