Richard Betts

Rookie (December 8,1964 / Philadelphia, PA)

Richard Betts Poems

1. Fields 7/14/2010
2. Gray 7/14/2010
3. Side 7/14/2010
4. Guilt 7/14/2010
5. Crucify 7/14/2010
6. Dandelion 7/14/2010
7. Asylum 7/14/2010
8. Bridge 7/14/2010
9. Pretend 7/14/2010
10. Fly 7/19/2010
11. Repair 7/19/2010
12. Within 7/19/2010
13. Anymore 7/19/2010
14. Rose 7/19/2010
15. Artifact 7/19/2010
16. Ramblings 7/19/2010
17. Shine 7/19/2010
18. Sad 7/19/2010
19. Stones 7/19/2010
20. Ascension 7/19/2010
21. Remember 7/19/2010
22. Earthbound 7/19/2010
23. Eye 7/21/2010
24. Beautiful 7/21/2010
25. Rope 7/21/2010
26. Treasure 7/21/2010
27. Fleeting 7/21/2010
28. Train 7/21/2010
29. Friends 7/21/2010
30. Hide 7/21/2010
31. Discovered 7/21/2010
32. Justice 7/21/2010
33. Laugh 7/21/2010
34. Secure 7/21/2010
35. Went 7/21/2010
36. Duality 7/27/2010
37. Small 7/27/2010
38. Demons 7/27/2010
39. Reflection 7/27/2010
40. Night 7/27/2010
Best Poem of Richard Betts

Disbelief

As I stand here in the chapel
Praying for God to grant you His peace,
A deluge of questions rains down,
But the answers provide no relief.

Was there something we should have said
Or anything we could have done?
By some tragic twist of fate,
Did you not feel the resiliency of our love?

Did the world's injustice haunt you?
Did the joy in your life erode?
As you walked among the masses,
Did you somehow feel alone?

Did the world lie to you?
And in return did you mistrust it?
Did life's absurdity,
Leave you feeling dirty and ...

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Gray

Borders and bridges and battleships,
The lies that slip from your slithering lips.

The color that taints your suffering and sorrow.
The smile you steal and the laughter you borrow.

The escape you make from the sadness that seeks you.
The vows you break and the loneliness that meets you.

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