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william upton Poems
Station to station the news is the same, Stronger today than yesterday. Heinous crimes, intense, evil passion. Suicide bombers killing children, shattering parental dreams-
There is something in the loss of a parent That cuts into the soul. It is the emotional, surgical detachment of the heartstring That has defined life as we know it.
Who are we? Really. Life factors change the contours of our journey Like GPS systems gone awry.
The Changing of the Sun
The most gorgeous day of Spring Walking next to me on the Miracle Mile, Sunday morning stroll to the house of the Lord. With no clouds in the blue sky, there is something unusual-
There is separation among us as groups and as individuals. In first grade we say goodbye to first friends until next year, Only to discover they were taken away to new classrooms in second grade. And so we begin to find new friends, thinking the old ones
A man's soul should not be decided on his deathbed When a life-locked near-cadaver lies in despair Except for an utterance of the inevitable final cry For a life's worth of forgiveness.
In order to process pain We need to shift the burden of translation From the heart to the brain. We need to unplug emotional life support
Riding to the edge of town For one last look, One last showdown Into the darkened sky of memory.
A New York Minute
Lost Smack in the middle of Manhattan Between hotel and cab, Waiting for the final curtain to fall,
The Careful Mother
It seemed like yesterday A 4 year old boy went to his first movie, Walked to it, actually, Hand in hand with a woman who knew the directions,
Reality eventually takes a front seat Even though lifetime denials Attempt to 'spin' its actual existence. Men hide and delay and deny what their spirits know
Something incurable is different Than something that has no cure. Incurable is final, Not having a cure is a temporary stop.
Double Crossing Guard
Reality patrols the border of aging As it always does, Not allowing the frivolous pipedreams of youth To muddy the water of mid-life,
Mutiny On The Mount
I can't find chapter and verse in the Bible To identify what denomination of religion Jesus was. It probably can't be found because He wasn't part of either. He WAS the denomination, and He WAS the religion,
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Station to station the news is the same,
Stronger today than yesterday.
Heinous crimes, intense, evil passion.
Suicide bombers killing children, shattering parental dreams-
All in the name of Allah.
Kidnappings, random unchecked lunacy in the marketplace,
Blatant disregard for human life.
Mankind turning from itself.
Unblinking consciences squeezing triggers on defiant weapons.
Lies and denials have become universal currency.
Immoral short cuts have become off ramps for the autobahn misdirects.
We can't crop dust the evil from our jaded souls.