James Grengs

Rookie (10.31.86 / Attleboro, MA)

James Grengs Poems

161. (03) - Rise Of The Dead 11/9/2004
162. (12) - Lament For The Dead 11/10/2004
163. (01) - The Dead Who Have No Rest 11/8/2004
164. (02) - Victim Of The Dead 11/8/2004
165. Inspiration 10/14/2004
166. Freedom's Theme 11/16/2004
167. (11) - Master And Slave 11/10/2004
168. Poet's Plea For Forgiveness 11/8/2004
169. Pain 10/13/2004
170. Freedom Is Never Free 10/27/2004

Comments about James Grengs

  • Michael Shepherd (10/13/2004 9:32:00 AM)

    James, may I just say how much I enjoy your poems.
    The lyricism, the music of the mind, the breadth of the mind...OK that's enough for one email...hope you go on writing - in and out of love!

    Slightly enviously,

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Best Poem of James Grengs

Freedom's Theme

What is the theme of freedom?
Is this so?
Can freedom be these,
Our best,
The good things in life?

Or is freedom more?
Is freedom the blood with which it is bought?
Is freedom the evils which our men have suffered
To bring it to us?

Freedom's theme,
Sung through the ages,
Is sacrifice,
And pain,
For happiness dearly bought.

Freedom's theme
Is a hymn of praise
To the God who smiled on us,
And gave us America.

Freedom's theme
Is life, earned by death.
It is...

Read the full of Freedom's Theme

The End

This is it, girl-
the end.
Of all you ever hoped to have with me,
Of all I ever thought I’d have with you,
Of all that there would be to have.
Give up, stop trying, because-
maybe because I’m afraid of what might happen,
If I decide to try again,
Maybe I worry about what people will say, or think,

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