john coldwell Poems
You Are Not Another Common Man
You are not another common man,
A mere name upon a roll,
No, you are a universe,
An eternally expanding soul.
And thereon the master dramatist,
Writes your part in His great play,
Which is the sum of each of us,
To perform. Awake onto your day!
The womb‘s thick curtains open,
You are thrust upon the stage,
Unrehearsed, and unprepared,
Your script, an empty page,
Act one begins, now draw first breath,
And fear not what to say,
Your words shall write your history,
And the part you alone shall play.
Each life a drama, rich and ...
How many times we went to bed at night
Not daring to think what might…
We let the barren years unwind
Put out of time, put out of mind
Half a loaf, always wasted
Half a life, never tasted
Semi detached, but never homely
Always busy, always lonely