Some day, a notice for jury duty will come.
Accept the notice graciously and with trust.
If selected, you may be condemned for your vote,
Fear not-as long as your vote is fair and just.
Sometimes children fail to appreciate
the blessings in their lives-
for in the midst of their own living
they inadvertently fail to realize
The burden that weighs down my mind
is too oppressive to bear.
I know, my darling, of your benevolent concern
and you love me and sincerely care.
I returned to the defunct school on the hill
to experience again all the charms of old,
and the days when the members of the teaching staff
were all dedicated, firm, strict and bold.
I long to see the evergreen tree,
Green and covered with needles free,
Thinking of Christmas approaching fast,
I cut and dragged the tree home at last.
Once on this land, many years ago,
Immigrants resolved to build their home.
They labored hard and long in the mines,
And to develop a town near the rising culm.
Bearded man, sitting there,
In the alley midst garbage fare,
Bloodshot eyes you stare at me.
Are you inebriated - or could it be
The bells of heaven are calling us
To join a final pilgrimage this day
From across the ocean and desert waste
With incentives and encouragement to stay.
I wonder why at class reunions
We bring to mind anew,
The lively and cheerful days
And recall and pass them in review.