Memory Poems: 93 / 500

0123 A Grave Judgment

Rating: 2.9

Sometimes sentiment sublates the stark cold truth
On gravestones, memory's mourning heart to soften;
This stony judgement I'd carve for myself:
'He loved not wisely - but he loved quite often.'

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Laura Cummings 02 March 2005

this poem is beautiful in its short and to the point explanation, good works.

0 0 Reply
Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler 21 February 2005

good stuff here, Shep! i think the same thing could be said for just about all of us, ha ha ha. Jake

0 0 Reply
dissatified exmember 20 February 2005

Tch...what a common feeling that is. Loved far from wisely and loved far toooooo often in my life. Best love I found was for myself. in 1988. Since then I give love of a different kind to my children alone. The single life is far safer. Hugs Jan

0 0 Reply
Rusty Daily 20 February 2005

I love it when a poet says volumes with only a handful of words. Rusty

0 0 Reply
Lare Austin 20 February 2005

Ahh, Michael...the perpetual simplicity in basic truth...nicely done... Lare

0 0 Reply
Duncan Wyllie 05 February 2006

short and very profound great philosophy.Love Duncan

0 0 Reply

Beautiful the way you put philosophy into a few lines. I liked it. :)

0 0 Reply
James Atkins 07 March 2005

To be able to write so much in only a few lines is something I aspire to - very well done indeed.

0 0 Reply
Christine Magee 06 March 2005

Very succinct and so beautiful...

0 0 Reply
Kristin E. Johnson 04 March 2005

Nice, nice, nice. Excellent. To say more would trivialize what you have accomplished here.

0 0 Reply