Max Reif

Rookie - 18 Points (1948 / OVER 400 POEMS SERVED! !)

(......01july17) Lurching To Be Born - Poem by Max Reif

A funny thing happened
on the way to the New Age
around the year 1980,
as the Celestial Seasonings
herb tea company
seemed to be creating
a new world all by itself,
one smelling of chamomile,
peppermint and peach.

Coffee and coca-cola
appeared to be living
on borrowed time

until at the last minute, millions
of people panicked and said,

'Stop! Don't take into extinction
the drink I had after my first kiss,

or the one I could smell
Dad brewing every morning
my first 17 years
as I came downstairs! '

Vision is one thing,
true surrender
quite another.


Comments about (......01july17) Lurching To Be Born by Max Reif

  • (7/19/2007 6:31:00 PM)


    A companionable coalescence - masterfully drawn. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/18/2007 11:41:00 PM)


    Max, initially I wasn't sure which side of the fence you were on but I realise that you, like me, see the World as one where coffee and coca-cola can live alongside camomile & peppermint - not so sure 'bout peach though. Try mango! Love the poem, whimsical but so damn true. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  2. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  3. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  4. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]