Jonathan Ross


A Sliver Of Silver - Poem by Jonathan Ross

A sliver of silver laying on the dunes of the beach
All of them gathered around it, the horsemen, the doctor and priest
When it's midnight glow sparkled into the air, a commotion began
The greed in their eyes as large as can be, they all crafted their own little plan

'LORD give me strength' the Priest would say everyday
He was a good fundamentalist persecuting the nonbelievers all day
He wanted the riches the silver provided
All to himself, completely undivided

The horsemen, on the other hand, was defiantly overeager
He wanted most of the silver, his quantity to equal meager
But the doctor was crafty and gave him bad meds
And the Priest condemned him while lying on his death bed

The doctor stabbed the priest, but had a good attorney
He convinced everyone he was innocent, even Uncle Ernie
He ran through the streets looking for all the riches
But he ran so fast he began to loose his britches

None of the men ended up with the sliver of silver

The morale of this story is not to chase power
If so, what you'll find is all your wine will turn sour
Chase after your dreams and let your hearts decide
How you will change the whole world wide


Comments about A Sliver Of Silver by Jonathan Ross

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/20/2012 5:47:00 PM)


    Excellent! What a touching way to enter the Poetry World with such a deep and well crafted write that clearly shows your talent and great concern for human behavior and believe! This, your first write is superb! 10+++ WELCOME to the Poetry World! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! I will look forward to read more of your thought provoking works! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012


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