Singleton M. Tate


A Stare... A Sad Day - Poem by Singleton M. Tate

I often stare beyond the sky,
Dare I really wonder why?
I see the vastness of creation,
Its perplexity brings deep meditation.

Why am I here, I'll ask?
To what avail is my toil or task?
Through this window of glass all is seen clear.
The 'Answers of Life' that, no one should fear.

How sad a day, for me it seems,
Obscure curtains tell my recondite dreams.
In a starfish ballet on the ledge.
A boy stands petrified, emotions he dreads.

My grandparents are gone forever.
Sweet memories of their loving ways,
Are sealed within frozen pictures.
As serenity evades me each day.

I lament... this frame house of constraint.
A stare... amidst galaxies undiscovered.
Revitalize... my spirit, set adrift my soul,
On beryl seas... that the pure in heart behold.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Taken from the book: 'Open-Ended Artistic Creativity'

No matter what life deals you, always keep moving toward your Light of Purpose... T.G.

This poem was created for a picture poem contest. Imagine everything that I relay in words within a single photograph...

Comments about A Stare... A Sad Day by Singleton M. Tate

  • Sina Farajzadeh (8/6/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    Talented. A poem, difficult to understand its deep meanings. What's the question of life? And what's the answer to it? I'd be glad if you read and comment on my poems. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (8/4/2012 10:34:00 AM)

    I often stare beyond the sky,
    Dare I really wonder why?
    I see the vastness of creation,
    Its perplexity brings deep meditation.
    i like the style of ur writing. great write.
    (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 9, 2013


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