Alfred Ramos

Rookie (3-2-1945 / California)

I Keep Telling Myself - Poem by Alfred Ramos

I keep telling myself
That things will change
New ideas will rise for us to rearrange
Chaos will bury itself in red tape
Reform won’t have a way to escape
I keep telling myself
Poverty is just an abortion
Wealth will be spread out in equal portion
Bureaucracy will open its cathedral heart
Having misplaced its only working part
I keep telling myself
One day there will be detoxification of all lies
With a prism view of all truths we will compromise
Reason will rise against treason
And autumn will still be the prettiest season
I keep telling myself
One day we will all get up and dance
One eye askance, the other seeking romance
Get rid of any burdens we have to unload
And we will all skip down the yellow brick road
I keep telling myself
Love will find a resting place
Inner beauty will win its race
Passion will sprout a new flower
With lots of soul searching for a happy hour
I keep telling myself


Comments about I Keep Telling Myself by Alfred Ramos

  • (1/25/2009 2:18:00 AM)

    I think we all keep telling ourselves, i enjoyed the poem, a nice read, very well written. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/17/2009 3:59:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem Al, and such an important message. I'll keep telling myself too! :) (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/15/2009 10:52:00 AM)

    Good strong message here...well written...thank you....Fi (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ency Bearis (1/12/2009 10:43:00 PM)

    nice introspections..well narrated and written well/rhymes...10 (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/12/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    Alfred, Flows nicely. I like it. Jim (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 5 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: Monday, January 12, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, March 2, 2009


Famous Poems

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