Danny Draper

Freshman - 716 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

If You Knew - Poem by Danny Draper

If you knew of your demise
Not the way just the time
- How would you enlist the future?
Seek your wrongs to make them right
So you may sleep, such clichéd trite.
Would you read to kids
at a local school
so today may influence tomorrow
Or lose yourself in pursuit
of the greater good
So at each days end
you are tired and spent
but always satisfied.
Would you embark on projects
that take years
and contribute regardless
of not seeing their end?
Would you fill each day
to overbrimmed
and complain for want
of a bigger glass?


Comments about If You Knew by Danny Draper

  • Sara Fielder (2/23/2012 8:54:00 PM)


    Interesting and sobering. Great question. Like something they should ask a Miss America contestant :) (Report) Reply

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  • (2/22/2012 3:42:00 PM)


    Really good, Dannry. Really thought provoking, as countless experience this every second the world over. It's all too real. Well communicated. Continue to share your gift. 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012


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