Rod Morris

Rookie - 171 Points (14-09-1934 / Auckland, New Zealand)

Illusions - Poem by Rod Morris

The grass is always greener on the knoll across the way.
The sea is always bluer in the far sweep of the bay.
The moon gives cause to wonder as it brightens up the night.
Your life reveals its meaning as you walk towards the light.

The road may seem unbending as you trudge towards your goal.
The workload seems unending as you give your heart and soul.
The dreams you strive so hard for may change from day to day.
So don't glance back look straight ahead, you'll surely find the way.

The things that are worth having you will find don't cost a lot.
If your neighbours are affluent, don't yearn for what they've got.
The riches most worth having are your family, friends and health.
When you have all of these together, you're the person with the wealth


Comments about Illusions by Rod Morris

  • Ann Beard (4/6/2016 3:07:00 AM)


    Lovely poem there is great gentleness in your poetry. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Rod Morris (4/6/2016 3:30:00 AM)

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment, regards Rod.

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  • Abekah Emmanuel (8/21/2014 4:30:00 PM)


    Indeed we perpetually live in unending dreams that only comes to bear the day we give our last breathe....we must not give up the fight....whatever life will bring, we must hold on tight to it, , , Thanks for sharing.....Great job! (Report) Reply

    Rod Morris (4/6/2016 3:34:00 AM)

    Thank you Abekah for your comment, regards, Rod.

    Rod Morris (4/6/2016 3:32:00 AM)

    Thank Abekah, pleased you enjoyed, Rod.

  • Heather Wilson (8/24/2012 1:31:00 AM)


    This poem is an education.the last line sums it all up, wonderful writing. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/16/2012 5:29:00 AM)


    Fantastic poem, so much wisdom and truth - great write. (Report) Reply

  • Titi Dale (8/16/2012 4:29:00 AM)


    Great poem again! It'd be great if you told me when you published more. (Report) Reply

  • Rosmin Elsa Mohan (8/15/2012 11:45:00 PM)


    neat!
    i think the last line is simply beautiful Mr.Morris..
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 16, 2012


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