Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Ode To My Crystal Ball - Poem by Stanley Cooper

I look into my crystal ball with fear
Afraid to see the future from its rear
Particularly since I choose-ta
Having things be as they use-ta
I fear to see familiar disappear

What lies ahead, my crystal ball may show
That warming is our planetary woe
Our Earth, once so enchanted
We’ve too long taken it for granted
And now we’ve reached its livable plateau

Crystal ball, what you portray as new
Your future look is more than I can chew
My head buried in the sand
Keeps my world still looking grand
So, crystal ball, I want no part of you

Comments about Ode To My Crystal Ball by Stanley Cooper

  • Ernestine Northover (9/22/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    Best not to know what the future holds, but enjoy each day as it comes. Nice rhythm and flow in this one. Enjoyed the read Stanley.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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