Thomas Matthews

Out The Window Of An Aeroplane - Poem by Thomas Matthews

WITH a 32,000 foot view,
(as they say among the ranks)
We see the world.
In all its glory,
In all its splendor,
In all its might,
Powerful countries,
And the inevitable lesser ones,
Lit up with a bustling and a glowing,
Deep inside the pages of the book
We refer to as night
We notice a sprawling metropolis,
A lively set of woods,
Because at this distance
No one has trouble or
Disgust or the likes

Which is why,
If you are one who
Would like to stay in the
Right mind of reality,
We move into a 500 foot view.
(as they also say among the ranks)
We see the poet,
Struggling just to put food
On his table,
We see the single mother,
Who has just been laid off
One of her three jobs,
And will not be able to
Pay the electric bill next month.
We see the homeless man,
Begging because no one
Saw it fit that he needed care,
Even at the age of 71.
We see the thief,
Making another’s identity
His own.
We see the hypocrite
Undermining the church
One uneasy believer at a time
We see a soldier,
Saying his final words,
Fighting for a country
That never gave him proper
Reason to,
While at the same moment
His son is saying his first.

©2011 Thomas Matthews

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  • (5/2/2011 10:27:00 PM)

    Nice poem with plenty of depth. Beautifully conceived. Good vivid imagery.
    Great stuff.
    A perfect...10
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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