Hugh Cobb

Rookie - 54 Points (29 January 1947 / New York, NY)

When All Words & Voices Fail - Poem by Hugh Cobb

In times of trouble, when all seems lost
& no good outcome can be found,
our beings are shaken, emotions tossed
& our own feet can't hold the ground,

when all words & voices fail
& nothing can be said or done,
we must surrender, not loose a hail
of curses, spew anger at the Sun

& Moon or all the planets & attendant Gods.
This process is always hard to do
but we must strive against all odds
for in reflection later we might rue

words uttered in futility & in haste:
our spirits wounded; our humanity laid waste.

(Copyright 4/3/2006)

Comments about When All Words & Voices Fail by Hugh Cobb

  • (4/17/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    Great advice which will be all the more fondly taken to heart for the sweet harmony of this gorgeous little number.
    Anna xxx
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  • (4/9/2006 11:12:00 AM)

    Now do you understand why I call you Guardian Angel Hugh? : -) Lovely rhyme, rhythm, and, of course, message. With warmth, Gina. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (4/4/2006 2:44:00 PM)

    Now this is a really nice poem Hugh, with a lot of good advice thrown in. The flow was really good too and I enjoyed reading it. Lovely words abound in it, and I loved the ending. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 11:37:00 PM)

    Like the phrasing of this work, feet can't hold the ground, lots of despair. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 10:20:00 PM)

    Very true Hugh, and enjoyed the rhythm is this poem. A good piece of wisdom. :) (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 9:19:00 PM)

    Hugh, this is sweet melodic work indeed. It has a lovely flow to it. I will take it to bed with me. 10 from sleep beckoning! Tai (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 9:08:00 PM)

    God knows I've been shaking my fist at heaven but everyday become more defeated! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 3, 2006

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