Along the Road: Day Twenty`Three

Adam Pendleton

At eventide
by the fire`side
the politician turned
to tired songs of the sea
how rising tides raise
ships prosperity

deep down inside
a good man drowning
in rip`tide compromise
fighting for a foothold
with no more tread
upon his soul

“Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord,
      and of your steadfast love,
         for they have been of old.
 Do not remember the sins of my youth
       or my transgressions;
         according to your steadfast love remember me,
            for your goodness sake.” ~ Psalm 25:6-7


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to Along the Road: Day Twenty`Three

  1. alas and alack, but ’tis true

    Liked by 1 person

  2. a good verse and Psalm for me right now Peter. I’m feeling a bit discouraged…

    Liked by 1 person

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