by Earl J. Wilcox
Things might have been different:
More of the hungry
would have been fed.
More of the naked
would have been clothed.
More who suffer pain
and neglect by others
would have known peace and
some happy times.
George tried his damnedest
during his lifetime
To get everyone on the same page.
Alas, that book was never read by many,
though George wrote the manuscript over
and over until he died.
Earl J. Wilcox
writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and
southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals;
he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.