Thursday, October 20, 2011


author's note:

I almost discarded this poem, because I thought it lacked--what?--complexity, I guess.

But when I posted the first version on another site, someone unknown appreciated it.

So, in appreciation of her appreciation, I'm giving it again.


Falling down...
I found my strength.

Standing up...
I felt my humility.

Telling you...
I heard the voice
of a stranger.

Hearing you...
I finally knew
my own words.

Looking down
at the bare earth...
I sensed my sadness.

But lifting these eyes...
that sadness
heightened my joy.

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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