Sunday, January 20, 2008

January Poems


I will not question your remiss.
You cannot help your folly in
A frenzied, fashioned, frivolous
Profusion of profession.

Within a welt of weariness
Without a weathered wariness
You seethe a certain innocence
That escalates confusion.

How could I doubt?
Why should I shout?
What kind of lout would question?
To taunt or mock
Would cause a shock
But garner no confession.

I will not cry
Or alibi
Or grumble in disgust.
Sometimes the fat
Is rendered to
A simple act of trust.

Dennis Martin began writing plays and submitting them to the local playwright’s festival when he turned 40 years old. He has written 13 plays –several of which have been presented as staged readings in the Baltimore Playwright’s Festival. Dennis has written over 800 poems and self-published a book of poems titled “Love and Passions” available at and major online bookstores as well as 6 other poetry collections and 3 novels available at Read more about Dennis at or blog with him at

Moments Of Thanks

Maps Of Intentions
Pinpoint An Instant In Time
Changing Realities
Bring The Birth Of God
To A World Of Forgetfulness

Flickering Consciousness
Awakens New Visions Of Purpose
Salvation Sits On An Altar of Thought
Draped In Robes Of Awareness

Yesterday's Separation
Is Healed With Vivid
Perceptions Of Unity

The Voice of Connection
Rings Out Through The Ages
Vibrating Tones Reveal
Mysteries Of Life
In Moments Of Thanks

An Ancient Symbol Changes
The Will Of Freedom
The Desire For Peace
And The Gift Of Love
Within Myself

Hal Manogue
From the 2009 Collection of Short Sleeves A Book For Friends

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