Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Terry Vinson, iWilliam Guy, iDiana Perkins, iM. Pritchard, iRobert Davis, iOralya Ueberroth, icarlton davis, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

J.A. Aarntzen

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 333 Titles
· 516 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

J.A. Aarntzen, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Thirteen Sick Tasteless Classics, Part IV
by Jay Dubya

Thirteen Sick Tasteless Classics, Part IV is adult literature featuring adult content and language that satirizes thirteen famous short fiction works...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Offbeat Travel: Exploring the unexpected and mysterious
by Wayne Anderson

Come join me in exploring some offbeat places. Descend with me into a catacomb in Plaermo where 8,000 bodies, dressed in their finest, await to be the first to welcome C..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  2.  abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  3.  Absurd Valley
  4.  The Dream Me
  5.  The Dancer
  6.  This Woman
  7.  Women Are Women
  8.  Standing Tall
  9.  an aging man still searching...
  10.  Dew Drop Clause
  11.  A Poems Soul
  12.  Modern Poets
  13.  We Were Blessed
  14.  When an Angel Leaves
  15.  Your Ghost Came Calling
  16.  What Will Be
  17.  The Beauty Of Spring
  18.  broken dreams
  19.  The Freight Train
  20.  Sundown in Thibodaux

The Days Stretch Out
by J.A. Aarntzen

Sunday, April 27, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by J.A. Aarntzen
•  Us and Them
•  Churly
•  Beautiful Being
•  Cold Calculations
•  Talk in Your Sleep
           >> View all 183

Written in 2002, this one maps how the promise of a new day eventually erodes into routine and the same old thing.

The Days Stretch Out 

The days stretch out to span a lifetime
A dawning sun, an endless afternoon, a gloaming too brief to revel in.
A mind that fires up with the whispers of morning
Heightened by the sweet intoxications of that which we consume
A call to action and the ministrations of compulsion and design
Forging yesterday's promise into familiar channels
Where inspired innovation dies upon the anvils of necessity.
A mind well routed in the limited probablities of venture
Restokes itself with the narcoleptic indulgences of the midday
Recesses into the comforts of ritual, routine and habit
Unwilling to compromise the everyday for the frolic and whimsy
Until the day becomes another trivial piece to the endless legacy.
A mind thrust upon the shores of a setting sun
Sees the folly of where it had been during the course of the day
Realizes that there is much more to the map than just the roads
Recognizes that a path need not have any kind of direction
And promises itself that the dawn would take it elsewhere.
The days stretch out to span a lifetime
A dawning sun, an endless afternoon, a gloaming too brief to revel in.
Storyteller On The Lake
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.