Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Regina Pounds, iDR FRED BELL, iDr. Ulla Sebastian, iMaria Daddino, iClaudio Herrera, iMark Seltman, iPamela Taeuffer, i

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

John R Underdown

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Stories
· 7 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Sep, 2009

John R Underdown, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
by Richard Turner

Ryan Mitchell - Book 5..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Dream-Dust Parasites
by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

“The year is 2011 and Samuel Elmsmore is adrift in the universe. After a series of breakdowns he awakens as a virtual prisoner in a hostel for the mentally ill. He’s estr..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Spirituality)
  1.  Your Grace Amazes Me
  2.  God's In Control
  3.  One Last View
  4.  In An Instant
  5.  Touched By Angels
  6.  The Review
  7.  Meant To Be
  8.  Striving To Do Well
  9.  Just As You Are
  10.  Inner Sanctums
  11.  Draw me close to you
  12.  God Created Sex
  13.  Push On
  14.  Always Forever
  15.  This Lady is Alive!
  16.  Heaven Is Listening
  17.  Mysteries Of Tomorrow
  18.  Something Beautiful
  19.  Concrete, Compassion, and Steel

A Better Time
by John R Underdown
Friday, September 11, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by John R Underdown
•  Lament Psalm
•  Quiet Time
•  World in a Whirl
           >> View all 4


I can still remember the days of spring,
When the cicadas began to sing.
That old school strangely calls my name,
But if I was to return, it wouldn’t be the same.
Glory days, they seemed to be.
To a point, I was a little free.
I was on the top of my rhyme,
But still, was it a better time?
While good memories nest in my head,
The bad, the sad, awake the dead.
In the bathroom a soldier on his knees,
Quietly crying to God his pleas.
Enslaved by cowardice, I slowly slid.
And amidst the stand, I quietly hid.
Afraid to speak against the crime,
Was it truly a better time?
Now the sun shines bright upon my day.
But at the old school they drift away.
Ever so quiet and intricately,
And beyond their eyes, so they don’t see.
Still we move our separate ways,
To never meet on any other days.
So now I move on to better rhymes,
Moving along to better times.

*john's room poetry. '05.

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.