Here is one of the poems from the collection "Elements of Life." I will submit a few from the collection as a single piece, allowing readers an opportunity to absorb and think about each one.




The period in which darkness prevails over light

No shadows are seen; creeping animals scurry along in search of

A hiding place from the predators, hungry for the blood of their prey

The bounty of their spoils are ill gotten, the reason for their pillage, soon forgotten

Kill or be killed is their creed

Reason for motivation is pure greed

They feel invisible, as if no one sees

God sees. The reward for their deeds…An eternity of


Submitted: February 25, 2019

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