In the Time
it takes to read one trashy novel,
a thousand great poems can be savored.
The knowledge obtained in 10,000 books,
doesn’t equal the wisdom in one poem.
Yet for every poem read,
there’s a hundred thousand lousy books sold.
Is it any wonder this world’s
in financial and moral debt -
a million fold?
Richard Sponaugle was born 4-20-60 in Maryland and raised in Northern Virginia. He received a BA from George Mason University. A prolific poet and songwriter, he has been published in many venues.