Monday, August 18, 2014

Of Promises and Ashes--By Joe Maverick--England

Of Promises and Ashes

A promotion of anxiety
entwines with current society,
engendering moral surrendering,
we live a life now so compromised, 
with more to fear therein, than mortal demise.

Joe Maverick is a freelance author, from a widely educated background. He has been writing for 27 years. He is interested in feedback from the public; readers are the reason for his writing. Some of his poems are short and succinct, others tell a story. He would like to see the literary flame burn bright in any day and age, believing that it can feed the spirit and bring enlightenment.


  1. Hi, Joe, isn't that the truth? Instead of learning and becoming more civilized and peaceful, we are a world filled with jealousy and hatred........ it is frightening, it is sad and the Good Lord must surely be in tears......... Sheri /

  2. Hi Joe. Nice poem. Very truthful and well-written. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Dear Joe,

    There is so much truth in your insightful poem. I worry often about the state of affairs we leave for today's youth. Some of the things we see or learn about in news reports are very sad.

    Love you,

  4. Joe, your poem is very true. All I can say is I am so very grateful for my faith that
    God is in control. Thank you for your talent and such a well written poem.

  5. Hi Joe, Your five lines define the conditions around the globe spot on! My hope is in my Savior Jesus... everything else is sinking sand. Thanks for your words of wisdom...Chris

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    very thought provoking piece