Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Earth--By Richard Sponaugle--United States


The earth was long considered flat
That’s where worldly wisdom was at
Til some mapmaker found
The world to be quite round
But we’re not long on this land
Life slips through fingers like sand
But Heaven and Hell have no shape
No boundaries – and no escape

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. 


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    1. Richard, I see that you had a birthday not to long ago. Happy belated birthday. May you be blessed with many more! Thank you for sharing your poem, "Earth." I really enjoyed it. That line, "Life slips through fingers like sand" is a very powerful one. It certainly made me pause and think. Continued blessings!

      -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  2. Hi Richard. History, Geography and Philosophy all in one poem! That's a lot of mileage from eight lines. Nice one. David

  3. Dear David and Maurice,

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your wonderful comments on Rick's creative poem. I will mail them to him. Rick, it is always a pleasure to publish your poetry, my friend. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing.