Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In the Time--By Richard Sponaugle--United States

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. 


  1. Truer words were never spoken.
    You expressed this reality so well.

  2. Truth shall be told - I guess it is to each his own! Sad, isn't it? Great 'free verse' poetry...


  3. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment--

    Had me smiling with this gem of a poem. Give me a good poem anytime.

  4. Thank you for your kind comments for Rick. His creative poem gives one thoughts to ponder. I will send these comments by mail. Blessings to you. --Karen