Monday, November 16, 2015

“Cutting Both Ways”--By Marcus Omer--United States

“Cutting Both Ways”

Cradled in his hand,
it was an instrument of precision,
turning small pieces of wood
into works of art.

Sitting in the shade,
the shavings falling gently at his feet,
piling up
like the days of his solitary life.

Cradles in his hand,
a knife,
the fond memory of a Father’s Day
when days were bright and life was sweet.

Cradled in his heart,
A son,
who gave him a gift,
before he went away….

Marcus Omer got serious about writing after he retired in 1997. He draws his inspiration from the many emotions we experience in life. He has published Of Sunshine and Clouds with iUniverse and The Winding Road with Shadow Poetry. He’s also published in Snippets, The Magic of Words and several issues of Golden Words.


  1. Lovely piece Marcus, really enjoyed it.

  2. Precious a poem, beautiful words; rare gem taken out from pure a seniment and memorable a longing.