Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What is Life?--By Richard Sponaugle--United States

What is Life?

Wide eyed dreams never set sail;
blown like dust by gusts that wail.
But my bitterness ended,
once the wind was befriended.
Call me a bum and a drifter.
Some folks think I’m a grifter,
on a slow job from the cops,
cause my homes are mere pit stops
I go where the zephyrs lead me.
My laissez faire life’s freed me.
My goals are achieved each day;
seeing sunrise by the bay.
My dreams come true every night;
gazing at stars and twilight.
But the biggest change yet trod,
is getting closer to God.

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. Thank you Richard, for this sensitive poem that explores life and change, and dreams and struggles. Like especially your insightful line that the biggest change is "getting closer to God."

  2. Dear Michael--Thanks you for your lovely comments on Rick's poem. I will mail your thoughts to him.

    Dear Rick--Thank you for your ongoing support. It is wonderful to have you a part of Whispers.