Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poem 9: The Ideal

Celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day and National Poetry Month.

This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
Or hard to say.

A self is a self.
It is not a screen.
A person should respect
What he has been.

This is my past
Which I shall not discard.
This is the ideal.
This is hard.

James Fenton

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