Today

Vincent Parker 1948 (South Ozone Park, NY)



Today

Today I bring myself to all that care
to promise to save a life;  if it’s only my own
Today the wind blows cold through the needles of the fir
trees and I’m pleased as winter eases into spring

Today I live my day like most any other day except-ing that
and expecting that;  all will be glad for it’s Today
Today I pray for you, for me ... for all the world you see
for I liked to believe that; that we equally deserve the day.
 
08/05/2018

About this poem

Written for a group I run at a mental health drop in center in Newton NJ called mindfulness.

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Written on August 05, 2018

Submitted by PaulParker on July 05, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXX XAXA
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 443
Words 88
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Vincent Parker

Born in 1948 one of twelve Vincent De Paul Parker aka Paul started writing poetry in high school. Most of his poems are for family events and friendship. Most are also free verse with rhymes and rhythim. more…

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