My son wrote this poem and I asked him if I could put it on my blog. Enjoy.
A Newer Version of an Older Poem
An ugliness lies within perception
That draws fire through my words and vision:
Ambition embedded in jealousy
Has been charting my life's trajectory.
Every gathered drop of resentment burns,
Reducing a thousand gnawing concerns -
Yet when lightning strikes, the raging torrent
Sputters: to give life breath without consent,
To give the echoes voice and the void eyes.
Fear will replenish anger and devise
Concentrations of every form of hate,
Which bemoan and also perpetuate
Within the author of new creation.
Either destruction or inspiration
Will consume all the feelings synthesized
By senseless emotion, rationalized.