“Sometimes” by Sheenagh Pugh

Here’s a more uplifting poem to get you through these gloomy November days.  Of course, in order for the second stanza to come true we have to convert all the Republicans.  One can dream though.

Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse.  Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail.
Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do no go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow,
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.”

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