Poetry by Jeff Green


Building the best

by cricketjeff on October 3, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I wish that all the world would give up fighting
All violence is such a foolish notion
It seems to stem from negative emotion
Much better used as stimulus for writing
Although a verse may not be as exciting
Sometimes it sooths more surely than a lotion
And often causes feelings of devotion
That doesn’t leave a flash point for igniting

The poets of the past could calm a nation
With songs that stirred to loving not to hating
You cannot build the world with raw damnation
The negatives get too much overstating
Just give the best you see some strong inflation
And every one you meet will start elating

Author notes

Hendacsyllabic feminine rhymed Italian sonnet