Poetry by Jeff Green


The bigger picture

by cricketjeff on February 14, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Each breath we take we’re breathing Shakespeare’s air,
Each glass of wine was touched by Caesar’s lips.
We’re all composed of molecules we share,
With men who put the fight in Nelson’s ships.

We’re all the same, the ash of ancient stars
Now serves its turn to build our blood and bones.
The oxygen consumed by planes and cars
May once have been a monster’s dying moans.

More atoms fit inside a grain of sand
Than there are stars in any midnight sky.
Each one too small for us to understand,
Though mighty minds will be resolved to try.

Some parts of you were once a part of me,
We all are part of everything we see.