A Poem by Steve Kittell

Some lessons can only be learned once


The more costly the watch the freer the time

The louder the song the looser the rhyme


Turn on the light half the world’s dark

Smell the gas we see with a spark

Life in a bubble called atmosphere

Poking holes without a care


Drink deep from fragile stemmed glass

Candlelit dreams with time to pass


To guess and be wrong a zero gain bet

The higher the proof the more wrong we get

To prove the proof a wasted equation

Pens against bombs can never be won


Words in the air unheard over fuss

Numbers on paper not to discuss


Lessons of life shared by all; never stand, never fall

Never swim, never sink, never thirst, never drink

Always bright much unseen, blind to details in-between

Never laugh, never weep, never dive unless it’s deep


Never leap in the melting caps ice

A lesson we can never learn twice

The End

© 2014 Steve Kittell

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you have penned this to absolute perfection. i love it..every beautiful line!

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Added on August 18, 2014
Last Updated on August 23, 2014
Tags: climate, life, politics, lessons, poem. poetry


Steve Kittell
Steve Kittell

In the shadow of Windmill Cottage, East Greenwich, RI

Having suffered almost fifty years of writers block I'm back, picking up exactly where I left off, as a mischievous five year old. Current chidren's poems can be seen at: http://www.childrens-stori.. more..