A Poem by paul sal.....

                                             A cup
                                             My cup
                                             Is filled
                                             With hope
                                             Hoping you have
                                             A cup
                                             That needs filling
                                             With love 
                                             Walk the path
                                             I have walked
                                             deep into the woods
                                             where life began
                                             And find
                                             A cup of life 

                                             From which
                                             Sprung your child
                                             Your children
                                             Your hope
                                             Your love
                                             Your life

                                             The cup holds plenty
                                             but spills over
                                             with hate
                                             with intolerance
                                             with spilled blood
                                             Please don't break
                                             the cup
                                             I am not Jesus
                                             but i'm thinking
                                             he would not disagree        

© 2014 paul sal.....

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I'm having a hard time even finding the words to explain how much I loved this. The rhythm in the words, the metaphor... something about this was so simple but so amazingly worded. Truly, a great job once again. You're an excellent writer!

Posted 2 Years Ago

paul sal.....

8 Months Ago

This is me, smiling!
wonderful use of that cup of love spilling over...but these days so many have broken the cup and tossed it...
there is so much intolerance...not sure i want to be around in another 20 years...the hate will be burning hearts like scorched Sanka...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Great poem with excellent message, keep going, take care

Posted 6 Years Ago

To think of all the potential and all the good things in life could be held within a cup; quite a marvelous thought and you portray your thoughts and imagery well through your words. Truly a great read.

Posted 6 Years Ago

This was mighty my friend, love the whole concept...simply amazing!

Posted 6 Years Ago

simple and elegant. I love the imagery and the symbology.

Posted 6 Years Ago

paul sal.....

6 Years Ago

thank you,'tis a complicated world

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Added on October 11, 2014
Last Updated on October 11, 2014


paul sal.....
paul sal.....

Brentwood, NY

Just a simple human wondering why we live in such turmoil and working in a small way to make it better....I like cats stevens, mozaart, neil young, beethoven, harry chapin, ernest chausson, passenger,.. more..