Parade of Poems


Become a River

If you spend your entire life
dealing with impostors and cheats,
how can you be surprised
when everyone recognizes
you are a swindler?
Anger threatens you most.
Envy paralyzes you.
You’re like dust
darkening a mirror.
You’ve always craved a different path.
So begin now while you still can.
Wander in this world
like welcomed kisses
across astonished flesh.
Those who love embrace
with the impatience of wind and fire.
Those who love become river
offering to carry everything to the sea.

Bill Wolak, USA

From: Snowflakes Blown into a Keyhole



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