A Vow To Myself

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

I asked for your blessing,
  instead you explained

What I should be paying
  to garner acclaim

You told me if only
  I’d do it this way

My words could have meaning
  and influence—sway

But power and fortune
  are not what I sought

If influence only
  gets brokered and bought

So the blessing passed over,
  no bribery done

A last vow to myself
  —from you I must run

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)

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