“CONFIDENCE!” a poem. June 23, 2018. We SAT today!
They were “wealthy” ranchers, with steady gait and gaze,
Born into OLD MONEY – good livestock did they raise!
They got up REAL early; worked hard – with a “logo;”
They-were-confident-and-decent! (?) Until – “Year of No Go!”
No-crop-appeared-’twas-drought-oh, dear: THEIR PROUD & STEADY STRIDE,
It DID give way – to lack, we say: Their SURENESS took “a ride!”
You-know – There-are-MANY families, who have some “rustic roots,”
They’re CONFIDENT, so confident (pause) with their caps and boots,
And buy and sell and marry well; believe in GOD – THEY Pray – and tell,
Others: “IF you’re clean and good; God rewards you – like HE should!”
NOW – CONFIDENCE may-be Heaven-sent,
To bestow a single cent,
[Without THAT money, clothes they’ll “rent!”]
In a World of hopes and dreams,
You-need – CONFIDENCE – a lot, it seems,
And Where Is Yours? Perhaps – in Church?
Perhaps – in Family? YOU NEED NOT SEARCH,
TOO VERY FAR TO FIND THE THING,
WITH-CONFIDENCE-ATTACHED! – I bring,
Money (?) Strength (?) or-perhaps-your-boy (?)
Or – your daughter-or-your-wife (?)
WHERE’S YOUR CONFIDENCE in LIFE?
Perhaps ANY-OF-THEM – will be just fine,
They’ll tarnish-or-fade – in the ev-e-ning sun,
Where’s (your) confidence now – my wayward son?
WELL, DEAR ONES: Here’s-where-my-confidence lies:
IT IS IN NON-CONFIDENCE – IN-A-WORLD-OF-LIES!*
* – But do not cry – for my NON-SOUL / Or PRAY to-My-Creator – in some Dark Hole! / For trusting NOTHING – or no one all-way / It’s means: NO DISAPPOINTMENT! (pause) I-enjoy-The-Gray! 🙂