Retirement

RETIREMENT Someday I will be an old Poet an old man In an old suit a tie And a fedora hat Reading old poems About the old days To young kids who Won’t appreciate Poetry or jazz or The silence of the Mind nature or Music the mystic Or the magick of Life And it…

Of God,Father & Soul

OF GOD, FATHER & SOUL And it is written: That the 3 Wisemen followed a Star in the southern Sky that brought Them to South Carolina And there In 1933 They found The child James The 1st Wiseman Gave him Rhythm The 2nd Wiseman Gave him Soul But the 3rd Wiseman Gave him The most…

American Poet

AMERICAN POET   I.   I awake In 2019 From A Dream That is Just Another Nightmare   II.   This Is one Seriously Fucked up Place   I choose To go back To sleep Wake me When the Sonnets Return To life The living Wake me When the Verses Breathe Once more When all…

From The Ashes

FROM THE ASHES From the ashes You will one-day Rise To a better place From sadness Doubt You will forgive And be forgiven And all your enemies Will be nothing but The fragments of Time For they were Once human too And from the Ashes they Shall rise with You   ~ R.M. Engelhardt

EPITAPH. A Poem R.M. Engelhardt

EPITAPH A Poem by R.M.Engelhardt With Music By Will Nivins Love Is The Devil spoken word Project 2007 EPITAPH R.M. Engelhardt

Strange Beasts

  STRANGE BEASTS We no longer Dwell in forests The woods or Hunt, ponder About nature Instead We walk through Graveyards On sunny days Admiring the Headstones Of those Who once did Or watch Movies At the mall Gather Our food At Trader Joe’s Drink purified Water from Plastic containers And still Allow morons To…

FINDING RELIGION

FINDING RELIGION On the bus Coming home From work I’m on my phone Looking for a WiFi signal None available No connection Then Suddenly I Find “GOD” But his connection Is weak and I’m not allowed To use or sign on To his network Which upsets Me just a little bit But I don’t think…

ICONIC.

ICONIC God died The other day Or at least the Media said so He had a great Career, a few number 1 hits and a fan club Back in the day I turned to My wife after Reading of his Demise on Facebook and Asked; “Wasn’t he dead already?” ~ © R.M. Engelhardt/2019

THE SONS OF MEN

THE SONS OF MEN The sons of men Once long ago Ruled over the Galaxies, stars And planets And then After just a Few angry words War Death Destruction The Dark Their descendents Left what remained Behind them and Took their children away With them and taught Them about peace Taught them about Love and…