Monday, February 2, 2015

Poem of the Day: “All In” by Sarah Hebert

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “All In” by Sarah Hebert, a music teacher.

All In
Sarah Hebert

Strange what arises from a thought,
Something small and rarely spoken.
Seemingly lost, yet solely sought,
A lust still growing and never broken.

A tempting proposal made painfully clear,
To take said risk, or forever be sable.
Which path to travel for someone dear,
Like dice thrown costly upon a table.

To choose a choice can change ones chance,
But decisions can wither when mixed with age.
They must be made from more than a glance,
While adding in luck for the perfect wage.

Poet's Notes:  I wrote "All In" when I was around sixteen years old, an exercise that helped me identify the origins of the emotions and feelings that I was experiencing at the time.

Editor’s Note:  I like the tight quatrains here as well as the use of alliteration.  There is a nice dose of wisdom here, too.

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