An Opportunity Lost

I believe art is the highest form of human flourishing expressed, so from time to time I will share some of my art here. I am a hopeful romantic, and my art will reflect that. Poetry is one of my favorite forms, so I give you a poem:

An opportunity lost?

What was I thinking?

Your pretty face,

My heart was sinking.

I saw your smile,

No sense was I keeping.

An opportunity lost?

Why didn’t I speak?

What can I say,

My constitution was weak.

In that moment I doubted,

My outcome got bleak.

An opportunity lost?

Please heaven forgive!

To see you again,

What wouldn’t I give?

Yours is a face,

That makes a man want to live!

An opportunity lost?

I refuse to believe!

Please God I beg you,

Grant me reprieve!

And if I see her again,

In you I might believe.

An opportunity lost?

I will not let it be so!

I’ll find you again,

And this poem I’ll show,

And on to our future,

Together we shall go.

An opportunity lost?

I will not regret,

We locked eyes for a moment,

I will never forget.

I will hope for future moments,

We have yet to beget.

Ah, Sweet Anarchy

Ah, sweet anarchy,

How glorious are thee!

Basking in the virtues

Of freedom and liberty!

Asking that I make choices

Only for me!

Ah, sweet anarchy,

How righteous though art!

Establishing equality of opportunity,

Right from the start,

Asking that each individual

Play only his part.

Ah, sweet anarchy,

How noble are you!

Not limiting yourself,

Only for a few,

And universalizing ethics,

That you do too!

Ah, sweet anarchy,

Thou art so just!

Compelling us to action

Because you know we must,

It is within our own resolve,

You teach us to trust.

Ah, sweet anarchy,

How you fill me with hope!

For the glory of humanity

Is no boring trope!

And if you were a woman,

We would surely elope!