“Christ’s Life to Us” is a short Christian poem written by Gary R. Hess for Good Friday and Easter, but it is still a great religious poem for all times of the year. This poem is directed to all those who seek Jesus‘s help during the rough times and look for his guidance as well as his assurance that things will get better tomorrow.(Continue reading…)
“Growth” is a poem written for Valentine’s Day during the year 2018. Time has come and gone so quickly, and everything changes. There’s not much which can be said about the poem in terms of overall meaning. It speaks for itself. It is written in unrhymed meter.
Want to be romantic? Feel free to share this with your loved one. Write it on a card, print it out, or remember it and recite it during the perfect moment. Whatever you do, you can’t go wrong.(Continue reading…)
“Christmas Imagined” is a poem by Gary R. Hess that was written to signify what the author truly wants for Christmas. It’s difficult, however, when the author lives in a different country, especially when there’s not even snow! But what can a man do except imagine what it would be like–like what it was before. Nonetheless, the time of youthful American Christmas spirit has passed and now he must look to the future for what he hopes will come again.
This poem is to show hope, splendor, and even amiss in our imagination throughout these glorious holidays.(Continue reading…)
Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Coming together as a family, talking about all the great things you are proud of or lucky to have, eating delicious food, and who can’t forget the beginning of Christmas season. This day is truly glorious.
I wrote this poem is a celebration of this great day and everything it stands for. I hope you enjoy it!(Continue reading…)
“Without You” is a poem that was written the day I heard of Gary R. Hess’ grandmother’s death. The author describes the poem as follows, “It definitely isn’t the best poem I have ever written, but it encapsulates my mind on that day. It says exactly what I felt and what I still feel now. My grandmother was a wonderful woman, although she did have her faults.”
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September 11, 1919 – July 12, 2017(Continue reading…)
Sometimes we see the Earth alive and moving. We see it breathing, swaying, walking, running, and even talking to us. “Tree” was one of those times for Gary R. Hess. What the beautiful nature has and what it does for us is remarkable. It is irresistible to write down on paper for the world to read and feel. The author states, “I hope you enjoyed reading this nature poem with its personification as much as I did writing it.”(Continue reading…)
“Cruelty of Life” is a spoken poem about politics akin to slam poetry. It is an inner monologue about all of the cruelties in this world and what the world has done to us and to our fellow man. We look around and see nothing but hate. We see the struggles, we see the pain. We see that there is so much that goes wrong in our lives and in other’s lives that there can’t possibly be a future. But there is. And that does give us some hope.(Continue reading…)
This political poem was written due to the forthcoming inept healthcare reform bill going through Congress. The American people need better and deserve better. I’m a huge proponent of single payer (a big thumbs up to California!). The richest country on earth deserves single payer and the citizens deserve to live a long, prosperous life without being tied down to medical debt.(Continue reading…)
This short political poem was written in response to the media’s reporting on “Russia-Gate” and Trump’s contacts along with his admiration of Russian President Putin. This poem’s style was inspired by clerihew.(Continue reading…)
This political poem was written in response to Donald Trump and his family being investigated for ties to Russia, money laundering, and a whole host of other illegal activities.(Continue reading…)