Friday, May 1, 2020



All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The sun will die neither by asteroid nor man,
but by burning away of its sparkling shimmer.

Tragically, Icarus fell from the upper levels of the stratosphere,
as intense heat burned his wings and sent him plummeting.

Not all that glitters is gold, nor is it so dangerous;
such as the twinkle is a man’s eye when he sees his girl.

The gleam of stars which we can buy, and name, and dream upon,
or the glint of a sincere and friendly smile from an advancing friend.

The luster of newly shampooed hair.
The flickering of candlelight within the deepest dark.

The dazzle of diamonds and the shimmer of a rainbow.
The sparkle of a clear, clean lake on a calm day.

Yes, not all that glitters is gold,
but are these things not just as precious?

Can And Can’t (Love You)

A very long chain of challenges won,
With effortless grace you open the door,
No aspect of you would I choose to shun.

But hate takes hold as you pay an old score,
You’re now sin-stained by what you’ve done,
The result? I can’t love you anymore.

Gambler’s Choice: 
Odds, Seven To Ten

Well within this century
People gamble cleverly

Employing all their energy
Depleting their own treasury

While placing themselves in jeopardy
Their touch on the real world feathery

They forget one rule elementary
Debtors can’t live their lives exemplary


LINDA IMBLER’s poetry collections include three published works by Amazon, “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “Red Is The Sunrise.”  Soma Publishing has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,” “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element.” She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.

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