Tuesday, December 1, 2020





People In Planes


To where are they going, the flying masses?


What is each member of this rank and file leaving behind?


To which dream are they headed,

the ordinary and the uncommon both?


People in planes; their physical luggage stored in the cargo hold.


Within themselves, they carry:


Hopes always waiting just beyond the horizon.

Memories of love and hate, who made them cry or laugh.

Habits laid into those brain folds created by their routine practice.

Understandings sharpened by having empathy for others.

Biases born of fear or familiarity, either for or against any idea.

Knowledge they have now that they didn’t have last week, month, year.

Mistakes they haven’t learned how to stop repeating.

Pain or joy too soon forgotten.


Expanding their perspectives

if they will only look out the window,

and past the wings.



The Best Qualities Of Man


Give love to the sorrowful.

Faith to the dead.

Peace to the distressed

crying their tears out.

Hard times leave our truths exposed.

And as the honest bare,

the liars cloak.

Highest regard and respect

to our gentlest hearts.



December Ways


This is not the month of hope,

But only one of want,

That the highest will happen,

At this time always sought.


Other days may fill the bill,

And provide glad promise.

For today, supply the bent,

Future grants what hope gives.




LINDA IMBLER: Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found,” “Red Is the Sunrise,” and “Bus Lights, Travel Sights.”  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.” Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com. In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.

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