Laurence Overmire

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, iran, hatred, intolerance, militarism, violence, poet, poetry, art, god, and glory

The Iranian Girl

There's a hole in the ground
A moving of earth, now made
A sad depression
Where once she played in
Puddle-rain
Splashing with the joy that comes
From child-like feet

The sound is still here
In the air, the breeze yet carrying
The secret laughter
That haunts the waking hours of those
Who've lost the way

How vain to think that
Memory can be erased

All will remember
No one escapes

I wonder if she saw it
The moment before
Her hair still flying free
The metal catching that last
Pure glint of sun

Did she hear the explosion
That made no sense
Did she feel
Her body come apart
And fall like dust, too soon

Does anyone ask
Whatever she felt, whatever she dreamed
Her dreaming time is gone
And no lofty word of God or
Glory will ever make it right

Dare to listen and you will
Hear her
Dare to open your eyes and see

The Iranian girl
No different
Like you, like me.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on ancestors, generations, genealogy, hopes, dreams, contribution, story, world, and genealogist

Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time-to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poem, poetry, poet, art, endangered species, earth, wildlife, and planet

ODE TO AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

Will you not leave us here too long
We have not paid attention
To squander the best of the world
A pity we do not understand
Ourselves
No more you fly in the wind
No more the buoyant ripples on a pristine pool
The splash of color in a worn-tore land
No more
The survivor's sad lament
Yet no weeping will there be when
Your perfect, singular form
Vanishes
The muted salting of a wounded Earth
And all that is and all that ever was will
In some way be
Diminished
For the loss, though unnoticed
Will be recognized
In the stillness of eternal night.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on life, insignificance, mind, implications, genealogy, genealogist, and wisdom

There is no such thing as an insignificant life, only the insignificance of mind that refuses to grasp the implications.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on expectation, acceptance, disappointment, wisdom, and life

Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on god, man, mankind, image, wisdom, intolerance, self-righteousness, fear, control, and power

God made in the image of Man is an imperfect master.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, hatred, violence, race, creed, culture, and idea

War, hatred, and violence all spring from one infernal idea: that one person, race, creed, or culture is better than another.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on evolution, future, change, and growth

I reserve the right to evolve. What I think and feel today is subject to revision tomorrow.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on education, knowledge, generations, future, history, genealogy, poet, and genealogist

There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poetry, art, language, transcendance, and poet

Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

Contributed by: WideAwake

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