Today is a day for weeping

A day for remembering

I want to follow the rainbow

With my eyes closed

Both feet encased in concrete

I sink below the waves

Beethoven’s fifth symphony

Whistled by a pod of dolphins

Fear is only for the fearless

As the timid rise in triumph


Today is a day for laughing

A day for loving

I watch chained ugliness

Beat to death by beauty

Freed of all boundaries

I surrender to the unknown

A New Orleans funeral march

Floating haltingly in the still air

Hope is only for the hopeless

As the passionate revel in love


  • dusk arising

    It's all in ones outlook and mood i guess because both of these opposing days have their place in my life. Though i'm pleased to relate to the positive more readily.

    Nicely written opposites. Both could be applicable to the same day or event.

    Your last line begs my response. I'm passionate but revelling in love unfortunately evades me currently so i revel in the occasional outpouring of poetry.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks d a, you know revelling in love does not need to be restricted to a person. You love poetry, do you? So you are revelling in love! :-)

    • TWENTY3

      today is a day to read quality poetry so im glad i came across this one. im still learning my craft and this was a good read for the imagery and subject matter so thank you

      • FredPeyer

        Thank YOU, 23! Glad you enjoyed my scribble.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A fantastic orchestration of words here Fred - - loved the arrangementt with repeat of mantras like Fear is only for the fearless " and "Hope is only for the hopeless"- - shall remember them both and ponder their truth. Great read on Today.

        • FredPeyer

          Thank you so much Fay, coming from a writer of your standing does mean a lot to me.

        • Saxon Crow

          I enjoyed this very much and like Fay i loved the lines fear is for the fearless and hope is for the hopeless.

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you Saxon, I pondered quite a while before writing these two lines.

          • Goldfinch60

            Wonderful dichotomy of the two stanzas Fred. Great write.


            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Goldie, your comment is very much appreciated!

            • orchidee

              A fine write Fred.
              I keep meaning to do all these things 'today', but when I get round to them, it's 'tomorrow'. Strange that! lol.

              • FredPeyer

                Orchie, you are not the only one, sometimes it is even after tomorrow! But hey, the main thing is we get them done.

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