Saturday, July 21, 2018

At the Crossroads by James Dennis Casey IV

At the Crossroads  

They who seek
Virtue
And kindness

It will be found

They who seek
Hate
And darkness

It will be found

For I
Have been down
Both paths

There comes a time
In every life
For reevaluation
Self reflection

Will you like what you see?

To truly love
One must love
Themselves
First

Perfect imperfections
Make us
Who we are

Whole

Study the lines
Of the face
That run parallel
To the palm

We all have a path
Unique to each
Yet all the same

The wrong roads
Can lead
To the right ones
If we listen 
To our hearts
At the crossroads

©2015 James Dennis Casey IV

James D. Casey IV is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi. He currently resides in Illinois with his Muse, their 
​goofy
 dog, and two black cats. He has authored three books of poetry: 
Metaphorically Esoteric, Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine, and Tin Foil Hats & Hadacol Coins. His work has also been published in print and online by several lit mags and small press venues including Triad√¶ Magazine, Whispers, Stanzaic Stylings, Indiana Voice Journal, Beatnik Cowboy, Dissident Voice, Scarlet Leaf Review,  Zombie Logic Review, Tuck Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, and many others. Mr. Casey's books and other projects can be found on his WordPress site: 

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