A poem by Sandy Lulay


Long ago and before that
Love was its own Jewel;
Unto itself all things.

Not so, said the Gods and Kings
Love is ignorance, showing nothing.
In all their gold, they claimed
To own the sum of everything.

Power, counted and subtracted
A billion gains and losses.
Man grew old in his gatherings
Of ever growing wealth,
Losing count of what he held;
Not missing what he'd never felt.

Years past

Man's fingers imaged robots;
They ran computer towns.
Yet, man was solving nothing.
Puzzled, he added
another jewel to his crown.
Still needing something
He asked of those around,
"What did they think?
What could be missing now?"

Wondering how to answer man,
The robots ran a logic disc.
No. That wasn't it.
They tried philosophy,
Psychology, then poetry,
Until they agreed in print
That if man could find love
and a heart for it to fit

Man might once again be equal
In his own equation.


       Sandy Lulay, originally from Woodstock, New York, is a resident of Stuart, Florida. Lulay is an "Original Woodstock Girl" who has been writing poetry since age ten. Many of her poems have been published both in Woodstock and Stuart's Sleeping Bear Review. She is currently working on a collection of poems that express the true soul of Woodstock, America's first art colony.

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Published June 25, 2001
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