Amateur-ish Poetry


Amateur (n.)
1. one lacking in experience in an art or science
2. one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession
from French amateur "one who loves, lover"

I've never understood why being an amateur is considered a bad thing. Doing something for the love of it seems pretty cool to me.
Anyways, let's get on with the poetry!

Garden Path

on icy-cold nights
i sometimes have this dream
where i look straight at
the snaking path of my past

and i turn around
attempt to catch a glimpse of the future
a split-second snapshot of what's to come
of course, i don't see anything

but i can feel it,
the sweet warmth of a summer day
a reminder that the unknown-future
is worth sticking around for

"Kids these days..."

underpriveliged, unravelling, unfiltered youth,
fighting for that promised-but-not-delievered everything
that we deserve.

clinging to the glittering, glowing sparks
of hope in our hearts; all we can hold;
our most powerful weapon

kids these days don't break easy
kids these days will change the world

more to come...