‘Today’ is a #poem by Josh Hatcher, the author of American Poetry #poetrybook

 

Please welcome Josh Hatcher to my blog. He has stopped by to share a poem with us, upon the release of his poetry book entitled, American Poetry: Poems for a Wounded Nation


Today

 

I do not want today to be a red x.
I do not want today to be a crumpled page, tossed in the bin.
Another task accomplished. Another list complete.

I want today to be a smile on her face, a laugh in his belly.
I want today to taste like adventure.
I want today to be a story that my grandkids will tell around campfires.
I want today to be full of love, like tummies at Grandma’s house on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

I do not want today to be another chalk tick mark on a prison wall.
I do not want today to be another link in a chain of indifference.
Another day of silence. Another day alone.

I want today to be spent wrapped up in the arms of my lover.
I want today to feel like warm grass under my feet.
I want today to fade into twilight with victory, shouting praises all the way down.
I want today to be a day worth living.


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American Poetry: Poems for a Wounded Nation

Poetry cuts through America like deep rivers, carrying our joys, our sorrows, our stories from mountains to seas. Josh Hatcher writes his own American rivers, celebrating the love of family, mourning deep loss, and calling out a nation divided and broken.

*Click here to purchase on Amazon.


About the Author

Over the years, Josh Hatcher has written self-help, marketing, and news for print and broadcasting. But he was a poet first. He writes poems steeped in Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, and Bob Dylan, but his voice is uniquely filled with faith, with family, and with the Allegheny National Forest that surrounds his home.

*Josh’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshhatcherband

 

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Best of luck with the release of your poetry book, Josh! X

 

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