Ant Smith

All poems

Star light star bright

Star light, star bright
I wish I may have the wish I wish tonight
Star light, star bright
I wish I may have the wish I wish tonight

How many cruel put downs, and lives lived pointless
Does it take to make, a society glorious?
How many deep shadows must one hero cast
How small is the difference between the good and the bad?
And false is the promise of hard work and hope
What do you think's gonna happen
when you win gold
And how short is your life and how long is the road
And how bitter's the poison of your hard won goal?
Old war heroes end up in toothless old grumbles
Casanova's reduced to back alley fumbles
Athletes are forgotten when they finally stumble
The back passage of time leaves all of us humbled
On our backs it could be that society shines
For society consumes the best of our lives
Make no mistake, that's why we strive
To be soon forgotten,
and then buried alive

Star light, star bright
I will not go gently into that good night
Star light, star bright
I will not go gently into that good night