Yesterday's News

by Glenn Currier

The Friday morning reviews
of the latest horrors and dramas
the neighborhood section
with its local comedies
all clothed in front page
international crises

Yesterday’s good intentions
lie soaked in the morning rain
waterlogged my permeable hopes
and staunch determination
that my will reigns
and not the sky’s.

This story is doomed
to lie in the gutter
lest I reach for silver pinions
beyond the grasp of fingers
in intimate pain endured
and thanks for the good news

of now.


Author's Note: A slight and humble bow to John Keat's "To Hope"

Posted on 10/09/2009
Copyright © 2020 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/09/09 at 03:32 PM

...keats would be proud...this is cool, wonder how long it will be No.1? a good write, Glennus.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/09/09 at 04:28 PM

...i like this title more than the other...don't be changing things just because of anything that Garth guy says...who's he anyway?

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/09/09 at 06:20 PM

Very Keatsian, nice job, Glenn. You've pack much into the above trio. Can't wait to see the new flick about his too short life. Delighted. Thanks.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/10/09 at 01:36 AM

I'm especially drawn to stanza two.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 10/10/09 at 03:14 AM


Posted by Jean Mollett on 10/10/09 at 03:20 AM

Hi Glenn, Great write. Seems that way, the problem is good news never seems to last long enough. It's the bad stuff that's the story more. I'll take the good news any day. :)

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 10/10/09 at 07:15 PM

Ah yes, what we call over here, "tomorrow's fish and chip wrapper" Nice write Glenn

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/10/09 at 09:35 PM

And yes, "thanks for the good news" and that there will be a brighter tomorrow. *smile*

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 10/11/09 at 07:00 AM

What more can I add to other's observations other than this was another enjoyable read my friend!!

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 10/12/09 at 10:06 PM

Your commentary on the daily news and human condition is excellent and yes, very spot on. smh

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 10/12/09 at 11:46 PM

Good un Glenn

Posted by James Zealy on 10/16/09 at 09:48 PM

I pitched papers for over 4 years in snow and rain, and good weather. I tried patiently to never fling one in the gutter, although I did pitch one on a roof. I carried extras so I pitched another, all for deliverance of news a day old and a day stale, that we read anyway, just to make sure nothing had changed from the aged account. I still like to read the journalistic exercise of a good newspaper. Interesting read Glenn, I liked it alot

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