Augustine Tagaste

Author of Poetry and Prose

I Progenitor

My dear child Beloved creation Born inside Love’s destination   By time refined Learning and growing Free to decide Feeling and knowing   Teachers provided You ignore lessons Rebellion incited … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

When Waters Recede

Not foreign Not divine Us and them Yours and mine   Problem is us Within ourselves Never discussed Someone else   We hate We fear Our disgrace Another’s tear   … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

In Truth A Fool

I am a fool A dreamer worn No thoughts new From illusion torn   None listen They don’t hear Oblivious distance Never near   I shout at walls Scream in … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Human by Numbers

Numbers I resist Refusing to be one Stuck on a list Humanity gone   Cynical category I am not More to my story Essence brought   Neither ethnicity My only … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Dandelion

Humble brother Sister contrite No better other In my sight   Smallest of these Greatest of us You I seek Held above   Prince in shackles Pauper in silk Devil … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Poor Money, Rich Love

Poor to our peers Society cannot accept We shed no tears Happy and blessed   Our cupboard empty Hearts are full Loving earnestly Life our rule   Money source of … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Persistence of Age

Fire burned out Old men say Cast in doubt Quiet they lay   Ignited once more My embers not cold Seeing death’s door Flames burn bold   Nearer the grave … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment