First Prize for Poetry: Aurora P. Macon
|First Prize: Aurora Macon|
|Second Prize: Mary Laus|
|Third Prize: Betty Thompson|
Time and Thought 1970
Time Keeper of all things,
That the minds of men can conceive
Thoughts and dreams released.
From man’s bosom, in the breeze
Like puffs of smoke from embers
That float gently with a desire
To land among time and be set afire.
Embers that never die, as long
As there is life, but gently burns
Inside, of great deeds of men.
Who patiently their time abide
Suddenly and once released.
Might well be our answer
To world peace.
Of men walking on the moon,
Going into space, where no man has been
To span their minds with things, they’ve
Never seen, and wonder on the space
We call our universe and know.
How small we really are, to be
Worthy of God’s grace.
Or fight upon a ground they
Do not know, called Vietnam.
And wonder if they’ll ever win,
They’re doing the right thing,
They sacrifice their lives, for
What they think and feel.
Will be the Supreme Good, in time
To be revealed.
Above, abroad and everywhere
Where freedom rings a bell.
The embers of the thoughts of men
Will burn the time, as well
For there is no harness to
Great thoughts or to time
Where ever men may dwell.