Category Archives: Poetry


How did humanity
arrive at this place?
Almost overnight,
viral war torn,
scarred, skeptical,
frazzled, frightened,
lonely isolation,
madly missing
the joy of life.

Humanity’s vitality
slowly but surely
leaking away,
drained by a
lurking thieving
shadow beast,
gluttonous gorger
swallowing whole
all who yield.

But the wheel of
fortune ever turns,
the black jar of
Pandora’s woes
morphs to womb
of fathomless
mother goddess
of a Golden Age,
a new humanity.

It’s time to birth
from destruction;
swimming upwards
to shimmering light,
gulping great drafts
of rarefied air,
reclaiming life and
eager to live it.


Photos courtesy Bencha Ouss and Rachel Carpentier, Pexels

Birthing © Susan L Hart 2020


We’re In It Together

In a system that feels
heartless and remote,
now more than ever
we must reach out to
others in kindness,
in a personal way,

The problems of
all of humanity
are now breaching
our own backyards;
it’s no longer possible
to turn a blind eye,
we’re in this together.


Photos courtesy Min An and Nattaphat Phau, Pexels

We’re In It Together © Susan L Hart 2020


Holistic Humanity

How to reconcile 
life put on pause
with undeniable
human need to
hug, smile, laugh,
work, play, live,
thrive and be

It’s impossible;
the human spirit
though resilient
is crushed when
it cannot feel
loving, playful,
productive, and
completely alive.

State of body
now strictly more
important than
mind and spirit,
sad conundrum
that confounds
the holistic health
of all humanity.


Photos courtesy Vaibhav Kashyap and Michael Morse, Pexels

Holistic Humanity © Susan L Hart 2020


How Do I Love Thee Better?

Renowned romantic,
Romeo confessed his
love for fair Juliet,
impassioned locution
of sweet young love,
innocence unspoiled.

“How do I love thee?”

A query so complex 
the Greeks declared,
“To best understand,
we must divide what
is immeasurable into
quantifiable boxes.

Ludus for flirting,
Eros for passion,
Pragma for partner,
Philia for friendship,
Storge for family,
Agape for humanity.”

A very worthy list
to be sure, and
though incomplete     
begs the question,
“With so much love,

who has time to hate?”

Eternal mystery,
our soul’s mission
often shrouded by
many false starts,
the next question
haunts us forever,

“How do I love better?”

Romeo, winking, says,
“You just have no fear!
Strive always to love to the
depth, breadth, and height
your learning soul can grow.
True love is boundless.”


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How Do I Love Thee Better? © Susan L Hart 2020