Stagnation assured when sentences are solely offered
They say the road to the gates of hell
Are paved with good intentions
They forgot to mention it’s a toll road
A pock marked superhighway
So pack the caravan securely
With humbled hesitations
Listen to then react to directions as if
You were the driver of the situation
You can take the wheel
You can be the guide
Moving swiftly towards a zenith
You can travel alone
Be part of a pack
But your words are hollowed out
With verbal attack
Do as you say do as you do
Examples are exhibited in enterprise
Not in pleasing pointless platitudes
I’ve said my peace
I’ve built the case
That caring is not just the sign
Of a frowning face
Sweat of brow
Lesson in caring
I’ve shown you how
On this Day of giving Thanks, the Spillwords Press Team proudly presents ‘Lesson In Caring’ by Don Knowles. Please join us in recognizing Don, our selection as the Humanitarian Poet of The Year 2016.
Don is a man who deeply believes in the power of caring and loving one’s fellow man. This is evident not only in his poetic inspirations but most importantly through his everyday actions and the charitable causes in which he is involved and for which he motivates others to get involved in, continuously striving to help those in need.
We celebrate the wonderful Don Knowles, a true humanitarian.
My writing is typically written while I'm on a treadmill, so I call myself "the treadmill poet!" Born in West Chester Pa in 1960 I have been inspired to begin writing again through my interactions with two people I care deeply about that are experiencing the torrents of mental illness.