Mo's Manic Monday - Night

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World. Today's theme is Night.

Isn't that graphic up there one of the finest and most beautiful you've ever seen? I think it is. I told Mo that if I had never participated in Manic Monday before, I would this time just so I could put that graphic on my post.

Back when I was an infant blogger, I posted what I think is one of my best poems. I had few readers back then. So today I'm taking the opportunity to combine the great graphic above with my words from so long ago.

by Travis Cody

Where hides sense and logic on a crystal blue morn
Fluttered away in the autumn mist forever and utterly shorn

How measure courtesy blocked and passed from sight
Harried soul bereft of kindness bound forever to a sea of midnight

Who calls another simple does himself most harm and hurt
Ego lies while friendships die and blow away like fallow dirt

What does a road save guide and direct a pointless trail
Marred and broken signs steal progress; we march on to no avail

When can a thing end that is not yet begun
Dreams measured against reality barter life from songs unsung

Why ponder useless questions if true knowledge is sparingly doled
To feed the lust of ages before all breath grows forever cold


  1. A great read and some great points made in that one, I think.
    You do poetry well.

  1. I never heard of this but really love it. You are right that was a great MM graphic.

  1. beautiful trav...

    smiles, bee

  1. We just got back from Ocean city, no really good night shots!

    Come check out the night of my blog!

  1. Villager says:

    Happy MM! Excellent post...

    I used my MM entry this week to honor one of America's greatest poets, Langston Hughes. I hope that your blog readers will check out my MM post if they have time or inclination.

    peace, Villager

  1. Bond says:

    I was one of the few who saw it back then...thanks for reposting and as I said last week, you are a writer my friend...

  1. Very nice. I like how the "captions" set up the lines that follow.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    You're very talented in the poetry department Trav. :)

  1. Travis says:

    Anthony: Thank you Sir.

    Onangelwings: There have been a couple of times when the graphics have been as inspirational as the MM word. This was one of those times.

    Bee: Thank you my dear.

    Flying Monkeys: Will do!

    Villager: Thanks for stopping by!

    V: Thanks. I appreciate the support.

    Charles: The only other time I had written that way was an exercise in high school. I didn't really like it then, but the style seemed to fit what I wanted to say in this piece.

    Akelamalu: Thank you my dear.

  1. Hah! My poem is NOTHING compared to this. Great job, Trav! :)

  1. I absolutely love the Evolve stanza. Well done!!

  1. Julie says:


    So descriptive. You have such a way with words, Travis!

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I told Mo about how great his graphic was, too. You should join us on MM more often, the poem was very nice. I really like the Rantings verse.

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I remember this well and I still feel it.

  1. Linda says:

    Excellent, excellent, excellent Travis!

  1. Travis says:

    CWM: Awww...I loved yours!

    WT4W: Thank you!

    Julie: Thanks dear!

    Ivanhoe: I always look forward to MM!

    Turn: Like I said, I think it's one of my best.

    Linda: Thanks!

  1. Great poem, Trav. The graphic is lovely but your poem owns!