Welcome to this collection of poems by Susan Anderson, copyrighted as Susan Noyes Anderson, now available online. As you will see, the content of these 300 plus poems varies widely. You can find poems about life, poems about love, poems with religious/spiritual themes, poems on general/literary themes, humorous poems, children's poems, holiday poems, nature poems, LDS or Mormon poems, patriotic poems, and more.
Some of the pieces are serious, some frivolous; others are tongue-in-cheek. Hopefully, there is something for everyone.
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Posted by Susan Anderson
Knowledge Has Its Price
©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson
The phone rings.
Innocence answers cheerfully,
vanishes on a sigh.
Lightning shouldn't strike twice.
Children should be bulletproof.
Hasn't the freight been paid
for this (and more) already?
There is no King's Ex,
no Not It,
no fingers-crossed immunity.
No substitution or proxy.
Life happens, happens and happens.
Comes at you full force,
teeth exposed, jaws open.
Swallows you up, spits you out.
Takes another bite.
You can teach the Ninevites,
cling to the belly of the whale,
or swim free, wiser…
Ready to struggle,
embrace the process,
live in fear.
Humility. Submission. Acceptance.
Jonah missed the message
in the end.
Was taught again.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding."