The Ballot Box: Gerald Herron

On a foreign shore, the voters gather
for an earthly matter;
casting votes, tallying up the score,
deciding my forevermore.

And as I look over my resume,
I have loved a woman with all my heart,
cursed God for all he took,
and can I find a way to forgive myself
for the one’s I’ve hurt?

I don’t know,
but here I am, trying to be a better man;
one foot in heaven, the other in hell.
Where will I end?
Only time will tell.


From the self-published book of poetry, “Days Gone By” (2013).