Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets

An extension of Cambridge's Stone Soup Poetry Venue.

Poem by Jack Powers

Illustration by James Conant


The Lord
Wants me
To be the best
Of my generation,
No excuses, that’s
what he wants.
It will be painful
Following His wishes
The highest tower
Is what he calls
Me to.
Surprise, I’m already
With my mother
And father,
In heaven
That’s a climax
We climb as they
Not to be our own
We lean into
The struggle.
We must get into
The task.
This task is ours,
It’s not easy
To believe
But, if you don’t,
Heaven will be
Far from you!