Jeff Shattuck (2014 Poem In Your Pocket)

Asleep at the Feet of King Kamehameha

by Capt. Jeff Shattuck

O homeless,
Asleep at the feet
of others
Asleep at the feet
of so called success
frozen in time.

What happened?
Do you wish to draw power
from the past?
To set matters right
in your life?

Would a gift of money
counterwise contribute
To your success?

The passerbys,
Have they learned of your plight?

Do they know of who you are?
my voice expelled, and yet you are
as motionless as the stone.

Your silence describes all,
What will you become tomorrow,
After the osmosis of power?

Will history give you a gift
she has not given to me?

I have worked hard all my life
And never received such.
Perhaps you will,
And thus level the field.

So perhaps,
eye to eye,
on your feet,
we will speak tomorrow.

As a creative technologist, designer, author and illustrator, Capt. Jeff has created billboards to broadcast commercials to corporate identities, formed four corporations, three of which (Creative Intelligence, Inc., Shattuck Marine, Inc., Ocean Tiger, Inc.), he takes a seat on the board of directors. An author and media outlet contributor, Jeff is pleased to be able to contribute to the body of knowledge that belongs to every person now and in the future. Mostly he loves writing and illustrating his childrens books. Visit him on

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