Literary history and philosophy

Thoreau inspired marching
to the beat of a different drummer

Frost saw two paths
and recommended the least travelled

Johnny Appleseed Chapman offered
kindness and simplicity


I borrowed a tin hat from Johnny
I found a fine thick stick
along an old forgotten path


I march to the beat
of my own drum

Drum drum

Drum drum

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.