Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.


New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 3 Days

Deadline: Jun 14th

Share Your Story
Deadline: Jun 16th

Four Line Poem
Deadline: Jun 20th

Father's Day Poetry Contest
Deadline: Jun 21st


Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Votes: None

 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: April 9, 2020      Views: 124

Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


I am a semi-retired high school math teacher (part-time only now!) who has a passion for fantasy/sci-fi as well as romance literature. I have three fantasy and/or sci-fi novels that I shall now shamelessly list for you to pick up on Amazon or Barnes& - more...

She is a top ranked author at the #5 position.

She is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #20 spot on the rankings.

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #3 spot on this years rankings.

She is also an active reviewer and is holding the #3 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

Portfolio | Become A Fan
This work has reached the exceptional level
Things cannot continue indefinitely...
"Ominous Portents" by Y. M. Roger

Confusion’s caught us unaware,
And we know not the ‘how’ or ‘where’ –
Bombarded by uncertainty:
What can and will or will not be…

Suspicious thoughts feed jealous yen,
Without a link to ‘why’ or ‘when’ –
We suddenly mistrust our own:
Nescient when seeds of doubt were sown…

These velvet chains though indistinct,
Bind just as strong as steely link –
The burden they induce is real:
As pressure on a potter’s wheel…

But human spirit won’t be caged,
Nor have its freedom disengaged –
It cannot live in dark and doubt:
Watch as its dreams are cast about…

Caution’s one thing, control's another,
And o’er yon hill, a distant thunder –
Forebearer of future travails:
Confusion’s storms sire suspicion’s gales

Rhyming Poem contest entry


Author Notes
**nescient --> pronounced here with the two-syllables: ne-shuhnt

This is not the direction I intended when I carved time out to write this today... but this is where the muse took the pen, and I didn't have time to walk away and distract him and try again... :) I do thank you for reading me (and him)! LoL! ;)

Altered image of Redoubt Volcano explosion on April 21, 1990, from Wikimedia Commons

Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Share or Bookmark
Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. Y. M. Roger All rights reserved. Registered copyright with FanStory.
Y. M. Roger has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.

Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.

  Contact Us

© 2016, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement