Poem: Simple Pleasures

So many men
Crave adventure
Seek thrills
Sink their money
Into adrenaline-rushing hobbies.
Seeking virtual escape
Empty power
High speed
Empty pleasure.
I am a man
Of simple pleasures.
Give me a good book
TV show or movie.
I’ll enjoy simple food
And simple drink.
I’ll love long walks
Alone in my mind
Under a starry sky.
Nothing is better
Than time spent
With friends and family.
Or getting lost
In simple mastery of
My own body.
I am a man
Of simple pleasures
There’s no other man
I’d rather be.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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