Syndic No.6
Syndic Literary Journal

Poetry: “Autobiography” by Robert Garmston



by Robert J. Garmston




what is life
but energy seeking expression
a yearning for fulfillment in its DNA
persistent enough to treat obstructions
as challenges

in rich or poor soil
under cloudy skies or stormy
its desires will not be denied

as long
as it survives its perilous path
as long as false starts
are perceived and corrected
as long as it senses its own being
as long as encounters
make it smarter
it will prevail

this is no fairy tale
no story of herculean proportion
it is what
is natural





Authors/Artists Bios

Dr. Robert Garmston, retired educator and co-developer of two international professional development programs lives in El Dorado Hills, CA with his wife Sue and cat, Bella.


Compiled/Published by LeRoy Chatfield
History of Syndic
Write Letter / Contact Publisher
© all photos/text
Return to

Current issue:
Syndic No. 45
November 2021
Previous issues: No. 44 | No. 43 | No. 42 | No. 41 | No. 40 | No. 39 | No. 38
Full Archive of Issues