Better times are coming


    To Mr. Arnold York, Chief Editor, The Malibu Times.

    I surely like your Editorials and the the information you provide through your Editions, that give much subject material for the Poems. Here is one that is upbeat for the future, yet recognizing we have to keep their feet out of the fire.


    Is humanness coming into play,

    In our battered Malibu?

    Will the policies of newness

    Bring us comfort that is due?

    Perhaps worried renters,

    Won’t be flung into the streets.

    And the minions of enforcement

    Will have compassion?

    That’s a treat !

    Lets hope the council

    Now comes through,

    With what they swear is truth.

    And the final actions

    Of them all —

    Will be the living proof.

    Better times are coming,

    I heard a skeptic say.

    And this itself, is comforting,

    Upon this hopeful day.

    H. Emmett Finch