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Sinking Feeling

July 27, 2018 3 Comments

water

water

With a sinking feeling they trudged across the desert on thirsty horses

Weeks of deprivation and harsh conditions had diminished the group

Some fell behind, and finding no sustenance, succumbed to dehydration

This band of pioneers had left behind comfort and ease to travel west

They believed there would be a paradise waiting at the end of the trail

Along the way they had to keep the vision alive of a fertile, peaceful place

That they imagined but had never seen, that waited for them over the ridge

When they finally spotted a small lake where the horses could be watered

They adjusted their expectations, looked for shelter, and mourned their losses

wheel

wheel

Rumors Of Wealth

July 25, 2018 1 Comment

 

fearless leader

fearless leader

The first hint of hidden treasure attracted the worst element
Stray con artists from everywhere gathered to make a kill
Rumors flowed like water, while jealously and dishonesty fought
Over the loyalty of pirates and thieves, all skilled at robbery
In truth there was nothing of value to steal, dig up, or find
The illusion of wealth had poisoned their collective mind

ghosts of thieves

ghosts of thieves

Flash Of Color

July 23, 2018

dreamscape

dreamscape

The mind’s eye dreams up wondrous scenes of escape
Dream paths lined with outrageously bright colors and lights
Bring us into realms in which our movements are vivid, clear
Uncluttered by doubts, our steps are taken in grace, no fear
We only find these secret places by stepping outside the rule
That mindlessly stays in the ignorant ways practiced by the fool

dreamscape

dreamscape

Insect Picnic

July 21, 2018

bee

bee

Inventive little creatures stumble across the picnic lawn
Dancing with the birthday cake we worked on since the dawn
The ants and caterpillars enjoy the sugar roses, icing sweet
They scamper merrily down the path with butter on their feet
They have made a regular sport out of devouring our repast
Nature knows no bounds when people picnic on the grass
We can think ourselves lucky for feeding the cake to the ants
Now we will all have a better chance of fitting into our pants

On The Threshold

July 10, 2018 2 Comments

threshold

threshold

Pausing for a moment to take a look at the past
I know those haunting mistakes will not be my last
No matter how long this takes it will be too fast
I see the future on the horizon shimmering and vast

Drought Shadows

June 29, 2018

Opuntia

Opuntia

Hot, restless winds blow across the desert

The fruit and flowers of the garden have disappeared

The future hangs heavy on the horizon, void of course

Drought followed by famine and fear have decimated

The crops we have always grown to sustain ourselves

Now we eat cactus to survive, knowing it is a gift

The bright colored blooms delight our hearts and spirits

Promising fruit that will keep the community alive for a while

 

Opuntia

Opuntia

 

 

Free The People

June 14, 2018 1 Comment

Chaos

Chaos

If we are not here to bargain, bully, and descend a long path
What kind of interior purpose can possibly be served by wrath?
Disconnected, left spinning in whirlwinds of violence and grief
This chaotic background story has stolen peace like a thief
Our time is corrupted, our spaces are polluted by flowing greed
Where can we look for the insight and harmony we all need?

#NaPoWriMo Deep Dive

April 26, 2018 4 Comments

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Beneath the sea of glass the tidal forces pull
Strange debris left behind at the beach out to sea
The tangled mass of garbage wraps itself around
Coral reefs and living creatures without mercy
Our casual mindless set of values is strangling
The life from the ocean and the beauty from the shore

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Join Poets from around the world each day in April to read, write, and recite poetry.  Find new poets here.  Submit your own work for fun.  Enjoy!

#NaPoWriMo Late Bloom

April 23, 2018

bloom

bloom

Time passes quickly as the words fly through my mind
Fits and starts of creative linguistic crap is what I find
Will I become a poet in the future when I no longer care?
Or will my visions continue to languish about in the air?

Nobody knows, certainly not me

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Join poets from around the globe for National Poetry Writing Month. Read, write, and contribute here all month.

#NaPoWriMo2018 #WritePhoto Shelter

April 5, 2018 6 Comments

shelter

shelter

 

 

Wilderness holds secrets known only to the creatures who inhabit the place

Our visiting feet pass by too quickly to feel the rhythm underground

We keep the earbuds on and miss the harmonic symphony of nature’s sound

Our vision is impaired by limits we accepted without thinking for ourselves

After this picnic comes and goes this will always belong to fairies and elves

To find our place in this puzzle we must look at the world we think we rule

With respect for all sentient beings, every wizard, clown, teacher, and fool

#writephoto

#writephoto

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This is a response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, and it is also the 5th day of #NaPoWriMo2018.  This post is killing two poetry birds with one stone.  Enjoy the other writers who create responses to this photo on Sue’s Echo.  Read, write, and comment on the poets by following the hashtag #NaPoWriMo. It is all poetry all the time in April!! Enjoy!

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