As the Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides draws to a close I am trying to play catch up. One wouldn’t think that writing one poem a day would be hard, but with all the responsibility of life it sometimes seems impossible to get the “me” time necessary to do the writing I so enjoy. I am going to try and do better. I hope you enjoy my first efforts.
Have a great day,
Day 25 Falling
We always curse the rainy days
wanting instead to go out and play
Rarely do we thank the rain
for falling, washing the dust away
and making all things bright and new.
Day 24 Prayer poem
Each day I see people become more and more disconnected from one another,
plugged into technology but not each other
more in touch with the internet
than the family you claim to adore
My brief prayer oh Jah is that we learn to love more freely.
A smile, a touch, a warm embrace can change the course of someone’s day.
Day 23 a quit doing what you are doing poem
Smoking cigarettes made us cool, we thought
Most of the kids at school had tried it and could even blow smoke rings
Outside of the party, music thumping
Kidding ourselves that we looked glamorous, like the movie stars of old
Inhaling cancer willingly into our immature lungs
Not realizing the lasting effects- cancer, hypertension, emphysema, DEATH
Good thing I liked to dance, quitting before it became an expensive habit
Maybe you should consider quitting the cancer sticks too.
As the sun sets below the horizon,
it changes the sky
into a shimmering array of colors
Pink, peach and purple
the colors of passion
the same hue as my mango daiquiri
Savoring the cold drink, the Florida heat.
Sitting on the balcony next my love
We gaze into the sky
morning glory fading into a star filled night
cloudless and the moon rising high
I sigh with pleasure as a warm breeze caresses my cheek
I sigh in distress as if this were the only night
for it is our last night we will share in paradise
Our stolen moments are too far apart
and I dream of the too distant nights
when we shall share sunsets inspired kisses once more.
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