sunsetYou are the skysunset1 week ago in Free Verse
near where the sun
smiles – illuminated –
You walk on a world
where the rain kisses
(And in the afternoon,
you are filled with light
and you are light
in your body.)
Year of JubileeYear of Jubilee1 month ago in Free Verse
Year of Jubilee
Written by Adam M. Snow
My child, My child; lend Me your ear,
heed My word, put aside your fear,
your pride, your sword, your envious jeer
- hear My voice and revere.
See the world through grain of sand,
this world of yours is My Father's land.
Heed My word and make a stand
- rain of revival is at hand.
Your home will burn with Holy fire;
your kin will see My Father's desire.
Hundreds of voices will be lifted higher,
many will speak with tongues of fire.
The blind will gain a whole new sight,
they shall see God's Holy might.
Holy Spirit will in them shine bright,
their tongues shall too with fire ignite.
The lame will dance and dance so free,
to a Heavenly chorus of praises towards Me.
They will dance and dance so endlessly
- rejoicing, rejoicing with tears of glee.
The mute will speak with unheard voice
and sing aloud as they rejoice.
Praises will flow from their new found voice,
set ablaze as they rejoice.
Natural BeautySunlight peeks over the horizon,Natural Beauty4 days ago in Free Verse
blanketing the grassland,
leaving the water awash
with radiant reflections.
The gentle winds waft,
dispersing a delicate touch.
It reminds me of You;
eyes agleam with dawn light
illuminating land, water, and I.
Your palm’s subtle touch
caresses my skin like a tender tailwind
while we embrace on the grass.
Wish Upon A StarBut maybeWish Upon A Star2 weeks ago in Free Verse
are wishes thrown to the sky
shooting stars fall
because the wish came true
so we send up new ones
to hopefully shine in its place
The Road Not TakenFriday, November 6, 2015The Road Not Taken3 weeks ago in Free Verse
"The road not taken"
is the road misunderstood
its hushed beauty
masked beneath layers
of overlapping shadows
of an assortment of shapes
causing it to seem foreboding.
the wind breathes through
ancient tree branches stretching proudly
towards the sky, and the sound
it makes is akin to that of a behemoth,
a leviathan, a creature as old as time
this road, shrouded in mystery and allure
freezes most hearts
but beckons others...
from every/ripple//the sparkling/bangle//of a wavefrom everyfrom every/ripple//the sparkling/bangle//of a wave2 weeks ago in Free Verse
of a wave
Bed of WavesNight falls on a calm ocean,Bed of Waves1 month ago in Free Verse
Coral smooth and polished,
Waves puffed and almost never ending,
Falling down to the edge of the world,
There are no fish,
No animals roaming the dry sea bed,
As the waves suddenly crash and raise,
Creating a new island in their wake,
There is a creature the size of the sea,
The waves their blanket,
The gentle breathing and dream filled sleep,
Turns the tide this night,
This sea is dry, no wet nor water,
But as the morning comes the giant awakens,
A terror of the sea,
A great white shark a human be.
WastelandI stare into oblivion.Wasteland2 weeks ago in Free Verse
All life destroyed.
But its their faults,
My once beautiful world
Has been turned into a desolate wasteland.
No life survives
And now I'm alone.
I was a mother of this world
And I failed to protect my children.
However, sometimes children need freedom
Even though they do not know what's best.
Arizona AutumnAs breezes rustle the buffelgrass,Arizona Autumn3 weeks ago in Free Verse
no early frost covers the ground -
no wintry wind chills the air.
But among the cooling desert,
a plant stands tall and steady.
Its blooms have fallen for the year,
its pollen spread by both bird and bat.
White petals have long since given way
to red stars carrying the next generation.
New plants to come in another season,
with tiny needles appearing like snow
to cover them in false winter dust.
Both arms and column alike, evergreen
even in the autumn of the year,
stand proudly among the arid sands
ever watchful as the world passes by.
They grow on south-facing mountains
in shallow soil: sentinels of another world.
ButterflyIt can only fly so high.Butterfly2 weeks ago in Free Verse
Once it spreads its wings,
it can touch the sky.
Upon the yellow, orange, and gold,
there lies a garden set in stone.
This garden is filled with rocks and bricks,
even the dog couldn't do a trick.
For everything was set int stone,
as if a muse came in a chariot throne.
The life was dead,
and the dead was life.
Upon the sun's light,
the butterfly took flight.
It fluttered and flew
in the arches so high,
it became a twinkling star
in the night.
For this butterfly
was no ordinary butterfly.
It was granted the jewel of life.
Upon resting on a rosemary,
the jolly herb and the butterfly married.
Its leave grew green and its fragrance fared well,
the butterfly took off and cured the others as well.
The trees grew back their brown
and the bushes were no longer drowned.
The fountain worked in thrice,
and the butterfly saved three mice.
In reality, this butterfly was no butterfly
but a gentle gardener,
who had bought the property just a week ago.
After pulling out wee
Abyssal The abyss stretches off into infinity,Abyssal 1 month ago in Free Verse
The churning of blackened waves,
Is all that separates the emptiness,
From the hopeless people gathered here.
They came to this place,
In the hopes of seeing something,
Something that would change them forever.
The pier and it's dull lights,
Were meant to serve as a beacon,
Jutting out into the darkness,
But what it does,
Is make all in attendance feel insignificant.
On a shoreline,
Where everything is darkness,
The pier's lights,
Are but a desperate attempt,
To explore the unknown.
But it merely represents,
Our own futility.
It would almost be beautiful,
If it wasn't so damned depressing.
Mother of the ForestIn Spring all the birds singMother of the Forest3 days ago in Free Verse
A melody with such a familiar ring
In Autumn vibrant flowers wilt
Yet the leaves make the ground a beautiful quilt
In Winter the land is locked in a freezing cold embrace
Yet the plants below the snow struggle to burst free in grace
Then comes Summer
The sun watches over as the animals abound
Nature sighs with a hypnotic sound
Yet above it all, a single hill bears a crown
A royal tree whose shade puts the rabbits to rest
Its branches a cradle for a fledgling nest
Come Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall
The Tree stands resiliently ever tall
Above the clouds it seems to fly
The only season it knows is a wide open sky
Love you Mom
WavingThe night wind is a tricksy one, siren song for miles.Waving3 weeks ago in Free Verse
and brave the waves,
and when they drown,
To Eat is to Kill (Poem)To Eat is to Kill (Poem)1 week ago in Free Verse
A standard of living
That predates known time
And the process to which life
Has followed since then
Slaughter and blood
To which sustenance is gained
And the lives that were lost
Shall keep new life sustained
And the animal is butchered
And the plant is uprooted
And the family is fed
And the beast has been sated
Though no wrong was done
Much suffering was made
To keep all life going
We all must consume
To Eat is to Kill
And the cycle continues
Of rebirth and of death
Of the slaughtered and the fed
To Eat is to Kill
And in this we all share guilt
And to live another day
We must Kill yet again
So long the living continue thriving
And there are hungry to be sated
We shall follow down this path
To consume yet again
So long the beast seeks its prey
With the will to be fed
We shall continue this slaughter
Till coming of death's end...
Universal CareCompassion is present,Universal Care1 month ago in Free Verse
all of the time.
There is a source,
that is divine.
Like a kiss in the rain,
or a snowflake tear,
He is near.
Lunar ChildI am the Sun,Lunar Child1 month ago in Free Verse
You are the Moon,
The planets that surround me
Have birthed you.
We have spent an eternity.
But, there is a sad truth
I must leave soon
Please, do not fret my Moon.
Just remember you Father
Remember how we worked together
To brighten your mother
Even on the darkest of nights
When I am to leave
You must also
To find a new home
A new father
Before I disperse
I will craft more children
I will mark you
And give those children our memories
With the hope I may see you again
But not me who is to see
Now go my child
For I will always love you.
Fire fireYou bitch !Fire fire3 weeks ago in Free Verse
You burned me !
Pain from flame
Nothing came from my fascination
Hurt was your only intention
How could you turn ?
Your tongue of flame
lick and burn.
Your pornography of heat !
All my magma voyeurism
Now peeling off my skin
As I am consumed
You match my fire within
Dancing , searing ,
symphonytin roof, tropical rainsymphony5 days ago in Free Verse
thunder and lightning duet
branches singing backup in the wind
harmonies high, swing low
silence between chorus gusts
stars and clouds collide
driving rhythms, angry angels
baritones' soft kiss
promise of encore.
Ice FlowerIce Flower2 weeks ago in Free Verse
Ice flower -
Delicacy served by
Artwork created by
Wonder made of
Gift surprising the
Ice flower -
CrescentYour sickle shapeCrescent2 weeks ago in Free Verse
slices through the Harvest night,
you are jera,
renewal, conclusions, beginnings,
the turning wheel,
reap all your sorrows,
and gather your joys,
your slow dying
is beautiful because
it is eternal,
as you continue to fade
the year draws nearer
its end and winter's breadth
runs fast at your heels,
but your fires will burn again
filling the void
a reminder of the transitioning
nature of time.
September RainsWe heard her on the street withoutSeptember Rains1 month ago in Free Verse
her steps as unfaltering as September rains
before the sisters shook the oceans and the skies.
She would visit us then but by-and-bye
for it is dangerous to walk beneath unfalling heaven
that lies upon no arch, cerulean vault exposed
to elements of mankind.
And each receding visit she would bring gifts
of soft holly, birch, and strange, exotic things
so that we longed for what we knew:
the sharp branches of acacia
and fluid tissue of aloes,
ripe in verdure's grace.
So with a grimaced smile we accept
the visits of our Aunt.
And dream that we could ask her once again
when she might come with September Rains.
The Death Of A StarTonight,The Death Of A Star3 weeks ago in Free Verse
A star died
- a nova with colours
Even my eyes cannot
Begin to imagine
In the dark void
Of this atmosphere
Into shards of deathly beauty
-its last breath
Was one of fireworks
Bringing eye-blinding, vibrant light
To this blackness
Like all stars that died before it
Its light shone down
For centuries after its death
Tod eines SommersKlagend weht der HerbstwindTod eines Sommers1 month ago in Free Verse
über das lebensmüde Land
und die fahlen Nebelschleier
sinken auf die rostigen Skelette
lang vergangener Sommerträume.
Und während schlafende Bäume
ihre dunklen Träume träumen
kündet der Schrei eines Vogels
in der endlos scheinenden Stille
von der nahenden Winterskälte.
Flighti live too much,Flight2 days ago in Free Verse
that life could not take
any more of me,
so i dangled its feet
to stop its breath
for a while
i set it alight
like a bird
it circled above me
i followed/traced its wake,
with a finger
i felt it clutch my heart
i became very still
but it wanted to lose me,