Paint Across the SkiesMy kinship ties withPaint Across the Skies23 minutes ago in Free Verse More Like This
The whistling winds
And the drum that is my heart.
None know the skies like I
And none can feel its beauty-
While I paint across the skies for you
My lanterns in the night
Touch unto the mountains high
Open arms of guiding light
For the souls of all to know
My domain above the clouds.
As I swim across the twilight
I marvel at you humans,
I will greet you all, some day,
Our lives will never know dusk
Safe from the terrors in the shadows
I am the Light, I am the Aurora.
Cruel WeatherThe brutal windsCruel Weather9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Carry out their abuses in the dark
So when morning comes
The bruised clouds can say nothing
And we think that it's just the way the weather goes
SummertimeThe storms bear down over vacant buildingsSummertime17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
with no lights in the windows to go out;
and then, as if by magic, the vicious sun
splits the clouds with sharpened rays
that claw at the surface, searching for kindling
and fires spring up in the West, lit by moody Nature
and her heatstruck servants, so that
all may know by the smoke that the season is come
The gasp of bottles echoes in every home
as men raise toasts to modern gladiators
and the people wash away the year until they come to sleep
sprawled under the electrical palm leaf;
the children take to their distractions
with fast-burning vigour for a day, and plans are made
to send fortunes up in a shower of sparks
while strangers kiss all along the shoreline
Then come the days where every yard smells
of propane and charcoal, and ultraviolet traps
keep the vampires at bay long into the night
And soon the days will shorten and the clocks fall back
and we will sleep that promised hour
while the summer slips away to distant shores
and we ca
The Scale of ThingsYou lumbering fools, creatures of ungainly massThe Scale of Things17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
so slow and predictable, forever separate
from the spark that creates:
we pity you
You fortunate souls, with the strength to
change your path,
never at the mercy of inevitability
we salute you
We confused wanderers, uncertain
of our place and changing the rules
all the time –
we are ruled by laws and buffeted
by randomness, yet we try to understand
how we are caught between
the unknown and the unknowable;
little wonder that we balance on the turning point
between order and chaos
una Voz en la LluviaY la lluvia cayó...una Voz en la Lluvia20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
cada gota al tocar una superficie produjo una nota
las notas formaron una melodía
la melodía era una triste canción de cuna
cantada por las lágrimas de la diosa de la selva
y la selva, a través de las voces de los animales, respondió:
"Mamá, tengo mucho miedo!".
FireflyYou are a tiny little fireflyFirefly21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burning in the night sky
You jump and hop and swirl in the breeze
Oh, you always get to do what you please
I wish I could be like you, little guy
Be so free, so unaware
Of the darkness, of the sadness
Hidden inside this world's core
Your tiny body is a ray of hope
That guides lonely souls home
With your signature glow
It truly is magnificent
How majestic your flights are
If only you knew how much your light meant
I wish I could have that luxury
To shine brightly like a star
You're the last ray of home
In this cold, dying world
RainPounding,Rain1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
With no one to love,
In solitude it weeps.
No happiness does it know
only does it wish for
Even the soft clouds
Become heavy with Rain
Disapproving of it
Breaking the Fall with plastic
I Wish To Be With NatureI want to live upon a flower petalI Wish To Be With Nature1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
And taste the tang of honey
And sleep untouched in the bed of a rosebud
And sneeze from pollen 'til it's funny
I want to soar on backs of buzzing bees
And drink the tears of clouds
And touch the Earth with green fingertips
And give ants crumbs within their crowds
I want to shade myself with fallen leaves
And chatter with the robins red
And dig a nook between two roots
And find fine spider silk to thread
Yes, I want, and yes, I wish
To be with nature, I do insist
But though I try, I will never be
As small as a raindrop, a snowflake, a flea
Christmas PeomChristmas Peom1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sound of wood splintering and cracking,
Little fingers of flames danced along its chaotic rhythm,
Heat of the Sun offered its warmth to its many freezing victims of Jack Frost,
Glistening lights brighten up the huge evergreen tree with festive ornaments decking on its branches,
The essence of peppermint and hot cocoa lingered in the air, giving the room a comfortable atmosphere.
Stray branches of mistletoe mischievously hanged on isolated location around the room, waiting for a kiss under each of them,
Hearty laughs, merry carols and festive winter activities were done and were enjoyed, rising anticipation filled the air for New Year's Day,
Tales of the past and the mythical belief of St.Nicholas were told upon the young generation and were passed down,
At the strike of midnight, young children tucked in their beds, their excitement and anticipation within the man that would grant their wishes, St. Nicholas,
The distant jingle of bells and singing carol
The snowThe snow is white and flawless.The snow1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
It´s cold and soft.
Snowflakes are fun and beautiful.
They are like us, each is different.
There´s no two identical.
The snow´s perfect Company is the moon.
the moon colors snow pretty blue.
The snow shines in the moonlight.
It makes the view soft and mystical.
It´s like a dream.
Snow is not good Company for sun.
People can go snowblind.
The whole winter is perfect.
The darkness, the moon and the snow.
It´s cold, but the most beautiful thing one can see.
Darker DaysA winter without snow is a vise.Darker Days1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
A clamp, stifling the spirit
Weighing heavily on cold shoulders.
Choking the flame, smothering.
Blanketing light inn deeper darkness.
Darkness haunts every day,
Closing in the corners,
Reaching out from behind.
It's cold, and bitter,
Where closed eyes make no change.
Change would make the day.
Something besides the grind,
The entombed earth, trapped.
Pinned beneath perpetual cloud.
Fumes leaning down to choke.
Choke deep on routine.
The only grace left to us,
Those without Sun to see
Or warm to bring comfort.
Time frozen solid in the ground.
the rain the rain gently stops pouringthe rain 2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sun isnt bright as yesterday
the clouds are fading away
the sky seems endless splatter of blue paint
and the wind is tired; barely letting the grass dance
just when you think it will forever stays like this
the dark storm comes rolling in
destroying the perfect sky
and the sun hides from view
as the rain come pouring down
the grass is flat on ground; unable to stand any longer
then it goes away again
and there is the same perfect view except for the rainbow that fills up the sky
Winter's EmbraceI can feel it in the airWinter's Embrace2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
The temperature has been falling
And the ground is now frozen
Overhead, the clouds are a dark gray
Today it will snow
Soon pieces of white fluff begins to fall
First scattered, then falling thicker
Quickly covering the ground
Soon all colors are covered up
Leaving only a sparkly white
I can feel it in the air
The snow's joy as it swirls all around
The plants bend under their heavy burden
All is silent in this white land
As if everything was holding its breath
Soon the snow will stop falling
Its job just about done
Snow covers everything with its brilliance
All is silent in this sparkly world
As they lay within the embrace of winter
Winter WonderDecember has arrivedWinter Wonder2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the air has gone chilly.
A thin blanket of snow
Has covered our little city.
After waiting a month
From October’s candy.
Just 25 more days
Before presents come in handy.
Huddled around the fire
To avoid the freezing cold,
We watch the all children
For they have presents to unfold.
Now, yes it has come.
And, yes it has gone.
But do not worry,
Winter has just begun.
The air is still cold
And the season is still young
Something new has arrived.
New songs are being sung.
High over head
There is fire being cracked
And all around
Others joined in the act.
Colors, so many
Fly through the air.
But to look away?
How could one dare?
Then the night ends
And we retreat to our beds.
Dreaming sweet dreams
With soft pillows beneath our heads.
But still we are not finished,
There is still much left to be said.
‘Cause then couples come together
And celebrate the holiday that’s red.
Sweethearts and goodies,
Hugs and kisses.
Women become Mrs.
The Wind and IAs the foam tops roar and tumbleThe Wind and I2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
as the desert stretches endless, wide
as the branches sway and tremble
the wind and sky and I beside
Little Human childRun little one, on unsteady legs as the world begins, run with the others in leaps and bounds,Little Human child2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Across an ocean of golden grass
Swim little ones, with tiny new bodies
Forests of coral and kelp, waves thunder above
Hide little one the hawk flies low, back to your nest to lie among others
Wait in the velvet darkness
Fly little one, raise spindly wings, yet unused
To join others of your kind in the silver air
Come little human child,
DragonflyOf all the creaturesDragonfly2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I love most the dragonfly
A thousand eyes
fragile segments of finest glass,
and gossamer, windowpane wings
PigeonThis fretful companyPigeon2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
are prone to
the bird with bright eyes
turns circles to resolve it
baywatch saltsunfish freckled yellow basks in bay-watching sun as itbaywatch salt2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
rolls over in the
welcoming atmosphere of sea-salted air.
thick dabbling freckles sky dabbles inthick dabbling freckles2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
still amber autumn
hues - ( even though
it's a thick
word , with heavy
and we're still kind of
cheering on winter
in the auditorium , so when a
begins to freckle the
pavement , we get so
overjoyed . it's
desperately warm out ; as if
repenting our shrill and
chill of winter
( so at our recess
time , i ask the
clouds if they can
give us some
meager, ( irrelevent ) time
of unwarmth yet
cold security. and the
other kids look at me like
asking mother nature
for white-flakes. )
Spring BlossomsSpring brings forth blossoms,Spring Blossoms2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the midst of thunder storms,
as hope is born.
DFV 19: ForestNothing could be more peaceful.DFV 19: Forest2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
On the darkest of nights they whisper to us.
On the clearest of days, they chatter.
They turn color just to entertain us, to keep our lives from going stale.
They seem to die, and in the very same year they are reborn.
They never stop growing, and never stop reaching.
Nothing could be more peaceful than the trees that carpet our world.