.Summer,.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
it perches on my rounded lips
as a bird prepared for flight.
I will fill it with my soul
until it's bulging - days stretched
so thin they hardly separate
and butterfly mornings blur
into strawberry eves.
In a blink it will be gone,
a breath too hard and
Mother NatureThere is a soul,Mother Nature16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That seems to flow,
Beneath the gold,
Of the suns glow.
It flows within,
It floats within,
You feel its breath,
In the wind,
You feel its death,
With every sin.
It does not think,
It does not hate,
It only loves,
It doesn’t berate.
And her breath,
We have a peaceful death
SeptemberThe page hasn't turnedSeptember1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun tilts on the edge
Before it falls
You have caught it already
Trees with a hesitant shudder
Shake leaves that aren't ready to die
The breath passes
But when you look up
The clouds are pulling back
They have smelled it
They are leaving the thick air
Near the ground
To escape it
But you have to stay
And when you feel it again
There will be frost
.tonight.4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath the harvest(ed)
in pleasing arrangements-
to be laid
upon the flowerbed
Cigarettes and AutumnsAll these cigarettes and autumns are piling upCigarettes and Autumns1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
on me. Dead leaf at dusk from a
hoary apple tree.
Eden's falling with each
tick of the tock, measured by periodic
fingers counting down an imaginary clock.
I can nearly see the golden leaves
dancing on the breeze while the
incense smell of burning fronds
waft tenaciously through the trees.
It's a good time to be alive.
Soon enough the frost on the window's
going to hide the impending
autumn happening outside.
So presently I'm exhaling stale smoke
on the window, lamenting summer's
passing with a clear view
of each hue of a burning bush,
of each push towards doom
already intent on being reborn.
Fascinated by the symmetry.
Fascinated by the symmetry.
Last Days of AutumnDays grow shorter, the air more chill and crispLast Days of Autumn2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweaters will be replaced with coats in a matter of days
Awaiting the final leaf of autumn to fall
Cool breezes shift gears into frigid winds
Gray clouds blanket the once blue sky
The sun hiding its shy face behind the the dyed cotton puffs
Rakes and leaf blowers emerge from hibernation in their garage dens
Wildlife gather the last of their food for a three-month slumber
Soon rain will be substituted with snow
As the last days of autumn come and go
Opening welcome arms for Christmas, for school holidays, for New Year's
Bidding farewell to autumn and good day to winter
Everyone Forgets the RainThe lightning tore into the cloudsEveryone Forgets the Rain1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Their pale, innocent faces darkened and their eyes shut
Their eyes shut and their blood turned to water
The water, their blood, their tears, poured down upon the earth
The thunder cried, loud wails echoing across the sky
And the lightning grew brighter, prideful in its massacre
And as the lightning swelled with pride, the thunder
That poor, poor mother, cried for the loss of her children
She cursed the lightning, cursed the man that would dare take her children from her
And the clouds, those poor children, those happy, innocent children
They withered as they cried, as they bled out in the sky
And as I looked upon the spectacle
As I stared up at the sky
As their tears hit my face
As their blood drenched my hair
My own tears joined in the mixture of their blood
Their sorrow became my own
And as the clouds finally dissipated
As the thunder quieted, her grief stealing her voice
As the lightning vanished, having stolen the lives of his children
I was blind
Beauty, Concerning a Spider WebDew drops catch the first lightBeauty, Concerning a Spider Web6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
From the rising sun, still stretching
As it awakens for another day,
It’s routine tasks unchanged.
The shadows shrink as the new day dawns,
The heat of day lighting up everything.
Not much is hidden from its scorching rays
As the day burns on.
The web, now devoid of moisture,
Is hidden from view, remaining
Invisible to all who pass it by,
Its beauty unrecognized.
As the sun starts it's eventual descent,
The world becomes restless as the
Light it adjusted to for vision
Starts to fade.
Shadows stretch across the ground,
Darkness slowly taking over as
The moon graces the sky, taking watch
Over the world below.
Soft white light bathes the world,
Dancing along the surface and
Adding a sense of wonder.
And the spider web, forgotten during
The day, now catches the moonlight as it
Dances along it's threads, bringing it to life.
Nature then readies to repeat its melody.
the creekilluminated green shiversthe creek3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
slender brown skeletons bear their life-giving factories
thick brown spines burrow deeper
water rolls and falls over ancient pressed earth
taking some with it on its journey
challenging the fish with its never ending agility
dainty aviators alight on tall grass
their iridescent bodies scatter sun
the light which makes the whole place glow
little skaters skate on melted, moving ice that bends to their will
they skate in groups, they scatter when approached
their long insect legs splayed
small birds whistle for attention
black-feathered scavengers boast about themselves
shrill cries come from birds of prey
bare-headed vultures are silent, only watchful and observant
New MoonI saw garish eyes of the skiesNew Moon3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sun and Moon in the ties
The husky east wind blew
Playing that dusky tune
The day effaced itself
Extinguishing it's hearth
The evening mourning time
When day and night combine
Then I saw springing stars
Blooming in nightly tars
Falling from their affixion
Burning out from the friction
Looking like fiery slashes
Turning out into ashes
I didn't make a wish
Not to feel too selfish
White clouds dyed black by night
Covered the sky ruining the sight
Lower and lower the moon went down
Behind the horizon to finally drown
Like into attar to bless a new morn
When Sun peeked afar, a new day was born
Halfassed Nature poemYou took my bodyHalfassed Nature poem3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the end
to the end.
You have become a parasite.
Bigger than the ones that ride
Tore me limb to limb.
Like the laws of nature
like a mother
I will set you to right.
shall be put to control.
Put to rest.
Like any other species
I will send a disease.
This epidemic will bring balance.
The loss will cut the numbers
just as you did to me.
And I shall claim myself back.
Unpleased with the creatures that have possessed me.
I cleans myself.
I will fight for myself.
My name is Earth.
ConstellationsInterconnections is quite intriguingConstellations4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
On one side you have brilliance
The other is dull to everyone else's view
The beauty of it all is the line...
The small line between amazing and wow
For what we hear is, "there's the silver lining!"
"The great dipper! I can see it!"
For the small diamonds are multiplying
They never leave and are our foundation
For we make a wish on a little light
We say please come true!
We rub our hands together and close our eyes tight
Tight enough to see the stars in our heart
We allow the light shine
And let the stars take us away
For everyone that wishes on a star builds something grand
They build a bridge that connects our hopes and dreams
And when we see it in the sky we build our little name
The name of infinity and beauty
Our little constellation in the sky
Toadie-OdieToadie-Odie’s hanging outToadie-Odie17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
where the moss and mushrooms grow
soaking in the quiet music
of the day as it goes by
he doesn’t really want to prance
and he surely doesn’t want to hop
he just wants to sing his song
and watch the pixies dance
under guard by tallest tree
Toady sings for you and me
with his cricket orchestra
he makes a dandy melody
Reign of NightNight begins a shy woman at a ballReign of Night4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slowly descending the marble steps to the courtyard
Hesitant, pausing at every venture into the unknownst
Lifting the gossamer black veil of her dress,
Letting it fall, watching it flow through the air
Then her eyes fall upon the lord of night
And she surrenders before the seduction of darkness
Stygian blackness swirls through the evening
Leaping, spinning into the distance
Until the last flickering flame has been extinguished
And all that remains is darkness,
Blacker than ink, stronger than steel
But the spell breaks
The woman's senses reawaken
She tries to pull away from Night
Yet he will not relinquish his grip
She fights harder, and harder
Her claws lashing out, her teeth clamping down
Til Night has no choice but to surrender
She is free
Free from the pervading darkness, the wrath of the night
Her lips curl upwards,
A flame blazes, unearthly, sacred
As light floods the sky, the land, the water
A Nicer Image I've Never SeenI lean against a tree so tall,A Nicer Image I've Never Seen4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sunlight washing over me,
Listening to bird calls,
As the wind greets me gently.
Standing near a field so green,
Sprinkled with clovers aplenty,
Trees around act like a screen,
Animals mingle: twenty.
I hold a flower so pretty,
Watching the petals fall,
Dying slowly, what a pity,
I think as I pick up the petals: all.
I lean on a tree,
By a field of green,
Holding a flower picked by me,
A nicer image I’ve never seen.
Everything Is ChangingEverything is changing,Everything Is Changing5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her long silky white strands of hair cover her thin shoulders,
Her pretty orange and yellow eyes dance across the frozen over pond,
And goosebumps rise on her pale skin because of the winters chill,
Her soft gentle lips change from a frown to a smile,
As the frostbitten leaves fidget with the wind.
Land Of AshThe spark has been lit.Land Of Ash5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
The match has been dropped.
The leaves ignite.
The fire roars on.
It spreads, the heat burns my eyes.
As I fight the urge to cry.
I watch the trees fall and disappear in flames.
That's when the rain came.
The flames died down and disappeared.
But the smoke still rose high, in the grey sky.
I scanned the place where the trees use to stand high.
I ran to the place where a forest use to stand, but now its nothing but a land of ash.
I cry out for you but you respond with no reply.
The ash is still hot and it burns my hands.
As I search for you in this land of ash.
I finally found you, your face as white as snow.
You lie peacefully in the ash.
I feel a warm substance fall from my face, my tears.
I screech out your name, hoping you will wake.
But you lie still.
After awhile I finally say one word. "Goodnight."
And I leave you there, under a blanket of ash.
Where you can enjoy your eternal rest.
In this land of ash.
The PondThe water ripples as I step onto the dockThe Pond1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
I walk to the edge,
The dock dipping toward the water
A dragonfly flies in a circle around me,
Then chases after another across the pond
I pull my shoes and socks off,
And put my feet in the water
Careful to watch for any black leeches
Who might want to make me a meal
The gentle wind blows the cattails
They wave at me,
Like many fingered hands
I wave back
A group of water bugs skip on the surface,
As though they were at a family gathering
The birds chirp,
A salamander swims by my foot
The sun reflects on the surface,
Like the water had its own sun
The breeze blows my hair softly
I lay back on the old wobbly dock,
And sigh in content
We Can't Eat MoneyI cannot understand the fall airWe Can't Eat Money1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
in your radio show.
And I don't see the leaves
that fall from your concrete trees.
You awake each morning,
to the sound of the el train
rumbling through the tunnel
of your dreams.
Wondering why you smiled
in the face of the proof,
Painted on your dying face.
Each brushstroke a jackhammer.
A single-minded tooth
eating you alive, one chip
at a time.
Voices in the forestVoices in the forest call me,Voices in the forest5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
They draw me in,
Pulling me into their grasp.
Autumn Fire (Change of Season) I feel the change of seasonAutumn Fire (Change of Season)5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
this autumn fire
the nights getting longer
the impending darkness
this cold breath down my neck.
But I am aflame and
burning with passsion
to a degree that it
almost consumes me.
Memories and dreams
the future and the past
they are merging
in a round-dance of autumn leaves
in the yellow light of street lamps
or in the dim grayness of
one drizzly September day.
I am day dreaming
and the world around me becomes
like the surface of a pond
into which I dip my finger
and suddenly the whole picture
starts to ripple and disperse
and the voices of people talking to me are muted
and I hear something else.
The veil is thinni