Category: Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner

Happy Thoughts I miss being okay.Do you rememberwhen we were okay?One moment we were fine,I would not say we were outstandingor even content really,but we were all okay,yes, at the very leastwe were okay;now suddenlynone of us are even okay. The world no longer makes sense,and I am having troubleunderstanding what happened.When exactly was our…

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Pandemic Dare I say the word?It still seems surreal.But here we are,in the middle of a pandemic.Some horrible virus has spread throughout world;now whether we want to admit it or not,our lives have been redefined.This day should be about something else.We should all be snapping hundreds of photos,as we nudge each other to get closer…

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Is Someone Holding Our Place The world has gone to sleepOr at least to take a napDo you questionWhat it all meansAndWhen will it wake up againThe streets are emptyShops closedAndWhere we gathered darkenedWill life stir againIf soWhenFor the momentThe shades are drawnDoors are lockedAndWindows are boarded shutBut surly not foreverI have to wonderWhat will…

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Be Found Will there be another lost generationA different type perhapsBut lost never-the-lessI know you have already heard itWill this generation step up And be counted onOr fade into the backgroundNever to be heard from In any meaningful way Not much has yet been asked of youBut still you run away From this one responsibility…

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The Last Time The last time comes more oftenThan we would like Especially as we get olderRarely is there any advanced warningThat this will be the last timeAnd that we should memorialize the momentLiving in a world of check lists It is business as usual We do not stop to savor the experience To marvel…

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Fragility Life is housedIn the most fragile of vessels Try as we mightOur lives are livedBarely holding onTo the very tip Of that branch Which is supposed To secure our worldWe are exposed to the elementsMercilessly battered and beatenSheltered in a papery shellWhich we can only hope Will withstand the coming stormsBut we are habitually…

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It Is Not the Same It is not the sameThe house already feels differentThough you have just departedThe telltale signs of your visit are all around usThe memories will linger on Past the New Year And well into the futureThe photographs will serve as windows To joyfully allow us to look back We will remember…

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Fleeting Why do I find this tree more beautiful nowThan when it bloomed in the springAnd was then covered by leaves Bursting with lifeIn the summer sun Is it simply because I know That the rain drenched berries will soon surrender to the night’s frost And be forever gone As the tree falls prey to…

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Perfection – the Last Act of Rebellion She knew it was an act of rebellion,nevertheless,she finished setting the tableand stepped back to take a look;the linens, china, silver, crystaland even the flowerswere all perfect,exactly as she had envisioned it;though she knew that she was all butalone in her appreciationfor what lay in front of her.…

JusticeA Eulogy     Will there ever be justiceThat is all I prayed forI wanted justice It feels as if I am choking On my wordsBut I am not speechlessMy problem is quite the oppositeI have too many wordsBut they all say the same thingHow is this possible I step away And try to clear…