Sunday, March 31, 2013

Misty River: Heather's Song

http://youtu.be/id5jYgUjgQo



MISTY RIVER
HEATHER'S SONG


THIS IS A SPECIAL LOVE SONG
FOR ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE WORLD,
HERE'S HOPING SOMEONE KIND
WATCHES OVER EACH AND EVERY ONE,
BECAUSE IN EVERY YOUNG FACE,
NO MATTER HOW ANGRY OR SAD,
LIES THE BLOSSOM OF A PURE HEART,
NOT EVIL WRONG OR BAD.

SO IF YOU HAVE A YOUNG CHILD,
BE GENTLE WISE AND KIND,
AND TREAT THEM LIKE AN ORCHID,
SO RARE AND HARD TO FIND,
YOUR LOVE WILL BE LIKE WATER
TO ALL THE SEEDS YOU SOW.
FOR THEY ARE THE FAIREST FLOWERS
IN LIFE¹S GARDEN WHERE THEY GROW.

AND IF YOU KNOW THE OLD FOLKS,
BE GENTLE WISE AND KIND,
THEIR SOULS WILL SOON DEPART US,
AND LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND,
THEY'VE GIVEN US THE FUTURE,
THEY TAUGHT US WHAT THEY KNOW,
TO SOON BECOME A PART OF
GOD'S KINGDOM WHERE THEY GO.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sorrow’s Home


Sorrow’s Home



when I was a child
I knew encyclopedias
and dictionaries—
wire clothes hangers
beating on my skin

I looked the other way
as long as my playmates
groped me as if I were a girl
and I was nurtured
with wanderlust

I sought adventure
in the dark closet
where my stepfather
littered my pride and pain—
my old poverty

I was hopeful
for my people were λ children
floundering in dark clubs
trying hard to fashion
a better way

war raged
and peace burst out of flowers
we made love
on tropical nights
in palm jungles near the beach

Friday, March 29, 2013

driftwood


taken down for publication.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Haiku



waterwings...
the cold kiss   
of marble sheets

Monday, March 18, 2013

poem

submitted for publication

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Poem

down for publication

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tanka


snow wolf—
a divide between us
and the other
albatross flying at an angle
under cloudy skies

(for Gabriela Mistral)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

tanka


was submitted for publication.


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Haiku


afterthought...
a mongoose slinks
through the fence

War tanka


Kite Runner
a horse in a carousel
spins thru the air…
before the bomb goes off
tearing into the manikins

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tanka


a sunset 
paints the moon... 
looking for a way out
adrift on the sails
of a song

Sunday, March 03, 2013

haiku



seated
in the corner of a café…
Eros’s knotted roots

antique case...
I learn to download
my Dylan tapes

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