Sunday, December 4, 2016

WAITING AND WHISPERING Poem 70 of ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING 70 Poems for 70 Days

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING
70 Poems for 70 Days 
 is a collection of poetry I wrote as a birthday present to myself and gifted in book format to 70 of my friends and family members. Over a period of 70 Sundays, I am submitting the poems in the order of composition, along with a short comment about the poem’s style or theme,
often including a complementary photograph.

With linked poetry, a form of Japanese Renshi poetry,
the last lines of one poem are used to form the title of the next poem,
then the next poem shifts to a different topic.

I hope you find a few entries that bring a smile to your face or a long buried memory to the surface of your consciousness. Poetry is like that, whether you are the reader or the author.
 
 

 
 
70
Waiting
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She
glanced
down at the water
again, whispering a prayer.
Maybe one day the brave little
girl would open the eyes of the world.
She would demonstrate how change, by way
of  acceptance rather than  argument  and discord,
would benefit
everyone. Was this
a goal worth waiting for,
as death stole the hearts and souls
of families while they knelt to offer pleas?
Sons and daughters breathed their last, as they
each believed they too had made life safer back home
She whispered
a second  prayer,
eager to believe, along
with those sons and daughters
of revolutions, there would be an end.
As she waited, tiny flowers drifted across her
field of vision. The yellow blossoms reminded her
anything
is possible
She smiled
The universe
smiled back
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AUTHOR’S NOTES

These seventy poems were penned, not to confront or analysis a life endured but to give thanks for and to better appreciate a life well-lived. 

Had we, all of us, not fully experienced every moment of past years as we did, then everything we encountered would have evolved differently. Our altered actions would not only have eliminated our tribulations but a vast amount of pleasure, blessings, and joy. 
If even one of these poems gave you reason to laugh or cry with tears of remembered joy, please feel free to contact me to share a nostalgic moment. 
 
 
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    1. Thank you! Best wishes to your for a happy holiday season and a terrific 2017!

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