Fresh As A Daisy #poetry #Alzheimers

A door is opened

some call it a prison

I am refreshed

you are there

dressed in yellow

your face lights up

moments float like petals

younger times

come to mind

we giggle

I take off my uniform

reminded of a perfect day

in a world

Alzheimers is a not allowed

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Beyond Abuse #poetry #art #abuse

national gallery dog

dog eared pages

leaf through journal

too many wounded whispers

tears spilt in heavenly petition

hearse turns the corner

 cut on cracked window

suffer not, leap of faith

no crying over turned milk

wounds will heal

I whistle for man’s best friend

fresh are the page’s delight

 

Happy 4th of July #Independenceday #haiku

flag at air and space

 

fly red white and blue

still standing  for freedom

nation under God

Happy Fourth of July to the United States of America!

star spangled

Autonomy is the one word prompt for WordPress today. What could be more autonomous than a country like America that has always encouraged free speech, freedom of ideas, freedom to create, freedom to rely on oneself?

“The Truth shall set you free!”

The Standard #flagday #poetry

flag

Gallant stripes ripple in the breeze

children in unison pledge allegiance

at attention heroes salute her

beneath her the dead have lain

scorned, torn and burned

the battle beneath her rages

 her rags wipe up man’s derision

emblematic she flies for freedom

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest- tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Emma Lazarus

 

 

 

 

Horse #atozchallenge

Have you ever jumped on the bare back of a horse? You have to hang on with your legs as the two of you escape the world’s gravity and ride in the breeze of freedom. Sorrowfully you must  resign yourself to the dismount and returning to regular mundane terra.

Tennessee walker

equine beauty

man and beast seek freedom’s path

horizon’s silhouette

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Have you ever escaped with a horse as your companion?

Mercy’s Butterfly #poetry

monarch black and white

She confident, flits

over my dry and barren soul

brush against fingertips

of my sorrow do you know?

Neither can we speak

I stand in silent wonder

vibrant never weak

heart beats strong like thunder

Daring and alive

this race that she is in

touch hope, now I strive

She vibrant as the wind

our eyes for moments meet

her smile so pure and bright

her convection ever sweet

my burden now seems light

Mercy takes a  wing

lift another is her goal

joy her journey brings

detach each from life’s shoals

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Lift our spirits

gently remove life’s pain

Mercy’s butterfly

mercys butterfly

There are days when life seems too weighty. Those are the days when mercy is the greatest comfort. I hope this poem lifts your spirits (even for a moment.)

Thank you to Poet’s United for this week’s prompt – Mercy.

 

Proverbs 11:17  “A man who is kind (merciful)  benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.”

Freedom’s Wings #poetry #july4th

corsair flag

It’s your moment

you look over the edge

no words can express

the exhilarating dread

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what if I fall?

it seems I could fail

look up at the sky

freedom’s wings will prevail

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I’ve been taught all I need

will it be quite enough?

to hold the scepter of truth

the first leap it is rough

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blind I enter life

through the desert I have crawled

the journey  is bumpy

beneath liberty I’ll stand tall

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Freedom

bird’s first flight

updraft has a price

This week at Poet’s United our challenge is to write a poem about Freedom.

Every country, every person has a different vantage point; all I would think would agree that there is a precious price to attain and maintain Freedom.