Kelly Smile #Uganda #loss #children

  I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memories long as a Gulu mile small fingers intertwined in mine dark ash upon your cheek fought fire with the older boys bravest child Id ever meet I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memories […]

Listen in Sorrow #birds #poetry #loss

happy you tend to the garden waking me daily with song bringing cheer never sorrow I find myself singing along * more work is there in the morrow gather and fashion a nest complaints never are filed rarely do you stop for a rest * little one out in the wet storm no jacket to […]

Ripple Effect #poetry #oldage

  a blurry reflection in wintry pond from my pocket something priceless falls “plop” is the sound I hear I consider as it silent calls “ninety years is too soon” says old, wizened but sharp of mind two wives I never intended to bury for the century mark, I have time I ponder his possibilities friends […]

The Amputee #poetry

It was cold down there where my leg once hung I never talked to my limbs now I hold long conversations with something that is forever gone We made memories palled around as friends we were a team you and I well we were I guess good things all have to end Think about “Us” […]

Your Poem on the Wind #poetry #loss #photography

Finger traces words pages escape in the wind poetry never dies * I clasp the memories near to my heart those warm days and you and I chasing shore birds we dance in the sea-foam our laughter joins with the sea’s chorus “come frolic with us in waves of eternity just beyond the sun” A […]

All I Have Are Ashes #Akhmatova #poet #societalcancer

  I’ve cried for seventeen long months, I’ve called you for your home, I fell at hangmen’ feet – not once, My womb and hell you’re from. All has been mixed up for all times, And now I can’t define Who is a beast or man, at last, And when they’ll kill my son. There’re […]

Frozen #poetry #winter

    She always seemed to wear pink like a spirited blossom that always embodied spring where once we sat there is a cold covering nothing speaks of her warmth dawning day in starry eyes heat of molten sunsets her flower petals drop I traverse this white  path her bare footprints covered frozen is the fabric of […]

Friday Feature #writing #fiction #author

 Welcome to Friday Feature and Author Joseph Pinto   I am privileged to know some remarkable and talented writers. Joseph Pinto is no exception. When I met Joe I was living on the Dark Side of the Moon which reflected in my darker than normal poetry. I had admired his writing as well as the […]

Impotence in Loss #poetry #photography

I can’t catch the tears cascading down your face nor stem emotion’s tide rushing as if in a race * I can’t cradle you as in quiet you groan nor ease the suffering that comes when you’re alone * I can’t be where I’d like to be holding back the sorrow the life that will […]

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