I’m posting poems from those who have joined our site to add to the worldwide NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo (GlobalPoetryWritingMonth) challenges;
Backtracking to yesterday- on April 01, 2021
Slow White Rain by Larry Mawby
slow white rain
a morning of slow white rain
falling from mottled
grey black skies
making slick shiny
pavements tree bark & grass this sunday
of late march
the old cherry lugs
we put out in the yard yesterday cleaning them
of the mice droppings
left from decades in the
barn unused now destined
for the historical society
to display a bit of
local past our fathers
slow white rain falling
upon this place
Melting Snow by Cherry K Kowitz
The snow melts from my yard like an old friend saying goodbye.
Uncovering the past, the mottled leaves and broken grass.
The bits of green garden hose chewed up and left in the yard to be forgotten over winter.
It’s hard to think about all the layers in ones life.
Every season sandwiched between the folds of our memories.
Soon the grass will grow tall and cover all the scars left behind over the years.
Still grass never grows tall enough to disguise the scars on a heart.
Like deep ravines running through an ancient valley.
You can see the pathways of a lifetime flowing over a beings face.
Time dragging lines deeper and deeper.
Until the lines on a face resemble mountains
And the breath of a being becomes the ocean tide.
Verbiage/ Distillation Poem #01 by Mimi DiFrancesca
Without Him by Silvia Smoglian Gans
There’s a crack in her heart
Where his blood used to flow
It all happened so fast
How could she possibly know?
Without his life force
Coursing through her soul
All she’s left with
Are their memories to console.