Growth

planted with a future hope
through soil tendrils grope
In suburban cold it crawls
toward waiting winter squalls
peaking through the ground
in quiet nighttime sound
the first taste of morning light
energizes for the fight
comfort in warmth of spring
building strength for to sing
among so many kin
each fight without a din
wars to live each make
seeking out ground to take
pushing higher in the air
till bursting with color flair
a buffet of powder delight
to those in daily, darty flight
each in kind a need is met
till the hunger is now set
late summer starts the fade
leaves and petals then cascade
storing up for future years
off go children with no tears
showy fading as time goes by
quietly into the autumn nigh
next year to be reborn again
down in the valley glen

A moment

The day breaks before me
Blank pages to fill with melody
Yet I sit in quiet solace
Of yesterday’s that befall us

Something of great umbrage
Weighs in on my knowledge
Of action not taken for change
To venture outside is not so strange

And here I sit another day
Toiling in time for my pay
While news makes one weep
For loss of what can not keep

There is still time to save
What is not lost in our wave
Overwhelming it may be
Beyond this murk I must see

Though clouds may abound in view
No longer each morn can I stew
Yet what path should I follow
So many lead to world hollow

Do I follow will-o’-wisp light
Or someone else to their plight
I find no one to lead the way
And still here I cannot stay

I stand here on the cusp of sun
Should to it I now run
Yet it not my beacon guide
And again I must soon decide

Is it on I go another round
Planted firmly to the ground
Careful in my choices made
As another hour has decayed

Sunrise

Purple sky shredded with pink cloud
Mockingbird sings varied songs loud
Lost now and then in gentle winds
Spinning spider from eave descends
The quiets of a new days birth
Seeping into my end of the earth
Careless in this dim young moment
Worries and hopes away are sent

Inspiration

Open bright and wide
I see the shock of things to come
Hesitant on the change inside
Where do these new thoughts flow from
Yet excitement seizes control
Trying to tread where life now leads
And I stumble like a foal
I ignore the scrapes that bleed
What is this new sensation
Driving me on when I want to sit
I look out on endless creation
Exploration of it to not quit

Action

We set off each day to make our mark
Unaware all the while that which we spark
A waived fist can rile up a mess
A passing smile to a counter stress
Neither noticed in our passing moment
Hours for others something simple is potent
Things done expecting grand result
Never seeing chance missed and fault
It is not the instance failed to see
Nor in a moment failed to be
Looking through webs of action
Analysis gives no credit to faction
So a day starts fresh again
Giving no thought to what has been

Good Morning

I see you in faint morning light
Shadows heavy, cross in daily fight
Yet you shine right on through
Sleeping, drunk on Morpheus brew
I wonder if it is you I should wake
For morning repast’s sake
Still I roll in cottons embrace
Sneaking glimpses of moonlight’s trace
I think if it right to make noise
And bring up other ploys
For it then their fault be
Your eyes crack and me you see
Then I roll back again in silence
Looking at darkness in defiance
Light is my ally in this battle
And in time, wake you that’ll
So I yawn in patient wait
For Sol to break shut eye gate

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It is not the now to fear
Whispers of future you can hear
Like times from before
There are things I do ignore
Blissful hope in future returns
Accepting what at present burns
With doubts in minds corners
Harbingers of future mourners
My hope is still lost in song
I follow mindlessly along
Will I steer from future’s plight
Or succumb to lazy might

Shadows of the Heart

Shadows of the heart
They lurk to where it start
Tasting the envy of shore
They split and grow to more
Charged to do desires
Out they flow in spires
Looking to help and defend
Darkness looking to upend
Yet golden and silver they glow
Lighting against the night flow
Hope is their kindling
Kindness their sibling
Tall at the edge of night
To take on darkness in fight
Shadows of things to come
Tamed by where they’re from

Vanish

Out I went one day,
To the world to make my way,
You followed close at first,
But then weather got worst,
You wanted bright my future to be,
And sent best wishes to me,
So one day I made my way back,
But again you lost my track,
My appearance had changed,
Or maybe my style was exchanged,
You sought for me still,
Now it was against my will,
Things left best in the past,
You lost interest at last,
It was then me you could see,
Out in the world to where I flee

My love

In your darkest hour
Creep thoughts dour
Why I always come to you
Despite perception I shouldn’t do
Fail at these times to see
What your love means to me
Happiness in my morning wake
Fondness of memories make
Comfort in hours on end
Love that never seems to upend
I seek a smile on your face
If not also a long embrace
Nothing else I can ask of
You are my wife and love