Sunday, November 27, 2016

November - Nov PAD day 12


photo by PSC 2016-11-5

November

In her early days she was bright,
cheery, full of light, an optimist
offering up riots of leaves –
so many shades – waves
of yellows and oranges
flooding into red, reflected
in wind-rippled waters;
thrashing shapes,
turbulent textures
against a blue background
a bottomless welkin;

but later,
her trees denuded,
filter a different light,
softer, weaker, all the while 
her darkness growing deeper,
disheartening, the shadows –
glum, gloomy, foreboding
a sinister storm brewing;
such an inauspicious end
to a month that began
with so much hope
and expectation. 

PSC 2016-11



Penned for Day 12 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.   
Assignment: a month

For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 12


 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Be Leaf Me - Nov PAD day 11

photo by PSC 2016-11-14


Be Leaf Me

we are
(all of us)
ablaze in different colors,
flaunting our shades,
disparate shapes, sizes and textures.
Our routes (our roots)
may vary;
we’ve been borne on different branches
spanning the ages.
we share
histories and genealogies
similar and distinct
as alike as we are diverse
and still, the light
shines
through
us
all

PSC / 2016-11

Penned for Day 11 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.   
Assignment: a description poem

For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 11


Don’t Drink the Water - Nov PAD day 10



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Don’t Drink the Water

Corporations don’t drink the water
and don’t breathe the air,
so why should they care
if those commodities
are toxic or clean?

You know what I mean:
it’s all dollars and no sense –
so let’s dispense with the pretense.

Until they can make more cash
selling a gallon of water
or a bag of clean soil
than a barrel of oil,
we’ll all pay the price.

But, that may yet come to pass.
Seems we’re heading that way.
And, isn’t that nice?

PSC / 2016-11




  Penned for Day 10 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.    
Assignment: a tragic poem

For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 10

 
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