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Witches…a poem

Closeup crop blond with black painted mask on eyes and symbols on skin looking at camera

you think we don’t exist
but we are everywhere
we teach your children
cure your dis-ease
we grow your food
and write the books you read
we lecture
and run the businesses
you support
we keep you safe
in a world of violence
that never ends
we are the children
of those they never
burned
and we are everywhere

 

Photo:Erik Mclean
Pexels

The Itsy Bitsy…

Black Spider Hanging on Web

spiders don’t like
HALLOWEEN
they see themselves
everywhere
fuzzy things
hanging from strings
and bouncy elastic bits
their images
used to frighten
children
and it hurts their
feelings
because spiders
are friendly
and kind
okay
some spiders are
POISONOUS
but many of them
just want to live their lives
and be happy
they don’t want to be
HATED
so humans should
think about that
since spiders keep our houses
clean and safe from bugs
and
if you let one sit on your hand
you’ll see that they are
beautiful

 

Pixabay

Dream…

dream
of soft caresses
kisses
and hugs
treats
good food
and a soft bed
dream
of running free
of hearing laughter
and your name
called by
someone you love
dream

 

 

Photo:  Fabian Gieske
Unsplash

The Boatman…a poem

empty brown boat on body of water

the boat looks different
to each one
crossing the
River Styx
so don’t be surprised
when your turn comes
and this is what you
are asked to board
the Boatman’s
boats
never sink
but be warned
I wouldn’t put my hands
in the water
If I were you
and always
keep a couple
of extra coins
in your pocket

 

 

Photo:  Zolan Tasi
Unsplash

It’s starting…a poem

Autumn, Maple Leaves, Season, Nature

the trees
are getting ready for winter
with a fashion show
of color
as they drop their leaves
and begin to shut down
conserving their energy
divesting themselves
of anything that can’t
hold heavy ice or snow
and then
when their branches are bare
they softly sing themselves
to sleep

 

Photo:  Pixabay

Mitzi…a poem

Brown and White Floral Throw Pillow on Brown Couch

Mitzi
was resting
after a hard day
being a princess
and while she never told anyone
what she was
many people guessed
because of the glitter
she left behind

 

Photo:  cottonbro
Pexels

Waiting…a poem

green moss on brown tree trunk

and in the mossy forest
dinosaurs
still lurk
waiting for their moment
to return

 

Photo:  Maeva Vigier
Unsplash

Chicago at night…a poem

aerial photo of concrete buildings

Chicago
is a part of me
as I am part of Her
She’s majestic
beautiful
and strong
She never sleeps
and if you know how to
listen
you can hear the beating of
Her heart

 

Photo:  Benjamn Suter
Unsplash

Ferris Wheel…a kind of poem

white and red ferris wheel under blue sky during daytime

life’s a lot like a
Ferris Wheel
sometimes
you’re stuck on the top
sometimes
on the bottom
sometimes
you spin too fast
sometimes
too slow
sometimes
it’s exciting
sometimes
you throw up
you just never know
what you’re going to get
once you strap yourself in

 

Photo:  Bian Breeden
Unsplash

A child’s question…a poem

girl in pink dress sitting on brown sand during daytime

what lies ahead
for us
what will you leave
behind
will our world be
sunny and bright
or dying
and violent
will it be filled with
love or hate
equality
or prejudice
will it better
for us
than it was for you

what will you leave
behind

 

 

Photo:  Fabian Centeno
Unsplash

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