A Flowered Pawn
I knew it as the beauty meant to be,
I watched it bloom into the beauty it is today,
On some days. when you think of life as unbearable,
Just close your eyes,
Life is meant to be lived like the rose,
From the seed into a plant,
A rosebud and then a flowered pawn.
Then when its time is over, no matter what temperament the weather,
It will wither away, taking its fragrance with it,
However, you, its admirer,
will remember that it perfumed your garden, once,
And bloomed as if it would remain a young rose forever.
Life is meant to be lived as if you will be young forever!
On the 1st of October
It is the 1st of October,
Autumn is in full bloom,
I am treading on wonder,
Of still calm lakes and the nights of the carousing moon.
I see the world waltz through many dangers,
Some stay alive to write of man’s blunders,
Not in shaded hues or vague images,
In bold and in statements of visceral languages,
I stare at them in stark awareness.
My wonder ceases when the first light of dawn does enter,
Another day of the month to believe that I matter,
In this life that isn’t really filled with laughter,
In this age where I would rather forget than remember.
O October, may thy name be remembered,
Be on tongues spoken of with much tender,
For, be not it be full of distraught and anger,
May it be as peaceful as a baby in slumber.
Of Distance and Friendship
In the distance I see summer,
While the world was winter ridden,
I walked along the ridges of borders,
Not singled out by man nor beast.
In the distance, I see the face of sorrow,
While everywhere happiness reigned,
I hear not the cries of hunger,
I see not the face of pain.
Where do I begin,
To trace the beginning,
When care was forsaken
laid claim to a man's fate,
While someone somewhere hungered for a friend.
I said to him, I can be a friend,
From across the oceans, and seas,
I can be your friend,
For I have never been blind,
Or denied a hand stretched out in friendship.
He says to me, Not the distance nor the hour can deny a man his freedom;
The freedom of speech,
The freedom to live,
The freedom to friendship,
The freedom to love,
The freedom to gain the world's wisdom,
The freedom TO BE.