Shall I Fall?

The Florentine Pietà
I fear the rain.
I worry about a plague.
A disaster is following me.
What begins will end.
I wait the days.
I see changes and pause.

My friend is careful.
My paranoia he rejects.
Because we agree on many things,
as days go by, I change.
My former anxiety is gone.
I will not fall.
I walk and have hope again.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2019 W. Wayne B.
Original image: The Florentine Pietà, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. By George M. Groutas [Image license]

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Two Trees

Two maple trees in autumn colors
In the shade of a broken tree
I found time to pause and rest.
I saw shattered branches above my head.
Some had fallen in yesterday’s storm.
The organic curves of wood
had become twisted and sharp.

I was waiting for a friend.
A car came down the empty road.
My friend stepped out and smiled at me.

Sometimes we laugh at a memory:
His yard had a maple tree with a swing.
I was flying as he pushed me higher.
We were free and filled with love.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2019 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Maple Twins. By John Talbot [Image license]

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A Surging Sea

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Ocean surf crashing over rocks
When the sun shines no more,
the sadness of my world of tears
will flow into the surging sea.

I feel better tonight.
I can forgive my confusion.
My heart still beats strong
and I don’t need the fear.

The light around me glistens.
The people with me laugh.
I am not alone any more.

I have left school in order to learn.
Every day offers me a different key.
One might unlock my fastbound heart.
It will allow the sun to shine again
as the life-bringing Springtime returns.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

Follow me on Twitter: @wsmith1989

© 2019 W. Wayne B.
Original image: SAM_2060. By .Martin. [Image license]

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My Mystical Journey

I want to go to a new place.
I push at every door.
I pull on every window
I am searching for an opening.

Waiting is very difficult.
I do not know where I will go.
I do not know my destiny.

I hope to awaken from this nightmare.
I am walking on a mystical journey.
I want to recover from the pain.
I continue on my path alone.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2019 W. Wayne B.

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Today’s Picture

I am drawing a picture today.
It shows my love for life.

Hopeful colors fill the sky.
The trees are plush and full of fruit.
The background has snowcapped mountains.
The beauty beckons for me to approach.

I am no master and cannot finesse a subtle mood.
My pen is cautious and my hand is timid.

The world of the picture is a mirror of my mind.
I feel full of beauty as I smile.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2019 W. Wayne B.

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Guidance

The sun fills my life with love.
Her shining glow helps me rest.
I feel a breeze pass through the mist.

I have lived my life alone.
I am in the middle of a life of pain
I still hope to find peace in my heart.

We are far apart today.
My thoughts reveal silent suffering.
I look to you for an answer.

I am growing stronger now.
I try to walk the direct path.
I am listening to your guidance.
I climb my barriers with hope.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope

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© 2019 W. Wayne B.

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Very Long Ago


The years turn into centuries.
Centuries will become millennia soon enough.
As the ages pass, their days fade away.

I wonder what it would be like
to live in a distant era.
That long ago time had its own problems.
Today we only know what we see.

My plan for today
is to walk a straight path.

I can find hope in all the small things.

W. Wayne B.

Poetry book: Eyes of Hope
Follow me on Twitter: @wsmith1989

© 2019 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Parque da Catacumba. By Rodrigo Soldon [Image license]

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