Category Archives: Poetry

Poems by William Smith

Peaceful in the Park

I sat alone in a simple park. People wandered by and they smiled at me. They laughed in their walk through the garden. Beautiful flowers filled my nostrils. Their scent brought me to a place of peace. I looked around … Continue reading

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A Brief Act of War

In a brief act of war, the new leader spat out his vicious aggression. The angry reply was a strong attack. Early the next year, the combatants drew a truce. As the world moved on, I knew that the wasted … Continue reading

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The Morning Sun

The day began with the morning sun. That reliable star rise from the sea. An invisible road guides its wheels. The sun knows its proper place. An illusion of motion denies its stillness. It flies with a peace I do … Continue reading

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The Dream

How does a library dream? When its volumes are reviewed, words leap into waiting souls. The library is filled with knowledge. A novel stands next to a book of songs. Book bindings are colorful and strong. AFter the lights go … Continue reading

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That Storm

That storm is approaching rapidly. The vision of its fury is formidable. I see people running away. Clouds descend and I see them no more. I wonder what my fate will be. Should I hide from the danger in fear? … Continue reading

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Clearing Vision

I walked along a busy street alone. No one I met felt my needs. My heart was trapped by a remote memory. I longed for a return to my home. I could not imagine how to escape. I had no … Continue reading

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A Garden

Long ago, God walked through a garden. Its residents were happy to care for nature. They protected the health of it all. For years this happy life continued. Beauty ruled under the stars. Flowers spread in endless colors. Birds danced … Continue reading

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