Category Archives: Poetry

Poems by William Smith

This Day

This day is bright and sunny. I feel peace in my heart. I have grown in fertile soil. Near me, seeds of freedom are growing. I can see the hope in their growing lives. I remember that I, too, was … Continue reading

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Loving the Winter

In my heart, I love the winter. The forest trees sleep lightly. Near me, the bushes wear a white coat. The river hides under a blanket of ice. Days go by slowly on this shore. I find myself tiny and … Continue reading

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Walking Through the Rain

Today I am walking through the rain. I brace against the cold with every step. I will not try to predict the weather. I cannot describe where the breeze is from. I do not know where the wind is going. … Continue reading

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Abandonment

When did the economy begin to fail? Some players were rushing ahead. Others had faltered as society crumbled. I can explain it to you, but does it matter? My friends were troubled by the changes. One had to leave his … Continue reading

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Pen and Paper

To trace the outline of my life, I use a simple pen and paper. Sometimes I use colors. Sometimes black is good enough. I do not share my insights. My thoughts are deep and personal. I grow stronger each time … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

As the mercury slumps in the cold night, I watch the stars glow in bright clusters. I capture the signs of winter in my heart. Silent snowflakes fell into a white blanket. The whistling wind adds to the hardship. In … Continue reading

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Near the River

There is a silent village near the river It flowers with a beautiful people The summer sun shares its bounty Their nature grows pure and strong This river flows from distant mountains Its clear water teems with watery life The … Continue reading

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