Category Archives: Poetry

Poems by William Smith

The Lost City

The city is quiet and alone.The village flies a flag of truce.The capital is broken and lost. Tangled bushes grow along concrete paths.A hungry dog barks alone in the park.Vacant streets succumb to the encroaching forest. The overarching sky is … Continue reading

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A Breakthrough

I made a breakthrough today. My steps are light again.I find that I can laugh now. Where was my spirit before?I only remember weeks of darkness.My cage is broken and I’m free now. I remember falling asleep yesterday.My dreams were … Continue reading

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Rainfall

I watched the rain fall today.The clouds parted briefly, showing the sun.Today, the rain matched my heart.I was sad, but I could not weep. That night, the moon rose alone.I saw the brightest stars.I knew the darkness in me was … Continue reading

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The Forest Trail

I hiked along a forest trail.A cold stream was racing by.Majestic firs shaded the way.I was one with nature that day.           As I climbed, I spotted a stag.          Off the trail it was alone and proud.          A snapping branch … Continue reading

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