Lost

[From the Archive]
Boats lost at sea

A friend was lost today.
I just saw her and she smiled at me.
I remember how she had touched my life.

I was shocked to find that she was gone.
Now I will never see her again.

Yes, I fear for her children.
Without a parent they face new risks.

I first met her long ago.
After many battles she was carrying through.

I am sad for those who knew her better.
While I could meet the same fate,
I pray for safety, guidance and protection.
I look for help and always find hope.

William Wayne Smith

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The…

Golden dragonfly standing on branchThe whistling wind.
The chattering finches.
The ringing bells.

The breeze of the morning.
The spray of the ocean.
The caress of the sun.

The fragrant rose.
The pungent pasture.
The baking bread.

The darting dragonfly.
The rippling pond.
The drifting clouds.

William Wayne Smith

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Original image: Dragonfly. By Daniela [Image license]

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Clouds Approached

A rainbow stretching across the sky

Until the rain stops falling,
I will not go outside.

As the clouds approached,
I watched them spread.
They blocked the sun
and I only saw gray skies.

I remember sunny days.
I remember the brilliant blue.
I know that a rainbow is near.

The sun will return again.

William Wayne Smith
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Through the Dark

a broken tree in the fogToday, I move through dark catacombs.
Tomorrow, I will visit a hallway of sorrow.

I am hiding a shameful past.
But I know that my secret is safe.

Over time, I will move on.
I’ll be secure in a new dwelling.

I wonder where I am going.
Each moment is a mystery now.

Words fail me as I stumble on.
I’ll be better when I am done.

William Wayne Smith
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Happier

The sun rising over grassesThe world felt sad today.
I couldn’t smile to anyone.
Soon, I’ll be home.
I’ll turn the key confidently.
Once inside, I’ll feel safe again.

I feel alone on days like this.
I need to have joy to share.
Although my inner sky is dark,
I know that a sunrise will come soon.
I will be happier when the cycle renews.

William Wayne Smith

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The Magnificent Sun

Be Be, Nth Vietnam
The magnificent sun is setting.
Beautiful clouds fill the sky.
The natural world has begun a new cycle.
Tomorrow will be ready for me soon.

Simple explanations are enough for me.
The others need cryptic words to hide.
Without mysteries to unearth, they are never satisfied.
Without paradoxes to ponder, they need ever more.

The common folk reject their absurd conclusions.
They know that the simple are happy.
I just discovered the joy of progress:
Each day is a step forward along the path.

Now I have filled my life with hope.
Hard days can still come and go.
Even so, it is easy for me to prosper:
Do what’s next and stay buoyant.

W. Wayne B.

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Original image: Ba Be, Nth Vietnam. By Rod Waddington [Image license]

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My Show Now

Fire poi

I am beginning to work.
I’ve planned my performance alone.
I have escaped your shadow.
The lights shine on me alone now.

I step into the dark tent quietly.
I am stronger when the crowd cheers.
I am just as good without you.
My past life with you is fading.

The lights went up with a flash.
I step into the ring for my act.
There are cheers from all sides.
Their love warms my heart once again.

W. Wayne B.

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Original image: Hybrid (Pirate Tim). By Tim Ellis [Image license: CC BY-NC 2.0]

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