Friday, 30 December 2016

A Poem a Day (57): Hope

This one was written for JD Mader's '2 minutes go' challenge on his Unemployed Imagination blog. Head over and write whatever you like. This one took about 5 minutes, not 2.


I see the summit
For the earth never did shine
For me,
Living in the leaves
Shaking life’s waters,

I see the lines
For the circles never thrilled me,
Here waiting,
Sitting in the shadows,
Always on the brink
Of something

I see the colours
For the grey always stifled me,
Stealing breath
And the art of being
Something other, bigger
Than this

I see the day
For the night always feared me,
Just me,
Walking into soft light
Without the weight
Of expectation.

copyright Vickie Johnstone, December 30, 2016