October 21st, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Watching Decades

The poem “Watching Decades” was written for a prompt that asked, “give me poems about your feelings of growing old.”


Watching Decades

The moments passed in a blink
years in the making before I rest
as the decades draw to an end
denying more than they give

leaving landmarks to a cause
I did not embrace in my time
except to wonder if I missed
something more than youthful bliss

attraction becomes the constant taunt
after use has been dispersed
in the flash of a life’s span
memories linger when all is lost

those quiet prayers are all that’s left
internal screams that none hear
forever shared with the ghosts
the only ones that dwell outside

perhaps they’ll listen and then reply
while I stand with sad resolve
with a knowledge that few deserve
watching decades as they dissolve.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181021.
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Poem - With the Clouds

The poem “With the Clouds” was written against the prompt, “let’s get wet (and) celebrate with some rain.”

With the Clouds

With the clouds come the rain
accompaniment nature has decreed
I’ll not bear a grudge in response
knowing skies will open up

to sway the drought that came before
those rays of sun from a blue sky
few would deny to be a curse
leaving dust that chokes the throat

the thirst evoked the worse of times
begrudging love in the slow drip
or the deluge of past revels
festivities divorced from love

low hung mist promised streams
prompting memory to fill the space
or prodding travelers to discern
revealing landscapes that converge

cleansing is the benefit
when the dust is washed away
destiny will heal the lack
absolve our sins, renewal’s breadth.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181021.