Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Poem: Monsters


They resided under the bed
I knew they were there

Lift the bed’s apron … twice


They were there
Trust me

Never a threat
Until a finger to a light switch
So all went dark
And they were there

Run to the bed!
Tuck the blanket in fully around me
My only defense

Yet here I sit today
Having warded off the monsters
Hidden under my childhood bed

They were there

Copyright SGW 2014

Footnote:  Poetry prompt #243 in Melissa Donovan’s “1200 Creative Writing Prompts”

Friday, January 3, 2014

Poem: Ends


Moments pass as clocks spin
Little nooks of happiness reveal
Warmths of joyful pleasure
Linger in these pockets of sanctuary
For their finite nature is absolute
And they fade from view
As life moves to other destinations

Consciously, one must breathe in these jewels of time
Mental images marking what has come
And gone
The sadness of that which is lost …
Is it lost?
Or just embraced within
While some new adventure gestates

I will miss what has ended
But also rejoice in the beautiful memory
For then it lives forever

Copyright SGW 2013