Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Stars and Their Stripes

Also linking with Imaginary Gardens for Kerry's prompt "Iconic people society"

From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"

She waved her flag for freedom amidst a higher wind
hoping for contentment or just one truer friend
in a world that knows it's legends only by the stars
and the stripes that wave higher seem to have more scars
so hold your banner gently and keep it close in love with pride
for fulfillment cannot be reached for it is a flag that waves inside.

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
~William Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Can't Run Away From the Circus.

"Her life was a circus.  So she decided to enjoy the ride."

Life is a highway so I asked for a Porsche,
but I got a rough trail with a galloping horse.

Life is a gala so I asked for a gown
but I got overalls that were meant for a clown.

Life is an opera so I asked for a stage
but I got a parakeet that sings in a cage.

Life is a circus so I asked for a trapeze with a net
but I got a small yard with a tiny swing set.

Linking with Imaginary Gardens for Mama Zen's "words count"....come join the crowd it's the biggest show on earth. :-)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pull the Trigger Slow

image credit: Dick Blick Art

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." ~Stephen Vincent Benét

Life is fragile like a flower in winter 
yet tough like a loaded gun
 in a world where war and hunger
in some way touches everyone

so hold on to this moment 
hard yet tender like a rose
for there are bullets in the chamber
but pull the trigger and they quickly go.