Looking For Poems


I’m on a poem walk,

Searching all about.

I look for poems,

Every time I go out.

 

Some heavy, some hollow

Some squishy or flat

Some tend to follow

And some fly like a bat

 

Hanging in the air

Or sprouting from the ground

I pick them all up,

Make them fit and sound.

 

I brush off some commas,

Straighten out some ink

What rhymes? – llamas?

I’ll find some link!

 

Graft in,

pull out

Verbs, adjectives, adverbs,

Become paramount!

 

Poems all around!

They’re everywhere, you see.

They wait without a sound

For themselves to come to be.

 

Twisted in the leaves,

Draped over a sign,

They wait for the words

That will give them design.

 

Beneath a tree

Or reflected in a puddle

They’re waiting for someone

Them to un-muddle

 

People ignore,

Pass right on by

But they’re there all the same

For you to espy.

 

I’m on a poem walk,

Searching all about.

I’m looking for poems,

Every time I go out. 


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Baby Elaine


Baby Elaine
Beneath the cedar tree
Exactly three months old
Just a square of concrete
Is all we can behold.

God places little flowers here
With His almighty hand
As if a gift to all below
Who on the black road stand.

“Gone to a better land”
With a lamb crudely carved
Was all they could afford
When in 1932
The whole land starved.

A blanket of soft green grass
Caresses those feet that tread
A comfort to those who wait,
Still living here, for bread.