Poetry ~ America

where are you
on this independence day
my America

my homeland
divided by red and blue
blind us to your hues

unite us
with the threads of compassion
i have faith in you

to rise up
in a dawn of purple skies
singing with one voice

America!

Poetry ~ A Dance with Laughter

i danced with laughter last night
he is good to me
i need to spend more time with him

past came calling 
but i didn't accept the charges
he's too moody and sentimental

love and i had afternoon tea
in a thunderstorm
he is essential

future rang the bell
i peered through the peep hole
he smiled at me

dream and i have an understanding
he is only allowed to visit 
when he's not a nightmare

Poetry ~Courier and the Cleric

Thunderous bells tolled from the church high tower
filling the kingdom with fear in the midnight hour.

"Who dares enter god's tower in the dark of night,
waking the kingdom with no moon in sight?"

"'It is I replied the courier," message in hand.
"I travel with word of a black death that ravishes the land."

"Quiet, you fool!" the Cleric chided in a hushed tone.
"There will be no black death with god on our throne!"

"Dear sir, I implore you, the death knows no gods.
Reject the black death and you increase the odds,

of suffering and loss of your faithful flock.  
For the black death will enter your kingdom and not bother to knock!"