There are people
Who are blind and deaf
They abuse their power
Put themselves above everything
Know everything better
In all fields
Know more than a doctor
More than a virologist
They make empty promises
Out of them speaks
Pure egoism and lies
Are such people trustworthy?
Our prayers may accompany them
To make them a better person…
Is it always like this?
Shock and wonder, draw in the crowd,
Single out the hopeful and innocent,
Do you attract and dazzle,
Wave stars in front of my eyes, keeping them skyward,
While you rob me of my sense, uprooting my heart and mind,
Grounded to the clouds now,
I float above the clouds,
Where the magic glimmers with the stars,
Awed and mesmerized.
The clouds sway, slow and fast at the same time,
And I’m lost in the whirlwind you create with your talents.
I feel I’ve lost before I even played all my cards,
The magic faded when I blinked,
And all I’m left with is the hearts and diamonds falling to the dirt.
after the sordid day rain recalls the language of music and I go, leaving frenzied voices behind to bed beneath magnetic star spray to see above the thousands while I hear the lake moon moan when I can live life as ripe peach sky? © Ali Grimshaw 2020 dVerse Quadrille - Poetical Magnetism I have never liked crossword puzzles but I got a kick out of this magnetic poetry site. What a fun way to play with word use. Check it out here. magnetic poetry
clutching the familiar
all around me
each dance with rain
sowing strength and hope
the crackling of old
sheds to reveal
expansion through the seasons
reaching full potential
and glorious heights
time, an enemy of our state
robs us of our vitality
we are eventually humbled
At dVerse De is hosting Quadrille (44 words) night.
“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” Maya Angelou
Found You Of course, I drifted off at some point, lost in the melodrama of north, true north and magnetic north, which all seemed very northy to me, a desperate invocation of the obvious made darker, instead, I set my compass to love and found you. ©Paul Vincent Cannon