A collection of poems on the theme of ‘transitions’.
June marks the end of another academic year and the beginning of summer- weather permitting- as we reach the midpoint of 2019. With so many possibilities for change, this month’s poetry showcase focuses on ‘transitions.’
The rafters of boats soak up the shore, as
they dock at the barriers, all wooden
The man’s cloak, his only disguise
Sees her moving and watches nearby
For the woman (the one carving her name
in the sand) embedded in her child’s
Cries; their longing to be
Of focus… left, right and centre
No time to focus on a mind like yours; who
walks on the sand just one step more
To steal her prize…
Waiting for the sound of the siren to break
her thoughts… (any sound will do), to
cover the sound of those wailing cries, the call of what
she loves dearly, she must let go;
surrender to the
Order who decides- to take it away
A gem, the cloth and blankets hold
A daughter, still, from the
fragile figure: the mind of a man that
cannot consider his product- the outcome of his
cause… for he is not the one who is
burdened by the miracle that she
did bore, all once was done…
…Unmask the disguise- and then there was one.
Years now past, time’s gone by, now she is
ready to repair her mind.
A one like yours – the visage made
clearly by the eyes of her, so modified, her gaze
like that from birth, and gleam so merely. Just
a few feet taller- an unbroken curse.
Slowly, she stands
Once united, not
uninvited, her rerun done
An arrival long waited, no longer she cries
she has finally come…
Her heart, turned full:
Her prize, hard won.
First flutters forgotten
What did it feel like, to want?
You know only an approximation
of how you ought to feel
because you clasped desires too tight
no longer sparkling in sunlight
but dulled in the palm of your hand
until all you hold is heaviness.
Next month’s poems will revolve around the theme of ‘Pride’. To get your work featured, send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th June.
Featured image courtesy of Georgia Butcher.
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