National Poetry Month: Five Flights Up

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Five Flights Up


Climbing, you hear creaks in the staircase
with a railing polished smooth from wear
Ascending the same five flights everyday

You wonder, stuck in this daily repetition,
why your perfect world came crashing in
Climbing, you hear creaks in the staircase

Step by step, how life seems these days
Hardship, drudgery, always stairs to climb
with a railing polished smooth from wear

Laughter floats downward, you remember
You had a family once, now you are alone
Ascending the same five flights everyday




© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved




National Poetry Month: Black Narcissus

Today begins my annual participation in National Poetry Month where I write a poem a day for the month of April.  So here’s today’s offering…

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Black Narcissus

 

Velvet and ebon petals hide

all those evening tear stains

in the shadows of the past

 

Such sweet graceful delicacy,

above that wind-blown pain

velvet and ebon petals hide

 

Rare and aloof, untouchable

A dark beauty perched atop

all those evening tear stains

 

Abide eternal in silence

and where footsteps walk

in the shadows of the past


© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved


#NationalPoetryMonth Day 23: Not One, But Many

Today, on Day 23 of National Poetry Month, we have a little contemplation…

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Not One, But Many

 

Voices of the fallen

Whispers from the aether

Not one, but many

 

Bygone remnants linger

shadows of their former glory,

voices of the fallen

 

Pause and listen;

echoes in the season’s zephyrs

Whispers from the aether

 

Forever lost…

Forever pleading…

Not one, but many




© A. F. Stewart 2016 All Rights Reserved


#NationalPoetryMonth Day 4: Writing Inspirational

Day four of National Poetry Month, and today I bring you some inspiration.

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Writing Inspirational

 

White walls of paper, abiding

ink, flowing into pattern

language creating virtuosity

 

Billows of blankness, searching

for a scintillation of creation

White walls of paper, abiding

 

Poising the pen in thought

imagination scribbles into

ink, flowing into pattern

 

Lines inscribed, communication

begotten and bestowed

language creating virtuosity




© A. F. Stewart 2016 All Rights Reserved