I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Pause For A Poem


a bench by the lake

beneath branches with wide knuckles, where leaves would normally chatter, a soft breath comes over the green of the lake, calming the pulse of a modern man

a wooden bench to rest on is chosen randomly, to claim a pause from the fury of the world, to watch the stillness that beckons those who just can’t focus

with his own story he stays alone, a dialogue of millennium nonsense, his thoughts skimming across the water, beneath the eyes of a church on the hill

a rumbling from beneath seems to stir the past, inviting old footsteps and shadows to make themselves known, long forgotten moments eager to flicker

room is made for a soldier and his weeping bride, for a mother welcoming home an errant daughter, and for a young lad looking forward to 1900


Copyright, 2006. Shameless Words.

2 comments:

Minx said...

"to claim a pause from the fury of the world" -oh I wish.
The trees are surreal and well deserving of some apt words - thank you.

Shameless said...

a pleasure minx ... I have a soft spot for this kind of scene, which is probably why I live here!