| Writing Poetry
posted February 20, 2020
The life of a....citizen.
Then, embracing the summer
as it lies before thou
Time to spread the arms
that are in front of me now
Now, retiree but not from life
when gone, what will remain
Feeling giddy as summer air
passes through aches and pains
Then, feeling the grains of black dirt
sifting through my hands
Finding worms to go fishing
pulling line from the sand
Now, digging in soil, planting seeds
fixing trellises for existing flowers
Magic growth in brown soil
loving sun's warmth, a rain shower
Then, lying on my backside enjoying
green grass and trodden earth
Clouds visible to ducks, whales
sailing ships, counting their worth
Now, quietly watching busy beehives
at dusk, worker bees fly home
Delivering their bags of pollen
discovering nectar, their honeycomb
Then, sunset's colors of blazing red
and orange yellow goodbyes
Seeing tomorrow when the sunrise
ascends upward in the sky
Now, circling the blossoming tree
soon-to-be fresh apples
Climbing ladder, reaching for fruit
squeezing juice for drink, Snapple
The life of a.... writing prompt entry
Write a poem adout "the life of a..." something, anything, person, place, or thing. Be creative! Any style of poem.
When I was writing this poem, thoughts brought me back to then and now. It's kind of like remembering what life was like many years ago.
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