by Carmela Dolce
Winter thaws as
Robins crane their necks
Looking for Spring
by Patty Marubbio
In a whisper the sun rises up
From the sound of silence
As the dew drops lift
From the leaves on the trees
The quiet is beginning to stir
Gently humming becoming
The dawn of a new day
JUST AN ORDINARY…
by Gloria Febrizio
Long Beach, NY
It was just an ordinary walk on an ordinary day
Oblivious to surroundings along the way.
Did I notice the crocus pushing up from the ground?
Did I notice anything else that was abound?
The harbingers of Spring began to arrive
Suddenly everything came alive.
The birds were chirping their songs to be sung
They were so happy that Spring had sprung.
Squirrels were scrambling everywhere
Climbing up trees that had just been bare.
The skeletal trees that were laden with snow
Were now filled with buds that were starting to show.
Did I see the clouds so billowy and white
And the sky of cornflower blue?
Did I see how the clouds made unique formations
Blending in with the beautiful hue?
Did I take the time from my busy life
To see what was anew
On this ordinary day on an ordinary walk,
I did it … now won’t you?
Mandala, Mother’s Day
by Maddi Cheers
Center Moriches, NY
This magic glimmers through the night
Particles beam in pure delight
To know the cold and blue of life
To seek the world beyond all strife
In this decision or in that
There lies the truth which leaves the flat
Unwelcome mind of little souls
And seeks to fly beyond the tolls
Of Earthly boundaries in the land
Of knowing who has upper hand
These little minds and tiny hearts
Are jealous of the truer arts
And so they seek to scourge and purge
So no one ever gets the urge
To think for self or venture out
To where the truth is all about
Of who we are and what we say
There gleams the joy of each new way
The way is floating there in space
The way is where you find your grace
And open to the song of love
You grace the particles above
With all the thought that starts the life
Each universe is your delight
So seek the light and be the joy
That lives within each girl and boy
You are the one you know the way
So bring about the truth and say
That all are here to join as one
Beneath the sky around the sun …
by Andrew Kessler
I oft wonder why the others don't see
Spoon fed poison by the powers that be
Do they not see the sinister agenda of it all
or the once mighty towers fall.
Sub conscious brain washing through commercialization
Dumbed down through entertainment
Chasing the green
Leaves the real enemy largely unseen
Creatures both big and small
will suffer the same fate.
A synthetic world that
the powers that be create.
Once free now restricted by chip
Every move monitored
Never out of sight
Natural world cast into eternal night
Put down the plastic devices that bind you
Let me steal your eyes
lend you mine
Bubble will burst when punctured
by the dagger of truth
Once naive now forsooth.
Those who refuse to see
the real devil in disguise
Are bound to involuntarily open the gates of hell.
“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die
miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”
– From Asphodel that Greeny Flower