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April Couplets (2021)

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

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April Couplets (2021)

A deeper understanding of my love

“as I stand alone” says a quiet dove.


An April scarred into my memory

a month of conflict and strong family.


In trying times I did not sculpt struggle

through the pain I found rain drops to smuggle.


As I dream of a fruitful garden this year

I assess my life and face every fear.


Return to these couplets an April later

after year posing as an educator.


To a mind in the act of closing

to focus on act of composing.


Creating find compassion through prayer

pretend I am a practiced believer.


A family, a career, and a deeper dream

not happy with the water from local stream.


Keep planning, keep writing, keep moving forward

find rhythm in the paddling shoreward.


One day when eyesight is bad I will read

without competitive spirit or slight greed.


An old man surrounded by stacks of books

a squint through bifocals ignores stern looks.

© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann

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