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His Only Sparkle

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


Shhh, no words need to be spoken
Your life and joy will suffice.
I've watched you lately, and found
No vows or empty words broken.

Your attire is rather silly for a hunter like you
Tis' better that you crawl on all-fours and
Seek a varmint's scene.
But then, I'd have to teach you what I know
And try somehow to take those fairytale
Books out of your heart.

Like black ravens flying in a circle in June
Or dancing backwards and playing strings
That I know are all out of tune.
And still, there's that one annoying sparkle.

I noticed it there a few years ago when you were twenty
You almost lost it when "she"said good-bye,
Leaving you with your only friend, "Benny."
But as rabbits go, he stuck with you toe to eye.

And now at your life's ending verse
It's me, a wish, and an eyelash, and that sparkle.
I'm not a heavenly angel, no, I never curse.
So please, be still and give no markle.

Just take the one sparkle there on your heart
Keep your mouth shut and smile.
I find the sparkle joyous and so is your sort.
I think "we" better go at least one more mile.

© 2018 Kenneth Avery


Ken Avery on December 20, 2018:

Ann -- thank you, kindly. I appreciate YOU so very much and I wish you The Best CHRISTmas and New Year--E V E R!

Write me anytime.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 06, 2018:

More superb poetry from you! This has humour too, a difficult thing to get over well but it certainly works here.


Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 21, 2018:

Hey, Liz -- Hebrews 13:2. One of my all-time favorite scriptures. And thanks too for commenting. Love you.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 21, 2018:

Hi, Sherry -- thank you so sincerely for leaving such a warm comment. You are very nice and write me anytime.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 19, 2018:

A passage from Hebrews 13 was preachsd on at our wedding many years ago. We were told to practise hospitality. In so doing , some have entertained angels. We definitely have been blessed by meeting some lovely people over the years.

Sherry Haynes on August 19, 2018:

Aha a lovely read! You write so effortlessly yet beautiful. Looking forward to reading more from your poems.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 18, 2018:

Hey, Gypsy Rose Lee -- a Million Thanks to you for your lovely comment. I mean that. I am beginning to feel somewhat better.

Thanks for commenting, but most-importantly . . .thank you for your Friendship and Writing Talent in that order.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 18, 2018:

Mr. Happy -- whaatttt? Another color of ravens? LOL! Just FYI, I am glad that you told me, but I am only going to use black ravens (a great name for a band) in the future of my hubbing.

"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome warmly, the Black Ravens!"

See? The name rolls off the tongue.

Thanks, MRH.

Stay a while next time.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 18, 2018:

Hi, Liz -- the first thought of your comment. I think that angels and mankind have had a most-sincere relationship--especially in The Bible (e.g. Jacob wrestled with an angel all night long) and me? I have prayed to meet just one and what a talk we would have.

Much peace to you, Liz.

Write me anytime.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 18, 2018:

Mr. Happy -- thanks for the friendly correcting of an obvious over-stated fact about Ravens. LOL. Yes, they are black and very majestic. Thanks so much and you keep on moving and moving others to a higher level of inspiration.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 11, 2018:

Most lovely poetry that makes eyes sparkle with tears.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on August 09, 2018:

You know, Kenneth, there's a million ways to interpret that, one would be that you speaking directly to me with the first two stanzas then began to disguised it.

Another is you could be looking over your own life seeing how there is no right nor wrong things to be done, everything has a purpose and you are enjoying living whatever each moment brings and realize you still have a ways to go. If this is the interpretation it would mean you've had a conception that's bringing you a new vision of life's experiences.

Whatever, it's well said.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on August 08, 2018:

You know, been thinking about this and I realize now that there are ravens other than black: albino ravens. I saw a photo of one. So there You go, I guess I answered my own question. Haha!

Liz Westwood from UK on August 08, 2018:

Did the illustration inspire the poem? Or did you come upon it to illustrate the poem?

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on August 08, 2018:

"Like black ravens" - Are there any other coloured ravens? I know rooks have some white/greyish on their feathers. Like ravens, rooks are also part of the corvidae family but I cannot recall seeing ravens which are not black. I pay attention to them because they guide me, in many ways.

Haha ... sorry Amigo. I am terrible with poems. The raven part is what spoke-out to me. I love ravens dearly. Crows, rooks, blackbirds as well. They are all Corvidae and all incredibly intelligent birds.

Alrighty, I'm moving on. All the very best to You!

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