Kenneth has a taste for abstract/prose poetry as well as the comical side of life. 23-years of writing for a newspaper has served him well.
Time stopped at your tears
Cast down, you found the dawn.
You gazed silently into his fears
Heartbeats counted by boulders brawn.
You reigned softly raindrops kissing your eyes
Sprites and butterflies solaced the loss
Magic to you were wooden, tongue of lies.
You cried to the skies in Scotland’s moss.
Your hands groping through faith and hope
Trusting the invisible, the invincible
Clinging to mountain wisdom’s lost rope.
One ally, sole friend, you are indivisible.
Your robe trails on tops of clouds at night
Ravens bow, serpents heads hang down
Holding your sparkle of life so right.
Weeping to rose petal on unforgiving ground.
You sit, you think, but he is nowhere near
His touch, his words, and laughter soft
His kiss, his touch, his faith crowing your fear.
In another year, you shall hear, a small cry . . .
In another year, you and he live, laughter nigh.
Writer's summary – love is easy to the young ones at time;
their sole enemy stalking their heart filled with blind love.
© 2019 Kenneth Avery
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 29, 2019:
A haunting and expressive poem, You know the more I write and the more I read I realize that my one thought to live with my memories was the right one after my soul mate passed on. I could not go through any of that drama again.
Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on August 27, 2019:
This was quite lovely. Thank you for sharing.
Lorna Lamon on August 25, 2019:
There is a real sense of regret and sadness in this beautiful poem. Haunting.