I am in the winter of my mind, where shadows creep
and darkness comes early // seeming never to sleep…
closing in and overshadowing my thoughts.
Creativity remains with each bright new day
bringing a spot of sunshine from friends far away
of like minded bloggers and a few online friends.
I must close off the darkness // of “hurricane News”
and “tornadoes of fear” // with darkness infused
leaving my mind destroyed by what I hear.
I’ll go back to my writing and pretend not to see
the streets in upheaval and the mothers who plea
for children caught in the crossfire // each day, it seems.
For truth these days seem more one’s perception
with marching politicians and Covid physicians
and dissent is met with racial accusations.
Photo; Dwight L. Roth
I am sharing this on open link night at d”Verse poets night. With all that has been going on the past five months, I feel a little stir-crazy at times. Seems a lot of others feel the same way from all chaos I see happening across the country, on the evening news. It pains me to see children shot, and no one seems to raise a voice or carry a sign for them. Very sad indeed! These are some of my thoughts as I stay in my cocoon!
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I got my inspiration for this poem today, after reading Lynn’s Poem this morning: