Black Poetry : Indian Summer-earthsong


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Apr 14, 2001
somewhere out there
Indian Summer- earthsong
by legendof_1_spirit

The waves roll slow and sure
Like the angelic breath of a newborn
Each rise and fall tickles memories
Within my life-spring and I walk down
Avenues of past blooms until
My pulse captures a falling flower
A buried memoir from a distant shore
And I pause there within the stare
Of an erstwhile vision of a child
Small and lost amidst a crowd
Of blurred colors splashed across
A stand of cheers and waving hands
That fragment light into a thousand sparkles
Earthborn stars shout encouragement and praise
To others locked in their universe of life

My name is called from within the maelstrom
The wind bellows suddenly in my father’s voice
And reaches out to me
Lifting me upon a breeze of familiarity
And the clarity of family love
My feet rose and fell, rose and fell
My mind strained against the confines
Of my limited body
My sight flickered and dropped
In the memory of a child I ran
Urged on by determined will alone
Three weeks earlier
I stood at the top
Gold pulling me down
From the number one spot
Today I was lost in a war
To maintain the number five slot
Thunder rumbled at my back
A few more yards
A few more feet
A few more inches

A child’s mind cursed his body for being weak
And wished he was bigger, faster
But he was not
Then he wished the world were smaller, slower
But it was not
Then a father lifted his son upon his shoulders
And a mother through tear stained eyes
Captured a moment with a flash of brilliance
And smiled at her husband and her son
And together they moved as one

As the waves continue to roll
I hold on to that memory
As I hold U next to me
And looking out at the sun
Casting its rays upon the sea
I pray that one-day
The husband and wife will be
U and I, lifting our son to the sky
In his moment of believed defeat.


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Sep 10, 2001
Kansas City, Missouri
Self Employed, Business Consultant
Beautifully and metaphorically delightful!

This was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed it , not only the imagery but the sentiment involved and the way you intermingled the elements of nature were marvelous! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings on Ya House!:D

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