Black Poetry : Winter solstice

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The snow arrived with an agenda
    Hindering our daily commute
    Removing any chance to continue
    Upon a journey without reason;

    It accomplished its task
    Cover the land with white
    So nothing familiar can be seen
    Freeze time in the moment
    Restrict movement until thaw

    There was a moment where
    Noise would succumb to quiet
    For the things that make a sound
    Were frozen by a gentle layer
    Of silence and peace;

    Our assignment now was to rest
    Retreat from the constant barrage
    Of daily stress and confusion to
    Take a much needed moment
    Of meditation and revival;

    There will be no movement
    No communications
    No travel arrangements
    No appointments to attend
    Business as usual has been suspended

    Until we can resist the temptation
    To always be somewhere
    Doing something…With someone
    all the while never taking the time to
    Simply smell the roses;

    The snow completed its task
    Stop the world long enough to
    See that time will continue
    Whether we move with it or not
    So now we can appreciate
    How precious time together
    Must be…
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes sir.....but i see sunshine and togetherness ahead
    we have to continue to share ourselves because it's such
    a rare and precious jewel.......welcome back brother !
     
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    What a wonderful message wrapped up in beautiful snowy imagery! :toast:

    The last stanza really hammered down the lesson in this.
    :great:
     
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    may i have my moment...

    ...my gentle layer of silence and peace...without the snow?

    nicely done, poet.

    the river floweth ~
     
  5. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller..."without the snow"...i appreciate that...the snow looked nice but my "peace" was broken when i had to shovel...lololol

    cheryblossom...thank you my friend, for the read...

    $$RICH$$...I agree and thanks for the welcome...

    Once again, thank you all for the read...

    one.
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love how you posed this poem very nicely done poet.
     
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    wonderful scribe
    and even more profound message.

    gives me a reason to appreciate a relaxing season.

    Great work Poet
     
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    winter time again...........
     
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    Really great! Thanks Bro Rich for bumping!
     
  10. Dave Ruffin

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    Hi Dnommo. Just found and love your poem. If I was going to read it somewhere, at a gathering, would that be OK and how could I give you and the poem the correct credit? Is it called "Winter Solstice?"

    Thanks,
    Dave

     
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