In Response to Rommy Cortez-Driks Prompt -Friday Writings #68 ~ As Light as a Feather ~ Feathers of My Hope ~ at Poets and Storytellers United ~

Feathers of My Hope –
Flying lightly all over
feathers of hope hover
linger alive tingle the soul
stay without burden,cover
the spirit, awakening the heart
from time to time, warding away
danger depression sadness cold
storms in the turbulent seas, not
harming even a bird or a gull
but keeping the lull,cajoling Poseidon
for softness soothing mercy, nothing
ever from me asking or the entire humanity
but flying closer to all flying for peaceful eternity

Poetic Power ~ a killing thing ?

Loneliness is a powerful thing
to write about.
No one hears even if you shout
no one reads there is doubt
Loneliness is a killing thing

lump in the throat
numb and afloat feet
heart sinking and
missing the beat
Loneliness is a depressive thing

It comes in a day
when a dear one is
indifferent and far away
with reasons unknown
what can one say-
Loneliness is a lonesome thing

it stays with the lonely
and makes them sing
when they cannot fly
with their broken wings.

Loneliness is a powerful thing

when it builds patience
when it fills emptiness
when it heals wounds
when it shows colors
when it reveals character
Loneliness is a powerful thing

when it does not come once
when it goes and returns
when it widens distances
when it cools the burns –
Loneliness is the absence of response.

In Collaboration,with profound thanks to Mr Paul Brookes -Wombwell Rainbows-Ekphrastic Challenge April 2022 -Day 30~ Colors of Life

Gaynor Kane – Trees in Snow

Trees like a rainbow
secretly grow,
deep inside, down below,
pointing to the skies,
as if they know
the unseen distance
in the celestial spheres
to pure love show-
close to each other, glow
sway, swing and flow-
in colors majestic, tall
or low,in rain hail or snow.

JPL -30

The Birds Prayer
O Lord
Let me fly a little more
so I may choose the stone
to land on-
all are so charmingly heavenly-
O Lord
My praise is for all
my life is short , I may fall
so I will touch each turn by turn
and fly back o mountain hall.

NapoWrimo 2022-Earth Day _

The Earth is alive below
shaking disturbed cracking still
yet in revolution,moaning rumbling protesting
O pale moon, bear witness!
O sometimes silent sometimes chirping birds
take notes to the skies,
fly as nature holds the wings
from darkness to dawn.

Speak not of the blood that flows
like rivers from wounds
that oozes from cruel cuts
by sticks and pellets that drop
from splinters showered by blasts
that is visible on clothes tattered and shrouds,
O’ moon see the other side and send a sign
of peace-
a bird of song
a light of love

Find, find a harbinger of truth justice and salvation.

The Earth is alive below, yearning to heal – hoping, anticipating,

In Collaboration with Mr Paul Brookes UK- for ~NaPoWriMo 2022 Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge~Day 3

GK  3  –  LILY – Inspired by ArtWork by Gaynor Kane

In the mysterious blues , in fathoms deep
Replete with breathing species unknown,,
Nature’s growth  manifold , variegated,
In the giant cup is manifest tender beauty,
Floating miraculously, decorating waves
stable, table like, colorfully white –
joyfully trembling with wonders of creativity. 
 Haiku     – JPL  3 –
Inspired by ArtWork by John Phandal Law

unique shape given
creative power  sublime
One worthy of praise.

In Collaboration with Mr Paul Brookes ~Wombwell Rainbows UK, Artists, and Writers for Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge 2022~ Day 2

GK 2  Abstract Sunset
O Glorious Sunset
 illumined, unending, serving eternally the unseen,
and life in all forms manifest, living in a golden palace,
 in the River Okeano, till a fixed time.
Nothing survives without you, symbol of the gift of sight
travel across the skies , in a four winged horse chariot
effulgent scathingly warm till a fixed time.
sunset sends a message strong, I cannot stay, all day long
half the job done, half  to do, must move on
for other worlds too-be not lonely for you may not see
but I leave behind a shining company, till a fixed time.

and when I see the sunset spreading I know
life is not ending,no loneliness prevailing as flocks fly
slowly by homeward bound, happily silently  all have to go,
to safety,to sleep promises to fulfill ,to thank ,not weep
love is Eternal  The Lord keeps,
till a fixed time.
JPL   2
Industrial growth
Is it ease peace or chaos
War destroys it  all

Day 1. My annual National Poetry Month 2022 ekphrastic challenge is a collaboration between artists Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, Anjum Wasim Dar, and writers, Tim Fellows, Carrie Ann Golden, Math Jones, Merril D. Smith, Leslie James, Lesley Curwen, Peter A., Eloise Birnam-Wood, Jen Feroze, Vicky Allen, Angi Plant, Simon Williams, Dee Roycroft, Jamie Woods, Jona Roy, Beth Brooke, Caroline Johnstone, Lynne Jensen Lampe and myself. April 1st.

The Wombwell Rainbow

Day One

AWD1 Masks

-Anjum Wasim Dar – Masks

Gk1 Abandoned

-Gaynor Kane – Abandoned


-John Phandal Law

The Absence (GK 1 Abandoned)

The empty black chair
once used by someone of great value
claimed through a senseless,
bloody war
robbing her of the only
that kept her tethered
to sanity

-Carrie Ann Golden


Civilian corridors

And now you will endure trial by gift-giving he said,

hiding behind flowers. Follow the scent to your destination.

It may not be where you need to go.

-Lesley James

Empty (inspired by AWD1 and GK1, April 1st)

In the unconscious night
the world is in colours,
swirling, melting and folding.
There is joy and laughter,
people surround me
like a child’s blanket.
In the daylight my room is empty.

-Sir Tim Fellows CBE

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Poetic Power ~2022 ~ Peace ~ If Guns Were Flowers

First Printed by G Jamie Dedes – The Poet by Day

If Guns Were Flowers

if guns were flowers they would be colorful

beautiful, appealing and smell so nice

they would be light to carry, would carry love

and powder of affection rather than affliction

if guns were flowers there would be gardens

more and graves less, joy more, sadness less

would soothe comfort please and caress

friends favorites fans more,enemies less

if guns were flowers I would plant them

then gather the seeds to share for PEACE

then gather some more, go to the shore

sail the seas on ancient ship,to get more

Anjum Wasim Dar


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