In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Leader.”
Today’s The Daily Post’s prompt, “Dear Leader”, states: If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing this year, what would you like that to be?
My poetic response to that post deviates a bit and addresses not any government or nation in particular, but our collective humanity at-large. Thanks for reading, cheers!
Violence, Violence, you consume the soul,
Tainting it black, from which there’s no parole.
Every Life is a gift so profound,
Not to be snatched on a hunting ground.
Anger and Arrogance,
Bigotry and Ignorance,
Rancor and blood-thirst,
Ignite you with a kiss to exist.
But, Violence, Violence, your nature revealed,
A glutton who is never fulfilled.
How then to deem you ceased,
And tame this ravenous beast?
We lay sight onto what we share,
We lay sight onto the Humanity we bare.
We lay sight onto this world so vast,
Filled with beauty so unsurpassed.
We lay sight onto the soaring birds,
We lay sight onto the animal herds.
We lay sight onto this world so bountiful,
Other than which there’s nothing more powerful.
We lay sight onto the waters’ that surround,
We lay sight onto the ground that abound.
We lay sight onto the skies that shelter,
Nowhere else can we find something better.
We are but a speck with a brief flicker in time,
We will shine and commit no crime.
Radiate love and shun off hate,
We will mend and meld as one, to create a better fate.
Violence, Violence, your time is nearing an end,
We have been blind but it’s no more a trend,
With our sight we soon will acquiesce,
A world absent You, A world brimmed with Peace.
– Surely, Sherley
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), May 30th, 2015.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.”
An instance when I feel i’m in, “The Zone,” is during a run on a beautiful, Texan, summer day. Being kissed by the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze carrying the water from the resaca and brushing against my skin, the smell of freshly blooming jasmine flowers, the gentle gliding of colorful birds, the clear blue skies, the crispness in the air, my favorite songs joyfully filling my ears from the music player, the excited puppies in the yards wagging their tails upon my sight, the movement of my body feeling lighter with each step, the fruity taste upon my lips from my lip balm—makes me feel so in love with the moment. Not realizing I had been running for over two hours, my mind craved to keep going. I felt completely free. I felt completely at peace. It was my zone.
– Surely, Sherley
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.