Walnut Tree

One tree –a solo sentinel –beckons Take comfort,says she,beneath my boughs But I am hungrybalk at simplicitysilence adverse Till fate arrests melegs no longer fleeingthe great Walnut my saviour. (Image my own)

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Peace Implied

Quiet now, placesharbouring my memories –river dreamcatcher –nostalgia floats on swan’s backpast bridges linking time lapsed. (Tuesdays I borrow from my Twitter account #Vjknutson. Image my own)

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What Is Important?

Unity seems an apt response Yet we pillow fight, toss sinewy threads of notions… Is righteousness really more important than peace? (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.  Image my own.)

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Peace Within

The waters of my soul are still tonight the harshness of day’s light, easing now into quiet solitude. I surrender to renewal knowing that no matter what tomorrow brings I have peace within to guide me. (Submitted for Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt: renewal.  Image my own.  Peace Within first appeared here June, 2018.)

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Injustice

On Patriarchal watch the feminine is on trial – crimes noted, abetted, intervention and consequence murdered – suspects ride a pendulum where witnesses are criminal and the vulnerable run no peace to be had while justice sleeps.

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River Listens

Bring my bundled troubles to the riverside, still and quiet, she listens, no judgment Stay calm, she whispers, change is coming, it always is, this time will pass. Know she is right – she’s never lied to me yet – walk away lighter.

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True

Where peace keep you, there the soul plays – Ask the sun her best day, the flower, her mind – open one moment, though another away. We live star-eyed, fill our home find a little fun – Game must be nice, like you please, sister, promised positive. (Fridays, I visit Magnetic Poetry online for inspiration.)

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It

Brightest, like frost, a moister dawn… Did I live in peace? Feel ancient life, forest sanctuary, stone moss? The that do like him soon rising & almost dark, I, insect, fall. (Another Friday, another Magnetic poetry session.)

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In Search of Peace

Path to peace is circuitous – having been modeled unrest, schooled in denial… Expectation envisions a grassy peninsula – gently rolling greens and tranquil blue waters – predictability that lulls I am accustomed to together – the perpetual state of empathic measuring – one’s values aligned to another’s emotional indicator Looking outward, I contemplate; force-feed […]

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Abandoning Mother

Day, no more than a sliver, casts a subtle glow on the path.   A small bird tap-tapping on windowpane has awakened me, invited me out.  I follow it now, as it flits from tree to bush along the way.  We come to a stream, whose waters swirl in a nearby eddy then rush over the […]

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