Poetry

Nov. 24, 2022

Oh how I love animals;
They're a highlight to our world
From the dawn of creation -
When the creatures were unfurled.

There is a very bright side,
Yet there is a dark side, too,
Of the Animal Kingdom...
Not evident in the zoo.

The fun, cuddly behavior.
The devotedness you find.
Pretty patterns and colors.
Designs and shapes of all kinds.

But to note the savageness
Of brutality and greed
Often robs the merry heart
That on such a kingdom feeds.

And so, for this Thanksgiving,
I am grateful beyond words
That God has made me human -
Though beautiful are the birds.
© 2022 walterrean salley
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© 2022 Walterrean Salley
Oct. 30, 2022

In so many instances,
Halloween was the darkhorse
With a part in my youth -
Lending versatility.

Creating 'memories.'
Mem'ries of a lifetime
On the old-familiar turf
Of Love and unity.

Witches, ghosts and goblins
Lead us kids to the dark side.
But we'd transcend the challenge,
To emerge the brighter side.

But there were activities
More on the lighter side,
Such as Tug of War."
And that of 'Seek and Hiide.'

Attending football games.
And baseball games too.
Fun… dancing in the streets
To the tune of "Skip to My Lou."

The adventures of youth
Embraced the most unlikely.
But it all was made fun
In innocence quite likely.
© 2022 Walterrean Salley

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© 2022 Walterrean Salley
Oct. 30, 2022

Hope you're having fun,
And enjoying the Season.
Remember that you're blessed,
And you're here for a reason.

Live, laugh and love - have fun.
But when all is said and done,
May you stay 'safe' and 'warm!"
And so, to each, "thanks a ton."
"Happy Holidays!"
© 2022 Walterrean Salley

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© 2022 Walterrean Salley
Oct. 22, 2022

Autumn
Magically
Transforms the atmosphere.
The landscape morphs, as if by
Fairy.
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© 2022 Walterrean Salley
Oct. 22, 2022

A smile is more than just a smile
It bears the essence of who you are
And sends a message far and wide
One's face beaming like a lit star.

A smile is more than just a smile.
Like an atlas hand, it lifts up
The soul that's burdened in this world,
And bearing such a bitter cup.

A smile is more than just a smile.
It is a medic in its right,
Repairing many broken wings
To fully gear up for the flight.

A smile is more than just a smile.
It is the hearth that burns so bright -
Keeping a chilly soul quite warm
With love and joy, and much delight.

A smile is more than just a smile.
A closer glance and you will see
The significance of a smile
Within the lives of you and me.

And so, may you smile more often.
Perhaps as often as you can,
Giving life to many others
On this cold, darkened-earthy plain.
© 2022 Walterrean Salley

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10/2022 Revised: On this cold, darkened-earthy plain.




© 2022 Walterrean Salley