Poetry

Oct. 14, 2017

Fathomless the pain
In the wake of life’s duress--
Amidst all the hurt
And undue brokenness.

Fires, storms, massacres
The threat of nuclear war.
Unsettling anomalies,
No explanation for.

Picking up the pieces
And counting the cost
While trying to rationalize
The irrational loss.

‘Tis hard to wrap one’s head
‘Round all that’s happening,
For the days are uncertain
And the times are deafening.

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Foot Note: We're witnessing earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, massacres and wars. All in pandemic proportion. One can’t help but wonder: What in the world is going on?

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Living on the East Coast?
Then, please, beware.
A newly-formed hurricane
Eeerily looms near.

Harvey is now history;
Thank God, he is no more.
But the hurricane 'Irma'
Hastens to the shore.

Her winds are quite powerful
At one seventy-five.
Thus she might be a cat 4,
Or even a cat 5.

While Irma’s route, not known,
Could be here or there.
One thing that’s for certain is—
She will land somewhere.

Irma is a vicious storm—
Could be deadly too.
Oh may we heed the forecaster’s
Plea to me and you.

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As of Wednesday, September 5, 2017, according to AccuWeather, Hurricane Irma is headed for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And could hit Florida, as well. However, the said projections could change momentarily. The public is strongly advised to tune to your local weather stations, and news reports, for the latest updates. God bless, and be safe everybody.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Heavenly bodies,
The sun and moon,
With perfect alignment.
In sync. In tune.

Momentarily,
A grandiose show.
Then each resumes
His path to go.

The moon to travel.
The sun sits still,
Brilliant as ever—
Shining at will.

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Note: The 2017 Total Eclipse.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Through the darkness an
Opened door with light shining
On the farther side.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Sun blotted by the
Moon - moments of astounding,
Heavenly wonder.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley