Poetry

Dec. 27, 2018

Dwarfs are little people
With challenges so large
That life, in its own way,
Seems... a hefty charge.

These humble little folks
With such a longing heart
Are born into a life
That’s broken from the start.

Such tough Little Giants
Facing matters ...vast
Can with perseverance,
Rise to meet the task.

©2018 Walterrean Salley
Dec. 27, 2018

We trace paths of yesterday,
But tomorrow is unknown
With hills to climb, brines to cross,
And seeds to be sown.

Facing the future bravely,
By faith, we journey on.
Treading gently, yet blindly,
Into such ‘mysterfied’ zone.

The New Year lay before us,
May we crossover with care:
Cautious with every footstep.
Conquering every fear.

© 2018 W. Salley
Dec. 26, 2018

The Christmas Light
Shines bright each year,
Heralding hope
Dispensing cheer.

To live and love.
To laugh and share
The ancient hymns
Of One so dear.

And emphatically
Loud and clear,
Still beaming from
The farthest sphere

The ancient message
Upon men's ear...
Christmas comes!
Christmas is here.

© 2018 W. Salley
Dec. 26, 2018

Enjoying Autumn
This time of year.
The hues are great
More to appear.
Reds ànd Orange...
Majestic scenes.
The golden yellow
Makes one dream.

Get all you can
Can all you get.
Autumn is like
The fowler's net.
It sweeps you up
And swoons you in
And ‘fore you know
Tis ‘Season's End.’

© 2018 W. Salley
Feb. 5, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil
Saw his shadow today,
Then did an ‘about face,’
And scurried away.

No fan of the winter
He shrugged, and sighed eeks!
Then returned to his den
For another six weeks.

And, so, it seems winter
Will take its sweet time
In yielding to spring’s
Magnanimous chime.

______________________
Can hardly wait for spring. Written February 2, 2018 for Groundhog’s Day.

© 2018 Walterrean Salley