Poetry

December 10, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Heidi Willson

 

 

 

Weeping Willow

 

 

submissive branches bow

graceful relaxation

limp arms flexible

dangling without care

 

 

down to earth display

getting down to our level

descent downward

drooping drowsily

 

 

never resisting rest

yield to control

delve into discovery

reaching lowest point

 

 

boughs relent

nature repents

humble willow

reaches out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Behind Waterfall

 

 

behind waterfall

girl resides in her dream world

enjoys realm alone

 

sun’s rays hit water

rainbows paint her skies each day

imagination soars

 

no pots of gold there

only cauldrons of thoughts

pure inspiration

 

never lonely place

ideas, her companions

no visitors come

 

 

waterfall changes

turbulence seen in its flow

someone is inside

 

 

human face breaks through

solitary realm now found

no rainbows appear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcove of Echoes

 

 

Alone in dark cave

Find way by feeling around

Sense of sight is gone

 

Touching rough cave walls

Feeling cobwebs tickle skin

Hearing bat wings flap

 

Hands find ledge to sit

Cozy comfort seat to rest

Curl up in ball, sleep

 

Awaken puzzled

Yell to see if someone’s there

Familiar voice heard

 

Keep asking questions

Constant replies bounce back fast

Voice almost mimics

 

Speaking gives comfort

As long as replies are heard

Owner of voice, friend

 

Same talk continues

As time goes by, voices grow hoarse

Fatigue claims victims

 

Wake up and can’t speak

Silence begins echoing

Mute whispers taunt mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Willson

Heidi Willson lives in Rockford, Illinois and teaches 7th grade English. She loves nature, and often uses it as inspiration for her writing. Heidi believes poetry comes from the heart and hopes her words speak to people who read her writing.

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