Poetry

June 30, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Jeannette Woitzik

 

By

Ken Allan Dronsfield

 

 

Let Freedom Reign

 

 

Kite flies high, brisk breezes blow,

smell of coconut oil permeates the air;

waves crashing with a raucous blast,

beach balls bounce on the 4th of July.

 

Flags flying high, snapping in rhythm;

children running about, kicking up sand.

Planes fly by with banners selling spirits,

a hot dog run on cotton candy days.

 

The band plays by the old boardwalk;

people scurry like ants to honey drops.

Firecrackers pop and sky rockets swoosh.

It so nice to be away from the rancid city.

 

Off on a romp, someone’s streaking there

by the water’s edge, to screams and laughter.

Ocean’s cold, nice for polar bears and dares;

Freedom reigns for all on Independence Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Think I Died Today, Rev 4

 

 

I think I died today.

Staring at the bare walls;

a knife, a fork, a bottle and

candle lay before me.

The sounds of blaring horns,

screeching brakes and shouting;

echo from sweltering streets below

through a shaded open window.

The smells and hell of the city

permeate the entire room and

the fan in the corner just quit;

but…… I think I died today.

I laid there, on the old mattress,

sweat running down my face.

I dozed off for a bit, and awoke

in lovely fields of green grass,

with white crosses all about.

I stood and watched

friends of old

toss roses of red

into the hole of darkness,

landing upon a casket.

I think I’m in there, tucked inside

wearing my dark gray suit,

white shirt and my hated tie…

Oh yes, I died today,

I just don’t know why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet and author originally from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Merlin and Willa. He is the co-editor of the new poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at Amazon.com. His published work can be found in journals, magazines, reviews and blogs throughout the web including: Liberian Literary Review, Indiana Voice Journal, The Literary Hatchet Magazine, Belle Reve Journal, Tuck Magazine, Peeking Cat Magazine, Dead Snakes, Bewildering Stories and many others.

1 Comment

  1. Leslie DeLuca July 02, at 05:59

    "Let Freedom Reign" is a lovely nostalgic piece of Americana; a wonderfully written and timely gift for your fellow Americans as July 4th approaches. I sure hope these two will be included in a book SOON. You have an established fan base waiting patiently including me; I like the revision to "I Think I Died Today" and I personally think it is a great companion piece to your "Jacob Swam the River". ( I'm quite partial to those two). As always, your writing is highly entertaining and marketable. On second thought, don't keep us waiting.

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