Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 Writer's Digest April Pad Challenge 2016 / Cool Promises

Cool Promises

the last four days              it has snowed                        unseasonably cool

although it usually does in april       just a reminder      winter has not finished

just a little more to say      sometimes it snows in may   ….even as late as june

but melts quickly           this morning the sun sparkled   on crystals

nature really has so much       in her bag of tricks            a cool mountain stream

when you dip your toe in       or wade in to catch a fish             my kitten is cool

asks for his breakfast             or to go out                                   or to come in

on a hot desert day      the sun blisters                 ah... the coolness of the shadows

the coolness of the colors found there          blues, purples and violets           relief

refreshment a sip of cool water           sometimes words            are cool

the opening of the poem          by gwendolyn brooks                  the pool players

“we real cool”                          ending with the words                “we die soon”

what the young think is cool            is just old hat                       to their elders

who have seen more        hopefully know more      don't fall as easily for cool promises

April 19, 2016

1 comment:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love all the cool and beautiful wonders in nature. Loved seeing all of these in my mind's eye as I read your words. Love the ending...yes, what's cool is old hat to us, but still pretty awesome.