There’s reasoning that wants to go nowhere. It circles back to check if I am weak To tempt me with its nonsense, if I dare, And if I don’t suggest that I’m too meek Or impotent to take what it would seek. I walk and hope each step leads to the goal. I like those geese, obedient and whole. I like the trees who don’t have much to say. I like contentedness without control Unlike this devil circling me astray.
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It comes with walking: one step follows one. How we obtained this now I do not know Since any step we might have left undone And we arrived by moving all too slow Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go. There’s someone guiding us about this maze - The unexpected door, this path, that haze That frightened us then brought refreshed relief. The bright sun humbles darkness starting days As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.
Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.
By grasping ground the trees submit then stand To face the stormy weather, hot or cold. Winds slap their leaves with branches fully fanned Yet year by year they grow on land they hold. Small habits starting weak turn strong and bold. They would not hesitate if they could voice Their affirmations - life would be the choice. They welcome all who aid their living there. They fix one spot then from that spot rejoice And offer wayward folk refreshing air.
Linked to dVerse Poetry Forms. Rosemary Nissen–Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form: 10 lines, 10 syllables per line with thyme pattern ababbccdcd.