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My Prayer Today, 4/30/16

Hold me up as
I threaten to
slump underneath
the weight of all
considered daily living.
Seems to be seated
squarely on my head
pressed down to my shoulders
straining my neck
and spine
under the weight of
trying to move forward
like nothing major
in me has died.

© 2016 by Shari Lynne Smothers

Poem #20 for National Poetry Month. Completed May 1, 2016. Posting is not always something I have time for, since my days are so full of random necessary stuff. In this second quarter, I’m working on posting more because this is something fully for me.

Blessings from Play

Joy I find in art comes
from visceral connection
to doing intuitively
and watching images
form from actions I make.

Blending of deliberate and
random (for lack of a better word)
additions and distortions
of line, shape, and color,
brings happiness unbound
I can’t always hold in.

It spills over in tears from
someplace I can’t name, yet
intuitively appreciate
that it’s a God thing.

© 2016 by Shari Lynne Smothers

Poem #19 for National Poetry Month. Finishing up May 1, but still close enough for me.

Pondering Poeming

What is it about a riff
the mellifluous tones
rhythms of another’s verses
that can spark thoughts
of my own?

The idea that
I share in a timeless
endeavor, makes me smile
down to my soul. To be part
of something so old, so wondrous
that can command another to love
to tears, to anger,
to joy many can know
but not all can capture.
Even just to deeper thought.

Carving a scale replica of
events fashioned in words I choose
to be inflated in another man’s soul…
Without application, only effort
I am part of something special.

© 2016 by Shari Lynne Smothers

Poem #18 for National Poetry Month