SANGUINE… a poem

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Float away

Like a leaf on a river

Ascend high

As an ash on the breeze

Dive deep

Like the great Blue Whale

Burn hot

Like lava into the sea

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Be wise

Like the owl in the night

Speak loud

When defending the truth

Forgive completely

When the anger has passed

And laugh like you did

When you lived in your youth

THE OLD MAN…#NaPoWriMo2019 Day 4

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I once questioned a frail, old man

What made him think he was right?

He looked at me with a twinkle in his eyes

And said, “Well, sleep on it tonight.”

I pondered his words and then my own

What was it he thought would come?

When morning arrived, I conceded the point

For in his words I found wisdom.

National Poetry Writers Month