DIFFERENT

 

I stand alone under the stars.

Alone on the purple carpet.

Gazing off into the distance.

Waiting for others like me.

Ones who grow stronger in the wind.

Who lift their leaves to the sun.

Who aren’t afraid to be different.

Come and join me.

We will grow true and green.

I WILL GROW

 

I will grow.

I will reach the stars.

I don’t care about the graves

or the mausoleums.

I don’t care that

The Dead

walk the night.

I will grow leaves.

I will stay here.

I will stay alive.

THE DEAD GAME

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Nook

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THE BEGINNING

 

 

The beginning of an idea

takes root in your mind.

It grows up from the dirt,

reaching out to the unknown.

It grows in size and depth,

and sprouts forth with ideas.

Nurture its buds.

Savor in its fruits.

Delight in its flowers.

Let it grow to full height.

MY DEAR SUNFLOWER

paul caponigro

 

MY DEAR SUNFLOWER

Could you grow in the dark?

Or do you need a light?

I will see on a lark

If you grow in the night.

 

The light grows dim.

Shadows take the day.

I can see him.

Standing up to pray.

 

Your arms spread out wide.

Your face to the moon.

You never need hide.

It will be day soon.

MOONSHADOW

MOONSHADOW

I live in the shadow of the moon.
I have grown and sprouted much too soon.
I will try with all my might
To live in the bright sunlight.

I close my eyes but yet I’m still here.
Sitting on a branch next to a pear.
My petals are white as snow
Because of this fact I know.

I will never be awake at day
No matter how hard I wish and pray.
For I live in the shadow of the moon 
And I’m slated to sing the nightly tune.

IT’S ALIVE!

lifeisthefight:

The mind is alive.

It grows each day.

New cells are born.

New sprouts of ideas.

Old ones are buried.

Fresh blooms as replacements.

Roots extending and reaching.

For new hopes and dreams.

For new experiences.

Let in with the new

and out with the old.

The mind is alive.

Let it grow and be nurtured.

PERSISTENCE

Nature persists.

It soldiers on.

It rears its head

in the most unlikely places.

No matter the obstacles

we put around it

or on it.

It thrives.

It flourishes.

Despite us.