Wednesday, February 22, 2017

the child sat

the child sat on
her mother's knee
and asked what
happened to  her
family.
the mother explained
that there used to
be animals here
back in the time
that the sun shined,
clear.
there used to be waters
fresh to swim.
before the world
grew quiet
and grim.
mountains so high
deserts of sands
lush tropical paradises
the child did not understand.
she asked how did it all
end up this way.
her mother answered
life left
when the
people gave up and
turned away.

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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson