Poetry 1 Winter 2017

 

Longanimity

Dedicated to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock

by Brenda Berry

 

The abject audacity of

White Man’s capacity

for perpetual rapacity

through blatant mendacity

the depravity of the noble warrior   ………….  sickens me.

 

Those who innate ability

a natural proclivity

to stand with dignity

testament of magnanimity  …………………    save the water.

 

Impending calamity

destruction of humanity

dysfunction or insanity?

An act of profanity

born of greed and vanity  ………………..     it’s all about money.

 

Malignant verbosity

expressed with ferocity

increasing velocity

grows the atrocity

feeds the monstrosity

so much pomposity

devoid of reciprocity  …………………….    sitting in ivory towers

 

With mindful clarity

of the insincerity

they gathered in solidarity

a shift in polarity

to stand valiantly  ……………………….  and change the world 

 

 

 

                                  December's Wish

    by Brenda Berry

 

It doesn't feel like winter,

though the calendar says it's so.

Balmy night air heavy on my skin 

sunny faces rise from sleeping earth.

Pesky gnats dance like fairies.

I walk between the raindrops for nigh on a week.

Too hot for my liking.

Oh to have a blanket of white 

to tuck mother in for her long night's sleep 

as I delight in the sparkle of December's Snow. 

Next year perhaps.

 

 

Bio: Brenda Berry, a professor of happiness & delight, celebrates love - in all its forms. A wedding officiant, integrative energy medicine practitioner & Reiki Master, she lives contentedly in Winchester with her beloved husband, John,  and Yorkie companions, Lily & Molly.