Town Square

Post a New Topic

Town Square Poets - Spin a Poetic Yarn

Original post made by Claudette McDermott, Del Prado, on Feb 22, 2010

Anyone up for Poetry? I find there are many Closet Poets. How about starting a TS Poets column. Great for all ages and walks of life. I'll give a theme each week and see what we come up with that we can share. Not too long so the thread gets out of control, but enough to get your thoughts across. ~ A nice change from politics and such for "Town Square."


ETERNAL BREATH

Struggles in Life, struggles in the End
From this plain to Eternal Breath
Happy in Love, Release in Death
From the gurgling blossom of First Life
To the haunting sound of Everlasting
Tears at Birth, Tears at Passing
Does it ever really stop
Is it truly never-ending
When that last shoe surely drops
Tell me Sir, if you can
This world is eager to understand
The Tree of knowledge points the way
But hidden, to not convey
Answers we desire, questions of today

Comments (5)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

Claudette McDermott is a registered user.

This weeks Theme ~ Life and Death ~


 +   Like this comment
Posted by dragonfly
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

A WING AND A PRAYER

In bright garden, I must say
As if in sandbox, I love to play

I dig and plant, my lovely colors
From my paint box, I discover

All the bliss, of its lovely rainbow
Within my garden, a gentle flow

As if child, sitting upon my knee
I was still, so it wouldn't flee

Now I stand, unbend myself
Stretch up high, as if to fly

And from my knee, a wing did sprout
As I frantically, looked about

Oh No! I did sigh
I squished, sweet DragonFly


 +   Like this comment
Posted by PT poet
a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I stare at the flickering light
Dancing about in this cold windy cave
Water lapping at its knees
Gapping mouth that will house
All who venture too far out
On a day such as this
Like a trapped bird
I bounce off the walls
Trying to miss the waves
Cutting me to the quick
Like a sharpened blade off the shelf
On a day such as this
Would it be better
To fight off this forsaken misery
Or to give into the biting cold heartbreak
Lost and alone I choose to fight
For that one last hope
On a day such as this


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Miguel
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

In a small town I sit and play
Wondering what will let it stay
So calm and pretty resting in the sun
I'll try one day to sit and pray
That it shall be here for my children


 +   Like this comment
Posted by POM
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Light appearing through, the window pane
Reflections of, the dancing rain
Fills my mind, with misty thoughts
Of what my time, on earth has wrought
Day and night, quickly pass
Someday there'll be, a dirt mass
That covers me, but in spirit I fly
Into the heavens, where clouds cry


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
By Tom Cushing | 21 comments | 1,548 views

The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 994 views

My secret identity is revealed!
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 985 views