Stephen W. Buchanan

Thank you Susi for creating “The Short of It” and for including some of my poems along with all the wonderful poems from the great poets you’ve selected!

I Write Her

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Atmospheric

The weather changed
and storms roared in
and lightning ranged
o’er thund’rous din
But then you smiled
and for a while
sunshine was mine

Begin Anew

With twist and turn
and swoop and sway
from stem to stern
I moved today
As I unpack
I know I’ll crack
to see just me

Flower and Flame

Solitude stands
in the shadow
watching the sands
in the moon’s glow
very aware
hope rides the air
and change arranged

Who is to Blame

Fighting demands
that verge on wild
sticky the hands
that hold the child
comforting cries
with little lies
and pleas for peace

Nature’s Presence

Nature has seen
what man has done
the times between
each rising sun
Yet fan or no
a tomorrow
will be set free

Connections Lost

I’ve lost my mind
and lost my way
so please be kind
and stay away
whilst…

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Goodwill Toward All

A child was born
the stories say
and thus this morn
starts Christmas day
with peace and love
gifts from above
and a Santa

Merry/Happy Christmas for those who celebrate Christmas! Happy Holidays to everyone else! May you find peace, joy and love this wondrous season!

Words and images © Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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