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!

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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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Sky Fully Bloomed

I smiled at the
Super Pink Moon
You winked at me
and made me swoon
Love at first sight
this cool Spring night
when some blossom

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

The anthology of poetry “The Sound of Brilliance” has been published and is available! Susi Bocks created this anthology from poems that were part of the “The Short of It” series she created and hosts on her site “I Write Her“. I am happy 😁 🎉 to say there are three ha’sonnets of mine – “Sweet Little Lies,” “Out of Context,” and “We Can’t Go Back” – are included among the many wonderful poems by great poets in the collection!
It is available in both paperback (here) and eBook (here) version on Amazon.  

What Did We Do

Arrest your fears
don’t panic yet
When the smoke clears
they may forget
and something new
will take their view
We'll be scot-free

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

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

Apropos(ish) of the title (NOT the content, really!) of my poem, by wonderful coincidence 20 minutes after it posted I received an email from Susi Bocks saying the anthology of poetry “The Sound of Brilliance” had been published and is available! Susi created this anthology from poems that were part of the “The Short of It” series she created and hosts on her site “I Write Her” (which you should all subscribe to). I am happy 😁 🎉 to say there are three ha’sonnets of mine – “Sweet Little Lies,” “Out of Context,” and “We Can’t Go Back” – included among the many wonderful poems by great poets in the collection!
It is available in both paperback (here) and eBook (here) version on Amazon.