Benedryl for the heart Sweet words of the Tao Blackberry to make all succinct Eloquent the text, twitter quiet rest Poetry spells relief in the now How many of us can wake up gracefully with a breath of new joyous time? Most start their wake with televised bait that startles their heart and mind. As human beings poetry is needed for our heart heath. A starting verse in the morning, a stanza at night, a pep talk at noon is the poem. With all our meals, a vitamin of steel, it supports us from the gloom of the real. Poetry is as essential as the air. We cannot live without that beauty which balances us. It is an everyday practice bringing us back to soul and substance, summarizes happiness, solidifying peace, and stabilizes us with the wisdom to live well.
Diaphanous Love I wish there were more words for love The affable and stars above The metaphors they pale within When passions roar and thunder sings Intrepid heart with walking skills I can’t explain with words its thrill But all know when that spirit hits A hummingbird from pollen’s tryst Near Myself I’m pained without my solitude My vision watered down Part of my life performing show Like marionette or like clown But that is not the silent me Of essence centered dear My sorrow dissipates with time Alone I’m always near Reclaiming Freedom I can’t remember worry On romping fields as child Beside the sea I sat for hours With not a hint of guile But affectation crept in Obsequious took its hold When grown I felt responsible For curing sad my goal But now with age awareness The worries flee my mind Back to the fields of memories As childhood I refind October Fest Stop thinking and get into Nature Go and romp on autumn path Seize the color of the maple Make it vivid aftermath Linger in the orange sunrise Brilliant time to start your days Apple trees and cider measure Fall into October ways Cinnamon and pumpkin piquant Grammy making pies and jam Concord grapes, they’re tart and tangent Escapades into the Grand No Time For Ho Hums To integrate I must relate Is all I want to do Find some joy midst toil and ploy And bring it back to you See the world connected We all belong to Love Where’s your bliss? Not on you list? Go find it you ho hums
S. Scott, a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts was once employed by Disneyland as a magician in Merlin’s Magic Shop, and has been a kindergarten and Special Education teacher. She is the founder of the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Alameda, California. In addition to Cheerful Abeyance, she has published five other books of poetry, From Sage To Song, Water Table, Voyage From a Lady Slipper, I Am a Superfluous Woman, and Daybreak; a novel, Legacy of Zig, and a trilogy of novelettes, Maggoty; all of which are available on major internet bookseller sites.