Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another Poem for Poetry Month

Poetry Month is almost over so I thought I would share this poem that found me this afternoon. Perhaps a reminder that we're all in this together.

A Prayer For This House

In one room of our house
a church bell rings through
the air.
In another room
the morning call to prayer echoes
out of ancient speakers.
The mourning cry of old women
and unborn children
breaks the silence in the hearts of
strangers down the hall,
and the loss of every person
we've yet to meet
makes this house feel just
as empty as it did
before we chose to live here.

Copyright Sylvester Alley 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Short Poem For Poetry Month

The Shadow You Left Behind
By Sly Alley

When you left in the morning
your body departed from my presence,
but your belongings and I sat and watched
the shadow you left dancing on the wall.