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Paul Holmes Poems
Appearances can be deceptive, And to the superficial gaze The outside seems dull and grey Plain looking in many ways,
* A Tibute to Mary Jones
She opened a special Welsh Book Given as a present from a Friend, She daily set aside time to look Upon those words which her heart did mend.
* Weathering the Storm
A Red Poppy basking in the radiant sun Sees deer and rabbits hastily run; They sense a storm in the breeze And race for shelter under mighty Oak trees.
Her Smile Makes Me Smile
Whenever I feel sad And life’s troubles wear me down I just look upon her face And no longer wear a frown.
A warm, clear turquoise sea Is the stage of a beautiful scene, A majestic stingray ballet Paints a picture so serene.
A tiny fist Uncurls, Reaching out It grasps a finger;
Forwards and Backwards
One step forwards, two steps back Is a familiar manner we tread; We seem unsure of which way to go, A Labyrinth of routes in each head.
Carried on a soft whisper Of a breeze Little bubbles float aloft, Delighting little children
A Single Snowflake
One among billions Unique silver crystal Floating In a turquoise sky
* Haiku - Peacock Feather
A Piece of My Heart
A piece of my heart died today As I saw a yellow leaf fall from a tree Reminding me of that day so grey When Death took my friend from me.
Footprints in Time
Walking on white Powder soft sand My footprints Left impressions,
</>What is this life we live these days When we have no time to stand and gaze At a stunning sunset on a summer’s eve Or, the delicate web a spider did weave.
Comments about Paul Holmes
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
Appearances can be deceptive,
And to the superficial gaze
The outside seems dull and grey
Plain looking in many ways,
Yet, when a crack causes
Water to seep slowly through,
A Geode can split to reveal
A dazzling sight to view!
Piles of purple crystals
Sparkling in the light,
Such wonderful inner beauty
Now apparent for our delight.
Have you noticed how some people,
Like a Geode, may seem plain as plain can be?
Yet, if we take time to peer deeper,
Then, what gems would we see?
Perhaps a beautiful heart
We never thought was there, ...