Biography of Deborah Downes
I am a child of the sixties who never got over it. I am an RN by profession, married for 29 yrs to Carl who is yin to my yang, proud mother of Rachel & Eric, and most importantly, I am a child of God, raised in the Catholic traditions. I tend to be passionate in both my likes and dislikes which is why I am so drawn to poetry. I cannot think of a better way to distill & express my feelings.
Deborah Downes's Works:
Currently working on a collection of poetry, to be entitled 'Musings out of Madness'
Deborah Downes Poems
Expressionless face mouthing great wisdom in monotone
Hanging from a cross of suffering as though in peaceful slumber
His heart and soul of passion displayed without emotion
It does not dwell in the dark places of legend
but in the dark spaces of the mind.
And when the opportune moment arises
a seed, unwittingly sown, sends its tender shoots
pushing toward love’s light.
bright-eyed and rosy, playful to intently curious.
I saw a mother with her little boy today....
Time passed away but not to good
I walked and wandered, no where to go
I sought and searched, no one to know
Unkempt dreadlocks and threadbare suit
he enters the subway car with confident stride
The smells of neglect clear a path for him
as though he were a king.
He takes a seat and with uplifted chin
he gazes without apology at onlookers
who pretend not to notice his grand entrance.