Jeffrey Mitchell Poems
|4.||Take Root, Buds||10/14/2011|
|6.||Bare My Soul||11/13/2011|
|9.||My Heart Cry's Out||6/4/2012|
|11.||Because Of You I Live||7/12/2012|
|13.||I Tasted Victory||11/5/2014|
|18.||My Beautiful Daughters||10/10/2011|
Comments about Jeffrey Mitchell
Trying to keep my flame
But it’s hard where you placed me, in a house
With many drafts
Flicker, flicker while I sway from side to side
Casting shadows of my flame dancing on the walls
Surrounded in darkness
My flame dancing from a gust of wind
On a ledge I sit
On top of a fire place mantel
To bring light inside a room
But in the corners where the darkness dwells
Eyes are watching my flame being tossed, to and fro
From a relentless wind
I am trying to keep my flame
In a place where I’m not wanted
Above the darkness I stare ...
As soon as I came out
I wanted to stand on all fours,
Wobbly at first, being new on the scene.
Am I strong enough to run, jump and play well with the others I see?
Already I see that my spots are different from them,
Am I unique?
Is it ok to be different from them?
Wow look at all those who came before me,
How beautiful, the way they stand with proudness and antlers as trophies.