Eric Cockrell


I Came From... - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i came from moonlight,
my grandfathers were great trees.
my grandmothers sudden gusts of wind,
that came from nowhere and returned.
my mother was a wolf,
my father the hard trodden path.
my sisters brought the rain,
my brothers the bow and the arrow.
my lovers made of shadows,
my enemies demons that haunt.
i am the fire tended
by hands unseen,
the saw and the axe.
i will return on a coming night,
the pine needles will hear my feet.
for i am the sound within thunder,
and the hand that catches lightning!


Comments about I Came From... by Eric Cockrell

  • Neela Nath Das (4/21/2012 9:43:00 PM)


    Stirred me. Nice write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2012



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