Val Morehouse

Rookie - 4 Points (California)

Life Story - Poem by Val Morehouse

There is something raw in the taking,
an ordinary sadness that
blackens in the bottom of the cup.
Here a fly is swatted,

wings winking past.
There butterflies ripped from flight.
The grasshopper jerking back
legless in weeds.

Bumbles, bugs, dropped petals
stumble underfoot;
everyday coffins that ripen into insignificance
like lost chances.

Something delicate delivers itself,
need wrapped around each moment
split end to end
only to have it happen again.

Star-like and beautiful
the ant dies
crushed, and pungent.
Do we live only for this?

Comments about Life Story by Val Morehouse

  • (6/3/2007 8:52:00 PM)

    Kind of classic moments in time frozen - the story of growing into a world and gaining awareness. Indeed skillfully delivered. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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  • (6/3/2007 7:49:00 PM)

    excellent; genuine skill. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2011

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