GEN Nelson

Sunshower Secret I - Poem by GEN Nelson

When I was a little girl, I heard a song
It bit like a winter wind, but didn’t feel wrong
Trees leaned down to kiss my head
They shared a secret, and this is what they said

“Rosy one of the concrete world, we have a gift for you
Taken straight from the pearly mouth of a wise, autumnal Moon
Hark! A fate is waiting in the corners of your youth
Much greater than the cobwebs in your pale room of blue

Take the Sun! Take the Moon! Take the wind, and take the rain!
Storms as well; have them too! Take the mountains and the plains!
Take the dirt! Take the sky! Take the lakes, and take the caves!
Birds as well, and the flies! Take the deserts and the waves!

We put our trust in a tiny thing so long as she is brave
She need not fear the city’s wrath, or become a slave
We know that you can hear us even in your pain and doubt
Like an echo of a whisper in a long forgotten house”

And so I walk through the fire of my fate
Burning with the starlight that burned up my hate
Giddy with the knowledge of a Hallowe’en Moon
Home is what you make it, and my home is in You

Comments about Sunshower Secret I by GEN Nelson

  • Jayne Davies (7/3/2013 1:25:00 AM)

    A lovely poem! Well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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