Roger A. Rose
Roger A. Rose Poems
|3.||First Memory Of Urinals||7/28/2014|
|4.||I Didn'T Know What Help To Give||9/1/2015|
|5.||A Gathering Of Roses||10/4/2014|
|6.||Just A Thought||3/2/2015|
|7.||My Father, In A Dream.||7/14/2015|
|9.||Sun And Moon And Halcyon Days||8/18/2014|
|14.||The New Year||12/31/2014|
|15.||Sing A Song Of Me||10/3/2008|
|17.||The Old School||10/3/2008|
|18.||To My Sister On The Death Of Our Father||7/29/2014|
|19.||Tears For Oklahoma City||7/30/2014|
|20.||The Lights From Under The Snow||10/2/2008|
|21.||The Night Sky||8/24/2014|
The Night Sky
I lay on my back, gazing at the majesty of the ebony sky;
playing connect-the-dots with the silver spots,
drawing pictures with my mind.
Clouds whisk by, sculpted by unseen winds in whimsy,
fantasy figures painted on heavens' canvas,
as real as imagination renders.
Here, bathed in a warming breeze, comforted by mother earth,
limbs have ceased the ache of oppressive years,
and youthful thoughts return anew.
I lay as the boy from the picture in my parents room,
with my forearm across my eyes, one leg drawn up,
to ponder with melancholy.
Sing A Song Of Me
Songbird, sing a song of me.
Make it sad, make it long. Empty loneliness sing.
Tell of building Walls, hiding behind, and never free.
Safety in internal solitude, where joy cannot ring.
Songbird, sing my forlorn soliloquy.
I hide behind an outward ruse
And tell the world and others I need them not.
In truth I need them all. In my self abuse,