The World To Hold

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Listen to the sound

Of children

Playing

Under the careful

Eye

Of matriarchs,

And the friable

Hold

Of the world suspended

By a thread.

Perhaps there is no

Safer

Sentinel

Than a wise grandmother’s trunk

Lifting

The future

Over her head.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Street Art

 

 

Soul Searching

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Would you sell your soul

To sorrow?

Would you reap

Hate’s awful gain?

Would you let go of

Tomorrow

So false power

Rise again?

 

Will your heart see

All humanity?

What will you allow,

Sustain?

Will your soles

Feed earth

Or hollow

Out it’s wealth

To drain?

 

Will you leave

Your soul abandoned?

Will you let your spirit

Die?

Or will you hold on

To the morrow

In a world

For you

And I?

 

 

For the SoCS prompt: Soul/sole

 

 

Pollinate Hope

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Opuntia Flower (Photo: Amitai Asif)

 

In the prickliest places

Where the sun blazes hot

And the rain rarely stops

Lays a possible promise

For nectar

And hope.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

 

 

Treat With Care

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

Treat this world

With care.

The wounds of past

The acts of now —

They are your very

Heartbeat

And weave

Your children’s

Only

Shelter.

 

 

 

For The Daily Post

People’s Climate March

People’s Climate March NYC — Adam Smith

Today, in NYC

And all around the world

The People’s march

For Climate, for

The world

That we live in

For the children

To whom we will leave it

For the living beings

That need to breathe

And feed

And grow.

One march

One purpose

In New York City

In Paris, London, Amsterdam

Sidney, Stroud, Zurich

Genoa, Rio, Rome

Melbourne, Munich

Brussel, Brisbane, Berlin

New Delhi, Kathmandu, Canberra

Huddersfield, The Hague, Hyderabad.

A People’s march

For the climate

For the blue marble

That holds us all together

On its surface

And that we must hold dear to

In our doings

In our hearts.

The Beauty of Awkward

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Find beauty in the awkward, 

unexpected,

startling, 

odd.

Find beauty where you thought 

it could not be,

or would not, 

hold.

Find beauty in the merry,

in perspectives,

new and 

old.

Find beauty in the places 

where you thought,

there was no

god.

Find beauty in the softening

of the broken,

patiently outgrowing 

an outdated 

mold.

See all beauty

through the eyes of children,

for they carry

all the futures

of our 

world.

Photo Credit: O.B.

Photo Credit: O.B.