Friday, January 6, 2012

New Poems

Have been writing here and there, but the holidays have worn me out.
Here are a couple examples of what I have been up to lately.

Night Journey
By Kimberly L. McClune
January 5, 2012

Wakened by urgent need
Warm blankets left behind
Sweater and boots donned
Out into the pitch black night

Useless dim beam leads
Logs and bushes trip
Branches and brambles scratch
Run headlong into outhouse wall

Useless beam goes out
Drop flashlight
Blindly run hand over wall
Outhouse door lost

Search side by side
By side by side
At last! The door is found!
Handle turned, door opened.

Black, odor filled room
Gentle, careful steps
Slow, searching movements
Door slams shut, pushing me inside

Lurch forward, face first
Hands outstretched onto seat
Found it!
No harm, no foul (pun intended)

Careful completion of mission.
Wonder how to return safely.

Blustery Day
By Kimberly L. McClune
December 31, 2011

Constant wind whispers past
Pressed upon it
Wave after wave of gusts
Each stronger than the next
Howling, pushing, wailing
Forcing their way
Ringing through distant chimes
Whistling through trees
Branches bend, sway, dance
At once calm
At once fierce
Beneath the gusts
Ever constant wind
Like a locomotive
Pulling cars behind it.

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