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National Poetry Month: Poem 30

I wanted my last poem of poetry month to be different. A little special and about something I don’t write about often. So here you go. I was as honest as I could be.

Poem 30

Self Portrait

By Michelle Garren Flye

 

Broad strokes for face,

Not my favorite part.

A finer point for hands,

Nimble and quick—

But the weather changes

And pain sets in.

Pink for the breast

And scarlet for the center.

Let the red run a bit,

Let the heart bleed—

No shame for feeling

The world’s hurts.

The head is hardest,

The brain a smudge of gray…

But changeable, like a thundercloud

On a summer’s day.

It’s me, but not.

Not quite, anyway.

I suspect I don’t really know

What others see,

And there’s no other way

To know me.

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National Poetry Month: Poem 29

For those who marched today.

 

Poem 29

100

By Michelle Garren Flye

 

One hundred long days.

Forty-five ignores the facts.

A nation revolts.

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National Poetry Month: Poem 28

Poem 28

Alarm

By Michelle Garren Flye

 

Wake up!

Because the birds are singing.

Wake up!

And see the flowers bloom.

Wake up!

Because it’s fading away…

 

Endangered becomes extinct,

Ices melt and seas rise,

The air turns poison,

And there is nothing left to prize—

 

Wake up!

Do something. Listen and learn.

Wake up!

The alarm has sounded…

 

Wake up!

You can’t afford to sleep.

 

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National Poetry Month: Poem 24

I had some fun with this one. 🙂

 

Poem 24

Headline Design

By Michelle Garren Flye

 

Little bits, pieces.

Unimportant on the floor.

Haircuts for the news.

 

Is that the story?

Which words are most trustworthy?

What makes the whole truth?

 

Bits and pieces lie.

Truth lies in between the cracks.

Don’t believe one source.

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National Poetry Month: Poem 23

Poem 23

On Leaving the Beach

By Michelle Garren Flye

Beds are made, towels and sheets washed.

One more walk.

One more chance for sandy feet.

Watch the waves lap the shore,

Foam curls around toes.

Then home to unpack the clothes.

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National Poetry Month: Poem 22

Poem 22

Earth Day

By Michelle Garren Flye

Environmental

Awareness. Please face

Reality about our

Terra firma

Haven.

Don’t destroy it.

Always guard

Your home.

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National Poetry Month: Poem 21

Poem 21

Living in Eden

By Michelle Garren Flye

What if

God didn’t cast Adam and Eve

Out of the garden of Eden?

What if

He just stretched it

To make room for their family?

What if

The beach you walk on,

The sunsets you watch,

The flowers that bloom,

The oceans we sail,

The mountains we admire…

What if

This is what is left of the garden?

What if

You already live in Eden?

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