National Poetry Month: What have we learned?

To have begun each day with a poem, a brief read of words jumbled chaotically ordered in sense –what have we learned?
Our poet today is Rossana G. D’Antonio with two poems.

THE FOG

written by Rossana G. D’Antonio

I stare out our floor to ceiling windows at the beautiful lush green mountains across the canyon.  The white fog slowly blankets the dividing crevasse until the image is no more than a faint jagged outline.  I hate this weather.  It reminds me of the accident.  You see, the dense white fog never visits alone; it always brings with it a bag full of nasty tricks.

CNN’s breaking news on the TV
The crumpled jet violently stopped by the dirt embankment
Swarms of rescue workers
The shrill ringing of the phone
The horror
The sound of my heart
The white body bag

And as quickly as it reared its nasty head, the haunting white image emblazoned in my mind begins to fade as the fog slowly rolls out leaving behind the sights of my beautiful lush green mountains that bring me peace.

Until the fog rolls in again….

NEW YEAR

written by Rossana G. D’Antonio

The story continues but

The end of the chapter is near

The pages drip with tears

And are weighed down by heartache

A tale still being written

And yet, with each turn of the page

The promise of hope and healing

Slowly rises…
12/31/2008

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