Smile For Awhile
Author: Pondering Red


another year
of no rhyme or reason -
seasons of many opposites,
joys and sorrows,
ups and downs -
Ad infinitum

a cold air mass sweeps
from the Arctic to
wrap itself around a vast land mass
and breathes a chilling
concerto that escalates
into a crescendo
of a surreal landscape
of ice covered branches
and almost frozen chimney smoke -

the city people wrap blankets around their
memorys - escape into movies and brandy -
to suffocate the ordeals and sadness of the
chapters of the seasons -

and she risks falling
on ice paved sidewalks
as her thoughts

launch and take off -

and then below
into the non directions of
deep space -
the cosmic void -
silent screams
silent laughter

beyond human suffering -
into celestial knowledge
of everything and nothingness -
where life is formed
and after death dances
flow around the universes
and beyond -
wherever beyond finds itself -

where no fear exists -
where the cosmic breath
is ready to hold life -
to give new hope -
and abundances of goodness


her footsteps crunch loud
and break her reverie -
her voyage to sense some
of the mystery

she sighs -
as snows sift
over her face -
she feels -
the incredible coldness
of these last few hours
of this old tattered year-

as in previous years,
a softness
and a sweetness
forms gorgeous mists
of hopes and peacefulness
and understandings,
even evolutions of love,
around this damaged planet
just for a little while,
if for only some nano seconds,
the earth
starts to smile

and somewhere in spacetime -
Ad infinitum

------- Author's Notes -------

Happy New Year 2014 to everyone
and Happy writing !!
I must write more - I find it soo satisfying !
Perhaps a resolution !


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