I want to be in a steady state
Once in a while.
To take a break from the up and down,
The rollercoaster of fear and forgotten dreams
And shattered plans. Once in a while.
Not taking it all lying down.
Not a unicycle loop the loop
But a steady state at a steady rate
Not speeding up and slowing down
On a steep incline through life.
© 2019 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.
Originally Published 22 September 2017
A momentary feeling
Of grace in the chaos,
Of calmness despite
This slow descent
Just a glimpse
Into another universe
Like a stumbled upon path,
An oasis of plenty
In the forest,
Appearing out of the mist
On an April morning.
© 2017 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.
One must have a mind of spaces.
Imagining windblown silence
In a meadow, summer ripe with butterflies.
In between the hustling tornadoes
Of traffic jams and parking fines.
Or the pin prickle caress of spring rain
Washing skin cleaner than baptism,
One’s soul dancing with the divine.
Between inhale and exhale, seeking
A sanctuary for the urban mind.
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.
This poem is the first to come from a series of five prompts from ‘How to Write a Poem’ by Tania Runyan
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Where would we be without the ability to put thoughts onto paper – whether as fiction, poetry or in art.
I glimpse it beyond the next horizon.
I see it if I close my eyes.
I hope one day to understand it.
Hold it in my hands, view it’s DNA.