Day: 2014/04/13

Left Behind

 
LEFT BEHIND

Stripped.
Bare.
Nothing left
of the original.
Sparkling blue eyes,
gone.
Dimpled smile,
gone.
Silky strands
of browns and blondes,
also gone.
If you look closer,
however,
you will see
the remnants of
what can never be taken.
You will see through
the non-blue eyes
and past the smile that’s
not the same,
and you will find
what’s left behind:
the soul of the one
who has gone
nowhere.

2014-04-13
P. Wanken

 

Written for Creative Bloomings Prompt #150: Some Things Never Change

Home Sweet Home

 
HOME SWEET HOME

This northern
girl has found
a home
away from home.

A city where
farm girl country roots
blend with a love
of the city of wind.

Seventh largest city
in the U.S.,
still with the feel
of a small town.

Business suits
accompanied by
cowboy boots,
seen at the office.

A trip across town
doesn’t take half a day,
but rather a mere
half an hour.

Cultural differences
have been overcome,
to call San Antonio
the place where I’m from.

2014-04-12
P. Wanken

 

Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 12: City