discontent

Alone In A Crowd

ALONE IN A CROWD

The family “summer vacations” are planned. Money laid away. And children are counting the days until they hit their favorite vacation spots. I will see some go to the beach to play in sand and surf; others, to the Happiest Place on earth. Photos will be taken…many of which I will offer to take so dad or mom is not left out. Souvenirs purchased. Memories will be made, and each family will go their own way at the end of the day. Together. And I will return to my home. Alone.

sightseeing
is sometimes obstructed
by my own views

2016-07-12
P. Wanken

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Shared at Poetic Bloomings: AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #4: AND I QUOTE SUMMER

Dawn Of Discontent

Sun defrosts half a meadow in Tulfes, Austria

Sun defrosts half a meadow in Tulfes, Austria (image from bing.com)

DAWN OF DISCONTENT
(a shadorma)

Standing in
her shadow, I see
sunshine and
greener grass
while the ground around me lies
fallow and frozen.

2015-04-26
Paula Wanken

Shared at Poetic Asides for PAD 2015 – Day 26: Word Invented By Shakespeare
(We were to choose from a list of words invented by Shakespeare,
and use them as the title of the poem–so,
“dawn” and “discontent” are both words from Shakespeare)