FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites

Breathe Briefly

written by: Hemmingplay

@hemmingplay

 

We breathe so briefly of Life,
Of spring days and summer rains
And winters’ nights—all these too quickly gone.

Our years fly away like the ashes
From a dying campfire—
Lost in the darkness,
Fluttering up to the stars.

Yet our days may let us
Feel and think and wonder:
Love, and grieve loves lost,
Enfold our children in our arms
Until they too fly
And add their stars to the night sky.

The flames and embers of the fire
Draw me in, mesmerized. They are
Alive, dancing, shifting, speaking to primal things,
They Fill my mind with
Thoughts of eternity, and transience.

So I lean in, looking for signs
And visions
And courage.
And warmth.

Hemmingplay

Hemmingplay

OCTOBER 2016 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
“Hemmingplay,” is the pen name of the youngest son of a teacher and a nurse who grew up on a family farm in western Ohio. He has had a few disreputable occupations, including newspaper reporter and editor, and public relations flak, but is trying to make amends for his sins now by writing poetry and fiction.

His desire to write in these genres never really went away. When his children were safely off making their own mistakes, he turned on the computer one day, stared at the screen for a long time, and began again.

He has published two books so far. One, "Mermaid Sisters: First Dive" is a children's book on iTunes/iBook. The newest is "I Came From A Place of Fireflies" published in February of 2017 as a paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
Hemmingplay

Latest posts by Hemmingplay (see all)

Read previous post:
Closer written by Violet Tudor at Spillwords.com
Closer

Closer written by: Violet Tudor @SweetViolettes   I need you. Closer. I come back haunted by your words. My heart...

Close