A New Beginning


In the course of our victory, our puzzle completed,

compassion must reign

humanity flowing

in our veins, 

as we each become

a new beginning.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies


As Our Children Continue to Grow


Remembering little hands covered with dirt and loving it

I shoveled, but you guided them with tenderness, planting

flowers, tomato plants, and some herbs, your hands

covering theirs

down on our knees,

explaining the sun, brings growth

as you closed your eyes, we were silent

smelling the earth

you prayed, and we both pray now

as our children continue

to grow.


Poetry and Image© Copyright 2017, ancient skies