an absurd encounter with fear.
painting word pictures that sing
of laughter in your heart
or dirges about an absurd encounter
with fear of nothingness.
dancing with the language of life--
the tone, the tempo, the shades, the sounds of words,
whether it be a polka, a waltz, the grand ballet,
or a country hoedown,
with an allemande left and do-si-do.
a mason jar to capture
those fleeting moments in life,
like fireflies that flicker in the night
and then are gone:
the symphony crescendo of crimson and gold,
rising with the sun at dawn;
a lightning bolt of inspiration
that flashes while you stand in check-out line
at the grocery store;
the groaning of a cello
to represent the heartache of lost love;
the crunch of cinnamon raisin toast
with strawberry jam,
and the scrunch of boots in snow
on a frosty winter morn.
a prism that shines a different light
upon every speck of daily life:
the snap, crackle, pop in my joints
as I rise in the morning;
the glorious rainbow
emerging from Grandma's dishwater bucket.
all these things and so much more,
because each person brings
a different perspective forged
by a unique set of circumstances.
38 lines of Free Verse poetry, as described and demonstrated in the following link: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/free.html