Chris Palmer – “Reflections”

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

The wide expanse is like a pond of icy glass
I can see the sky’s reflection in the stone
And the trickling ribbons of light are like fingers of newness

As I tilt my head to look sideways, I see symmetry
Lines reflecting lines and clouds that are bookends
With rainbows hiding behind the concrete history

The quiet of the early dawn soothes the soul
And the lone worker seems like poetry in motion
As his left-to-right routine removes the traces of yesterday’s crowds

A person’s work can seem mundane to themselves
But from this perspective it is an act of beauty
His frame upon this street of solitude has become a work of art

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt

Art By: Chris Palmer, a digital artist who can be found on ArtyBuzz.com. This piece is entitled, “Mend.” His ArtyBuzz Site

Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt (aka Glory Jean Dewitt) Best Songs 9

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“From the Brink”

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

From the funnel
From the tunnel
From cascading fright

From the ashes
From the caskets
From the dead of night

Came the whirlwind
Came the image
Came the eyes of hope

From the edge, and
From the brink
I stand. I live. I cope.

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt (aka Glory Jean Dewitt)

Art By: This image is entitled “Samhain” by digital artist Angela Miller. Her work can be found at Arty Buzz

Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt, Image Kind Art

“Turn the Page”

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

You’re a volume still in progress—the outcome’s yet unknown.
Until you reach the graveyard, nothing’s set in stone!

If you’ve hit too many highways & your paths have tangled weeds,
Don’t forget that nothing’s static—you can always plant new seeds.

‘Cause every day has prospects—new horizons can be found.
Your book of life’s unfolding as you reach for higher ground!

If tomorrow holds some failure, then you’re doing a good job.
Since failure leads to triumph—your success will not be robbed.

Yes, your life can be a rewrite—you can whistle some new song.
You can turn the page and turn the tides…and still move on along.

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt (aka Glory Jean Dewitt)

Art By: Sacha Sukasam, a talented illustrator attending London University. His title for this piece is, “The Rest is Still Unwritten.” See more of his work at: Arty Buzz

Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt. You can find more of my writing at: Media Magpie

“Lakeside”

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sometimes it only takes a “lakeside view” to help catch a breath…

Solitude is waiting for you with open arms,
You just need to find a place of serenity and take a retreat from life.

A place of seclusion, where you can regroup and replenish…
Letting waters of refreshment pour over you…washing away “life’s demands.”

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt

Art By: Ginette Brosseau, Find Her Work on Etsy

Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt, Glory Jean (dot) Com

“Worn Weary”

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

The shingles have fallen
The gates are unhinged
The lines that spoke “glory” are now without trim

The weeds are like jungle
So tangled and tall
What once had great beauty ranks more like a stall

The raindrops have splattered
Through the roof holes agape
The tenants took leave and made their escape

Yes, what once was a home, resplendent and fine
Is now just “worn weary” from the passage of time

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt (aka Glory Jean Dewitt)

Art By: John Gaffen (Photo entitled “Urban Decay”)
Find His Work at Arty Buzz

Words By: Glory Jean Dewitt ( Find more of my writing at Media Magpie )

“Street of Solitude”

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Street of Solitude

Pristine silence on a bed of light snow
Long vacant street with the lighting so low

A trail of many footprints, but no one to be seen
It’s just a bit of solitude—an “after midnight” dream

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt

Art By: Rob Williams. You can find his work at: Arty Buzz
Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt. You can find more of my writing at Media Magpie

“Silent Greetings”

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Silent Greetings

Whispering willows and layers of light
Cascading shadows trumping the night
I can hear some silent greetings tapping on my soul this morn
Yes, I can hear a silent tapping in my soul this early morn

Meandering mellow and ridges of gold
Ripples of splendor so glorious bold
I can speak some silent greetings in response this sacred morn
Yes, I can speak a word of greeting in response this early morn

Heavenly layers enfolding their ways
Funneling freedom in open displays
I can hear those ringing messages without a word bespoke
Yes, I can hear those crystal messages without a word bespoke

Copyright 2010 Gloria Jean Dewitt (aka Glory Jean Dewitt)

Art By: Shaun Smith (entitled Day Break). Arty Buzz

Words By: Gloria Jean Dewitt (Silent Greetings) More of my writing.