GRAYING IN MY LIFE
like a stagnant
rain water with moss
floating on top-
Oh, it’s not such
a bad deal,
chilled in the
middle of a sentence
like an old grandfather clock,
hands stretched straight in the air
like a final
by MIchael Lee Johnson
MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era: now known as the Illinois poet, from Itasca, IL. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in 27 countries, he edits 9 poetry sites. Michael is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom which is available at Amazon and iUniverse (136 pages book), several chapbooks of poetry, including “From Which Place the Morning Rises” and “Challenge of Night and Day,” and “Chicago Poems.” He also has over 71 poetry videos on YouTube.
Whatever the weather, I cannot change it
So I will just march along with March
Doing my best to enjoy the journey
Can it be any worse than February?
Will the sun come out each day
Or will I have to stay home and say
“When will winter ever end?”
Not til Mother Nature says so, my friend!
Make the best of what comes your way
More cold weather, snow, and maybe ice
But I hope that is not so!
Bring on the crocus and daffodils,
How about a warm up drill
March along with whatever the month brings
Sing along as you march.
by Floriana Hall
FLORIANA HALL was born in 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a Distinguished Graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, Ohio in June 1948, and attended Akron University. She is an author and poet of 17 inspirational books, nonfiction and poetry. All of her books are available on Amazon.com. She has five children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is the founder and coordinator of THE POET’S NOOK at Cuyahoga Falls Library.