Greetings and welcome to Poets on Display during National Poetry Month/Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. I’m doing a poetry theme, so each day this month I’ll be featuring poets from the book Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology, which was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 Colorado Book Awards in the anthology category (information about the awards can be found by Clicking Here).
It’s an honor for me to continue to share the work of those who contributed to Northern Colorado Writers first poetry anthology and to have this work selected as an award finalist. The poets included are a shining example of the talent found in Northern Colorado Writers, LLC.
The poem posted below is not from the anthology. This way you get a wider read of each poet’s work. It’s been a challenge to get the poems to fit the letter theme, but I think I’ve worked it out. I hope you enjoy what you read here.
Today’s Poem: Awaken by June Clymer
In this room where prayers are said
there lies a form of loneliness
off to bed but not to sleep
there are no arms to hold her tight
tears wet the pillow
as cries fill the room
heartache continues to pull from within
she dreams of the wild flowers
that blow in the wind
running through the meadow
to get to his end
there beneath the willow tree
she kneels at his grave
tears are shed without control
handprints in the earth below
she suddenly awakens
he won’t be coming home
her heart is left beneath the willow
footsteps memorize the past
pull her from the memories
where her soldier now lies
pledge a window of peace
to say her last goodbyes
June M. Clymer is a writer of poetry and children’s picture books. She holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts and is also a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Three of her poems have been published in the book Combat Trauma: The Spousal Response to PTSD. She is the author of A Journey to Publication and Beyond.
Note: On May 1, 2017 I’ll be drawing one winner to receive a copy of Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology. Each day you visit and leave a comment, you’ll earn one entry for the drawing. (Only one entry per day can be earned, regardless of number of visits/comments) That’s a potential of 30 entries for the drawing! Winner to be announced on this blog on May 1, 2017.
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