A New Years Resolution

A New Years Resolution…

to smell warm eucalyptus and forthcoming rain
not the smoky black burden of fires ferocious aftermath

to listen to a gentle summer breeze rustle green leaves
not unseasonal winds wreaking havoc across the now barren land

to taste clean fresh water gurgling
not greedy corporate pollution running through my veins

to feel warm sun and green grass
not despair at the grisley cries of once bountiful Mother Nature dying

to gaze upward and outward
not inward where gloom grips the soul with an unending relentless grasp

My New Years Resolution….

Conte Sketch altered in Prisma

Conte Sketch altered in Prisma

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

New Years Poem

and what resolution this new year
to instil myself with fear
so that others may not leer
at my failings and sneer
although I may be so near
the goal posts at the last minute veer
and I am left merely to peer
wishing I was a seer

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me :-)

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me 🙂

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

New Years Resolution

to let you not go
to watch in loud silence
to peer into bright darkness
to see the murky light
to dance on lead clouds
to gaze at dying stars
to listen and not learn
to accept the expected good
to realise the inevitable bad

to embrace only myself

to finally sleep peacefully

Embossed Paper Drawing with Wet Clay

Embossed Paper Drawing with Wet Clay

© Dawn Whitehand 2014