Blogophilia Week 23.7 Topic: Unrelenting Spirit
(Hard, 2 points) Incorporate a Mary Poppins quote or line (such as “a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”)
(Easy, 1 point) Include two types of yellow birds in blog (goldfinch, meadowlark)
Photograph by Colleen Keller Breuning © 2014
In Valleys of Green
Life is like a runaway train
engines thundering blue and black
oblivious to the pain
beneath the broken tracks
my eyes begin to rain.
Somehow the truth passed by me
beneath the surface, slipping away
into the ever-raging sea
far from the light of day
into total obscurity.
Yet inside, an unrelenting spirit lies
whispering stay awake
don’t close your eyes
the sorrow will soon break
with the gray morning skies.
Lay me down in valleys of green
where the goldfinch play
and the meadowlarks preen
singing at dark and light of day
and all the hours in between.
Oh Angel in white, help me to see
take me to that place once more
where butterflies roam free
where I can heal to the core
where I can be me…
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2014
August 1, 2014
Mary Poppins quote used: “Stay awake, don’t close your eyes.”
SECRET BONUS POINT GUESSES:
1. Angel in white (blog)
2. dark and light of day (blog)
3. Send me an angel
4. It’s a nice day for a white wedding! (Billy Idol ☺)
5. The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
6. Behold the desert rose
7. Gypsies tramps and thieves
8. Alien goddess bride
9. Mars – destination wedding!
10. Desperation and destruction in Death valley
11. Found the runaway bride on Mars!
12. Whiter shade of pale
13. Operation Desert Storm
14. Eve of Destruction
15. Dry your tears
16. Cracked Earth
17. Mother Nature is pissed!
18. Don’t cry for me, Argentina…
19. When the oceans die
20. Don’t tell me little white lies
Topic: Tyler Myrth
Picture: Tyler Myrth
wow this is so beautiful and sad at the same time..love it!
So beautifully expressed. Amen indeed. Honored to find your piece here on WP.
Great write Colleen good to see a blogophilia Challenge. I have missed that challenge since I left myspace please say hi to the gang and Marvin for me
There had to be a world of brokenness to get to this place. You have a great plan as to where the road out, lies… Love the poem. Rhyme scene is wicked, as in really good.