Poetry has the power to make us aware of what is hidden in the shadows...those places that we seldom see or want to see...the poet's voice scrapes away the facade of an issue and lays bare for all to see what has been denied. By providing a voice to these mute realities, poets have throughout history altered the course of events by enlightening readers and encouraging them to take action to stop wars,
halt injustice, and to reach out to their fellow man. Like those poets who have proceeded me, I am motivated
by the same desire to bring about the social changes necessary to enhance the quality of life for those
around me and around the world and to give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves
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Bea In Your Bonnet: First Sting is a collection of germinal poems featuring Aunt Bea. Aunt Bea’s voice is one I’ve heard almost every day of my life. Family observations, lessons, and advice given to me and every other family member who had the good sense to listen. Her homespun philosophy most likely will not be found in any collegiate textbooks or for that matter in any local town crier newspaper catering to city dwellers. Indeed, she has a different way of viewing the world; a bit old fashion, sassy, and steely at times but a viewpoint which has engaged my imagination and heart. I sincerely hope you too will find some morsel of wisdom in her personal observations and interpretations of life’s events, but do watch out for her stingers.
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Love the contrast of emotion
one is stone
one is fearful, hopeful
how does a heart turn to stone??
Another fantastic poem Charlie
For Charlie’s readers:
In Roman mythology, Orbona was the goddess who granted new children to parents who had become childless. She was also the goddess of children, especially orphans.
Heartbreaking. A cracking finish.
And your verse is like a candle by the alter, simple yet so moving.
well expressed sentiments.
hope it works…
a heart breaking post charles. you wrote it with all your heart and soul. i thought only women can feel this immense pain.
Too sad; the image of the empty place setting breaks my heart…
if only Orbona could bring her back…
Helplessness and despair. How very sad, Charles.
Stunning poem Charles – had to look up orbona but now I am the wiser 🙂 Very sad.
Excellent Poetry Charles-very heartfelt )-:
such a sad commentary…..
Very sad, but beautiful in the contrast of emotions.
Gets directly to the pain of the matter.
Aaahh.. the frosty atmosphere.. and the even more chilling reason behind it all..
Well portrayed, Charles!! Very vivid indeed!
this was brillaint ! very much touching !