#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 1: Hot Ashes, by Benjamin Nambu

These same streets of love
You once roamed
With your head bowed
Stewing in the hot ashes
Of burnt hopes
In these same streets
You shall walk again
Head raised
As if to see what the narrow path
And heat were trying to reveal
Lessons and blessings, nestling
In ashes


Hot Ashes was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Benjamin Nambu’s poetry at greatbenji.business.blog, and also connect with him on Facebook here.


Photo credit : Gábor Adonyi, Pixabay.


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Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: Butterfly Love

I rise from the ashes of past
circumstances

with a ladle of love in my right hand
and butterflies alighting on my left

thinking about the trees dwelling within me
how they do always seem

lost in times of chaos, yet they
keep me warm

tangled emotions
cutting deep within, where love and pain
are perfect twins

and life is lived beneath the texture of your skin


Photo by tommyvideo, Pixabay


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Thank you for always being here, and for your unwavering support.

Have a blessed Friday!

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marigolds rising

life breathes through my pores
like the rain in an afternoon of prose

written just before bedtime
while the love within me shines

through my heart and onto the page

with a vibrancy that is beyond
the stage

set from the past, while relations come to pass

I learn
to lean into the marigolds rising

like the masses

while learning more about my past transgressions
and the love that lives inside the ashes


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


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