Welcome to Mrs. Mann's Poetry section of Literati!
Posted by Holli Mann on 10/6/2013
Thanks for joining! We had a great first meeting last Thursday, and I'm looking very much forward to working with fellow writers so that we can all become better, more confident writers. I will be your poetry adviser in the club, so if you have any questions involving your poetry or any other, please don't hesitate to contact me. This is a temporary site for use during the transition to Figment, our new platform! I think everyone is really going to like it! In the meantime, you can post anything you want to share with me here for my review.
See you all Thursday! :)
Here's a poem for the meantime. I wrote this one for my sister. Enjoy!
One Woman Island
She doesn't sleep much anymore Palms touching between thighs Eyes resting behind closed lids Backlit by the synapses firing Twenty-nine more days He'll come back home
She watches home movies Re-runs in her restless mind That time he caught the blue crab Or when he flew his plane over the house Her yellow dress blowing in the wind They waved at each other
She followed him to Oklahoma Learned to two-step in leather boots She followed him to Charleston Fell in love with the ocean and wine She followed him to Florida And started a family with him
Ten years and two kids later They call him to Afghanistan Those songs once made her love America Now she just can't seem to find it And everyday she worries That she doesn't worry enough
At night, she hears the sound of fire Soldiers practice to fight wars And it sounds like the fourth of July