Poem of the Middle East

(This poem is written so that people see a light flicker for a better Earth and happier lives, and in so seeing, translate into the languages of the Middle East, these words for each to use…) Intended as current thoughts from the peoples of the Middle East, to others in their own and neighboring countries.…

The Old Man by the Sea

An old man sits beside the sea. He does not dream like you and me. He looks back to days gone by. Look close, a tear slips from his eye.   He wonders why, he wonders how, He’s become so discontent with now. As the swells roll to his feet, He knows his life seems…

Keep Me in the Fray

(*Fray: “A battle or fight.” Oxford English Dictionary) Though they strip me of my dignity And tax me more than I can see, No matter what we have to pay, Forever keep me in the fray!   If countries fall and “-isms” die, If upon a bed of straw I lie, When they say, “Your…

You Faced Censure

They said you are not doing it. They said you are not able to do it. As the rose strives to bloom, They mock its green sheaths protecting.   Some have patience. They perceive the floral colors, The heady fragrance within. Tip you head to recognize their virtue. They nourish your roots. Bloom for them!…

Beyond Midnight

As I naughtily stay up, past twelve, past one, The rebel within winks – Knowing he has won!   He is defying the rules, Making the “you must’s!” wither. The pangs of guilt he chases hither and thither. I feel children sleeping, adults slipping to naught – Where life’s pain is eased and lessons of renewal…

Hold On To Your Dreams!

The following poem was co-written by myself and my good friend, Kay Farkas.  It is my belief that it is never too late to re-activate your dreams. As you lie beneath the rubble Of long forgotten dreams, Do you feel the world around you Is not really what it seems?   Do you find yourself…

Could It Be?

(If Earth is our home, what kind of housekeepers are we?) Could it be that long ago Earth was a garden, A zoological garden, A horticultural paradise?   Could it be that long ago Animals of every kind were brought to Earth for display, To be marveled at by all who came to see? How many…

A Kiss

When the moment occurs, it is not a moment, It is eternity within the moment. It is not lips touching. It is the mating of souls. I know not where I am nor why. We are together… somewhere… Mutually we want not For we are fulfilled.   We command time and space, Together, entwining… Floating…

Haiku

Fall crisp red leaves – crunch. Wood smoke tendrils please my nose. First frost, window lace.   Laurie Noelle Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

Re-Found

Clutching the thin air with each gasp, my lungs fought for breath as sweat crawled down my face. “Five hundred.  Only five hundred more yards!”  My mind was clear of all thoughts except for this – the closing distance!  To not make it was not an option.  ‘Failure’ was banished from my reserve of possibilities.…