Alive



~~~

Mist hangs like a veil

Over water dead still

Teasing the vision

With ghosts in gray

Dawn has yet to shimmer

In places this low

~~~

Dew licks the leaves

Condensing and damp

As nature drinks the air

Drops drip to young below

The scent of decay

Rises from the floor

~~~

Nothing stirs

Silence weighs heavy

No song of breeze

No crescendo of life

Just an unseen clock

Ticking to nowhere

~~~

Moments stretch like taffy

Sugary sweet and long

Stillness pervades the spirit

Each breath a connection

Exhaling the heart

And nourishing the soul

~~~

It is here, always will be

The most ancient of things

Strongest in its frailty

Unburdened of future

We touch the holy

And we feel alive

~~~



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17 Responses to “Alive”
  1. beth says:

    even though I’m not traditionally religious, this type of piece is what I consider a beautiful prayer

  2. SRIKANTH says:

    Nice poem Brad 👍🤝

  3. Jim Borden says:

    your words made me feel like I was inside that picture; well done!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Love some of your language choices with this one. “Just an unseen clock ticking to nowhere” and “Moments stretch like taffy sugary sweet and long” are two of my favorites.

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    “We touch the Holy and we feel alive” Beautiful and so real. You’ve really captured it here Brad. Lovely work!

  6. Thanks for helping us experience the feeling.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is beautiful writing. You can hear the silence and smell the decay that happens on the earth’s floor. Hard to pick the best line they are all so cleverly written.

    “Moments stretch like taffy
    Sugary sweet and long
    Stillness pervades the spirit
    Each breath a connection
    Exhaling the heart”

    Great lines Brad. Sending my appreciation for your beautiful work and your kind heart. Love ❤️ Jonikins

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