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I am a writer. Inspiration for what I write comes from anywhere......something I see, hear, or just ponder. Here are some of my works. Enjoy.
Went out to sit and watch
the lightning roll 'cross the sky
Sat on the porch to relax and enjoy
and pass the evening by.
But the longer I sat, the louder it got
the noise was so deafening
I think every critter created decided
it was time to come out and sing
The crickets were chirpin', the locusts would chime
the bull frog joined in with three quarter time
The breezes were blowin', the sky lit up bright
no better way to spend a warm summer night
But the noise just got louder as the symphony sang
as all harmonized with a bit of a twang
My head was a'ringin, just buzzin with sound
as everything made noise from sky to ground
Enjoyable it was and I'd listen again
It was a wonderful way to wait for the rain!
August 15, 2012 ©
Having spent so many years
Hiding behind my self built walls
I've been able to tune out things
Only answering certain calls.
It doesn't mean I have no care
For others who've been hurt
It simply means I'm cautious
Protecting my own worth.
Believing there are lessons
In all things, good or bad
I now must look within myself
To know why I'm so mad.
For people have no right
To end another life
No matter what their pain or fear
No matter what their strife.
Taking innocent babies
Before they're even born
Or killing precious children
Forever we will mourn.
This world is lost and dying
Full of hatred, anger and sin
We must begin to search
And look so deep within.......
To find out what our hearts hold
To seek out what we need
We need to find those answers
Making changes in word and deed.
The change begins in each of us
Love and forgiveness we must share
Reach out and help another
A burden gladly bear.
It's time to begin removing walls
Stop hiding out from others
Take time to lend a helping hand
To our sisters and our brothers.
Jennifer Oberholzer ©