Appearance – Day 1 of November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Nov PAD 2013 started. Indeed, it did! Check it out, participate.

Day 1 – Appearances

A four-year-old is more demanding
than a baby,
although it appears otherwise.


Image by: popoks

You appeared
along with a host of annexes
Among those were beauty,
caress, and care.
My anger subsided,
it appears,
along with your appearance.

Strange that we should judge
by appearance mainly,
instead of otherwise.

Not too strange,
considering human nature.
its main folly – laziness.

© 2013, forestlove

The river of innocence, the industry of fire, Magpie tale #116

[subscribe2]Magpie Tales #116

Are those tops
I see
the ones of buildings
of industry
that glow in operative fire;
or treetops
burning sunset red? 

Is that river
I see
one of tears
or forgiveness,
maybe one of
flowing towards
the industry-subjected burners? 

All innocence slides off
to banks unseen
to heartbeats unexpected. 

Fear not
Appearance will hold
Much muddy water in. 

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image: River Irwell by R.A.D. Stainforth