Free Will

Lightning slices jagged pieces
from the heart
in bone deep anguish
over society’s sad

State

of Affairs.
Politics, the Constitution,
war, peace,
Famine, rot,
abortion,
rape, bigotry
Thunder across web pages
and social media

and

Print journalism

Stealing our souls in
unethical
moral breaches.

© Hilary Clark, 4/15/14

Valentine?

Before you fall
Take time to learn me
Stand strong and tall
To set knowledge free

Before I fall
Take time to know you
Patience will call
Rejoice in the new

Slow and steady
Wins the race
Both must be ready
In the right place

Cards and flowers
Say be my valentine
But the heart’s power
Loosens ties that bind

Be present to unwind
A path to laughter
For the heart to find
Happily ever after

© Hilary Clark, 2/8/10

Garden Grown

Seeds
Planted at the moment of
Creation

Heart and Soul as gardens

To cultivate
To water
To weed

Out
The blackness

Let the light in

Beauty and love
Richness beyond all dreams

Harvest
Share the bounty

Watch your gardens grow

© Hilary Clark, 1/21/10