slow hours

 

slow hours—

familiar cavaliers
lazily watch the
selfish sun dragging
the clouds and
the rhythm of
thunderstorms hit
thousand ears of
frenzied babies

i force myself to
stabilize the wicked
raindrops outside
and pacify the
noise of the skies

slow hours—

when mothers stop
to babysit their children
and gamble thru
mahjong and poker

i wrap myself on
winter sheets when
cold is the season
and love is drifting
from the fireplace
of december minutes

slow hours—

when everything
is like a frozen
picture of busy life

i judge the sunday
weddings of teenage
couples too early
to settle down

slow hours—

i’m wasting this
cupid counting on
sleepless nights

the joke is on us
when we let the
funny and unclean talks
apprehend our senses
and almost taunting us
to an easy death

slow hours—

i end this thinking

 

2012

 

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About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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20 Responses to slow hours

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    today is one of those days so I enjoyed this even more…
    though it is heat not rain that makes it slow hours…
    A Very Good post as always Chester
    Thank you for sharing…
    )0(
    maryrose

    • thanks for liking this one and I used rain here since it’s raining here almost everyday now 🙂

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

        must be no where close to Texas…but you can always send some yours our way, we would really appreciate it!
        I would like slow hours with rain…you described it perfectly you know….
        )0(

      • that would be nice and I really appreciate the effort you always leave here through your kind comments! 🙂

  2. I believe that millions are missing the silence in our society. Very thought provoking blog. Thanks

  3. Really like the use of sound; assonance rather than rhyme gives it a rich oral quality. I love it when poetry is more than just some ideas.

  4. Ian Moone says:

    I like

    I’m wasting this

    cupid counting on

    sleepless nights

    best
    good write

  5. drsuraiyanasim says:

    Slow hours….beautifully written! “When everything is like a frozen picture of busy life…” Great description!

  6. D W Storer says:

    Reblogged this on keyofstorm and commented:
    the work of chester maynes … worth checking out his page people 😉

  7. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso says:

    Slow Hours…very relaxing filled with grace-laden moments!

  8. ayoninuoluwa says:

    “When mothers stop

    to babysit their children

    and gamble thru

    mahjong and poker”

    Your thoughts are amazing…

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