Deep Calleth Unto Deep

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Your day begins in darkness, Where your thoughts are still but dreams Buried deep in your subconscious, Earth’s reality is not what it seems. Ideas, creativity, imagination Are given you to be won, To be manifested in reality, To join … Read More

The Passenger

Alison L. JamesPoetry

He sits, he stares, Motionless, suspended In his colorless world, In his downtrodden shoes, Lost in time and space. His eyes are fixed Upon the ground, Head cupped in hand, Grey cap tipped, The world passes, but he does not … Read More

Abundance

Alison L. JamesPoetry

I slowly encircle the flowering lime tree, Its laden branches enveloping me, Warm evening breezes blow through my hair, I breathe in Mother Nature’s perfumed air. She fills me, gives me life anew The lime tree swaying is breathing too … Read More

Pebble

Alison L. JamesPoetry

I am a pebble Compounded, striated, smoothed and rounded, Of solid stone Cut from the earth’s crust, Shaped and worn By the tossing of the waves, Grated vigorously against other pebbles, Lifted and moved By pounding tidal waters, Turned, twisted, … Read More

Ode to Saint Paul

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Oh timeless traveler, Do you still visit childhood haunts Below the Cydnus River banks Above the trading port of Tarsus Where Egyptian Queen Cleopatra Beguiled Roman Mark Anthony? Oh cosmopolitan one, A Roman by citizenship, A Jew by birth, A … Read More

What is a Mother?

Alison L. JamesPoetry

A mother is God’s chosen vessel To give birth to you and me, Your mother formed you in the womb But God created thee. She gave you her genetic imprint And your father’s family tree, She fed you with her … Read More

The Seagull

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Floating on currents of air Warmed by ebbing tides And shifting winds, His shadow circles from overhead. Wings extended, soaring along The windswept beach. He hovers at the water’s edge To mark his target, Then up, up, positioning A little … Read More

The Gift

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Morning arrives. I open my eyes to A blue-coated sky Wrapped in cloud drifts Under a radiant sun. Consciousness begins anew. I breathe in the Spirit of All As Mother Earth opens Another Day For me to manifest my dreams. … Read More

For Tsar

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Sleep quietly now, My royal prince, For no more pain Must you bear. I have let you go Back to whence You originally came. A gentle, kind and loving Gift from the Father, You lived your life In love, loyalty … Read More

Glass Ceiling

Alison L. JamesPoetry

Ouch! I hit the glass ceiling: “Fit in this box, be like this,” Or slide down the slippery pole Of human politics. “Learn what we want you to learn, Be how we want you to be, Stay exactly where you … Read More