Shaking the Snow Globe, Watching the Sun Rise: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

Never easy choices…

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's words

Wordle’s words

Shaking the Snow Globe,
Watching the Sun Rise

When I shake my white snow globe:
the world is a wonderland of peace and joy.

When a country is shaken:
bruised tides roil,
light flickers and dies,
ecru homes fissure and fall.

When I watch my sun rise:
I am sleepy, safe and warm.

When a country is shaken:
Hidden from me is the abyss.

Crushed brick mists, secret
the refuse of murder.
Smoke and bombs, drift
the holy dust of children’s flesh.

And I pass tame time
pontificating weather:
and whether to admit them
to my snow globe, my sun rise,

or not.

Randy Mazie

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14 thoughts on “Shaking the Snow Globe, Watching the Sun Rise: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

    • Yup.
      But did “we” ever fully accept immigrants in this country. From what I’ve seen and read each group has had its share of biases: Italians, Irish, Chinese, Polish, Puerto Ricans, and so on. No?

      We are a reluctantly admissible society.

      Randy

  1. What a heartfelt and positive poem…i think reflective and acknowledging rather than hidden from the abyss of reality…life is all about the small pleasures and dreams…perhaps we all need some relief from reality no matter how it is for us? And it is rarely easy

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