The Mississippi Tub Boat

Mississippi floats

sailing a large city

on rivers highway


Branch After Branch

leaves turning  yellow to brown

line the streets and fill yards

as seasons change from life to life

nature understanding the laws of living

building on the same branches year after year

never needing to throw out a thing

just enjoying the moving forward

through seasons of life’s

scares, joys, hate and love

Poem and photo by Karen Smith all rights reserved

I Wonder Often

I wonder often
About the day
Where to go
How to play
You tell me love
But you ignore
Casting me to the floor
I wonder often
What to say
I tell the truth
You curse my name
I wonder often
Who to believe
The church going
Or the street people
I wonder often
Are we one
Or is this just
A empty dream
Of heartless people

Angry Sky

Looking up into the angry sky

I start to wonder if I should fly

away from here with this uncertain threat

that looms above my head

where to go the air seems to say

I do not know but should I stay?

As I turn to and throw

my thoughts seem to grow

with a wisdom I did not know

could be inside my soul

Hold your ground

let your faith go

and the strength that is there

can not be torn from here

let peace flow as gentle flowers

from the heart of your belief


Poem of sorts by Karen Smith

photo’s also by Karen Smith