Free Range Poetry

Full June Moon

alone sitting under a full June moon
our feet splash the river of time
as we sit on the bank with our bottle of wine
at last you're mine

And the time flows by just as fast as it can, on its way to the far rushing sea
but we'll stay here with our full June moon, my beautiful young love and me

the sun also rises, or so they say,
and chases the moon from the sky
but we face the day with our feet of clay
and our heads full of love held high

And the time flows by just as fast as it can, on its way to the far rushing sea
but we'll stay here with our full June moon, my beautiful young love and me

we chased the moon in our full loved June
and we each ran from year to the next
and those years went by with no thought of why
or the ripples we made in the stream.

And the time flows by just as fast as it can, on its way to the far rushing sea
but we'll stay here with our full June moon, my beautiful young love and me

now it's December, and cold on the hill
and the chill creeps into my bones
rolling months, memories, fade away
and the soft green years of home

And the time flowed by just as fast as it can, on its way to the far rushing sea
but we'll always be there,
with our full June moon,
my beautiful love
and me.

 

Flow Softly

Flow softly sweet river of time
Flow gently o’er rapids ahead
Run easy for all of these children of mine
Asleep and like you in their bed

They dream as they sleep by the fire
Their future uncertain but bright
I dream of their dreams, deeper and higher
As I stare at the river tonight

And if, should the rapids o’ertake  them,
You find I’m not there at the stern
Please cushion their blows, while letting them go
And help them to live and to learn

Flow softly sweet river of time
Flow gently o’er rapids ahead
Run easy for all of these children of mine
Asleep and like you in your bed