Hello guys, it’s still Guest Post Weekend and today’s Guest Post is another poem by Yvonne Anyaorah titled THE SUN IN THE SNOW. If you missed her first Guest Post, click the link to read it http://alocovivavoce.com/2015/09/05/the-beggar/
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Read Yvonne’s poem after the cut and enjoy!
THE SUN IN THE SNOW
I dock my sack on my back
And trot from Hill head to Taylor
A trot so familiar, it relaxes my patella
And dear friend Phi Phi walking just beside.
We stroll and chat about ‘expropriation’
And curse our tyrants well posed as leaders
Our feet so eager to make it to Taylor
Yet slipping through the icy garden path
From snow and ice that was the night before.
We descend the hill from Hill head to Taylor
Our steps so gradual, it caressed the earth
But hand in hand, we make it down the path
The path still far away from Taylor.
Suddenly two raindrops found their way to Phi Phi’s neck
Could that be the rain? she asked
I gazed at the skies in response
But got kisses from the rain in return.
Hoods over our heads, we trek on
Our march…a dream, the effort and strength
Bound by our will to be at Taylor.
In time, we arrive at the ‘swively’ crossroads
For just as Bus 20 swivelled around the bend
The weather on its own swivelled too
From dark to grey and then some yellow
Ushering the unexpected.
It was the sun that is
It was the snow that had been
It was the magic of the sun in the snow.
That bountiful light piercing the dark clouds
That as dark as they were
The lance of light came through.
As Phi Phi and I gazed at the magic
The clouds gave us more to think about
‘Who has seen the sun in the snow’ I thought
So magical, so beautiful
Yet so short lived.
As we got to Taylor that day
The magic was all we breathed
How that ordinary journey of one day
Had borne with it, tales about the substance of living
Of many ups and downs
About strength, about resilience
So many beautiful pictures
And a dozen memories
Of the beautiful sun in the snow.
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