Mushroom, a poem inspired by recent events


ash greyness
smothers the blue sky.

It rises menacingly higher;
doesn’t block the sun, yet no hope does this inspire.

For among its particles of grey amasses man-made evil.  Molecules hidden

from our eye’s view,  this invisible enemy enters …frightening minds… freezing souls.

Seeping into…polluting…killing…  all living things.

From a science once applauded…
Now, freed… in our air.

No  time  to

©M. Anita Bailey

About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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6 Responses to Mushroom, a poem inspired by recent events

  1. emanita01 says:

    @lifewith4cats: Thanks, glad it spoke to you 🙂

  2. emanita01 says:

    @Jo: Hey, thanks for stopping by and glad you liked this one. It’s not a form that I’m used to. My muse’s hand here.

  3. If this is an example, then I’d say your muse will not lead you wrong. Follow it, for there is wonder in where it takes you.

    • emanita01 says:

      Hey, John, thanks for visiting and for your feedback.

      I really like my muse(s)…have a multitude, some speak Spanish, others French or Italian…LOL.

      We spend the most amazing times together ;-D

      Oh, and by the way, the shape of this poem is for something as well.
      Turning it up to the left I see a richter magnitude scale; turn it up to the right and I see a …mushroom.
      Crazy, I know. C’est moi !

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  5. Jo Bryant says:

    You were right about the shaping of this dear lady. Adds another dimension to things doesn’t it. Though even without the shape it it powerful. 🙂

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