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Poetry
by
Shelley
ChldofWolf@aol.com

Shelley is a teacher working with children who have mild disabilities.

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Searching, Questing

Shelley wrote this poem in the Spring of 1991, during her first year of healing from depression and other issues.

Searching, questing, I seek to find and define myself.
Struggling with and for memories locked within,
I travel down the dark road into myself.
The path is only wide enough for one, and there are pitfalls everywhere.
Others may advise and direct, but I alone can make the journey.

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Canyon
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Humpback Whale

Inspired by photographs in a National Wildlife Federation calendar, these two poems were written in May, 1991.

Canyon: Multi-colored strata of ages;
Banded hues, hollowed by the ever flowing waters of Time;
Prehistoric testament to the eons of Earth, the life of
Man but a tiny fossil in the uppermost layer.

A humpback whale breaches in the mist-veiled inlet.
With a mighty thrust, it vanquishes gravity for a brief moment,
Then falls back with a sudden diamond splash,
Revelling in the elements that share it – Water, Air, and Water once again.

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