Posted by: KJSmyling | April 26, 2009

Scarlet Strands

they gather
beneath the warm spring sun
amongst the new blooms
the old guard
to raise a shilling
or two
for the new front
they talk of
they mumble
under their breath
of flinching cowards
sneering traitors
new reforms
lost ideals

sipping tea
from styrofoam cups
the laughter
that comes with wisdom
fills the air
cakes are auctioned
they’ve already read
are bought
raffle tickets drawn
old friends caught up with
and better days remembered



  1. Nice imagery — here….they would be on the front porch if they chose to be outside in this heat…

  2. […] to say the least but I don’t have a name to give.  “Morning II” and “Scarlet Strands” though different poems, use the same unique style.  Broken phrases half finished and […]

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