Positive Thinking

He walks.
Stops, enjoys what he enjoys
Watching the moon still up and
sunbathing
I try to avoid the minefield
left behind by other visitors.

He wanders as far as the line allows

a single starling tweets from above
pretty, uplifting tunes.
So safe and yet, not safe at all from
hungry crows who sit there waiting
silent, on parallel lines.

Ancient life on fire
so beautiful, captured by me
permanently
Permitted to grow among the
concrete dead, amidst metal and plastic
where, on warmer days than these
children play so unaware of life
lost in the thrill of their moments.

A sharp tug reminds

He demands attention
pulls me up from the casual swim
of flowing waters into which I sank
most willing.

I smile at his joys.
Wants and needs so simple
…as indeed, are mine
Aware that fresh made coffee
now in the pot
awaits.

~*~

© Daydreamertoo     *All rights reserved

I had to ‘Google’ what post modern poetry is. It seems it’s about nothing. Abstract thinking. Surreal. Not making any sense. lol…I hardly ever make any sense… so, here’s my effort.

Shared with dVersePoets Form for all: Postmodern

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

24 thoughts on “Positive Thinking”

  1. If it’s about nothing and abstract then it’s a lot easier. But reading your verse, it is not absract. Lots of meaning around it! Nicely Bren!

    Hank

  2. I love the title, and the way you tie it in through each and every line… it was a perfect moment in moment, real and filled with life.

  3. Oh I found a thread here – and a place – I think you managed to connect the dots without having to do so and surely that’s what this kind of poetry is all about. We can all survive, surely, with a fresh pot of coffee at the end of the read. Well done!

  4. LOL… I’m not sure about mine either (which I’m late posting b/c yesterday my brain was sugar).

  5. children play so unaware of life
    lost in the thrill of their moments.

    Absolutely true. The poem smacked of truth carefully observed. Excellent.

  6. Very fun response, such a good topic, really offered so much more, and your imagery is so great and lots of fun to read. Love your comment below the poem as well.

  7. “I try to avoid the minefield
    left behind by other visitors”

    and do so, brilliantly, by drifting, by staying with the dog’s needs and the coffee, but first:
    “Ancient life on fire
    so beautiful, captured by me
    permanently
    Permitted to grow among the
    concrete dead, amidst metal and plastic
    where, on warmer days than these
    children play so unaware of life
    lost in the thrill of their moments.”

    The photograph. The Positive thought.
    What we do so they can thrill: How many out there go on and know and go home to our own small thrills?

  8. I;m gonna get me a dog. Haven’t had one since youth in Argentina. I liked the voice here, the vivid visuals and the trust i have in your presentation. It reads true. That I like.

  9. I enjoyed this, the contrast made me smile and realise that if you looked at something postmortem you will find more. Or even the truth. Fazlisa (oceangirl)

  10. Your dog enjoyed the walk and so did I ~ I laughed at avoiding the minefield left by other visitors ~

    Hope you are keeping warm Bren ~

  11. We monkeys happily float off to LaLa Land when given the opportunity yet your pup seems oriented squarely in the now. You play the contrasts well. I’ve often thought my dogs through the years don’t give a rat’s bottom about my aspirations but about getting fed, or walked, or whatever straightforward pleasure they’d prefer to be engaging in at the moment. Thanks for the great laugh at dVerse.

  12. nice, thank goodness for coffee….and i think you got it right on postmodern poetry, lol…i really like the stanza on teh anchient life of fire, it def gets surreal in there but that also makes it jump out at me….

  13. I LOVE this Meditation On Moments. Timmy is a master at it. Loved seeing the scene through his eyes and yours. Like him, like you, the simple joys are best – am going for my cup of coffee right now!

  14. Hmmm, okay, I take second place … Pat, the cat in the hat beat me to it … I guess … Meow … ^.^

  15. Ha … 🙂 … I’m first … for the first time ever, B … neat! Neat poem, too. I love words and putting them together … any which way … leaving the reader guessing a bit … let him/ her read their own thoughts into it.

  16. Dogs do just enjoy what they enjoy, taking it all the little things and chowing down on some nasty stuff haha pfft about nothing, the cat does that every day haha

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