A series of short poems that describe people in my life using various letters of the alphabet.
Souls emanating every color of every shade
Ones seen by only a few, their brightness hidden
Trembling under the sun, they fade
But not all souls are forbidden.
Beginning with one riddled with sickness
Brightness, suffering in frozen solitude
Blazing, harboring rays of fire, denying stiffness
Brilliantly spoken, voice full of ample volume
Breaking from isolation, surrounded by open hearts
Blanketing sorrow with joy, the sweetness of ice
Beauty, gifted in the arts
Beauty, that will never fail to suffice.
Cleverly calculated, royal at best
Crafted by the shining clouds above,
Cocky, but careful, silent to attest
Centered by stone, wary of love
Creatively tuned, treble clefts and brushes
Crowded in mind, ever so subtle
Captivating in grace, born by hushes
Customary in ways, a soul to puzzle.
Daring by body, strength to carry
Driven by mind, faltered by falseness
Direct, an arrow determined to bury
Dancing through laughter, needed nonsense
Deeply scared with diamonds for skin
Determined, a bull with pointed horns
Dreading the blood, but ready to win
Deliberately standing, armored with welcoming thorns.
Eccentric, a bird held with muscle
Evaluating steps, onward with success
Engraved in paper, one to hustle
Ending the rains, a level of care to bless
Expel the storms, carved in confidence
Excel in all, words woven with numbers through history
Eager to fly, a collected conscience
Earthly, a sudden failure a mystery.