Silence Of Winter

Silence of winter

Snow falling softly to earth

Reminder of peace

In a world full of torment

In this we must take solace

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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Nighttime Closing In

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Nighttime closing in

Finally peace and quiet

Mind and body sleep

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Feelings of Despair

Feelings of despair

Brought on by this hectic world,

Hopelessness abounds.

Could our connectedness be to blame;

Glowing screens of every shape and size?

Even in sleep there is no rest

For the modern mind will not quiet.

Discerning truth from fiction is ever more daunting

With the right and left screaming for attention.

I’ve forgotten what silence is like,

No notifications, no ringing, no television

…A simpler time.

Could it be time to power off

Leaving all things electronic black and lifeless?

It’s undeniable that those times were happier,

That families talked and people listened.

We walked with our heads up and smiles on our faces

Instead of head down and into poles.

Maybe twenty four hour news, tweets and likes are a cancer

Feasting on our teetering sanity.

I am a realist, I know the past is the past

To which we will never return,

But maybe a little self imposed downtime is in order

Just for a bit of nostalgia.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Sky, Canvas of Blue

Sky, canvas of blue

Bespectacled by wondrous birds

Melody of song

Sung naturally without urge

So often ignored by man

O’ the things we miss

Rushing in our meager lives

How terribly sad

Perhaps taking a moment

We’d realize what’s important

.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Trickling Waters

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Trickling waters

Meander down polished rock

Peace of Zen Garden

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

We Drive in Silence

We drive in silence

I behind the wheel…focused

Her my passenger

Nothing needs said as we go

We just hold hands and smile

The years have joined us

Love expressed in the wordless

Ever commonplace

It is not that we don’t speak

But that our hearts beat as one

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Restless (Acrostic)

Reading, writing

Everything and anything to sleep

Standing on my head…no I can’t do that

Tick-tock goes the clock

Listening to the voice in my head

Eager for it to be silent

Staring into the darkness

Secure that it will be another sleepless night

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~