A Scented Remembrance
Feeling these rains has helped me recall
my childhood days now faraway gone.
My Dad's laughter and Mom's hug
and I want them back all the more.
The smell of Old Spice in the air
and homemade bread baking.
Chapters lost in another time,
childhood memories awaken.
I shudder and stoically stand;
rain and tears upon my cheek.
A gnawing yearning so strong;
but finding I simply cannot speak
so looking up, I say a silent prayer,
wish them well, with loving thoughts
Lord knows they’re missed so very much.
The grass now wet about my feet
a hazy damp twilight looms ahead.
Loving memories whisper to me;
I lean forward as I silently dread
reading the names upon the stone,
their dates of birth and death in kind.
I touch the granite and slowly walk away,
leaving my scented remembrance behind.
Nana's Chair Still Rocks
I heard your name whispered
on a breeze so light;
slowly I turned
to see who was there.
I found myself alone,
no one in sight.
And then my soul knew,
it was my heart missing you.
I prayed to my Lord
and thought about you awhile
I heard your name again.
Your chair still rocks and I smile.
Light upon the Ledges
Fields in gentle dreams
of focused timelessness,
the sweeper of life's paths,
caretaker of the morning.
Angels swim in her well,
the trident of the hedges.
God bless Grandmother,
a light upon the ledges.
Gentle visions of evenings
walking the lane in summer.
Inhaling her lilacs and roses
capturing their essence abloom.
Cat rests by the old stone wall,
as I cut some apple wedges
sweet tea brews the memories;
her light's upon the ledges.
© Ken Allan Dronsfield
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet who was nominated for 2 Best of the Net and 3 Pushcart Prize Awards for 2016-2017. His work has been published world-wide in various publications throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. He has been published in The Burningword Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, SETU Magazine, Blue Heron, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Now/Then Manchester Magazine UK, Ariel Chart Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, EMBOSS Magazine, and many more. Ken loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Willa, Hemi and Turbo. His book, "The Cellaring", a collection of haunting, paranormal, weird and wonderful poems, has been released and is available through Amazon.com. He is the co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze and Dandelion in a Vase of Roses, also available at Amazon.com.