LO (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

! Ode To A Rock

Stoically you lay there intermingled with the sand,
Impervious to all that comes your way -
The rain and snow don't bother you, annoyances at best
Your skin is strong - it toughens every day;

The sun may warm you for awhile, but then it must depart,
The rain may come to kiss you now and then -
Although you lay surrounded by the other rocks, it seems
You keep your distance, no one closes in;

The seasons come, the seasons go, and yet you stand your ground
Although your edges show a little wear -
You stay within your strong veneer, no need to venture out,
If someone wants to touch you, you'll be there;

Although your outer surface may be colorless and dull
It offers you protection from the storm,
But if you choose to interact for just a little while,
You'll find the summer sun is sweet and warm,

The breeze may want to comfort you, and lightly touch your skin,
You may enjoy a gentle summer rain -
And even though you are a rock, impervious to all,
A butterfly may kiss away your pain;

Perhaps a little sad to be a rock here on the beach,
You might have been a flower or a bird -
Though deep inside you sparkle like a diamond in the sun -
Outwardly, you never speak a word.


2/28/2009

by Linda Ori

Comments (2)

Very interesting choice of subject and approach. I like these lines - very expressive of our own lives: If someone wants to touch you, you'll be there; Though deep inside you sparkle like a diamond in the sun -
This poem is something to treasure! Wonderfully constructed and a very enjoyable, thought-provoking read itself. Best wishes. A.