Rapture

by Carl Scharwath

I am waiting for you.
On this evening, cold as adoring snow
Daring to question the stars
As they fall like raindrops of memory.

                                                                  anguishing incarnation-

Flooding my soul with
Fragments of us, together in a 
Life we both knew had a 
Termination wired into our destiny.

                                                                  martyrs rejoice-

Alone, left to witness the end.
As the world gyrates
Towards a glorious rebirth
Knowing I missed the rapture.


The Children of Summer

The children of summer embrace in the moonless evening
Inside their souls-speaking meanings to never forget
Social justice is our bond as we strive together.

Helping each other in the confidence
That the friendliest relationship
Will be eternal and have meaning.

Rejoice-

            Rejoice-

                        Tomorrow is yours.

An epicene beauty beholds you
Dawn delivers an exciting change
Championed in your numbers as voices rise

Expostulating with an abstract ideal
The sirens of the elite are calling you
To the cliffs of hope or destruction?


Isolated


A curtain, shroud-like
Sheds dust falling gently
Like an early morning snowfall
To disappear on the dingy floor.

The man looks around
The walls peeling and stained
Seem to compliment his
Old and almost useless furniture.

Living alone, the room seems
To wrap itself around him
Tighter and tighter until
Anxiety and solitude are the new daybreak.

Carl Scharwath has appeared globally with 175+ journals selecting his writing or art. Carl has published three poetry books and his latest book “Playground of Destiny” features poetry, short stories and photography (Impspired Press) His two photography books were published by Praxis in Africa. His photography was also exhibited in the Mount Dora Center for The Arts gallery and The Leesburg Center for The Arts. Six global poets have also selected his photography to grace the covers of their published books. Carl was the art editor for Minute Magazine (4 years,) is a contributing editor for ILA Magazine and was nominated for The Best of the Net Award (2021) by Penumbric Magazine and was a finalist for the Mary Cassatt award for photography.  He is also a competitive runner, and a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. 

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