Three Poems by Don Orr


 

Country Road

Quiet country road slowly bending without complaint
weaving your way through majestic mountains
a parallel path silently serenading a lazy river
a soft border for cotton fields and meandering meadows
random fences zig zagging playfully through-out the countryside
constantly climbing over hills to slowly slide to the valley below
distant shacks abandon to nature keeping quiet watch
weathering the seasons without a word a country cricket is all that is heard.

 

Dawn

the city rises in quiet desperation
the day to day struggle of man trying to survive
blindly hanging on to broken dreams
the rats and roaches are in control
they are the only winners,man is just a lost guest
with no clue and no idea,we have a false sense of security
the city sucks out more souls every day
and the shells of man wander aimlessly and wonder what the hell
happened

 

Two And One Half Years

the red table knows my pain in meditated stupor
I struggle to write,sipping a coffee and searching for some words
my head vacant as the vacuum of space
I stare out the dirty window
the tiny one room apartment is silent,like the middle of the Sahara
so here I sit for eternity,unable to get past the medication
no inspiration,no thought,no hope
I slowly wither away into nothing,yes I`m stable,but at what cost

 

Artwork © Richie Montgomery

Artwork © Richie Montgomery

 

Don Orr joined the navy in 1981 and got out in 1985. He has been writing poetry since 1980, influenced by such poets as Carl Sandburg,Edgar Allen Poe,and Robert Frost.

Richie Montgomery: “My philosophical surrealistic drawings are known for their unique twist on life and our perspective of it. The “hidden in plain sight” details of my work are ruminants of the great masters like M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali. I have been drawing my entire life and have had no formal training other than just my own desire to create from the time I could hold a crayon or pencil. I enjoy many different types of art yet surrealism holds my passion the most.”

 

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