02 December 2016

Post-Thanksgiving Possibility

Good pain, the ache of smiles
from grateful gatherings
where humans give kindness

This love permits us to 
answer existential 
questions with yes, I am

Yes* Though frightened, I am
ready to dismantle 
systems to start anew

People did it before
so We, the People will
plan More Perfect Unions

Yes*  Although we only
commence the march toward
solutions, we will, yes

Yes* we reject ending
in period, end of
sentence, we tried, we lost

Like gardens we re-plant
each year hoping this turn
around to come down right

Last year, one rose opened
this year another bud joined in
a dozen ere death takes

Yes* we cross boundaries
but know resurrection
yes* is continuous

Revised 3 December 2016  to strengthen for Elizabeth's 
Creativity Challenge Day 13 ~ Imagination.  
Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry. 

My blog poems are rough drafts. 
Please respect my copyright.

© 2016 Susan L. Chast


Anonymous said...

Perhaps... An enticing mystery

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, YES!!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love that never-ending and hopeful "Yes! "

Mary said...

Oh, yes, we must continue to find ways to 'replant.' It is our only hope.

Sumana Roy said...

may the roses bloom..

Anonymous said...

And yes.. I love that yes is continuous and we must keep hoping. Though it is getting a lot harder to keep doing so.

Purba chakraborty said...

Such a positive and beautiful poem! Yes, indeed hope and love gets replanted in our heart from time to time.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

LOVE❤️ Such a beautifully serene and contemplative write..!

Old Egg said...

Yes has such hope, trust and confidence in those three letters.

Jae Rose said...

Perhaps a true yes is not a smile which makes ur faces ache.. perhaps it is ok to say yes but feel sad.. much to think about here Susan.. as always

kaykuala said...

Last year, one rose opened
this year another bud joined in

There is always a continuity to the lineage! It is only natural in life!


Truedessa said...

yes, let the garden continue to grow with new life...

Gillena Cox said...

Oh yes indeed, we are in the season of "Yes" remembered. Thanks for an inspiring write Susan

much love...

brudberg said...

This is like swearing an oath...

YES to that

Matthew Henningsen said...

I love how you relate your message here to a garden at the end. Very poetic choice.

ZQ said...


Magaly Guerrero said...

Let the replanting begin... for we sure need some new crops.

Wendy Bourke said...

A stirring message of hope - so desperately yearned for, in these dark days - wonderfully rendered.

Myrna R. said...

Amen! To the hope you so beautifully depict in this inspirational poem. Thank you Susan.