Fraiku: Pebble

Each year a pebble
added to my cairn
the pilgrim carries a scythe

This Fraiku for the Living Poetry Prompt.

Bonus: my latest poem, A Boy’s Afternoon in Summer, is up at Whispers and Echoes.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Fraiku: Pebble

  1. ivor20 says:

    We have gathered many pebbles Bart … here is my my ‘pebble’ poem , and I am going to use as my Coffee House Writers submission next week … haha.. you get a sneak preview …

    Pebbles Fade into Dust

    Long ago I lay bruised on a pebble beach
    The jagged rocks had cut me deep
    I remained bleeding and afraid
    Beached, my heart remained in pieces

    The old stones are now worn blunt
    Their crusty edges softened by time
    And light ascends from the sandy chasms
    As a shining, filters over scarred fears

    I now see clearly beyond the gravelly shore
    My distant dreams, changing into realities
    I am finished hurdling fences and walls
    My lifelong barriers have been ground into dust
    And a love forever lost serenades my soul with trust

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  2. JeanMarie says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ingrid says:

    I should show this to my husband-it’s his birthday today! πŸ˜‚ Happy Birthday to you πŸŽ‚

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Filimages says:

    Happy Birthday !

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