Regis Auffray

Regis Auffray, poetry, short stories, personal quotes

Write Me a Poem

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Write Me A Poem


Write me a poem
You said
A pretty poem
With birds singing
Trees swaying in gentle breeze
Butterflies fluttering in fragrant air
Sun shining
In sapphire sky
Happy children playing
In fields of rainbow flowers
And cherry blossom snow
Until the mystical moon tucks them in
Their cozy beds and dreams
A poem with fireflies
Like dancing stars


And… you know…
…Write me a poem like that
You said

But I cannot
For my mind is oppressed
With images of war
Dying soldiers
Never coming home
Suicide bombers
Guns and tanks
Climate change
Dying oceans
Drying rivers
Burning forests
And folks who have given up
So I cannot write your pretty poem
My love

Régis Auffray

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Written by Regis Auffray

February 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Posted in Free Verse Poetry

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  1. Great contrast, sad though.

    Sha'Tara

    February 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm


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