Friday, December 15, 2017

My latest poetry piece... "Sweet Georgia"

Sweet Georgia
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

Sweet magnolia breeze
fills the southern air with the
fragrant essence
of thy fruitful earth.

Honey dew melons
line your vast pastures.
Peach orchards
bask in your glory,
waiting to kiss upon
succulent lips.

Oh my, Georgia’s
sweetest  nectars
that survived her
blood-stained clay.

Year after year,
your peanut farms
exalt seeds
of your greatness.

Heart Healthy,
proclaims Jimmy Carter,
whose legacy has proven
what a proud man he is.
One of Georgia’s finest,
says her history books.

Georgia on my mind,
time and time again,
I pondered about
my home state,
while sailing the
ocean blue.

The Navy broke me in,
introducing me to sin
beyond measure,
while I enjoyed life
on the high seas,
aboard its pleasure boats.

Now my imagination drifts
between old times and new.
As I re-root my essence
in your humble Earth,
I shall appreciate
the joy in you.

Sweet Georgia,
home sweet home.

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