2 new poems from staci-lee sherwood


In my minds eye are thoughts of plunder
And just what would make you wonder

Do you dare seek out the siren’s call
Or will you falter and take the fall

Does the chill of the night haunt your soul
And will your deeds now take their toll

When dawn’s early light awakens your mind
Shall all your thoughts still be kind

When morning’s mist rises to greet the sun
And all your fears beckon you to run

Can the stars above now predict your path
And does the moon see all of your wrath

Do I touch the very depths of your spirit
Or can you no longer even hear it

While waves thrash against a lonely tower
Upon which only weak men cower

Someday the sea shall speak to thee
And all lost souls yearning to be free

But beware of an answer given too soon
For eternal darkness may soon be your cocoon

Racing toward Extinction

The icons of America 
are racing fast toward extinction
a vicious web
our wild ones are caught in

Once a symbol of freedom
out in the open country 
where the cowboys live
and the eagles fly
Wild horses and burros
that served man  for centuries
will be all but  a memory
in the not so distant future

Their freedom once captured
the fantasies of millions
who dreamed and dared
to go west
and find their way

What should have been gratitude
ends in a legacy of servitude
the animals did not ask for
but gave nonetheless

The west will be silent
without the thunder of hooves
galloping across the open range
leaving dusty clouds

The silence of death 
and dreams
for those trying to save them
and the horses and burros
who are now lost to us all

What a tragic tale of loss
stitched in time
by the warriors
who fought the good fight
to the bitter end

As their time runs out
and all hope seems lost 
their souls will haunt the land
until the sun sets
for its last goodbye 

Lifelong preservationist, environmentalist and animal advocate. Published writer, blogger and poet. I write poetry for fun and investigative articles to educate and motivate people into action. My travels and passion to make the world a better place inspires my writing. I’m an avid photographer and hiker who calls the east coast home with my rescue kitties.

You can follow or contact me from my blog https://www.realitycheckswithstacilee.com/  or twitter https://twitter.com/RStacilee

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


  1. Reblogged this on MARY CALVO Musician and commented:
    “what should have been gratitude /ends in a legacy of servitude/ the animals did not ask for/ but gave nnetheless”. (this is really beautiful, thank you). And (poem) :…”Someday the see shall speak to thee/ and all lost souls yearning to be free/… /”do I touch the very depths of your spirit/ or can you no longer even hear it…”


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