Articulate

A Poem By Damaris Ann // 9/25/2016

Rolling hills are lac'd with twinkling lights
This sleepy night in California
Curving roads that tease with many sights
Of places which I can't show to ya

Only rumors of a pretty beach
Sprinkled palm trees under glaring sun
People smiling at my southern speech
As I articulate more than one

Got my Texas tee and denim skirt
Topped with forrest green knitted sweater
Nothing but a country bumpkin squirt
Enjoying California weather

A southerner in California
Can make for a really funny sight
When a stranger smiles and waves at ya
It might put ya in an awkward plight

Comments

Only rumors of a pretty

Only rumors of a pretty beach--I was in SoCalifornia in April/May for two weeks. I definitely felt this rumors of so many beaches you can't go to every one!--thanks for bringing the memories back.

Lucy Anne | Mon, 09/26/2016

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aww, thank you for

Aww, thank you for commenting!

It's been too many years since I've been to the beach...I wish I could have made time to go while I was in Cali. Maybe next time. :) it's been too many years since I've gilt salty sand between my toes. :)

Damaris Ann | Mon, 09/26/2016

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

You didn't go?! Ah, then you

You didn't go?! Ah, then you were missing out! ;)

Lucy Anne | Mon, 09/26/2016

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nope! That's why it was "only

Nope! That's why it was "only rumors" ;)

Damaris Ann | Mon, 09/26/2016

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

Beautiful Damaris :)

This is so beautiful Damaris! Love this stanza:

Only rumors of a pretty beach
Sprinkled palm trees under glaring sun
People smiling at my southern speech
As I articulate more than one

I like that you highlighted the differences in where you come from and what people might think if you went somewhere else. This poem has a fun, dreamlike quality, and I am not sure how, but it has a hidden humor in it. It might be just me, but I feel almost like as the reader, I am laughing on an inside joke or something with the writer (you of course!). It is hard to explain but this is a good thing, and not something I find hardly ever in poetry. Great job my dear!

Wings of Eternity | Tue, 10/04/2016

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12