Poetry by Samantha Mayer

The roots intertwined

protruding down depths I cannot see

The morning sun awakens you

Droplets of rain cascade off

the fragile leaves of spring

adding fuel to the dirt

that gives you life

A new dawn has arrived

New day, new sun

New life

 

Within me lies rings

Rings of the past generations

You can't see them

However,

they remain the foundations

of my very being

There are more rings to come

Your rings.

What needs to be 

Done

Heard

Said

Felt

For you to be proud of those rings

that will by my

your

our

foundation for generations to come?

 

You never know what life is like

for the stranger

friends

mother

sister

person

that sits

in front

behind

to the side

of you

But it's always safe to assume 

they could use an extra smile to brighten their day

Even if I am not a part of this persons tomorrow

I will give them something to smile about 

today

Because that smile may mean nothing to me

but could be everything to someone else