“Imperial Wane” + “Omen Amen” + “That Thirty Eight Was Never Made Forty Two” by MistyRose Bosworth
sirocco arising to royal domination
draft men rippled across the sea
wind whipped in subjugation
colonized waves of worth
machete felled old stalks
subjected strong canes
states of estates
A soul floats its claims in love season
Hope rises beyond faith and reason.
The water holds tide apothecary,
cleanses mud, clear and color marry.
Dead sin feelings wash across
to where failure has no loss.
Set aside the wind whine,
Welcome wave chime.
That Thirty Eight Was Never Made Forty Two
Stop the clock: between a rock
and a hand gun.
High noon: dark on your mark.
Get set to turn tail,
mock the bail
Last dance: trigger trance
crying mum: memorial son
MistyRose™ is one of the very few poets that is accepted (fully credentialed) as both ‘Spoken Word Artist’ and as ‘Poet’ by the nonprofit Poets and Writers (PW.org). MistyRose ™ poetry is published in 4 hard-cover anthology books at the U.S. Library of Congress and in numerous academic poetry journals. Some literary magazines that have published her include Prachya Review of India, Gyroscope Review, Oddball Magazine, and Better Than Starbucks. MistyRose ™ was the Featured Guest Poet for “Odd Thurdsay” Houston Texas USA in 2014. MistyRose ™ was also competitively selected as a “Woodie Guthrie” poet for 2018. MistyRose ™ poem “Tulsa Sky” was competitively selected and displayed in 2018 in a Brooklyn New York USA art gallery. MistyRose ™ poem “Frozen Treasure” won the inaugural Rhyme Contest ROMP 2013 (Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry). MistyRose ™ was named “Laureate Poet” in 2012 by Poetry.com.
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