Alison Koch is enrolled in a creative writing course near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Currently, she is writing poetry about nostalgic memories, meaningful life experiences, connecting nature with many themes, or whatever idea pops into her head. When she is not writing, she is exercising at Tae-Kwon-Do or hanging out with her crazy, but awesome friends.
I slumped down on the hardwood bench
Tired of being everyone’s punching bag
Nothing in my life was smooth water.
I looked down at the dove white keys
Separated by the midnight black ones
I closed my eyes as my soft finger
Landed on the icy cold keys
Giving it a chance to be heard
Just as I would to meeting someone for the first time.
The sound echoed, similar to rippling water
My other fingers began to play on the frostbitten keys
Making beautiful sounds as it pops out of its eternal winter.
Soon my fingers twirl like a ballerina
Spinning, skipping, and jumping across the snow like keys
They soar like millions of sparks
Pressing harder and faster
Almost feeling hot as lava.
PIECES OF YOU
You are like a puzzle
So unique in your own way.
With colors and shapes
That piece together who you are.
And the puzzle is bot complete
Until you place the last piece
In the correct spot
To show the work of art
Stargazer lilies sprouting in a summer garden;
Growing a little each day.
Sunlight shining over the leaves;
Water pouring down, giving life to them.
All mature and ready to begin blooming color;
Giving the world something to smile about.
However, one is late and is not opening;
For it is still growing and taking its time.
The first one dies, and the others follow its lead;
But left the slow one behind.
And…Oh my! What colors it shows;
It just needed a little extra time to grow.