A poem for William and his younger sister

A sunflower in a field with green trees behind.
A sunflower in a field with green trees behind.
Photo by Matthias Oberholzer on Unsplash

O intone the meteors of Thy fire, my kind friend,
William, is in need, and so I ask Thee to uphold
life, a dear younger sister is in need at this time,
and many prayers go out to them upon Medium —

Please bestow healing blessings unto my kind
friend’s dear sister, who is as a sunflower blooming,
O so many memories shared! For, William holds
a special historicity, that uniqueness of she and I —

O Potent One, I beseech Thee by all the transcendent
power of Thy might, to closely embrace William and
his beloved younger sister for a…

For Ruth

Photo by Jeffery Erhunse on Unsplash

Please ask me who I am,
not what I do, I am
much more than a fancy car, brighter,
shinier too, I am more
than a grandiose house, far more
interesting too —

Different people’s histories
interest me, such as
the Karnofsky family of
Jewish origin, who adopted a young
Black orphan boy, for whom they
bought a cornet, and
O, he could blow that horn! In style
this child, who would grow up to be trumpet
player Louis Armstrong —

Plants and flowers and animals of
all kinds enchant me, nature’s bounty is
not lost on me, I am
always ready…

Friendship

Three children smiling and hugging: two girls and a boy.
Three children smiling and hugging: two girls and a boy.
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Ah, my friend, you seem to
understand my broken heartedness, sing
my silent song, champion my
woeful, lonely soul along, as if I were
valuable as gold —

You make me eager to
hear you, to
listen to each word enunciated, each
syllable said, each
foreign tongue you speak —

Ah, my fine friend, how could I
possibly repay the joie de vivre, you
gifted me today, you are as a
precious stone discovered upon
jagged shores, unique unto all lands —

Music is your muse, the beat of
your own soul, which wears an exquisite
laurel wreath, under a brilliant…

Amy Pierovich, Ed.D.

I am a sinologist, researcher, and poet, with a Doctorate of Education degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.

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