Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blown Away--By Joan McNerney--United States

Blown Away

I'm gonna have lunch with
the sky. It's been way too
long since we got together.

I'll run downstairs through
hallways into bursts of blue.
Perhaps never return to work,
words, paper clips, bookshelves.

Who needs cash when there's
so much green grass to hoard?
Forget about food. I’ll drink up
sunshine, nibbling juicy clouds.

O sky, you are my solar mate.
We will be faithful always.
Come home now...I will
never look at another.

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies.


  1. Joan,
    A truly beautiful piece of work. Are the Poopy Road anthologies still in business? I heard Poppy Road Review is no longer...:(
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

    1. Poppy Road's website is still up, but Sandy is concentrating on Flutter Press and Black Poppy Review.

  2. Perfect write. You made me want to be one with the sky, to meditate with the heavens. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this awesome poem this evening. Great work.

  3. Loved your poem Joan! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  4. This poem is delightful Joan. An inspiring and joyous expression of the love of nature. I thank you for inviting us along. This is beautiful! Blessings, Connie

  5. Joan... triple bonus kudos for "Solar Mate" which is altogether brilliant...

    Everyone who reads this is thinking, "I want to hang out with her."

  6. A big smile on my face while reading this one. Very nice. Thank you for sharing it, Joan. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  7. I love how your poem begins...and ends. This, too, is a wry, wonderful poem, Joan. :)