Whispers’ contributor, Stacy Savage, offers many opportunities for writers to share their poetry for various causes. Her latest, Short Verse Poetry Contest, was a fundraiser for As Wings of Eagles, Inc. to help pay for a larger enclosure for the organization’s resident eagle, Belle. Kay Cheshire’s beautiful poem, “Contentment” was chosen as the winner. Congratulations Kay! This is Kay’s first publication at Whispers. I welcome her to our online journal and hope you will too.
By Kay Cheshire
Like newfound money, I want to save
days that are quiet, where only birdsong fills
the air and faint breezes brush my hair like
Days filled with abundance, where worry
is only a word, and pains are washed clean
I want to feel sun rays on freckled skin,
keep the moonlight shinning, rest in
an oak’s shadow while butterflies
carry away the hurt.
Those are the days I want to
reach inside my pockets
and feel them full.