South Texas Drought SkyGodgift perfect gentle crystalrain palmheld tiny falling onto our starving part of Earth Did God give you oh domed sky free will as well Did we have some lesson to be learned while you were gone Were we not the stewards you hoped we would awaken to be mighty infinite giantblue You did not recline often with us years now it seems Rarely did we see your miles high tufted pillows for you to lie upon stroking us with their shade dropping their resucitating kisses on us We loved to be by loved by you Perhaps as conduits to your precious beloved Earth we have not communicated for her tofromyou as we should for as we gashed her left her barren taking all her fruits we did not mean to imply that was the way we like her stripped and naked We simply assumed very simply too simply to be profound that you would know you were always expected But she refuses to speak to us now it is only with great coaxing that her agitation subsides long enough to acknowledge us with even a patch of indian paintbrushes or brave little bluebonnet lupines Please come back and visit long enough that we might learn to speak with you and her through Them before we fail ultimately and forever and we are cast off to another spiritlearning shore enraptured without regret
Susan Nelson's Questions:
I am the absolute beginner. I've never submitted anything before. For that matter, only a few close friends have ever seen any of my poems. I've written only to appease my need to see the words and hold on to them in the hopes that some time afterword they would still feel the same -- that the emotional state I was trying to decipher and map would be true to course and still bring me back to the same spot so that I could hold it, remember it and perhaps refine it.
I have not used punctuation other than to capitalize a new sentence/thought. For my purposes, I intend my poems to be read out loud -- gone over until the intended rhythm presents itself and the reader feels the tactile nature of what they're saying. Do you think this is an annoying contrivance or is it valid? Any thoughts you have will be appreciated. Thank you.