Category Archives: Poetry

Superior, North of Batchawana

The rugged shoreline of Lake Superior

Of an age long gone

Trees struggling for survival

In a harsh environment

Strong cold winds , gale force

Yet here they belong

The pounding of the waves

On a wild November day

The ominous sky is gray

Reshaping the rocks of a volcanic age

The shoreline constantly changing

Killarney, Georgian Bay

The morning mist in rolling

The morning sun arriving

The rocky shoreline ghostly

Full of color in the low light

The lichen showing bright

The mornings cool lighting

Mother nature’s palette of colors

Of an artist’s earth tones

This composition was created one morning at the lighthouse near Killarney on Georgian Bay

This Is For You

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I wrote this poem for my beautiful wife as we weather the storm

This is for you

A love so true

You are always close

Not so far away

Sometimes when I am down

You are always around

You are such a gift

In one another. we believe

This is for you

A love so true

A love so true

A dream come true

The days are never long

When I know I belong

Lost in your love

A dream come true

It is good to be

In your arms again

Close to your heart beat

It is always a treat

This is for you

A love so true

A love so true

A dream come true

When I look into your eyes

I see the sunlight

Ever so bright

I love you so

This is for you

A love so true

You are always close

Not so far away

This is for you

A love so true

A love so true

A dream come true

Lady Beautiful

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Lady Beautiful

She has a heart for love

With her ears she listens

Her lips will give you truth

Her name is lady beautiful

Her name is lady beautiful

Her name is lady beautiful…

With hands so gentle

She will soothe you

Her voice when she speaks

Is a voice with kindness

lady beautiful

lady beautiful

She is the love of my life

She is my wife

That great tree of life

That stands forever

She is like a rock

No matter the hour

On the old clock

She is lady beautiful

She is lady beautiful

She is lady beautiful

She is the love of my life

She is my wife

That great tree of life

That stands forever

Her name is lady beautiful

Her name is lady beautiful…

lady beautiful

lady beautiful

When I am walking with Trees

When I_m walking with Trees

Painting by Pierre AJ Sabourin En Plein Air Landscape Artists

Thank you Pierre for use of your painting. It inspired this poem

 

When I’m walking with Trees

A forgotten path beckons

Through an ancient forest

Covered in lichen and moss

When I’m walking with trees

My body is relaxing

My energy is flowing

My soul becomes of the forest

As I listen, to the forest sounds

The air is calm

The morning sunlight filtering

On the forest floor dancing

When I’m walking with trees

When I’m walking with trees
My body is relaxing

My energy is flowing

The path twists and turns

Over time worn rock

I have this feeling

Being watched from above

A light appears ahead

As closer I walk

The light it intensifies

Then before my eyes, fading

I hear a song

As I walk along

It is the trees whispering

A hush voice singing

A gentle caress upon my cheek

It is the morning breeze

Cool and fresh, a lover’s touch

When I’m walking with trees

When I’m walking with trees

My body is relaxing

My energy is flowing

The trees appear to nod

As I pass by

The air is clear

The sounds I hear

The brush of a branch

Gently upon my shoulder

It has been awhile

For now I smile

Ken Bennison

 

 

 

Join Me And The Lord

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Join Me And The Lord

The day has been long

But I made a song

Just walk a little closer

Join me and the Lord

The shadows upon the walls

The church bells are ringing

You can hear him calling

Join me and the Lord

Just walk a little closer

Join me and the Lord

Hallelujah,Hallelujah

Just walk a little closer

To me, my darling

I’ll sing you my song

As we walk along

Just walk a little closer

Join me and the Lord

Hallelujah,Hallelujah

The church bells are ringing

You can hear him calling

Just walk a little closer

Join me and the Lord

Gory Hallelujah,Hallelujah

Hallelujah,Hallelujah

The day has been long

But I made a song

Just walk a little closer

Join me and the Lord

Gory Hallelujah,Hallelujah

Hallelujah,Hallelujah