Poetry Slam Sunday: Jonathan Gunger

Gunger BookPoetry Slam Sunday has been taking off!  Tonight’s poet is Jonathon Gunger, author of 34/4 and this coming Tuesday’s interview on Journal Jabber.

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And now for tonight’s

poetical offering – Jonathon Gunger!

A Beginning

It is the end of I

And the beginning of we

A change made willingly

A change made lovingly

Patiently embrace your life

Patiently embrace your love

Act with consideration

Act with cooperation

When times fill with strife

(They will,, that’s life)

Remember back upon this day

And the reasons for choosing this way

Remember the words, the oath and the

pledge

Can you see her eyes?

Can you feel his embrace?

To find real love is rare

So, say thank you and handle with care.

Today is for us

Thank you for your love,

Thank you for your life.

Together our hearts are one,

Together we are strong.

Thank you for your warmth,

Thank you for your passion.

Together we stay whole.

Today is for love and laughter,

Tomorrow is for life’s challenges.

Today is for joy and dancing,

Tomorrow is for sacrificing.

Today is for wonder and dreaming,

Tomorrow is for patience.

Today is for us.

A Child’s Joy

My eyes water

And, my skin burns

My lips crack,

And, my feet freeze.

See the Bundled child

Hear her Laughter,

And see her joy

Her hood pulled tight

Her snowman lives tonight.

My fingers are frigid with pain

My feet are wet, and oh so cold.

My feet slip while I walk

And, my ears feel ready to break

Little boys on top of the hill

With sleds so sleek and fast

They race to the bottom,

With screams of shear delight.

Winter brings their joy to flight.

Poems by Jonathon Gunger

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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2 Responses to Poetry Slam Sunday: Jonathan Gunger

  1. Pingback: Jonathan Gunger tonight on Journal Jabber! | :Dandilyon Fluff

  2. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing John!

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