Come October…

Come October…

It’s the National Poetry Day in the UK – 01/10/2020 – Theme (Vision)

Context Taken from Wikipedia

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart who said, “There are millions of talented poets out there and it’s about time they got some recognition for their work. They shouldn’t be embarrassed about reading their work out aloud. I want people to read poetry on the bus on their way to work, in the street, in school and in the pub.”

William  Sieghart CBE (born 1960) is a British entrepreneur, publisher and philanthropist[1] and the founder of the Forward Prizes for Poetry. He is the current chairman of the Somerset House Trust.[2

This year’s theme for National Poetry Day is Vision and I have written a poem based on that theme:

Does the world know what it means to have a vision?

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With dawn comes the rising Sun,

As the calendar turns a page – it’s another new month.

Somehow the world seems a little different,

The flowers of autumn,

The flowers of spring,

There is a new vision to embark upon.


I think nature has finally won.


There is a new Earth that I tread upon,

Clear as the spring waters that flow

Into lakes so pristine,

There seems to be a glow,

The birds are no more scattered,

The Seas are much calmer,

The clouds no more thickened

Nor dark or foreboding,

I walk where the air

Smells so refreshing.



The world of inhabitation

Has taken a beating,

They lie low for fear that

Their past deeds are now breeding,



False freedom has woken the world

To a new understanding,

For years, Man had the distinction,

To be the superior being,

But his hands bore stains,

Of misdeeds and abhorrence,

Now he is paying the price with his freedom.


The animals graze on meadows restored,

On pastures green

They lie,

Under trees that branches bear fruits and sprout chlorophyll laden leaves,

Fresh as Summer,

Invigorated by the breeze that lingers,

A new world has taken wings.


I turn the page, my vision undone,

The world now revolves, breaking away from its tiresome taunts,

And breathes as it should have from the beginning.


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