Spotlight: Chris Weir
It's a great day to shine the spotlight on someone I find highly talented. Today, on the Jimmy Broccoli page and website, it is with great fanfare I share with you the poetry of Chris Weir.
I first began reading Chris' poems about a year ago - and have followed her work since. Since then, we've become good friends and frequently comment on each other's work. Chris is an outstanding poet and a wonderful friend.
Chris in her own words:
My name is Chris Weir I live the dreams of poetry
Here are two poems by Chris - and I know you'll love them as much as I do! ______________
Once upon a crazy day in May A storm in spring blew this away
A hospital stood here once back in the day Many patients they did stay
A soldier, within this chair he sat Lost his legs in a grenade blast
Will call him soldier Sam Soldier Sam was a heroic man
The storm set in that early may day With no legs soldier Sam couldn't get away
His arms were full you see A little boy and girl, one seven and one three
One arm to steer his wheelchair Soldier Sam pressed on despite the howl in the air
A tornado tore through the halls Screams shrieked through the walls
With no legs to run, soldier Sam said "On the floor now, I'll cover you"
With a mighty thrust with all his strength Soldier Sam now on the kids holds them tight
When the storm was over The skies all clear
Two little kids sat In each other's small arms
When a doctor finally came around Found that little boy and little girl
They kept asking "where's the man" Confused the doctor asked "who"
Children in unison said "Soldier Sam, the no legged man"
The doctor hit the ground Upon his knees he fell
Soldier Sam was a patient there 20 years ago
The doctor told the children the story of soldier Sam
Sam had come in with several bad injuries
Though his legs were gone Severe infection took his life
As tears started to fall down the doctor’s face
He looked at those kids, then The empty wheelchair
It was soldier Sam who had saved the lives of the children that day
It was that same doctor who sat with soldier Sam the day that Sam breathed his very last breath
It is within the spirit of the soldier That true heroism lies ______________
Cotton candy fantasy
Once upon a daydream Floating within sunbeams
High above the housetops Licking candy sweet lollipops
Tasting syrupy sweet strawberry clouds Tip of my tongue sticks out
Swimming in pools so sweet Drinking my fill of all the sweet tea
Cascading falls of jellybeans Feeling like a real honey queen
Holding out my hands for more Oh' the cotton candy of pink galore
This must be heaven I'm in Scents of delicious cinnamon
Tempting my taste buds this is Tiny, delicious cakes of peppermint
Writing this poem only made my hungry Apologies to each and all. Don't unfriend me.
Nothing like a lip-smacking fantasy To tempt us all on a Saturday
Photo: Chris Weir.