Category Archives: Prose Poems

Mission Accomplished. A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 7 July 2019; published on 16 July 2019

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

At writing class this month, we had an assignment to write a story that included certain words. Each person in the class contributed one word at that moment; and the words were: spelunking, no, accomplished, joy, green, deserted, mistake, and kaleidoscope.

My gift to the class was a poem that included those words. Here is that poem for you ….

Mission Accomplished
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
7 July 2019

No! Spelunking is not for me!

When my first grade class went to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, I went on sit-down strike at the entrance.

I remember our teacher said:
“Sit right here till we get back!”

Then, one by one,
my classmates walked
down the stairs
into the cave.

Deserted! I was all alone!

Time went by.
I stared at the dark entrance to the cave.
A cool breeze welled up to greet me.

As if it had a mind of its own, my foot started tapping.

I stood up.
“This is a big mistake,” I thought.

I stepped down one stone step, then another.
Down, down into the darkness.

Gone, the green grass.
Gone, the kaleidoscope of sunlit clouds and sky.

My sandaled feet tapped Morse code courage.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Slow-Mo Woe . an unlikely poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 May 2019; published on 31 May 2019

Dear Ones,

At creative writing class at the beginning of May, we were asked to write a story about a particular time of day. The time of day was chosen by another class member. I drew 5:30 am, and wrote this lyrical story … or maybe it’s a prose poem …

Slow-Mo Woe
An Unlikely Poem by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2019

5:30 a.m. Skeeziks! I slept too late.
. . . All across California, dreams of luaus in Hawaii
. . . are snapping shut,
. . . like corporate valises,
. . . boxing up wishes
. . . in oh-so-regretful reels
. . . of workday expectations.

5:45 a.m. All over California I hear:
. . . Put another film on the projector, mister …
. . . I wanna be the Amazon Queen,
. . . not the youngest actress in “Les Miserables.”
. . . Cast me opposite Fred Astaire –
. . . I want to dance my way through life! …
. . . Today I’d like to be ET –
. . . anything but a secretary.

6:00 a.m. Wash face, brush teeth, feed cat, grab keys.
. . . Out the deplorable door
. . . to slo-mo woe
. . . once mo’

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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So Do Souls Rise . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

SO DO SOULS RISE
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
26 September 2015

Image: “Mountain Skies and Wildflowers 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 September 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Mountain Skies and Wildflowers 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 September 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

So do Souls rise to greatness on passing from the physical world …

With a sense of surprise, relief from suffering, a feeling that there are new horizons to be explored.

A chance to turn and meet their angelic guides, who have been with them all through physical life, and with whom they can now once more see and speak.

A chance to purify the energy field of sadness and pain.

A chance to return to the True Self, the Soul’s Light, the grandeur and the grace of the Divine.

………..

Alice B. Clagett


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Where Does the Formless Emerge as Form? . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Red Tiger Lilies,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

WHERE DOES THE FORMLESS
EMERGE AS FORM?
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
2015

Where does the formless emerge as form?
Where does the Soul meet the Divine?

At the very back of the heart chakra,
at the point where it touches the spine.
From this point life springs, and healing.

Though there be many hearts,
for each this is the Center of all that is.
For each this is equally true.
In the manner that alternate universes exist,
and that all times are one eternal Now …
All places one eternal Here …
Just as every catastrophe
contains its opposite – supreme bliss.
As Christ, in his mortal body dying,
knew in greater consciousness his undying Self.

……….

Image: “Red Tiger Lilies,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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Shall We Make War on War? . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

SHALL WE MAKE WAR ON WAR?
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
2011

Shall we make war on war?
Or shall we apply the unguent of peace?
A peaceful thought, a peaceful prayer,
A peaceful life …
These simple acts
Like pebbles dropped into a pond,
Spread peaceful ripples everywhere.

Alice B. Clagett


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Portals and River Rocks . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

PORTALS AND RIVER ROCKS
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
2015

A portal is a way for the Divine
to experience itself as ’other.’

Like when a river is flowing along – all one.
And then it comes to a big rock,
right in the middle.

Half the river goes one way around the rock.
Half the river goes the other.

On the far side of the rock,
the two parts of the river join up again,
like long lost friends.

But the truth is, it always was,
and always will be,
one river.

The same goes for a portal,
only the design is a little more sophisticated.

A river rock only divides a river
as long as the river flows in one direction.
But a portal is self-sustaining –

the directional flow is toroidal –
or, some say, double toroidal –

In the case of man.
Powered by the Divine, |
which touches the toroid right in the center.

As everyone knows,
the tiniest feather touch of the Divine
could power 100,000 universes
for as long as it takes for a universe
to run down –

which is quite some time.

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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On Freedom . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

ON FREEDOM
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
April 2013

What gives us freedom? …
Freedom to leave the subconscious scenarios.
Freedom to let go our fixed ideas.
Freedom to feel joy.
Freedom to travel time and space.
Freedom to co-create tomorrow …

The human heart.
Not the mind, mind you.
Just the heart.

Alice B. Clagett


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