Robert Ray : Writing

A Long Walk

A Long Walk

A Poem by Robert Ray


Young, romantic and naïve, our walk began On a common path, others in front and back. Disillusioned, winded, aching, some descend, Or bo..
Twilight

Twilight

A Poem by Robert Ray


I’m her moon, her ally at night, Omnipresent, hovering high, An elusive, ever-morphing light, A fantasy destination in the sky. ..
Take the Reins

Take the Reins

A Poem by Robert Ray


The poem speaks to the frustration and disgust many Americans feel about elected officials and establishment elites, especially in Washington, DC.
Winter-Sweet

Winter-Sweet

A Poem by Robert Ray


Whistle, my buffy brown bird, something winter-sweet, Maybe “whit-chew whit-chew” or “cheer cheer cheer?” From behind ..
Respect the Stump

Respect the Stump

A Poem by Robert Ray


We often hear tales of the beloved tree, its branches and fruits. What about the stump---victim, survivor, protector of the roots? Is he---nat..
Fly

Fly

A Poem by Robert Ray


An orphaned sparrow twitters in the bald maple tree, Imperfect, small and alone--but free. Beneath, jutting from a porch post, the old flag s..
The Defiled Butterfly

The Defiled Butterfly

A Poem by Robert Ray


Monday morning humor, or my best attempt at it in the Cafe. Happy Monday!
Tell Me, Cafe Friend

Tell Me, Cafe Friend

A Poem by Robert Ray


I've been on Writers Cafe for two months, and a large number of the poems and stories are dark, seemingly penned by aching souls. So, this poem is to..
Break the Strings!

Break the Strings!

A Poem by Robert Ray


Dreams whispered, dreams dismissed, With a squint, smirk, giggle, laugh, joke. “You’re too young, old, dumb, weak, poor!” ..
Ancient Stones

Ancient Stones

A Poem by Robert Ray


Throw down those ancient stonesFallen from above, mined beneathSo heavy on your weary bonesA woeful legacy to bequeathRather, erect a stone citad..