Three Poems by Carl Scharwath

These three poems by Carl Scharwath aim to soften life’s regrets in ruminations of happy memories of time spent together…

by: Carl Scharwath

My Daughter's Window

For a moment
Frozen at the window
A peaceful vision glorifies

The placid tree thrusts into
Our luminous sky,
Letting go in death.

Dull gold leaf’s
Dancing slowly
To their graves of memories.
Living Life in Reverse 
(Dedicated to my best friend in high school Ronald Legan)

YES, why not? The clock can turn
Slowly backwards from death to birth.
Not for any devious reasons-
Lottery tickets, the stock market and first date
Do over conversations come to mind.

NO, this about second chances,
Not to construct a better version of yourself
Nor to right a wrong-sorry this was
Already determined in the gift
Called free-will and cannot be changed.

This is life in reverse for those you have lost
A way to be there for them and celebrate your
Time together again. To laugh, to love and 
Hold the fabric of these moments in a way
That will never give thoughts of regret.
The New Children of Summer

The children of summer embrace in the moonless evening
Inside their souls-speaking meanings to never forget
The unequal and the unlike strive together.

Helping each other in the confidence
That this beneficial relationship
Will be eternal and have meaning.

                        Tomorrow is yours.

An epicene beauty beholds you
Dawn delivers an exciting change
Championed in your numbers as voices rise.

Expostulating with an abstract ideal
The sirens of the elite are calling you
To the cliffs of  prospective hope? 

Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 175+ journals selecting his writing or art. Carl has published three poetry books and his latest book “Playground of Destiny” features poetry, short stories and photography (Impspired Press). His first photography book was published by Praxis in Africa. His photography was also exhibited in the Mount Dora Center for The Arts gallery and The Leesburg Center for The Arts. Six global poets have also selected his photography to grace the covers of their published books. Carl was the art editor for Minute Magazine (4 years,) is a contributing editor for ILA Magazine and was nominated for The Best of the Net Award (2021) by Penumbric Magazine and was a finalist for the Mary Cassatt award for photography.  He is also a competitive runner, and a  2nd degree black- belt in Taekwondo. 

Photograph by Erika Crisante.

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