Poetic License 4-4-14

Children are symbolic of the beginning and of abundant possibilities.


To a former foster childpoetic

Solange De Santis,
Chairman of the Mamaroneck Arts Council

Tell me,

How does a spirit rise

From a place so fragmented

A young heart so bruised?


If a million hurricanes

Flood the Rockaways

From sea to bay,

Would Neptune appear

To gather the children from all the homes

And float them to safety

On a boat of shells?


Or could new life arise

From the mud and silt

In a world

Corrupt with humanity?


Pause on the shore

And listen, as the sirens of the deep

Weave a rope line of music

Around a community

Of like-minded souls.


Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck