The Next Chance

by Alicja Kuberska

Carmine roses bloom in the midst of winter ,
Drowsy violets peak from under leaves
And daisies stand white in the grass.
The sun heats the earth
And brightens short days with a warm glow.

I notice tenderly embraced lovers in a park.
Gracious fate gives them one more chance
For an unexpected meeting.
Eyes, surrounded by rays of wrinkles, laugh.
Wind ruffles hair, tosses delicate
Silver threads of gossamer.

And so, unannounced, tardy love arrived
They have the choice of a new path,
Maybe a last chance for happiness.
Life took away their naïve faith
And burned away old feelings.
It left them some dreams
And much hope for a better tomorrow

They are lost in thoughts
Doubts and fears spring up
From the shadows like ghouls
The head says: no….it’s not worth it….think it over…
The heart says-yes…go forwards…fall in love..

Nature has stopped the hands of the clock.
Red hearts bloom.


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Alicja Maria Kuberska born in 1960, in Świebodzin, Poland. Currently, lives with her family in the health resort town of Inowrocław, Poland., In 2011 she published her first volume of poems entitled: “The Glass Reality”. A second volume, entitled: “ Analysis of Feelings”, was published in 2012. The third one ( in English) entitled “ Moments” was published as well Poland as USA in 2014. In the same year she published the volume in Polish entitled “ On the Border of Dream” and novel entitled “ Virtual Roses”.In 2015 the volume entitled" Girl in the Mirror " was poublishe in United Kingdom., Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines in Poland, USA, UK, Canada, India, Italy and Australia. Her poem: “Train” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In addition, her poems are read on various radio programs in Poland and Belgium., She wrote also a few plays for the theater, a lot of interviews for Polish and American magazines and newpapers., Alicja is a member of the Polish Writers Associations in Warsaw, Poland. She works as an editor of an artistic- literary quarterly “ Metafora”, published by Miniatura, Kraków. She publishes her poems in various online literary magazines, as well as, on her Facebook page.

Last updated May 24, 2015