Laura Zucca-Scott

North Star

He gave you the North Star
To always find the way
Nine years old
Not quite a man
Summer scents
Child’s laughter in the night
Tomorrow the train will leave
He will need his hat back
And you will wave goodbye
Green eyes just like yours
Hiding the future
Your Dad gave you the North Star
It was July, 1943

Lost Thrush

Lost thrush
Feathers ruffled
Nervous eyes
Stormy days are never easy
Looking for shelter
Maybe some warmth
Under the darkest cloud
“I hate my life”
“Is that so?”
A fledgling still
But then again,
What do you know?
Ruffled feathers hurt a lot
Especially when you are young

Laura regards reading and writing as essential elements of life. She is a bilingual writer and her poems have been published online and in several anthologies of poetry both in the United States and in Italy. One of her poems appeared in the “Beatitude Golden Anniversary 1959-2009” anthology. Laura has also been the recipient of several awards including the International Literary Honor Plaque “Florence, Capital of Europe.” Laura is currently a full time professor at Blackburn College where she is a regular contributor to the “Vortex,” the college’s literary journal.


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