Promote Yourself Monday- November 12, 2018

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. ? Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday- November 12, 2018

World of Shade

Buried beneath these daily interactions silent struggles wait to be discovered Lies we portray as truth in transactions are waiting to reveal flaws yet uncovered While it’s true introspection can frighten, pride and impatience and this failure to grow impede efforts and ways to enlighten Call out each open secret, let it go Planted in a community garden these once silent battles will diminish Locked … Continue reading World of Shade

Hidden Hope

The rhythm of sunrise, the rhythm of sunset, filled her life Like a thoroughbred galloping along crashing waves her course left footprints heavy with intention She hijacked a trail of rooted memories and hitched a ride on wayward winds She caressed the hem of havoc’s reach and brewed a tea of hemlock and corn husks just to prove she could The rhythm, the rise and … Continue reading Hidden Hope

Avenoir

Alone now, she lives in her dreams stuck in the world she used to know softened by those broken sunbeams she whispers goodbye and hello Stuck in the world she used to know memories of love and loss and war She whispers goodbye and hello missing her love, her troubadour Memories of love and loss and war her constant companion, it seems Missing her love, … Continue reading Avenoir

Humbled Hymns

  What wonders weave within silver skies strewn with stardust candid choices castigate lone lovers lost like lambs Brother, beneath broken leaves of burdock unrest undulates until the unlucky unite Dare to dash dilemmas Dare to dream Waiting with wavering wishes she silently serenades serenity kissing keys to the kingdom you yoke with a yeoman’s yearnings Together, tomorrow’s tale testifies with welcome and wonder Value … Continue reading Humbled Hymns

Illumination

Reposting an old poem from last year’s #OctPoWriMo, first posted on 10/26/17 Finding connection between courage and caution Silent moments resonate in naked reflection In this dream, the blind see   Undiscovered sacrifice comes knocking every so often Summoning the sun as skies drizzle, I curse my imperfection Finding connection between courage and caution   In a quiet room, I pray on bended knee Waiting, … Continue reading Illumination

Intertwined

I am the heartbeat pounding beneath your music, keeping time, keeping time. I am the sun peeking through canopies heavy with dew-laden leaves, dripping through branches reaching out, reaching for you. I am the silence echoing through your halls of memory, filling your soul with aching, longing. I am each ocean wave that kisses your endless shore. I am the light to defeat your every … Continue reading Intertwined

Madness Reigns

Madness reigns as the tormentor waves her magic wand — stirring, whirling, executing the perfect storm Delighting in the chaos, she spears her vulnerable victim and laughs as she watches her crumble Slurping blood from cracked bones only empowers her cruelty Madness rains, falling from storm clouds she created from her own insecurity, faults, and failures as if she could wash them away Her animosity … Continue reading Madness Reigns

Closure

Originally posted on BrewNSpew:
actions as a defeatist oft unproved makes one more curious with each passing day is the worry worth it? once faithful and true only to be suddenly abandoned a pathetic drama with only one performer. yet, never being a complainer indeed, taxing one’s confidence. yes, regrets enter the picture but again, is the worry worth it? no, and nor is the… Continue reading Closure

Lonesome Loser

In time, he was once, twice, three times afflicted Burdened with a broken heart built to appease some wondered what scenes his mind’s eye depicted Loneliness, an excruciating disease When her false light found purchase in his darkness he blindly caressed and nurtured it with ease Damned to fantasy, empty like a harkness he courted each one, determined to impress until each rejection reveled in … Continue reading Lonesome Loser

Beauty and Imperfection

Vulnerabilities as treasures collected Unafraid to begin again, again Masterpieces painted with each imperfection Mysteries hidden among the unexpected Celebrating those cracks every now and then Vulnerabilities as treasures collected With new eyes, we see the world as it was What is could be, all that we are making Unafraid to begin again, again Slipping through each flaw to rewrite those rules We are the … Continue reading Beauty and Imperfection

Clarity Between Weeping

moments of madness moments of clarity clarity as awareness personified clarity cutting through curtains of lies lies spewing from your crooked mouth lies making a home in my troubled mind mind whirling as yes becomes no mind vacillating between up and down down to depths I didn’t know I could reach down a rabbit hole of my own making making poor choice after poor choice … Continue reading Clarity Between Weeping

Promote Yourself Monday- October 8, 2018

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. ? Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday- October 8, 2018

Unbroken

Time after time after time again I’ve thought of you thought of moments we shared thought of moments we’ve lost I’ve written a thousand letters I’ve composed a million notes I’ve had endless conversations in my head alone In some, I rant my accusations pointed In some, I bargain to lessen this distance between us In some, I weep — the loss of you too … Continue reading Unbroken

Mask

Originally posted on Ivor.Plumber/Poet:
Oh my shield, A secret hides. The mask in the mirror, Isn’t my image. Just a shadow, A veneer so thin, The fogs seeping in. Onto my mask’s Deepest sockets. Oozy false lashes, And salty they burn Scaly wrappings, Grotesquely etched. So camouflage remains. A ceremonial face, Oversees my disguise. Soaring aloft, Over oceans and skies. A star traveler,… Continue reading Mask

If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th

If we were having coffee today, October 7th, I’d invite you in and share some of this delicious cinnamon-raisin bread. Just the smell of it is enough to make your mouth water. I’d show you the latest stack of books I received from Scholastic. I think I order more than the students do each month. I can’t help it….I’m a bit of a bookaholic. Speaking … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th