Breaking Down

Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I search the silence silence searching seasoned souls souls drifting, drifting towards the abyss the abyss that beckons Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I listen to the silence echo echo against walls resurrected resurrected as cross words are spoken spoken until there is nothing left to say Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I embrace the chaos chaos … Continue reading Breaking Down

Rose-colored Glasses

An old favorite…fits perfectly with this prompt! Subtle shades of pink soften the edges in a black and white world   Streaks of vibrant salmon dance across stormy skies in the midst of chaos   A rush of crimson decorates chapped faces in the coldest winter mornings   Cuddly carnation blankets swathe crying babies in the in-between hours of dusk and dawn   Sweet cherry … Continue reading Rose-colored Glasses

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

Wake Up

In the spirit of Halloween… Fog’s rolling in those giants brewing up trouble potent potions bubble over fires stoked with bones and rubble The air is thick that smoke slowly smothering ethereal shapes suffering over cries cut short witches sputtering In the midst of terror awareness pins salvation somewhere above the din Escape from this nightmare for those willing to try garnered with simple electricity … Continue reading Wake Up

Build A Bridge

Because life can turn you Upside down and Inside out, leading you astray Learn to build bridges Don’t delay Anything is possible Before too much slips away Remember this won’t last forever Instead of memorializing mistakes and Dates spent in the muck Go on, build that bridge Everything is new once you get unstuck photo:Pixabay prompts: Poets on the Page, Five Minute Friday/Write 31 Days, … Continue reading Build A Bridge

Getaway

Captivated as rhythmic waves preach Sea shells and smooth stones each a serene meditation designed to teach on the windswept dunes of a beach Seeking sustenance just out of reach I rearranged my expectation and filled my soul with enough to eat on this perfect vacation photo: PublicDomainPictures.net prompts: Poets on the Page, Five Minute Friday/Write31Days, WP Daily Post Continue reading Getaway

Peace

Grandmother’s garden, a place of blooming peace bouquets of memories, soothing peace Antique roses and honeysuckle vines, my favorite scent tended with aged hands and unassuming peace When cool winds blew each year and blossoms faded smoke and spice filled the air, oozing peace The essence of time recycling followed no disappointment, no losing peace A chance to begin again as seeds were sown in … Continue reading Peace

Abandonment

Those final hours a time for reflection bitterness swathed in pitiful introspection he ticked off each sin enjoying the wrath his power incurred he’d lost sight of this world too late, regret deferred arrogance tightly bound and furled Greed fueled his lust for more pride came at a high cost he knew not was in store as Judgement named what was lost Confronted by the … Continue reading Abandonment

False Starts

Artificial attempts scrape the surface of real work Driving until bald tires blowout does not consider miles traveled instead only highlights losing sight of that goal Victory, undoubtedly found, happens when you replace those wheels and embrace the propensity of hope photo:Pixabay prompts: Poets on the Page, Five Minute Friday/Write 31 Days, #PoetteerChat, WP Daily Post, #PoeVerse Continue reading False Starts

Whistle Stop

Dismissed as idle waves dangerous demigods preach denouncing the logic I crave delivering falsehoods in every speech Is there any hope if one is blindly followed in desperate attempts to cope its poison willingly swallowed So many flaws in the plastic veneer subtle messages and direct threats combine sadly mobs emulate that sneer stepping over every line Off that cliff we go overturned by misperception … Continue reading Whistle Stop

Following Footsteps

Followed disappearing footsteps in the sand slipped on rocks wet with morning dew followed disappearing footsteps in the sand dreams just out of reach I pursue almost unlocked the secrets and then slipped on rocks wet with the morning dew Still, I climbed again, again, and again in the park where millions roam almost unlocked the secrets and then succumbed to lost soul’s syndrome Nevertheless … Continue reading Following Footsteps