OctPoWriMo Day 22

Are you participating in OctPoWriMo? This is the post I shared for today’s prompt. Come join us here. Sometimes the only way to really experience something is to smash it apart and examine all the broken pieces. Sometimes perfection is not as truthful as imperfection. Sometimes it’s necessary to tear apart that which we hold dear to discover its true power. We’ve all had transitions … Continue reading OctPoWriMo Day 22

Some are Blue

Heartbroken, in a state that somehow exists in the spaces between each day, each hour, while we count the losses and trip on blessings we resolve to hold Disappointment breathes and moves and dictates like a grand conductor on a broken stage shining light into every corner as even dust turns into daggers Ethereal, this world covered in heavy fog and perpetual rain and sunny … Continue reading Some are Blue

In the Name of Sister

and once upon a yesterday where these whispers of the past play mirage of memories shimmer bonded by more than blood, Sister tangled tethers of music lost bittersweet snippets as lines crossed some saviors, others called Resister bonded by more than blood, Sister in the end, connections chosen embody every emotion stronger than any sly Mister bonded by more than blood, Sister and once upon … Continue reading In the Name of Sister

Family Ties

Reposting a poem from 2017 for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt – Mother May I Elusive, like shadows in the water Static electricity that hums just before it sparks A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness There’s an invisibility to it, this connection A chain-reaction that builds as one after another after another is born to women who are sisters, to women who are daughters in a … Continue reading Family Ties

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