Remy’s Revenge

Today’s poem is a preview of Remy’s Revenge which is the sequel to my book, Tales from Blarnach. And so they emerge from clay ice crystals gleaming in the sun as daggers ready to pierce the day shallow souls follow they follow Wicked ones bend ‘round the mist wafting through vents in cracked walls waiting for evil lurking in their midst shallow souls lost and hollow lost … Continue reading Remy’s Revenge

If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

If we were having coffee today, December 1st, I’d invite you in and offer a piece of the banana-nut bread I made this morning. We can listen to Chaka Khan’s Classikhan. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a quiet Saturday afternoon. I’d ask you about your Thanksgiving and tell you about mine. I spent most of the day with our five-year-old granddaughter. We read books and … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

First Crush

Topaz sunlight sparkles across years bent with age November love still fresh with the scent of falling leaves Poems penned on scraps of paper still span moments between then and now and before and after and young and old when you were you and I was me and the world was innocent Chance meeting — a chariot meant to break the silence moving across time … Continue reading First Crush

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

Community

Both a blessing and a curse these lives we lead… knowing rules are not meant to be broken, only bent as unintended forces apply just enough heat to make them pliable   And as we journey across time and space and experiences, it becomes inevitable, this drive to pause and reflect, knowing the next rest stop may forever be out of reach   Such is … Continue reading Community

Renewal

Arcs of lightning slash the night sky bright flashes bring the storm into view cascading rains wash the air delicately caressing spirits of renewal in even those stubbornly clinging to trauma forged in enmity and loss gorged on the energy that created this tempest harnessing that power until it all breaks free, breaks free just as the mournful began to lose hope knighted and anointed … Continue reading Renewal

Inbetween

Inside my second destiny the world is touch and go blessed by creativity and cursed by the wear and tear of whys and wherefores navigating stepping stones between pretty pools and violent seas knowing I’m seconds away from drowning in dreams that are all at once innocent and maniacal taunting with signposts painted in invisible ink labelled This Way To Your Future photo: mine prompts: … Continue reading Inbetween

Tandem Masterpiece

  Serenity found in balancing layers   Memories of grace Moments of honesty   Times when willows wept at night tracking tears of the misguided   Times when winds danced with the rising sun trafficking unadulterated joy Honesty colors this retrospective in hues we seek to keep   Peace paints the perfect picture   photo: mine (My son and I in Sedona) prompts: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie … Continue reading Tandem Masterpiece

Heresy

  Sometimes you have to trust in tradition Believe in patterns of blood-red rose petals crisscrossing cold slate tiles in hallowed halls   There, images in stained glass windows sparkle and whisper believe, believe and while the words uttered from a cracked pulpit by a man whose sermon cracks with utterances of misdeed may not ring true to ears well worn by time and experience, … Continue reading Heresy

Broken Traditions

Time stood still in this place where that which was will always be Bitterness incubates as silent expectations ricochet across unanswered prayers A community borne of common misgivings bands together in unified disappointment   And in the name of change, those storm clouds gather   When the ways of old wrinkle, distorted by nuances some don’t understand the fabric of tradition tears and bleeds blackened … Continue reading Broken Traditions

Daydreaming

Daydreaming I seek meaningful reflection I reach for realms that feather reality a gentle touch that calms a fragile soul I let possibilities beguile I soften a weary heart washed with the lure of what could be I am hypnotized I am open as hope shakes off a cold embrace I reject failure and delusion I whisper a mantra of sweet peace photo: mine prompts: … Continue reading Daydreaming

On Wings

I found myself in the ruins again a barren landscape, that wasteland of the past somehow both haunting and familiar The angel on my shoulder endeavored to find reprieve as I struggled to breathe, struggled to find the horizon She stirred stagnant air, beating torn wings with the honed perfection unending practice brings My constant companion, albeit sometimes under protest, she whispered advice knowing I … Continue reading On Wings

Winter Doldrums

  As night arrives on the wings of ravens black and unforgiving winter’s chill settles in my bones like broken glass I retreat Within my inner sanctum age creeps slowly layer upon layer like the blankets that surround me Alone and frail succumbing to isolation without a promise of reprieve burdens carve lines in once tender skin I hibernate Silent voices whisper words not meant … Continue reading Winter Doldrums

Journeys

Of blood and sacrifice and curiosity for what may be I wonder if it is worth the price of blood and sacrifice This gift of slanted hope must suffice as I travel alone on a tumultuous sea of blood and sacrifice and curiosity for what may be   photo: mine (Block Island, RI)   prompts: MLMM Music Prompt Challenge, Yes Poetry, #SWPrompt, November PAD 14, … Continue reading Journeys

Resolve

Any day, any time now before it’s too late change will come   Delays battle deadlines even on a small scale Frustration is inevitable   Garner that resolve, hunker down for the long haul Inspiration is borne of patience   Justice knows no bounds kneeling before righteousness Long for vindication too long coming   Many might reconsider not willing to endure old-fashioned hard work   … Continue reading Resolve

With Hope

truth silenced in the confessional   rumor of prayer rumor of mercy   she does not speak of nightmares instead she paints the sky   truth established in tradition   rumor of meandering boundaries rumor of desiccated trust   she does not speak of crossed lines instead she watches eagles fly   truth scorched in layers of disbelief   rumor of auspicious intentions rumor of … Continue reading With Hope

Rose-colored Glasses

Reblogging an old post…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 … Continue reading Rose-colored Glasses