Masquerade

Lost in this masquerade as snarling beasts howl at dawn Truth sings a sharp serenade   Small and scarred, I stand apart — afraid wishing I didn’t see what I saw as battle lines were drawn lost in this masquerade   Social graces serve to further this charade conventions dictated by a crooked echelon still, truth signs a sharp serenade   Humility fails those falsely … Continue reading Masquerade

Love Perseveres

knowing in loneliness knowing in loving   She waits   balancing the distance between nowhere and here   She waits   points on a map disappear as time nullifies miles and minutes and minutia   she wages war against desperation and wills the waves to stop rolling   and waits   standing alone as cold winds blow she feels the warmth of Spring   even … Continue reading Love Perseveres

Migration

  I see you. Mired in madness, struggling to be free, you search for a way out. Embrace this journey as those butterflies in your stomach feel more like carnivorous crabs piercing the pit of your soul. Sometimes we must descend into darkness. Sometimes we must view reality through a skewed lens to gain perspective. I see you. We belong to the same kind, the … Continue reading Migration

Fear As Enemy

How did I get here?   My heartbeat keeps pace with the sound of my shoes slapping across a dusty road as I try to silence this quiet sense of dread Something’s not right Something’s coming   I run   Immersed in moonlit madness your voice rings petulant in my ears With disgust, I recall what we discussed Something’s not right Something’s coming   Run, … Continue reading Fear As Enemy

Ode to a Kiss

Gifted by time’s sweet perspective, twists and turns defined a solitary kiss To heal the hurt, his simple objective a lingering embrace, a rescue from the abyss And in that moment when time stood still, when faith and trust meant letting go I felt these intentions of his A connection meant to chase away that chill A chance to erase the trials of long ago … Continue reading Ode to a Kiss

Conversations

Creeping vines of self-righteousness seek to find hold Whitewashed versions of truth, nothing but a blindfold Quarrels of man hurt before reaching the heart of the matter Pain, a necessary evil if dialogue is meant to be more than mindless chatter Visible scars cast a sheen on egos that scramble for fool’s gold If by chance, one is willing to pay the price to be … Continue reading Conversations

Winter’s Grasp

To the dark and dreary, I acquiesce A steel grey sky harbors silence, grieving and I regress, lost in proper pain and process Aware as storm clouds gather, scheming A steel grey sky harbors silence, streaming and of hummingbirds and summer’s warmth, I obsess to chase away this chill I’m feeling Poking at demons dancing in lukewarm tea without success And of hummingbirds and summer’s … Continue reading Winter’s Grasp

Perspectives

Fear is a faceless mask a deity relishing misplaced power the precipice of success viewed from dizzying heights can make knees buckle if one is bent on looking down a true masterpiece ruined viewed as random brushstrokes slightly askew off center if one is trapped in perceptions of perfection Ah, but the sculptor molds beauty as viewed from a place of expression personal interpretation evolving … Continue reading Perspectives

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

Ssshh…

Ssshh…. Come closer I’ve got a secret It’s over, I’ve found closure All the times you told me dreams were meant for fools and I believed you, I believed you Yeah, I obeyed all the rules Wasn’t it a slow spiral that spin down the wrong path almost lost my way following you almost let my hopes crash But then I took a chance pinned … Continue reading Ssshh…

Anticipation

Delayed for far too long I yearn for your warmth Dreaming of long walks in forests as you awaken, erupting with life anew Rejoicing with visions of jumping in muddy puddles after your soft rains fall Joining the group by the pier, I will wait to watch you paint your scarlet sunsets The silence between us is over Enough time waiting, I celebrate your return … Continue reading Anticipation

Flawed Recollection

Today becomes abstract as it is archived in the pages of history Destined to join the annals of long ago How much time must pass before the present becomes the past And flawed memories validate misrepresentation Quandaries and dilemmas so important in the here and now somehow become vague memories, inconsequential Solutions and agendas insistently employed start ripples of change that touch future days accepted, … Continue reading Flawed Recollection