Strength Claimed

  And when magic is lean and your mantra seems tarnished and messy, when courage is desperate for a way to escape and dreams are filled with regret, when being headstrong and proud leaves you sort of wishing for reasons to abdicate your throne, whatever that may be, remember… a vulnerable soul has power Stories of struggle exist to strengthen and even as crooks and … Continue reading Strength Claimed

Conservation

wind-driven waves crash against the shore shooting salt spray high above jagged rocks gulls cry and seem to tumble from angry skies they swoop into the swirling surf to snatch silvery fish I watch them, not yet dead as they wriggle in the bird’s claws a sight that fills me with dread the chill refuses to dissipate even as the sun shoots broken beams of … Continue reading Conservation

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

Tell Me

Tell me about those dreams you seek there in that vast wasteland that borders risk and reward and floods of joy all promised by a single drop of rain tell me about the hope you’ve found dancing across ripples on the water while looking for answers hidden in silvery trees in a forest of proud cacti tell me about it And as tomorrow floats like … Continue reading Tell Me

Last Christmas

Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet Tendrils of time joining circles widespread Lasting moments on this elderberry night Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red Framed in love meant to bless this rite A celebration to mark the beginning and the end Lasting moments on this elderberry night … Continue reading Last Christmas

Secrets

Kept secrets linger — caught somewhere in a spiritual realm where quiet rain falls from dusty skies and the thin veil of faith shudders The urge to reveal truth beckons, a burning need that calls with a longing, lilting song crashing like waves washing across the lake, speckled and brilliant Loyalty and repercussion blend until the siren is silenced and sunlight falls across the rippled … Continue reading Secrets

Capturing Hope

Once I climbed the walls of a canyon just to release my voice beneath a sky tinged with red velvet and rubies it echoed hollow and flat before returning to fill spaces and cracks and indigence replacing thoughts of emboldened bitterness The Milky Way created calligraphy in the dark and I captured my tears in a cup before offering up the distress I was bound … Continue reading Capturing Hope

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