I also dabble in poetry now and then and I’ve selected just a few that I think you might like. The first was published on Spillwords and, if you’d like to read more, you can find them here. The photos are also my own.
Of life ever after, of love ever after
Conditional on blind devotion, a jest?
Exquisite manipulation of senseless souls
Lost in the search of meaning and lifelong purpose
Led, oh so willingly, to believe there is more
What lies after? More lies? Eternal life? Like this?
Endlessly searching the missing piece of my soul
Forcibly ripped by all knowing, all powerful
There is reason, a reason, no comprehension
Given and taken, a blessing. Eternal curse.
We shoulder the burden of a heart that can break
I will love you forever, with you forever
I am weary of promises made and broken…..
Four letters that are formed from the ashes of
Horror, Oppression, Persecution, Enslavement
One word, spoken with tender persuasion, heard
Above the cacophony of maimed, desperate voices
Envisioned by those few holding their souls open
In a World where omnipresent fear’s breeding closed minds.
We can rail at life
And bemoan our fate
Or we can watch the sun rise
And be happy that it did.
Just A Poem
Like a butterfly broken by the rains
My memories, once pure
Lay tattered, shredded by relentless time
Fractured jigsaw pieces
Voice, touch, kiss all longed for but forgotten
Mocking photo prompts
A smile, if not captured, forever lost
So much fading away
Yet love remains. My broken heart still beats
For you and you alone
Do You Dream?
When you slumber, free from reality
With limbs in gentle repose, breathing soft
The images come, unrestrained, welcome
Of days gone by or a longed for future
Complete liberty to construct your view
Of a World that beckons your aching soul
Do you face the fear that binds you: regret
Or are you, in that moment, cleansed, reborn?
What do you dream when night comes to claim you?
When you become, once more, all that you hide
I dream of the day I first saw your face
I dream of the day I’ll hold you again
I dream of you, my love, I dream of you.
Stumbling in the half light, trying to find the path
Where a foal once led my inner child, sure footed
Don’t look back, therein lies the darkness, she implored
My inner child let go a silent tear, I turned
Away from her. My foal would guard her innocence
As they waited for my return to the sunlight
Until then the shadows beckon, corrosive gloom
Familiar. You wait there but no longer there
Slowly fading. I search blindly, seeing no end
But needing to look. Why can’t I see anymore?
Hands outstretched, desperate to feel your loving touch
I hear no sound, no calling voice to guide me back
A scent so longed for dissipated, nothing there
At once light steps in the distance distract my mind
Foal and inner child can wait no more so they come
We will meet again in joyful reunion,
They will not scold, the pull of the darkness stays strong
But I will still regret the hours, days far away