Never Satisfied #poetry #photography

sunshine curtains

they picked over my things

“no please don’t do that!”

they could not hear my voice

I was behind a curtain

everything had changed

I no longer had a say

frozen was time’s clock

I watched behind a curtain

you look different

mechanical are your ways

they’ve taken away your will

A tear behind the curtain

I turn toward a new home

“sorry for your loss”

 join me darling soon

there’s room beyond the curtain

*

giving freely

two pressed between other’s vice

taking  greedily

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is Compromise. Sometimes its easier to give everything up then to compromise. Other times it’s all taken (as in situations with the elderly) and again there is little compromise.

With Love for Xanthus #atozchallenge #greekmythology #poetry #napowrimo #photography

behind the curtains

Through the window she peers

this goddess with a plan

this beauty is a fool

safety leave for another man

*

Inflicted with a love

she knows not where it’s from

she cries into the winds

Xanthus to you I come

*

Upon a ship she goes

into the foamy sea

waving to one and all

leaving children and family

*

Upon the waves she’s tossed

her heart has lost it’s way

true to me dear Xanthus?

your love do not delay

*

He  sees her in a dream

reaches but sadly missed

his heart is in a knot

to Alcinoe he breathes a kiss

*

His kiss she never feels

Athena has paid her due

the lovers in the mist

will never know what’s true

*

Cast in the salty sea

her senses come to life

the ones she loved at home

thoughtlessly left behind

Alcinoe in greek mythology: was the daughter of Polybus of Corinth and wife of Amphilochus, son of Dryas. She refused to pay the full wages to Nicandra, a weaver she had hired, and the woman prayed to Athena to avenge her. The goddess afflicted Alcinoe with a passion for Xanthus of Samos and she left her husband and children and ran away with him. Coming to her senses in the middle of the voyage, she wept bitter tears and threw herself into the sea.[1]

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nautilus 16

This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.