Ripple Effect #poetry #oldage

  a blurry reflection in wintry pond from my pocket something priceless falls “plop” is the sound I hear I consider as it silent calls “ninety years is too soon” says old, wizened but sharp of mind two wives I never intended to bury for the century mark, I have time I ponder his possibilities friends […]

More than a Man #poetry

Neither angel nor a fiend can man be more or less in life what he seems it appears in death he can be considerably more set on a pedestal something the saint never aimed for * Mere mortals suns rise and set, life renewed images in stone The image is the icon for a popular TV […]

New Normal #poetry #art

her neck touched by a blunted blade it left her headless, what a shame new body formed,  paper mache chique her skirt in prison gray couldn’t set her clothes on fire they were made of chicken wire maison we shared looked like a box a cage with one enormous lock she held her broken mirroire high the birds had […]

The Gift of the Crumpled Flower #poetry #photography

  “a flower was offered to me…” * crumpled, once wild and free the little one that gave it an orphan was he I looked in his eyes a clear blooming love I gathered some stars and joy from above  brief mere moments were all that we had but flowers are like that petals in our hands […]

Past the Horizon #poetry #photography

the master in search of one who’s willful at the start now cold and all alone brings sadness to his heart searching, mindful of the lost never turning left nor right against him darkness plots to keep the one from sight thorns bruise on journey’s way still the master onward goes willing with his life to pay perfect love, he knows sunk into the […]

Playing the Harp #poetry

  meld rosewood and sinew to one harp knowing each caress  stroke fire into song  fingers, loving press practice lasting long  night melody persists  moonlit arias never gone  pause for noted rest  crescendo dance with dawn musician and instrument one *** Tension in the strings notes crash against the shore concentric circles * Today’s prompt […]

Crack in the Door #poetry #pain

darkness is cruel eyes neither open nor close no feeling in void * inanimate pain screams stifled behind closed doors you inflicted this * slap awakens firefly moment so bright pin holes of hope * eye’s revelation light cauterizes split heart awaits gold of day   Sharing with Poet’s United Midweek Motif – the prompt is […]

Unidentified #poetry #abuse #photography

    You, Incapable of feeling or so it seems I, possessed by terror resides in dreams cast a spell in this heart of mine red dripping ink  from a living hell you callous fiend no friend of mine you sacrificed a love so fine I turn away write painful verse loose the bonds release the […]

Food for Thought #poetry

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Life is a promise; fulfill it. – Mother Teresa Generosity begins with our recognition of our debt to others. A person’s true wealth is the good he or […]

By Design #photography #poetry

  My eye captured the creeping vine but it’s not mine this sweet design colors well forth this time of year awash in red the veins are clear nature can’t lapse or lose its place master’s  piece, no practiced trace I only draw that which I see you create from nothing, creator’s glee Season’s Joy […]

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