The survivor’s plea #etheree and #prose

When the soul battles each day to survive, A slip into darkness may seem inevitable, The numbness of relinquishing morals, And doing whatever it takes to survive. There is a saying amongst the women of Yemen, “Death will come tomorrow.” And accepting this frees many from what is beyond their control. In a place where…

Irresistible. A Shadorma sequence #poetry and #prose

Colleen’s weekly challenge. Moonlight touch Soft and arrousing She calls me Her whisper An intimate allusion Shameless with mischief My heart flutters… Faint caress A smidge upon skin ‘I want you’ She tells me Undaunted in her desire Audacious with need Her seduction, enthralling. Signs of lust A glint in the eye Winks of love…

Love’s bane #Haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge. Love’s bane. If you have to look, you will never see If you have seen, you need only to look. Dark sinister night Bullfrogs croak and crickets chirp Prequels to silence Your heartbeat flutters I can feel it in the dark My subconscious is attuned to its rhythm All those nights we’ve…

Finding purpose through helping others (Depression)

Create in me a world like no other Drape my heart as your canvas of dreams Write on me, with a flourish of hope For I am too broken, to dream alone. My fantasy is tainted darkness has sipped in like a plague My spirit yearns for renewal light has ebbed out, so wane My…

Growing Dreams and Saving Talents #poetry

The little boy says, he’d like a dollhouse The little girl says, she’d like a Lego set He wants to re-enact the fairytales in his book Rapunzel with a twist A prince calling for her to lay down her hair And rescue him from an evil beast She wants to build an awesome world Unencumbered…