The pleasures of revenge

Imagine sharing the secrets to a lover’s heart. Confiding the opportunity to a lifelong dream. A dream money cannot buy. Trust, carelessly assumed, And a best friend’s betrayal! Something broods when deepest secrets are divulged Something festers when one’s dream is hijacked Revenge! Retribution How it bites and nibbles at conscience A vigilante seeking justice…

Risk and Reward

What do you see #41 image prompt: Hidden Soul Afraid of this world Blending in Watching dreams go by As fear reigns supreme No risk, no reward But in times such as these Caution we must take For while safety is an illusion Care is its contingency So go forth hidden one Explore your cornucopia…

Sequestered Dreams (A Garland Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge photo prompt: Ashore Dreams lost at sea Woven within secrets Bound by duty, threaded in fear Marooned Yonder Beyond spiked rocks Across the everglades Hope’s meadow blooms resplendent Waiting Unseen Drenched beneath waves A pebbled myriad – paves the way to lush frondescence Disguised High tide Seeking to drown But spraying pearls…

Forbidden Aspirations

What have I become When true comfort lies in discomfort When to be real, I need to hide When safety is but an illusion My refuge looms upon a despondent cliff Pale white with dark soulless windows The raging sea below- mirrors the turbulent clouds above An atmosphere hued in gray despair For when thunder…

Introvert bliss

what do you see #38 Oh quiet one, Are those wonders that glisten in your eyes, Won’t you share the stories within Solitude A timid mind’s bliss Where mysteries unravel And adventure stirs within the soul As shyness wanes, courage takes control And the inner spirit calls Come to me it says Come be free…

Hidden Pleasure

Delicious Secrets Spiced in guilt, seasoned with bliss To tell is to spoil It finds you in a moment of peace When your guard is down and nothing but you exists Like a flash of lightning, it’s brief as a glimpse And yet it lingers, an imprint upon your mind How you savour this memory!…