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!…

Forgotten Dreams

What is a broken dream Where does hope go when it leaves a wary soul When sparks of happiness flicker and fade amidst despair If only we could see across the astroplane Into the world of forgotten dreams If only we could witness their virtue and wonder The beauty they bring to the forlorn realm…

The Power of Imagination (A Crown Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge, what do you see photo prompt, Listen Can you hear it An echo from the past Mysteries lost within fossils Untold Observe Use the mind’s eye Release your inner child And see the world that used to be Explore Whisper and be agile- whilst in this great big world For giants reigned,…

Finding home

The world you’ve known has flipped on its axis Where your true north lies, you can never tell Your childhood home feels estranged, an empty shell clouded in memories of loss, comfort’s antithesis Your past, present and future have lost all symbiosis You cannot understand the lamb afraid of day or the owls that flee…

Song of freedom

#whatdoyousee Sweetness The tune of freedom It plays like silk upon her delicate curves In his veins it oozes like magma, inflaming every sinew and searing each nerve Is it sunset For she has waited long enough denied of twilit pleasures and revels in the night Is it sunrise For the memory of her, burns…