Meant to be #sonnet

On misty nights fogged in questions and thought the truth beams from a dark secluded window as trees whisper secrets, and lies scurry below Her divine visage splutters through my mind unsought Cherry-red lips and the memories they wrought A widowed love and the sorrow she would bestow How cruel that truth would be and…

Starlight #haibun #poetry

Starlight sparkles brightest on the darkest of nights For beauty is in all things, in the most unlikely of places Within the epicenter of every soul lies an oasis awaiting its bloom Quintessence of souls Life’s scars shroud you in darkness Shelter or prison Trauma thickens foliage all round enclosing the soul in shields of…

Loving Again #nonet

Colleen’s weekly challenge lovelessness stains all forsaken hearts scheming its way to every soul sipping into all motives broken hearts are selfish by flaw or design for what they lost they covet two fold Love far more than before to cleanse all spite and sweeten what’s sour to paint over each stain till tastes of…

Being positive

what do you see #25 photoprompt: Spingtime holiday this season unlike others now disenchanted yet silver linings bloom all around family before duty Creating deeper bonds with the people in my life is one silver lining I’ve traced around the dark clouds of these recent times. Family, neighbors, friends, bloggers I follow and read. All…

Seeking Safety (A tanka poem)

what do you see photo prompt Bright lights, pitch black tales Neon dreams born from darkness I know you are here hope hiding in the shadows when miracles disappear . Hope is our biggest asset in times of despair. May we not lose sight of it.

Sacrifice (prose and poetry)

Midday! The sun ablaze, searing with brightness!but in that hall, it’s dark as nighthearths line the wall, fire flickers!lightless, warmless flames!like yellow ribbons eerily fluttering in windless cornersShe stands in this pale darknessShe doesn’t see farbut what she cannot see, she senses!she feels! smells! hears!Sorcery saturates within the air,things dwell in the shadows of this…

Questions of Crisis (soul searching)

Hey everyone. I hope you’re all safe and sound. In light of this global situation, I’d like to emphasize empathy. I wrote this brief poem in the hope that you read it, dearest reader. May it stir something within us all… Where am I How do I breathe In this world riddled with danger These…

A Magical lament (fantasy poetry)

Down in a deep valley amidst a wall of lofty hills a golden Phoenix sings away the morning chills Perched on the highest top of the most majestic tree it’s plumage shines and bathes the land in a kaleidoscope of glee The night gnomes burrow into hobbit-like homes within rich earthen mounds and pixie faced…

Companion

if we have the nerve to look, we can see in any face our own vulnerability, and also our strength belief beamed from the glint in her luscious eyes compassion glossing him in its glittering sheen a consummate belief that shook his stuttering resolve rearranging the puzzle of his mundane existence forcing all the right…

Come back to me #poetry

DreamsYou call to meFrom too farFrom too deepbeyond mists and fogs of festering nightmaresbeneath hollows and caves of echoing mistakesI had you oncein every waking dayon every sleeping nightWhen was it that you abandoned medragging my hope in the wake of your desertionWhen did you leave me so far behindbut a glimmer on the horizon…