Pandemic Romance #poetry and #prose

To be trapped with one you thought you’d never love, One for whom you’d never spared a second glance. To trudge the path of loneliness, and stumble upon serendipity. With nowhere to go, you see the world through a focus lens. And your eyes fall upon she, that has always been by your side. It…

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…

Twilight romance

At twilight he sings Lamenting for her His tether to this world Her senses revolt as dawn descends Love takes over and her aching soul wails She catches his scent in the fair evening breeze His phantom caress, soothing unease His gaze threads the very fabric of space He sees her on clouds, drifting through…

Market day

Colleen’s weekly challenge poet’s choice. Merchants on the street Vivacious and inviting Draped in eloquence Buoyant smiles flash behind stalls Eager hands frisk within stock , To touch the velvet skin of fresh apples So much choice, so many to pick from To savour the pop and plop of a sample berry Its bliss, exploding…

Nature’s Avenger

What do you see #37 Slumbering Gaia Your daughter takes nature’s reigns Goddess of Vengeance Mother weakens and so she descends Beautiful as the blood moon Terrible as a curse Her face adorned in flaring gems of starlight Her eyes red as wrath Veined purple with retribution She comes to punish man’s impudence His blithe…

Seeking what is found

What do you see #32 photo prompt: Memories of us lie splayed before me As my body tingles and my pulse quickens Even now I feel the ghost of your embrace My mind falling down a chasm of carnality, Reminiscing upon the salted taste of your moist skin beneath silken Roman sheets and the red…

Traps and snares

Lost and beleaguered within a pale stainless night Pursued by the minions of pestilence Grotesque skeletal henchmen sniffing the night air and tasting the shadowed breeze Seeking the scent of fear In that dark wilderness she sees it, Golden light peeking through a sequestered woodshed All she has to survive is a demented warning Stay…

Torn apart (A ballad) #poetry

Flocculent clouds stain the bright morning sky a beautiful blemish, of imperfect shapes perfecting a flawless canvas The sun shines bright upon him but melancholy nestles deep where no light can penetrate As he is reminded of the blotches she spluttered upon his picture-perfect life Her skirmish of salacious transgressions All those late night calls…

The Cave Of Mysteries (A collaboration post)

Hello everyone. Me and Pooja of lifefinewhine are back at it with our second collaboration. It was so cool writing with her the first time that we just had to have an encore. You can find our first collaboration, Stalker here But for now enjoy this thrilling adventure. Pooja wrote in the bold italics and…

Nature’s call

Colleen’s weekly challenge The times call for reconciliation Mother nature yearns for her prodigal sons and daughters How far humankind has strayed A child hurting its mother Yet still her bosom longs for our return She heeds the call Mother’s voice singing in the wind Mother’s voice humming deep within the earth Mother’s voice whispering…