How to love you (A tanka and a Sonnet)

Colleen’s weekly challenge . Lover’s dream Fueled by mysteries Don’t you know What I feel for you How should I love you Sweet like a morning berry dripping with dew Fragrant like cherry blossoms blooming in spring Such love and such desire, you always bring Mamacita, my soul swoons with you in view And my…

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…

Burdens of an angel

Made from beauty Bred for perfection Ahh how exquisite an angel gleams! Resplendent in celestial glamour Changing our perceptions of beauty. See her golden wings Her silver corset Her glistening black leather How flawless she is How burdened to comform Made from love Bred for comfort Ahh, how satiating an angel loves! Is it his…

Lawless love

To fall Blinded Dazed and hypnotised To be caught in love’s bliss To loathe the way you lust And despise the way you long What is your love fate To twinkle like a star Want from afar Or to light Like a candle Intimate and close Will you blaze like a fire Love once and…

A breath and a tear #writephoto

Said the nimbus to the moor- What came first The chicken or the egg Your breath becomes my burden My burden your nourishment Who is mightiest Gathering storm clouds Looming distress and longing Weeping down desire The earth receives and returns True love dancing in the air “Love is the currency for harmony” – six…

Secret Admirer

Is it your smile that dazzles me The softness of your voice that comforts me The light in your eyes scrying my future joys Am I selfish for thinking you are the answer Presumptuous for dreaming you can want me too I’d like to tell you- I’m under your spell I’d like to speak my…

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…

Breakthrough #writephoto

Come! the ocean calls Beyond that barrier reef Across those jagged banks Away from protections long used For progress lies beyond your lonely peninsula Enlightenment glistens from over the horizon And hope drifts in currents unexplored Come! your future calls Outside your familiar Where breakthroughs lie Mankind lies on the threshold of harmony with nature….

Child in need

Lost forsaken twins Bereaved of loved ones by war Stray, nowhere to go Meals they crave, morsels they get Crying for mother long gone Plagued by pestilence Child born under death’s shadow Never knowing hope Each day his family sleeps Knowing someone will not wake Child in foster care Patronised throughout her life Alone amidst…