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…

Rural wonders

Lush bucolic world Pristine with virgin hues of jade He comes to you to learn A green boy in a green world Foraging through foliage Guarding his verdant wealth Knowing what is most important For this week I’m posting something each day To share, learn and engage with you as usual But also to bring…

Behind the Beauty (An etheree)

Gifted with beauty, cursed with seduction Is it her fault she evokes such lust Is she wrong to wield it and gain To flaunt her ruby red hair Honey sweet lips that tease Tapered waist and hips A classy dame lythe with lies Clever and Sly Vibrant Cursed yet graced What choice to make Envied…

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…

Forbidden skies #writephoto

The dream was to fly Planes and wings we invented Ways to see the land But none knows sky more than earth Its high peak and hilltop kiss . Beyond that horizon, my family remains – 6wordstory . For; Reena’s exploration challenge , Sue’s writephoto prompt , Shreya’s Saturday six word story .

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…