Feast of Words

 Photo: Courtesy of Monika Jungling I wish I could walk into your arms and feast upon your love Dine on sweet lyrics and roll rhythmically in your arms Gorge me on juicy similes Tasty metaphors of the moon and such And I’ll laugh and drink into dawn At your lavish hyperboles Feed me verses and…

Frail but Strong of Mind

Photo: Courtesy of Camille Stein/Pinterest In the corner of a quiet room, she sits practicing her daily ritual Flexing mental muscles with painfully snarled hands Sepia pages caressed, crunch and whisper with each turning Filmy eyes dimmed with time Stroke with cumbersome sweeps every weighty word Held strong within frail walls Her potent mind, a…

Waking Nightmare

Daily Prompt- Nightmare I dance restlessly in the dark an unbearable waltz Of tossing and turning Rolling and folding into my pillow Again, lulled into the arms of deep sleep Into a world of unimaginable horror Faceless abominations seem much too real Bombs blare and boom Pained voices Bone-chilling screams Echo off cracking, splintering walls…

High-Tide

Daily Prompt – Storm Purple skies foretold the storm to come Warnings I could not see through clouds A booming voice unleashed torrents Upon my unsuspecting mind High-pressured, thunderous words Rose with a wave of emotion Trembling my calm, low-tide I cower and hide Drenched from its effect Raging heart crashing against my chest Waiting…

Journey

Daily Prompt – Journey  

I’m Just Passing Through

Daily Prompt – Guest I’m a visitor to this house, a guest passing through With respect, I try not to leave a mess And politely leave my carbon footprint at the door Bringing gifts of caring and tidiness to my host  And hope for future boarders Oh, there’s no need to fuss and toil My…

Courageously Me

Daily Prompt – Cowardice I’m not one who likes to attract attention I am the mind, the talent behind the action But I refuse to conform, and that begets attention Oh boy . . . Attention I prefer to be me, uniquely so without the praise But, in a society where so many conform Trying…

Fragile, Handle With Care

Daily Prompt – Glass I’m a glass of emotions A web, beautifully complex, weaved from a lifetime of experiences  I keep moving forth with little chinks in my armor, refusing to be broken My crystalline veneer tarnished, but I do my best to sparkle And when life’s tussles threaten to topple and shatter me I…

FALSE IDENTITY

Daily Prompt – False I see through that mask you wear. Your facade is starting to crack. Oh, how I ache for you, knowing how you suffer to accommodate reality. You hide your true self, but at what cost, what internal misery. Come on; shed that mask molded by the environment. Let me see the…

I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK

Daily Prompt – Darkness Darkness doesn’t scare me. I’ve visited that chasm many times. Born on All Souls day, two days from All Hallows Eve, I see the depths of its tunnel. Shrouded in its charcoal cloak, only breath, heartbeat, and thought exist. And when its weighty hands wash over me, I’m released, again, enlightened….