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Twist of Fate

Her chances were slim, she was too fat to fit in. On a scale of 1 to 10, she was overweight. She was insecure about herself, and all her flaws, She built an emotional wall, a tower, with so many floors. Each room filled with pictures, of painful memories. Albums upon albums, she collected sad melodies. Her closet full of Skeletons, monsters under her bed. She cried to sleep, as she...Read On


My Ophelia

Get thee to a nunnery.— Hamlet

If I had known her I would have asked How does a heart break We are not born with excess bits and pieces To be broken off Given away here Left behind there Pressed between the pages of a favorite book Like a flower barely resembling what it once was Lifeless A pale and dull hue of what should have been Everything is so necessary Codependent The smallest absence can devastate A tremor can...Read On


On seeing the Light (re)born

Seeing the sun rise over the Caribbean invites reflection

I saw the light born and reborn this morning. From dark sea and dim horizon came a holy glow, A signal that night's rule was ending; A first, tentative announcement that light and life would indeed return from the underworld. That first dim glow grew brighter, and my heart quickened, Delighting in the light, celebrating the warmth and brightness that soon would be. Then it happened. In...Read On



Don't touch without intent Your fingers graze my soul A scar's path in its wake My heart's not for rent Only passion and zest Will I accept these days Arouse me with words Rise above the rest Pieces of my heart I hold close and protect Darkness lurks deep inside No more pulling apart Another change to mend Broken wings time to heal Our future not certain Certainly, not the end Sin now...Read On



When everything is ... hoping...

I am drowning in my own tears, So hard to breathe My own tears taste like blood, Flowing from my heart I can't breathe, it feels like I'm suffocating I can only hold on, hug my pillow tight And slowly breathed in As the tears keep falling Flooding... Drowning me to the abyss of my own neverland  ...Read On


Are they There

My fingers are numb

And after we're gone who'll remember to care Despair waiting there for the loss all will bear For the loss  For the loss They show love and despair We will never return But remember to care Knowing despair that is already there When the chill sets in will they share that they care When their fingers are numb and their heart is still bare It's despair It's despair It's...Read On



my heart is empty

my heart is empty. my heart is stone. not a single crack.   my heart is empty. my heart is stone. not a single crack. nothing ever to grow.   my heart is empty. my heart is stone. not a single crack. nothing will ever grow. no more loss to bear.   my heart is empty. my heart is stone. not a single crack. nothing will ever grow. no more loss to bear. say fuck you cancer.  ...Read On


The Waves and Your Hair

The waves and your hair Waves, undines and blue beings from the deep sea accompany me when I think of you. They surround me, kiss me, touch my body to remind me of your caresses. I don't want to leave this paradise, this madness, this endless desire. A universe that begins and ends in your arms, infinite, magical, ideal. Soft steel swords pierce through my feelings, to find you behind...Read On


Dark Heart

Wait! I said wait! Don’t go. I’m not ready yet. I’m never ready. Every time someone leaves they take a piece of my heart with them. I only have a tiny piece left. What happens when that’s gone? What fills the void where my heart once was? No check and balance for my mind. Just empty thoughts without feeling. Darkness. Too great a risk. I must defend what’s left. Block entry to...Read On


Where Dawgs Barked

In the land of Georgia's baked red clay And earth where the dawgs barked    Touching the breath of a new morn day   Before the buttermilk biscuits rise   As the dew glows a lawn's soft pillow   Like the sun on an angel's face    Saying grace with my new bride   As whispering wind chimes smiled   Of the vows, we spoke yesterday   While God whittled on a hot griddle   In the...Read On



Hello old friend

Hallways Hello old friend . I see you haven't changed. Dark and lonely. Shall we walk again. Talk softly I've learned. Our past is never far. Yes we met long ago. Red line to follow. Stealer of sleep you are. Bringer of memories. Where are the good. For you reveal only sad. Walk alone once more. No different than before. Where are we going. Memories of those ahead. Hello old friend. I...Read On

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Pania of the reef

Still and silent stream in the midnight dark Resting amongst the flax is the night sky beauty herself Quenching a thirst from the sweet, still waters Winds that whisper vows and carry the faintest of spells Her eyes are deep pools of wintery water Playing in the shallows feels safe, any deeper and you risk drowning An otherworldly beauty emerges from her secret stream Such an ethereal...Read On


White Mother Great Winter

White Mother   Great Winter You come during the night Your white blanket the dark Listen to you laugh as you blow Inches drift to feet Work your frigid game Laugh at the puny ones As you drop another foot Brace you, foolish humans Drink your coffee or tea Pray at the altar of Starbucks Fools All As White Mother gifts you all.   ...Read On


One Week

after one week, here are my observations. The Lord works in his way. We are here as long as he wishes. I see Marcie Smith everywhere. I feel you in my thoughts. You feed my soul. You are my guide now on my journey. Took till Thursday to return to our bed. I drink my  coffee as I talk to the news. Casper still looks for you. Your winter cap his newest toy. Hard to eat for one. Way to...Read On


I Wish...

For my friend Ravenpearl. Marcie forever in my heart.   I wish… we had met long ago. Running through the fields as children. Giggling at butterflies tickling our noses. Grass so high it brushed our cheeks as we ran. All those fences climbed on the shortest journey home. I wish… we had held hands on a hill and watched clouds morphing into familiar shapes. Our friendship becoming seamless...Read On



From the depth Of my heart Of my soul, I lay it All before you My friend. To show My weakiness Before your love, To show That I am Afraid Of your kindness, To show That I am ready To be mold by Your loving hand's. From the depth Of my being I'm ready to feel To give all And ask For nothing from you. From this depth Of lonrliness I'm ready to be... Saved by you....Read On


1000 Things I'm Never Gonna Say

like how today there was this tall girl crossing the street in the afternoon sun dark and pure as a hundred summer midnights braids long as her spine laughing at something with her friends natural and selfless as wind and the way it plunged me into the deepest anguish of the moment because happiness crossed her face the way riverwater continually rolls over the faces of smooth stones...Read On



    Time goes slow, As I sink into an all-time low. My heart beats pain as I strain my eyes looking for a better future. All doors closed but I keep an open mind Left alone, I am the last of my kind I got comfortable, in a home that wasn’t mine Sleeping every day thinking; everything would be fine Instead, I should have been preparing for the storm to come I should have been on...Read On


A gift from afar

The beauty of the season is in one's heart

A carpet of frozen snowflakes doth lie Among the grass, icy dew dissolves, The fractals, each one unique and fleeting Colours, a prism in which the light evolves   A little bird, ‘gainst a thorn his breast yields Hark! His winter song, his feathers are rent Blood from his heart, soak’d that we may see On crimson path, the winter – heaven sent   Nought but the silence of the...Read On


Dancin' the Blues

Dancin’ the blues Is a complicated business; First, you focus on the rhythm, Then you try to feel How your partner moves, Fumbling to sway with his groove: Most of all, you strain to blend with All the glory of That music, In three or four pressurised minutes, When you concentrate intensely On all these elements.   If you can surrender To the beat, your partner, That music, ...Read On


The House



Before There Was We

There was you

Before there was we there was you And when you were young all was new. Do you think about that. I still do. Before there was we there was you. *** Before there was we there was me And when I was young I was free. But I dreamed about you on my knee. Before there was we there was me. *** Before I brought tears to your eyes They had visions of stars in the skies And they...Read On


My Destiny

You are my destiny

You are my one and only,  The one that I was meant To be with and the one  I am destined to be with, The one that I would, if required,  I would do anything for. I would climb the highest mountains, I would sail the ocean blue, Build bridges to cross rivers, Trek across the vast deserts Just so that I could be with you. For you my love I would, If you wanted me to I would lasso the moon ...Read On


An Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Christmas

My annual contribution for Christmas next year (2018) since I’m old and my mind could go any second.

Dedicated to my precious cousin, an IBS sufferer, without whom I would never have the keen appreciation that I do for my own regularity. ***An IBS Christmas*** It probably does seem myopic juxtaposing this bad topic with icons of Christmas cheer and joy. But I am not a boorish bloke and IBS is not a joke. I wish to raise awareness, not annoy. When peristaltic ebbs and flows that do...Read On


A Choice

I know what it means to stand alone, to be of the faceless and unknown, one of the unwanted and unloved, the condemned and shunned   To stand on the precipice of your own demise, with nothing to hold but your own hopeful lies, a disease or your ruin or your own mental maul, whatever it is that promises your fall   In a world that can be cold and cruel, you lie between the hammer...Read On



I wrote this for a forum response. Hope you like it.




Sadly, As I pen this tome, I once again, Find myself alone.   When I was young, I had such dreams, I wasted them all, Falling apart at the seams.   My life was lived, In parceled moments, The ones I loved, Became opponents.   The joy within, That young boy’s laughter, Became cries to the man, Losing what I sought after.   What chance had I, Being the likes of me, For...Read On


On My Lamp Shade

A hug would be better than no love Or a shadow's kiss upon my brow As the quite of night rest at my sill While footsteps sleep in my dreams 'Neath the November stars As the zodiac winks With a pantomime smile On my lamp shade As the quite of night rest at my sill And my midnight angel whispers Hallelujah, I love you so...Read On


The Fields of Gold

Crops stretching across, The vast plains and countryside  For miles after miles, Are the golden fields of gold. Bees buzzing amongst, The yellow flowers, Collecting the nectar as they go Pollinating the oilseed rape  On the wing all over the countryside. Ears of golden wheat, Moving gently in the soft breeze Waiting to be harvested, To be ground into soft flour Ready to be made into...Read On