It was a celebration Of a life well-lived, A family well-loved By an honest man, A worthy man. It was a celebration, Stories to be told, Laughter and tears. Remembrance and sadness, For a contented man. It was a celebration For a simple man. A plain talker, A deep thinker, for a man of his… Continue reading A celebration of a life well-lived
The words are like rocks in my mouth Breaking my teeth on their bitter truth I bite my tongue to distract my mind from the pain Spitting blood and bone Choking on mangled promises If I hold my mouth right I can swallow the worst of it
Creases so dark and deep upon his face They could have been painted on with India ink. He saw more with his one blind eye than Any mortal should suffer. Every twisted line, every crescent scar, a chapter in his long life. A story so wondrous, so grotesque Only God could write it.
I wish for tolerance and understanding I wish for order over chaos I wish for wisdom and knowledge I wish for compassion I wish for acceptance I wish for peace I wish for love and friendship I wish for health and happiness I wish for all these things for you... Star light, star bright First… Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Wish
Polaris glimmers overhead It casts its light across our path We expect obstacles, perilous travels Our fate decided before our birth We are powerless to alter our course Or so we believe Our heartbeat skips, we quell our fears A foot off our mapped-out passage Deeper through the forest We trudge forward, resolve wavers Doubt says… Continue reading Not in our stars
A hint of pink rises in her cheeks Her eyes crinkle with laughter Like little birds, her hands flutter Her heart beats faster She tries to turn away His warmth pulls her in Sparks fly from their fingertips Sending arcs of fire between them Beneath swaying Spanish Moss A soft breeze stirs the sultry air… Continue reading All the time in the world
Caged behind doors of steel, Treacherous fools reside, A merciless monster they conceal. Abandon all hope prophesied If e’er the beast’s bonds are broken. That door cannot be fortified. Withered, wisdom forsaken; Atrophied, weakened beyond a cure Surrenders to loathsome aberration. Deity divine, a false savior Rising out of foul darkness, Corrupt agent provocateur. Demon hordes… Continue reading Behind doors of steel