Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kindness (Mindlovemisery prompt 36 Virtue)


Thin skinned-
in your storm

Pelted by words
stone heavy

Hoping you don’t see
the damage

I cover the wounds
they're easy to hide
from your eyes.

A smile wipes away
your anger, yet mine
stirs in a disquieted soul,

 wishing for a thicker armor
 but who would that be
 mirrored in such a cold reflection?

Not me,
and so I bleed.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stories (for deverse, Hearth, Home and Common Speech)


 I would love to hear-

 The rawness
 of your hurt, why you
 strive to rise above
 human pain and how
 the struggle taught you
 to mourn and feel
 compassion for even
 the coldest stranger.

  Tell me your story
  I will tell you mine.
  We will invent
  happy endings and look back
  without regret.

  For life is a great teacher
  its purpose, to make us
  one with our heaven
  where we will one day rest,

  breathing in gentle living,
  forsaking pain for pleasure,
  its lesson burned in our brow

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Moments (for deverse 12/10/13)


how you follow me.

I often reach for, so I can feel
all those things which make up
my life.

All those moments
I knew would become
memories before I could
catch my breath.

This will not be a year
I will mourn, I did not
wear it well but as a new
beginning will soon arrive,

I will cast aside this heaviness
and embrace all I do not know.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


 What do you run from?

 Heart hidden in the shadow
 of years-

 time worn worries
 in your bones-

 How you feared
 they would break

  and you would no longer
  feel the sun take the
  chill of loneliness from
  your aching arms.