Surrounded By The Dark

After years of these types of encounters and of pain in the darkness I decided it was time to end my quest for love.  There was no love.  There was no hope. No "god of my understanding."  Not for me possess Betrayal everywhere.  Men wanted only "that."  Me for "that."  Not love.  

What To Do, What To Do…

I'm the worst list maker. I can make all sorts of lists.  One of two things happen.  Either, I lose it.  Or, second, nothing gets done and I keep that paper so it becomes clutter - something else to pile up on any flat surface. But now, I need ideas on what to write about.  … Continue reading What To Do, What To Do…

Skipping Rocks

Two boys on the shore Across the lake they toss Stones go skip skip...drop

Ascending From The Bottom

via Daily Prompt: Ascend A woman working, climbing, ascending to the top of the mountain Past the misery, where she screamed; Primal Screams echo like a fountain Or, was she Hearing Echoes?  Echoes of her past?  Of one Bad Day too many Where she couldn't see the Beauty Among the Thorns all along the journey The … Continue reading Ascending From The Bottom

The Primal Scream

A little girl screams into the darkness; does anyone hear her? Does anyone even care?   Does anyone comfort her in her pain? A woman weary from work finds a note; mind races like on fire She sees her homeless past in an echo of her mind Five steps forward, ten steps back; caught in the crossfire … Continue reading The Primal Scream

The Enticement

She says to herself "Never again, absolutely never" She even promises friends, family and her lover that this time will be forever But even they know the truth; it will be like all the other times Heartache, misery, tears of anguish and yet more lies   She goes to work but she's got the telltale … Continue reading The Enticement

Dreams

Who says dreams are irrelevant?   It's why so many came to this country; all had dreams.  All. All had families; started families.  All started lives.  All made better lives. And granted their children the gift of being citizens of a nation That kept them safe, free and able to know the true promise that … Continue reading Dreams

Beauty Among The Thorns

  Petals, Colors, Thorns All show rose as love is Pain pleasure like life         Photo by Colin Maynard on UnsplashThorny

Parting of the Ways

via Daily Prompt: Focused You say that where my life is going is wrong You say that I am selling myself short and deserve more I have it all, can be it all so you say; but I am headstrong Hearing you go on and on about what you don't got is such a bore You … Continue reading Parting of the Ways