Escaping Into Darkness

It's just another day in the darkness Lost, alone, afraid, hopeless What am I?  Who am I?   Five Steps forward, Six back Why? Why does this keep happening? When I gain some, I lose more. It's become maddening.   "You don't handle stress well" heard as "I failed again" I try to see the lessons … Continue reading Escaping Into Darkness

Skipping Rocks

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

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

Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to … Continue reading Hearing Echoes

Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo Hurricanes dancing Spinning round to a crescendo Power Danger yet such beauty It is my hope that there is little loss of life to those who are fleeing Hurricane Irma in Florida, now Category 5 status, and set to rival Hurricane Andrew in size, power, and ferocity.  My prayers go out … Continue reading Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

Life of a Single Mother

Rushing, rushing, constantly in a hurry The father has long gone; the mother with children scurries "Time to go!" The mother cries. "It's time for school!" But deep inside, her heart aches; the mother worries   The mother is no longer a mother; she's an employee Sitting behind a desk attempting to focus on her … Continue reading Life of a Single Mother