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.  

Betrayal of the Heart

BetrayedA man tells his devoted wife how useless she is; always has been Yet she granted him three children, who love both She did everything he ever wanted - and lost her soul, her mind, her being Then in an instant, a punch to the face ends it all - for her at least Him?  … Continue reading Betrayal of the Heart

Moving On

Risk... Open your heart and why the lingering doubts Why still the questions looming Why the feeling of walking on an unstable bridge Even though the one you love is supporting you Waiting for you with open arms Calling to you, pleading for you, waiting for you On the other side of that unstable bridge … Continue reading Moving On

Endless

It all began with one The mold that could not be broken Perfection, Ideal, Flawless No need for any others; she was my soul, my core, my being I had the greatest, the best, the holy of holies Then came the second The mold was shattered There could be no mold each was irreplaceable Unique, separate, perfection, … Continue reading Endless

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

Flying Blind

via Daily Prompt: Risky So filled with hope, with wonder, with dreams beyond imagination The desperate woman took the plunge and returned to work She had been lost to the workforce, to life, and to society for years She thought she had been relegated to eternal damnation For one reason only:  her mental illness.  Her … Continue reading Flying Blind

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

My Heartache

I sit staring out the window; I admire the beauty, the decrepit.  The joy, the horror of life. What is my heart telling me?  What is it speaking to me?  What am I feeling?  Oh so much Colors changing, dying leaves.  Emotions from people from betrayal, like a paring knife Animals scurrying to gather nuts … Continue reading My Heartache

Superficial Heartache

via Daily Prompt: Superficial You say "yes" then you say "no" You say "stop" then you say "go" Tell me.  Which way do I follow? Yes?  Go?  Stop?  No?   Emotions are not superficial things They are deep, vast, true and fragile Love, indifference, hatred, passion; give the heart wings What is it you want?  Why … Continue reading Superficial Heartache

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