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

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

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

Alone

She didn't know what the hell went wrong.... It was the "he said, she said" thing rearing its ugly head He said he was only trying to help; she tried to play along But then she couldn't take it any longer; she had to take a stand Her line was drawn in the sand; she … Continue reading Alone

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