Category: Poetry

A War you don’t want to win

You are dead to the world No one sees you And those who know you Don’t seem to care. You fight the world At every turn It doesn’t care One child, Lost. Battling living A war you fight But you don’t want to win…

No friend to you

“He’s my friend” “He just hit you” “He’s my friend” “He pushed you into a bush” “He’s my friend” “He held you down” “He’s my friend” “He’s no friend to you” “She talked to me” “You did not hear the nasty” “She sat beside…

The silent child

He sits in the middle And doesn’t say a word A shrug – his answer to every question. He sits in the middle And hides from the world Slumped shoulders – not wishing to be seen. He sits in the middle No life signs…

In a rickety old chair

This photo draws me in It is not one of beauty A woman sits contemplating Maybe she is just exhausted Or maybe she seeks to hide In the mist on her Indian hill side The mist hints of beauties I cannot yet hope to…

The thing with Tarot

You see the thing with Tarot Is you always have to ask The right question Or you’ll get The wrong answer Tarot is a clever spirit She does not like the flippant She will not tell you the winner Of any reality TV show…

The old man

Stooped and still Fishing the lake The old man never moves Day in Day out Rain, storms or shine The old man never moves One day – perhaps He’ll succumb to the stoop And drop into the waters beside But I hope the old…

The Sentinel

Probably should have

I started to exercise today – I truly did I tried to put on my runners – they ran away I tried for my sports bra – the stitching undid I tried for the pants – the stitching unraveled I now have a skirt….

Ancient Ships

Once sailed across the ancient seas Grand ships of iron flew Here and there These majestic ships blew Roll on the decades Roll on the years Ships of iron Fell Defeated by waves Defeated by fiery shores Now filled with granite Sunk down below…

Desert

Warm pavement Cold shadows Hot sun Desert Cool breezes Crisp skies Bright light Desert Clustered flowers Graceful grass stalks Bougainvilleas Desert Gorgeous sunsets Pale pink moon-rise Soft dawn Desert Chirping birds Silent insects Leaping Lizards Desert Camels, cows Horses too Dingos, rats And mice…