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Readiness

Readiness is all Perfect morning Warriors know the scent and weave of the wind the complete architecture of light and the true beauty of swift sureness Readiness is all (c) Helen Valentina 2016

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Shining

Keep these little lights shining One by one they strive to blacken everything Sheltered precious glow as sweet community Let them never know what can never be Keep these little lights shining endlessly (c) Helen Valentina 2016

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A Triptyche of Pain: Three interlinked poems

Pain Slake the thirst of bitter pain Each tear a droplet unbidden From a depthless, vast sea Red as blood I’m stained All the secrets I’d keep hidden Part like lost friends from me No choice, just wail and cry … Continue reading

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Warrior Headdress – for Prompt 29 Rorschach Test

Warrior headdress fit for a God Eyes slit behind steel Fears emerge, submerge, congeal This glittering morning as we rise Reclaim all our death-soaked battle cries Warrior headdress, archangel wings Sombre in solitude Refracting darker attitude The elements severe but … Continue reading

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Aftermath

We will till the fields in the aftermath We will grow new harvests We will tend new paths We will dream of better days As gods dance and laugh We will till the fields in the aftermath We will lay … Continue reading

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I Am No Hero

I calculate my days In increments of risk and gain I make my power plays For reasons that I won’t explain And as the danger comes My reptile brain, alert, awake Is beating on the drums And counting prisoners to … Continue reading

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Battle

‘Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you’ Friedrich Nietzsche Unaccustomed to your eyes I returned the gaze I found myself in apparent delight, a simple … Continue reading

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For Ionia, Part 2 – In honour of her victory over cancer

Under parched earth the seed of health and hope slumbered, waiting the moment to arise The sky above so bleak seemed bent on sadness yet held within its sweet surprise That rain will fall eventually and open joyful eyes The … Continue reading

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For You

These things I do I do for you We band of friends Until the end These battles won Have just begun Mere games we play Must pass away The stakes are high And yet I’ll try To soothe your mind … Continue reading

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Last Moments, Fallen in Battle

Susseration Sounds, sibilant Surrounding silence Murmuring memories I am alive I am alive Breathing betrays Beckoning beauty Breaking all boundaries Reflecting realities I know death I know death Faithless friend Forebears and fathers Foster no fealty Embracing endlessness This is … Continue reading

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