Tag Archives: choice

Different

I was a different person then I shed my skin so many times I scarce remember, yet these photos and these memories attest to a time when I was other When I cherished hopes to my breast and played the … Continue reading

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Razor’s Edge

I’m on the razor’s edge Of impossibilities On every road to choose A hungry devil waits Caught in the cold Implacable hands of fate From this trajectory I can’t deviate I’m barely breathing When the road before Is too straight … Continue reading

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Charon

I cannot cross here to the shore I’ve lingered thus so long before In dreams in nightmares and in life I’ve felt the whip, the lash, the knife I know these waters run aground I know the promise they surround … Continue reading

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Precarious

I’m balancing precariously Embracing life’s uncertainty Preparing for adversity But praying for the sun I’ll bet on my capacity To sell my true diversity To finally find the place for me To let my spirit run My life’s become hilarity … Continue reading

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Too Sweet for Prompt 74 The Hollow Men by TS Elliot

I have stepped across this threshold Mr Devil I can see you In that shrunken blackened doorway See your bony hand there beckoning Like a tide returning to the beach I hear your slyly sibilant, silent speech Making promises, and … Continue reading

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10 Poems in 20 Minutes

1 Still free-floating from that star sprinkled night This morning in a cafĂ© I saw the face of God on a colourful postcard He was winking 2 Counting the coins before you throw them into this gilded wishing well A … Continue reading

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Before the Sun

In such races do not run Do not worry little one Deepest dark precedes the sun When you fall and hit the ground Little blood and littler sound Nothing new here to be found Life’s a game, a turn about … Continue reading

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Baron’s Dance

Skulls tell the story Of transitory glory Caught betwixt and between Fit for a queen The Baron does his dance For more than circumstance Just see him dance! Deadly nightshade flower Relinquishing each hour Spirits are on fire Death’s a … Continue reading

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Competition

Slicing flesh So fine no blood erupts from translucency Whisper cruel, deluded pride corrupts all human decency Sweet laced words that hide your whiplash smile Qualified support Friendship’s mask will shield the crocodile from well deserved retort We’re the thing … Continue reading

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Noli Me Tangere

My tombstone reads Noli Me Tangere In death as was in life I would not love-born Children bear To no man be a wife And should they seek A lock of hair I gave instead a knife Noli Me Tangere … Continue reading

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