Tag Archives: despair

Church

In the church we waited So alone Heaven cracking Like an eggshell over rough hewn stone Doves of peace plummet Into the dusty air We waited in our faith And deep despair In the church we prayed Hopeless fools Angels … Continue reading

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Splinter

This cuts my eye Deep within A splinter of knowledge Remembering Digging deep the more I try to draw it out Belief’s a poor player Cuckolded by doubt Tiny rivulets Tearing precious eyes Lethal as a sword But not by … Continue reading

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Dead Zone

Here we bleed Without fluidity The cuts are deep But leave no scars All secrets kept Beneath this canopy All dying light Like ancient stars Here we touch With no true intimacy A kiss is papery On drying lips Here … Continue reading

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Incremental

The road to despair is incremental It is rarely a steep descent Instead it follows pathways Of bleak and blighted hope Opportunities so close Within grasp and then elusive It builds an edifice so slowly Too late you see yourself … Continue reading

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World Outside

There is a whole world waiting outside I don’t care There are lush fields brimming with green Growing there Within my home everything’s dark All is despair There is a whole world living outside I’m not there Watch how the … Continue reading

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Heaviness of Air

He felt the heaviness of air Bearing down much more than gravity Elusive oppression stifling Upon his shoulders as a weight Waiting a moment on the stair Remembering light, a lover’s eyes So many years, a century As finer feelings … Continue reading

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Becomes Me – for Prompt 61 – Toska

Twilight becomes me The purple-black shade of in-between Stars struggle to ignite In an opaque sky Moments before the light Falls as broken wings Years of waiting have become Mere sacred ritual The white, the red, the black I light … Continue reading

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Pieces – for Alzheimers Writing prompt

These pieces are missing These pieces are gone The fondest of memories The dreams dreamt upon They are gone These eyes are so heavy They’re burdened with pain Saying the same things Again and again She’s in pain So lost … Continue reading

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One Child – for Right2Write Prompt 9 Stop Terrorism

The death of one child is the death of the world Sand arising as mother earth shakes off her despair and hungers for an artist’s vision there Reptile brain awakens flooding the system with fear and alarm The eye watching … Continue reading

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Despair

Despair Engulfing terror The axe falling Bereft of all hope Stunned   (c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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