Halloween

Perhaps,

we should all fashion ourselves as

failure

death

and

public speaking —

for, beyond goblins and clowns,

that’s what really

makes us to tremble.

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Happy Halloween!

Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem V

“That’s mine!”
I yell,
as the guard throws another
piece of my flesh
to the hounds.

He laughs,
as their frothy mouths
attack insatiable.
“If you would stop
wandering in here,
we wouldn’t keep doing this.
You know that you may leave
in any moment.”

I respond,
as I always do,
“I will stay a little longer.”

Strong Language

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem III

Long has it been
since the song of birds
or the chorus of winds
or the cadence of my heart
could drown out
the echoes of you.

Strong Language

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Firestone Friday – Poem V

With fire and steel
torrents and zeal –

with wind and with ice
with day and with nights –

the moon and her stars
with sighs and with scars –

with earthen quakes
and dusty snowflakes –

with budding petals
and glistening metals –

silent humming
yet strident drumming:

You Are.

Strong Language

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Holiness

Sure, we’re all holy

(from the neck up)

 

aren’t we?

Strong Language

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Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem IV

Lo, but if we exchanged in commerce
with kindness as currency
and commensurate compassion,
then – and only then –

would wealth be something of honor.

Strong Language

 

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem II

The raven abandons
the broken branches
of a fallen tree.
Deep within the
sunken forest,
I recall this place
full of life.
Heavier is the burden of death
when you cannot
forget the shades of green.

Strong Language

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