You have winter in your soul I watch you. Your story, silenced By monsters That prey in the light I know you. Forged by Love and Loss A rebel soul Cut down I feel you. Your scotch taped heart Pressed against my chest Drums a warrior’s cry I love you. Believe in heroes Hold my hand Together, we’ll charm their dark Spring is just … Read More Rebel Soul
Category: free verse
I’ll share a secret There is magic in fairy tales Cinderella, Merida, Belle and their sisters were not perfect in the beginning They had to wander dark forests Perfection does not make a story It’s only a happy ending when you turn the last page. ~ Once Upon A Time
I’ll cradle you in my arms like a small child sleeping Holding fast to your lost flesh Your once muscular body, feather- weight, gone Your heart beat, silent As I carry your ashes home Where is home? An island, Vancouver, Toronto, Australia? It is anywhere we were, anywhere we are. It is time to set you free To know with certainty, you’ll … Read More Fathers and Daughters
Sunday Beyond her window, the world rests Stone still Hushed As snowflakes tumble It’s quiet out there Her eyes look up For a moment Imagines herself a child again Hands raised Twirling, wondering beneath a halo of white While the world stands Stone still Hushed And it is achingly beautiful there.
Kissed by autumn’s softened light I sit at my desk Writing, wondering The moment simple, quiet Surrounded by words and thoughts Tucked away memories A gentle sadness, softened by time Rustles As I cast a spell of silence and peace The wind whispers your name Rock a bye, rock a bye Siren’s sing you home Rock a bye, rock a bye To a … Read More Autumn Light
i want to write beautiful words of moonbeams mingling with starlight inky skies awash in an infinite universe of glistening raindrops slipping a baby’s nuzzle of gentle hugs for fractured hearts only speak beguiling words of enduring promise for a collective world of empathy and oneness sing lilting cradlesongs of an endless lullaby I want to write beautiful words But my heart is … Read More beautiful words
Cygnus Aratus I stepped through the forest and stood at the edge of a pond The surface rippled forth to kiss my feet Unexpected, a flash of red A black swan glided, weightless upon opaque waters Slowly it circled Majestic, proud, head held high Enchanted, I stood. As if illustrated on the pages of a fairy tale.
I remember you. A father and my rock “Let’s go,” you said. Long car rides, the songs we sang off-key. Rebels in the wind I remember. I remember you. Reaching for the dial Slam up the volume Me. Switching the station to Jim Morrison’s lyrics Rebels in the wind I remember. I remember you. The rock candy laughter Saturdays The ocean we … Read More I Remember
You anchor my heart Weigh it down Heavy, thumping, stone still Leaving behind a ruffled mind Sleep eludes me You steal dreams like a thief Your words rustle round Encircling, blowsy, gone Maddening beats, false whispers Left me to evermore wonder Did you care? As you kicked me to the ditch ❤