Rural Roots

Plant me in the countryunder city lights I meltI need open skieswhere nature thrivesI am tourmalineun-minedurban blightdanger beyond repairplant me in the countrymy soul is buried there. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own)

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Not So Green

Corporations claim to be greenbent as they are on profitability Contrived, the marketing schemescolour added to mask the perils No amount of dye can alterthe truth for our world faces the midnight hour, timefor preservation waning. (For Reena’s Xploration Challenge: featured image. Also for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: midnight.)

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On Moving Forward

Curious by natureand driven by hopewe push forward Spring ourselvesfrom mud-mired trapsof psychological undoings Focus on a horizonwhere sunrisesand sunsetsoffer glimpses of glory Optimist and pessimistalike, daring to believethat the beckoning futurebears equal promise. (Image my own)

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Yet, I Plod On

Tectonic, the forcerequired to movethis wall of shame Erasable, the missivesI write to defend my worth –pencil strokes that only mock Unsustainable, the hopethat life should ever receivemy efforts as more than folly. (Art my own)

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Roses For Souls

How long the soilhoused tiny souls, pleas ignored –crimes leave footprintsPlant a rose for each childblood red to mark evil’s path. (Image my own. Poem borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson)

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The Moment is Now

Whoa now!Don’t settle too quicklyOpportunity is about to knock What’s that you say?You’re not ready.All this work you’ve been doingall these seeds you’ve been plantingReally? You’re not ready. Too latethe door is openand you will have to contendwith possibility, and I warn you,it will not arrive alone For success is certainto stir adolescent reaction –inappropriate […]

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Platitudes

New perspective sorely neededcurrent one rubbing raw How can I cope with changewhen life fields me no support? The Hangman leershis upside-down frownmocking self- pity I sense a barrage of platitudesheaded my way. (Image my own)

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Things That Confine Me

Islands define us –attempts to stave offa ruthless invader Heritage dictatesreclusive behaviourshame driving pain Finding comfortin solitude, uncertainif I’ll ever vacate again. (Tuesday I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own)

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Open To Healing

Open to healing –create a space for inspirationdelve into the subconscious Enter with pure intentionsignore limited capabilities –no offerings are meager – Embrace new startswith faith in ability –be spurred into action Self holds the answerscreative expression is key –no expertise required. (Open to Healing first appeared here in August, 2015. Edited for this post. […]

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Purging Betrayal

Burn the love letterswatch as each quaint lie curlssham interrupted –betrayal’s intricacyscatters amongst the embers. (Image my own)

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