Viral Madness

Children moanreflect the day’s gloom We are virus-cautiousconfined indoors While ‘I-wannas’buzz at windowpanes and news feeds mountthe terror – I scream silently, pray foruncommon patience Pause as eagle,soaring overhead tips a wing my waybids me a good day. (Eugi’s Weekly Prompt is soaring. Image my own)

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Tired of Same Old Endings

Tired of same old endingsin which hopes are slaughteredand tragedy and insanity win. Raised by the bottle, learnedto set standards low –still afraid of heights –have fallen as the groundbeneath my aspirations crumbled –a certainly under alcohol’s rule. Tired of same old endingsin which self is battered by indifferenceand ego loses the battle for control. […]

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Devilish This Fear

Devil borrowsTwilight’s voicetortures sensibility Tangled bedclothesgrumble, inflexiblebedmates – unsupportive Where is reason?my mind wailsheart drumming discord I access light, perch on edge of bedwill myself to breathe (My dear husband is in hospital again, his fifth surgery to reconstruct his knee. It’s been a long ordeal and my heart bleeds for him. Fear is an […]

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Orchestrating Happiness

Have arranged a musical ensembleto perform for their entertainmentand one guest has already engaged Now to entertain the childrenwho bored with the setting uphave gathered to create havoc Not to mention the cats,whose presence, unexpectedis threatening my equilibrium I’m pulling out all the stops herehappiness my number one intentbut the winds have picked up, rain […]

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Celebration

Carnations lingerprolong the celebration –flowers gifting joy. (For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: celebration.Image my own.)

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On Nature

How is that a tree can stir my soul, so?Yet, set amongst the Douglas firs –an orchestra of giants, the reassuranceof green towering and proud – the musicof my soul is nothing less than symphonic. How is that the sky can speak to me?No words to convey its vastness, yetit breathes new life into empty […]

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Meadow Haiku

Golden glow transformsgrassy meadow – Earth giggleswith fantastical delight. (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt: meadows. Photo my own.)

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Deceit

“I’d like to get you know more,”he said, pulling up a chairmet with stunned silence “Truly,” he prodded, “I feelas if we’ve drifted apart,and I’ve ignored us.” I might have said “No kidding”but hope swelled with his wordsand I blurted: “Ask away.” So he listened,as he had that first nightwhen tipsy and enamoured We’d stumbled […]

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Magical Portal

Alternate realitiesparallell linear mindset Ego-less forays intomagical mysteries –answers secondary Float in ecstaticethereal landscapeskaleidoscopic hues Behold irrationalitya mad whirlwind of onenessconvening in momentary flash The portal’s openstep aboard –ensure your ticketis round trip. (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt: magic.This is a rewrite of a poem formerly titled: Meet You At The Station.Art my own.)

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Upside Down

Upside downchanges the focus Grim becomes joyfulSerious silly Upside downshe owns the world No more lava floorsor tedious chores She is liberateda conquerer Upside downa sensitive child learns Is at certain timesa preferable viewpoint. (For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: viewpoint. Image borrowed from my daughter’s collection.)

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