Invisible Voices

A whisper sounds and louder grows, In my ear repeating those, Words that set my teeth on edge, Barbed and pointed, make no sense. No logic to the twisted jibes, That crawl out from the hole in which they hide; Until such time my guard is dropped, Let loose their bullets, in torrents non-stop. Breaching … More Invisible Voices

Stumbling Through Fog

Stumbling through fog, steps unsteady, Lacking direction, feet feeling heavy; Tied to a weight that anchors my will, Resists forward motion, implores me to be still. To shrink within the mist that obscures the way, Out of this funk that shrouds my days; Draws blinds across the path that stretches far ahead, Starving hopes to … More Stumbling Through Fog

Gathering Storms

When dark clouds gather and smother you, Overbearing with their gloom; When chills set in, piercing skin, When hope leaks out from you. As a whirling storm gathers, Howling winds and beating rains; Whose violent force set searing course, Pounding, lashing, driving you insane. Nature harsh and heartless, Life’s bitter curse raps at your door; … More Gathering Storms

I See You

I see you I hear what you say I read what you’ve written But I see What you conceal You reveal What you hide I seek; answers Revealed not in words But in the silences I hear And now I see You You were there all along Soundtrack: Can’t Stand Me Now – The Libertines

Terminal Debris

Image: Ivan Aivazovsky Drifting among the wreckage Of terminal debris Bent out of shape, contorted Twisted beneath a sea Of shipwrecks born of violent storms And crashing waves of fury That carry ships against their wish To murky depths of cruelty Where hulls corrode and dark enfolds The promise that launched each voyage Ships of … More Terminal Debris

Empty Page

White empty page, blank but for promise A pen that is poised, summoning words to flow from it Who knows where they’re born, from which well they spring How they bleed from the ink Revealing what’s within Illuminating emotions that are buried inside Thoughts and feelings that otherwise hide Eluding articulation In a confusing swirl … More Empty Page

Lost & Found

Faith and hope carry us along, What is left if they are gone? Fear the worst, expect life to bite, No comfort in happiness, a transitory night. Dare to expect better, good things abound, A flame flickers, briefly, before being snuffed out; Smoke trails fade, memories pass, Hopes for the future consigned to the past. … More Lost & Found

Embracing the Unknown

No man is promised tomorrow, If it comes, it’s without guarantee, That today will be better than yesterday, That you will wake beside me. The sun it always rises, But clouds can obscure its shine, Cold winds cut through its warming glow, With a chill that bites inside. Change is an ever-present constant, What is, … More Embracing the Unknown