The Last of Lines

I stand there by the old man that held my hand as I walked down the coast, The old man that never hesitated to put a grumpy face toward me as I run away in haste. I stand there by the old man that never failed in his sense of hospitality, And here I grew…

Small Gifts

The barometer is dropping, skies filled with scudding clouds Which gather into towers, bottoms dark as funeral shrouds Winds, that once were calm, now cause the flags to stand out straight And whip the water into waves with faces dark as slate. The smell of dampened pavement, on the breeze, precedes the rain Then one…

Withering Red Rose

I was a fine red rose with roots not so deep and thorns not so sharp, built of store-bought seeds and the water that the hose would feed. I was not tendered and I was delicate. When winter would come, I would freeze for all that I lacked, And I would become a withering rose….

The Traveller

All throughout         shrewd sea winds courted us Gangs of raucous avians       swim through the rain Loud aching cries of pain       echo As the luminous sea fog       erodes in skeins With the rising of  watery suns   Bluntly formless stone beasts rise        narrow lights slice   A low sepulchral moan        stains the silence of the…

Holding back

Caught me by my wrist, held it tight, a halt from climbing up those stairs, that felt like eternity. Watched me stand and stare, as everyone walked ahead of me, looking at me pitifully, and then snickering later on. One day, I stood up, fought for myself, and you let go, but it was too…

The Feathered Friend

The tethered broken Winged Hawk Perched in my ashen Soul, Tired of being enslaved In the heart of laden.   When the unicorn sings the tune of peace, the feathered friend pretends To have the wings of falcon’s. Flying high with a loud shriek pursing for the summer clouds.   When the golden orbs With…

Say Her Name Also

Say her name Burned to death for speaking out Placing seeds of doubt Telling it like it is Say her name Burned alive for speaking her mind She lives among you The silenced and ostracised We decry the burning of one The stinking rotting flesh Oh her pain Her dear body oh the pain Sister…

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