Energy

Let it rush over you Joyous energy of life Flooding through you soul Cleansing you from strife Let it nourish you With strength to get by Fill you with power To soar in the sky   Be free of this body This trapped frozen pain Caught deep in your heart A physical bane Let yourselfContinue reading “Energy”

Blood Leaves

Image: Road to Liguria, Italy – Herman Rhoids The dark forest stretched ahead. Trees wrestled with each other in their search for the sun, yearning to be gilded by light. But their growth is warped, bodies twisted, locked together in a vicious embrace. She thrust apart the branches, struggled between sentient trunks. Twigs recoiled, and thornsContinue reading “Blood Leaves”

Confusion

Eyes, darting from left to right Heart, split in two Soul, dwelling half in dark and half in light   Road, forking east and west Mind, grappling Body, yearning for from this search, a rest   Spirit, torn midst night and day Questioning, is it true or false? Unknowing of the answer – is sheContinue reading “Confusion”

Lost

Wanderer, treading gingerly upon this broken path, as dried leaves crunch underfoot, remnants of a glorious summer; a time when the world was brighter, greener, fertile.   Now, petals in decay, rotting fruit forgotten, their beauty lying only in a memory, distant and fading like a parting touch, goodbye kiss; tender, yet bringing the firmContinue reading “Lost”

Rules

Will you dare to break the rules, Defy what’s taught as right? Will you risk what you have won, For this new dream in sight?   Will you overcome convention, And go against the norm? Will you redefine the purpose, For which you came to be born?   Will you run up to the edge,Continue reading “Rules”

Freedom

Captured, by her eyes of steel It would be wrong to call them cold They’re only hardened against a world Which punishes those who feel   Her passion, dark as night Hidden beneath false layers A guarded guise, heart opening Only to those with a certain sight   Ruptured, your soul is caught Splintering beneathContinue reading “Freedom”

Irrationality

One word, one whisper A feeling sparked A burning hiss Bitter anger, breaking fear Harsh intruder takes over   Ripples spread, waves rise Flooding fast As an incoming tide Painful regret, ghostly echo Lonely call of your demise   Heart trapped, foreign angst Gentle but firm As seduction’s trance Uncanny delight, enchanting pain Rational mindContinue reading “Irrationality”

Stranger

Stranger, you taught me That some people care No condition Or strings attached   You gave me hope Newly discovered I could be myself Without fear   Stranger, you showed me Some people do dare To look gently Beneath the mask   You gave me faith Absent awhile That from this facade I could peer  Continue reading “Stranger”

Capturing Perfection, Chapter 3

The third instalment of the short story. * * * I wake up, aching all over. I am naked in bed, the covers pulled up around my thinning body.   I see that he is at the window, and when he realises I am conscious, he strides over and strikes me again on my face.Continue reading “Capturing Perfection, Chapter 3”