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21st Century …

I read words which dripped blood from the abattoirs of history; torture, the applied psychology of fear; a contemporary rendition. I sensed the merciless power of power: perdition – Inchoate thoughts shamble and lurch haphazardly – I understood the sophistry … Continue reading

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On parental warfare …

Words of one syllable shot from their tongues in sharp bursts .. like gunfire; wounding the non-combatant too close to the trajectory caught in the cross-hairs of a marital war … ritual speeches spat ammunition; spent cases of love littered … Continue reading

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On life and love … I guard my heart

I guard my heart within a moat of fears where silent swans sail on my tears. In that bleak castle of my mind they my coward counsel keep, for loving love and humankind has opened sunless dungeons deep. Immured in … Continue reading

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On being a widow …

Less than half of myself now; struggling to discover me. Grappling with the world outside the sheltered heart of ‘we’ – I have learned that walking in the dark is possible to do; and how each pain-filled journey that I … Continue reading

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On love and loss …

I felt the world revolve when I was with you; silver stars and silver moon hurtling by, turning in the slipstream of a comet’s trail streaming through a velvet sky; until the dawning of a day-break pale found me yearning … Continue reading

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Too late …

Too late; blood-bespattered, rejected, battered: hope seeks refuge in compassion; for a broken child lies dead in the playing field of hate amid the dirt and mud where the bitter herbs of war flourish and retaliate – woven into a … Continue reading

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Who hears ?

Who hears the shattering of breaking hearts in the cacophony of war? Only the cohorts of the dead in faceless phalanx, bearing aloft the pennants of their pain, in silent ranks. Who will restore the pinioned dove of peace to … Continue reading

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A pearl …

Tell me, O Oyster, Philosopher of the sea, becalmed beneath the ocean’s swell, with what patient alchemy within your ridged and roughened shell, you formed a lustrous pearl from a chafing piece of grit; an irritation in the rainbowed chamber … Continue reading

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Nights of the No-Moon ..

No-moon nights … Tinder sparks of light; sharp stars in the perfumed night .. Arc of the cosmos; bruised blue by the lunar loss .. moonless with fears ; no silent rain ; only held-back tears.. Heaven’s hand-mirror averts her … Continue reading

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