Dec 11th

Pół życia

By Arik Fletcher

There's a gap in my thoughts,
A piece I can't find,
A loneliness eating away at my mind.

There's a void in my arms,
A space I can't fill,
An empty embrace that's making me ill.

There's a hole in my heart,
An ache that won't heal,
A sorrow inside that I can't help but feel.

There's a scar in my soul,
A cut far too deep,
This nightmare too real to be kept to my sleep.

Nov 12th

On This Day

By Tarringo Basile-Vaughan

On This Day

 

Image result for same-sex marriage photography 

On this day,

            Share with us the celebration

            of love’s eternal journey

            as two souls join hand to hand

as a destination of one.

 

On this day,

            Sing with us the song

            of joy and the freedom

            of commitment as the smile of our tears

collaborate as one.

 

On this day,

            Stand with us as one family

            united in the victory

            of togetherness as two lives

bond into the marriage of one.

 

 

                        On this day,

Celebrate with us as a witness

            to the matrimony

 

of ever-lasting happiness

            as the destiny of two hearts

                                    say ‘I do’

 

(c) 2013

Tarringo T. Basile-Vaughan

 

Nov 12th

A Letter to Love

By Tarringo Basile-Vaughan

Image result for Love Letter art

A Letter To Love

            written as I think of you

                        (for Dominic Basile-Vaughan) 

Dear Love,

           

            You were delivered to me through the gentleness

of his eyes.  You were the warm tenderness – the healing

            I needed four years ago as my tears flowed

            silently on the heels of a sudden lost.

 

You came to me through the beauty of his heart

            on a night my mind tried with all its might

to shut out the pain I was feeling, a night in which I tried

so hard to fight the loneliness

            that for so many years was never before

so revealing.  As I look back, it was the moment of that night

that showed me a new existence,

 

            within him, through you, I felt myself matter

as our connection shared a new conversation both in words

and through our physical energy.  We have come together

as an unbreakable form of you, the bond created

 

during a time neither one of us expected

            but a time that changed our lives.  Now every time I look

into his eyes,

 

            I am reminded of the passion I have found

within that was always there waiting for just the right person

            to share it with.  I am reminded of the thoughtfulness

 

and the togetherness I’ve found; the emotional foundation

and support I have gained from every touch of his embrace –

 

            as he has given you a face, a body, a soul

that has become my partner for life. 

 

Sincerely,

 

            a man in love.

 

(c) 2013

Tarringo T. Vaughan

Nov 6th

Son of the Dragon

By Arik Fletcher

A slave I was, but noble born,

A prince to be, they said in scorn,

A soldier bred, in pain and blood,

A single wave within the flood.

 

A war I fought, each battle won,

A thousand dead, I spared no one,

A field of spikes, my calling card,

A broken mass all burned and scarred.

 

A journey home, a prince at last,

A world away, that war-torn past,

A wife and son, a peace long sought,

A haven from all those I fought.

 

A tribute due, a price too high,

A choice to make, to fight or die,

A road to ride, a deal to make,

A slender chance I have to take.

 

A brother once, my noble kin,

A traitor now, not worth his skin,

A promise made, an oath he broke,

A final straw, no time to choke.

 

A war begun, a siege to come,

A day to plan, before the scrum,

A saviour found, a dream to dare,

A hellish choice, this curse to bear.

Nov 6th

Coda

By Arik Fletcher

Staring at this blank page,
Such a contrast to my mind,
The emptiness of one all that the other wants to find.

Putting pen to paper,
Once brought a pure release,
What freedom it still offered though at some point had to cease.

Ink was my catharsis,
My therapy for life,
This escape in each line now just another bitter strife.

Could there be another,
Some new way to relieve,
I cannot bring my heart to hope or soul to dare believe.

Darkness is yet growing,
No will to keep the fight,
My time is fast approaching to give in and face the night.

Peace was not my calling,
The page not meant to turn,
And so this chapter closes with no hope of return.

Nov 5th

HEART STRINGS

By Dori Wheeler

HEART STRINGS

~
Wrapped in your arms, I unwind
Within my eyes, you shall find
Emerald dreams, life defined
~
From loving touch, you astound
Harmony, your song profound
~
Gently, hanging in the air
It's the "L" word, do I dare?
Indulge my fate? Heart strings tear
~
From loving touch, you astound
Harmony, your song profound
~
Our bodies blend into one
Crashing waves meet torrid sun
Stars whisper, "What's done is done"...

DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Nov 5th

HEART STRINGS

By Dori Wheeler

HEART STRINGS

~
Wrapped in your arms, I unwind
Within my eyes, you shall find
Emerald dreams, life defined
~
From loving touch, you astound
Harmony, your song profound
~
Gently, hanging in the air
It's the "L" word, do I dare?
Indulge my fate? Heart strings tear
~
From loving touch, you astound
Harmony, your song profound
~
Our bodies blend into one
Crashing waves meet torrid sun
Stars whisper, "What's done is done"...

DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Oct 23rd

LACED WITH FEAR

By Dori Wheeler

LACED WITH FEAR

 

One hundred fifty years have passed

The grisly murder, life aghast

Only eighteen years old that lonesome night

Death kissed her lips, a fateful plight

~

Rumor has it, she can be seen

When the veil thins on Halloween

She's a temptress with raven hair

Possess your soul without a care

~

A bad omen, the Banshee screams

This succubus invades your dreams

Dark beauty who met her demise

Becomes a hag before your eyes

~

Ominous seduction, laced with fear

Her intentions are ever clear

Pray you wake before dawn of day

'Cause she'll take you where demons play!

 

DORINDA WHEELER 2017

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Oct 23rd

OBSCURED

By Dori Wheeler

 

The Empath, emotionally cursed
Ebbing, waning, totally immersed
Lack of balance, careen the scale
Stay afloat without epic fail
~
Precarious, the fortress wall
Is there shelter from the Siren's call?
Trying to swim in turbulent sea
Change is constant, whatever will be
~
Navigating a sensitive heart
Care too much, risk falling apart
The world becomes a difficult place
Boundaries blurred in time and space
~
Vulnerable, confusion high
Obscured as a tempestuous sky
Clarity, an unlikely host
Indulging life to merely coast....
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Sep 27th

Never Say Never

By Arik Fletcher

Never be me,
No- cannot be true,
I’d always persisted in making it through.

Never be me,
No- nothing like this,
I’d always assumed it would be a near miss.

Never be me,
No- something is wrong,
I’d always insisted that I was more strong.

Never be me,
No- just a mistake,
I’d always had faith that my will would not break.

Never be me,
No- beyond belief,
I’d always resisted the fear and the grief.

Never be me,
No- let me rewind,
I’d always imagined I’d be left behind.

Subscribe

Top Authors