Aug 1st

Artinfact

By Arik Fletcher

A picture speaks a thousand words and words can paint a scene,
Alas when put together they are often stuck between,
For beauty in a work of art need never be defined,
Nor should the deepest words be shaped or in a frame confined.

This is but my opinion though it has been shared by some,
That words alone should be enough for poets yet to come,
For images can set a tone not found within the verse,
As words in turn change context and more often for the worse.

It is a modern folly to combine these works of art,
As in so doing meanings change and truth will fade in part,
For each must take its audience into a private dream,
Where they can seek what meaning their own heart and soul can gleam.

So heed my call dear poets and refrain from present form,
Allow your work to find a voice within the growing storm,
Your ink can tell a story without need for sketch or picture,
And you in turn will better write without this ill thought mixture.

Jul 27th

SUSPENDED IN DUSK

By Dori Wheeler

SUSPENDED IN DUSK
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She wasn't dealt a royal flush
Drugs and alcohol stole her blush
Haunted by life, praying to die
They misconstrued the reasons why
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Death was her friend, her lover too
Suspending in dusk, there to woo
Taunting desires, endless needs
Captivating and sowing seeds
~
Dance in seclusion, shades of night
Clandestine meetings, far from light
Anticipation, what will be?
Wicked enchanter, sets her free
~
She slipped away holding his hand
The pain now over, life's demand
Suspended in dusk, through the veil
With sheer delight, final exhale
~
No worries of those left behind
Eyes wide open, yet they were blind
Keep your flowers, it's way too late
No mournful tears can compensate
~
Where were you in her solitude?
Claiming it was but attitude
Haunted now by September sun
It's too late, what's done is done....
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jul 20th

No Repeat

By Arik Fletcher

Real music is emotion,

Raw feelings from within,

A glimpse into a dark soul,

Exposed with every spin.

 

Each song is a reflection,

Of secret thoughts and dreams,

A story with true meaning,

Between the words and screams.

 

Deep lyrics are addictive,

A drug we must consume,

They cling to every dark note,

That calls us to our doom.

 

Each melody is sacred,

Despite what chart it tops,

And we will sing the chorus,

Until the music stops.

Jul 20th

WILD IN THE WIND

By Dori Wheeler

WILD IN THE WIND
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Waning moon submits to twilight
There is no primal fight or flight
This is when magic transpires
My body aches, it requires...
~
I scream aloud without a sound
Unrighteous tease, for I am bound
Quivers from your salacious touch
You shall never be way too much...
~
Innuendo with just a glance
Wild in the wind, take that chance
Sweet surrender in Venus dew
Incantation, a bit taboo...
~
Bodies entwined ignite the skies
Illuminate like fireflies
Impotent thoughts of turning back
Clenching my nails, under attack...
~
Wild in the wind, let it be
As dawn arises, you shall see
You and I can be nevermore
It's late my love, I've had the tour...

DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jul 13th

THE DEVIL'S DUE

By Dori Wheeler

THE DEVIL'S DUE

Without fail, she adorns her mask
It truly is a daunting task
Fearing people will see within
As if conducing mortal sin
~
Unable to see her appeal
Carnal passion she yearns to feel
No Prince Charming to the rescue
Fairy tales are the Devil's due
~
A citadel surrounds her heart
Affected from the very start
Bohemian with wander lust
She leaves her suitors in the dust
~
Raven locks and emerald eyes
Captivating to her demise
So agonizing in her skin
Wonders if she'll ever win
~
Reflective night scenes, all alone
Time to uproot her comfort zone
She's resourceful, plenty of tricks
May be time to tear down bricks
~
Bid farewell to the saline streams
Time to embrace some gypsy dreams
No longer in need of disguise
Bewitching woman, oh so wise...

DORINDA WHEELER, 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jun 23rd

UNBRIDLED FOAL

By Dori Wheeler

 

Unbridled Foal

UNBRIDLED FOAL
~
Isolated, divergent, alone
Growing up without a common zone
A sapling withering in the sun
Her roots thirsty, wanting to become
~
Bohemian heart and gypsy soul
Tenacious like an unbridled foal
A ship with no anchor tossed at sea
She needed a beacon just to be
~
Can she be tamed? Only time will tell
Trusting Creator was tough to sell
Skepticism, her mortal design
Perseverance would transform her mind
~
Warrior woman on a mission
Great Spirit brought her to fruition
She broke bondage of ancient time
Radiant, she now feels the sunshine
~
Within her realm, she's the sublime queen
Inner demons conquered, quite a scene
Soaring like Eagle, she sees it all
Motivated by love, she can not fall....
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Jun 22nd

Fakebook

By Arik Fletcher

Don’t swear at that reflection of the clouds upon your screen,

That burst of light from high above obscuring what has been,

You do not need to know what everyone has done or seen,

Nor do you need to follow where the crowd might go or lean.

 

Don’t dwell on flawless selfies or the posts of yesteryear,

The past can be forgotten without cause for doubt or fear,

You are more than the sum of every shared smile or tear,

More than the likes and comments of those strangers you hold dear.

 

Don’t live within the memory of a plastic-coated dream,

That manufactured happiness worth less than it may seem,

You have a brighter purpose than your state of mind might gleam,

A chance to change your future if you let the light redeem.

 

Don’t spend another minute on a pixelated lie,

The truth is just above you in the azure coated sky,

You only have this moment to live before you die,

So step away from all that’s fake and give real life a try.

Jun 17th

SHINING STAR

By Dori Wheeler

SHINING STAR

I pen these lines for Father's Day
Many miles, so far away
In my heart you're near and dear
With admiration, I shed a tear
~
Your babes are blessed to call you, "Dad"
All the adventures that you've had
You're their champion, their shining star
Never forget just who you are
~
Be the example that they need
You're the apple, they're the seed
Look upon them with loving eyes
Do your best, don't compromise
~
I respect you friend, love you too
Wish there was more I could say or do
Know we gaze at the same moon
Not sure when, but I'll see you soon...
~
DORINDA WHEELER 2017
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

May 14th

TWELVE HOURS PRIOR

By Dori Wheeler

TWELVE HOURS PRIOR...


Twenty-five years gone, down the drain
After one, I couldn't refrain
I never heard the Siren sing
Twelve hours prior, same old thing...


I was powerless, after all
No hope for me, it came to call
Isolated, drinking alone
Never occurred, to use the phone...


2 am, I ran out of booze
Put it on pause and tried to snooze
8 am, I went on a run
Trying to beat the heat of the sun...


Minor accident, leaving the scene
Time had come, for me to get clean
Divine intervention, very true
God did for me, what I couldn't do...


Mortified, a complete disgrace
Abstinence, I must embrace
Never again is way too soon
A lesson learned, I'm back in tune...


Shouldn't have been behind the wheel
Costly mistake, it's a big deal
Ninety meetings in ninety days
Yes, indeed, sobriety pays...


DORINDA WHEELER '16
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

May 14th

DERAILED

By Dori Wheeler

DERAILED
Insidious, it bides the time
Vigilant, to achieve its crime
Malevolence invades their brain
Eventually, a derailed train..

Subtle decline of prayer and thought
Serenity can not be bought
Acceptance is forever key
Obtain it with an honest plea...

They're plagued with this mortal disease
Rid compulsion, they beg Him please
Feeding upon the life they led
It wants their soul, it wants them dead...

In seclusion, they are no longer
Fellowship helps make them stronger
This is life or death, it's no game
Be responsible, own the blame...

Delivered from the gates of Hell
Nothing more than a broken shell
Surrendering to a brand new way
There is no graduation day...

Debauchery; it's in the past
Time to live in this world so vast
Climbing steps, promises ring true
Without elixir, they made it through...

Dorinda Wheeler '16
All Rights Reserved

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