The Fool

  A message sent "Block it," says the mind "But 'what if'" says the heart Heart leads the mind; the games begin "Manipulation," says the mind The heart agrees...but melts under pressure Promises made; the photos tell all - Lies Mine the heart stays The mind slowly sinks away The heart takes over; the drama… Continue reading The Fool

Lost Between the Moon and Hell

"To the Moon and Back" the lovers would say Then, they'd part; he goes into the shadows She?  Back into the truth of her day Reality. What is truth? She gains electronic prose She goes through her day, he through his We think; illusions all over Hours apart distances separate - or so he says Electronic words appear;… Continue reading Lost Between the Moon and Hell

Plight of the Damned

A worried mother, a devoted lover of another One is in battle; two are set to join the third The two set to join in:  brothers But old history makes the lines blurred; facts obscured The lovers wish to unite in marriage; the soldier knows of the rift All he can do is watch from… Continue reading Plight of the Damned

Under Construction Part II – Recreate

Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash In part I of this saga, I decided that as I am very serious about my writing, I thought I'd reward my efforts and expends some funds to invest in this endeavor, my passion.  I knew it wouldn't be an easy task. CSS?  Excuse me?  HTML?  Is my head spinning!  It's bad… Continue reading Under Construction Part II – Recreate

And Then…She Jumped

A nightmare had long begun; the mind was being stretched and twisted One year?  Three?  Ten?  God only knows how long she had been holding on Holding onto what?  Faith?  Inner strength?  Determination?  Or was she already afflicted? Not knowing.  Not understanding.  Not seeing the signs.  Reality has gone Culminating in an altered state so… Continue reading And Then…She Jumped

Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to… Continue reading Hearing Echoes

What’s In a Name?

via Daily Prompt: Priceless This is one time I'm going to "self-disclose" a bit. I've written about this relationship of late, in The Secret Crush, among others.  Now, the prompt strikes a powerful nerve. My nickname. A boy and a girl, both in elementary school, are playmates.  The boy teases the girl - me -… Continue reading What’s In a Name?

Him

Long ago she thought he was her prince Tall, ingenious, handsome, romantic Adored her to the moon and back Swept her off of her feet; it was love at first sight Friends thought he was "a great guy"; exceptionally polite He made promises galore; he'd always take care of her She'd never want for anything;… Continue reading Him

The Secret Crush

via Daily Prompt: Enamored It all began when they were children A boy, a girl; two kids who loved to hit a ball against a wall The boy would tease the girl; she would think him a villain Name-calling, teasing yet, they kept hitting that ball against a wall   One day, in a random… Continue reading The Secret Crush

The Magnetic Bond

They were only to meet a one-time rendezvous; this man and woman The man, miserable in his marriage but refused to leave The woman, miserable in hers but had long ago decided to leave  Upon first sight, it became clear to both that their attraction was magnetic   One was the positive charge, the other was the negative… Continue reading The Magnetic Bond