I can’t handle This rejection The dejection I feel Abandoned By the voices In my time Of greatest need Come back to me My children I need to hear You speak Otherwise I cannot write   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: rejection

How many times Must I write Your name And throw it On the fire Watch it turn To ash And float away On the breeze Until You stay gone How many times Until I finally forget   How many times more?   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: unrequited

Does it not sting? Your bladed tongue Flicking back and forth Between your lips Clicking and clacking As you spit bile In place of words   One day We can hope You will swallow your tongue And choke On the poisoned barbs With which you weave Such hate   Response to the Word of the […]

Remember That whichever way you turn There is always an entire world ahead of you Unless you’re looking up In which case A whole universe awaits   From my poetry collection, Day by Day Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: universe

Your heart sings along To songs it’s never heard before Words it doesn’t even know And barely understands No clue as to the meaning No idea of the melody Regurgitating someone else’s lines Like the world’s worst karaoke   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: karaoke

I listen out For the words In the hope That my muses Have something to say But I can’t Hear them Over the silence That rings In my ears   In response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: quiet

They call us rowdy Say we’re out of control Roughneck hooligans ‘Cause we’re raucous and wild But they can’t see Past society’s rules That we’re living free While they’re all under control   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: rowdy

Again I catch you glancing in my direction, Your hair falling across your face once more. You brush it aside, a shy smile on lips; A smile for me, each time a reaction. It may only be fleeting, But it sets my heart beating… Harder, faster, blood pumping in my veins… And then you look […]

I don’t sleep Instead I take a nightly pilgrimage Outside the walls Of my conscious mind And explore The plains of madness Beyond   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: nightly

How lonely it must be Being a dragon   I could never grow old Hoarding my gold Sacrificing Family and friends For a wealth No man could ever spend   What good is there In that? To have so much That you want for nothing? But it seems the more you have The more you […]