The Fallen

I died for you today. My body torn and brutalized in the name of someone’s God. The agony of my death etched into the lifeless skin of my face. Crimson life pooled beneath the folds of my uniform. I died for you today. I was your brother, father, mother, son, sister friend and lover. My […]

Strength of Life

What heart does not hurt that has not lost What day is not long that has no sun Searching, ever searching My soul the intrepid explorer The adventure of life Chances not taken regrettable but past Why do we not sleep the endless quest for self Why alone is not a part of our making […]

Nobody There

Tears stream down an empty cheek No hand to raise and wipe away the pain The sounds of sadness fall upon no ear Reassured embrace a distant memory The still of the sheets cold and empty surround Light casts dark shadows in the mid of day A heart beats its solemn song The lone soul […]

Song Bird

What far wind doth blow upon gentle cheek Soft fingers caress rays of golden light Amber tendrils silken morning dew Mists rise sleepily over quiet restful fields Nights brave travelers retire to your place Peering tentative steps break cold shadows High upon your nest breaks on rays of newborn sun Turning fortunes daily gamble Step […]

…and everything is not as it seems

Prelude: The lights seem to flicker in hazes of distant memory A smile transfixed upon faces of the dying Kind words breaking the shy silenced comfort … Run with me in these solum covered hills Where grass grows unchallenged in the light Rain calls to the moments of continued growth Nature’s healing brush upon the […]

A Moment

For a moment… The armor turned to veils of translucent, vulnerable, welcoming… The walls turned to dust in hands of warming comfort… The thoughts of healed simple pleasures rang true… The fear that chased away open-hearted song subsided… The haunted memories of stricken night turned to sunlight… The comforting embraces lasted a lifetime… The wishes […]

My Enemy

I’ve seen my enemy Perched a thousand strong in shadows surround One thousand million shells hurled From cannons self inflicted Running furious a pace of futile design All defeated in fields of tortured beauty Lasting holdouts Breaking walls of stone and flesh Hunted down in merciless attack One by one all traces erased from fertile […]


Contributed by guest author: Amber Love bursts forth from your heart: A dam break, overflowing, overwhelming, Quenching the thirst of parched hearts. And yet here I stand, Alone and silent In the desert three thousand miles away, Surrounded by cracked rock and dust, Withering away. Merrily you go about your life Oblivious to pain, Turning […]