#21- An Ode on Reading

Taking me to different universes My own personal medium of transport Books whisk me a way leaving nothing behind Heart of mine racing   I love them so with all of my heart and soul Reading always makes me feel like I am home Affiliated…

Puds

I can’t imagine a life Without his smile That bright beam that lights My way through The worst days Shining brighter My best… He’s a silly tease with Innocence abounding Simple toilet humor And a penchant for Causing my senses to revolt. He’s mama’s boy…

Meeting places #thepoetrymarathon #prompthourtwenty

That thin line between the full moon and insanity… That ribbed edge of the flower bed where only weeds grow… That gold brocade of the wedding saree I never wore again… That flicker of light caught in a raindrop poised to fall… That quiet chirp…

Self-portrait #thepoetrymarathon #prompthournineteen

To write a self portrait I have to step back And take a long good look at myself. I turn to the mirror, eyes, ears, nose, check. Two hands, two legs, a torso, quite a normal (albeit short) human specimen. Unruly hair, Glasses that balance…

The Witching Hour

There’s a solemn hymn that’s heard Amongst spirits and demons that hear The word and chants ciphered In the hours that they revere   The Witching Hour An active time that’s said to be: A time when spirits are found to scour And demons play…

These Arcane Rhymes

For when two become one Combined by the same It shall then—be done That—which you proclaim   For two shall become one And when two are then said to agree Your wishes will not remain barren Thanks to this—prophesy   With praise we may then…

Boastful Wisdom

Leviathan— scales of pride A Serpent of Wisdom That one can bind While loosening his freedom   Tugging a sea serpent along Boastful wisdom he reveals Sometimes in a small song Showing exactly just what he conceals      

The Traitor and the Spy

A life that’s found in a world that exists Full of people betrayed—- One—found is a traitor that resists The devotion that he’d trade—   The traitor says— I’ve now betrayed The country that has turned on me The Spy differs as his position he’d…