Tag: Poetry 101 Rehab

Rubbish – a Sonnet

Rotten thoughts conceived in my heart Have no place in a life reformed, Improved, bettered, and informed. It is but rubbish festering in the dark. What is waste must depart Lest yesterday’s ugliness Spoil today’s happiness And tomorrow’s joy by its hideous mark. Where then to dispose of rancorous sentiment? Is there […]

Dark – A Sonnet

The darkest days ever met Perish in response to kindness shown Even faced with love now flown, And a heart twisted in regret For what was never said, never done; The heat and softness of understanding Make for me the safest landing For a heart bereft of one. […]

Candy

My sweetness remembers the marshmallow moments of girlish childhood, days sprinkled with hundreds and thousands; pink, dreamy food. A tasty treat for life to devour. The bubblegum day passes, a chaotic rustle of candy floss dresses, pink gossamer, and cherry lips whispering the tart promise of future sweetness.  I am saltwater taffy  pulled […]

Our Day

Hear my confession. Let me speak of regret beyond measure. Banish the darkness      and swift, pure agony            of anxieties unspoken. Give me your eyes, Your ears, Your lips. Write my name on your trusting heart,      seven letters scribed in tears. Absolve. […]

No

No is a favourite word To end the endless conversation, To shut the door on the salesman, The panhandler, The boyfriend, The friend. We say no to change, And no to adventure; No to love, To faith, To understanding, Empathy, Frailty. Possibilities end Before ever they begin. No is a […]