The Recluse

From the outside looking in, it is very difficult to understand why this woman who appears to be healthy and normal would choose to live in isolation. It doesn’t however, keep people in the neighborhood from trying to peek and ascertain why their neighbor is so strange. In fact she is the subject of not … More The Recluse

Undistorted Joy

Words that pour from a fractured, patched together heart, Sometimes, fly in a hailing storm of bullets! Fired randomly in fear! When a threat today echoes in the echoes of the traumas of the past; Triggering an emotional storm; driving the broken one to posture in self-defense; Paranoid and in confusion, vainly trying to prevent yesterday’s … More Undistorted Joy

Indigo Holiday

I am blue; thoughts downward swirl; deep purple; The rainbows I like to spin now fade, growing dim; Joy, only a yellow glow in sad mood’s onyx night; Glimmering that haunts; by fault revealing scruple, Things I don’t want to see, as I avoid a reality grim; Gritty-brown, naked, splattered! Red just for spite! Taste … More Indigo Holiday

Joy for the Broken!

Sharpened shards of shattered thought do haunt; Twisting perception, by imagination into madness; Deflecting sanity and chanting the same old taunt; Removing all superfluous hope and joy in gladness! Don’t peer long into the darkness; evil’s eyes gaunt! Disease does spread! Infecting hearts with sadness; Manufactured misery; malignancy; it produces want; Woe to the child … More Joy for the Broken!

The Joy in Forgiveness

Time wears away at the facts within a memory; But time, can’t prevent the wound from scaring; Or prevent mindless hand from caressing reverie, The cold, rough lump, which stiffens love’s caring; A madness of sorts; this living in the past’s territory! Lost in yesterday; and past hurts in present bearing; Brokenness unburied, lye outside … More The Joy in Forgiveness