Haiku – Vast & Clear

I thought I’d start the New Year with some positive thoughts 🙂

Life’s ocean is vast.
The way forward is clear:
Just keep paddling.



Written for https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-78-vastclear/


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The Candle

I cup the candle in my palm
And feel its warming glow.
Although its flame is flickering
It lights my way to go.

The world is darkness all around:
Brother turned on brother.
My candle keeps the hope alive:
I will ask no other.



OctPoWriMo #16 – Paradelle

Lying here to rest
Lying here to rest
Comfortably numb
Comfortably numb
Comfortably lying
To rest here, numb

Hoping forever
Hoping forever
Love will never end
Love will never end
Never, forever
Hoping love will end

Apathy in boredom, cycles
Apathy in boredom, cycles
Black holes of hope
Black holes of hope
Apathy in hope
Black holes; cycles of boredom

Black holes of love
Lying here and hoping
Forever numb
To never rest comfortably
Boredom cycles
Hope will end apathy



A very complicated challenge today… not sure about this at all!

OctPoWriMo #14: Edge of Tomorrow

Standing on the edge of tomorrow,
The future not yet set.
Closing my eyes and edging forward,
The best it’s gonna get

The whole world’s just a change away
From being something else
You’ve gotta let go of everything
But hang on to yourself



This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s prompt was a bridge between today and tomorrow. I have to admit – these are more lyrics than a poem, in my head.

You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/


Image by Morgan Dragonwillow

Haiku Challenge – Tears & Wine

This is my contribution for Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge – check it out here https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-61-tears-wine/ . The prompt words really spoke to me – I have constructed a whole narrative haiku poem around them. You may relate… I hope that you enjoy.

Cocktails at the bar.
Easy silence; lustful looks.
Tearing off of clothes.

The smell of your nape,
Your strawberry wine kisses
Take me to that place.

A brutal goodbye
(Is there any other sort?)
That night in the bar.
You left me a broken man,
Sobbing, shoeless, in the street.

Words tore through my heart
With the butcher’s finesse.
Vino veritas

Tears soak my pillow
Seeking the bottle’s comfort
No salvation there

Set aside the drink,
Believe in yourself again.
No more tears for her

Summer breeze carries
A scent of strawberry wine
Bringing fresh promise


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