We worried so much about sticking our head above the parapet,
That we forgot the stagnant water underfoot.
We forgot the stages of stalemate
And the horror of trench foot.

Skip Ploss
Skip Ploss
Aug 22, 2012

The lines are drawn
my side, your side

We walk our lines
back and forth, forth and back

A rut appears, two in fact
one on my side, one on yours

Our lines are marched
my side, your side

We never waver
never look at the other, never step out of our rut

So

Rut becomes trench
knee then thigh, waist then chest deep

We march on
we never waver, never look nor climb out

Fear of what might happen
bars us from communication

Quiet separation is safe
separation from argument is feared

We march on
trench deeper that we are tall

We march on still

Entrenched in its comfort ~ freedom ~security
Lorraine day
Nov 10, 2013      Nov 11, 2013

L ies have no part in this

Openness does

Visible to all

Entrenched in its comfort ~ freedom ~security

a whisper from the fallen nymph | entrenched, her voice like a perfect fifth
Lines from a Scripted Life

within the wordsmith's labyrinth | my eyes like an abyss on absinthe
a whisper from the fallen nymph | entrenched, her voice like a perfect fifth

this morning, entrenched in slumber,
Quinn
Quinn
Aug 19, 2013

this morning, entrenched in slumber,
i dreamt of clammy hands on mics

as spoken word slipped like water
droplets from faucet formed lips.

i woke up,
and finished the poem aloud.

success.

Entrenched in a red lotus, I find
K Balachandran
K Balachandran
Apr 20, 2013      Apr 21, 2013

Entrenched in a red lotus, I find
a blue one, mysterious blooming  in my heart,
a white lotus eternal, rules my skies;
golden lotus dissolves thoughts,
                                 gifts wings to transcend.

Lotus sutra  for love, life and transcedence
Playing field entrenched
Essentian
Essentian
Aug 11

Electronica is limited
Words pouring wine
Disappointed my love
Snarling desire mine

Cut rope in your hand
Blackened sky above
Woman's scorn inspired
Heart beseech your glow

Written words nasty
Playing field entrenched
Woman unstoppable
Lifeline reaching content

You just keep going.
talons entrenched deep within tattered flesh,
Ian C Prescott
Ian C Prescott
Aug 13, 2011

A crimson kiss left stained softly upon her lips,
as her palms cold, clasped tightly around bone.
In dire heat within the moment,
talons entrenched deep within tattered flesh,
belonging to a facade of a man now fodder for the feeding.

A sacrifice necessary to appease,
The period of bloodlust.

*Omophagia, or omophagy (from Greek ωμός "raw") is the eating of raw flesh.
*Bacchanalia were/are wild and mystic festivals of the Greco-Roman god Bacchus (or Dionysus), the wine god.
entrenched in  a small hole in a corner,
K Balachandran
K Balachandran
Apr 9, 2012

Three cats,
                black, white
                  and ginger,
                           at that,
          a formidable
                         combination,
                 that can strike
            with a power
                   combained,
                              are
                    ­          in a conclave
                              in the dining hall floor,


                                entrenched in  a small hole in a corner,
                                              his head just jutting out,
                                      desperately sniffing at the secret pact,
                          is a little  mouse, watching the proceedings terrified.
                                                      ­                 #

Entrenched
Frknmidget
Frknmidget
Jun 22, 2013      Jun 23, 2013

Embedded-
              Inside me..
                                Entrenched
                 ­  Throughout-
   Threaded-  between shadows,
       Hang my gallows of doubt,
             Ensconced, in a part
            Of my soul I still need,
                        Are these
                Masons of misery,
                   Building walls-
                    I can't leave..
                 Silent they steal
        The sound from my voice
       While they choke from me,
                        reason-
                           So,
    I let them stay, I've no choice...

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