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Karen Horsley Jul 2019
searching for the truth
buried inside
buried beneath layers of expectation
apprehension and self-doubt
confidence camouflaged by reality
soul-searching scrutiny
suspicion and speculation
introvert – extrovert
are we who we really are?
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Karen Horsley Jul 2019
butterfly wings flittering
fleeting glimpse
colours flashing
fluttering delicate gauze
lifting drifting
spiralling high
pastel sky embraces
ethereal wings
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Karen Horsley Jun 2019
children’s laughter drifts on winds
blown across land, in from the sea
moats surrounding the castles of their imagination
as water surrounds our island
waves move on sand, over rock
cleansing the coastline
churning sand, shells and shingle
simmering, seething tides
they toss and tumble
depositing debris as it’s washed ashore
this line of litter demarcates high tide
creating a moat around the castle of our imagination
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Karen Horsley Jun 2019
nature's song muted
by the melodic hum of traffic
and voices on cell phones
as a dawn chorus of city workers flock
in mass migration their coffee to go
shoes shine and shaven faces
monochromatic suited uniform
with neck tie hued individuality
solemn expressions and unseeing eyes
march as one, this army of office soldiers
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Karen Horsley Jun 2019
Time is constant
Moves so slow
Passes so fast
Not enough – Too much
Where does it go?

Time — stands — still

Day becomes night
Sun into moonlight
Time moves on

Tic­k Tock

Humanity moves forward
Time flows into polluted rivers of progress

Time to wake up

Take responsibility
Time moves on
As we stand still
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Karen Horsley Jun 2019
when all the world's in darkness
its colours under blackness
and rustling leaves on branches
the only sounds around us

the warmth of day has faded
as sun for moon is traded
and fragrant blooms are scented
when gentle breeze ascendent

with heartbeats loudly pounding
our breathing synchronizing
your flesh on mine arousing
unite underneath the stars
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Karen Horsley Jun 2019
dull blanket of grey
disgorge waterfall of tears
mourning summer's warmth
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