every morning like paradise
and heaven doesn't seem so far away with you
euphoria is your tan skin against mine
& there are one million thoughts in my mind
all connecting back to how to hold onto this moment
I know tomorrow we'll be strangers once again
please just hold me for today

And just like that,
so suddenly as lightning strikes the desolate tree
in the darkest, most violent storm,
I was on fire once more-
burning, yearning for the future.

I received an unexpected message from an unexpected person today
Star BG May 4

I have searched for love
in all the wrong places.
Getting the brunt of someone's
dark seeded issues:

Smacks by hand across face.
Judgmental insults to open wounds.
Forced advances of drunk-in body
as one laid motionless.

I have searched for love
in all the wrong places.
Experiencing heart ache every time
I turned around.

Bars that drowned out hearts song.
Drinking too much to hide the loneliness.
A husband who only cared about himself

I have searched for love
in all the wrong places.
Until hopelessness hit a peak and
I was forced to see before it was too late.

I was looking for love
in all the wrong places.
The place was right here all along


The place inside my own heart,
A place I learned to love myself.
The place I’m never alone
so I Now spread my wings
and fly in my own power.
Freedom at last.

Don't know where it came from as I was not in that kind of marriage. Guess it is meant for someone else
Ormond Mar 31

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Morning ears flower
One monarch butterfly breezed
Chiming temple bells

Jim Mar 12

It’s two days into February
and I wake inside a cemetery.
Clouds pass over the sun.

I see the ruins of etched words.

You get used to them you know –
The way you get used to the old man
Who walks along the roadway.

He seems to know the thing you don’t.

I joined the Klan when I was 15 years old.
Yeah,
It's true.
I wasn't doin' so well in School.
I hated all those brainy egghead scholars!
I think most of them were Jews.
Then, the hot chicks didn't like me for some reason.
I just wanted to score with one of them
Just once,
But the bitches didn't even want to TALK to me.
So,
I needed someone to blame,
And the Klan gave me plenty of people to blame.
Blacks, Jews, Foreigners, Muslims, Mexicans, Faggots.
THEY were all to blame
For the Assault upon the Manhood of the White Man.
I stuck with that Ideology for 3 years,
And was appreciated
For my contribution to the Klan.
I dropped out of school,
And even got laid a few times
By chicks loyal to the Klan.
When I turned 18 the Grand Dragon invited me to visit his Place
I was honored!
I figured that he I was finally earning my stripes.
When I visited the Grand Dragon's home,
I saw all these strange Leather Implements and Whips and Paddles,
The Grand Dragon addressed me,
"Okay, Harold."
"It's time for you to be initiated."
"Now pull down your pants so I can make a man out of you, boy."
I had no idea that the Leader of the Klan
Was a Closet Case Gay!
I freaked out!
I didn't want to be raped just to "fit in".
I ran away,  and ran away fast.
The Grand Dragon tried to catch me,
But he lost me when I hopped over a Creek.
I arrived in a Neighboring town,
And used the money in my wallet
To take the Bus to Atlanta.
In Atlanta, I ended up at a Homeless Shelter for Youth.
While there,
I worked hard so I wouldn't have to live on the Streets.
I worked with Blacks.
I worked with Jews.
A Muslim became my best friend!
But,
Ultimately,
I was terrified that the Klan would try to get me,
Because I knew too many of their secrets.
So,
Eventually,
I left the South for Los Angeles,
And that's where I'm living now.

Today I am
The beaming rays of the Sun
And soft glow from Moon

Heat within the hearth fire
Lightning’s very spark
The speed behind the wind
The bottom of the sea

Unyielding as the summit
Earth’s shear strength of will
The spirit inside of courage
And the caress of rolling tears

Today I am
The embodiment of the stars
And tomorrow you will be too

© Ladyofravenhill 2/26/18
Denel Kessler Feb 22

fallow winter does not bring
peace to the restless soul
finger-licked, waiting
on subtle winds shifting
for the tropical taste
of exotic droplets of rain
a salt-stained remembrance
in this time of dreaming

red-light ladies hatch
in raftered minds
a mass awakening
beneath hardened shell
freedom awaits wings
a collective opening
an essential
transformation

Falling... and wondering.

Falling... and pondering.

Falling... and recollecting.

Falling... and memorizing.

Falling... and regretting.

Falling...... and fearing.

Falling..................

And then - awakening.

An excerpt from a story I wrote.

The past just a memory
The future only a fantasy
The now, this very moment
Here in your arms
Our essence becomes one
Without worry or regret
We soar over the void
and commune with the infinite

@LadyofRavenhill 01/24/17
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