Pauper Souled

Pauper poor
born to a family preachers
never had enough
envy
a sin that could not be excised.
Eloquent voice
roaring from the pulpit
extorting
bullying
stealing
building a kingdom upon the backs of the broken.
Slowly
shadows encroaching
falling to the wayside.
Forgotten:
tenets of love
peace
helping others.
Learned:
tenets of hatred
war
forsaking all.
Money clenched tight
two fists
never letting go.
Why use it as it should be?
To feed the poor.
To help communities.
Reach out to the forgotten
the addicts
the soulless.
Instead used thus…..
Home built upon a hill
glass and gold agleam
cherubs guard the gates
stained black
gorging on sin.
Cling to the fantasy
celebrate worth
celebrate love
while in the corner……
the Devil does sit.
Hellions
imps
demons
slathering
hidden by the shadows
waiting
lusting for the bloated soul
the vile poison oozing from pores.
Patience
while called a virtue
is something the denizens of Hell
are familiar with
as they wait
watching
waiting
for one to trip.
They descend
wrapping
in wicked embrace
ignoring the screams
down they go.
Oh poor baby
really thought all would be forgotten
forgiven
absolved at the pearly gates
failing to remember 
the deal made.
©April 30/19
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Mistaken

Privilege
unearned
layer upon layer of deceit
no one knows
no one can know
our freedoms
our trust
merely a mirage.
We thought
(clearly mistaken)
that we could decide
choose
live life for ourselves
pursue our dreams
yet this is not true.
Allowed the illusion
delusion
chattel we are
yoked
penned within cities
towns
hamlets
none are safe.
With subtle movement
crowded towards an uncertain future
lead by vicious men
using blood money
to take over the world.
©April 29/19
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2nd Featured Poem

Once more I am honoured to be a Feature Poem on flyhiee.com

For those who have not read I provided the link.

Untitled Word of the Day Poem #30 

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Indifferent

We live
breath in black death
consumed with the next thing
instant gratification
at the push of a button.
Everything…..
absolutely everything…..
one could want
found today
as one side of the earth
reaches to the other.
Buy now…..
worship in the lord’s house….
ask no questions…..
acquiesce
lambs to the slaughter.
Drama created
sleight of hand
deflection
see only what they want
hear only what they want
sit
benumbed
glare of white light from  the t.v. screen.
Peel back the curtain
find the wizard is just a man
silvered tongue
all will listen.
Now the ploy begins to come undone. 
View with open eyes
shackles unseen
populace not knowing
they have become slaves.
Vapid smiles
marionettes dancing
strings jerked
noose around their necks
waiting for the stool to be kicked.
Remove rose from eyes
see the truth
see what has been hidden.
White ash in your mouth
bitter
vile
caustic
acid on your tongue.
Words left unspoken.
Warnings never given.
Head falls
dejected.
There is no saviour.
There is no saving.
Indifferent that is what they are.
©April 28/19
***The picture prompt was provided for me by a friend. This was a challenge as I moved outside my norm. It took me a bit to write as I had the idea and pictures I needed to find the words.

War came to Fairy Land

When war came to Fairy Tale land
it was a sight to see
none knew what to do
or
who was against who?
Tooth Fairy was top dog
no longer doing the work
sending out minions to collect teeth
while she sat
eating bonbons
getting very fat.
As everyone knows
the kinder you are to your employees
they will do what you want
when you want 
without question.
(Well some small questions)
Grumbles began to rumble
dissatisfaction
at an all time high
revolution being planned in plain sight
at tavern tables
polishing rotted teeth
building another wing on the Tooth Castle.
There was going to be trouble
this was true
they did not know how to go
or who they should see.
He came flying in on a wonderous carpet
colors of white/pink/blue
sat upon stools in taverns
hastening along the mumbles to grumbles
to outright mutiny.
As everyone knows
once rebellion does begin
once armies begin to amass
there is no turning back.
One General to the other
there will be no suing for peace.
This peculiar war
waged between Tooth Fairy
and
Toilet Paper Fairy
(a new kid on the block)
became one for the books
as teeth arrows flew
toilet paper bombs smashed the line.
When all the dust settled
Tooth Castle knocked down
up went one made solely of
you guessed it…..
toilet paper.
Soon teeth minions were turned
toilet paper carriers they became
where the work did not include
trying to steal the teeth of small children
leaving little in return
except for maybe some bad dreams.
As toilet paper carriers
they were the delight of all kingdom comes
saving more than one bottom
from a nasty plight.
***Toilet Paper Fairy is the fairy who provides you
     tiny scraps of toilet paper when the roll has run out.
©April 28/19
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Nightmare

Wading
wandering
lost
grey mimosa of pain
sorrow
death
desperation
never sure where this road will end.
Cobblestones
painted black with blood
cracked
fractured
tripping
dragging down those caught in its net.
I seek
anything that will indicate
where I am lost
how I can be found
only to discover more pain
mouths opened in silent screams.
Forest of hanging bodies
notes
pinned to rotted flesh.
Indication of the sins they were convicted of.
I begin to feel fear
to feel wrong
this is not a world
in which I belong.
Broken down
stripped to the the bone
crumple to my knees in agony.
Talons pierce my skull
dragging me upwards
towards the tower of anguish
hope fleeing
mouth screaming
there is no escape
no way out
of this nightmare I have dreamed.
©April 27/19
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Tired

Tears
streaking
trailing
salted lips
my heart is breaking.
I love you dear.
I want the innocence
of our love
of summer winds
autumn breeze
I want not to feel broken.
Fuck this hurts me.
I want starlit dances
with a partner
who treasures me
shows me my worth.
Who takes the time
to make me laugh
who will hold me when the monsters call
cradling me close in safety.
I want once more
to feel marvelous
excited
wanted
not broken.
Tired
oh so tired
of hiding behind fake smiles
tear soaked pillows
alcohol fueled lust
men I know not
my nightly companions instead of you.
Peel back the fantasy
rotted beneath
black
festering
vile decay…..
no longer is this love
no longer is this my dream
fading away
smoking tatters in the wind.
 
©April 26/19
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