Hail The Scarecrow

I choose
to walk
darkened paths
through alleys 
used needles
broken glass
sad addiction
face of many
ignored by most
eyes blinded
with golden stars
with ease of life
 no notice
of ants beneath your feet
these forgotten souls
lingering upon the edges
the sidelines of society.
Once proud son
pleasing daughter
loving sister
laughing son
beneath sordid heel
written now 
on faces of once loved
these souls
heeded no more
lost down the rabbit hole.
I see
silent tracks
soiled faces
broken angels
emotions felt
burning in a world
too much
too hard
too loud…..
I choose
to walk
to talk
to heed
the voices of the silent 
the words of the mute
they see the world
they see our life
in truth
without blinders
without clothing
and they know…..
they know what to fear…..
they know what is to come…..
they know…..
All Hail the Straw man…..
for he comes to take your soul.
©October 26/20
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

13 thoughts on “Hail The Scarecrow”

  1. I love what Discover said and agree wholeheartedly! Your words do create Worlds, very scary, dark and intense worlds where you just know on every corner you are going to see a woman exacting her revenge for pain inflicted in past times. Justice is slow and excruciatingly painful for those who cross the line and cause damage to the tender hearts. It’s why we keep coming back for more… Love you lil Sis xxx

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    1. Thank you sis! I work hard to express the pictures I see and times I worry I am not doing justice. To have readers like you And Discover who embrace and revel in my dark writing and worlds means so much to me. Love you big sis 💜💜 😘

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