Freedom

Speeding down the road
top down
music blaring
running as fast as I can
from the pain
from the anger
from the rage.
Black pit
waiting
yawning
chasm deep
endless fall
turbulent.
Assailed
all sides
emotions
hurling at me so fast
I am unable to reconcile.
Where…..
what….
is the problem I run from?
I cannot find.
My mind is cloudy
my heart is closing
my mouth sealed
this way
misery contained.
Seeking sunshine
salt air
warm water
to surround myself
caress myself
lose myself
in acceptance.
Time has come
to clear
sweep
destroy
cobwebs lingering
embracing
truth
love
and self.
©May 11/19
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Heretics

Each step
takes me further away
brings me bitter peace
acceptance of the world around me.
Wrapped in tranquil acrimony
holding my tongue
holding my views
holding my reality
close to me.
No one wants to hear
no one wants to know
no one wants to see
differences
only the same.
Sheep in a huddle
grouped together
wanting nothing more
than to conform
to become like everyone else.
Brain washed
spoon fed ideology
never a thought of ones own.
This is what our world has become
a mouthpiece for the wicked
who look to destroy
who look to raze our lands
rape
pillage
destroy
taking what they want
never giving back.
it seems to those who…..
ripped the scales from their eyes
opened their ears to cries around
who try to rally
to educate
only to be named….. 
heretics.
©May 10/19
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Love Like Me

Last night
I dreamed
I walked amongst the stars
clouds beneath my feet
there was no pain
there was no sorrow
only
a peaceful understanding.
Locked deep within
the beasts brewed
howling
scratching
trying to break free
of the gilted cage
padlocked
sealed shut
I try not to peek there.
Nightmare shadows
breathing hard
putrid breath
walk away from the cages
pretend not to see……
I found you within this dream
a prince
to my princess
maybe not?
More a fighter
a saviour
easing your way in
passed the guardians
passed the door
barred
nailed shut
yet you pry at it
determined to discover what I do hide.
Find within
a broken heart
a battered soul
who do I trust
how do I tell?
At the apex
you found your way in
breaking down the barriers
the false front
that I show to all
wrapping me in tenderness
in love
in faith.
I awoke
no longer the dainty damsel
another body
another brain
another fear
why cannot I not find a love like…..
flames dancing in the fire
passion burning hot
why instead
do I always end up with heartache?
©May 8/19
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Untitled Picture Prompt Poem #11

Drought
where once my heart was
casket bound
carried on the shoulders of carrion
birds
crows
buzzards
vultures
blood draining
free from taint.
Eyes burned
seared from sin
tongue sheered
language
no longer spoken
uttered in deference
condemned
shelter in the corner of my mind.
Barren desert
crawl
beg
hand outstretched
do you see the anger
the hate?
Do you understand
how broken I am?
Shards of glass
embedded in knees
in hands
bloody alleyway.
I am bound…..
by fear
by anguish
Collared….. 
Chained…..
unable to break free
unable to lose you
unable to……
let go
say good bye.
I shall recollect
a million nightmares
drifting from fingertips
flung to haunt
the midnight sky.
I beg of you
rescue me.
This onslaught
must be stopped
illusions stripped true
stand on my own
spear in hand
demons at my feet.
©May 7/19
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No Escape

Bright lights
illuminate puddles
splashing through
running
must get away
escape the pain
the devastation
the war between
heart and mind.
Pontificate
sharp barbs
wicked hooks
sheer horror
look into the mirror
devil’s playground
war between good and evil.
Mourning tweed
monsters peer beneath
putrid breath of society
chained
mated
always disbelieved.
Blood red
river flaying the banks
slick terror
guns have found their way
onto the streets
into the hands
necessitated
martial law
trying to protect…….
There is no protection
there is no relief
our time
your time
their time
it has come…..
murderous rumble 
vile chant
war is coming
there is no escape.
©May 6/19
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Deny

Deny
Deny
Deny
Strings
tangled
tripping
wrapping
someone’s marionette
made to dance
made to cry
made to speak
mouthpiece for the weak.
Deny…..
Deny…..
Deny…..
Such a pretty puppet
stripped of humanity
stripped of morals
stripped of value
insipid
sitting upon the mantle.
Deny…..
Deny…..
Deny…..
Twisted screams
incoherent babbling
mask made of ivory snow
vivid slashes
carmine lips
curved in
curved up
false as an idol.
Deny…..
Deny…..
Deny…..
Words written
spoken
lies
contorted
made into the truth
failed fake
hung up
a prize for all to see.
Deny…..
Deny…..
Deny…..
Broken
battered
strings shatter
agent for the beast.
Drained
defiled
defeated
pretty little princess
tossed aside
left upon the garbage heap.
Deny…..
Deny…..
Deny…..
©May 5/19
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Never Again

Vapid
emotionless
a void where hearts should be
assaulted
on a daily basis
with the evils of this world.
Children dying in the dust
turned into murderers
rapists
turned into ravenous wolves
baying into the future.
Women knocked to the ground
raped
impregnated
with the seeds of dissent
with fear
rising up
calling for change.
Scaring
misogynistic
elite
entitled
old men
now hunted into extinction.
Gnawing
chewing on the bones
gorging on immorality
swallowing piece by piece
the tainted seas.
No more 
never again
will children rape
will women fall
beaten into submission.
No more
never again
will innocents be prey…..
to the pressure
to the desires
to the sordid fingers
of the depraved.
©May 4/19
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