Shredded Sanity

Caught
tangled in silken web
crouched below
blood drips
thousands of pinpricks
make you scream.
Cruelty
etched in your face
lips
sneer permanent
eyes
dead within
no doorway to soul
for none is found
within your mind.
Cackling
matted hair
grimed state
battered
bruised
beaten
never realized
time would come
we would arise.
Fists plunge
hands pinch
feet kick
words spewed
abuse needed to be repaid
this I promise to you.
When
as a child
you had me on my knees
head jerked back
screaming
demanding
that I show you respect
as parent you deserve
hatred began to rise.
I bow at your feet
caught in shackles
tied in memories of the past
your death
unto me
shall be…..
so so sweet
from now
until eternal repast.
©June 2/20
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Weeping Willow

I cannot
strength is gone
laughter is done
spotlight is out
fading to darkness
life
liberty
justice
it has all been stolen.
Watching
weeping
denial no more
for seeing atrocities
committed
own back yard
it is time
blinders must be peeled.
Heartbreak
children wail
fires roar
anger
reaches over
boiling
reeling
no longer can be contained.
Voices raised
united
roaring displeasure
those few who try to rip asunder.
Black days are coming
no way to stop the horde
oppression
foot on the neck
thy time…..
is done.
©June 1/20
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War on Reality

Flick
Forked Satan tongue
Flick
Flagrant disavowal
Flick
Sudden outrage
Flick
Turn away
do not look behind the curtain
see the man fall
orange
green
purple
mesh
meld
joker’s garish grin
pompadour flouted
in defiance
of all that is natural.
Flick
Liar Liar Pants on Fire
Flick
Deranged
screaming spittle
words
not making sense
shock
suddenly turned upon
who knew
reality would so soon intrude?
Dodge
bullets sail past
small slight of hand
adjust tin crown
no one will knock
King Merry-Andrew down.
From pitted pedestal
extolled greatness
upon black death of civilization
a bleak nightmare
to be sure
if continued unchecked.
©May 29/20
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Black Widow

Dragon blood
days of yore
in fantasy
courtesan I be
wrapped in luxurious sable
reclined
pillows
Arabian silks
gauzy veils.
Bejewled
hands of gold
held out
kissed
kings lay at my feet
whispering promises
riches
dreams I can only desire
jaded that I be.
Cherry slicked lips
forked tongue
devil I speak
purring here
pouting there
pulled into my web
woven
poison pumped
directly to vein.
Never was a connection made
never was a sorceress condemned
fled next
play the flute
each time
I surpass myself
I have to up the game.
©May 28/20
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Baby Boy Makes Me Laugh

Well now cannot make Word of the Day challenge work (it is acid) but I want to write.
So I decided to tell y’all a story that appeared in my Facebook memory feed. He must have been either 4 or 5.
When I read it I howled.
Today I told Tember and he figures it is ‘mom’ humor…..like dad humor but way funnier.
Once upon a time
Tember was a little boy
ever so cute
but on occasion
lies were known to fall
from sweet baby lips.
Mom (that would be me)
sat next to him
stern look upon my face
and I said to him:
“Look me in the eye and tell me
that you do not lie.”
Well
Child o’mine
I been dere
I done dat
gonna catch ya out
no matter what.
Of course
no eye contact was made
chortled I did
for correct I had been.
Suddenly
Tember shouts
“No”
zooms in
tongue out
licks my eye
while I shout
‘wth dude?????’
And this my lovelies
is the best thing ever
his response:
‘Well Mom
You told me to lick you in the eye
and say no.’
©May 25/20
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Banal Acquisition

Once upon a time
the way all fairy tales start
prince comes
princess goes
flamboyant man
simpering woman
they deserve one another.
Sit through
another grotesque dinner
japes made
feelings shredded
believing
this is reality
chin on hand
glaring over wine cup
sneering
omg
this is the best of them?
Have you heard
how I will save
the country
the economy
everything
god
worship at my feet
marry me
no one else can beat.
Have you 
never seen
curled lip
derision at words
falling
disgust laced
too stupid to realize.
Parade
a’fore me
measure of men
jesters
jackasses
so sick am I
of
strength of stupidity
let them rule
crowed at me.
Shake my head
must make a choice
damn tedious
listening to all the boasting
savior naught
sycophants lie
too bad
you cannot see that.
©May 24/20
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Word of the Day Challenge #103-Untitled Poem

No one ever looks
with depth
consideration
young girl hiding
right in front
eyes closed
while wide open.
Scars
buried beneath
broken heart
black death
burnt agony
beauty marred
escaping pain
the only way
one can…..
drugs
alcohol
sex…..
Night falls
moon rises
sun sets
evil runs
quiet through the veins
of men in power
of men who say they are brave
yet hide
beneath seals
arrogant complicity
while in truth…..
sands of time
tick tock
flip the clock
let grains fall
platitudes of broken memories
never again will man shine.
©May 23/20
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