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Are you foreign, lost and alien In the landscape of the mind? Unknown interloper Seeking for their kind A form of mild possession Lost and utterly blind A mirror whose reflection Is but a stranger’s face No memory of the journey Or the trials to reach this place This may be the morn of glory […]
The child’s cry pierced my ears, and I thanked God again that I was too blind to see her tear-soaked red face. Every Sunday they put me through this. As an old woman, a matriarch, I’m supposed to be grateful. And I cope well enough with the cacophony of patent leather shoes and Buster Browns […]
Hi, I’m Claude. I’m a raisin, a sweet little pug, wrinkled and adorable. I have so much love in my heart it shines through my eyes. It’s in my tongue when I give your hand a friendly lick. It’s in the way I wriggle my tail. It’s in my three legs when I leap to […]
She squeezed her eyes shut tight, swallowing the lump in her throat and fighting back the tears; willing herself to keep it together. He wrapped his arms around her neck and held her close, breathing softly in her ear. “I love you” she whispered as she stroked the nape of his neck, gently tugging at […]
by TJ Therien What is a Timber? A Timber is a form of structured poetry I have devised and to my knowledge is unique. The form is based on 18 lines made up of 6 tercets with a syllable count of 4-4-8 in each tercet. The rhyme scheme for the Timber is 2 rhymes (a-a-b-a-a-b-a-a-b-a-a-b-a-a-b-a-a-b.) […]
Perhaps I was a broken child Just the same as they call you I did not speak enough they said I did not follow through You prove you are a thinker Using odd ways to reach your goal They choose to call you different As if that is such a crime Why do they not […]