Sail

Sometimes I start to talk and trip

over my words and return for another attempt

but they slip away and I just laugh

it’s nothing important anyway

next time I’ll find them, the words

I’ll say what I mean and mean exactly what I say

and they’ll hear me and understand

no, the same thing happens again

I start to tell them what’s on my mind

but I lose a word and stumble

my heart stammers and I panic

picking up any words I can to fill the silence

never finding the ones I meant to say

if I could just step aboard a tiny sailboat

surrender to the tide and the winds

wander over the oceans in purposeful quiet

the water has no need for conversation

the waves hold no judgement of lost words

this is where I take my mind

when words fail me and fall about the ground

far beyond the land where there is peace

where the waves crash like cats purring

giving me the strength to turn back

for the land might be treacherous

and the people there unforgiving

but it is home, far from this sail boat

and one day the words will find me there.

 


Daily Prompt from The Daily Post: Sail

 

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The Kitten Wheel

 

Don’t blink or you’ll miss

pink paws speeding by

purring when she pauses

melting hearts with her eyes

sweet little darling

running round and round

a blur of manic black and white

the kitten wheel is turning!

 


Daily Prompt from The Daily Post: Wheel

Our own crazy bundle of cuteness.

Change

One step towards

another place

tapering further

on and on and –

stop to breathe

time is waiting

they are patient

not always kind

they shall wait

your return shines

hope and joy

the end is not in sight

never cross the finish

constantly flowing

new journeys

greet us with heart

warmth in mind

you will flourish

the world is yours.

 


 

 

For you.

Daily prompt from The Daily Post: Taper

Just Another Love Story

 

Girl meets girl, meets boy meets everyone,

boy meets boy, meets you meets me.

Who we are doesn’t matter to anyone but everyone,

closed eyes dark souls, they can’t see.

 

Girl meets you, meets me meets anyone,

kiss my cheek, they grasp for my hand.

They look backwards, away from anyone,

lonely you lonely we, walk the beaches toes in sand.

 

Boy meets girl, meets anyone meets everyone,

my heart touches yours, we radiate above.

They find us, confusion, anger, then acceptance,

our happiness transcends their fears, they see our love is love.

 


Yeah I’m not a huge fan of this style, but it’s all about getting the cogs into motion and all of this daily prompt stuff is helping with the bigger writing picture I have outside of the blog. Maybe one day I’ll learn how to actually write poetry. Knowing me, probably not.

Daily prompt from The Daily Post: Radiate 

We Survive

We wake

rise and shine

but our lights are flickering

we eat

vultures in the haze

the taste is bitter yet we swallow

we roam

aimless and silent

our legs grow tired sooner than before

we sit

thinking and still

thoughts of then and when never now

we sleep

broken and lonely

our company cold as death

we live

lungs breathing heart beating

this is how we survive.


Daily prompt from The Daily Post: Survive