The Path

In the beginning the path is smooth

Unencumbered, no burden

Heart and words gave only truth

Time moves on

I beg it slow

Masks removed

Thy wrinkles show

Undulating journey

Now tired and worn

The road gets bumpier

We gaze forlorn

The trail walked

cracks were showing

The lights were on

Highlighting the path of knowing

A pilgrimage

No matter,

parts were broken

Life is an lesson

Learn and live

Leave no words unspoken

Crimson Creative Challenge

#CCC22

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Beneath the truth

Beneath the truth

Rejective to the truths she tried to tell him

Mind absent?

Or defensive out on a limb

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Please listen

You must play attention

No more pretension, allow convention

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You sit and stare through vacant eyes

Life on hold, I await your replies

Do you understand what we are losing

Responding, why are you refusing

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Your mind wandering like a nomad

Can you focus on what we once had

Why are you scared to open your heart

When we are close, I see your lips naturally part

Your words say I miss you so much

Your hands reaching for mine, a brief touch

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Is this a blemish, a blot that can be mended

Unbelievingly that this is our life intended

I love you, your words do say

Can we rebuild, be us, not they (were)

Consent step forward and then deny

Concede, permit, it is ok to again, try

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Some people wear their heart on their sleeve

Others keep it closed, opting to leave

Do you keep it hidden to avoid humiliation and rejection?

Please do not besmirch our lives affection

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Show your beautiful and vulnerable heart.

I would have accepted it with a tender open heart.

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I have combined a number of challenges. Enjoy the collaboration ❤️

#FOWC

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/opposites-attract-challenge-15/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/story-starter-challenge-16/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/focus/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/03/19/fowc-with-fandango-blot/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/your-daily-word-prompt-besmirch-march-19-2019/

A New Beginning

A new day begins

Surrounded by clear black night

The coolness of the air

Wrapping us together

In a new love affair

Awaiting the new dawns glimpses

Through the darkness of the skies

The first light colors a secret to

only our eyes

Hues of grey, burgundy then red

Peaking through in the newness of

The morning

Whispering welcome

to the new day ahead

An artists palette is the view

Shades of bright yellow,

Then orange, pinks

and blue

The softness of the morning born

Like a piece of art

The sunrise, thy sky adorn

Another new day begins

Tucked together under

each other’s wings

A new love

A new beginning

#writephoto~Sue Vincent

#writephoto

Janette Bendle February 2019

A place of hope

 

A Place of Hope

 

How do you fill the void

Where in your heart

Love was blissfully employed

 

 

 

The home where we once shared

This place where as lovers we were together

Our hearts and minds momentarily paired

 

 

Don’t get too close though

What if

Teetering on the edge of a rocky cliff

 

 

We were scared

Petrified

why did we not allow our souls to be bared

 

 

It was easier to let go

Lose hope

Together we chose to no longer grow

 

 

We slipped down the cliffs jagged slope

Until all glimmer of hope

 

 

Was gone

Each day tinged a little with sadness

Feigning happiness with a mask of gladness

 

 

Travelling to a place of hope,

With my allies

Love and grace

Our journey to find a new happy place

Never lose hope

What will tomorrow bring?

On a cliff I sit looking over treetops

The oceans waves and white crests

Jumping over each other

Crashing into one another

Like kids on dodgem cars

The trees trembling and shaking as the wind rushes through the bending branches

Threatening to break the weaker ones

I close my eyes

Listening

Viewing the world through my ears

Wind on the face

Cool

Gently pushing me backwards

I smile as I mindfully say

I’m staying

The roar in my ears is soft but evident

What else do my ears hear

The ocean

My eyes witnessed the game at play

as the waves leapt over

and into each other

Now my ears hear

No longer do I think of kids at play

In their dodgem cars

I hear nature

Playing a game

A perfect game

Rustling leaves

as the winds says hello

Leaves fall

Birds are chirping and shouting to their mates

Come share my branch

My ears and touch are sensing

Click click click

Bushes rustle with movement

My mind imagines a small furry animal

Making shelter from the wind

Footsteps walk the path

somewhere behind me

the panting of a dog,

it’s puff telling me it’s happy on his walk with his master

They do not interrupt my moment

I turn my face towards the sky

Through my closed eyes I see

A brightness

Is it the sun?

I feel it radiating infinite happiness into my mind, my heart and my soul.

Healing

I am in my happy place

Do I have to return?

Voices disconnect my moment, they are soft, then getting louder as they near me.

They moved nearer to the lady sitting on the bench

Shining with love and happiness at her moment on the sun

Did they see the light

It is beaming around me

In that split second it is gone

Their are so many more unique and beautiful moments awaiting me every day

What will tomorrow bring

I cannot wait

Grief

http://colleenchesebro.com/2018/12/04/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-113-happy-december-poets-choice-of-words/

Grief

Sadness

Swallows me

I close my eyes

Your face I must see

I listen for your sounds

Where are you, comfort me please

I see you at every turn

Happy and playing under the trees

Rolling, laughing giving my heart some ease