Reena’s Exploration Challenge #138 — Intrepid We Go Forth

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are players. They have their entries and exits” — Shakespeare.   Who we are is learned behavior. Reinforced by repetition Institutions’ sour savor Us v. Them a favored flavor Cooked by gluttons’ craved ambition Who we are is learned behavior. Taints our sense like…

dVerse — villanelle — Green Disease

We should control our avarice It matters not if kith nor kin It makes our souls cadaverous Our urge to win is sick, scabrous, Where matricide isn’t a sin We can’t control our avarice Our Mother’s become cancerous We can’t tell her bone from her skin It makes our souls cadaverous Our eyes gulp down…

dVerse — Christmas Mourn

Bells, loud echoes of the day Hearts stood still and teeth did knash Gone now, never gone away Ripple in from yesterday Rest you now, returned to ash Bells, loud echoes of the day Children in the snow, at play Miss one, now in frozen grass Gone now, never gone away Cap and mittens still…

OctPoWriMo2019 Day 19 — purple — Soul Paths

  Soul Paths Paths oft seem traveled as they choose May lead to deep eddies, black flows Question rise, whom shall I accuse? Purpled reigns of soul’s blue monsoon Sunlight dims as bruised darkness grows Paths oft seem traveled as they choose Narcissist’s gaze in mirrored pools Can’t tease real from misted shadows Question begs,…

dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

Sansevieria in bloom, taken 2009   After getting some much-appreciated feedback, I took a look at the poem.  Here’s the first revision: When sun shines, heaven is reborn. Faces turn skyward, spirits leap Warmth for living, blessings adorn Spring’s voice sings through green colored horn Flora! Fauna! lilies and peeps When sun shines, heaven is…