Where Did You Go?

For me,  Christine and Dom Where did you go? Little one With your smile as big as the sun When did running Change from fun to survival When did hide and seek Become staying hidden You were always first in line Brave and limitless Shouting from the top of the pines Who hurt you? Little…… Continue reading Where Did You Go?

Child of War

Immaculate conception Unimaginable deception Bloodied bible Walls pitted Plastered with black Brush the bullets From the pelleted pews Panicked prayers Dynamite dreams Shattered screams Sentenced to life Punished to create Hell on earth The color of cages The sound of metal The taste of time Drowning in drought Dying in doubt Dreadful days Demoniac nights…… Continue reading Child of War

If Only

A wolf in sheep’s clothing Pales in comparison Persuasive and captivating Enchanting and endearing If only Some premonition of demoniac possession Brutal beast Savage sadist Throwing furniture and insults A shape-shifter That never left Even after death Haunting from the hereafter Navigating nightmares Destroying dreams Believing I would let you stay If only You just…… Continue reading If Only

Proceed with Caution

One of the great challenges for those who have survived abusive and neglectful parents is that there is often a part of us that is still waiting for them to love us, even if there is very little chance of that happening. Locked in an archaic mindset, we continue to go back for more, looking…… Continue reading Proceed with Caution

Redemption

One and one make two Those were the days And nights of drinks and danger Intoxicated inspired in-love Speeding streets screaming sheets Façade fading fast and furious Sadist seeping into safe sanctuary Invisible invasive insanity intrudes Secretly sucking my breath Pull the blinds blinding witness to you Damning destruction of devotion Desire domination devoid Of…… Continue reading Redemption

Fool in Paradise

Jungle density A puppet in paradise Potential and possibility Poison me with filth Drag me through the mud Falsehoods are eroding Fueling the monster Sobering reminder Childhood nightmares On the outside looking in Temperature rising Fill the tub With cold water and hope Overflow of longing and regret I am a mistake

And so it is Written

Faith and certainty are lost on me at the very least Omission, fate, befuddlement, hate Guarantee designation of a sad lot Sacrificing me to scathing beasts That is you and all that belong in your crew Enough scars to bulge bookbinding Tears wash and warp paper This is not a work of fiction I tell…… Continue reading And so it is Written