COMPLICATED WORLD

COMPLICATED WORLD
 
What is it we share
in our complicated world …
Two lives twisted,
entwined, and curled?
What is it we do
with each other’s scarred hearts …
Two lives embattled,
defeated, — restart?
If we were to choose
more wisely this time ..
two lives made new
through an uphill climb ….
Would we make it through
rough stormy weather?
We will never know
til we battle … together.
 
mebw
© 2/14/16
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ANGELIC ARROWS

ANGELIC ARROWS

Angelic arrows
rain from the sky
looking for victims
to shoot in the eye.

Victims too blind
to beauty around
victims too blind
to see love abound.

Angelic arrows
targeting true
don’t look to the sky
or they might target you!

mebw
© 2/12/16

GHOST TRAIN

GHOST TRAIN

Don’t go near the ghost train,
Souls moan, tears fall like rain.
You can hear the clank of chains.
No, don’t go near the ghost train.

Stay away from the old train station,
The wind there whispers her accusation.
There’s a sense of deep privation,
So stay away from the old train station.

Please, don’t cross the rickety tracks
When the thunder booms and lightning cracks
Nor when the sun is high and hay’s in stacks.
Never, never cross the rickety tracks.

There is something dire about the place.
Spanish moss hangs, filling up space.
Through broken windows you see the trace
Of the dark deed that created this place.

mebw
© 1/22/16

Within My Mind

WITHIN MY MIND

Within my mind time marches on,
poets rhyme, there still is song,
and rhythms beat within my chest,
so much strength my heart to test.
I can’t believe the songs are gone.

They have succumbed, it just seems wrong
that now they reside beneath a lawn.
They were, you see, among the best …
… Within my mind.

To me, I say, be not a pawn!
In my heart let not pity spawn!
Let their love still be my guest,
Let their essence simple rest
and flourish in a new day’s dawn …
… Within my mind.

mebw
© 1/19/16