Thursday, June 29, 2017

summer kiss

summer kisses
always taste better
in the moonlight

summer love
make hearts grow
fonder under the sun

summer days
always too short
and never last enough

Monday, June 26, 2017

touch me, tease me

touch me
with your melodies
let them fall against my skin
tease me
with hypnotic kisses
bringing me into a dream
teach me
those native words
that spring from your tongue
tell me
the words to our song
that we will sing for eternity


don’t touch me
if you intend to leave scars
behind when you burn me
don’t tease me
with sweet kisses you
you will collect back at sunrise
don’t teach me
the ways to your heart
when you plan to give it away
don’t tell me
this is forever when
it will only last for one night

Thursday, June 22, 2017

you promised me the moon and stars

you promised me the moon and stars
and I wanted to believe every word
but I knew in the end you would fall
and naively I listened to your hypnotic
voice falling for those seductive eyes
as you promised me the moon and stars

and I should have known better
this was not my first time yet
like a schoolgirl I fell for every line
I was hungry for love and was drawn
to you like a moth to flame when
you promised me the moon and stars

now I stand at the edge of the sea
watching my heart drift into the deep
once again you fly into those sunsets
that always leave me cold in the end
I wanted to believe every word when
you promised me the moon and stars

Photo by Nathan Anderson
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Monday, June 19, 2017


in her leather purse
she always had peppermints
for a variety of remedies and
I knew where she kept them
even when I had too many
she would never scold me
but now she’s gone leaving
me with warm memories
of that nostalgic scent

Thursday, June 15, 2017

land of broken hearts

on a deserted island
I sit watching the sun
rise and set every day
as wounds in my heart
begin to heal

in solitude I try to
rebuild my soul within
torn down and shredded
by the daggers of
a heartbreaker

some nights I dream
about leaving this place
on a ship passing by
carrying me back home –
back to you

but I’ve been here too long
I’m getting use to solitude
the safety of this island
sparing me the risks
of falling in love again

I no longer look out
for that ship in the sea
memories of home fade
day and night I linger here
where pain can't reach me

Monday, June 12, 2017

tender kisses

your tender kisses
were sweeter than his
that night

I, lost in blisses
just did not listen
to right

now all my wishes
are lost and missing
in sight

Thursday, June 8, 2017

silent protest

as you held my hand
we took our last stand
for us

and our own plan
was to save our land
but thus

we could not withstand
and force to disband
sans fuss

- Written for dVerse Meeting the Bar - Lai It On! prompt where we are asked to write a lai poem, consisting of nine lines using "a" and "b" rhymes.  Come join the fun.

Monday, June 5, 2017

storm within

there is a storm
brewing inside her
she can hardly
contained it
it threatens to
overflow her veins
and spill out her
eyes and heart
as blood tears
when she sees how far
the world has fallen
into dark chaos
and shadows of hate

Thursday, June 1, 2017


you were the gift
that kept on giving
I become complacent
thinking you would
always be there
until you were gone
I realized how much
you meant to me
and Now I wish
I had told you then
instead of holding
the words within

"Rose in the hands" by George Hodan
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