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slice of life poetry

Below the Surface

I tend to stick to the surface. Shallow thoughts, shallow conversations. Rarely do I sink below the surface, with others. Alone, I drink deeply of wisdom's droughts. With others, I stick with the shallows. Its safer there. Below the waves... Continue Reading →

A Feast for the Weary (A Poem)

She'd been running for a longtime. She'd never known a peaceful moment. Rest, was always greedily snatched by the second. She its effects in the marrow of her bones.   She'd hide. Convinced this time that she'd finally be safe... Continue Reading →

His Canvas

I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Paraluman which means a muse that inspires artistically.  Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom. Her body was his canvas. He hasted to paint. The plains... Continue Reading →

Fragile Heart

This another blended piece a mixture of the Daily Prompt's theme of Frail and World High July's word of the day which is Paraluman which means a muse that inspires artistically. Brittle. Frail. The heart that never tries, The heart... Continue Reading →

Let’s Just Lay Down. (A Poem)

I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Siping which means the lie down beside someone. Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom. I'd give my right arm to be beside you right now.... Continue Reading →

Slow Dance (A Poem)

I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Indak which means to dance in time with the music. Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom. http://31.media.tumblr.com/bd2232aa284fe16fd40e33e4ca7effdf/tumblr_mt1ljcTx6a1st3jpvo1_500.gif It's a Sunday evening. We've just finished dinner.... Continue Reading →

Coming Clean Part I (A Story)

So I haven't felt like writing lately. Nothing's wrong just, having a moment, needed a break. Anywho, I'm back and I intend to double-up until I catch up. Also because the past Daily Prompt words fit perfectly with the pieces... Continue Reading →

Frantic Cries in the Night (A Poem)

"I'm scared mama!" "Shh, Child! There's nothing to fear!" The next morning they took her. Parted forever, I'll never see her on this side of Jordan again. old slavery. Just do as you're told. "Never question those in authority, it'll... Continue Reading →

Just Wanted to Say Thank You.

Today was an emotionally draining day. The news today was filled with death, loss, and more political jockeying. I was experiencing what happens all to often as an introvert, emotional overload. I literally had to force myself to get out... Continue Reading →

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