canonized…

canonized

such
heroic stories
of
your life
each
one
a creative masterpiece
filled
with
the trials
and
tribulations
that
you
single-handedly
overcame
there can be
no
doubt
that you’re in line
for
sainthood
or
martyrdom
whichever
comes
first
though
given
what you’ve
already
said
you’re
a self-made
deity

 

 

crisis management plan …

 

always on thin ice
that’s how you wanted life to be
you wanted people
to see you as a strong and brave
your ghost stories told each day
daily ghost stories
shared with all of life’s passerbys
whispered in the night
to lovers and part-time friends
knowing always on thin ice

 

the eyes have it…

 

reflections seen in the mirror are said to be realistic
images that represent the true status of the viewer
but the mirror often lies or is misread for purpose

 

selfie files of peafowls…

selfie files of peafowls

no time to listen
you’re sure you’ve all the answers
preening your feathers

preening your feathers
as lions sing hunting songs
no time to listen

no time to listen
so lions devour your flesh
preening your feathers

Challenge Poem Response from Toni Cross…

So first things first…here’s the link to Toni Cross’ poem which is the response to the photo that I sent her as part of our challenge to write a poem around each other’s photos.  As you can see by the photo that I provided her,  this was no easy task….I think you’ll just love what she has created for the photograph .

 So after such a wonderful poem by Toni…I had to think of something new to write about…decided not to talk about music for obvious reasons…so here’s what I came up with for today from me.

a perfect fit…

it slipped into
his hand so easily
as if it had been
made for him
but he had
fought this thought
and had been told
by those who teach
the
word
that it was wrong
but now
in his hand
religious justice
on his side
murder seemed
as natural
as making love
and felt
as good
when nailing those
who did not believe
like him
to a cross
a self-deification
with no questions
asked