How long hast though stood unmoving, Throwing taunts into the wind? Battered and stripped Of your covering and dignity. Assailed by nature’s fury, The flurries and rain, Drip from your skeletal remains. Split and broken, twisted by such thunderous rage, Scarred by beasts and worn away with age. Yet still you remain stalwart, refusing to... Continue Reading →
Burdens bestowed then either shirked or carried, Mine was the ecstasy of human indulgence. Lost among the pagans of the city which birthed me. Those times, those moments, that are lost to us. So precious. But God saw them, did he not? I do not think that he would be so ecstatic to share in the... Continue Reading →
Oh you are truly a wonderful tree. As I stand in your shadow and gaze up to see, I think, if only I could make myself be, just one part or one portion as stalwart as thee, Instead of this pushing and pulling around, I'd stand tall with my feet planted firm on the ground.... Continue Reading →
Wee Willie Winkie tip-toes through the streets Up stairs down stairs in his stocking feet, Tapping at the window, prying on the locks, The children huddle in their beds afraid to breathe or talk Hey Willie Winkie are you breaking in? A fox inside the chicken-coop with all the sleeping hens? The dog’s dead... Continue Reading →
BY WILFRED OWEN Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue;... Continue Reading →
The moment that she averted her eyes, What we had between us died. No more love, no need to cry, Was her heart ever really mine? Back then she made me think she cared, When I needed her most she wasn’t there Why wouldn’t she fight harder for this? Stole all my tears like she stole our first kiss Time creeps, I... Continue Reading →
If we could consume the world, we would all gorge ourselves in an instant. To sacrifice eternity, humanity, all we know, for a brief moment of pleasure. This is our nature, one of greed, of self-serving at any cost. It is our driving force, our only motivation. To take all we can, and keep others... Continue Reading →
I went out the fly a kite one day, when a wind came up and blew it away. I held on tight to pull it near, and ended up floating through the air.