Day: 2011/06/19

Illumination


ILLUMINATION

you used to follow me
as though you sought me out
to watch over me
to tell me I was no longer alone

you reminded me
of the fullness of my life
hopes
dreams
my bright shiny future

In your presence
I opened my heart
consoled another’s
confessed my love
believed promises

and now
you follow
as if to taunt and tease

wherever I go I see you
over my shoulder
peering through the trees
peeking in my window

your presence
now illuminates
the void in my life
being alone
in vast nothingness

my hopes and dreams
eclipsed
by a broken heart

2011-06-15
P. Wanken

posted at Poets United

green grass of opportunity

GREEN GRASS OF OPPORTUNITY

days on end near 100 degrees
means
a drought in South Texas
which means
water restrictions
which means
hours on end of hand watering
which means
time wasted?

no

hours on end of hand watering
means
time alone
which means
uninterrupted time to think
which means
uninterrupted time to pray
which means
time well spent

2011-06-19
P. Wanken

written for Sunday Scribblings prompt:  opportunity

Bits of My Poems



BITS OF MY POEMS
Beliefs opposition of the Serpent etched in bone and marrow Ideas luminous sparks of light stardust escaping slits in the sky Thoughts tangled threads of woven gossamer shaped by the temple of the loom Stories fanciful fiction or truthful tales crafted by imagination or experience 2011-6-19 P. Wanken Written for The Sunday Whirl, prompt #9, using the 13 words from the wordle.

Escaping Reality

ESCAPING REALITY

I am aware of the door closing
sleep, pulling at my mind
drool forms, unable to resist my pillow
morning will come soon enough
for now
I will rebel against reason
allowing my dream fairy
to take over
whisking me away
to a foreign land
where heretics preach before pyramids
or a shopping center
with a pocket full of cash
or a four-star hotel
where the concierge hands me a mysterious package
yes
sleep overtakes me
morning will come soon enough
and I will wake to the reality
of the aluminum cot
on which I sleep

2011-06-19
P. Wanken

written for Poetic Bloomings “never a cross word” prompt:
write a poem using the words found in the crossword

morning, package, fairy, shopping center, aluminum,
pillow, heretic, pyramid, rebel, door, concierge, pocket,
cot