lonely

It’s All In My Head

IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD

I’m alone
in this space,
this place
where thoughts
collide
with reality.
Whispers of hope
are crowded out
by shouts
of disappointment
and failure.
My cries go unheard;
tears, undried.
I’m all alone
in this space.

2015-06-22
P. Wanken

Shared at Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild

Family Ties

 
FAMILY TIES

Is it best
when leaving the nest
to no longer be
from the family tree?

When you marry
do you no longer carry
those in your heart
from whom you were a part?

It can be lonely
when it’s just me only.
So, Brother, remember
I’m still a family member.

Please, give it some thought,
as you tie the knot.

2014-04-20
P. Wanken

 

Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 20: Family

Docked

 

DOCKED

The gentle lapping of waves
against the small boat
calms me; lulls me.

With eyes closed I can see
the small family of three,
with their dog alongside.

Their voices, like music,
as they gather their things
after a full day at the beach.

Laughing.
Playing. Chasing.
Embracing.

I feel myself smiling
as I watch the scene unfold.
Opening my eyes,

the smile fades
as I stare blankly
into my empty horizon.

2013-07-27
P. Wanken

Beach at Night

(Photo credit: squeaks2569)

 

Written for Poetic Bloomings “Life is a Beach” – Day 27: Horizons.