The dark side of Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse (this is where Clement Clarke Moore ends and I begin) No stockings were hung by the chimney with care Not a chance that Santa would ever come there Two little brothers grimy and tattered as could …

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Triptych of Pain

DOMINANCE Grunt and thump again Past death past hell and beyond Again and again and more SHE Maelstrom of evil Tempting in pretty colors Don't open the gift CONTROL Let me go he said She would not listen to him I never loved you Cover Photo by Kat Smith on

Haiku triptych

BIRDSONG First one chirp one trill Rising sun crescendo song A new morning breaks DROUGHT Bone without marrow Brushed by dust laden breezes Brittle fractured World DEWDROP Delicate droplet A trembling kaleidoscope And we hold our breath


Pixabay Schmooze me Booze me Long as I can lose me Even for just an hour Lie to myself It'll be okay Hold tight let go seems alright then don't know tic tac toe to and fro a losing game most every day trying crying feeling close to dying Gotta let go one final blow …

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From the tiniest movements you understand With huge enthusiasm you respond Warm soft little blanket Fierce and brave caped crusader Clown of a plaything Consummate charmer All of you Every hair is dripping with love

Merciful Mary

Winds of change Please do carry the voice of truth far and wide Across battlefields And burning skies Over charred remains Mothers' empty sighs Over homes laid bare Hey sir, can you spare Some Love and some Mercy? So much hatred Blacker than the sea Rife with fear Let everyone hear Our shouts our screams …

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Self importance

You Have A staggering need to overpower Be the person of the hour With your far and your wide Versus others' steady ride Convinced your setting the world on fire With your blinding blazing pyre You say I am pure submission Simply because I ask permission You say I tremble and I please Ignorant of …

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Jessie the cat

Jessie the cat Lived in our flat On the last floor Behind the green door Jessie sat on the sill All curled up and still Watching the world go by Six floors up in the sky When dad came home She wouldn't leave him alone Till he played hide and seek So cute to see …

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Next door of sisters there are three Here it's just mom and dad and me Feeling quite bored I captured a bee And lovingly fed it flowers all day But soon realized to my dismay The bee was unhappy in its small space It wanted to fly and pollinate I set it free later that …

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