Tag: writing

The Grimbleschnorph and Me

The Grimbleschnorph and Me

I’ve finally completed my first manuscript. It isn’t the manuscript I thought I’d complete first. For the last ten years, I’ve been trying and failing, to tell my story. I’ve begun writing and then given up, and then started over, so many times that each attempt to complete a story has now become the foundation …

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Gestation

Gestation

Look beyond the bars of my six by two world. See me as a mother, a daughter, a girl. Pregnant, imprisoned, unable to move; Terror growing faster than the litter in my womb. I will carry my young three months, three weeks, and three days; I’ll never see my children, or life, outside of a …

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Unjustified

Unjustified

Look me in the eyes and tell me I’m yours; Your property, your pleasure, your victim forever.  Can you justify the actions you take? The exploitation and murder? The pollution you make? Birthed for profit, torment, anguish and fear; My brethren are slaughtered by the billions each year. Look me in the eyes and tell …

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Feckless Words

Feckless Words

Wasting my life spinning circles; lost in the void. Never quite sure, am I lost or is this all? Searching blindly in the abyss for any sign of relief. In my darkest hour, she saves me from the fall. A shining beacon beckoning me in the night. The star that guides me back to life. …

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Patriotic American Fury

Patriotic American Fury

I am filled with a rage beyond that which a patriotic man can possibly handle. I feel the fiery bowels of Hell boiling up and coursing through my veins. My eyes are bulging with a pulsating fury from my skull… I can’t find my satellite remote.

Breath of Burden

Breath of Burden

I wish I was dead; the thought greeted him as reliably as the sun each morning, and like a loving mother tucked him in snugly to bed each night. The air was heavy, dense. Death wasn’t his desire, it was his escape. His days consumed by unexplained loneliness; hiding in a crowd of friends. His …

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Misery Stains and Woe

Misery Stains and Woe

Ever the failure, consumed by woe; My logical brain knows, but I can’t let this go. Rationality says think happy thoughts, and it should be so. Pleasant musings to drown out unrelenting sorrow. When I try to find the words to describe my pain My world falls apart and my misery stains. Caustic blood of …

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Hiding From Silence

Hiding From Silence

The sound of silence; so fleeting and brief; For some it is a welcome and wanted relief; A reprise from societal cacophony and grief.   Their minds longing for the quiescence from commotion. Idle time to reconcile; to inventory emotion. They flourish, they grow; floating upon an existential ocean.   The sound of silence; so …

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