Haiku Ten – Five

Dreams live forever
A frozen moment in time
Just paper in fire

Words crowd around me
Lost in thought as time passes
Only memories

Lies betray the words
Hiding behind smiling eyes
Deceit becomes truth

A lost Valentine
Searching the maelstrom of love
A Twitter romance

Pausing for a breath
Broken memories calling
Lost horizons blur

Waiting patiently
All dressed for a holiday
Silent companion

Lips touch, lost in time
A sweet embrace, dreams fulfilled
Silver screen desires

A single snow drop
Beauty reaching to the sun
Garden of desires

Excitement rises
Lights dim, the projector whirls
Then there was silence

Black and white day dreams
Longing for silent kisses
Lost in the shadows

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Scorched by Time

Cloaks of Sorrow

A twilight of change envelops
As the fevered light dims
Thoughts become dreams
Dreams become thoughts

A gaping chasm
Open
Inviting
Its teeth sharpened on experience
Grown with patience
Digested with confidence
Excreted in desperation
Reborn in ignorance

Cloister bells ring
A progression of loneliness
Leading toward emptiness
On a trail of despair
Guided by faith
Blinded by expectation

Marching feet echo in the silence
An army of deceit
Inflicting confusion
Despair
And sadness

Spirits gather in the shadows
Wearing cloaks of sorrow
Shrouds of all that is abandoned
Thirsting with uncertainty
Tortured by the light
Wraiths scorched by time

The falling rain blurs the horizon
Its sound drumming a relentless beat
Cutting the dark
Piercing to the core
Unrelenting
Unforgiving

Memories and thoughts wander freely
The smell of decay surrounds
Between the razored rain drops
Emotions gorging on thoughts
With every memory the hunger grows
Reaching out
Searching
Taking hold

Fear lurks
Uncertain
Intoxicated
Thirsting for vengeance
Cries muted by desire
Consoled by tears
Subdued by pain

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