Micro Poetry Times Five – Three

Mid-morning thoughts float on by
Watching clouds part in a blue sky
Then back to the daily grind
As storm clouds gather in my mind

Droning hiss of pouring rain
Drip, drop from the kitchen sink
Discordant melodies merge
….stillness descends

Words of truth
Words of wisdom
Words unspoken
Silent words

Passing moments in time
Some brief, some linger
Others weigh heavy
Longing to be lifted
And pass on to better times

I can feel the heat of darkness burning
Consumed in the flames of desire
Lost in the light of an early dawn

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Micro Poetry Times Five – Two

In a world of darkness
Looking for forgiveness
We all need second chances
For a second sun to rise
From the ashes of our love

When grey skies make me blue
Your grey eyes see me through
Lost in their smiling embrace
All dressed in satin and lace

A secret darkness ebbs and flows
Through gardens lost in thought
Sweet scents linger in moonlight
Dew drop morning wakens gently

A timeless desire searching for hope
Passions flowing with morning dew
Shadows race the coming sun
Frozen in light until twilight dawns

Caught in a silhouette of dreams
Searching an empty wilderness
Memories fade with every thought
A glimpse into the abyss

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Micro Poetry Times Five

Some things are meant to be
And some things never will be
It is the things lost in between
That make life worth living

Is this really the only rout?
Thoughts turning inside out
Memories always in doubt
Asking what is it all about
While trying not to shout

Sitting at the bottom of a glass
Swimming through lost time
Tasting passions flowing by
Imbibed thoughts wander still

Caught in this brief moment in time
Lost worlds collide, forming clarity
Fixed illusions dissipate into nothing
Words coalesce, framing perceptions

Awaken to bird song and sunlight
Eyes sticky with last night’s dreams
Soon washed away and forgotten
A morning like any other

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A Rosebud in Full Bloom

Unfurled petals expose hidden beauty
Delicate and soft
Heady scents excite the senses
Arouses passions

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A rosebud in full bloom (From F. Percy Smith’s The Birth of a Flower (1910).

This GIF is from a short film called “The Birth of a Flower” (1910), directed by F. Percy Smith. A tinted Silent Film.

 

Micro-Poetry

Below are several short poems or micro-poetry that I originally shared on Twitter.  Some changes have been made along with a few additions. Each piece was written on its own and are therefore unconnected, each can stand alone.

Darkness weeps from loneliness
The sound of silence frightens
Shadows linger and merge
Thoughts become manifest
As nightmares circle their prey

When sleep overtakes
In the dark desires awaken
Music played from youth
Melodies find memories

Searching for truth in beauty
Within the illusion of reality
Through a cracked looking glass
Reflected from past memories

Beauty framed with light
Thoughts hidden in shadows
In the mood of projection
As time stands still
Eyes searching evermore

Searching in the crowd
Hoping for understanding
Eyes pass me by
Seeing darkness all round
Looking for home
And someone just like you
Lost

Tuned to perfection
Fingers on silken strings
Caressing every cord
Sliding to and fro
Sweet harmony flows
As music cries forth

Thoughts whisper silently
Memories lost in darkness
Shrouded in shadows
Voices echo in the distance
Moments thunder with rage
Shattered by her tears

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Thoughts and Shadows

Two Bits of Micro Poetry

You are in my thoughts
They lead me upon high
And they can lay me low
But without you there
I am no one and nowhere

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The confluence of shadows
It is where hearts are open
Allowing darkness to escape
Shadows made manifest
By loves darkest days

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