Reflective Pools

A Stillness Echoes

A moonlit shower bursts overhead
Reflective pools collect memories
Shadows flicker as streetlights dim
Retreating into dark corners unseen

A weary traveller moves aimlessly
Thoughts blur into the silent haze
Time stretches with every footstep
A stillness echoes as ghosts linger

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A Stillness Echoes

Misty Reflections

A Hushed Silence

Glistening from a late September rain
The day wakens to early morning gloom
Leaves bustle from ever changing trees
Freed from confines of their existence

Memories of warm summer days fading
As sunlight dims in the near distance
Thoughts return to those days long ago
With tears of laughter as time washes by

Creaking limbs protest as strong winds blow
Whispering tales of what might have been
With the sweet smell of decay enveloping
Autumn air descends with a hushed silence

Shadowed glimpses of changing seasons blur
Misty reflections of a Harvest Moon ripple
Through the echoing sound of rushing water
Searching for the song of autumn’s passing

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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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