As Shadows Harvest

The Stillness

Woken by early morning rain
Pitter patter on the window sill
Thoughts wander
Searching for a hand hold
The wind howls before daybreak

Youthful memories
Warm summer days
Long winter nights
Smell of wood fires
Looking through frosted windows
Feeling the stillness of loneliness

Sleep returns
Restless dreams awake
Hopes
Always there
Searching for a future

Thunder rouses
Lightning strikes
Shifting shadows
Reaching out
Grasping tight

Cracks in thoughts appear
What might have been?
What could have been?
What should have been!

Another thunderous crash
As reality bursts
Shaking dreams
Memories fade
The horizon narrows

Thoughts of her
A torrent of emotions
Dawn flickers
Lace patterns dance on the ceiling
Fade…
…leaving
Stillness and loneliness

A haunting from the past
As shadows harvest
Memories,
Hopes
…and dreams

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

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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

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.