I’ll be Blank

Dove by TasheenaS
Dove by TasheenaS

I’ll be Blank

I suppose
as I grow old
my heart this knows
my brain won’t hold
on to everything
I’ve ever known
Some will go missing
as how I’d grown
when’s and where’s
will fade away
Not just yet
but in those days
I’ll be frank
and like the dove
I’ll be blank
of all but love

© LTM 11/24/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

Solitary Reflection

life begins again by mirror-rim
life begins again by mirror-rim

Solitary Reflection

To be alone
for just awhile
let the dust settle
and try to smile
is nothing out
of ordinary
Sometimes it’s
just necessary
a little peace
and quiet time
reflecting on
the rhythm and rhyme
the words
the heartbeat
the sounds
replete
Lost in
happiness
or life in
sadness
Just hours
and days
passing on
by the ways
We live and love
dance and cry
holding on
and wonder why
it all is…

© LTM 11/23/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

Let it Grow

Beautiful Release by chikaex0tica
Beautiful Release by chikaex0tica

Let it Grow

Release whatever holds you back
Release the knife still in your back
Release the ties that bind you down
Release the tears so you don’t drown
Release the darkness and the light
Release the fires you burn at night
Release the hate all tucked away
Release the games that people play
Release the bitter angry storm
Release your grief in every form
Release your expectations high
Release your foolish empty pride
Release this all unto the wind
Release it now and start again
Release releasing just let it all go
Release so on the way you’ll grow

© LTM 11/22/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

North, South, East, West

Compass heart by Jinchuurikiify
Compass heart by Jinchuurikiify

North, South, East, West

North-south-east-west
following my heart
is what I know best
Sometimes it doesn’t go
the way I think it will
Sometimes it does
or it just stands still
Sometimes it’s off
in outer space
Sometimes it doesn’t
quite know it’s place
but I hear my heart’s song
where it always belongs
forever a home
where it’s never alone
with family and friends
until the bitter end

© LTM 11/21/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21