Tag Archive | world

116. All roads lead to home

The winds blew and we were caught in a storm,

Waves crashed furiously from nightfall into dawn,

We listened to each other speak and thought in our heads

But confusion reigned noisily and our hearts filled with dread.

The road wasn’t paved yet,

The ground was all wet,

The leaves blew into our eyes

Stealing our precious sight.

We soldiered on,

Two by two,

All alone.

Carrying bricks with hands so worn,

One by one,

All alone.

Our duty we did,

Our way back we knew,

When we finally turned back

To look at the city and you.

©Brindology 2017
Original artwork by Brinda Naidu

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15.Lying awake

I lie awake tonight.
Sleep eludes me.
Am I visiting you in your dreams?
Do you hear my voice whispering through the darkness
beckoning you into a darker side of you?

©Brindology 2016

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12. Unseeing the seen

I cannot unsee your pain
now that your tears have fallen,
I cannot unread your words
now that your voice has spoken,
I cannot undo my mistake
now that your existence is orphaned,
I cannot unknow this truth
now that my eyes are open.

©Brindology 2014

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Daily prompt: Unseen

11. Landmine

Unbeknownst to me,
Your blood was spilt.
Unbeknownst to me,
Your joy was killed.
Unbeknownst to me,
Your hopes died unfulfilled.
Unbeknownst to me,
Your cries stayed silent until
Unveiled to me,
My head hangs down in shame.
Unveiled to me,
I try to hide my name.
Unveiled to me,
I realize I deserve the blame.
Unveiled to me,
The truth then became
Impermissible, you see,
My trust is badly broken.
Impermissible, you see,
My belief was mistaken.
Impermissible, you see,
My innocence is forsaken.
Impermissible to me,
My conscience is now awakened.

©Brindology 2014

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