Category Ponder Rosa

This I Know

  This man writes constantly about peace and war. What is he saying? Writes and writes some more, has he become a bore? He abjures praying. He is trying to point out we’re more than broken. How we balk. Does he think he’s the only one who’s played this token? Is it all just talk? […]

Within the Storm

  In darkness, cold, lost, alone. Where stands the promised tower We are hard upon the shore Where the light, the horn, the bell, the clarion call we yearn to hear Razor close, we draw near the shoal Night shrouded, sewn up by dark clouds and dense fog; some pray Jagged rocks loom Bravely we […]

You’re a Real Card ~ Part 5 ~ Spades

  Spades are for digging and spreading the soil Preparing good earth, what lies below is our toil Time to dig deep, plan growth for the future Seeking pattern and beauty you will nurture All through the winter short days grow longer Underground, our mind, promise, grows stronger Your subconscious provides answers you sought Opportunities […]

Not Where We’ve Been

  In this time of gimme, pushing through people to a moldy, cheesy holiday song One which you have heard so very many times, you hate it, yet you hum along Gimmes stand before stores, hand outstretched and crawl through your mail slot Many of them fill real needs, food and shelter, help people that […]

Then, More Than Ever

  The world and understanding it live poles apart, as do all of we Fatigue hangs my head, drawn earthward by depression, despair My eyes struggle to lift against the strain, find only conflict, greed Madness then might be my problem, believing we may live in peace Guns and drugs our cities fill, our prisons […]

Dressed in Motley Camouflage

  What would you do, if you could do anything? Are you sure? Who would you be, if you could be anyone? Do you know why? Who would help, if you could help anyone, anywhere? How would you choose? Have you ever wondered why the world is the way it is? Why, or why not? […]

The Myth of Twos

  Not long ago for no sure reason, in quiet, I felt completely lost Why I could not then and cannot now fathom any meaning here Arguing the genesis of this dark emotion or mayhap a future cost Frankly, it worried me, filled me with an unknown, unnamed fear Where everything I could devise, create, […]

The Uninvited Guest

  The sun rises, alarm clock shrills, traffic noises, screaming children, garbage trucks With these sights and sounds, pain awakens Unbroken whispers, incessant, pervasive, continue their constant siege As a nest of needles, pain greets the day Nattering and nagging, demanding attention, insistent as the specter A shrill-voiced harpy, pain suffuses flesh and bones Dulled […]

Ad Perpetuam Memoriam

Some days it rains and some days the sun does shine Doesn’t really matter much when I make them mine Yet if I’m low, dreary rain may blind me to the truth Other days, though rain mocks me, I am hail and soothe My thoughts don’t turn the world, or my feelings seasons Both rain […]

Does It Matter?

The world is full of liars, some good and some bad. Does it really matter? Storytellers, since ancient times, have told us stories that never ever were Mayhap happened not in the way the tales were told, for drama, for effect To seek the deepest truth of who we are, how we feel, and what […]