National Poetry Month: Lie until Broken


Lie until Broken

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is lie

Lie is happiness

Lie is illusion

Illusion believed

Illusion becomes truth

Truth exists

Truth fades

Fades from sight

Fades from telling

Telling fibs

Telling silence

Silence is normal

Silence is fear

Fear lives

Fear breathes

Breathes inside

Breathes change

Change lanes

Change perspective

Perspective bends reality

Perspective narrows

Narrows to one

Narrows to hate

Hate festers

Hate is normal

Normal is relative

Normal is delusion

Delusion spreads

Delusion thrives

Thrives in belief

Thrives in viewpoint

Viewpoint reaction

Viewpoint precarious

Precarious perch

Precarious justification

Justification mouthpiece

Justification argument

Argument futility

Argument infinity

Infinity prospect

Infinity vortex

Vortex culls

Vortex consumes

Consumes peace

Consumes hope

Hope for innocence

Hope is broken



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#NationalPoetryMonth Day 12: One Shred Left

Day 12 and I bring you a Blitz poem…




One Shred Left


Nerves buzzing

Nerves on edge

Edge of losing it

Edge of nothing

Nothing calm

Nothing soothing

Soothing sounds

Soothing, where are you?

You are stressed

You are screaming

Screaming to be heard

Screaming out loud

Loud noise

Loud voices

Voices nattering

Voices have to stop

Stop asking me

Stop bothering me

Me, I don’t know

Me, I have lost

Lost my composure

Lost my sanity

Sanity in transition

Sanity breaking

Breaking out

Breaking down

Down in the mire

Down with conformity

Conformity community

Conformity to ideal

Ideal dislocation

Ideal peace

Peace slipping

Peace gone astray

Astray thoughts

Astray feeling

Feeling disjointed

Feeling discontent

Discontent with sympathy

Discontent with liability

Liability obligation

Liability weight

Weight of responsibility

Weight of the world

World never stops

World crushes in

In nowhere

In always




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