Horror show

The earth opened up before me
Yet it didn’t swallow me whole
It took everything I tried to hold
A landslide of out of my control
Carving its path of destruction
As I watched on from the front row

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Lifetime Debits ~ #Haiku string

Fundamentally
We know it to be all true
Yet we do nothing

Save inconveniences
Up like a living trust fund
Collecting your change

Life in denial
Banking there’s a tomorrow
Cashing out sorrow

News Update ~ #Haiku string

I do wish I cared
More about our world affairs
Let’s play truth or dare

 

Truth of the matter
I care enough that it’s tough
Watching the corrupt

Dare I say we’re split
Between democracy and
Lost humanity

Our nation is great
The people have what it takes
So why do we wait

We are infested
With blood sucking fleas and ticks
Let’s eradicate

 

…the continuation of yesterday’s Haiku quoted at the top.

 

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Ceiling

JW 1 word pic

All of these feelings

Are trapped against the ceiling

Holding my love within a noose

Under humility’s roof

Folded within a paper house

Sealed forever in doubts

Right out of the Victorian era

Shrouded in night terrors

A tale thousand times told

You know how the story goes

Table tops and book covers

Nestled in the corner as lovers

Collecting dust and growing old

 

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells one-word-photo-challenge: ceiling

Inhalation

Art by: Alessio Albi

Art by: Alessio Albi

Navigating aquatic passageways
Following the muted light rays

Shining above the calm surface
Breaking through with purpose

Tangled in life’s painful ropes
Restricting the breath of hope

Sinking back into depths below
Following channels that flow

Emerging over and over again
Frightened kids, we call men

Struggling to swim upstream
A daily occupational regime


In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Photo Challenge #120