Day 14: Niobe

Left grieving and alone

Your sadness set in stone

Forever moist in the breeze.

What brought you to your knees?

Oh the pride in your joy

All those girls and the boys

Inspiring wrath of the gods.

Or maybe your fault was in fraud

To insult the lack of another

Even lower of fellow mother.

Nine of the stars that you lost

Shone naught in the glare of that pair,

Those golden Olympian heirs

Responding in kind to your slander

Left your life all the blander.

To suffer an unhealing wound

To feel the wind and no longer swoon


Pieces of Our Whole

when seeking the light

did you know the pain to be real?

truth indeed doubted

though knowing the way

paths become obstructed by


numbed by emotion

poured into empty wells

struggle compounded

future neglected

arising from blindness;

our shared history

seeking her embrace

regretful of past action

words fail to explain

enforced by silence

lacking communication

is love’s blossom lost

when loneliness lies

outside the illusion

of what use freedom?

Thursday Throwdown II [You Were My Life]

I got you in my mind / I been thinking bout you all night… you’re my life


Seem like yesterday, way we came & went

All that time we spent, all that energy

With the inner peace, way we felt so free

Seeing in our souls, like the opened rose.


Sittin there, with that same ol’ stare

Girl I been prepared

…To enfold you, cuz I’ll show you,

way to our dreams, being bolder


Instead you lock me out & now we colderI know its scary b, to have the life we lead.

Once its up we fly, else together we die,

Seen the future, how could I delude ya?

Got the path alright, but its hard to survive

Without you by my side, I got nowhere to hide.

So I’m marchin on, can’t be here at dawn

One day I hope to see your face

Maybe up in outer space

Til then, til when?

All i know is keep keepin on, so long.

So long, so wrong,

We could be strong


Escaping duality not what it seems

Erasing the part that cries out & screams

Seeking the truth, inside of the mind

Denying the faults that once had been mine

A cowering ego, lost in the fight

For radiant beauty, the being of light.

Beyond the boundary of transient verbs,

Into the unknown, a world without words.

pastel/charcoal on clayboard