Imprisoned

I built my prison not with bricks,Not with metal, wood, or stone.The material was giv’n by foes,But constructed by myself alone.Razor wire does not pierce my heart,Four walls do not constrain my soul;Instead, four letters are all that bind,And keep me from being whole.Insecurities and doubt,Make up the cage that holds me here.Locked away byContinue reading “Imprisoned”

Laugh Like a Child

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #33: Wea’ve Written Weekly on The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other responses. “laugh like a child” if you laugh we laugh like a youth or child for we inspire joy we plant seeds of peace and of feeling happy Copyright © 2022Continue reading “Laugh Like a Child”

Painted Child

Dear painted child, do not hide,Thy roots and innocence inside.Those that mock and shun thy birth,Cannot see thy priceless worth.Dear painted child, can they not see,Thy light inside, thy true beauty?Wilt they not deign to understand,Thy heritage of distant land?God made thee true–be free and wild,Be bold and proud, my painted child!Copyright © 2022 BrandonContinue reading “Painted Child”

Holding On

It’s hard to stay up when they keep knocking you down, It’s difficult to stay positive in a negative world, Your voice can’t be heard when you don’t make a sound, Want to be a grown woman but you’re just a little girl. Things could be better, but you don’t want to try, What doesn’tContinue reading “Holding On”

Songs of the Forest

Falling leaves festoon the forest floor as the Falsetto of falcons flows fluidly over the fields, where Faltering fawns flee fearfully from Following fellows with fierce fire. Birds beautifully balance on branches of Birches, where Blue Jays boast their bravado by Bursting with bountiful ballads, as Burbling brooks bubble on the banks below. Sonnets ofContinue reading “Songs of the Forest”

Empty Kingdom

Princes and Ladies danced in the Hall, While Kings and Queens would feast; Tapestries and paintings adorned the walls; Their riches would never cease. But time and change are constant foes, Relentless in their pursuit; The kingdom witnessed many woes, Their riches turned to loot. Now the birds dance through the Hall, Partnered by theContinue reading “Empty Kingdom”

Mother Knows Best

When I was sick she gave me herbs And rubbed Vicks on my chest They tasted and smelled awful But Mother knows best I usually like her cooking But the broccoli I detest I couldn’t get up ‘til I ate it all Cause Mother knows best I didn’t want to play with sis Cause sheContinue reading “Mother Knows Best”

My “Pet”

In the U.S., May is National Pet Month. In honor of this, please enjoy this poem: I have a pet; his name is Stick; He doesn’t drool, bite or lick. He’s a rescue pet; I’m not a liar; He was about to be thrown on a fire. I don’t have to spend money on groomingContinue reading “My “Pet””

Resentment

“Pretty young maiden, for what dost thou pine?” “I wish for a beau whom I may call mine.” “And what shalt thou do if given this treasure?” “I shall give him my heart and love without measure.” Found she her beau and they joined at the altar; Loved him she did without fear or falter.Continue reading “Resentment”