Serene Facade

Morning sun shines upon the hill, Carpeted lush and green.Warmth spreads across the surface, Of an otherwise cold and lonely place.Silken flowers adorn the stones, And all is quiet, serene;And as the sun is setting, A shadow grows, Upon the grave of my beloved. Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich Thank you for stopping by andContinue reading “Serene Facade”

In My Head

Is it only in my head? My dreams are always better than life, Sometimes I wish I were dead, My reality is filled with strife. My dreams are always better than life, I know I’m thinking selfishly, My reality is filled with strife, And nobody really loves me. I know I’m thinking selfishly, That’s justContinue reading “In My Head”

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”

Elephant

This poem is in response to a writing prompt from Britta’s Blog, written for the Skeptic’s Kaddish Blog, so please visit each of them. I saw the picture for this prompt, so I’d like to contribute: My boyfriend’s favorite animal was the elephant. I don’t think I ever asked him why; it may be thatContinue reading “Elephant”

What I Want to Be

I want to be a porcupine, keep everyone away,It’ll give me an excuse when they don’t want to stay.To forget all of my past mistakes, I’d like to be a fish,But I’d forget the good times too, so I’m careful for what I wish.I could be a mouse and then, no one would notice me,AfterContinue reading “What I Want to Be”

Dazzling

The lady was sparkling, dazzling. People turned and gasped as she, Waltzed through the room so passively. The crowd was gathering so massively; The thief, acting so casually, Took no tugging or hassling, Removing the necklace so nastily. She touched her neck so absently; Her demeanor changed so vastly; She’s no longer dazzling. This poemContinue reading “Dazzling”

You Were There

It’s easy to be with someone,     When they’re on the mountaintop When happiness or fortune,     Doesn’t seem to stop. But when a fall or stumble,     Brings us to the ground, Who’s with us in the valley,     As we look around? When I faltered, when I failed,     When I cried outContinue reading “You Were There”

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”