SHADOWBOX

Animal, Flamingo, Avian, Bird, Feathers
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There is a shadowbox inside of me

One not meant for others to see

Sometimes it is filled with pain or dread

When times are troubled inside my head

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Other times it’s filled with hope, love and glee

The sunnier, shinier side of me

Regardless, it’s there firmly in place

Keeping a watchful frame ’round my grace

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THE REBEL

painting of man
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The rebel fights to be set free
To pillage and trash and burn
Destroying the life with simplicity
Disregarding the good we learn

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If given the chance he will prevail
Leaving a trail of tears
Bottled up inside
How long can we hide
From the rebel who feeds in our fears

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A QUEEN’S CONSORT… a poem

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The parallax pomposity

Of an overly anxious man.

A cantilevered view

Through a spyglass made of sand.

Self-aware, in stalwart effort,

His reflection did he admire.

Until put to death…

By executioners hand…

As ordered by the Sire.

Believe… a poem

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In my failure I dug deeper into solitude and regret.

During this time of bitterness, I found nowhere and no one to turn to.

With my loss it seemed there could only be one way out.

But,

In failure I can find strength.

In bitter times I can find sweet repose.

In loss I can find life.

Believe…