hope’s truth

I walk along the streets

a desolate
and desperate domain
filled

with shadowed pain

in the alleyways, and
along the riverfront

whispers

brought forth
turning my stomach end over end

like butterflies

arising again
under the brisk, and breezy moon
I see you

hope’s friend

our one and only truth


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


hope’s truth was inspired by the poem Hot Ashes, by Benjamin Nambu.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


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Butterflies in the Night

I sit on the front porch
considering
the moon, and the train
coming
down the tracks

I can feel it, the anxiety
the streets, and this sensation
not

missing a beat

Kinda like when you see a star
in the sky

you relate to it

it’s a mirror image of you, and you know why

Like is like this at times
full of whispers of insight

We simply need to remain open
to

the butterflies in the night


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


Submissions are open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration, and will remain open until September 23. The submission details are located here.

#poetry, #anxiety, #awareness, #butterflies-in-the-night, #calm, #emotion, #feelings, #healing, #insight, #life, #love, #open-heart, #poem, #sensation, #senses, #stars

heart strong

the pale
and lambent sky
is dried

and full of mist

swirling in colors, made of notes
a song

adrift

in the east
where my heart is strong
and just enough

with you

the music of my life
and my one and only love


Photo by brittanygraytoday, Pixabay


Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: pale, lambent, east. You can follow me on Twitter here.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration, and will remain open until September 23. The submission details are located here.

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painted brush strokes

love lives in the shadows, and
the whispers of the wind, as

along a lost trail, I go
with pain the size of stones

in my heart, I
compose

possibilities, while people in places far away
eliminate the rights to choose and be free

Do you ever wonder about peace and tranquility?

I do too.

at the same time
I consider the anger in the breeze, and

the angst pervading this body, as
visceral sensations awaken the truth

within the painted brush strokes
of a love as deep as the sea

and this terrible sadness dwelling inside of me


Photo by Prawny, Pixabay


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rainbow hues

pain arises when I’m folded
and tired

of resting my head on the wind

I often wonder about nature
and the canopies of gold so thin

and lush

they come to me
when I’m anxiety ridden
and flush from within

a heart, I have

in the moon
with as many cracks and crevices too

Can you see them reflected back at you?

I can too.

they are blue, with marigold hues

a rainbow of colors
and images

reminding me of our youth


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


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butterfly sensations

stones fall from my eyes
holding my breath, I try

to understand the fields of sorrow
before me

while the image of you lingers in the streams
of tumbleweed

we’ve deemed, a point in the past that seems
like a memory, in between

the one, two, and three tests that come on fast

while I continue to hold my last breath

fear begins to arise
a swelling and butterfly sensation in times of trepidation cries

as I finally exhale a sigh
and the love within me begins to fly


In response to the WDYS #130 prompt, from Keep it Alive by Sadje



First photo by 3569616, Pixabay

Second photo by Matt Barringer, Unsplash


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