Celebrate Life

This disregard For human life Is nothing new To our species It overwhelms As it shadows Our light In media’s Many Forms Everywhere We turn Daily news So bad Good news So seldom heard This human Condition The darkened Soul Can dampen The brightest Of spirits But only If we Allow it © jillterry

CROSS OF CHANGE

She reached with trembling hands In the one direction She knew she shouldn’t Precariously she traveled To the edge of deaths ledge Desperate to feel anything Craving his rejection She raised her arms As if to take flight The ground shook violently Breaking night’s silence She heard the hoof beats Coming hard and fast OverContinue reading “CROSS OF CHANGE”

Richard II

They don’t all float down here, as his mantra would have you believe. Some wrap themselves intentionally, in the dispirited darkness; fighting natures buoyancy that would raise them toward the light. He thrived on being the outcast, for he knew not how to fit; emitted false illusion, so as to sway opinion and perceptions. ButContinue reading “Richard II”

Lockdown

  Echoes swirl Through hallowed Halls Bouncing off doors Inside my soul Meaningless words Wrapped in Illusion A singular voice Bent on spiritual Intrusion Bolt the door Against his Dark Shut my eyes Seek thy Light © jillterry

My soul sister,

I see you suffering, and I wish there was something I could do for you. I witness your pain, and my own heart aches. I see you spiraling, faster each day; downward motion to nowhere land. I wonder who’ll be waiting when you reach the end. Unsure what led you to this path; you noContinue reading “My soul sister,”

The visit

He could see how tired she was, that day he happened upon her alone in the café; and though he purposely took his thoughts elsewhere, ignoring her completely, he knew from her body language that he’d once known so well, there was something amiss; and he couldn’t help but wonder what was going on inContinue reading “The visit”