Where the Wind Blows – a poem.

Where the Wind Blows

the bird feathers on

a journey set by the wind’s blow,

is the simplest path

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BIRD and Blow.

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Honing with Pain – a poem.

Honing with Pain

the truth has sharp teeth,

biting through the deepest pain,

life heals what life kills

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BITE and Teeth.

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NEVER GIVE UP – A poem.

NEVER GIVE UP

This simple man waits in worry,
through mind-fields of love notes not wrote,
in lakes of heartache where hopes float,
and life hangs back in a hurry.
Watching signs till eyes are blurry.
Each one reads to yield or to stop.
Time’s winning as grains of sand drop,
but dreams continue on with care.
I’ll keep loving this crone so rare,
and breathing till I reach her stop.


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 42 CARE.


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Release Me – a poem.

Release Me

one glimmer of hope

breaking fear’s icy cold hold,

tired souls are set free

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Warm Me – a poem.

Warm Me

choked breaths chill to frost

as her cold heart claims my core

a glint of light breaks

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Surf – a poem.

Surf
by Ronovan Hester

No peaks, valleys, or destination points.
Never was a road map pointing the way.
No guarantees the fall will eventually end.
The trek back to the top not blazed or marked. Lost. Alone.
Unique in your success, and one more number in the failures.

Dreams ride the random undulating waves.
The crests unstable and never solid for long.
The high only lasts a moment before the crash.
The climax ends in a churning trough of descent, expected, unknown.
To climb this mountain your vision is vast and wide, planning, and watching.

Carried by the past dashed dreams of others,
and the burning saltiness of millennia of failures.
Just one unbalanced breath, and your ride in peril.
And your next, you slip, not along rough terrain to the bottom of dirt and stone.
But down the wall of see-through glass, life on the other side. Predators of players?

Or the dramatic plunge, less graceful than chaos.
Watching the greeting sun reflecting surface below.
Chest raw from the impact through the vanishing hopes.
Pushing through, chin, knees, shins, scrapped with sandpaper of pulverized dead things.
Bloodied and bruised, but not the end, tumbling over and over, gasping for breath. Dying?

Your limp body washes up on the sand, choking.
You join the other eons of unrecognizable rejects.
No one to help. No roadside assistance. No guardian.
People walking along, heads down, looking for empty shells, and finding you.
But you’re not enough, not quite dead enough, you stink of fresh disappointment.

Their heads refuse to look out to the horizon,
never seeing the sun-soaked crests of possibilities.
None of those tumbles, those survivors, or those joys.
They always walk safely on dry sand, toes dry, just out of reach of adventure.
The chance, the opportunity, of living. Heads not in the sand but forever bowed.

Lives only change with empty shells of the living.
Polished with time to the point they all look the same,
yet the wary keep up their search for the next perfect vessel.
Only inches away, a vibrant and exciting life calls with a roar they no longer hear.
But you’ve survived, and you tremble to your battered and pain-filled knees, again.

You stand, turn to that uncharted, desired filled world.
Wading in up to your chest, deep in the sting of the past.
Now dive and swim to fight the tide, or others will drag you.
They’ll help you along or drown you with their own failures, sinking before they’ve crested,
back to those footprints in the sand, now another empty shell to add to their dead collection.

Turn, wade, dive, scan the playing field, and wait for the swell.
Each fall, each ripped open chest and scrapped chin, battle scars.
No success without trying, nor without appreciated amounts of failure.
With each toe that leaves the sand behind, it dips into the salty dreams of ancient warriors.
You learn to descend from those crests in control, with less in chaos. With more success than not.


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Life’s Needs – a poem.

Life’s Needs

red velvet petals

release needed enchantment,

on this simple man

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of RELEASE and Simple.

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Décima Challenge 34 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of STABLE and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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Ritu Bhathal | But I Smile Anyway…:   Nativity


L | EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO:   Winter And Spring


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Day Dream

This morning fog consumes the sky,
lustrous dreams swallowed in haze,
a portent of loss, an end of days,
a slow sweep slippage into nigh.

But I choose not to let time fly
beyond my grasp, outside my ken.
With every breath, I breathe life in,
achieve new ground, fresh, strong, stable,
extend my reach, my life’s fable.
my spirit, my mind, and my Zen.


Frank Hubeny | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Décimas #1 Stable and #2 Truthful Hope    


Mindfills:   travels in the wild


MMA Storytime:  The Elite Squad


Dr. Crystal Grimes | Mystical Strings:    Self-deception


Ranting Along:  https://rantingalong.blog/2020/12/03/23837/


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  Tripping with the Magi Power Tower


Ronovan Writes:  Our Youth Need


The Tenth Zodiac:  Unfamous Heir


willowdot21:   Banished



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Upside Down – a poem.

Upside Down

 

Been in disguise since I was twenty-five,

never knowing if I should live or die.

Always thinking this world left me alone,

feeling it deeply through blood and bone.

Needing answers with these decades of doubt,

reaching for a handhold before I shout.

Then I met a small Carolina town,

flipping this Southern boy’s world upside down.

So close it hurts can touch but not feel it,

thrown up obstacles I fight to not quit.

This mask is slipping, years I’m passing through,

with no doubts I’ll live now that I found you.

 

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my pleas…please. – a poem.

my pleas…please

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dreams obscene,

thoughts so wrong.

Things your wearing.

turn me on.

What do you think I, feel when I see ya?

I’ve been stupid shy, this I can’t deny.

What is this cold fear, waitin’ for the all-clear?

Praying for a leap year, so I can see…you…dear…

That sinful grin,

jeans so tight.

I love it when,

you walk just right.

 

Skin so smooth

hair feels nice,.

Those fingertips,

I’ll pay the price.

This fire inside of me, is fighting to be free.

It needs hotter degrees., please hear my pleas.

Fire deep inside…

of me.

I’m on my…

knees.

I’m begging…

please.

Please hear my pleas.

Please hear my pleas.

Please hear my pleas.

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Sometimes I just have to let it go.


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a haiku a poem

~*~

*

~*~

life flows with our doubt

regardless in joy or woe,

love can ebb the ache

~*~

*

~*~

 


A poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of EBB and Flow.

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Someday – a poem.

Someday

I had the plan, so close to shore,

then with one word, it all shattered.

That just proved I never mattered,

that I wasn’t wanted anymore.

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It will come, that day we yearn for,

the one we share in our night dreams.

Remember our night of moonbeams,

when the air went quiet and still?

Love so large, the stars could not fill,

yet, I must wait, through muffled screams.

 

 

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 25 STILL. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

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The mind – a poem

clip these broken wings

to find a new way of flight

put your mind to work

 

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My poem for my Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/09/14/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-323-clipwings/.

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Stumbling on: A Tanka Poem.

The breeze caresses

like your longing fingertips

fate glides through my mind

with lightning, thunder and pain

I stumble on day by day.

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Sweet Dreams a Décima Poem.

My entry for this weeks Décima Poetry Challenge No.1 Lake. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

 

Sweet Dreams

To sink into a fiery lake.
Once felt, would not be named a sin.
If it were, I’d do it again.
Our fire couldn’t be a mistake.

Their fear of the snake, such a fake.
Hide in the dark with their wet dreams,
fearing their truth’s not what it seems.
I know what I want, there’s no catch,
Cause there’ll never be another match.
I can’t help but scream in my dreams.

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Love in the Air.

Love in the Air

On soft breeze a divine bouquet
her invitation is discrete,
to imbibe in her gifts so sweet,
and my heart with joy must obey.
Eternal beasts come into play.

Distance is an icy lover,
these shivers I cannot cover.
Time will tell the battles end.
I’ll travel along that soft wind,
to love to rediscover.

Passionate Destiny.

The future is full

With passionate destiny

There are no dead dreams.

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Please visit the other entries with links in the comments of the challenge post. They deserve the attention and admiration.

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Life Giving.

Clear of all the clouds

The sun shines brightly on Earth

Giving life to all.

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Tremble.

I tremble for you

In this vast void of darkness

I crave all your light.

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For my Weekly Haiku Challenge. Please join in and add to the family. If you haven’t written a Haiku before, click HERE and there is also a link on that “how to” post that links to instructions on other types of Haiku you might enjoy, such as a Haibun, which is great, because you write a paragraph about something, maybe a nice memory, then you write a Haiku that tells that story in three lines.

Empty Soul.

My soul is empty

This far from my hearts dreams,

My whole body weeps.

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For my Weekly Haiku Challenge. Please join in and add to the family. If you haven’t written a Haiku before, click HERE and there is also a link on that “how to” post that links to instructions on other types of Haiku you might enjoy, such as a Haibun, which is great, because you write a paragraph about something, maybe a nice memory, then you write a Haiku that tells that story in three lines.