Do not haunt my house With the carcass of ambitions Threatening to steal my peace Filling my languid hours With a disdain that taunts At my simple needs Pushing me to compete Only to hang me by the weight Of unending desires So that it can find a companion: Another human shell, That gave up joy, for all the toil
These lines for #FromOneLine #prompt 166 is a reflection on the current International affairs in the context of the war on Ukraine.
Opening the door I saw Blue and Yellow at the porch Splattered with Red; they sought Peace, hope, and solace. With compassion in my eyes And sweetness in my words All I did was console the hurt, I did not reach out my hand Take a stand or clear my stance, Or invite them over to the safety Of my large, cushy home For I feared the Red will stain The carpets and walls Splash and ruin the decor So, I stood there, until they bled Right there on my doorstep!
These #lines have been filling my mind since morning because I am speechless at what’s happening in our world. I have no other way to explain the overwhelming desperation I am feeling.
From tanned, barren, lonely lands Blows blinding dust of Afghanistan Women smothered in black tears Children born shadowed by fears Of a future so distant, so unknown Life so petty, all hope so forlorn Who are the Gods orchestrating Men at endless wars devastating Where poppy fields bleed red Staining shrouds of the undead Opium dreams fill terror nights Where gloom sells as paradise How humanity sleeps in peace When hearts beat with unease
Shadows dance on the wall Claws dripping death Faces set with fangs Tentacles reaching out From beyond sodden graves: Against an orange luminous The candelabra brings alive Fears from another lifetime Silhouettes from the wild, The ones I fail to pacify! Ravage my peace of mind!
Find me the peace Of pure innocence Free me from shackles Let me sense miracles Unleash the inner child Conjour faces in a cloud Marvel at a shimmery bug Whisper to a tiny bird Play with a grass blade Count stars in night’s parade Let my soul revel in nature; A haven for every creature!