What are fantasies? Illusions with wings; Birds uncaged Floating free Over dreamscapes Hovering still where Nightmares dwell A magical world With a wish And a spell In our minds we create A wonderland, or A raging hell!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898 — Source.
In the labyrinths of silence I explore inner darkness In awe, I see the lines rusted Of rotting pain Etched on my heart By recollections deep Digging in like ridged shards Most painful are moments I try to, but I can’t recall They lie in the gloomy corners Smothered by macabre screams The ones I had muffled For I knew no one cared
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Edward J. Goodman. Too Curious. London; Guildford: Bentley & Son, 1888 — Source.
I thought I’d survive without you But I couldn’t say goodbye For the words lay tangled At your doorstep Afraid to cross the threshold Into a life where you Would not be waiting At sundown, by the yellow lamp A book in hand, the kettle whistling Eager to tell and know Of just another mundane day
Don’t be a stranger To the voices within For they hold reflections Of your deepest sins. Hear them out When they proclaim The path to be free Of the guilt and pain, To claim absolution In knowing the truth That you are only human When you slip and fail!
Fire and flow of buried emotions I had commanded to lie still Gulping down anger Silencing the rage I waited for time to heal; They gurgled wildly In gorges of the heart Streamed in deadly cascade Burning lava from hell Surged from the gallows Spilled as luminous pain All the venom I had held!