Free Verse

Good Night Sweet Dreams

Some things not meant to be
Holding on to impossibilities
Chasing dreams always within
Reach yet not close enough
To grasp in palm of your hand
Standing on the other side
Of time making wishes
Futile when they fail
To materialize
You place a soft kiss on your dreams
 In the dark you whisper
To all your imaginings and desire
Good night sweet dreams…

Iridescent Moon

Iridescent moon calls to the night
Through clouds shimmering
Reflection on water’s heart
In the distance silence imprisons
The essence of lost nymphs
Water’s glow evermore
Filled with tears of weeping sirens
Lost love
Forbidden temptation

Desire, hunger screams
Out from the iridescent moon
As the sigh of want
Echoes hauntingly
Moan of need dances

Back to stillness


You are not the air I breathe
The sunrises as the moon sets
And existence is mine alone
Not to give my soul
Watch my spirit die
Trampled on red grapes
Makes wine
Sour, bitter juice
Drips from lips swollen
Eyes darkened
From too many nights
 Sleep deprivation
 Wrestling with ghost
That won’t let me lay
 Down in peace
 Look out into the night and
Gaze up to the heavens
 the moon
 So far away and wish
Sorrow was even farther
 Not right here at finger tips
Sharp needles pricks
And bleed

She Danced Alone

The lights dimmed
She materialized on stage standing
Graceful and still
Music begin to play
She let the sound flow through her
Eyes closed she became music
Slowly lifting one elegant arm from
It’s resting place by her side
She teased the crowd with her moves
Precision in each step had them
Holding their breath
Giving and taking until she thought
They’d had enough
Her long legs she’d thrust out
Head held high she was truly
A diva
Swirling around her dress mesmerized
As it performed about her body
In fluent movement dancing in
And out circling her swaying hips
Exquisiteness to look at
Exciting to witness her
Beautiful performance
She inflamed all those that observed 
She stared looking straight into their hearts
 Commanding respect
She’d danced till blood filled
Her shoes
Pouring out her heart and soul
One tear drop hung on her
Gradually the music died away
Silence overwhelmed
She stood serene holding her breath
A single red rose landed at her feet