Poetry, Musings, Stories & Random Thoughts

Wayward Son

As the twilight of his days / Darkens into the night / Will he be remembered / As one who brought some light?


Apathy turns empathy / Into just another word. / To just pretend it does not exist / Is pretty damn absurd..

Our Essence

What is our Essence? / Do you know what that might mean? / Is it our soul, our core, our center? / Is it something that can be seen?


Not related by flesh, / By hearts we enmesh. . . / In friendship we endeavor / As Soul Sisters forever. . .

If Only They Really Knew Me. . .

I smile, I pretend / To my own end. / I play their game / They think I bend.

Love Me Like a River Does

In the quiet of these moments, / In the solitude of the dark. / I sit alone and think of you / And feel that sudden spark.

Where To Begin (Embryonic Journey)

Our quest to know. / Our hope to grow. / Is it linked to the worth / Of our own rebirth?

Don’t You Say I Told You So

It is as if I am still jailed. / My heart & soul have been impaled. / My wounds did heal but left a scar, / A constant reminder is what…

Save a Prayer

All the Stars are weeping / As Mother Earth and Father Skies / Ache with the pain of decay / Trying to hold back their cries.

Hide and Seek

They used their bright minds to create for themselves / An imaginary world of fairies and elves. / I’ll bet if you tried you could think up…

I Listen to the Rain

If wishes were granted / For one single smile / I’d wish to hold you close / For just a little while.


She could not choose one / For she loved them both. / Yet they each wanted her / To take an oath.

No Way Out

He had been alone for so long now / He wasn’t sure if he could allow / Himself to trust another human / He didn’t know if he e…

The Gathering

Do you know what goes on / When you go out of town? / You think you left your home quite safe / But let me give you the lowdown!

Languishing in the House of Desire

I prefer the silence of forgotten pain / No longer will I allow hurt to gain / A hold upon my head and heart, / I will stop that aching bef…

The Cacophony of Being Otherwise Engaged

Blind to the pain / Of ill-gotten gain / I hold on in the mire / As if nothing is stained.

When the Wind Comes Down the Mountainside

It seems as if all is breathless, / For the moment the wind is still. / No life is seen a’stirring / As you gaze above the sill.

Breath of Life

Your bloom is short lived. / A brief moment in time. / Yet it brings such great joy; / Your beauty sublime.

Possibly Maybe, Probably Not. . . (the poem)

Oh how I love the feel / Of that sacred one first Kiss. / Can it be the start of / A love that should not be missed?

She Cries Your Name

Come home to me my children / I am so lonely now. / I crave your sweet attention / Any time that you will allow.

Bells for Her

Beauty is in the eye & heart / Not only of the beholder. / If we love ourselves as we are / Our growth will not be hindered.

Never Just One Rainy Day

I thought that I knew you. / I thought we‘d come so far. / I thought your heart had softened. / I thought now we’d be more.

To Wish Impossible Things

This was the day they all loved best. / All year long the children would sing. / For this day gave them the power / To wish impossible thin…


Look, look more closely, / Can you see what might be wrong? / The beauty stands before you / Stunning glory shines so strong.

River of Deceit

My demons still follow. / They stay to behold / The pain of my sadness, / The ache in my soul.

Treacherous Encounters a story poem by RestLeSsD

Was it really worth all this? / Could this pain be justified? / For a love so forbidden / By those who had never tried.

What Do Dogs Dream?

Once upon a time, / Or two times it would seem / There was a little dog / Who lived only to dream.

Don’t You Love Me Anymore?

Yesterday / I had a home, / Today I am unsure. / Was I bad, / or even worse, / Don’t you love me / Anymore?

The Mermaids Tale

This may sound like loves one true goal / In reality future hopes is what they stole. / The falsehood offered up love and a happy life / Th…

The Knighting of Sir Peanut

From this day forward / All would know by this act / Daring, brave, old Peanut / Was a royal, and that’s a fact!

The Child in Us

The Child in Us by RestLeSsD / Oh to be a child again, / If only for one day. / No worries, cares or troubles, / Just thinking of games to …
My One & Only Chance by Rhonda Strickland

Coyote Dance

In olden times / As legend is told. / When the land was free, / And trees were not old.

The Old Goat Tree

Little ones please listen well / This is a story I must tell. / To help to keep your sanity / When walking past the old goat tree.

The Village Cat

I wonder if he’s happy, / Does he love his carefree life? / Does he long to be a housecat? / With no struggles and no strife?

Black Magic Woman

You tricked me into believing / And now my soul is consumed / By this Black Magic Woman. / My heart can never be exhumed.

Can’t Find My Way Home

You are like a lost soul searching / Never really knowing where to look. / Or even knowing what you need. / Your life is an old, sad book.

The Secret Keepers

“The Secret keepers have made a mistake! / These stories should be freed / For all to share and to enjoy / Everyone shall be allowed…

Pretty as You Feel

She caught herself this morning, / Cursing at herself. / She said you’re ugly, you’re so fat, / She said I hate myself.


Did you ever long to recall / Days when I was so very small? / When I cried out for you to come near, / You helped to ease my childish fear.

Web of Collective Unconsciousness

The excesses begin to arise, / The seeds germinate at will. / This vegetative elasticity / Drains beyond the window sill.

Monterey (just a little ditty)

Oh California, Monterey, / You’ll be my home till my dying day. / I’ve grown too fond to say goodbye. / My home’s the bes…


Our time together was very good. / I regret not a single day. / I hope you feel as I do, / Though it will never again be that way.

Constant and Sure

Dreams in quiet thinking, singing waters flow. / Bubbling over green, mossy rocks. / Under a blanket of shade of midevil days, / Away from …

Bridge of Sighs

We will weigh the options & the worth of love / We will look below, we will look above. / Will well turn to see if we care enough / To …

Lost You

I cannot go any further. / I am lost alone, it’s true. / I cannot exist any longer, / I know I have lost you.

Sail on

Each and every afterthought, / Let them be your guide. / Be it known to anyone / That you’ve no need to hide.


If per chance / We find someone to share / Some part of our journey, / We may hope that they / Have chosen a similar destination.

A Song of Loss

For a thought has just now landed; / Love is a Dream, grasping for Reality / Which comes back Empty Handed.

Just Wait

But there is more to life, much more, I know. / I must find my own, not so easily go. / I peer about at all who have love and wonder; /…

A Single Wish

If you had just a single wish / Do you wonder what might transpire / In the granting of that single wish / Would it be a fulfillment of you…

Dirty Pretty Things

So now I’ll pull the trigger / Feeling the pleasure that it brings. / Knowing that I tricked you / With my dirty, pretty things…

Neon Porcelain

Questions seem to follow me, / With answers just ahead. / I reach & try to grasp just one / Grabbing empty air instead.

Brighter Than Sunshine

Brighter than sunshine / My sweetness never fear, / You’ll be my best friend forever, / I will always love you dear.

My Silly Side

She didn’t have to hide / Whatever was inside / They loved her for who she was / Most of all her silly side. . .

I’m Here

Does this mean that / I no longer matter? / As my light begins to fade, / And my memories begin to scatter. . . / Do I no longer matter?

Little Bird

She listens just to hear their calls, / Ever searching as evening falls. / Sunrise will bring another day / And memories too will go away. …

The Observer

Open your eyes, let light in, / For only then will you regain / The power that is granted you / The power to sustain / The knowledge you we…

Come Down in Time

The time had come for her to go. / He waited there for her to show / If this was truly what she chose / To stay with him wherever he goes.

Spirals of Life

Our understanding, is it limited / To only what we see? / Or do we seek a deeper knowledge / Beyond what we might be?

Mirabella H. Lugubrious

She grumbled, groused, and griped. / Her demeanor set in stone, / Old Mirabella H. Lugubrious / Destined forever to be alone…

Dragonfly Girl

This little one, she had the touch. / Yet no one knew just how much / Her gentle soul attracted love / Of living beings from up above.

The Time Thief

He knows a truth / An idea in fact / That time withheld / Is time held back.

Time is the Enemy

Time continues to ravage / All of what is left of me. / A bitter and heartless savage. / We live just to die, just to die. / Time is the en…

Soaring Way Up High

Oh the places I would go / If only I could fly. / Up just below the clouds, / Soaring in the sky. / Soaring way up high. / If only I could …

My Hearts a Mess

Foolish me, I let you in. / I melted with just a kiss. / I fell so hard it hurt / But not as much as this.
Beside Myself ~ One Summer Dream Part II by Rhonda Strickland

deCeptive PerCeption

Our deceptive perception / Grasps onto a passion / Yet it’s actually revealed / As a perceptive deception.

Dreaming – Silent Screaming

I dream of being alone, / In a place I do not know. / No recognition, no memory / But there is a process I must undergo.

Infinite Correlation

Across the universe / You can feel a low vibration / It permeates all beings / Nature’s ultimate radiation.
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