Confounded

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You thrill me
You scare me
You give me hope
You confound me

In that time we were close
I found peace in your embrace
Comfort in your warmth
And a home by your side Continue reading “Confounded”

Phoenix From Ash

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Part of the fold

Until cast aside by ambition

The ambition of an Upstart

The threat of an insidious legacy

 

Then there were two

Adrift in the same boat

Their marriage, strengthened

Their resolve, unmatched Continue reading “Phoenix From Ash”

Ignoble – a poem

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Far from expected

But exuding charm

Impossible to resist

Even harder to tame

 

Two titans locked in battle

Neither willing to succumb

Known roles abandoned

Respect mired by desire Continue reading “Ignoble – a poem”

Delusion – a poem

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Your image was like a memory

A past I yearned for

A fantasy which grew

Until I had been ensnared

 

But then you appeared

Not even a shadow

None to remind me

None to entice me Continue reading “Delusion – a poem”

Ambition Prevails – a Zim short story inspired by “true” events (Part 2)

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I know the general direction to Chiripi’s house. I just run. I pray nothing is following, though I dare not look back. When I see the gate up ahead, a little relief washes over me. But my chest will surely explode before I get there. What if some vile creature catches me before then? What if it’s waiting for the exact moment the gate slows me down? My world becomes that much smaller, and the air is sucked out of it.

I fumble through the gate, panting like a dog, and with my heart at my throat. When I reach Chiripi’s door, I knock frantically. I won’t be taken at salvation’s gate. I knock again. Only now do I look back. Did anything follow me?

When the door is abruptly open, my heart does somersaults, almost jumping out through my teeth. Continue reading “Ambition Prevails – a Zim short story inspired by “true” events (Part 2)”