The Devil’s Apogee – #poetry #NaPoWriMo

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Tossed about
By the curse of the sea
The crew, in peril,
Could not break free.

The demons held tight,
Never letting go
Poor little ship,
Thrown about, to and fro.

Damaging waves
Thrashed about the bow
Men, hanging on,
But they didn’t know how

To stop the water
From coming aboard
Surely, someone
Had caused this discord

No time to wonder
No time to blame
The rocks, getting closer
Held each of their names

One by one,
They disappeared
Voices, now silenced
It’s what they had feared

They never did find
This vessel, lost at sea
Surely, evil prevailed
Twas the Devil’s apogee

©2021 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

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In Memoriam

Sarah Doughty

“And the booming of cannon fire will be
the tell-tale heart, marking a long ago time
when my innocence was lost.”

What can I say about today other than the fact that I’ve lost the sense that there’s something here worth celebrating? Day after day, I hope that I’m stuck in some endless dream. An alternate, hellish reality that I don’t want to know. So when I hear the pops and crackles that mirror the sound of a war not far from my doorstep, I try to occupy my mind elsewhere. But the bitter memory of him will linger on my tongue. And the booming of cannon fire will be the tell-tale heart, marking a long ago time when my innocence was lost.

© Sarah Doughty

For this is what it means
to be haunted by
my childhood monster.
Only he didn’t live
underneath my bed.
He just came…

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#NaPoWriMo-Day 26-No Evidence

Penny Wilson Writes

The red ink 
spatters upon the page
like blood

The truth
should be seen
not hidden inside

like a cancer 

There is no transcript
no evidence
no witnesses

The mental anguish
hidden from public view

Nothing tells the world
who you truly are

There is no one
to judge you

at least not
here on Earth

Let my words
for those who cannot

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

*This was inspired by my writing buddy and Dear Friend, Chuck over
at The Reluctant Poet.  Thank you Chuck, for your kindness, encouragement
and most of all for your friendship.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 

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