I, Banshee

Tea & Transparency

I feel the breath of the wind bite down to bone as it blows through me.

Except it’s not breath.
It’s a hellish screech
of pain.

Howling like a haunted banshee.

The night is young and full of question marks.
I can see them in the clouds.

It is loud here –
outside my home,
and inside my mind.

I stifle a sigh.
I supress the tears.
I succumb to the screams.
My sense of self disappears.

I cannot remember what normal feels like.

Suffering. Sickness. Stifling.
Forceful. Frightening.

Torture. Trauma. Torment.
Metamorphosis. Malcontent.

The wind shrieks.
I scream back.

Ha!

How’d you like that?


The featured image is my own.

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W.O.T.D.C. FORGETFUL

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of The Day is FORGETFUL.

Please feel free to use the word in a story, poem, or other writing exercises of your own choosing.

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday February 8, 2022

Go Dog Go Café

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challengesthat can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt: Write a poem that uses light, death, and memory.

Happy Writing!

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Picture on her profile

A Faded Romantic's Notebook

Art by William Oxer

Her picture on her profile.

It began with that.

His long finger was arrested in its lazy, languid, bored downwards scroll by her image.

A slight intake of breath. An appreciative lift of the eyebrows. A smile. An impossible sense of recognition.

He did not know her, but she seemed familiar.

He studied her face. The eyes, the mouth, the nose, the cheekbones.

He stroked the stubble on his chin, and leaned forward slightly in his chair.

With his eyes closed he imagined her.  And he could picture her completely in his head.

He guided the cursor and clicked the ‘follow’ button.

Her picture on her profile.

It began with that.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant/Faded Romantic

Art by William Oxer

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Honestly – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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At dVerse Mish is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write a poem and use the word or any of its forms – Nibble

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Nibble

Photo: jackmac34 at pixabay.com

“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolate.” Fernando Pessoa

Honestly

In my defence the block was already open,
surely an invitation to nibble and, before I
knew it, I had downed three with glee, lustily
chomping with gusto I devoured the whole
lot and a horrible thought occurred, what if 
I hadn't been here?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®

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💎 ♥️🌹 The Proposal 💎♥️🌹

BRAIN FREEZE

We sit and make small talk, we even tell a joke or two. Anything to see you smile, it’s called the ice breaker for you.

The sun is so bright, whenever you are around me. There’s never a dull moment, as you can clearly see.

We both share our laughter, yours is like a beautiful song. A tune that just hypnotizes me, all the night long.

Our heartbeat is a shared melody, the moment of love is real. We sit and enjoy each other’s company, and together we eat a meal.

You remember the meal we shared, how romantic was the moment. The night was just amazing, leaving butterflies in my stomach.

We talked of memories past, the lovely ones we shared. The ups and downs we’ve been through, and how much each other deeply cared.♥️

Giving our hearts to each other, pledging a proposal on Valentines. Couples like us…

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