By Charles Robert Lindholm  1-27-2017  –  8:30 p.m.


The strand of web vibrates

and the spider darts out

to see what he has captured.

only a droplet?


he returns to hiding


he won’t be fooled again

as more droplets

fall from the skies

and onto his web.

raindrops on a spider’s web?


No, teardrops from my eyes

as my broken heart tries

to forget


 © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm

Inspired by Candice-Marie’s WPC GRACEFUL – photo “Raindrops on a Spider Web”



By Charles Robert Lindholm  2-7-2017  at 4:10 a.m.

Some times you take your chances

you roll the dice and stay

you bet your heart and risk it all

living in harms way


you’ve heard about the rumors

but they’re not scaring you

you’ll beat the odds of losing

with you they will be true


and so it goes

but with some time

the truth starts sinking in

as you’re picking up the pieces

of a broken heart, again

 © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm  – All Rights Reserved

 Been there, done that!  Not so much fun when it’s over.  It’s hard to explain the magical thinking that comes over you when you actually suspend rational thinking in the face of reality.  Gambling is that way.  You know the odds are stacked against you from the “get go” but hey!  You are going to beat them and come out the winner, right? 

Sometimes love can be that way too.  We are so hyped up on the thrill of “being in love” as we are speeding past the multiple warning signs that the bridge is out that we can’t understand how we ended up in a crash – “It seemed so right?”

I’m guessing this is the kind of thing they (other crash victims) are talking about when they say, “Love is blind?”  Sometimes your love interest may be hiding behind a mask but more often than not they are actually hiding in plain sight, right before your eyes.  The problem is that you are not seeing straight. 

Everything is blurred and tinted by “being in love”.  Amazingly, some will even come right out and tell you the way it is but you don’t believe it because with you it will be different.  What you believe is that your love will “conquer all”.

Picking up the pieces is painful after a crash.  Hopefully, we learn to be more careful, to make better choices, to listen to better advice from others who love us and from our inner self, instead of just dusting ourselves off and starting to look for the next “ride”.

Your Soulmate is out there!  It’s just better if you let them find you rather than you trying to “Hunt them down” and trying to make it happen.

I hope you have or will find your Soulmate, sooner rather than later!

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm  – All Rights Reserved


By Charles Robert Lindholm

He Left Her
With Her Heart
In Pieces On The Floor
Shattered In The Moment
He Said, “I Don’t Love You Anymore”

She Sat Alone In Darkness,
In Silence And With Tears
And Finally Found The Pieces
She Had Searched For Through The Years

She Rescued All The Pieces
Left Lying On The Floor
Her Heart’s No Longer Fragile
It’s Stronger Than Before
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