Ebony Hue ~ #poetry


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Night settles over, like a vaporous gloom

Envelopes my soul, in a darkening tomb

Looking ahead, I seek out the light

The only one promising, to bring me through night

Skies part the way, not a moment too soon

All at once I am swallowed, by a heavenly moon

As day comes to an end, and the sun bids adieu

The eventide wraps me, in its ebony hue


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The Last of the Leaves ~ #mythoughts #freeverse


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The last of the leaves fall

Like a swirling tornado, they fly

How I long to be one of them


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Music Monday ~ A Game of Tag


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Thanks to Phil Taylor of The Phil Factor for tagging me!  This sounds like fun   🙂

The rules are simple. Answer the questions, tag the person that tagged you (www.dorindaduclos.com) and tag some friends to answer! Simple, huh?

I tend to be nostalgic and prefer to listen to older songs.  Today’s music doesn’t necessarily appeal to me, except for some that actually sound like music.

And here are my choices:

A song that reminds me of home: You’re My Home – Billy Joel

Five songs that are must-haves for a road trip:

A song that inspires me: The Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel

A song that puts me in a good mood: Sing – Ed Sheeran

A song I know all the words to: Every Billy Joel song  🙂

A song that annoys me: Anything, and I mean anything, by Taylor Swift!!

A song I used to like but don’t anymore: 99 Red Balloons – Nena

A song I thrashed: No idea

A song I like to play loud: Demons – Imagine Dragons

A song that makes me want to dance: For Your Entertainment ~ Adam Lambert


I tag the following people (you’re under no obligation), but if you’re so inclined, please do play along.  I’d love to hear what inspires you.

Michelle Cook (Her Writing Haven)

Erika Kind

Chuck (the reluctant poet)

Walt Page (Walt’s Writings)

Morgan (BookNVolume)


Disclaimer:  All links from Youtube.com.  I do not hold nor claim rights to any of the music posted here.

Iridescent Truths ~ #poetry #NovemberWriting


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No matter the angle in which we view

Seems it’s always changing before us

They claim what you see is normalcy

No reason to cause such a fuss

Multicolored phrases

Catch on the tips of tongues

How can we believe the words?

When the truths become undone

Seems simple to tell the story

When the lies come too quickly to mind

Not so, when you try to remember them

Who you are is now clearly defined

How easy it is to burst that bubble

When it’s made only of water and soap

Much easier to tell the truth, my friend

Much harder to shorten the rope


Writing Prompt – Iridescent Truths – Day 20/30

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This Living Hell ~ #poetry #NovemberWriting


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Sunlight stains the window
I pour myself some tea
Tears flow from my swollen eyes
What has become of me?

I find myself inside this place
No reason to go outside
Afraid someone will see my pain
And I’ll have to run and hide

Away from the morning monsters
And the afternoon creatures I fear
Nighttime comes calling too quickly
And I find myself rather drear

Behind the glass panes, I surrender
To the despair I keep hidden so well
Although I have tried to escape me
I’m still locked in this living hell


Writing Prompt – Teardrops and teacups – Day 19/30

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