Abyss

All of life is a dream
Dreams within dreams feign reality
Loneliness is reality
Hurting is reality
All else is dreams within dreams within dreams
All else is a fleeting flash of light
In a fathomless dark chasm

I serve a sentence without end
For a crime without reason
I follow the night in chains
Wherever it may lead
Treading through pools of blood
Raging rivers of tears to forefend

I am led further and further away
From the beguiling hope of love,
From the sustaining flashes of light
As I turn back, all is black
And though my eyes can still see,
I am as blind as can be
Never, ever to return

Submitted By: David Nickerson

Oreneile (He gave us)

A name so meaningful
A curse so painful
A blessing “Never” I think to myself
My life so miserable like a wet cloth feeling useless
A disappointment I become when good dees I do
Oreneile a useless life
Oreneile a curse in our eyes
Divorce and division came along
A newly born came by
Piece of tramp I’ve become to the perpetrators
Men with insecurities say it’s all my fault
Tears so wet blood so thick I can bearly walk
Feeling so tortured and emotions so torn
I cry but no sound they can hear
I seek for help!but no one sees to care
Pills and portions are my solution
But Drips and niddles seem to get in the way
How dark and deep myself is
No one seems to understand
Blames and flames are thrown unto me
Blooms and Blues never enlighten my soul
How long shall this last?
A question no person can solutionate
But TRUST I PUT UNTO GOD
I AM ORENEILE(He Gave Us)
THE CURSE YET A BLESSING IN GOD’S EYES

Submitted By: Portia Mosala

Until We Meet Again

Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile
if only I could have you back
for just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we use to do
you always meant so very much
and always will do too
The fact that you’re no longer there
will always cause me pain
but you’re forever in my heart
until we meet again

The Sea

Eyes to dust
Rings to rust
Run, I must
To the sea

Warm, clasped hands,
and Lover’s plans
Counting the sands
In the sea

Mountains crossed
Yet all is lost
Like salt foam, tossed
On the sea

Lifetime’s fade
Like dreams betrayed
Of children who played
By the sea

Love is gone
Time has won
Saving none
But the sea

Submitted By: David Nickerson

Gift of Flight

Set free from my cage, and not feeling my age
I took wing on silent breath of air
Aloft and caught up in a forever dream
I hadn’t a worry or care

Over white mountain peaks, and rivers blue,
Green pastures, and majestic horizons I flew
Never have I known such contentment and love
As I have from unparalleled stations above

Further still I flew, and higher too
My companions, the sun, clouds, and wind
Enveloped in splendor, I suddenly knew
It was a beginning, not an end

Until at last, I came to rest
On a perch too high for eagles to crest
Where my eyes will always look down on you
And my love be the light that sees you through

Submitted By: David Nickerson

Lost

Lost, confused, and abandoned by reason
Stripped bare in the midst of a cruel winter season
Consummate victim of the Great Fall
In crippling pain and now forced to crawl
On knees not accustomed to bending,
On thorny and harsh, rocky ground,
With abiding dreams of an ending
To the pain he sees all around
And sleepless dreams unrelenting,
Of
A Peace that will never come…
A Love that has left him alone…
A Life of squandered splendor…
And a Death to suit such a one!

Submitted By: David Nickerson

Ten Reasons To Me

I’m going to the corner
Because one I’m a loner.
Two, people scare me
to the point I want to flee.
Three, I hate myself
That’s why there are suicide notes on the shelf.
Four, I want to hide
Just like I wish to fly.
Five, I already heard too many goodbye’s
And how I wish those were lies.
Six, my heart hurts
I swear I will burst.
Seven, corners are dark
Light burns and leaves a mark
Eight, I don’t like the light
Because it doesn’t feel right.
Nine, I know I’ll go insane
Because I know peoples sacrifices were in vein.
Ten, I feel others dislike towards me
To the point where dead is what I want to be.

Submitted By: Theilyn Colindres