Shadow

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Shadow

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In the shape of a shadow

my life cast into a bare wall

to disappear in the pending night,

for what is all but a bending light

casting shadows from afar,

a lone firefly shining bright

trapped inside a mason jar-

H.O

April 2019


“You don’t find light by avoiding the darkness.”

― S. Kelley Harrell

Wingless

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Wingless

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To soar, oh how I need to soar

above the rising tide,

when sinking fast, sometimes

forget to fight.

Such weight these wants,

when dreams defied

will not conform

to a wingless flight.

H.O

April 2019


 

“I wouldn’t mind

if life left me…

wingless

burnt to cinders

ripped by storms

scattered…like weeds

celestially wounded

without cherry blossoms

to perish with

but I would cry

with head held in my hands

if it left me…

unfulfilled.”

― Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Balance

Poise

Balance

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When the sky is bluest and the waves are warm

and the breeze feels cool, it is there I am-

It is there my soul  finds between the cracks

how the light will shine in a  special way,

when the passing days hold a soothing sway

and no longer matter if a something lacks.

H.O

April 2019


“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”

― Anais Nin