Darkness of the moon


in the darkness of the moon

I saw the edge of
the double-sided sword.

It’s edge shinning and sharp

breathless, fright had taken hold
of my heart.

Blinding all compassion –
giving way to a
loud heartbeat.

Recoiled into the safety
of my deadbolt,
fear conquered love
last night.

Sunrise gifts a new day
a new way
allowing love to conquer fear.


☮TheMsLvh © 2012

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Beyond

Beyond
I traveled the edge
into your darkness
where only strength
of love would dare roam

Compassion – my guide
Empathy – my desire
to glimpse through
your stained blue eyes

and see what you have seen
and feel what you have felt
and cried when you have bled

Your lingering visions
frightening to the core
adhering to old
melancholy etchings
of aged distant time

I know…I know what it is
to be alone

Yet, know this truth, my love
loosen away the empty cold

Cast aside those blackened nights
remove all stones, clear the path
your sunrise has begun

I promise


☮TheMsLvh © 2012

Photo Permission by Gary Hart

Submitted to d’Verse 

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for the Love of Humanity -redux

Dew laden palms hang under midnight glow

reflecting lunar diamonds off green spears.

 

soft evening breeze brings forth a dancing flow  

small shocks of light reflect within each tear

 

which falls to earth 

abandoning

its high collective perch 

one small drop at a time

 

cascading journeys sliding southward bound

night’s swirling mist create pools on the ground

 

and with each teardrop’s tiny splash 

an echoed cry through smoke and flash

 

turquoise tattered butterflies stop to view

as clouds dissipate with sun’s mourning dew

 

the path is dangerous but clear

yet they hear the world’s voice

 and know they’re near

 

the shifting paradigm of consciences

will let the light shine on all injustice

 

be free brave little butterflies 

take your wings and expose the lies

 

the soul of the earth has

been assaulted with bombs and gas

 

for the love of humanity 

lay down arms of insanity

 

a global evolution has begun

What a unique time to be in the sun.

 

 

☮TheMsLvh © 2012

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Lesson Relearned – sonnet

Blue china broken on the floor
its’ tiny pieces scattered cost
Symbolic price for all love lost
as I watch you walk out the door
 
and leave behind a shattered heart
of broken dreams of what you did
allowed your mother’s heart be shredded
just take your things and quickly part.
 
And for once again I shall heal
replace old bandage which came loose
deceit and lies brought me to kneel
the heartache of tears runs profuse
 
Away you run, your deeds concealed
spin your tales of secret misuse.
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Black Gold – Italian Sonnet

 One of the items on my “Bucket List” is to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for New Years.  When I heard of this current oil spill, it struck me in the heart.
 
 
A strangled hold onto the rocks,
not far the blue Sargasso Sea.
White suited sea gulls fly in flocks,
lost riggers join the absentee.
Below off-shore unearthly docks –
engraved with a fire memory.
Eleven deep in waters sail
on grey Horizon’s ghostly tale.
 
A strangled hold into the sand,
metallic rainbows pooled with rain.
While gasping life strain just to breathe,
more waves of death awash the land.
Their greed exploded dark insane
mad currents of black ocean seethe.
 
A strangled hold grips the unplanned
across slick mass in devil’s stain.
Disrupting nature’s primal gland,
injecting to withdraw for gain.
Destruction of earth from man’s hand,
Spill after spill, still no refrain.
 
☮TheMsLvh © 2011
offered to United Poets , dVerse Poets
image: gcaptain.com
 
  • Chevron Corp oil spillRio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 7, 2011  to present 
  • Rena oil spill – New Zealand, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – October 5, 2011 to present
  • Taylor Energy wells Platform 23051 – United States, Gulf of Mexico – September 16, 2004 to present (2624 days)
  • Chevron/Transocean Campos oil spill – Brazil, Campos Basin – November 10, 2011 – current
  • Esso/Shell North Sea oil spill –  United Kingdom, North Sea – August 10, 2011 – – current
  • Yellowstone River pipeline spill –  United States, Montana, Yellowstone River -July 1, 2011
  • Bohai Bay oil spill – China, Bohai Bay – June 4, 2011 – June 19, 2011
  • Peace River Rainbow pipeline spill – Canada, Alberta – April 29, 2011
  • Mumbai-Uran pipeline spill –  India, Mumbai, Arabian Sea – January 21, 2011
  • Fiume Santo power station –  Italy, Sardinia, Porto Torres – January 11, 2011
  • Mumbai oil spill – India, Mumbai, Arabian Sea – August 7, 2010 – August 9, 2010
  • Barataria Bay oil spill – United States, Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico – July 27 – August 1, 2010
  • Talmadge Creek oil spill –  United States, Kalamazoo River, Calhoun, Michigan – July 26, 2010
  • Xingang Port oil spill – China, Yellow Sea – July 16 – July 21, 2010
  • Jebel al-Zayt oil spill – Egypt, Red Sea – June 16 -June 23, 2010
  • Red Butte Creek oil spill – United States, Salt Lake City, Utah – June 11 – June 12, 2010
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline spill – United States, Anchorage, Alaska – May 25, 2010
  • MT Bunga Kelana 3 –  Singapore, Singapore Strait – May 25, 2010
  • 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill – Nigeria, Niger Delta – May 1, 2010
  • Deepwater Horizon –  United States, Gulf of Mexico – April 20, 2010 – July 15, 2010
  • 2010 Great Barrier Reef oil spill – Australia Great Keppel Island -April 3, 2010
  • 2010 Port Arthur oil spill – United States, Port Arthur, Texas – January 23, 2010
  • Yellow River oil spill – China, Chishui River (Shaanxi) – August 21, 2009
  • Montara oil spill – Australia, Timor Sea – August 21, 2009
  • Full City oil spill – Norway, Rognsfjorden near Såstein south of Langesund – July 31, 2009
  • 2009 Lüderitz oil spill – Namibia, Southern coast – April 8, 2009
  • 2009 Queensland oil spill – Australia, Queensland – March 10, 2009
  • West Cork oil spill – United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – July 28, 2008
  • 2008 New Orleans oil spill – United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – July 28, 2008
  • 2007 Statfjord oil spill – Norway, Norwegian Sea – December 12, 2007
  • 2007 Korea oil spill –  South Korea, Yellow Sea – December 7, 2007
  • Kerch Strait oil spill – Ukraine Russia, Strait of Kerch – November 11, 2007
  •  Russia, Strait of Kerch
  • 2007 Statfjord oil spill – Norway, Norwegian Sea – December 12, 2007
  • Kerch Strait oil spill – Ukraine Russia, Strait of Kerch – November 11, 2007
  • COSCO Busan oil spill – United States, San Francisco, California – November 7, 2007
  • Kab 101 – Mexico, Bay of Campeche – October 23, 2007 – December 17, 2007
  • Guimaras oil spill – Philippines – August 11, 2006
  • Jiyeh power station oil spill – Lebanon — July 14, 2006 – July 15, 2006
  • Citgo refinery oil spill – United States, Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 19, 2006
  • Prudhoe Bay oil spill – United States, Alaska North Slope, Alaska – March 2, 2006
  • Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina) –  United States, Cox Bay, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Shell (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Pilottown, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Chevron (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Murphy Oil USA refinery spill (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Meraux and Chalmette, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Bass Enterprises (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Chevron (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Venice, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Venice Energy Services Company (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, Nairn, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • Sundown Energy (Hurricane Katrina) – United States, West Potash, Louisiana – August 30, 2005
  • MV Selendang Ayu – United States, Unalaska Island, Alaska – December 8, 2004
  • Athos 1 – United States, Delaware River, Paulsboro, New Jersey – November 26, 2004
  • Gulf War oil spill – Iraq, Persian Gulf – June 8, 1990
  • Continued list of oil spills……

Concrete Hive

I heard a voice from years ago:
Solidarity has come of age.
Echoed songs heard throughout the streets
of lessons learned from Gandhi and King.
 
For what had been promised
was a brand new way,
yet the poor received nothing
at the end of the day.
 
So quiet were the thieves
that stole the people’s dreams.
Silently packaged and bundled
then secretly sold overseas.
 
Unknowing, the concrete hive
hand-crafted a perfect plan,
sold our kids as collateral
to live monetary selfish lives.
 
Sworn to serve, embedded with pride,
a young warrior’s blood ran thick –
staining sand of foreign land.
All for black oil in a can
 
or was the repression, depression, taxation
that broke the silent majority’s back?
 
I never thought I would live
long enough to see
a new generation’s uprising,
claiming their voice, now free.
 
“Raging against the machine.”
 
I watched for years, 
the youth blindly squeezed
into the fitted mold 
of a stolen society.
 
Cookies cut by MTV
distracting minds of our youth.
Disregarding the discontent;
ignoring the rumblings underground.
 
Oh! to my surprise when I saw
the young, arm in arm with the aged
at last take a stand. A loud stand!
To finally break free
from the cage.

Peace be with all of you.

☮TheMsLvh © 2011
Image from #OccupyBerkley Riots Nov.9, 2011
Riot Police wanted students off the grass.
For the dVerse Poetics Prompt on idioms: http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/12/poetics-what-did-you-call-me/.
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Dreams of Peace

 

 

“Too much of everything

 

is just enough”

 

A stitch of words that frame

 

my license plate.

 

 

 

A sister’s gift

 

so many years ago.

 

How did she know

 

that I would frame my life

 

around those eight

 

Grateful Dead words?

 

 

 

 too much love is just enough

 

 too much peace is just enough

 

 

 

Were the little girls with flowers

 

in their hair wrong

 

so long ago?

 

 

 

To dream the dreams

 

the world

 

now hungers for.

 

 

 

TheMsLvh

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