Wednesday, July 21, 2010

After the Rain

I can't keep writing raindrops.
Give me sunshine to hope for;
Dreams to hold on to;
Rainbows to reach for;
Someone who'll care for me.
I'm so tired of the clouds.
Let the blue skies
Fill up my life,
For a while.

Caren E. Salas

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If you can't take the heat, use fewer jalepenos....

Another prompt from Robert Lee Brewer This was a fun one. Cheers!


Take some hot jalepenos
Infuse them into three shots
Of decent vodka and add
Half a shot of dry vermouth.
To make it dirty, olives
And juice. Stir (don't shake) Enjoy!

Caren E. Salas

 "No poems can please for long, or live that are written by water drinkers."  - Horace.   Hee Hee.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Memo to Me

Think of how she presses on
Through dark and daunting roads.
Focus on the trials she's passed
Despite the heavy load.

See the way she holds on tight
To dreams some say will die.
Notice how she's there for you
Even when she wants to cry.

Imagine how hard it must be
To soldier on in pain,
To give your strength to someone else
While you stand in the rain.

Think of how she pushes on
Despite the rocky path.
And how, when you might give up hope
Her love still brings you back.

Caren E. Salas

(for Kessa, and Michael too)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Locked inside Myself

Locked Inside Myself

Screaming, scratching, clawing crying;
Struggling while my soul is dying.

Wrenching. wretchng, stabbing, tearing;
Trusting none, no longer caring.

Burning, bleeding, grasping, groping;
I've given up pretense of hoping.

Reaching, wanting, needing, trying;
I've thrown away the dream of flying.

Trapped inside my weakened shell....
   I long for heaven,
but live in hell.

Caren E. Salas