Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Battle

The sand in the hourglass
Flows like a mighty waterfall.
It flips over and over, until it's spinning
Like a pinwheel in a hurricane.
I watch hopelessly without the strength 
To hold even a few grains of it's sand 
As they slip through my fingers like rain.
I scream. I cry in the night, clinching my fists;
Losing the battle against the relentless passing of time.

The darkness and cold embrace me;
No way to stoke the fire inside
That might save me. Sometimes I barely feel 
The glow of it's embers, as my will 
To struggle increasingly wanes. I'm falling,
Too intensely worn, to continue a battle
That I will not win.
I scream. I cry in the night, clinching my fists.
Losing the battle against impending eternal night.

But...I fight, yes fight I must,
Because the war isn't over just yet
I continue steadfast
And though the time flies, and life fades to black
I still dream. I will dream.
And I scream, and cry in the night, clinching my fists
Maybe losing the battle, but never surrendering to the war.

Caren E. Salas


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Inevitable #30

The only things
In this crazy world we live in.

Caren E. Salas

prompt; "inevitable"

Let's Do it Again! #29

We piled on the red
Triangle sled, held on tight
Flying through the snow
Down 'Suicide Hill" Crashing,
Crying, "Let's do that again!"

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #29 "Do it again".
Photo: Well...that's my family. :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Heath #28

We couldn't believe
The news on the radio
So sad he was gone.

Caren E. Salas

prompt  #28: "news"

Thankful #27

I'm thankful for Octopi
And cool dreams of flying
Coffee and chocolate
And comfortable shoes
Relaxing by firelight
And schmoozing with friends
My silly dog whiskey
Wagging his tail.
Daffodils and swimming pools
And beautiful places
My family and memories 
And hope in my heart. 

Caren E. Salas

prompt #27 What are you thankful for? Write an appreciative poem. Hmmm..I made a list.

Not the Same #26

When I'm down for the count, please don't try and claim
That you know how I feel, that you've played the game.
I know that you're trying, and I'm not placing blame
But it's just not the same, it's just not the same.

Sometimes we all have a need to complain
And everyone has their own level of pain
But your constant one-upping just makes me insane
And there's nothing to gain, there's nothing to gain.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt # 26 Something that is or isn't the "same". This isn't aimed at anyone in particular (my disclaimer, lol) Just a common complaint from those of us with chronic illnesses.

Sometimes Love... #25

It doesn't feel like love
It doesn't taste or smell like love
It doesn't sound or even look like love
But something tells you
That everything you think you know
And everything that you've been told
Doesn't really matter any more
The field is cleared, and the rules have changed
And life as you know it
Will never be the same.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt  #25 A poem about love, or anti love.
I, as usual, always pick love.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Waiting #24

Here for you
Please don't stay away
Too long, 'cause I'll be missing you.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt # 24:  "I'll be...."

Alone #23

Alone and asleep
Trusting I'll be looked after
By angels and dreams.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #23:   "Alone"

Twenty-Fifteen #22

Good bye twenty fourteen,
And your ups and downs
The smiles and tears
The sights and sounds.

I made some mistakes
But in some things I shined
Tried to keep up with everything
But still fell behind.

Now it's twenty fifteen
And one thing is clear
It's a chance to let go 
And start fresh this new year.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #22 - Release

North West #21

They named her North West
Why would you ever do that
To a baby girl?

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #21 Choose "direction on a compass" to write about. No particular direction came to mind. Just a little girl's name...