Where Everything Good Happened

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It was where everything happened

Falling into love in autumn ‘mid

Crispy rusted leaves whispering

On nippy breezes…

‘Icicle-promise’ confidences shared

As winter’s mirror pond blurred with

Skim of shimmered crystal slivers

Lightest snow flakes beginning

To swirl, luminesce upon our hair…

Spring revelry, green branches’ fast-

Budding blooms, and paralleling

Passion stirred to humid frenzy

Thousand stolen kisses’ fragrant

Fresh petals… Until night, perfect

Summer night of secret-sacred

Forever vows, made in gazebo with

Only our reflections as witnesses…


Night of mystic moonlight’s soft

Radiance lingering… We danced

To tinkling stars’ songs, silver

Wind chimes, calling ourselves

Infinitely blessed…regardless

How little time we had left

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Today’s prompt: Write something around the words “mystic moonlight”

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge–June 30, 2020

Salty Vista

Salty essence dripped

Fragrant as he rose from sea

Tanned virility

Ocean sequins’ glint on skin

Smile-lit eyes, heart genuine

Another Place, Time

World corked within glass bottle

Daydream washed ashore

Soul carried on twilight tide

Keepsake vista I adore

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.



Played This Song So Long

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Played this song so long

Again and over again

Till cheap tape unraveled

Spilled like tears that never end

Half a century’s now gone

I still hear it clear in mind

See pensive gaze, blue eyes kind

You’ll ever be the only

One my heart is cherishing

Ghost-love real and shimmered

In well where dreams live wishing

Remember me, wait beyond rain’s veil

I hold the words which cannot pale

Kept in pocket of soul, our script

A chance to speak unfinished rhyme

Romance ballad, sing once more

Eerie wind chimes keeping time

Though you never sang for me before

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.



So You Say (Twiglet)

Prompt:  “So you say”

You love me

So you say

But only when

Desperate, I beg

Some semblance

True warmth, heart-

Deep affection…


You dole out


Pale pittance

Flat lackluster phrase

‘Mid turned-away gaze…

Fool, I was hoping

You were rescue, not

Cruel master, hands’

Tight rein choking

Harsh-high expectations

‘Love’—so you say

If all goes your way


Bonfire of passion

Drew me to your bed

‘Twas the devil’s 

Flaming lair instead

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.



Dreaming Blue

Blue eyes, I see yours

Kind, smiling, thoughts unspoken

Beneath sky the same

Mandolins bring butterflies

Sunset’s sapphire waves gilded

Love’s dream palpable

‘Til waking leaves lonely sheets

Blue as skim milk dawn

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

What do you see # 34- 15 June 2020

Obsidian Season

Weekend Challenge – Obsidian


Obsidian lump

Lodged in throat, pit of stomach

Migrated to heart

Busy Death invisible

Carried on air over globe


Never satisfied

Reaper’s bullets, knee found more

Victims crossed off list

Numbers rise fast furious

Tears blind bright year of Vision


Obsidian rock

Hate hurled curse through city streets

Violence devours

Shreds families’ fabric, faith-hope

Futures lost ‘mid shattered glass


Let Love cool lava

Paint life’s hues ‘cross grafitti

Restore souls’ charred shards


Sacrifice of praise

Brethren sing to Sovereign Lord

Lift prayers, await Word

Deliverance is promised

Comfort to those who sorrow

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.