Unwelcome Thoughts

Like small white balls

Air-blown in cage machine

For bingo games, unwelcome

Unbidden thoughts continually

Burst to surface of conscious

Mind, short-circuiting transitory

Peace, hurtling me off on 

Deadly tormented tangents…

I hurriedly try to race ahead

Of them, make escape, while

At the same time, tugging on

Reins to stop their hell-bent

Gallop toward cliff’s edge…

Surely they are invisible barbed

Demons from spirit world

Beneath earth’s verdure and

Glorious rich depths of sea… they

Are not invited, must I repeat

Destroyer’s stealthy assault minions

Sent specifically to slay me

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


Imprisoned (Crimson’s Creative Challenge)

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #66

Imprisoned by love

Within exquisite stone edifice

Heart remains…withering, shivers

Ached with longing, as eyes dim

Murmur last prayer

To glimpse you once more

Passion e’er stays winter’s chill

But renders mind fraught

With a fraying madness

Vespers, your ghost visits

Drifts past cracked window

On midnight wings

Mute mist of tears

Veil ‘tween our worlds

I beg, “take me away with you”

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

Mutual Madness

Word prompts provided by:  http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit/


I wake to fevered lips

Ferocious embrace

He’s a broken angel…

If I linger here in

Cool marble opening

Those old red trees

Will fly out, go away

That’s what I tell him

Though he’s not fooled

Says my stories are

Trapped in vast belly

Of fish, blanched of

All color in winter

And begs me, “stay”…

Mutual madness

Holds sway

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