A LONG TIME COMIN’

And jack boot rain bore down in brutal disgrace
And the people cried out in anguish for justice, for release
And the demons of grief filled the once empty streets
As frustration stormed and raged in the face of bitter hate
It’s been a long time comin’ Lord, and there is no end in sight
For we are in our darkest hours fighting this desperate fight
Without a strong leader to guide us to the healing light
Only love for one another will save us from our doomed plight

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

dVerse Poetics: Rain

Slip Away

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Caught up in life’s slip stream
Pulling me along
Floating on this breeze
Humming a bluesy song
Lord, let me slip away today
Wrapped in your loving arms
Help me find peace and forget
The world and all its poisoned charms
Tempting me wrong

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Quadrille: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War
Hello All- I am hosting the Monday Quadrille at dVerse today, where we are writing poems with exactly 44 words containing the word slip and any variations thereof. The pub and the prompt opens at 3PM EST. Come join in!

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

A Return to Love

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Morning air golden with pollen dust floating
The Mesquite blooming, showering
A rain of tiny yellow blossoms caught in my hair
As I wander through the peaceful garden
Seeking solace in these darkest times
A healing medicine to ease pain
A panacea for these tortured souls
A balm to seal this crack in the world
As emptiness reigns with helplessness
For humanity has said farewell
To kindness, hope and peace

Come be still, let us kneel and pray
Only together can we return to love

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: My heart is heavy this morning with the unrest, with injustice, with death, with it all.

Written for Kerry’s Skylover Wordlist

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Promote Yourself Monday, June 1, 2020

Hi All- It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Stop by and share your latest. I hope everyone is doing well- Linda

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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#Shadorma Sunday: Blow Wind Blow

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Blow wind blow

Mighty gusts fanning

Flames of Hope

And Kindness

Spreading through this diseased land

Resurgence of LOVE

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: No.179 #Theme Prompt

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Mystifying Bella

Bella the Owl

“Perhaps he does not want to be friends with you until he knows what you are like. With owls, it is never easy-come-easy-go.” 

― T.H. White, The Sword in the Stone

She flew-
One early morn
Mystifying Bella
Resting in shade after hunting
All night

She gazed-
Into my soul
No more a mystery
To this miraculous creature
Golden

Owl eyes-
Wise and knowing
Trusting my gentle heart
With her life, slow ebbing away
Fading

Feathered-
Wings of power
Swift wind brushing my face
What beauty and grace to witness
Why me?

And now-
That she is gone
My world less magical
A feather drifting from the sky
Her gift

She flew-
Into my soul
Trusting my gentle heart
What beauty and grace to witness
Her gift

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: For six amazing days, I had a Great Horned Owl visiting me, filling my world with magic. Although I don’t know if it was male or female, I chose to call her Bella, which means ‘Beautiful” in Italian. And she was. Sadly, Bella died here in my yard. I like to think she sought me out to spend her last days in a safe and peaceful place. For those of you who follow me, you’ve seen pictures of my garden and know it is a haven for wildlife.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Warrior

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She fought the gorgeous storm
 
with all her delicate strength
 
Spent and tired, at last she fell
 
giving in to the mighty wind.
 
Though her wings were fragile yet strong
 
she waged the battle but had little chance
 
against the tempest that swirled all around
 
and hearing the plaintive call of death’s song
 
she plummeted to earth amidst the squall.
 
I found her the day after
 
lying in the grey sand
 
still life of beautiful death
 
with amber wings tattered
 
her butterfly soul moved on
 
she fought with such true courage
 
through the wild and glorious storm.
 
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
 

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

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