Beneath Thorny Brambles

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“All things that have form eventually decay.” -Orochimaru” 

― Masashi Kishimoto

There beneath thorny brambles
a tuft of soft fur devoid of life
a scattering of chalky bones
all that’s left-
remnants of a tiny soul

With those final dying breaths,
did her mind hasten her away
to the flowering meadow
where she once played?

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

I’ll be the host today at dVerse Poets Pub for Quadrille Monday. The pub opens at 3PM EST, so 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

Like Water

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.” 

― Kahlil Gibran Jr.

My luminous dreams are water
flowing in, around, and over me
but I am only a worn grey pebble
in this teeming riverbed of life
as it ripples, as it trickles

Immersed in its beautiful symmetry
flooded with vibrant hues and shades
my fantasies are drops of golden hope
sustaining all my bright sunlit days
and blue moon-drenched nights

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse: #118

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

When the Evening is Still

“Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” –Joyce Carol Oates

Another oppressive day watching the world go by as I sit inside
even when the sizzling sun sets red, low in the western sky
still there will be no relief, for this is the southwest desert in July.

Late at night when the evening is still and the harsh wind has eased
I take a walk through my garden, say a wishful prayer of peace
hoping the roses survive another ruthless summer of intense heat.

Yet this I know to be true, this long hot summer will soon pass
then when evening comes and the turquoise sky becomes stained glass
we’ll lounge on a blanket of emerald grass, enjoy a sumptious repast.

©2019 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

#Haiku: Summer Wind

essence of warm rain

drifting in on summer wind

forming storm clouds

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: The Beauty of Haiku #1828- Balance

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

#Gogyohka: Tainted

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” 

― Emma Donoghue, Room

dark thoughts tainted with fear
as uncertainty abounds
cast upon this rocky shore
my mind a woven basket
where I am trapped, alone

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #187 #Photoprompt

dVerse Poets Pub: OLN The pub opens at 3PM EST.

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

What Comes Around

“Because you have been blessed with the gift of life, it is your duty to help others. We are all responsible for one another.”  ― Kamand Kojouri

What lies before us can be found
in the sins of our tainted past.
Our fate in hard stone has been cast
with mistakes and failures profound;
Leaving us confused and spellbound.
And yet there is hope high above
soaring on white wings of a dove
look within our true hearts and see
seek the goodness and set it free
revolution begins with love

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics Revolution

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

The Healer

Eirny lives deep in forest Kroskogen near the river Lomma. She was born in this cabin, and she’ll walk through the gates of Valhalla from this place. As years pass, she ponders death for her time on earth grows shorter with each passing day.

July approaches and she awaits the summer with anticipation. One evening, as a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills, her heart knows. Time to harvest.

The next morning, she throws a worn shawl over her shoulders and picks up her ancient basket. In it there are tools- shears, a slim knife, and various shaped containers. Making her way down to the river, she drops to the ground, and scrapes away the healing green moss with her knife. With luck, it will be enough to stave off death another year. She’s not yet ready to go.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Jazzing it up on Prosery Monday

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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