Don't Call Me Darling

A few twisted lines

And a play on words.

You called me ‘Darling,’

Again.

My flesh recoils,

Though part of me yearns.

The pain hunts me down.

Again.

Fire burns the grass,

The smoke fills my lungs.

My empty glass wails

Again.

A few twisted lines

And a play on words.

I’ll light a candle,

Again.

Time answers questions

That we dare not ask.

Denial suits you.

Again.

A few twisted lines

And a play on words.

The poet suffers.

Again.

Weighed in the balance,

The seeker retreats.

Your judgments succeed.

Again.

We drank from the spring

Of bliss, but parted.

Don’t call me ‘Darling,’

Again.




Jaded

Don't try to comprehend me;
I’m afraid I might explain.
Don’t try to break and bend me.
You would have nothing to gain.
I’ve already been broken;
There’s nothing left to break.
So if you’re here to hurt me,
You have made a huge mistake.
Question me. I might reply.
I’ll tell the truth, no doubt.
Please don’t dare to ask me why
I tossed your promises out.
The pain it served to change me.
Some haunting lessons I’ve learned.
My own mistakes have shamed me,
My journal, I have burned.




I Trusted ...

I’m burning for an answer
To the questions of the day.
Assumptions grow like cancer,
Screaming doubts come out to play.
I’m vulnerable; I’m weak.
Yes, my faith is eroded.
I can’t trust these words you speak,
And my hope has imploded.
Don’t lie to me. I’m tired.
Don’t make promises. We’re through.
I’ve done all that’s required.
My best is all I can do.
So, leave me with my anguish,
I’ll nurse this pain on my own.
I’ll thank you as I languish.
I’ve learned I’m best off alone.




Breath

Candle flame flickers,
Dancing in the silence to
Music of still mind.

Simple truths of life
Received by yearning spirit.
Darkness won’t linger.

Open to a shift,
Seeking divine guidance,
Time is not wasted.

Music of still mind.
Small flame dispels darkness.
Each breath is sacred.




M. Eileen Bohrer is a creative person who has been writing and doing various forms of art since she first picked up a crayon. Previous published works include numerous book reviews for a local newspaper. Other works by M. Eileen Bohrer are listed in the archives.



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