A New Love Story (Villanelle)

I don’t want to live my life in purgatory The time has come for me to move on I’m looking for a new love story Our relationship is in dangerous territory Mistrust and insecurity have started to spawn, I don’t want to live my life in purgatory Our life together is a sad inventory And now with the battle lines drawn I’mContinue reading “A New Love Story (Villanelle)”

Let’s Not Start (collab)

By Charles Robert Lindholm and Bree Leto I look into your eyesand I see the flamesof passion burning I know whatyou are yearning for You want to light my fireYou think this attraction between usis my heart’s desire But eventually  love would make a liar out of us both We could have a crazy love affairwith a beautiful startbut it wouldn’tContinue reading “Let’s Not Start (collab)”

Empty House

She moved out – Took the whiskey and the couch. The place is neater now But far too quiet He paces the hallway Looking into rooms With restless limbs And a broken spirit They had been disconnected for months But that does make it easier. There is just too much space left In the house and in hisContinue reading “Empty House”

The Shoreline (with audio)

You were the wild ocean I was the still meadow no permanent place to be together – your heart would have run dry with me, I would have drowned in your arms.  Meeting on the shoreline crashing into each other we joined in tempest waves. Our love was a temporal thing contained by the tides tetheredContinue reading “The Shoreline (with audio)”

Black Cockatoo

Like a black cockatoo That powerful, elusive bird, You sang out your song In words I had never heard. You were larger than life An unexpected onyx sight, Bringing me so much peace As we sat in the evening light. Alas, like a wild bird You refused to stay,I looked for your darkened shape But youContinue reading “Black Cockatoo”

Not Meant To Be (collab with audio)

By Bree Leto – Secret Thoughts Within and Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet There are many things you can’t control Your heart Another’s heart No matter how much you might want to It is a fact of life that hopes and wishes dreams and prayers Don’t always happen or come to pass We mayContinue reading “Not Meant To Be (collab with audio)”

Broken Soulmates (Sestina)

I recently wrote three different Sestinas after a conversation with ‘Vishal Dominic’ aka Nitin, a very talent writer. I wrote two traditionally and for the other, I broken the rules a bit. I will be honest and say that I struggle a lot with iambic pentameter, so I have been kind to myself in thatContinue reading “Broken Soulmates (Sestina)”

Falling Away (collab with audio)

I would have caught but you fell away instead I am unsure why, I thought My words were complete and clear that I was on your side I wanted to be a safe place for you to confide For you to live life free. Perhaps that scared you. Perhaps it was too much. Perhaps you didn’tContinue reading “Falling Away (collab with audio)”