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)”

Dear Assassin

Assassinate my senses in this darkened room Break through my defences with your presence Like a thief, capture my mouth with your skilled lips And I’ll allow you to slay me with your love Strip me mercilessly with your masterful hands Eliminate our clothing to make way for your touch Bite, scratch and kiss me with aching desire And satisfyContinue reading “Dear Assassin”

Self-rejection

Self-rejection sounds like the great name for a poem, but my own self-doubt won’t even permit me to pen a few awkward lines. I lock a chain on my words even before they have a chance to form in my mind, trek down my arm and through my fingers. I’m annoyed at my inability to forgettheContinue reading “Self-rejection”

Falling Softly (collab)

By Jared Winchester and Bree Leto Image animation by Jared Winchester I’ll write on pages in blue fading black, rip off my white angel wings for you. I told God I felt lust so I am damned, I will fall but I’ll have you to me soothe.  ****  I’ve forsaken all else and my celestialContinue reading “Falling Softly (collab)”

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)”

Half A Chance (with audio)

I think I could have fallen in love with you if life had given us half a chance. Your smile would have sustained me on dark days and I would have kissed your scars so gently. However, it was not to be,  life had some other plan–  you are not with me,  I am withContinue reading “Half A Chance (with audio)”

Warrior Song (collab)

By Vintage Black and Secret Thoughts Within A true wild heart A fine glass of wine With steadfast resolve I walk all divine Keep walking good warrior And never look back Those trolls, demons, Vampires Deep love They do lack Honey, I’ve lived my life I know the road you are on I’ll share myContinue reading “Warrior Song (collab)”