The Wordkillers

We kill the cure Condemn the curse We shout and spit As though it fashion Is it! The words we use No smiles, all eyes And fingers pointing ‘That’s what they’re for’ Are they! A reckless adventure Inferno in waiting Made for decay Meant to delay Does it! Prefabricated values Shoved down throats Gagging, we […]

50 Word Stories: My Friend

“You, my friend, are sadly lacking in moral fibre.” “Why, because I choose calm words over impulsive violence?” “Because you are unwilling to participate in the reeducation of others.” “I am willing, but violence only begets violence.” “And if I made you?” “My friend, for you I’d make an exception.”

True Strength

Where go the creepers Where go the worms All those agents of verbal malpractice  Who stands tall Who shows courage As the fighting grows so grand When displays of a Neanderthal past That which still prevails Are displayed for all to see They hide behind their engendered violence — We are better than that — It is a stronger soul that says no  Who states the case Who […]

Cracked

The cracked window distorts your image, But it is still a you of sorts. You flick between the shards of glass unsmiling,  Caught in moments that you never wished. I watch it all though the glass cuts deep into my fist.   

Bruised

  purple and blue my love for you  purple and blue fading from view  purple and blue my love for you  purple and blue volatile stew  purple and blue my love for you  purple and blue violent hues  purple and blue my love for you  purple and blue I suppose it takes two  purple and blue my love for you  purple and blue just one big bruise   

Storm Rising

 A storm is brewing. There is no wind, no rain, no lightning bright, But an undercurrent of rage and despair. I feel it in the floorboards, Sense it in the stale air. It is an oppressive force, self-perpetuating. Musing over my coffee mug has never felt so grim. Maybe it’s just me, Maybe the good is just hidden, But I wish to remain in […]

The Boxer

 Energy unbridled  Splitting at seams Unharnessed atoms Violent themes   Contained explosion  Ready to gore Call of the bell Opponent on floor     (Image courtesy health.com)