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Dread Affliction

DREAD AFFLICTION

Overthinking
One terrible affliction
Thinking gets enmeshed
Goes blind lost in emotion
Pure intuition cut adrift
Time to let go

Return
Remain
Release
Relax

Sit still as silence
Thirty minutes and reboot
Duly calm readdress the issue
If caterwauling chitcat reinvades
Stop – take ten deep breaths
Ten – one after the other

Give yourself a hug or two
Tap your baton a time or two
For you are conductor here
Call the players to order
And issue your order
Da capo – Da capo

Return
Remain
Release
Relax

And et cetera

DADT (1994 – 2011) – A Villanelle

DADT (1994 – 2011)

Welcome to one Private’s unprivate personal hell
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Benny
Shot through the heart by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

A spiteful, misbegotten fear cloaked in a pious shell
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Denny
Welcome to one Private’s unprivate personal hell

Discharged to stop them tainting other personnel
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Jenny
Shot through the heart by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

There’s no marker on the battlefield where they fell
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Kenny
Welcome to one Private’s unprivate personal hell

Just to speak their love’s name was to rebel
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Lenny
Shot through the heart by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

They understood prejudice only too well
Let’s drink a toast in honour of Penny
Welcome to one Private’s unprivate personal hell
Shot through the heart by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

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“Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT)

Maitre D’ (A Four By Six)

MAITRE D’

I spat into the soup
Unclear why this might be
Anger or derision?
While they partook of it

Not Ours To Give

NOT OURS TO GIVE

We do not own love;
Love owns us. (Whenever we
Don’t get in the way.)

Bad Blood

BAD BLOOD

Have you forgiven me yet
For being myself
Have I forgiven you yet
For being yourself
Until then round and round
Round and round we go
Getting off this roundabout
Is the first step – Step two
Reserved for the intrepid
Involves dissolution, release

Gale Force

GALE FORCE

Beware the winds, love
That blow away certitude
Or identity

The Most Dangerous Risk Of All

Playing the game of life.

Been using my free time to examine the moment before time catches up with me. How about you, reader?

The Black Wolf Blogger Award (Sparkles Version)

Marlyn Suarez-Exconde of Kintal.WordPress.com has kindly gifted me with the Black Wolf Blogger Award (Sparkles Version)

The Black Wolf Blogger Award

I think Marlyn’s introduction can’t be bettered. She writes

…..“This is a new award, it’s the first time i’ve seen it and i’d like to think that it has
…..something to do with the wolf’s positive symbolism: sharp intelligence, deep
…..connection with instincts, appetite for freedom, expression of strong instincts.
……….(at spiritanimal.info).”

So all that remains is for me to nominate a few likely looking candidates. I know that some of those whose sites I follow do not like to accept awards so I won’t nominate them here (unless in error). Conversely, I hope I don’t omit anyone in the mistaken belief that they do not entertain awards.

A PEN FULL OF MIRRORS
archana urwashi
Arkajyotipatra’s Blog
belas bright ideas
ebbtide
Gaelic Dreams
.HARTLAND.
Just Another Soul
J M Lysun
marrosmusings
medusamoon
RANTS.
Read Between the Minds
Seasons Poetry
THE POET BY DAY
the secret keeper
unsungpoet
Upchucking Words

I do hope that whoever reads this will investigate at least some of the sites listed and that you will find there some posts to entertain and challenge you, just as I hope they will continue to entertain and challenge me. For which I am forever grateful.

Bête Noire

BÊTE NOIRE
…………………………………………………………………………This one’s for dear Margaret W
An unpleasantness
Unwarranted to my mind
Drains another glass
And chitchats with abandon
While beneath the masque … Her pain

Storm

STORM

Time to close windows
And doors for a while at least
Until things calm down