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Freshly Minted

FRESHLY MINTED

Those safely hallowed paths
Years of trace and then follow

Abandoned now in discovering
This face among the flowers

This sweet mesmerising voice
(Our faith at best a foolishness)

This sweet mesmerising scent
(Sense never truly made sense)

Time to abandon this circling
Gone, gone, gone, gone beyond

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 59.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/10/17/weekly-writing-challenge-59/

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False Premise: Shadorma

FALSE PREMISE

Mountaineers
Each their own mountain
Up and up
Leave behind
All those souls down far below
And each other too

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Republished)

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

Will I reattain as it was written
The ocean where crystals shatter and drip
A will-o’-the-wisp with magic lantern
The westering shrouds of a mourning ship?

Will I be arrested on the waters
Carried off to the strand of the dead
Among the willows by the river
Where the grass is scattered and the shadows are fled?

The quality of majesty in a jealous god
To leave an amnesty in his will
Miscellaneous chaos still takes its toll
The cannons sound across the hill

The smoking candle, the sounding bell
Written and arrested as it shall be
While one skull wanders in search of a ring
The other stares open-mouthed at me

Life As A Quiz Show

LIFE AS A QUIZ SHOW

And the answer is …
Sorry, you ran out of time.
Next contestant please.

Self-importance

SELF-IMPORTANCE

“Now I understand”
We say, but it is simply
An understanding

Soulmate Sought

SOULMATE SOUGHT

Symmetry?

Found
Not even
Similarity

Just a note
“Enquire within”

Home At Last

HOME AT LAST

Distracted actors
Mumbling along lost
Until we give up

Own Goal

OWN GOAL

Somewhere out there I swear
Or else on reflection
Somewhere inside exists
That I am in search for

Encouragement

ENCOURAGEMENT

Veiled by cloud the sun
Still supplies sufficient light
To kindle the search

Dunnow’s Recompense

DUNNOW’S RECOMPENSE

To find strength and comfort in uncertainty
Is the reward for an earnest searching
Beyond the generally agreed upon
And thenceforth universally decreed

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