We Cannot Look Away: Not another 17, not another One

A year ago today, unforgotten Just another day just another town bullet perforated backpacks spilling loose-leaf lined paper, textbooks onto blood stained sidewalks helicopters hovering to give us the birds eye view I tried to avert my eyes out of respect for the dead the injured but I could not look away Christine Ray Even … Continue reading We Cannot Look Away: Not another 17, not another One

Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge: My Lost World/Dominic Festus Lekupie

Dear Nteye, I’ve been told to quieten, to forgo, to accept, and to be once again! But can I? With my world desolate, left in ruins? This is for you, listen, listen little flower! Tired, teary eyed, I long for the words, Or something worthy… quite convincing, That fills this gap, in my heart so … Continue reading Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge: My Lost World/Dominic Festus Lekupie

Tears

Saline expressions of ancient grief crystalline drops quiver rest briefly before slow roll down burning cheek caress contours of neck leave thin pale trail on bare skin sink gracefully around the curve of  breast to dissolve on aching heart an age of endless water her blue phase   © 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All … Continue reading Tears

Why?

You ask why as if there is some answer that would satisfy us that could make us nod our heads in collective agreement Yes, we would say wisely he should have taken his life Yes, she deserved to be a statistic   Ask instead how much pain must a human being endure to choose dying over … Continue reading Why?