Fly By

I read the latest post by my friend, Penny at The Why About This, and it created a stir in my mental juices as to what the world is currently facing. I had an image of a bird in my mind. So this poem was inspired by “When Words Overwhelm

Fly by night
Fly by free
Fly by flower
Fly by tree

BirdFlyNight

Fly by day
Fly by sun
Fly by many
Fly by none

BirdFlyDay

Fly by star
Fly by moon
Fly by sand
Fly by dune

BirdFLyMoon

Fly by summer
Fly by glow
Fly by winter
Fly by snow

BirdFlySnow

Fly by country
Fly by state
Fly by anger
Fly by hate

BirdFlyCountry

Fly by sirens
Fly by flash
Fly by fallout
Fly by ash

BirdFlyHate

Fly by death
Fly by strife
Fly by everywhere
Looking for life …

Lifeless

© A Forbes 2017

All images found on Google Images

Don’t let our world come to this.

Shadows From Within

This is my second duet that I have done. My first was last year with Jen of Think Speak Tryst and I enjoyed that, so this time I have written a duet with the talented Shruti from A Shade of Pen. She writes wonderful poetry from photos, and at 23 she has one hell of a poetic future ahead of her.

Today we wrote Shadows From Within.

All images were found on the internet and are not my own work. They were all found via Google Images searching for “Shadows Within”

Shadows 1

The nights sometimes do not end
Even though the sun shines
Your sky still remains starlit
As the darkness will not leave

Shadows 2The shadows linger still
The moon your only light
Inner turmoil eating away
Silent screams no one hears.

Alone in the room of people
For times longer than eternity
A shadow is haunted, tormented and it cries
Seeking death, but staying alive

Sadness rips away at the soul
Tears creating streaks on the faceshadows 3
Nothing, no one can help
Solace, a joy long past and forgotten

But the shadows cannot stay forever
Hope ever on the horizon
Unseen whilst darkness surrounds
A glimmer, mistaken for a star

Reality is but an illusion
Nothing lasts forever
What is born, must die
The pain too must subside

shadows 4Strength comes from within
As friends aid recovery
Life once again turns around
A light for all to see

Despair