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Better Than Us

There is no falsehood to be found within a fire -neither is there deceit clutched in the beaks of eagles One is too busy in its roar The other, too focused on its soar That is not murder in the... Continue Reading →

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Throne of Lies

You sit on your throne surrounded by admirers who hang onto every droplet of spit from your mouth .....unaware of the poison in them They drink greedily -as you slowly kill them with your lies They die bowing to you... Continue Reading →

The Blind Man

Where can a blind man live who is pursued by bees? Where does he go when dark clouds above occupy his mind? -and concrete seals off the sky? What is he meant to do when the world is one shade... Continue Reading →

On Days like This…..

On those days when despair (threatens to) sweep you away and dark vines seek to enthral your soul When Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ seems lighter than the your thoughts ...... when the dog barks when the bee stings when your... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Muse #76

The Quest

I’ve seen miserable millionaires and content paupers blessed widows and cursed couples insomniac CEO’s and sleeping servants Where you live, what you do, how much you have or how loud you sing.... have nothing to do with (finding) peace of mind  © Vivian Zems Poets... Continue Reading →

On Our Knees

Let’s pray the prayer that never ceases Let’s bend the knee and bow our heads Let’s Ignore the naysayers and place our destinies in your mouths Let’s remove the finery from our words Let’s strip naked - the intentions of... Continue Reading →

Change Awaits

There’s a certain tragedy in starting a race and not finishing it In making a promise and not delivering it Beware the danger of ‘the incomplete’ -detest delicious distraction -abhor the mediocrity of simply existing -avoid the graveyard of coulda-shoulda-woulda... Continue Reading →

The Food We Eat

Can bitter words poison the bearer? Do sweet words nourish? Is a silence that is no longer quiet filled with the acrid taste regret? At any given time on any given day there is flavour to be found in every... Continue Reading →

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