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Dancing In The Dark

My face doesn’t betray my heart neither does my pulse thrum too many beats apart For, when I dance in the shadows making light of my plight I waltz with gusto urging my spirit to take flight So, though my... Continue Reading →

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My Father’s Land

In my father's land are streets paved with gold - serenading many mansions Mine is the beauty on the hill on the edge of a magical lake that cradles the moon and reflects the night sky Fireflies delight in painting... Continue Reading →

Ride or Die

I've recently taken up cycling- in a desperate bid to avoid medication my doctor keeps threatening me with. It's been an adventure of thrills and spills that have had me laughing (very hard) at myself and reveling in this new... Continue Reading →

S’truth!

Wrapping me in warmth hurting me in parts unknown the burning truth © Vivian Zems (Haiku) Poets United-Truth (in honour of Ghandi's birthday)

Insanity

Clouds without rain the unmet eye quicksand underfoot a wallet that leaks a dawn delayed and a cement sky .....these things can drive a (wo)man insane ©Vivian Zems Poetry Form: Sevenling Real Toads

One Day…….

..............as I blade of grass-I will wither as a beautiful flower-I will fade my jet black hair will be as silver and my years will slip into  shade So... I leave the stories of yesterday making the most of each... Continue Reading →

BECOMING

There’s nothing maladroit about picking up your broken pieces It may be a war that rages within your bones It may be thoughts that scatter like rotting teeth after a bar fight It may even be frozen breath- too strangled... Continue Reading →

Limitless

What do you call a poet that blooms in the darkness? What do call a cage of bones that hold a beating heart? What do you call a heavy silence weighted down unspoken words? And...... how do you describe a... Continue Reading →

On The Platform

I change the narrative of my inner voice I don’t bargain with her I don’t give her a choice Her script is simple: “- falling is a possibility -doubts are part of humanity -fear is masked opportunity -failing is an... Continue Reading →

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