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Lost in the Woods

In the brush of the forest pain comes out as a sigh in answer to a question that falls as a tear The trees whisper to me but I have no ears and I must listen I have no mouth... Continue Reading →

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Mightier

Imbued with a natural beauty -without armour -without longevity of life -with no assurance of safety .....,the butterfly is still mightier with its twelve thousand eyes compared with my two hiding behind my shield   © Vivian Zems Sunday Muse... Continue Reading →

Mother

Filled with the future birthing men into being flooding new seasons © Vivian Zems Sunday Muse #55, Haiku

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 →

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 →

Infused

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 →

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