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Shackles and Dreams

When I was a prisoner in my mind I used to dream of lifting up my head and one day observing the open sky reaching to feel the sun warming my  face  and tasting rain that’s since lost its poison Those... Continue Reading →

Swinging Free

....and so, I decided to swing going higher with each pass not daring to look below or around choosing to see the wood for the trees using crosswinds to propel me ever closer towards my dreams after's what you... Continue Reading →

Inexpressible Notions

Without egg shells marching towards my destiny without egg shells no longer careful with my feet a new sense of liberation my path unimpeded and free without egg shells ©Vivian Zems (#Rondolet)  February Writing Prompts 7/28


Waiting at the sea shore Lamp held aloft Waiting for her soul mate Of him, she wants more In the distance, she sees him Rowing towards her light The chasm between them Not her only fright Her tether holds her... Continue Reading →

Her Own Face

(#Quadrille) Finding her mask Invokes painful memories Of past tasks Ritual exhausting Facade always in place This mask, she throws away Free to live Free to forgive No hint of sadness Not even a trace All emotions, freely flitting Now... Continue Reading →


(#Tanka) A wait in stillness Her jailer unlocks her cage Beating, flapping wings She takes to the sky with force Now voice unleashed, her wings soar Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Challenge #49

Freedom Crunch 

In a room full of egg shells Not knowing how to tread Even one foot forward And a sound will be heard This room full of egg shells Designed to keep her meek Stopping her from getting The treasure she... Continue Reading →

Free Your Mind

Your Mind It's full Potential Released when deployed It will thrive when free to explore Copyright © 2017 Vivian Zems (A Fibonacci Poem)  

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