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At Peace

Yesterday,
I experienced tranquility,
And hope, if I dare say.
Maybe,
All isn't lost,
And the torn can be mended.
Peace,
Just when I stopped looking.
*****September 27, 2015*****

Legion

The demons that plague my fractured mind
are kept in check by my plastic smile,
Their tormented screeches
masked by my exaggerated laughs.
Inside,
I am Legion...
*****September 10, 2015*****

Aylan

The sea spat out a dead boy;
Images of him, peaceful as can be,
Spread faster that the fires engulfing the evergreen pines of Aleppo,
He, was far from home.
The sea spat out a dead boy;
The bile laced tears of his father
Poisoning Poseidon's supper
Till he retched him onto the shores of our conscience.
The sea spat out a dead boy;
Images of him
Haunt this writer's restless dreams
But he's selfish for making this about him.
The sea spat out a dead boy;
Punctuating our morbid obsession
with the scandalous lives of the idle rich,
Tickling artists and poets
Because, inspiration scavenges on tragedy.
The sea spat out a dead boy:
And politicians, men of religion
On grandiose stages,
in verbose speeches,
Said, "Never again",
Just like that other time.
The sea spat out a dead boy:
Images of him wrenching from the subconscious,
Images of another child stalked by Death himself.
What happened to that child anyway?
The sea spat out a dead boy:
His soul joining…