past lives linger long after their death,
imposing their will on future life;
shadows of decisions marring hope
of happiness to come.

she often sat in the light of a
single bulb, reading of the garden
and the One that shed (prayed) bloody tears —
amazed hers were still clear —

tracing the kinky path of her life,
longing for One with which to share a
confidence, someone tender in their
soul, and in their embrace.

Tears of Blood

Tears of Blood (Photo credit: Bas Van Uyen)











Written for Three Word Wednesday (Bloody, kinky, tender) and the Trifecta weekly challenge to use the third definition of confidence. If I did it correctly, each of the 3 stanzas should consist of 33 syllables, with lines of 9,9,9,6.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

13 responses to “Embrace

  1. You took this in a direction quite divergent from most of us. Clever.

  2. Lovely writing Mark. Very different indeed.

  3. Powerful, creative write!

  4. Laurie Kolp

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me, Mark…

  5. Shawna

    Here is the word list I promised you last night: hum, muttering, juice, spit, abnormal, smoking, fluent, grind, shaken, blank

  6. k~

    Exquisite, the words became art, unfolding the colours of life… or “past lives [which] linger long after their death.” Beautifully done.

  7. Beautiful poem. I’m impressed that you could write it with all the “requirements” – I’m afraid I’d be staring at a blank page.

  8. very tender yet powerful writing. You got those 3 words in without me hardly noticing!

  9. Lovely. I particularly liked the line “amazed hers were still clear.”

  10. This is excellent. It flows beautifully and I’m impressed you were able to craft it with two challenges in mind. Also? the 33 syllables in each of the 3 stanzas is perfect for Trifecta! Thanks for linking up.

  11. Lovely let’s hope she finds a life where that is possible.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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