Poetry Blog by Shirley Smothers
I found myself in a nightmarish place. There were lots of people, if that’s what you can call them. Some were horribly disfigured. Some seemed to be more demon than human.
These people/demons were cannibals. Eating people they had captured. Some ate them alive ripping them limb from limb. Others preferred them to be killed first and then cooked.
I kept asking, “Why haven’t you eaten me,...
Friday 7th September 2018 4:14 pm
I was hungry and denied food.
I was thirsty and went without,
I was a stranger and you turned me away.
Thursday 6th September 2018 12:29 pm
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Tuesday 21st August 2018 12:55 am
An innocuous, yet mysterious woman walks into the local bar. She approaches the Bartender and says in a flat tone, “Water please.”
She is around 5 feet tall. She has long, dark, slightly stringy hair. Her eyes are very dark, almost black. Her clothes are old and worn.
He says, “Honey this is no place for you. You should go back where you came from.” A man taps her on the shoulder and ask, “H...
Tuesday 21st August 2018 12:35 am
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Tuesday 15th May 2018 5:06 pm
My dreams they have died
Buried deep within myself
Hope to renew them
Tuesday 24th April 2018 6:08 pm
I had been feeling sad and lonely. I decided to go back into the past and visit my childhood home. When I arrived, my sister, mother, and brother were sitting at the kitchen table having a meal. I walked in and said, “Hello.” They welcomed me warmly and asked, “How have you been?”
In a short while my Father joined us and demanded to know, “Why are you here?” I was taken aback and said, “I’m lon...
Thursday 12th April 2018 4:30 pm
My name is Sarai. This is the year 1400 of Our Lord and Saviour. I am Twenty and Eight years in age.
I have been married to my husband Jacob since I was the age of 14. I have birthed unto Jacob five children. The third being a girl lived but only a few hours. She had difficulty in her breathing and having a bluish tint to her skin.
We buried her quickly in hopes if she carried a d...
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 5:24 pm
Words flowing from my mind
Touching people I don't know
Facing the future
Saturday 31st March 2018 11:10 pm
His stormy blue eyes
Mesmerized many women
But they sparked for her
Tuesday 6th March 2018 10:27 pm
Altars To the Gods
to honor a
God I do not know.
The day was overcast
and threatened rain. The
years and the elements had
wrecked havoc on this altar. A
mouse scurried across this crumbling
stone. A bird of prey swooped down and
carried away this small creature. A...
Thursday 8th February 2018 5:32 pm
The sun is still
Friday 26th January 2018 7:15 pm
Hope is like
A bird that
Perches in the soul.
Yearning for adventure.
Saturday 6th January 2018 6:36 pm
so now many
Saturday 6th January 2018 1:39 am