Chartreuse mountains of clouded fountains
where the purple ship sails horizon bound.
Fitting seas for the gentle solar breezes;
the forgotten found there sleeping sound.
Adrift through your days in a splintered haze;
stolen within the dreams of a mindless patter.
Seeking revenge for life’s unforgiving ways;
enchanting breath bestowed by your master.
The ship steers clean and handles so well,
from beyond a tangerine tempest batters;
off in the distance witness the ringing bell
leaving us stifled, wounded and shattered.
Lashed to the rail, driving a breaching whale
into waterless streams of steamy icy mists.
The mind doesn’t care, or perhaps won’t dare,
to revive and decree the injustice or bliss.
I can’t feel the pain through disheartened disdain;
exploring my path while dishonoring all wrath.
I seek a reprieve to a maddened soulless reign;
a lost purple fantasy or wandering psychopath.
© Ken Allan Dronsfield
Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”
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Foreword . . .
How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.
It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.
Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.
Donna J. Sanders, Author
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