Hopeless by Markus Fleischmann


Shadows on silent walls

Play out a frightening scene

Murder of my wishing dreams

Lonely does my mind whisper

To the lull

Loss of ambiance of night

My thoughts tease with trickery

Illusionary images of hope

Cast on its reflective surface


Waiting for ripples to once again

Distort the image into the reality

A once dreamt life

Torn with lies

A once happy heart


Lost to the hush of night

With only silhouettes of what could

Will never be dancing on the wall’s

Empty cold canvas

Dreams once cherished

Once pleasant to my soul

Find hurt evermore

Night after night

In my sleepless mind

My fear upon waking

Is not the day holding hope?

It is of my hope

My dream

My wish

Lost in the silence

Stolen by its absence

Only its silhouettes

On my darkened wall

Remain dancing


©  Markus Fleischmann

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”

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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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