Corner of Paradise and Madness St. – Collaboration


Smoke rings curl up passion’s ceiling

Too many shots numb this feeling

Amid neon hailstorms, I’m your desire

Think twice before tasting my fire

Chaotic sanity hangs in the balance

Incoherent lust will be your penance

Can you dance with this insanity

With handcuffed acrobatic alacrity

Here in this alternative paradise

Where madness melts the ice


If rings of smoke numb passion’s feeling

I’ll take just enough shots to leave me reeling

Desire rules the storms that rage

It’s oblivious to the wars we wage

There is no balance to insanity

One minute lost is another free

And the cuffs are for my favorite vice

I’m the Queen of Madness…. Queen of Ice


Lasting memories of abandoned hearts

Chilled blue by yesterday’s forever

Seeing into the distance

Vague images of lost warmth.

Eyes turn to the evening’s blue light sky.

We search the firmaments forever.

To find the simple slivers of iced cold night


© Kent Rucker, Lyne Beringer, Sean Christopher


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Fire and Ice

Foreword . . .

Many moons ago I realized the power of words and how they can accurately describe the nuances of emotion. They can take a person to the highest highs, and just as easily, that person can plummet into nothingness…. just by words. It is fascinating how perception and illusion rule our lives. What others fail to see is that for some, once the words are out there… the bleeding stops a little bit more… Those words are just part of us…And that is the beauty of it.

Fire and Ice is a collection of connections based on perceptions. It is person after person, reading, relating, and then reaching out to others through words. Connection…  is really what it is all about that.

I am honored to invite you inside the minds of people just like you. All their hopes, dreams, and disasters are here within the pages of this book.

Lyne Beringer, author of Alaskan Vogue

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  1. bookmarking this book to experience later


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