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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nothing

Platonic
In a cage
Don't touch the animals!
A faded ghost of once was...
Like an intangible dream sitting next to me
Alone
Living on fantasies of the past
Living on the vapors of an ancient flame
Living on nothing at all

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Excerpt from "Afar" A short story by: D. Hoover

     He watched the sunset from afar...  Watching the sun disappear behind the Georgia hills like an intangible dream scraping through his hollow existence... As the cold reality of morning touched him with each passing moment... He grabbed his phone from the night stand, and touched it softly, eight minutes before the annoying alarm sounded; marking the end of his dream, and the beginning of another day... He feels both angst and anxiety as he emerges himself into his cratered morning ritual... Caffeine and nicotine... Now fueled, he starts his day...
     Another day, another body to burn... Another alias to create... Another crime to commit... Another filthy regret... Another un-healed scar, through lens of hatred he watches love from afar... A little prayer he mutters as a tiny glimpse of God he sees each time he extinguishes that light in their eyes...Killing is the only thing that makes him feel alive.... It's the only thing left that makes him feel anything at all... Today is going to be a good day...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Far from Fair

Half a year almost gone...
Still listening to that old song...
I'm still here but you're miles away...
My rock stars are dead and I'm turning grey...
God is speaking louder now...
I'd listen but I don't know how...
The kids are growing like tropical trees...
My once vibrant dog is crippled with fleas...
I creak like an old rusted chair...
Life is life but it's far from fair...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Just another Day

Toiling through life as if working in a mundane garden...
Counting the days until we are free from these vexing bodies...
Screaming at the spring rain that ruined our cookout...
Watching the clock stop at 3:00 am and not start again until 6:00...
Feeling every muscle in your body ache from the sudden age you find yourself...
Praying in chains that drift across your screen for those having troubles...
Just another day in the life.
Just another day...

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Fog

I awaken every morning, wrangling all those wasted breaths from the malice ridden, tangled corpses of my lost attributes... My dreams always fixated on delusions of grandeur that seemed to have come and gone. I mourn what once was, and what can never be again... Looking into the dim abyss of my future is like looking into the night fog... The distant, weak light beckons me with its false pretenses... "Things will even be better than before!" It promises... And I almost believe it... Almost...

Monday, April 03, 2017

Life

What is life without love?
Without hope?
It's like aimlessly walking through the catacombs of disappointment...
Do not the fledgling flowers poke their heads out for the warm, spring sun? Yet I cower in the shadows of hopelessness...
Hiding from the rising sun in an idiotic defiance...
Walking through the maze on the same route every time. And every time, I hit the same wall...
Looks like I would learn, but I never do...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Springs Touch

Only the most eager of young trees dawn their purples and light greens...
The old trees, in their wisdom, remain asleep...
Spring is a fickle season only lasting a couple of months. Unpredictable and fierce is the exit of winter...
The young eager trees reach out to the spring sun, only to have winters icey touch freeze them in the night...
And the old trees... Remain..
Asleep...

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