NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing


Eyes on fire, burning and red,

is it allergy season again?

Or too much screen time,

Work continuing, never ending?

She longs for an overdue escape

Somewhere outdoors, disconnected,

Mountains, lake, or beach, anywhere

Anywhere fresh air can bring relief.

Hopefully a respite arrives soon,

Or she shall go mad in this endless cycle.

April 22, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing


Look at me with your probing eyes,

Though I might not be much to look at.

Gently caress my shoulders,

Show me that I am desired,

That I am worth something to you.

Make me tremble with your touch.

Hear my heart, beating through my chest,

Read my face and know my every want.

Exhale softly revealing your needs

Then pull me in, closer than ever before,

Make me know I am forever yours.

April 21, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

The Lady and Her Earl

The lady and her Earl, sitting side by side

In a manicured garden with nothing to hide

Surrounded by lavender and citrus high

Along with just a hint of vanilla so shy.

The skies a brilliant blue with no clouds above,

And distant chirps of birds and coos of a dove.

Never had they felt something so true…

When upon the wind they heard I Love You

April 20, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

Morris Island Lighthouse

Tall and thin, reaching to the sky,

How does that monster stand?

Winds whipping around,

But it is sturdier than the fiercest storms.

Waves crashing upon its base,

The sea surrounds its very foundation

Threatening to topple it with each wave.

Defying nature’s force, it continues to resist,

And shines its light to lead sailors to shore.

April 19, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

Folly in the Meadow

She runs across the open field

Free from all that once hindered

Light as a feather, she almost floats

In waves of tall grass and flowers

Butterflies and other winged creatures

Float around her adorned head

A ring of wildflowers is her crown

She looks back behind her and sees

The smile she has long adored,

His laughter fills the air as he watches

Soon he takes off, chasing her down,

As he nears he grabs her waist

Lovingly and strong, he turns her around

Her face blushes from sun and the moment

As they spin together in each other’s arms.

Then one trips and down they go,

Giggling at their folly in the meadow

They find each other once more

And seal their lives together with a kiss.

April 18, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

No Peace Yet

Full moon high above this early morn’

As many mill about to celebrate today

But I am not here for them though torn

But peace is what I seek by the way.

However with a ding of the phone

The calm once again alludes me

And now I must turn back home

It is an endless cycle of work you see

That one day will lead me to my tomb.

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

Warm Spring

Sticky and hot, the air clings to skin

Even the warm breeze brings little relief.

Thermometers creep closer to ninety,

Yet May is still a few weeks away.

Spring flowers wilt, waiting for just a drop

But rain clouds above refuse to pop

Birds no longer sing in the heat of the day.

Life slows down in the mug of the afternoon,

While we all await a beautiful sunset.

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

Spring Break

The piles grow above her head

More and more tasks and work

Furiously she works to clear them out,

One by one, only to be replaced by three more

The cycle is unending, no finish line to see

But the sun is shining and flowers in bloom

So instead she begins to plan her escape.

Tunneling through the mountain,

Finally finding a route to take.

She takes a few final steps,

addressing only the most important,

Sets on her responses to do not disturb

And makes her way out into the light.

April 15, 2022 – DRM

NaPoWriMo, poetry, writing

Heavenly Redwoods

Streams of light pierce through

Upon a misty forested floor.

The redwoods soar up high

Touching the heavens above.

A quiet stream babbles nearby,

As small chirps jump upon branches.

Breathing the dewey morning calms

And bring a peaceful smile.

Although it is only in my dreams.

April 14, 2022 – DRM