Archive for ‘Karen’

October 16, 2015

Shattered In Time

by Karen

It’s been a while since I posted something on here. All of my postings go on to Instagram these days. This one is also on Instagram. Hope you like it.

 

Shattered in time

Splinters of worn down memories

Disseminate across a frictionless fantasy

Of past and present and future

Back and forth

Forth and back

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June 14, 2015

Illume

by Karen

In the quiescent dark of eventide

In the scintillating light of early bright

Across the wild windswep’d savannah

And gently nudging the veiled coppice

 

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May 23, 2015

Escape to Reality

by Karen

 

Copyright © 230515 by Karen Payze


Watch the people

Watch

Who they aren’t in public

Who they are in private

How they love each other

and hurt each other

 

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May 20, 2015

Lark Song

by Karen

 

The air is magnetic
And enigmatic
Light pulses and throbs
Through the trembling sky
Black as night
Black as the black venom
Running through your veins

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May 17, 2015

The Music of Your Life

by Karen

I take your frail hand in mine

Where sands of time

Have carved deep memories

Over what was once

A fresh, peachy flesh

Or so I believe

 

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April 30, 2015

Phantasm

by Karen

Phantasm

Also Published on 1000 words

Note: photo is mine and is copyrighted to me.  Please do not use without my express permission.  Thanks.

April 29, 2015

Sometimes

by Karen

Sometimes

Cinnamon (2000 – 2003)

Also Published on 1000 Words

Note: photo is mine and is copyrighted to me.  Please do not use without my express permission.  Thanks.

April 28, 2015

SHADOWMAN

by Karen

Shadowman

 

If you can’t read the poem, clicking on the image will enlarge it 🙂

Also published on 1000 words

April 20, 2015

The Icarus Effect

by Karen

Icarus effect poem

Also published on 1000 words

April 18, 2015

Soul

by Karen

soul2

Also Published on 1000 Words

April 10, 2015

Elusive Self

by Karen

Elusive self

Also published on 1000 words

April 6, 2015

Memories Evoked

by Karen
Copyright © 060415 by Karen Payze

Copyright © 060415 by Karen Payze

 

I look out over the valley
To the mountains
And row
Upon row
Upon row
Upon row
Of prickly needled pines

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April 2, 2015

Do you have an answer?

by Karen
Copyright © 020415 by Karen Payze

Copyright © 020415 by Karen Payze

Also published on 1000 words

March 31, 2015

Close your eyes

by Karen

Close your eyes

Breathe in

Hold it

Do you feel it?

Do you hear it?

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March 25, 2015

Release

by Karen
Copyright © 250315 by Karen Payze

 

Also published on 1000 words

March 23, 2015

END

by Karen

Swirls of grey

Rise from the scorched earth

Wrapping themselves

Around me

In their ruthless

                     Embrace

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March 15, 2015

The devil on my right

by Karen

You’re sitting there

staring at me

the last thing

I want to see

With your devil eyes

and your devil smile

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March 12, 2015

Your Song

by Karen
Copyright © 120315 by Karen Payze

Copyright © 120315 by Karen Payze

Also published on 1000 words

March 5, 2015

My Promise to You

by Karen

I watch you walk toward me

Dragging your bag behind

Your feet as heavy

As your heart

Your eyes riveted to the ground

 

I put my arms around you

I can feel you trembling

And my soul shatters

Into a million pieces – again

 

I grasp your face

Between my palms

And look into your eyes

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February 24, 2015

Where once were wings

by Karen
Copyright © 240215 by Karen Payze
Copyright © 240215 by Karen Payze

You speak of freedom

as if it were a lasting thing

 

I am free to

do what I want

when I want

how I want

 

I am free

to be me

 

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May 14, 2014

I am not you

by Karen

I am not you

I sometimes say

I wish I were

like you

I wish I could

work like you

write like you

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May 13, 2014

Dawn Alights

by Karen
Copyright © 130514 by Karen Payze

Copyright © 130514 by Karen Payze

 

Dawn alights
Wrests her
from slumber

The great maw
Gapes,
Gulping

mounds of mist

Eyes of oceans
Whisk open
A delightful essence
Lingers on her tongue

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May 4, 2014

Uniformity

by Karen
courtesy ms clipart

courtesy ms clipart

Widdle waddle
Quack quack

Left right
Quack quack

Listen well
Quack quack

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April 1, 2014

I see you

by Karen
Copyright © 010414 by Karen Payze
Copyright © 010414 by Karen Payze

Eyes
straight ahead
I know you’re coming, beware

Eyes
to the right
I feel you, I know you’re there

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March 12, 2014

Slow Down Little One

by Karen

Slow Down Little One

Don’t be in such a hurry

Enjoy your youth

Your school

Your Friends

Your Family

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January 4, 2014

Wishes

by Karen

I met a girl the other day

To her I asked,

“What is your most fervent wish?”

She looked at me, puzzled.

“Whatever do you mean?”

said she

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September 7, 2013

The Illusion

by Karen

The Illusion

hearts-circumnavigate

Hearts Apart
too far to realise
how close they truly are

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August 8, 2013

VIPER

by Karen

VIPER

The heat sears my skin
Sand lashes across my face
My eyes stream from the pain
As I stand still
Watching entranced as she rhythmically moves
Through the forest of people

I cannot look away
As in slow motion
Her mouth opens
And the great burnt-yellow flames of HATE
Thrust itself from the depths of her soul
And turn these mere mortals to piles of ash

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