Archive for ‘Linda Luna’

November 13, 2018

The Freedom to Live

by Abigail Gronway

Her life had overturned, become a sort of hell;
The devil lost her soul, but sought her mind to claim.
Once happy, now ensnared inside a secret cell,
Played by her tormenter as if it were a game.

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October 31, 2018

Eyewitness

by Abigail Gronway

My laps for exercise were done,
So I let the water hold me,
Felt the rise and fall as breathing
Filled and emptied out my airways.

Conscience tried in vain to scold me,
For I would not idle linger,
But a moment only savor
All to me the world bequeathing.

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October 18, 2018

Promises for Life

by Abigail Gronway

The world is often merciless,
And loved ones dispense hate.
But you, my angel, came to me,
And I became your refugee.

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October 15, 2018

Transitory

by Abigail Gronway

As clouds cannot one moment hold their form,
So life moves on through weariness and mirth,
And death is more significant than birth.

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October 10, 2018

Abbreviated Haiku #3

by Abigail Gronway

welcome
October
morning

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October 9, 2018

Abbreviated Haiku #2

by Abigail Gronway

pale-pink flowers in autumn—
who knew

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October 8, 2018

Abbreviated Haiku #1

by Abigail Gronway

excited
chatter above me—
treetop songs

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October 5, 2018

Longing for Solitude

by Abigail Gronway

could
i duties
leave

voice
were not
noisy

speed
away to a
quiet

dream
retreat
alone

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October 4, 2018

A Dark Peace

by Abigail Gronway

I didn’t mean to be found there
huddled in the corner—
red face and swollen eyes
were to have been protected by
the darkness….

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October 3, 2018

Cheese

by Abigail Gronway

Orange, yellow, white
Milk of cow or goat
Made within the mold

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October 1, 2018

I Wish to Be

by Abigail Gronway

I wish to be with you tonight—
When evening sky has darkness thrust,
While you and I are still robust;

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September 23, 2017

Sandwich Delight

by Abigail Gronway

I love to eat
It is no lie
On wheat or rye

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September 20, 2017

No Truer Friend

by Abigail Gronway

To condescend
Is not unkind,

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September 19, 2017

Some People

by Abigail Gronway

Some people
come into our lives
and we hardly know
they are there.

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September 12, 2017

The “A” Word

by Abigail Gronway

You wore a scarlet letter
At first I could not see

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September 11, 2017

Language of the Heart

by Abigail Gronway

Any emotion
may be expressed

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September 9, 2017

Substitute Teacher

by Abigail Gronway

A substitute teacher came today
Your absence to fill

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September 8, 2017

Passion and Purity

by Abigail Gronway

Passion’s precious gift
Exchanged between you and me

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September 6, 2017

Only in My Dreams

by Abigail Gronway

Each evening as the sun goes down
I draw the blinds and pull down the covers

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September 4, 2017

Imagine

by Abigail Gronway

If we were not by hands unseen
Unshackled from temerity
Imagine how things might have been

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September 2, 2017

Double Header

by Abigail Gronway

The game we started off to play last spring
Seemed innocent enough to me at first.

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September 1, 2017

Be Still

by Abigail Gronway

Be still, my soul! Keep silent.
You roaring waves, lie down.

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August 31, 2017

Pretend Wife

by Abigail Gronway

A pretend wife am I—
My body belongs to you
But another man claims my soul

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August 29, 2017

Fire and Ice

by Abigail Gronway

So cold
yet I burn

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August 28, 2017

Eruption

by Abigail Gronway

Who sees the heat that in my core
Has made me burn and boil and sore,

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August 25, 2017

Ain’t No Other Man

by Abigail Gronway

Don’t know about tomorrow
Today’s the only day that matters

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August 22, 2017

Included

by Abigail Gronway

The things you do
I want to do with you
The places you go
I want to go too

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August 21, 2017

The Color of Love

by Abigail Gronway

Red is the color of love? I say, No!

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