Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

January 18, 2018


by mkvecchitto


Sometimes dreams take shape

in the afterglow of a cleansing fire

Hope borne from the ashes

of grand plans marries naked ambition

This, the inception of new found goals, flourishes

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January 10, 2018

Brilliant Light

by mkvecchitto


No more living in shadow’s fury


Memory pulverized by delicate hands

reaching to hold times gone by


Once brilliant blooms fade as satin rosehips

crackle and burn over the sun’s relentless touch

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January 2, 2018


by mkvecchitto


A new year emerging, an illusion in wings beating softly

a memory of loss engaged in deep conversation with memories of love

this, an ordinary world, where tears of joy and sadness fall as one

Differences find meaning in all that is somehow familiar

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December 30, 2017

As One, Together

by mkvecchitto

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Suffering so great, it stole my breath

Stories depicted in oil, in wood, in bronze

whispered truths as we became one

Their story was mine


History, the framework of the present

Without the past, this past, I would not exist

Hunger I’ve never felt pressed heavy on my privileged life

Their desperation was mine

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December 27, 2017


by mkvecchitto

mom and jack

I bore witness as time swallowed them whole

still shimmering, still breathing, still filled with life

these folds of time capturing moments

Gifts of the present preserving what will become the past

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December 17, 2017

Christmas Blessings

by mkvecchitto


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Imagine this long journey — a gift

Never quite conscious of enduring bliss

Weight of emptiness lifted as we drift

Innumerable moments christened with a kiss

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December 11, 2017


by mkvecchitto



It had been a while

since it was just us…

We gathered together —

a homecoming of sorts

                    It came upon a midnight clear

                    that glorious song of old

                    from angels bending near the earth

                    to play their harps of gold

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December 6, 2017

Even After Ever After

by mkvecchitto


ever after

Stretching to reach that place
where highest ambition
and expectation

the place
in between
lines of


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December 2, 2017

Winter Doldrums

by mkvecchitto



As night arrives

on the wings of ravens

black and unforgiving

winter’s chill settles

in my bones

like broken glass

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November 18, 2017


by mkvecchitto



Of blood and sacrifice

and curiosity for what may be

I wonder if it is worth the price

of blood and sacrifice

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November 16, 2017

Divergent Path

by mkvecchitto


Beware angels and demons who reminisce

a life unstrung with each opportunity gone amiss

A path followed with purpose will rise above their doubt

Hidden in those moments before dawn, a battle we will mount

We know after the rain comes sweet bliss

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November 10, 2017

Silence of Truth

by mkvecchitto


silence of truth

I believe you

I understand the power of silence

Silence sometimes bathed in hostility

Silence sometimes viewed from the inside looking out

Out of need driven by organized chaos

Out of necessity dictated by denial

Denial blossoms in a closet of secrets

Denial weaves webs of misdirected power

Power destroyed by me

Power destroyed by you

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November 5, 2017

An Education in Regret

by mkvecchitto


education in regret


He was a boy back then

sitting in my classroom, head down

always primed for a fight as if the enemy that threatened

to swallow all the oxygen in our cramped space

was me, was him…just was

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October 31, 2017

Halloween Horror

by mkvecchitto


Moonlight hidden on a foggy night

yellow eyes glowing under a scarlet veil

shadows soaring on abandoned walls

this could be the stuff of nightmares

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October 30, 2017

Endless Love

by mkvecchitto

endless love

A taste of forbidden honey is never as sweet

a chance to reach fruition is never quite complete

when the task of arduous lovers becomes a simple swan song

How can the goal of faith, hope, and love be wrong?

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October 29, 2017

Dreams and Nightmares

by mkvecchitto


Take me to that place

the shelter from this storm

Gratitude mimics need as I try to find space

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October 28, 2017

Time’s Blossoms

by mkvecchitto

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tender memories

peonies in the driveway

childhood dreams linger

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October 26, 2017


by mkvecchitto


Satisfaction lingers long after the chatter

Accomplishment mine to hold

In secret, I sample both the fiery and bland

My smile a shadow as I savor each victory

Haunted nights released, the ultimate success

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October 24, 2017

Love of One

by mkvecchitto

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None as complicated

as the game of love

Love as a puzzle

Love as a gift

Gift immortalized in music

Gift celebrated in poetry

Poetry both savory and sweet

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October 23, 2017

Lessons Lost

by mkvecchitto

fire and spunk productions

When the story is wrapped in the sound

of silence, angels gently weep

Messages veiled in sugar

and scrub only lead us

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October 22, 2017


by mkvecchitto


Any day, any time now

before it’s too late

change will come

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October 20, 2017

Below the Middle

by mkvecchitto

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Stuck in a place where the world panders to the middle,

assumptions are made defining what I need, what I want,

what it is I desire, what might be attainable

Things I must have to make me a person of value

A constant barrage daring me to measure my self-worth

against societal rankings I had no part in creating

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October 20, 2017

Crazy Like A Fox

by mkvecchitto


Stop to admire the playful fox

cunning mischief unorthodox

Crafty, some might say creative

This skilled hunter prowls the native folk on city blocks

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October 18, 2017

Crashing Dreams

by mkvecchitto

crashing dreams

None could predict the madness living in a childhood nightmare

would become reality. Not for us anyway. We could not imagine it might

become our story. Monsters aren’t supposed to dwell in our closets or under the bed

but sometimes they do, disguised in the apathetic dressing of those who proclaim loyalty.

That’s the most difficult part, being brave: having the courage to feel

while the world turns a blind eye.

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October 17, 2017

Shared Lives

by mkvecchitto

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My daughter says she listens to the sound of my feet shuffling each morning,

my slippers scuffing well-worn carpet as if on automatic pilot.


Even behind her closed door, she feels me move.


Years spent locked in joint struggle does that. Or it doesn’t. We were lucky.

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October 17, 2017


by mkvecchitto


Safety and fear intertwine

Corruption abided by rules and regulation

All the while, the swain tramps across the fen

to swear allegiance under the gibbous moon

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October 15, 2017


by mkvecchitto

intrigue verse thoreau quote

I see you. Mired in madness, struggling to be free, you search for a way out. Embrace this journey as those butterflies in your stomach feel more like carnivorous crabs piercing the pit of your soul. Sometimes we must descend into darkness. Sometimes we must view reality through a skewed lens to gain perspective. I see you. We belong to the same kind, the same tribe. And as you fight this battle, know when you reach the other side, Retrospect will reveal your inner beauty. Ride this river of time.

I’ll be there, waiting on the sandy shore.

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October 14, 2017

Mother’s Love

by mkvecchitto

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A mother’s mission to protect her child

She holds him above the fray, the inhumanity

in this place where good and evil are reconciled

knowing claims of decency present as beguiled profanity

Her tender love and warrior spirit juxtaposed

At one moment encouraging him to fly while her heavy arms resist

letting go, letting go, letting go

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