Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

February 12, 2019

Mary

by mkvecchitto

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A matriarch who glittered without a crown
she saw beauty on that night
when the stars were upside down

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January 28, 2019

Cheating Heart

by mkvecchitto

cheating hearts

Underneath the weight of it all
truth feigns apathy, a false call
Deep inside a heart, it matters
Loyalty’s last stand in tatters by love’s downfall

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January 21, 2019

Wild World

by mkvecchitto

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Took a walk in the wild world
with wishes waiting to take wing

Whispers in the midnight cypress trees
kept repeating words of love

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January 18, 2019

Prelude

by mkvecchitto

prelude

Minutes tick away as my shadow soul sails
under the new moon glazed with a hint of joy
I write your name in neon white and frame it
with jewels collected from the morning rain

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January 15, 2019

Sparkle

by mkvecchitto

sparkle

A
collection of
galaxies and garnets
a celebration of sparkle
to dance in spaces
just between

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January 13, 2019

Faith

by mkvecchitto

faith

A thousand lives
and a yesterday
an intermittent flicker of light
a flash of understanding

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January 7, 2019

Wait

by mkvecchitto

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Craving connection so real, your heart aches
torn in pieces as tried and true prophecy
lays tangled in the treason of your own truth

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January 6, 2019

Winter’s Nap

by mkvecchitto

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Winter mist
shrouds those cracks in the ice
and so I fall, unforgiven and
cold through that first glass shimmering across the lake
It’s here beneath the surface that I
watch the world go by and
wonder if

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January 1, 2019

Fall Away

by mkvecchitto

fall away

Trouble, your constant companion
shadow boxing as you explore the darkness
I feel your desperation to find even a flicker of light
hiding in the haze of blue smoke rooms
I feel you even as you disappear, a phantom
betraying blue skies and sunny days
again and again and again

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December 30, 2018

Tell Me

by mkvecchitto

Jack and I Christmas 2018

Tell me about those dreams you seek
there in that vast wasteland that borders
risk and reward and floods of joy
all promised by a single drop of rain
tell me about the hope you’ve found
dancing across ripples on the water
while looking for answers hidden in
silvery trees in a forest of proud cacti
tell me about it

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December 18, 2018

Home for the Holidays

by mkvecchitto

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A taste of nostalgia, ever sweet
lost in the rituals of old
each time I cross that threshold
just one step and I am complete

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December 12, 2018

Finding Courage

by mkvecchitto

combatting fear

Like a vise, this unknown enemy tightens its hold
restricting my breath, my thoughts, my steps
It takes on a life of its own…this monster
who has taken up residence in my brain
It shoves everything out of its way,
those unnecessary things like
simple joy and foolish hope
for a better day

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December 9, 2018

Last Christmas

by mkvecchitto

last christmas

Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet
Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red
Paper-white petals tucked in a bouquet

Tendrils of time joining circles widespread
Lasting moments on this elderberry night
Winter’s bloom of cinnamon wishes and roses of red

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December 4, 2018

Wait

by mkvecchitto

wait

And so we wait
as the warmth of winter
promises redemption

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December 2, 2018

Seeking Wisdom

by mkvecchitto

“I talk to God but the sky is empty.” – Sylvia Plath

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I seek wisdom in the sawdust falling gently
beneath the polished mahogany bowl
you carved with loving hands
for it is not the finished product
but rather the blood, sweat, and tears
buried deep within its caviar ribbons
that tell this story

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November 28, 2018

Triggers

by mkvecchitto

Triggers

Damn this wind that howls
like a lone wolf on a moonlit night
Damn this rain that prowls
like a rabid dog ready to bite

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November 21, 2018

The Family Table

by mkvecchitto

Last week, I gave my eighth-grade class an assignment to write a poem in which an object represents their family. Here is my version.

The Family Table

It used to belong to someone else —
this table that holds our memories
Set with silver and china, it waits
like empty pages waiting to be filled
like filled scrapbooks waiting to be viewed
like a snapshot in time
A sanctuary

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November 17, 2018

First Crush

by mkvecchitto

first-crush

Topaz sunlight sparkles
across years bent with age
November love still fresh
with the scent of falling leaves
Poems penned on scraps of paper
still span moments between

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November 12, 2018

World of Shade

by mkvecchitto

world of shade

Buried beneath these daily interactions
silent struggles wait to be discovered
Lies we portray as truth in transactions
are waiting to reveal flaws yet uncovered

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November 11, 2018

Letters from Home

by mkvecchitto

letters from home

As young boys, they left home
bound for adventure, bound for war
Courage still an illusion unknown
Death, a distant enemy
even as mothers dried tears and prayed
that freedom was worth the cost

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November 6, 2018

Hidden Hope

by mkvecchitto

hidden hope

The rhythm of sunrise, the rhythm of sunset, filled her life
Like a thoroughbred galloping along crashing waves
her course left footprints heavy with intention
She hijacked a trail of rooted memories
and hitched a ride on wayward winds
She caressed the hem of havoc’s reach
and brewed a tea of hemlock and corn husks
just to prove she could

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November 3, 2018

Avenoir

by mkvecchitto

Avenoir

Alone now, she lives in her dreams
stuck in the world she used to know
softened by those broken sunbeams
she whispers goodbye and hello

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October 30, 2018

Satisfaction

by mkvecchitto

satisfaction

Starlight illuminates our joy as we dance in
shadows hiding between heavenly bodies
Shining like that crescent moon, we
string hope across darkened skies

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October 28, 2018

Humbled Hymns

by mkvecchitto

 

humbled hymns

What wonders weave within

silver skies strewn with stardust

candid choices castigate

lone lovers lost like lambs

Brother, beneath broken leaves of burdock

unrest undulates until the unlucky unite

Dare to dash dilemmas

Dare to dream

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October 26, 2018

What Once Was

by mkvecchitto

What Once (2)

Remember when
you and I looked both ways
in search of tomorrow’s promises
Giving and receiving all those second chances
and when they ran out, we parted friends
blessed with memories of
a lifetime

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October 24, 2018

Intertwined

by mkvecchitto

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I am the heartbeat pounding beneath your music, keeping time, keeping time. I am the sun peeking through canopies heavy with dew-laden leaves, dripping through branches reaching out, reaching for you. I am the silence echoing through your halls of memory,

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October 21, 2018

Seeking Sages

by mkvecchitto

 

in search of sages

Seeking wisdom as I stood on shaky ground
that rolled beneath my feet, presenting too many choices
Desperate to find the learned man standing among false prophets,
I examined each face, longing for answers
The air was ripe with expectation as I searched for green pastures
in an abandoned world smothered by smoldering grasses

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October 21, 2018

Chasing Time

by mkvecchitto

grief

If I could somehow control time
how bells would chime
we’d capture hope
to help us cope

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