Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

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

mlmm sunday writing prompt dec2

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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October 17, 2018

Madness Reigns

by mkvecchitto

Madness

Madness reigns
as the tormentor
waves her magic wand —
stirring, whirling, executing
the perfect storm

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October 16, 2018

Spinning

by mkvecchitto

spinning

Catch me when I fall
I’m dancing on the edge as shapes and shadows merge
Catch me when I fall

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October 15, 2018

Umbrella Love

by mkvecchitto

love as umbrella

If love were an umbrella
it might shield and shelter
it might cover and offer protection
from time moving, raging, clanking

but what if it was more

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October 14, 2018

Finding My Way

by mkvecchitto

Finding My Way

If
I am lost
I take a moment

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October 13, 2018

Afraid of Alone

by mkvecchitto

afraid of alone

If I were you I might be nervous
If I were you I might be afraid
afraid that your carefully constructed facade is cracked
afraid to face the face in the mirror that never lies
lies told again and again don’t make truth
lies told for purposes of your own making

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October 12, 2018

Lonesome Loser

by mkvecchitto

Lonesome Loser

In time, he was once, twice, three times afflicted
Burdened with a broken heart built to appease
some wondered what scenes his mind’s eye depicted

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October 11, 2018

Beauty and Imperfection

by mkvecchitto

Masterpieces and Imperfections

Vulnerabilities as treasures collected
Unafraid to begin again, again
Masterpieces painted with each imperfection

Mysteries hidden among the unexpected
Celebrating those cracks every now and then
Vulnerabilities as treasures collected

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October 10, 2018

Forever Love

by mkvecchitto

forever love

It was because she dared to care
floating, flying, dancing on air
Her devotion was historic
her mood open and euphoric
to find he was hers and she was his

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October 9, 2018

What is Love?

by mkvecchitto

what is love

the flutter of butterflies
that explode from your chest
when you catch a shy smile of the child
finally willing to share a proud moment

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October 8, 2018

Clarity between Weeping

by mkvecchitto

clarity between weeping

moments of madness
moments of clarity
clarity as awareness personified
clarity cutting through curtains of lies

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October 8, 2018

Unbroken

by mkvecchitto

someone I used to know

Time after time
after time again
I’ve thought of you
thought of moments
we shared
thought of moments
we’ve lost

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