I’ve Sold My Soul

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I’ve sold my soul
To blackened coal
They say I’ll roll in gold
Yes, in gold we are told

By the rail tracks
My homestead stacks
As wagons trundle
Black gold bundles

School bays
Along highways
The power trucks roll
With loads of coal

And sleepless nights
Trundling wagons
Through summers bright
And all the seasons

Sneezing fits
And gasping breaths
Childrens sprints
Deathly feats.

Shrivelled lies
The land of greens
Murky dark rise
Waves o’er the reefs

Zephyr

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Wherefrom do you come
O zephyr’s sweet fragrance?
Wherefore do you go
O purity’s balm mellow?

The senses tingle
In the wafting essence
Bathing in the calm
Delightful passing

At times faint or
Swiftly rushing
The timid pause gently
While the bravehearts rustle wildly

At zephyr’s behest
Keenly awake or dormant lie –
The mesmerising kiss of beauty and life or
The piercing shaft of doom and death.

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored

Hit That Button

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Pause

Pause and ponder – your thoughts – the right from wrong
Pause and look – within your view – seek the beautiful
Pause and listen – hear the nature – the melodious murmurs
Pause and feel – the heartbeat – empathise with self
Pause and touch – reach out – compassionate one
Pause, stop, cease – from the hurry – savour the gifts
Pause to live – unburden – relax
Pause to give – a smile
Pause to sing – of the music within
Pause to ask – there’s much to learn
Pause to understand – of pain and sorrow
Pause to pray – in thankfulness
Pause, stop, cease – bask in serenity
Pause to live – one life is all we have.