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Tapestry Tales


Her senses melded with the tapestry,
coming alive, 
as if the images woven 
stripped her spirit bare.
Each image bearing the tale
of the ancients;
Forbearers of a forgotten world
stitched in new world colors.

Interwoven remembered glory
mingling with horrors, gory.
Interlaced, now, in a threaded story
merging the old, 
with those of the new,
as if each needle threaded 
pricked her living soul.

© Debra Squyres
    02-01-15


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Caged Silence

Caged Silence

A whispered voice
on a gentle breeze
hushed by the ripple
of rustling leaves,
goes unheard.

The silent spinning
of a mournful tale
inked on a page
soon grows pale,
goes unread.

Desires of hearts
straining the seams
stay tucked away
to cavort in dreams,
go unspoken.


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Secreted Jewels

We dared meet
in clandestine disguise
behind an overlay of water

Secreted
from watchful eyes peering
amid crystalline dancing droplets

Our first kiss
concealed from lurking eyes
extracting  jewels of youthful joy

Rainbow arks,
captured floating crowning’s,
appearing and captivating gems

©Debra Squyres  
   10/31/14

For Member Contest: “Some Form of Crystalline”
Sponsored by: Nette OnCloude
Form: Parallelogram de Crystalline created by Karan Naidu


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Typewriter

Tapping to "The End"

The tap, tap, tapping of the keys
with the carriage thrown 
in rhythmic dings to the letters
appearing on the page. 
Each letter becoming a word
then turning into a sentences 
that flows into paragraphs
of the story living in his head.
Zzzzzzip !!!  Another page finished!!
Followed by the click, click clicking
of new paper being fed to address the
quick flow of his words.

He was at his work and had found
his muse, singing in rhythmic chorus,
through the quiet of the early hours
while others down below try to drift
asleep to the clicking,
dinging and tapping of his keys.
Better still, we all knew, than the pacing
and shuffling of steps round and round
the room--- The attic floor revealing 
the circles of worried creative thinking.

The storyline falls into place 
as the characters breathe on the page 
and new life appears in chapter after chapter.
He pecks on with his typing with writers
ferociously till his story reaches “The End”


5/16/13
For: “The Typewriter” contest hosted by Craig


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Sequence

Tranquil
holidays
Avoiding stress
while pocketbooks are stretched
Desired

Lost are
the reasons
Gifting frenzies
trying to top last year
Engorged

©Debra Squyres  


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Inner Struggle

Inner Struggle 

is it the stars
on a cloak of midnight blue
or the moon beams
dancing through the canopy
that eases reality’s view?

the reflection
in the window pane
begs answer
for it’s tears, not rain,
that stream on the glass

silent cascades
bare the resistance
of approval
prayerfully awaiting 
the dawning acceptance

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The I am Within

Though wise be the voice
of each passing season
I am becoming the wisdom
of mine and others reason
While connections with genius
I seldom barter
Understanding life’s courses
makes me feel smarter

Possibilities garnered
where creativity assembles
I am attracted with passion
where love intermingles
Kindness finds wealth
wherein happiness dwells
Courage is limitless
with compassion my living well

Beauty is divided equally 
among all entities living
I am prayerfully of those 
that, for the most, is forgiving
Confidence often lacking
though faith within churns
I am an accumulation
of many lessons learned

Serenity often escapes
when heartache is near
so I am always grateful
for my Fathers listening ear
Connections I’ve made
with His love unconditional
for me is pure joy
and not just traditional

©Debra Squyres  
2014 12/31


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Heart's Choice

Heart’s Choice

Caged love’s
opened door
invisible
bonds that hold you within
engaged

Freedom
in heart’s grasp
compulsory
need to be loved in turn
entraps

Released,
loving self
empowering
the heart that lives within
set free

©Debra Squyres  



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Fanciful Thoughts

Is it our age or present circumstances
that see childlike eyes grow dim
or is it living within our reality years
that lend whimsical thoughts so slim

If one could ride the notes in play
through a child’s imagination
One could laugh and dance anew
around each magical creation

Into the cosmos we could fly
gliding on winged compositions
On breathless notes of whimsy chance
exploring without constrictions

If one could row a boat through time
back into their youthful days
and reunite with that childlike wonder
it’s here I think we’d stay

©Debra Squyres  2014


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Peridot Renewal

August’s dry winds scorch the landscape
While I sit here in the shade of a weeping willow
Watching tiny dust devils twirl and spin along the pavement
Living heat dances, wavering gently the scenery before my eyes
While poppies and gladiolas wither limply on their stem
But the peridot sweet, with its pale green color
Reminds me instantly of renewing spring
As the sun sparks a glitter from this
Precious gift I wear on my finger
Perhaps or simply perchance
It’s why it was chosen
This transparent
Semiprecious
Form of
Olivine


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