Posted in Minute Poetry

Night Crawlers

Asleep, I hear the ghostly screams
in what it seems
are scolding tones
to chill my bones.

Although I try to turn away,
I have to stay
as visions spew
their hateful brew.

But in the fading dark of night
I touch the light
and stow my fear
with useless gear.

© Susan Schoeffield

Posted in Tanka

Seascape Escape

Sunshine melts despair.
It trickles down my shoulders
and sails out to sea
on a Jimmy Buffett song
cresting margarita waves.

© Susan Schoeffield

I’ve never been a winter fan. Yesterday’s freezing rain sealed the deal. Give me warm, sunny days at the beach with sand between my toes!

Posted in Pensee

Hiding Courage

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 24: a poem that responds to a quote

Hiding Courage

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin

Hiding
in the safety
of limited boundaries
enables fear of the unknown
to leave roads unexplored.

Courage
cannot be found
behind closed doors or drawn blinds.
To disable apprehension,
it must first be engaged.

© Susan Schoeffield

Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/24/13 at 1:27 p.m.