Alone

No one stands alone We are the embodiment of this Universe There is no separation Like the sea each of us is a microcosm of the whole We are all intertwined in this world we call our own   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016  

Absolution

Seven days in a week We hallow the first day – Sunday Serving platitudes of our sanctity While on the other six days handing out large quantities of bigotry and misogyny Believing that being sanctified on a Sunday absolves us of guilt and responsibility   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016

Quest

Where do we go from here Have you dared ask where Are we destined to be dust Is this our inheritance Or is there a place of respite Where we rest Where without the cloak of our mortal soul we are naked and transparent There is nothing to hide We are transient Our goal:  To […]

No Second Chance

Photo credited to Unsplash   How do I traverse this place I call home Do I meditate and contemplate every action I take   If I had two chances at life you bet I would But sad to say I often stumble and fall   Now with experience and maturity there is no denying the […]

Knockout

Photo credited to Unsplash   Chest tightens Breaths are slow and heavy You are frightened It knocks the wind out of you Didn’t expect the unexpected   Was it truly a ruse Do you feel used The writing was on the wall You ignored it word for word Can’t complain The sign read:  “Beware, deceit […]

Appetite

Photo credited to Unsplash   When appetite controls our actions we transform into roaming wild horses stampeding down mountains We can’t be satiated Like a tiger we are on the hunt It is a feeding frenzy destroying whatever gets in our way No remorse It is all about feeding our inflatable ego   It is […]

Pantomime

Life has no play book There are no decks of cards No suite of Kings and Queens Spades Diamonds Hearts or Clubs   Whether dealer or loser It all revolves around our currency Money Hatred Greed or Envy   Like a hoarder of goods greed and avarice becomes one’s bedfellow and then we bellow not […]

Bamboozled

When what you say is echoed back to you There is no debate It’s all yea, yea It is a set up You know that   When you are told what you want to hear You believe it because you feel it is sincere It is a set up You know that   Like the […]

Weight

Weight can weigh you down If all you think of is the scale There is no middle ground Your idea of weight distorts your gaze   Weight is weighty words It is written with precision No waning or waxing It is all predestined   There is no place for fallacy Weight can be your legacy […]