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JANNA R

Tales from the otherside of nowhere.

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Red as blood Gold as plasma Brown as dirt Can you find the chiasma? From top to bottom Down below What you get When you can no longer grow Up and down And back again Can you find The place... Continue Reading →

Feet beat

Can you feel what is beneath your feet? A flowing feeling where your sole and heart meet A gentle rhythm and a flow When the blood goes down below To move it up again to the power of 10 Say... Continue Reading →

Golden Thread

The golden thread weaves through all Making one grow small or tall It finds its way though matter and time Weaving thoughts of rhythm and rhyme It takes what you know and makes it clear With water it serves the brave... Continue Reading →

Beauty

A beauty without thorns will be slain in a day A beauty without poison will perish in a week And a beauty without arms will lay helpless upon the floor While a true beauty will wear armour above as below And grow roots down... Continue Reading →

Hold you

I will hold you to the ground Hold you to your word If you spout nonsense It will sound absurd That is my promise To all of you and yours For if I catch a liar Gravity will be most dire... Continue Reading →

Born to die

Some people are born to live But I was born to die If I said anything else It would be a lie Some have a purpose To save another soul But all I know is darkness A great cavernous hole... Continue Reading →

Sit

To sit here with all my feelings As you go on in abstract reelings With words that make little sense Grown in falsehood and pretense Trying to make claims That are based on heroic games While my gut churns And... Continue Reading →

Goat cheese dreams

In my chest between the cleft of my breast I felt the pull of being satisfied and full Beneath was the beat of a disturbed heart Chaos rhythms and a fearful start There your death was foretold In my heart it... Continue Reading →

Instinct

They want it They crave it They want all you've got They don't know why they feel such rot In their bellies lying empty and hollow Down to the pits they will ye follow Oh rose, flower, lily and fairy... Continue Reading →

Rainblow

I gave you the best years of my life   And you blew me away   I showed you the stars, the moon and the golden sun   And you blew them away   I showed you my way You blew... Continue Reading →

Pass the Buck

The goat was laden with silver and jewels to carry far like burdened mules For all the feelings the villagers had within caused a great ruckus, an endless din They jumped and hollered while the goat was collared With a silver... Continue Reading →

The Big Bad Wolf

The Wolf kills the sheep And puts on its coat Gobbling it up All the blood it does soak Then the Wolf kills the girl deep in the wood And throws on her real red cloak After cutting of the... Continue Reading →

Emotional debt

Distracted with coin and counting While incurring debt surmounting But not the debt in the bank Instead when all feelings bottomless sank As paying with coin and metal Loosing feelings sentimental Breath becomes short and stifled As arming yourself rifled... Continue Reading →

Touch to Sound

Feel the song Hear the strike Touch the beat Listen to the stroke Ears can feel What skin can deal Touch and sound Go round and round From sense to fear Yet still I shed no tear

Breath to Smell

Breathe it up to the fork in the road Where two becomes one The smell of a fresh lawn mowed Breathe it high to where the brow and nose meet Then take it down to the soles of your feet... Continue Reading →

Weakness

Be smarter, read more Glasses Faster faster faster Running shoes Scream to get heard Corsetry Be taller to get noticed High heels Play a role Make up Shove the competition out of the way Muscle building Stay on the straight... Continue Reading →

Holey Skin

There are holes in the skin Great caverns where love won't let in A place senseless in the small of the back Near an emptiness and a lack There is a hole where there should be feeling But going round... Continue Reading →

The Frog

Frogs don't like chocolate, coffee or sweets Loosing their bounce and mighty feats The heart may be gleeful and high for a moment But drops in pressure with despair and atonement The throat falls with woes and ails With loss for... Continue Reading →

Trade in Time

She traded in nothing as tedious as minerals Nor as dependent as animals And though she would gift a plant or two She would not trade in them either, do But she would collect feelings, memories and secrets Keep them... Continue Reading →

The ramblings of the heart lost in time

No matter how much one plans at life, it is always uncertain. The only certainty in life, is in fact, uncertainty. The heart can flutter in a moment of unknowing. Or take pause with anxiousness of the future. But really there is... Continue Reading →

Punishment

Being punished for who you are Is the cruelest thing to do by far And though worse yet Is to hurt yourself Because you know of nothing else

Newcomers

Tenderfoot and Greenhorn found the land of the north They walked slowly with care as they went forth In this new land they found their own way Growing stronger in both night and day For Tenderfoot solefully treads the green... Continue Reading →

Puddle

There upon a lonely road was heart shaped puddle She took a dive in with her thoughts which were all in a muddle The puddle was a door into another world Where everything was upside down and snails were uncurled People... Continue Reading →

Automaton

The pulse resides in the triangle Of the soles' arch angle With a steady beat In both cool and stifling heat The blood of fi phi fo Going far down below Rising up through the centre Unlike a tarty dolled up pretender... Continue Reading →

Spectacle

The masked soul watching the world pass Far away behind polished glass Like a spark, small and unseen Scrutinizing, critical, precise and mean Shaved to points and thin dashes Turning life's spontaneity into ashes As people talk about the glass ceiling Breaking down... Continue Reading →

The People.

First the Vikings came with myth and sword Then the church with their one book and cross Then the soviets with a promise of freedom But still feet trailed the woodland moss Then the fears of military grids became home And faith and truth was... Continue Reading →

Liquid gold

Here I sit in elation and ecstasy Releasing from my organs urinary Into the loo it all must go Like an endless streaming flow   —this is one to write on a public toilet door (but only do so at... Continue Reading →

From top to bottom

Making logic of madness is the scientist's pursuit To rationalise and quantify every moment as moot But the artist accepts some things cannot be counted And seeks through nature's sense All the cracks and crevasses The masons wedged with lies and numbers... Continue Reading →

Finding Grace

Grace was never home Always out and about Could never sit still Unbelonging and ill How to find something that does not exist In my world? How to find pause? A silent peace The tightness in my chest Always present,... Continue Reading →

Bad Mary

Mary returned from the magical land of Frau Holle and she was all covered in shit. Everyone in the village square stared at her and moved well out of her way. She smelled, quite bad as I'm sure you could... Continue Reading →

Death

Death is near or is she far Sitting waiting upon a star Watching you as you go about Crying and whining with a pout Or when you sit between here and nowhere And wondering if you are somewhere With her... Continue Reading →

Ol’ friends

Ol' friends of long ago Creep into my life with new faces in tow In hope perhaps you could be new friends But then alas, you all got the bends Turning quickly into foe Just as the wind did blow Like my... Continue Reading →

Walking

Why doesn't walkin' feel like dancin' Why does it feel like broken fall Why doesn't walkin' feel like dancin' After all   Where did the skip go The hop in my step Where did glide slide And that time I leapt... Continue Reading →

Suns are hard to love

Suns burn with the fire of naught Rarely doing as they are taught They see you as you are No matter how far When you feel humble and cowardly Know that they are watching carefully Burning with the fire of the soul... Continue Reading →

Remember

I remember the day all the lights went out You said it was love like a hero coming in the night But you punched my lights out with one blow And then I believed that's what love was The destruction... Continue Reading →

SLow rise

I see you Crossing the moat in a boat A lump grows in the throat My chest tightens And gut churns Feeling spirit burns Holding the cards Close to my chest Where the gold lay hidden Beneath my celestial crest Pulling myself together Like the tuned strings of a... Continue Reading →

Minä

Jos en näytä kuka olen, Miten tunnet?

En halua

En halua rakkaus Kuin talon rakentaminen En halua rakkaus Kuin rikkaat En halua rakkaus On rakennettu rahaa ja verta En halua.  

Time

Breathe to save time With wings folded back together Stop to make time Feel the heart beat Stand in the sand In time to the earth spinning Floating out of time And space

Sloe Shillelagh

The blackthorn tree is calling The shadow of Morrigan is falling In the night from beneath the earth Here we call the Blackthorn, Oratuomi The Thorn of Judgement tree The bleading hearts of Morrigan and Aestraea Raining down to calm the hysteria Shillelagh long and... Continue Reading →

Bedtime

How do I get these rhymes out of my head Each night they stop me from going to bed Like the endless beating drum With the longing drone of a hum On and on in my mind Words coming out from somewhere... Continue Reading →

U & Mi

I only know you as you are As your breath heaves like a barge I only see you as you are Sitting there rather large I feel so small next to you Though I smell fear through your left shoe... Continue Reading →

Woman’s voice

The woman's voice is locked up in the academic circle Within the humanities and arts like a tightly woven girdle What about the sciences of chemistry, mathematics and physics Where men still rules the literature of the ages As I flick... Continue Reading →

Inner voice

The words in your mind When you are blind Windows closed Cheeks rosed Lips sealed Soul revealed Mind's eyes pealed Knees and hips steady In time to be ready The tone deep and low From where toes and arches grow... Continue Reading →

Good eye

Do you see through the lens with your good eye or bad? Which do you use when your are mad or sad? Do you prefer your left or your right? As you face down the glass that bends light Or do... Continue Reading →

Words

How many words can you stomach? How many words can you count? Which words make your heart ache? And which words are paramount? Are there words that shed tears? Or last the test of time for years? Is it their order... Continue Reading →

Stay

G3     A3   G3 Who will stay? F3     G3    F3...E3 And who will go? G3     A3   G3 Who will stay? F3  E3       D3 I     don't know. F3... Continue Reading →

After thought

There is a thought and then an after thought The "by the way" The "I've got nothing to do so do you want to meet?" The feeling of boredom and "what now?" The vacuum in your life you fill with excrement... Continue Reading →

Girl Child

What a disappointment After all that effort A little girl with 10 fingers And 10 toes A mouth and nose But what is that between her legs Oh no, there is no penis But another set of lips But we worked... Continue Reading →

Earth

I've never felt at home on earth Walking never felt natural Running even less so Swimming was a struggle And floating a challenge Perhaps I was never meant to live But those about me insisted that I must try to... Continue Reading →

Heels

From the soles of your feet they reach Pressing your soft spots as they preach Going into places where they do not belong Finding all the spaces where you sing your own song To make you bend over and groan Gutting your... Continue Reading →

Keyboard Warrior

Keep on tapping those keys Like your playing Clara Schumann's piano concerto Hold your feet to the floor with your knees Like a Lumberjane felling trees to the ground below Finish your battles with your finger tips As you balance... Continue Reading →

The Giantess

Fi Φ Phở fum I smell the blood of an Engine Man Who judges others whenever he can He paces in a deliberate silence Trying with might to retain his balance He stinks of logic and paranoid sense Frankly it... Continue Reading →

Gather and Squeeze

Gather and squeeze We are going to gather our forces Against our mortal enemies The thieves of Elysium will bow down to us As we squeeze them out of house and home They have held our spirit at ransom No it is not random... Continue Reading →

Crocodile Tears

The tears of a warrior fall The face remains true and steady The tears are not false But come from a different place The spirit Deep within Only the fearful believe them to be false For they fear the beat of their... Continue Reading →

Lost for words

Words do not come When breath stops Then the mind ceases Stomach knots Fists clench The birth of the Neanderthal man He is lost without words And knows only violence But she knows, medicine woman knows Steady in breath Blades... Continue Reading →

Labour pains

Why do some work hard? While others not. Why do some toil? And others not. Even two in the same station, May be rewarded differently for the same situation. What is it that gives some more? While others receive less. Or... Continue Reading →

Cold Fire

Most people do not talk about cold fire Only about the heat of fury and indignation They talk about an eternal flame Perhaps in some god's name But once in a while they talk about a cool head Calm and... Continue Reading →

The Goldflake

Once upon a time lived a fleck of gold, and her name was, well you guessed it, Goldflake. She lived deep inside a rock, deep in the bottom of the ocean. She was quite content, minding her own business, quite... Continue Reading →

She-Tree

I will tell you a story of a little lost soul Who climbed a very high pole I will tell you of a lass who was born Worthless and dire and utterly forlorn I will tell you of a child all... Continue Reading →

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