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JANNA R

Tales from the otherside of nowhere.

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Disconnected

Why are so many of us disconnected from the gravity of earth With voices so high and have dismantled the hearth Walking on stilts or lumbering alone Carrying one heaving stone What are we afraid of when we cannot sit... Continue Reading →

English

The English language is a hard pill to swallow It can make you brutal and shallow It conquers all other tongues With all new and ol' songs sung It has raped and pillaged our world from within Cutting flowers and wings unfurled... Continue Reading →

Water, Roots and Roses

Do you remember long ago Standing rocking to and fro Allowing water to trickle down To the toes from your crown Holding a cup of precious water Like it was earth's living daughter Feeling one with the earth Remembering your... Continue Reading →

Remember

Do you remember the first time you got a watch? Shiney, new, and all yours to own. Do you remember how it stole your heart? Running away in a stone ridden cart Dividing it up into six equal pieces. And... Continue Reading →

Learn your troubles young

Learn your hardships when you are young Learn your troubles when you are still nothing Learn your weakness well when you are still helpless Learn them well child Learn them well Before you are a threat To others who cannot... Continue Reading →

Wolf people

The people who look at you in the eyes Balanced with sense from sole to spine Nothing to hide and nothing to fear They know the world from ear to ear Words come from the heart With a rhythm of a... Continue Reading →

A broken voice

Where are the stories of heartful voices With zeal and real open choices Without someone sticking in their heal Pushing over a broken keel Bending over with forceful posture Demanding a timely roster Waving arms in a fit Because in their... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

In the beginning

I looked into her eyes Old eyes That have lived countless lives Since the beginning They told me of how we began How my journey will not be an easy one An then, it wasn't easy Looking into her eyes We... Continue Reading →

The book of life

Writing my fate into the book of life Changing the lines on my hands Like running waters of flooded lands With every stroke of my quill Feeling the wind, still Capturing moments in the air Most of which are unaware... Continue Reading →

They

They will call you names from heaven to hell They will harass and tease to weaken your knees They will pull your hair, one nerve at a time Or make you hoarse, until you only mime They will put you... Continue Reading →

Duty

Home was a place of duty Love lived in the loin and belly War raged and was put into children Souls were crushed Voices silenced Hearts robbed And I know it began a long time ago When her temple was... Continue Reading →

Tick tock

There is a clock inside my head When I close my eyes and lay in bed Like a fob watch it goes tick tock As steady as a charged quartz rock Crystal clear is the beat As I feel the... Continue Reading →

The Voice

Your voice gives away all that is inside All the things you wish to hide It tells me of your hopes and fears All the times you've held back the tears It tells me of your roots and bones All your sorrows... Continue Reading →

Twisted

Is man so feeble that he still longs for his mother's breast? Is man so bitter that he needs candy to sweeten his word? Is man so limited in mind and spirit that he needs softness and curves to comfort... Continue Reading →

Smile

they say to smile with your eyes but I did not know how they say to laugh from the soul but I did not know where it was they say to be generous but I had nothing to give they... Continue Reading →

Teeth

one tooth from a shark another tooth from a broken man a third tooth from the other man the forth tooth from a medicine man And two molars from me enshrouded in earth, grass and golden hearts

Warp Engine

The sound of the drums With warmth she hums A pulse of flowing heat In consistent beat A rhythm so true To be known by the few The forest dwelling witches Hidden in ditches Finding fairy stories Amongst lost glories While walking with death... Continue Reading →

By heart

Learn by heart Commit it to memory The heart is a bleeding vortex of tubes Blood spins like a whirlpool And you say, learn it by heart So where should I put these stories? In my gut, mind and bones?... Continue Reading →

The Sleuth

There is a sleuth Searching for truth With her head in a book Solving mysteries with a critical look She enjoys a walk And talks the talk Doing her best to take life in stride With arms stretched out open and wide This... Continue Reading →

Cruely Kind Candyman

He was kindly cruel Offering candy not gruel Granting all wishes Including doing the dishes! Then one a sunny day he left With your independence theft You lay helpless and wanting Lost in thoughts haunting Arms now weak and disabled... Continue Reading →

A Hallow Tale

The Pumpkin Man ran out of town and took all of the money. There was none left and the Ugly Witch was left holding the bag. It was a sad empty bag and the Pumpkin Man ran away laughing. The... Continue Reading →

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