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JANNA R

Tales from the otherside of nowhere.

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Companition

Will they love you to the point of breaking Will they find your soul for taking Will they hollow you out from outside in With a great roaring mindless din Or will you keep your word to the earth Find... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tears

Tears can be shed Crying can overwhelm Weeping can consume Or wail and wallow With a sunken chest all her misery swallow Or if she breathes with the heave of a barge Her chest will barrel rather large And if... 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 →

Eyes

Your eyes seem out of shape Morphing and twisting and changing Your soul hidden behind a glass wall I cannot reach you with my call You are blind to my emotion And deaf to my expression Your heart lacks all the... 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 →

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 →

Respect

How to respect? When there is nothing to expect? How can it be something to earn? Or even something to yearn? It is rarely on display Only when the like-minded together play Not sharing it with everyone Only those who... Continue Reading →

Body

As I try to unravel the tales I was told From years ago when fear took hold The war within fought and raged Like a lone wolf tortured and caged Rediscovering my envy and greed Tracking back who planted the... Continue Reading →

Offended

Do I offend you with my tales Making you feel sick with ails Questioning all you hold dear Through your heart I do sear With a golden arrow straight and true It goes directly into you While you wail and seethe Struggling... Continue Reading →

Star Child

The world will tell you stories of what you should be The world will tell you stories of what you should see But I will tell you nothing and let you decide alone For I am mother earth and the... 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 →

In

A short chin Held a long lost sin Lying buried in the blood of kin All the troubles deep within Why the voice lacks tin The heart is a leaky bin Lungs deflate and sink in The nerves broken and thin While touch burns the... Continue Reading →

Hole

How do I fill a hole That was hollow from the start How do I mend a heart That could never beat on its own How do I stop the moan Grinding away inside my gut How do I get out... Continue Reading →

Wingless

Who tore your wings asunder Under a great clap of thunder Who snuffed out your dreams With a book of loaded memes Who grabbed your right hand dead To wrap it around a pencil lead Who loomed over your word... Continue Reading →

The Lost Soul, the Wolf and the Ghost

Who do you see when you look at a reflection? What do you know when you search for your heart? What do you feel when you walk the earth? Is your soul dark and full of hunger? Are your thoughts full of rage? Are... Continue Reading →

The Child of a Victim

I learnt to punch before I could paint I learnt to kick before I could dance I learnt to scream before I could sing I learnt to rage before I could cry From the depths of my soul But no... Continue Reading →

Fire and Ice: The purple path

In a vessel of white With a bright light Focus is fixed The clock ticks I stand in the centre No longer a pretender With my truth within No god to begin What I must complete This grand feat In my left hand:... Continue Reading →

Monster

I am the monster from under the bed I creep around when you rest your head All of your fears and nightmares reside Right by your nightlight and bedside Long ago I ran into the dark When a witch greeted... Continue Reading →

A Witch’s Hex

Out of the darkness it came Playing a wily game Making sounds like a bad wolf's howl Digging me out with an old iron trowel Feeding me poison for one hundred years Then gripping my throat as I held back the tears... Continue Reading →

She who forgot

She who has forgotten to kiss the earth with her feet She who has forgotten how to walk a lifetime upon the earth She who has forgotten to seek the earth between her toes She who has forgotten to grow roots into... Continue Reading →

Old Soles

These feet remember things of long ago Of where I walked fast and slow Of roads, paths and ways Walking for days and days In shoes much too small Knees grazed from many a fall Every maiden, mother and crone How many times... 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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