Saturday, August 30, 2014

Half Lion/Half Eagle Tooth and Claw


night air creeps in on wings of dark breath
rocky coastline, distant shores to explore
conquering battles between life and death
searching for treasures on the ocean floor

two light hearted fools continue on their way
never knowing what each day will bring
traveling dangerous waters, to bora bay
ah, just to behold the dazzling sapphire ring

under drifting clouds and a lavender moon
two hearts beat simultaneous in the night
it is said there is magic hidden in a blue lagoon
together with their cat, they sail towards light

Truedessa drifts off into a dreaming slumber
Capt'n Pat hovering over his charts & map
off to the east the sound of roaring thunder
wide billowing sails, could this be a trap

up ahead a large black spinning sphere
Capt'n at the helm, Truedessa awakens
winds hollering, difficult vessel to steer
cat perched on a crow's nest, spirits shaken

Medusa resurrected lonely heart of darkness
will their ship withstand  treacherous gale
tossing giant waves, vast heavens starless
raging in madness, whipping her snake tail

revenge for lost love, she cries no tears
luring Cap'n Pat with her dark red eyes
"she will turn him to stone", Truedessa fears
pulling her sword, ready to fight if she tries

look not into her orbs as she wears a mask
Medusa aims an arrow to strike at his heart
Oh, cat getting rid of her will be no easy task
Captain Pat, grabs his sword doing his part

SwooSHing air
 SwiFT sword
   CRASHING  waves
     TATtered sails

slicing her scaly locks, snakes at their feet
pouncing on them,  cat bites them in two
her eyes ablaze, " two fools I will defeat"
eerie sound echoes, cries of a sea mew
 
slithering around she darts for an attack
two light hearted fools fight side by side
dear  spotted cat covering the pairs back
suddenly, Capt'n Pat and her eyes collide

he turns to stone, Truedessa heaves a cry
through the heavens giant wings are heard
half eagle, half lion a giant Griffin does fly
spotted cat astounded, part cat part bird

guardian of the divine,  courageous beast
lightning speed evil  caught by tooth and claw
casting Medusa into the sea, never to be released
Truedessa, sobbing in her hands emotions raw

Capt'n  Pat now a statue made of stone
their adventures her greatest pleasure
clinging to him, her spirit softly moans
my light hearted fool, was my treasure

Goddess of love touched breaking the spell
releasing the Captain soft tears fall below
on their ship the trio will continue to dwell
watching the Griffin fly off in a morning glow

Standing together, they smile with deep pride
their magical adventures a blessing in disguise
searching for  bora bay learning to ride the tide
dawn cresting the horizon who knows what lies...


posted for dVerse open link night
another light hearted fool adventure
the saga continues to find bora bay
Thank you for visiting and reading
I know it is rather long.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blue Ghosts of Night



credit to unknown source


Haunted dark trails, candles of light
tiny blue ghosts, illuminate the night
wings of desire, hearts begin to spark
nestled together dreams take flight

Posted for Dverse hosted by Bjorn
writing Ruba’i and Rubáiyát
3 rules:
Rhyme-scheme AABA
All lines approx. same length
Last line in the quatrain sums up the first three


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beyond the Landscape

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz















Under a starry sky he takes in the view
capturing moments indescribable night
palette of colors ready  in various hues
releasing tension, into  the dancing light

her sweet scent lingers in the meadow
a wildflower,  that sings her own song
painting her beauty, a soulful falsetto
together they create magic and belong

twinkling bright , distant  heaven above
diamond teardrops, falling from the sky
inspiring his muse,  soft  brushes of love
she is out there waiting,  his heart sighs

beyond the landscape,  sweet dreams
stroked on a canvas, words unspoken
here he creates art under moonbeams
may this magical spell never be broken

posted for the prompt Magpie Tales #234
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Friday, August 22, 2014

What Shall I Pack

Travel Light by Joel Robison



In my visions I see change
a new path in the journey
preparing I pack a suitcase
leaving heavy burdens behind
my only wish is to travel light

thinking what can I bring
that won't weigh me down
filling it with hopes & dreams
a bright  bouquet of wildflowers
wrapped in tissues of love

carrying summer sunlight
traveling to distant shores
who knows what is in store
on the path from here to there
whispering secrets into my soul

on the wings of a butterfly
fluttering  in a warm breeze
hidden sanctuary, new habitat
seeking sweet nectar in life
the journey leads me to you!

posted for Poetry Jam