A veteran’s shattered soul needs more than flowers

A veteran’s shattered soul needs more than flowers

More Than Flowers I heard it firstThe hummingbirdThen saw it Backlit by the setting sun it hoveredSnatching insects from the airMy hardened heart thus openedIt’s message given and received Shattered souls and hummingbirdsMore than flowers need © Tom Puetz...
Fateful Steps

Fateful Steps

Feet My feet went down a thousand trails when I was in my prime.I didn’t think of path or purpose or direction I should find.I don’t remember choosing the way that I would turn.I went barefoot and with boots on, I’d trudge and walk and run. There...
Scars from Childhood Trauma

Scars from Childhood Trauma

Scars   I couldn’t say what was wrong. When the pain became too much and I became numb,   I cut my flesh to make the blood come.   It was a scream.   When I writhed in pain without sound,   The blood spoke for me. The only witness....
Disconnected from life

Disconnected from life

Disconnected from lifeI would tread waterUntil I washed up somewhere I’m swimming for shore nowThe black dog is still chasingIt waits on the river bank This time is differentI’m going to let it catch meI need to know what I’ve been running from  © Tom Puetz...
Our love was a casualty of war

Our love was a casualty of war

Far away tonight I am so weary but dare not sleep.If I close my eyes and slumberdawn will find you nearly faded.You seem so far away tonight. The candle at our bedsideFlickers in your eyes.Will a light be left therewhen that candle dies? Oh how your eyes passed...

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