October 18th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Blooms Conceal

The poem “Blooms Conceal” was prompted by a picture of a house covered by flowers, a flower house of dreams. The challenge associated with the photo was that the inspired poem would be a maximum of 65 words. My contribution provides a darker interpretation of the theme.

Blooms Conceal

The blooms shroud what’s hid beneath
only shapes hint the concealed
as bright flowers distract the eye
from a crypt absent a hearth
last dwelling place for my heart
only the ghosts still dwell within
revenants that life will not cleave
disturbing memories long deceased
these echoes shroud by petal’s blades
blossoms placed upon the grave.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181018.
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Poem - Imprisonment

The poem “Imprisonment” was written in response to a prompt, “write me a poem describing the most dreadful prison you can come up with.” I’ve lived in one that I’ll gladly share.


Walls tall enough to hide the sun
assuming it was there at all
provide the cell I shall escape
if doom will have its way
horrors lurk in each corner
whispering promises none should hear
evoking screams that few heed
echo loudly in response

resounding themes of egress
though not based in hope’s sweet balm
that was lost long ago
when alarms became confused
now the peels of distant bells
lead to outcomes worse than death
as the mirrors forever face
rebounding terror felt within

the outward is replaced
without regard for what may come
ruins without bars
when sanity no longer stands
the corridor is always there
allowing exit from this jail
ideation provides the path
imprisonment is still preferred.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181018.