FOWC with Fandango ~ Tonight returns


They visited me again, my fragmented dreams

Individual chapters as one unified scream

Past lessons in inferiority once forced upon me

Still rooted in my brain like some rotted trees

Despite today’s path in which I control what I envision

I am haunted by cruelty of what once kept me imprisoned

These bled echos will return later tonight

But, I smile for now for I have reclaimed back my life


Written for Fandango’s FOWC challenge for 4/4


SoCS ~Solo act #SoCS


Those demons of doubt once again rear their heads

Insecurity bubbles up to drown you in dread

Mirrors become horrid in your slanted glance

Neglecting your true self yet another chance

Positivity with peers is a daily charade

Thoughts gone awry are ones naturally made

You fight to be stable in this emotional war

The mere act of living is a weakening chore

Your only defense in surviving is preoccupation

Silencing the sadness with escaping provocation


Written for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. The charge is to use the words “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post.