Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Futile her attempts at irradicating thoughts,
she sits alone with truth undisguised.
Rage like blood rushes through her veins
as she fails to contain the fury from betrayal,
dispensed with ironic lies, with fraudulent portrayal.

Chuckling she dismisses the tempting taste of desperation,
of ressentment and dismay about life's tricks and deceptions.
Nothing gained in hopelessness. Comforting
thoughts emerge like tiny glimmers in the ocean,
electric vibes of light that float and heal emotion.

Sighing she remembers life just is, not bad, not fair.
A script in mystery unraveling. Few deliberate, most
unconscious decisions made asleep, devoid of plans
or mature seeing. Uncertain consequences unfortold,
hidden while life unfolds, only death reliable at its threshold.


This is my entry for one shot poetry. I encourage you to visit the site and read some wonderful poetry or make an entry yourself.


  1. i would like to think a few more things are reliable than death...smiles. i do know those haunting thoughts though...may sleep find you stilled....nice one shot! keep that poetry coming!

  2. Thoughts are haunting and gives me the shivers!

  3. Ooo... I love that you seem to have become as addicted to writing poetry as I am! It's good...
    I want to write for one shot poetry but I'll have to figure out how to submit, or link.

  4. Yes, life just is. Nice piece, Myrna.

  5. What started out as unsettling finished with a sense of peaceful acceptance. Nicely done.
    Mine has reference to death also.

  6. i agree with brian - keep that poetry absolutely "fall in love" line was... thoughts emerge like tiny glimmers in the ocean...sigh...

  7. Seems you and I were thinking in similar directions this week! It's nice to meet you, Myrna. I enjoyed the raw emotion in this, and your honesty. Great lines, like Claudia commented. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment at Life is Good.

  8. Myrna, you really are "that good". wow!

  9. Exceptional poem.."taste of desperation"...wonderful phrase...

  10. life just is - nothing is reliable - everything is subject to change :)

    powerful work!


  11. ode to passion my Myrna!!! feeding the monster that keeps us alive. I read it out loud twice!!

  12. digesting your words

    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral


  13. Most decisions made sleeping.. how true... I enjoyed reading your truthful account of life.. good picturesqueness...

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    Om Namah Shivaya
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  14. I agree that "life just is." Accepting this, I can embrace it. Otherwise, life is a fight.

  15. Life just is -- so key. Love your writing - makes me really think. Have a nice weekend.

  16. This is beautiful. And true. You have such a gift!

  17. I really enjoyed reading this - profound observations