Enfant

Enfant Gentle one lying in my armsYour eyes and smileExamples of sweet charms How I wish that some wayI could shelter you from all harm I long to cradle youAll your lifeBut if I truly love youI cannot … I must stand byMy duty I must doTo watch you suffer Laugh and grow Practice at kissing…

Sandpaper

Challenges are sandpaper
Refines my spirit

Black Widow

You desire?
Then embrace
Passion’s fire

If I was Monet…

When the bricks began to be thrown through Mosques, I remember I had to re-evaluate my own prejudices from growing up in an isolated mostly white society and choose to follow that path or to walk away from it and embrace a better way.

Sleeping Beauty

“Does she not exist in all women? Who blossom into beauty… Awakened with love’s first kiss?” I feel as if I am stripped Bare of leaves and fragrance Dormant against winter’s passage Yearning for spring To arrive to my heart For me to blossom Again from a true love kiss C. Lin Rawlins 9-26-99©   …

Thinner Ground

Teasing terrors fray the broken Heart of my promised dreams The difference of a fantasy Between bitter reality it seems Safety cannot be found in others Imperfect unaware expectations Love cannot be wished for Either freely given or push it away Gasping on thin air Trembling uneven thinner ground Quaking passionate hopes Dashed to shards…

Someone

I want someone to hold me
I want someone to tease me
Let me laugh and smile again

Remains

Embers here remainPassion’s flameCharred and scarredBetrayal of lustSeduction’s gameLove no chanceForbidden fruits givenSpoiled and rottenDriven into the dustIniquities denTattered bits of laceThe lover’s couchScattered and tornClothing ripped Adulterer’s touchThere lies the bodyNaked is the tartBroken and bentDeath of angelCause a broken heartC. Lin Rawlins November 6 1999©

I seek

Years ago I met a kindred soulMy heart fell without consent of my headFor a lover in a marriage bedHe offered compassion in a world I had noneHe offered laughter in a world I was shunnedWe talked of interests in each otherOf heartaches of the pastDesire’s for future’s we castHe offered friendship to my lonely…

Greek Tragedy

Brothers Grimm indeed
Readers under lamplight
Glasses perched