Writing challenge, Day 10

WHO ARE YOU?

Who are you?
If you’re not yourself,
your true, honest self.

Merely existing
With persistent off heartbeat
Hiding desires to rather portray
the safe, the required

What are you?
If you’re not yourself,
your true, honest self.

Product of expectation
Clone of faded dreams
Soldier to societal beat

Why are you?
If you’re not yourself
Your true honest self.

Smothering the soul’s true call
Just to play the part while drowning
And your vision slowly fades

Way before anyone knew
who you are, what you are, why you are
He knew. Ask Him.

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Writing challenge, Day 9

To me

Writing offers freedom of some kind
Space to liberally speak the mind
To date, I’ve been polite
Avoiding possible smite

Removed from the usual race
Pouring out freely
Places, before insecure to pace
But now running bravely

No answers needed
Explanation not expected
Just a space in which to reflect
Paint with words however imperfect

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Writing challenge, Day 8

BEHOLDER

Should truth be told?
Dare I be so bold?
Painting pictures as I see it
Uttering words as I think it

Oh don’t worry dear
I do admit
Within this sphere
We each behold as we see fit

Sugar coating
People pleasing
Egos rising
Morals dying

So how do we get back?
Are we ever going back?

Sincere living
People building
Humble serving
Love rejoicing

So truth be told
I don’t mind being bold
Painting the picture as I see it
Uttering words as I think it
Pray Love direct me

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High

Well, I suppose it’s a high
This feeling, this naughty glow
An intimate know
That I gave birth
To this…

To this silent pleasure
Revealed in a twinkle, a smile
Spreading a weakening warmth
Sunny island I’ll greedily stake
This…

This toying with thoughts
Flirting with words
Eagerly go all the way
Addiction seems certain
Sweet surrender, no curtain!
….

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Sy skryf

Want sy wou –
Nog altyd
Want sy kon –
Nog die hele tyd

Verspot met woorde
Gedagtes, gevoelens
Vanuit eens geheime kamers
Vrygelaat, eerlik gewys

Vir vryheid, vir genesing
Verligting van verwagting
Buite die nougesette raam
Net solank haar siel beaam

Sy skryf

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anatoth

Stilte en skoonheid
Waarheid onopgesmuk
Diep gesprekke
Vlug na veraf plekke

Houtkruis statig en hoog
Getuie wat herinner aan hoop
Seker het jy gesien
Trane, ook as genesing gedien

Ver verwyder van die alledaags
Koelte, vrede, rus vir die siel
‘n Oor geleen sonder oordeel
Vir sielsgenoot se heel

Hoe bereik ek jou
As tyd en plig verhoed
Is die verlange eintlik ‘n sieleroep
Wat niks anders kan vergoed

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Masker

Vrou is jy okay?

Wel, verduidelik jy aan my

Hoe kom ek los

Los uit die wurg van plig

Hi! hoe gaan dit met jou?

Ag aap bly liefs in die mou

Waarheid jy moet liefs swyg

Glimlag breed en praat maar oor kind en tuig

Jy lyk goed!

As jy maar weet die moed

Wat dit vat, wat dit vra

Om slegs plig te verdra

syskryf – iewers in 2018