Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Friday, July 2, 2010


She sat staring off into nothing in particular...
The warm breeze of night,
danced about her,
whispering, beckoning.
She sighs...
and tears well in her eyes
cascading down her cheek.
She shakes her head.
Hoping the thoughts go as well...
But they don't.
She looks up to the blackish blue sky,
lit up with thousands of stars.
Closing her eyes,
She hears a distant howl..
The faint strain of a car engine climbing a hill.
All the rest is silence.
She criss crosses her arms
across her chest,
breathing in her self hug.
Catching her face in  cupped hands,
her body racks in sobs...
It doesn't last long.
It rarely does.
It is not the release she seeks.
A deep inhale and exhale..
A cleansing breath...

She glances about the harmony
She created outdoors;
Still the desired comfort evades.
She yawns, slicing the quiet.
Not from longing sleep.
The weariness is familiar,
slowly eroding her usual positivity...
She used to feel so aware.
She used to take pride
in her ability to perceive...
to sense her needs.
Now,  the numbness begins to creep,
stealing the recognition starting to bud...
Like a wild, stormy ocean of waves,
She stills to a calm, still pond...
She blinks.
She swallows.
She sat staring off into nothing in particular...

~ dkb ~


Chatty Crone said...

So do you write all these wonderful things? You and I must think a like. I've been there. sandie

Donna B said...

If they say "dkb" at the bottom, then it is my poetry. I wanted the poem to embody any woman going through something challenging. Thank you for saying it is wonderful...I was worrying it was too dark. I agree, I think we all have been there...

That corgi :) said...

you have such a way with words Donna. and like Sandie said and you said, we have all be there and could even be there during this season of our lives. very talented you are!!

I hope you have a good Fourth!


Chatty Crone said...

You are a talented woman and writer. sandie

Donna B said...

Thank you so much betty and Sandie...your compliments mean a lot. Some days I am so hesitant to put my work out there...but when I get positive feedback, I realize it was worth the risk. Each step gets a little easier I guess. Really, thanks you guys. Hugs to you both.