The Delano’s

May 23



The Delano’s



Indifference is the backbone of power.  It is a state of faithlessness, not infidelity, but rank apathy, saving every ounce of ardor for the prize you seek.  I thought I was the prize and I am; I’m just no longer yours.  Cast aside for the leviathan and the miscreants I wonder what I could have done to hold your attention, the answer is nothing. Nothing could be done.  Blinded by the ambition of heroism the struggle is the goal and no gem no matter its brilliance can check your drive toward a place in the epic narrative.  Tis the hero’s lament to save every life except your own.





Bend with the tracks or don’t take the train






If I am out of sync with the way the world turns

I can be nothing but disappointed

I arrive with ice skates on the hottest summer day

And grieve the loss of spring

I shiver in my sandals and ponder

The need for a windshield scrapper, the autumn so long past

I must orchestrate my moods and movements

With the evolution and revolution about me

I will learn to sing with the doves in the morning

And the coyotes come the moon

I can spin with the stars

And grow with the grass

I don’t need to counter-balance life

If I learn to bend with the tides

It all comes around again;



About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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