I’m not Brian

June 1

 

 

I’m not Brian

 

 

I thought life was based on a system of ‘I will suffer and that will exempt you’.  Then I would be horrified when you suffered, after I had already done so ahead of you.  In an attempt to ease my dismay I would look to see who had broken the pact, you or me.  Had I not endured sufficiently to protect you?  Had you left the safety of the umbrella of sanctuary?  Panic gives birth to blame and blame of course births nasty biting things that run loose and bury in all the tender spots.  Now, the goals I tend are to end the breeding of those sharp and painful beasties, stop laying my neck upon the alter and start telling better jokes.

 

 

 

 

Scramble cracked perceptions

 

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DANCE OF DEATH

Honeyed words pour from lips

Shades of doubt color my mind

Stained glass eyes look to blank walls

And picture the gallery of imagination

Attempting to sell it for hard currency

Sirens sing from the throats of mute men

The screams which rise in me fall on deaf ears

Paradox feeds controversy but it needn’t

Evolution from a cesspool is repugnant

Though process is steady made

Inertia is violent if that is from whence it came

Afterbirth is always bloody and humans not always nice

I must live and heal as others climb up and slide down

I must keep the beat and forget the dance of death.

 

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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 Amazon.com 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: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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