longing

intensity of desire

haunted

consumed by internal fire

yearning

needing what I don’t require

driven

a pursuit that doesn’t tire

stretching

always reaching just a little higher

 

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Longing by Toni L.A. Clegg

Between by Toni L.A. Clegg

Broken

Scattered life bits

Laying

Ungathered

Between dream and reality

Why

Three little letters

Sitting

Unspoken

Between me and heaven

Faith

Trusting through pain

Waiting

Unanswered

Between now and then

Not What I Thought It Would Be by Toni L.A. Clegg

Tomorrow is never a guarantee

This truth is present and weighty

Time is ticking towards thirty

This future I cannot quite see

Finds me, now a divorcee

In this strange land where I’m oddly free

It’s not what I thought it would be

Married again, a mother wannabe

Yet I pause here in place like a lonely tree

Unmoved by the wind and the whispering sea

Missing my pain like an amputee

 

Spring

The furious hammer of raindrops
The rapport of tantruming skies
Suddenly halted by hot light
Weather that dabbles in lies
Choleric tempestuous season
Humid and tawdry spring
With trumpeting raucous laughter
Brazen and flaunting birds sing