Dungeon of Mind





In mind’s dungeon no rest is found

Nothing satisfies dour assemblage…

Every facet of faces is sepia frown

Their words—constant clanging

Haranguing—are physical battery

…Reproof, rebukes.

There’s no such thing as quiet

Not for a moment, hour, day…

No peace exists; dimmest corner

Ripples reverberations…defeat

Shame, pound chronic migraine.

Specters of the dead, shadows of

People still living—somewhere—

Writhe, serpents in agony.

Tears don’t appease, nor repentant

Prayer, pleas for absolution.

Memory’s verbal rats gnaw feet…

Can’t sleep, on guard against

Something larger…toxic, toothier.

People who don’t believe Hell’s

A real place have yet to experience

Mental dungeon where everything

You ever feared, recall—each cruel

Betrayal, humiliation, shunning and

Mockery—whatever is horror, grief

Becomes bitter flame which burns

The flesh, sears tongue, blinds eye

Turns heart and soul to ash…

But leaves mind alert to suffer.

Those who escape discovered secret:

Dungeon keeper’s been around for

Eons, nothing new about him; he

Merely repeats what old voices speak

Copy/pastes stinging untruths…he’s

Lucifer, the Liar.

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Poet Gluttony


https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/story-starter-challenge-18/  Today’s sentence: “Help!”

Thoughts squiggle, incoherent


Buffet: delicious challenges, prompts…


Poet finds hard to refuse…

Gluttony—drafts In-box full…words somersault, mum-tumble on page.

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Dust or Stardust?


Where is my


On ordinary dust to


Or silvery stardust daily falling

Which changes texture of life, lifts heart, illumines mysteries.

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“Laugh” song lyrics by the Monkees follow poem 🙂

Spare needless tears…


At human foibles, disappointments


When you’d rather dissolve, disappear…

Tomorrow—burdens, clouds will lighten, life will amuse…Laugh!

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Lyrics excerpt: “Laugh”, by the Monkees

Ev’ry face that I see is all wrapped up in frowns,
And unfortunately, it kind of gets me down.
‘Cause the music is funny
Yeah, the bass sounds off-beat.
Ain’t that neat.
When you lose all your money,
Or you can’t find your shoes
To cover your feet.
It’s not so hard to see exactly what I’m after.
Sometimes a tear should fall, but I require giggles and chuckles
When you’re keepin’ a secret
And it seems to be known
By the rest of the world…
🙂 🙂 🙂

Temptation of Empty



Some seasons full with

Emptiness, palpably dim

Tempting soul to bail

Flee oppressive circumstance…

Hold steady beneath Hope’s hand

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In my “About”, I state plainly that blog stats don’t thrill me…I suppose I should clarify that I’m not motivated to chase after them.  I believe the psalmist’s words, that, “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1, ESV).  So, if there’s any measure of success in what I do with this blog, I’m blessed—but I must credit God who seeds the talents…and offer humble gratitude to my Readers

Twenty days old


Blog garners unanticipated thousand


Possibly that will be zenith

Pride goes before fall…I’m pleased…thank you, Readers 🙂

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The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Harmony (Acrostic)



Attitudes, affections, authenticity which

Resonate, reflect

Mutual melody of minds, hearts…with

Outward and inner balance, openness…

Never negating individual nuances…saying

Yes” to differences that add savory spice.

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