Between The Sheets Unglossed- new perspective


between the sheets unglossed- new perspective


opened book of life



a grandmother

a mother

a wife

a daughter

a child

a newborn

as life waxes

it wanes

time same!

As I grew

Life span shrank


As I bloomed

I was step

Closer to withering

As the sun rises

It was a step

Closer to setting

Such is life’s conundrum

Maker’s mystery thus spun

Be it grief or joyous fun

Knowing in my heart

This is the ultimate truth

I carry on, it understood

Hold my soul

Like water in hand

Without spilling out of hand


Spreading joy

I am HIS toy

As HE cranks my key

I sing n dance accordingly

Out of steam, I’ll cease to be

Win or lose

It is all a chess of life’s game

At the end King n pawn retire in box, same


Life thus endures, as we endeavor

to endure it with grace…
my voyage of self discovery is still on…

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Between opposing sheets hard
     Lie a whole mess of wordy shards
Some pungent, some repugnant
    Some cloying, some buoying
Some boisterous, some vociferous
         Some malicious, Some sagacious
    Some pernicious, some capricious
Some reminisces, some winces
                      Some piercing, some ferocious
       Some precocious, some innocent
  Some gentle like mom’s mantle
Some hard like teacher’s stern ogle
Relations that boggle
Some curdle
Some inane
Some insane
Some shallow n vain
Some we dare disdain
Some we have to tolerate
Some help n hurt
Some confide n subvert
Some change over time
Some shifty sands
Some slippery eels
Some greasy wheels
Some weasels

We pick a few here n there
Mix match n ignore
Some reject or get rejected
Some deject some are cruel
Some we still care about n knowingly
Are glutton for their punishment
Masochistic- yet realistic
We are all slaves to our needs
Weaknesses, goals, aspirations
And striving respirators until
Expiration. release from
Self invited bondage
All residing between
Blood ties or not…
between the sheets
of life
in book of
of self

Life thus endures, as we endeavor to endure it with grace…

(pictures from internet)

 my voyage of self discovery is still on…