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The word: Humanness

Succinct

Humanness/Doom in us.

» Posted By Martin Mayland, Austin, Texas On October 25, 2017 @ 8:49 am

The word: Love

Another Round?

For a time, I foreswore Love.
It’s certain I was bitter.
I could not risk exposure.
You could say I was a quitter.
It’s not that I was forever closed
But I became recluse
Soaking my sores and scars
In intoxicant abuse.
I was closed in many ways.
I worked and then went home.
It seemed so much safer
Not to search for love or roam.
In time I was convinced
That as a serial loser.
I was not deserving
And love is a confuser.
There’s security in loneliness
When there’s little risk of loss
But, when one sacrifices gains,
That must be the cost.
I still said that it could happen.
There might be a circumstance
Where I’d leave my wallflower chair
And join, again, in dance.
It seems that that has happened,
And though I bitch and moan,
There’s a girl who says she loves me.
This lovely gal is Joan.

» Posted By Martin Mayland, Austin, Texas On October 24, 2017 @ 9:03 am

“Write about a cicatrix”- ESM’s 52 Workshops for Writers, No.21- March 2015 and
PFS- Almost- April 2015

I’m Okay. Really!

You can almost see my cicatrice.
My psychic scar is mostly healed.
Deeply wounded from divorce,
Bravado, false, is now my shield.
Once our love was strong
Or so it was, I thought.
As I went along to get along-
Now it’s all for naught.
Some wrong turns upon our path
Led me to a place.
Standing with an unknown woman
Who said, “I need more space.
You are not the one I love,
Not even one I like…”
And with that she left me,
“Go on, take a hike.”
Friends and family tried triage,
Staunched my wound and bleeding,
But they knew that they could not
Give me what I’m needing.
Sometimes I want revenge,
Then to be left in sorrow.
They say that time wounds all heels-
Small hoping for tomorrow.
I’m OK now, looking good!
But please don’t bump my scar-
I could ignite in a rage,
A leap that’s never far.
So walk on pins and needles-
I know that it’s too bad.
I’d rather be one who’s angry
Than be the one that’s sad.

» Posted By Martin Mayland, Austin, Texas On October 19, 2017 @ 10:13 am

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