Free Verse, Poetry by Sarah


We are caught up
in your uncanny tendencies.
Yet our vertebra demand
greater toughness from within.

We are stranded in this warren
with the muzzle of your barrel,
in our oscitant mouths.
Endeavouring for syncretism is fruitless.

We cry for reform – before we collapse.


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – tend; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Wordle #180. Words: collapse, reform, oscitant (adj. yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping. drowsy or inattentive, dull, lazy, negligent, malaise), strand, syncretism (n. the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion), warren, barrel, catch, tough, tendency, uncanny, vertebra

Stories by Sarah

Walking On Your Hands

Trigger warning: violence against women, moderate language

I should have known things would not end well, after he stormed out of my disastrous 21st birthday, hurling abuse at my parents and running into the night.

Continue reading “Walking On Your Hands”

Scribblings by Sarah

Noise Cancelling

The volume of life can be overwhelming.

Not just the noise, but the capacity, and the content.  Continue reading “Noise Cancelling”

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Whispers in the Willow Trees

Image courtesy of Pixabay

its bough bends
with outstretched fingers 
to trail through 
the water 
and whisper to fish below 
‘carry me with you’

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: MLMM Writing Prompt #209, “It’s All In The Title”

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


Breaking formation,
free from their blue melody,
she began soaring.

By Sarah ©2017

TJ’s Household Haiku, picture prompt (above), word prompts: blue, melody