Obscurity by LaDonna Cole


Bereft on sodden corners trodden

No sanctuary beckon

Flushed from wombs and names ne’er gotten

Nil life by those who reckon


You will not see me

You cannot hear me

You’ll never know me.


Back bent to labor, other’s gain

Freedom shackled, heavy price

Obscured by blood on battle’s plain

Wholly squandered sacrifice.photo credit: http://suite101.com/article/nonprofit-organizations-fighting-human-trafficking--part-1-a268717


You will not see me

You cannot hear me

You’ll never know me.




Genius hides in peculiar minds

Misnomer labeled person

Talent driven too deep inside

Scars banish comely burgeon



You will not see me

You cannot hear me

You’ll never know me.



Observe the lowly destitute

Hearken to the silent cries

Raise a standard with no dispute

Faith beckons, entreats, descries



Until you see me


Until you hear me

Until you know me.


The Shattered Kingdom

The Shattered Kingdom

By LaDonna Cole

Why are you still there?

Why have you returned from murky histories and tainted memories to stalk my dreams, a spectral waif coming as you please with kisses and caresses that cut like knives.

What twisted core draws you still when I know there is only a moth eaten tatter besmirched and forlorn left to wave for the kingdom we once shared.

Why do I still care?

Why do you walk out of my denial into the realm of delusional grasping, spilling your lies like seedlings into the fertile soil of soul and oh, what horrors grow there.

What mutated emotion springs up as weed to choke the tender cultivation ruining years of toil and tear to drag me into a grave of sorrow as rooted bitterness closes over to entrap me.

Why do I still lie here?

Where gnarled fingers intertwine and wrap me in hopeless reverie, under the weight of so much dung and dirt, pressing me to silent screams of suffocated entombment.

Why do you return after years of vacant throne to remind me of your power and press me to allegiance when I know you have abdicated the land of the living and roam only in the kingdom of shattered dreams.

Immortal Portals

From The Torn, Immortal Song.

Hold me close, fly with me

Across immortal portals free.

Fall into the lover’s sea.

With lips so full of worship.

I will hold you for all time.

Come and press your heart to mine.

With my promise on your breast

I live in your nearness.

Hold me fast, come let’s go

Where fireflies bask in afterglow.

My kiss enfolds the tender soul

In bliss so full of worship.