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All Alone inside
Coat and galoshes on
Hearing the thunder roar
And watching the lighting flash
Praying for the courage to brave the storm

I have somewhere I need to go
I plan the route of least obstacle
But the thunder is loud
And I know lighting strikes without warning

So for now I remain
And frustrated with this useless umbrella.

Mechelle Ritchie Foster

Marital Bliss

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If you grouse
With your spouse
Remorse will be your course

If your rant
You won’t recant
Then right will be your plight

But lay your will aside
And in peace you shall abide.

Mechelle Ritchie Foster

Plummeting Petals

If April showers bring May flowers,
Then what do May flowers bring?
A colorful display of aromatic bouquet
To be tossed by the first bride of Spring.

Mechelle Ritchie Foster

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Ice Fishing

cold heart
Can’t get warm
Cold hurt inside
Layers help hide
My heart’s quiver and shake
My smile is a fake

I am dented and scarred
From past friends and foes
I try to reach out
But am hidden by walls

Tiptoeing on the ice
You dare to come close
I cast out trust
Your indifference shows

I reel trust back in
No intimacy grows

I shield my heart with indifference like you
Indifferent and alone
I am ice through and through.

Mechelle Ritchie Foster


Gypsy Soul

Wuthering Heights, Photo Credit- BBC, 2011

Wuthering Heights, Photo Credit- BBC, 2011

Who knows where you came from Why you were orphaned

Why you loved with such hatred
No matter the cost

Yes, mankind was cruel
Their view of you dim

You, in turn hated God
Gave no heed to Him

Or His words…

Or example…

Of your eternal abode…

Of your calculated misery
Upon others bestowed

And yet, I wonder…

If her dying made a crack
In your cold heart

That grew deeper through the years
Every hour you were apart

As your watched her daughter grow,
Did you feel?
Were there tears?

Did you secure her future
Acquiring land from all your peers

Revenge, you said you longed for
Its cymbals, clanged without relent

Inside your head
It drove you mad
You took your life
Did not repent

But I can’t but wonder
As love your protector showed
Left he a fingerprint of compassion
Upon your Gypsy Soul.

Mechelle Ritchie Foster