Swallow

This thing,

it suits you,

but she swallowed

and wiped away her glow

the blues, they suit you too

There’s a pill for everything

a pill for happiness

a pill for madness

a pill for killing.

I grow tired of getting older

I no longer want to do these things,

make these decisions,

but at least we can drink wine together.

I tell her she looks pretty

in her bare feet

and long dress

I love her still,

but the loss has touched me too.

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the last of days

We seek the darkness
thunderstorm funerals
muddy American flags
and trains off their tracks
I loved the picture of you out in the water
the wind made your hair wild
Nothing lasts…
I caught a blue glass-eyed wink
and a toothless grin
through the slow rising twirl of cigarette smoke and green flesh
I could smell the decay on your brain
It was a rainy day
when they put you in the ground.
Everything is open wounds now
and a bland thanksgiving dinner sucked through a straw
We forgot somehow, how to laugh
Could have been the slow drip of morphine
or the simple way our bones cracked.
Death dragged his heavy feet
as real life licked me
like a sandpaper tongue
Reminded me I am just the nameless meat
between the lion’s teeth
and we all die alone.
In black in white she sat
her legs demurely crossed
with her crooked cat eyed glasses
Tell me about your chaos lady,
the bloody slashes across your face
your dead baby sister
at the bottom of the outhouse.
It’s no wonder 
in the end we all go mad.
Would it be ok if I took this gloom
and weaved it into some hideous mask?
I will hide behind it for the rest of my days. 
H.M. Nolan 2015

Vaulting Voices – Alliteration Challenge

A fun piece created for the alliteration challenge for the week of July 5th!

The Haunted Lullaby

RabbitChallenge completed!

Alliterations are awesome,

Totally try to top this,

Rather read really radical rhymes?

Words wander while we watch,

Creative catchy chorus,

Dazzling dancing dialogue,

Real resonation – reader reaction,

Building bridges burning boundaries,

Voices vaulting vivaciously.

We were asked to create an alliteration for the week of July 5th on the Beasts of Articulation! This was actually a lot of fun! It reminded me of a piece in the style of Chrissy Strigas who is a very talented writer with a unique style of creativity!

Hope you enjoy this fun piece!

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#FieryVerse Poem Challenge – Broken Open

The Haunted Lullaby

Broken Heart Glass

My guard was broken open,

I offered you my heart,

But you took it for granted,

And now I want it back,

Even if it’s ripped apart.

Poem written for the #fieryverse hastag prompted by @Fieryverse on Twitter using the words “Broken Open.” If you are on Twitter, I’d invite you to participate in the challenges as they are a lot of fun.

Picture found in the public domain of the internet.

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#Heartsoup Poem Challenge – “Shells”

The Haunted Lullaby

self-destructive

Faded,
Broken,
A shell of your former self,
You betrayed who you were,
Now standing unrecognizable to me.

Poem written for the #heartsoup hastag prompted by @Heartsoup on Twitter using the word “Shells.” If you are on Twitter, I’d invite you to participate in the challenges as they are a lot of fun.

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Yes, I’m an Addict

The Haunted Lullaby

Addiction

Yes, it is true,

I am an addict,

Writing here,

Showcasing for all of you.

All the world may be a stage,

Hosting actors in a play,

But the canvass is my page,

I’ll make the words dance today,

Believe me reader,

I’ve something to say.

The words dance and turn,

Up from my spirit they burn,

To share my feelings,

Is what I yearn,

Baring my soul,

Writing is my passion,

In it, losing control,

Making me feel safe,

Separating from the outside world.

I’ll paint a picture,

But use no brush,

Trust in me,

I ask so much,

Words are weapons,

Or so they say,

But I won’t let details,

Get in the way,

The words are mine,

The imagery yours,

Your interpretation,

Is what you choose.

So come along,

For this wild ride,

I hope to make you,

Laugh and smile,

Perhaps even cry,

But know here…

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