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Halloween
 
 
agitated is the nighthalloween
stormed by a breed barbaric
 
ritual dance, wildly delirium
evil apparition in a bonfire light
 
bloodlust is the creed set on
hallowing saints of yore
seeking a sacrifice to bleed
 
Halloween night time to recede
indoors is safety this wicked night
till the moon gods slumber
 
©dorianna ric 
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Mischief Night
 
out of the darkness
once upon a midnight
from indigo void
appeared a light
 
out of the darkness
causing a fright
a haunting howl
a voice in the night
 
out of the darkness
my shoulder alight
branch-like fingers
my cells felt the blight
 
out of the darkness
 
out of the darkness
is this a wight
out to harm me
perhaps just a sprite
 
out of the darkness
prepared to take flight
a whisper of assurance
‘fear not, all is right’
 
out of the darkness
a figure in sight
recognition a friend
playing tricks on mischief night
 
©dorianna ric 
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Posted in response to a prompt on ‘repitition’ @ dverse  
 
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As the Willow Weeps
 
 
strolled the twisted garden path
early dawn, faint luminance parting clouds
hazy shadows in the morning mist
your spirit felt in a wispy reverie
 
as the willow weeps
 
fettered emotions broke free
river of tears as memories wept
dispirited bosom hanging low
mourning love as the willow weeps
 
 ©dorianna ric
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Written for Quadrille night for the prompt ‘early’ @ dverse
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Illusion of Beauty Versus Ugly
 
physical beauty is an illusion
transitory in nature
what appears as physical beauty 
can change in a heartbeat
actions of an individual
reveals ugliness or beauty
regardless of physical attributes
 
have you ever met someone
at first glance 
beautiful to your eyes
in a short time
unkind actions, abusive speech
at second glance  
beauty has turned to ugly
 
 
 
too often one who did not
possess a physical beauty
when first glanced upon
through the loving actions
of their heart and mind
soon physical appearance
like a caterpillar 
becomes the butterfly 
resplendence of the inner soul 
becomes the outer beauty
 
 
look not with your physical eyes
if you are looking for genuinine beauty
physical appearance is a mirage
true beauty is often hidden
in a protective shell of unsightliness
requires time and a second look
 
©dorianna ric
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This poem is written for dverse for the prompt of  ‘beauty in ugliness’. 
 
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The Gift
 
walking in the park 
spied a woman on a bench
 
I felt her pain
walked over to inquire
 
‘my life is worthless’ she exclaimed
seeking peace from family woes
 
offered aid and hope
giving light to darkness
 
saved her that day
she called me angel
 
©dorianna ric
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My birthname was Dora Ann, my father called me Doran and that stuck into adulthood. I write under the name of Dorianna. The name Dora and all its derivatives means ‘gift’ or ‘gift of god’. The story above is true and not an isolated incident, in fact, that sort of thing happens quite often. I’ve suffered many hardships in my life and it has given me the gift of empathy and understanding enabling me to help those in emotional distress.
 
This poem was written in answer to a prompt at dverse to write a poem about the meaning of our name.
 
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Miracle of Positivity
 
avoidance of negative feelings miracle of positivity
an impossibility, unrealistic
suppression is not positive enlightenment
nor is an expectation of incessant joy
bad feelings from negative experiences
emotions that often educate and motivate
 
positivity is the phenomenon 
transforming negative energy
into a productive (positive) force
manipulates anger, hostility, heartbreak
abstractions of intensity to employ
 
create a force working in your favor
build up rather than tear down
cultivate hopelessness and desperation
as outgrowths of inspiration 
this the miracle of positivity
 
©dorianna ric
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Safe Harbor

safe harbor

we were a distant dream
across an ocean
untill your spirit
as a lighthouse to a lost seafarer
beckoned me from my dark reality
guided me to a safe harbor
a seafaring voyage on the sea of love
to a heart full of light

©dorianna ric
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Shared this poem @ dverse for Quadrille Monday

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New Day Blessing
 
 
as the sun rises over the sea
elevate your spirit in its glory
 
as evening darkness begins to part
may warmth of sun rays warm your heart
 
new day blessing
 
form a smile in your heavenly eyes 
as morning breaks across the sky
 
feel the joy of earth’s awakening
embrace the new day dawning
 
©dorianna ric
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Return to Dust
 
I have often wonderedtree, man all return to dust
do the trees comprehend
denuding themselves in autumn
of redressing in the spring
 
do they remember each season
a resurrected soul life
perhaps springtime finds them
no better off than man
speculative, what awaits after death
 
as each leaf of red and gold
becomes a blanket for the earth
until it evanesces into nullity
only a memory in winter tears 
replenshing soil of the earth
 
when all is said and done
we aren’t the only one
man, beast, and tree
share corresponding destiny
all return to dust
 
©dorianna ric 
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Shared this post on open link  @ dverse
 
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Circus

The next two poems are shared in answer to the prompt @ dverse to write about a circus. I hate everything about a circus, the noise, crowd, dirt, smell and cruelity to animals. I suppose I could write about that disdain but I just am not motivated to do so. Instead I am going to share two poems I wrote recently that incorporates the subject.

 

My second poem for this topic  may seem off topic until you remember that a Circus does often include  fun houses , the house of mirrors and houses of terror. 

Carnival of Terror

carnival terror

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