(for Woman Unknown) your steadfast heart is a sturdy easel supporting my spirit as I unleash myself upon life's canvas slather the colours, spill the paint mix ugly tones with vibrant hues, and then throw up my hands, hurl the canvas and start once again your nimble mind is a brilliant candle lighting my brief passage through life with … Continue reading Why I Adore You
by Paul Raworth Bennett in support of a good friend Her shrink asks how is Bree He merely wants to see How well that she may be So fudge the truth does she I’m on my meds, she'll say And thus Doc's fears allay Since Doc has no X-ray His trust she does betray They … Continue reading The Struggle
by Paul Raworth Bennett It's New Year's Day, I'm uninspired And here I sit - hung over, tired Resolved to write, just peck away For fifteen minutes every day Who knows what stream of words will flow From foggy brains that barely glow? If gold, how fortunate I am... If dreck, then I don't give … Continue reading Writer’s Lament
When he was very young, my son thought up the words for #3 and #4 (he was a math whiz). Got a favorite of the 10, or one of your own? Feel free to comment~!
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by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 In my mind live flocks of colourful words The offspring of thoughts and feelings and dreams The spawn of pleasure and pain In kaleidoscopic swirls they hover and dart Captivating my awareness, lifting my spirits, Derailing the train called my sensible thoughts Dissolving my … Continue reading The Words
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Within our common heart We once savored joy’s nectars But then we tore apart A gaping hole rent my bleeding soul And my heart scarred over with Blown chances, squandered gifts, and broken dreams “She misses you!” cooed a veiled, coal-dusted canary Leading me … Continue reading Word Powerless
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 ~~ Star of Magnificence ~~ The beauty of the zodiac God brought to earth in Roshanak Who brightened up in many ways The darkness of my winter days She can be crazy, loud and wild She can be tender, like a child But most … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roshanak!
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 He loved to ride his bike, did Paul Across the land, or to the mall And normally would sunny skies Delight his nose and ears and eyes So greatly was his patience tried On yet another rain-soaked ride But 'cuz he braved the awful … Continue reading My New Friend Heather!
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Still in bed, half past seven, I've been sleepless since four Peering through the darkness at my watch With its pale, glowing face and black, blurry hands Tunneling beneath the sunrise and taunting me Soft grey light seeps through the blinds Slowly lifting the … Continue reading A Slow Morning