LIMITATION OF ROSES

  I had the biggest bedroom as a boy but curiosity picked the box room at the lighter end of the short corridor for my summer’s sojourn. I was always looking for other walls that caught the shadows of other lives being lived- to touch the thought, at that time, was tantamount to taking part.Continue reading “LIMITATION OF ROSES”

BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.24, NAPOWRIMO

  I constructed in concrete  so many conditions  to keep me away, like walls to fold me in  and hold you out, but with every kiss the bricks dissolved like snow melting in the heat of the sun that rose again when I thought our foundation had melted. All words and drawings by Damien B.Continue reading “BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.24, NAPOWRIMO”

BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.22, NAPOWRIMO

  On blood soaked walls  he painted his pain  in shades of scarlet  crying, on walls worked red he captured the child with cries that still  are drying, on scarlet walls he hung his hurt on hooks too high  to handle, in rooms since then he sees that shade still kindling  in the dwindling candle.Continue reading “BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.22, NAPOWRIMO”

BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.18, NAPOWRIMO

  There are walls we have to build, both boundaries and barricades,  others we have to climb and then that wall, cemented into corners that cannot be cleared, when two worlds  held hands over the cracks  we were happy to overlook. All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.1, NAPOWRIMO

  Walls can comfort or confine, fine is the line between what to fear and how to flee, freedom is not found in any one format,  it is not math, we can only count the cost of what is lost. Walls can be a comfort and still surround like a cell. All words and drawingsContinue reading “BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.1, NAPOWRIMO”

COLOUR ON CURT CORNERS, PART 5; COLOURED SHOWERS

  Lilac showers Parisian walls to lift the day from tones of grey, colours whisper to hungry minds from lithesome leaves to planting seeds, branches bound like blood to body, to walls so willing like veins now filling, lilac leans with leaves of green, gently swaying, thoughts are weighing, nature bends to hear my callContinue reading “COLOUR ON CURT CORNERS, PART 5; COLOURED SHOWERS”

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