3 Poems by Tissy Taylor

Masquerade of Peace

 

In crevices and creases lonely breeds

Worn like pulled yarn stretched tautly at the seams

Fluttered remnants of wishes hoping to

land like an unfettered breeze she can’t see

 

Emptied Hope, her golden chalice lay bare

Vibrant the mask she wears, painted fear

The depth of sorrow unyielding, beating

heart dancing to sounds only she can hear

 

Fragrant desperation reeks of liquor

False Gods promising fulfilment and still

they bring only unhappiness tonight

Weary she is blind to pain, lost will

 

Seconds vibrate her skull, every breath

maddening and demanding her release

Searching for something, this tiny bottle

brings unto her a masquerade of peace

 

 

Amid Angels

 

Are there questions unanswered

Prayers for what I do not know

Every piece of my soul

Fighting to be someone loved

 

Seeds from a wish untaken

Floating in a wind unknown

Reaching to hold forever

Still I am feeling alone

 

Wanting only to break free

Little girl, can you please see

This lion amid angels

Tired hearts want to believe

 

Precious hours claim my soul

Dark the children who bow

Selling me to save our hearts

This child, broken I now doubt

 

Finally is forever

Shaken is this mind released

Festered lies my darling cries

Will you please deny this peace

 

 

Fragments

 

Sometimes I live in the shadows

Wishing for what I do not know

Fragments of light spearing darkness

Filling me with a bit of hope

 

Every seed of doubt rises

Fumes from the city’s concrete floor

I am lost amid the rubble

Dead fish upon a sandy shore

 

Homeless praying for forgiveness

Seeking what is not really there

Pretending you really matter

A cancer like a thorn despaired

 

Take my breaths from my weighted chest

Lift me from this summer slumber

Hold my lonely against your brow

Counting down the final number

 

Poor man who marries my daughter

Take the cow, forgive me my sins

Blessed darling, father’s orphan

Waiting for my life to begin

 

Bio: Communications Manager/Business Analyst for Automotive Industry giant. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada. Writing since I could hold a crayon in my hands. Penned a weekly family column in two community newspapers. Writing poetry is my passion. My first book of poetry “Madness, Chaos Unravelled” published June 2018 and my second collection “Used Wings” coming in March 2019

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