A House on Fire

Because I sometimes have vivid dreams….

Are we living in a house on fire?
That was how it began. Through those words
I first began to see the smoke and took note
and realized that I no longer smelled the scent
of mandarin oranges or honeysuckle on the vine.
Suddenly dinner dishes could become
assets to be dissolved or divided.
My soap-covered hands, holding up
burning walls to keep them from crumbling.
Soon soft lies replaced loud sighs that once
echoed in empty silences that stretched
into endless days. Cold stares withered away
in the presence of awkward gazes when we no longer
knew what to say. Burning walls
can be too hot to touch so we
learned to avoid touching the walls or
touching each other too much. Because the soul
is quite perceptive and knows when
the match is first lit, the one that will cause
a house to start burning.

Peace & Love,


house on fire


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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