My Lover’s Shores (for Hugh)

Follow me
along the shores
to where the rivers meet
my words will soothe you
when the sun hangs heavy
in the aborigine sky at dusk
Close not your ears
to my whispering lips
telling you about yourself
when you have forgotten
that I knew you first
your regrets, your admissions;
disillusioned boy in a man’s
strong, yet battered body

I knew you first|
when my words sustained you
as we walked the shores
to where the rivers meet
Put your ear close to my lips;
listen to all the perfection|
I see in you
still.

©Brenda-Lee Ranta

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an excerpt from my second book, Allegories – a thirst for connection

He had fallen asleep missing the First and Second Act of the play He had failed to read the marquee; his name as supporting actor She was gone; he had missed every single dress rehearsal He missed the part where he was left to raise his children He missed the part in the play […]

via Final Act – Author Brenda-Lee Ranta — Creative Talents Unleashed

a wonderful new anthology that is extremely relevant!!

Originally posted on Creative Talents Unleashed: Foreword … In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group” Derald Wing…

via Anthology Release: Microaggression – Then & Now — The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes

A beautiful piece by Hugh Dysart

Originally posted on Creative Talents Unleashed: ? The wind is free, to blow through her hair, to dry a tear on her face The wind is free to carry her pretty words, on a broken chain ? The world doesn’t turn, till she sleeps, dreaming, of sunshine mornings The world doesn’t rhyme, her words speak…

via A Broken Chain – Author Hugh Dysart — The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes

An excerpt from my book …

Brenda-Lee Ranta composed her first poem at the age of seven. Throughout her life, she used prose as a means of logging her experiences in a life which has been under ‘constant construction.’ Amazing to her, is that at the age of 58, CTU Publishing Group published her first book, “Myriad of Perceptions,” to be […]

via Featured Writer: Brenda-Lee Ranta — Creative Talents Unleashed