Fate Has Spoken

Fate binds us
destiny prevails
I see what you are
can you see through hatreds veil
Enemies, friends
what difference does it make
Prophecy speaks
our lives forsake
Through lies and deceit
what once was pure
darkness will obscure
Stop me if you can
find me if you dare
Death surrounds you
your deepest darkest despair
I will play my role
will you play yours too
The fates have spoken
let the games ensue.

© 2022 Heidi Barnes

Are You Sure?

Mistakes made

Lessons learned

Time goes by

Memory fades

Stories told

Twist, change

Lessons once learned

Forgotten with age

Go ahead

I dare you

Poke the beast

It only sleeps

Poke the beast

Chains hold it in its keep

Poke the beast

See what arrogance brings

Poke the beast

It may be the last you see

© 2017 Heidi Barnes

Pondering Seasons

I walk this path
Through orange and red
Down leaf strewn road
To winter’s bed.
With sleepy eyes
I gaze to the sky
Wondering what will come
When life springs high.
Will love return
Burn long and true,
Or will the sun’s rays
Burn too bright
Turning life into ashes
Bitter brew?
So I walk
One step, one time
Unto mysteries untold
Words swirling in my head
Waiting to be said.
I do not pause
On my journey’s trail
To ponder these words,
My future entails.
For Destiny’s mystery
Cannot be solved
With simple words
In rhyme or prose.

© 2014 Heidi Barnes