Saturday, November 19, 2016

Silent Screams

Here's a little poem I wrote off the top of my head one day. Not that it weighed me down, being on my noggin, just had to make room for something else.
Hope you enjoy!

Silent Screams
Life behind these padded walls, as surreal as a dream
    A dream where even silence screams, but only silent screams
        Silent screams of ancient Queens beheaded on a stage

The stage, surrounded by noisy throng
    Some hawking wares secured with tongs
        Some yammering of someone else’s wrongs
One standing above, above any reproach
    Heralding merits and valiant deeds like a coach
        A coach who stores the team behind padded walls

Yes, life behind these padded walls. wishing t’were a dream
    For here, unlike in dreams, the silence screams, but not silent screams
        Not silent screams from ancient Queens beheaded on a stage.

by John T. M. Herres
(c) 2014

Friday, May 6, 2016

Writing, Website, Blog Happenings

Hello, Once Again!

I just got a notification that my Sister shared a post from this blog on Facebook. The said post is dated last year, and if you want the truth, I did not remember putting it here.

I know I posted it on my blog, BarbarianWriter, but I guess the Blogger page I've set up (which you are now reading), just doesn't rate high enough to get my attention.

Eventually, I will get around to trying to get all the various parts linked together. I'm hoping for, at the very least, 50,000 words, but even that would be considered more a novella than a full-length novel, which go 85,000+ these days.

Well, folks, that's all for right now. I will really do my best to get back on that writing thing. Honest.

Thanks for stopping by!