A SIREN’S SONG
I was pulled into a dream,
drawn into the vortex,
tossed, churned, and consumed by the winds of fire
that brought me to my knees.
It was the same dream.
You were there
doing what you usually do,
saying the things you usually say.
Promises of pleasure lure me like a Siren’s song
toward the reefs that tear my heart to pieces.
Your crimson touch, passion’s blush scalds my skin
yet I come to you at my peril, ignoring all the scars–
emerging with burnt hands, scorched and blackened lips.
I never opened my eyes as I lay in your arms
drowning in a flood of memories.
The same memories that batter me against the rocks with beautiful sadness.
It was only a dream. Wasn’t it?
The ambrosial choke of smoke
lured me to its lair and touched me.
Our skin lit like tinder–
burnt hands, singed fingers,
Familiar coals once flamboyant in gaudy performance
now lie low with Love’s lament. Spent.
Dying embers in empathy with the flesh,
yet iced still your impenetrable heart.
Coming soon – The upcoming release of Ronaye’s book by British publisher in London, England; to be available on Amazon.
…with a broken wing
the Human Spirit
poems by Ronaye Hudyma
Whether contemporary, classic, or peppered with Elizabethan eloquence, this profound ensemble of 130 poems is not stationary. They move as if conducted with a maestro’s baton –fluid between the euphoria of life and love, the drama, the anguish of death and loss, with every nuance of human emotion spilling upon the pages.
They are poignant words written with the transparency of youth, gathering maturity and experience, evolving to wisdom, into the spiritual realm.
This is not just poetry. There are a million stories in each poem. Once for each of us. From the teenager discovering their individuality, the young adult challenged by relationships and the world around them, to the Elder denizens of Earth, who cherish their memories as veterans of life, this is a book to be read and reread, a keepsake to console, embrace and affirm your recognition of the truth within yourself that is already there.