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The Goddess of Woe

The Goddess of Woe

Observing them from behind the invisible veil,
Cackling over their sin and pain entwined souls,
Twisting their paths back toward the old roles,
Playing with their fate till the last doleful wail.

Following her as she stops by the ancient clock,
Whispering to her words of otherworldly bliss,
Preparing fateful circumstances of the last knock,
Annihilating hope of future with a baneful hiss.

Ripping soulmates asunder is my demonic play,
Giving and taking with insouciant and cruel whim,
Showing the mortals their lives are fragile clay,
Filling their hearts with pain throbbing to the brim.

Delighting in brokenness caused by fickle hearts,
Infusing hope only to shatter it anew with glee,
Trampling dreams of picking up the broken parts,
Wreaking havoc before to other amusements I flee.
Jana Vasilj-Begovic

Writing is a creative outlet for me. My regular job deals with military foreign language training and testing (Department of National Defence of Canada), a field in which I have publishe…

Mia Madre









Mia Madre

 
Mia Madre is special
Mia Madre is the best
She is like this button
She holds everything together

She is like this flower
like the Rose of Sharon
like Nigella Damascena
beautiful and graceful

Mia Madre is like a ballerina
swirling around like in
satin-lined jewelry boxes
doing the splits, even touching her toes

I sometimes wonder how she does this
spreading herself too thin
somersaulting like a dolphin
always charming and buoyant

 
Sofia Kioroglou
 
Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, published writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting beautiful pictures. Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include Dumas de Demain, Galleon Liferary Journal, Pengician, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Festival For Poetry, Verse-Virtual, Spillwords, In Between Hangovers, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, The Blue Nib, Odyssey.pm,  Super Highway, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr, and Winamop, to name but a few. 
 
 
 
 
 

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