As we enter into 2018 I hope and pray that you all prosper and enjoy the winter months. I know I do. Living in Lake Havasu I get plenty of warm and hot weather, so this is a lovely time to do some writing and crafting by fragrant candles or a cozy fire. I have been giving some thought about the next book I want to write but I am not sure yet what kind it will be. I will keep you posted when I know myself.
In the meantime, I have written a poem about an evil fae called Kalamity. Picture in your mind a three foot, slender female with large wings holding a scroll in her hands. She is lovely, but also rather sinister looking like a goth groupie. She opens the scroll and clears her throat, then begins to read.
Beyond the Darkness
If only you could see beyond the darkness of my eyes.
You’d learn how much I long to be accepted and not feared.
You’d see the scorn and distrust by the rich and full of pride.
You’d know how people act towards me and make me feel so weird.
If only you could see beyond the darkness of my mind.
You’d find the many nightmares that torment me day and night.
You’d see the twisted visions blend with thoughts of love and want.
You’d feel the sorrow of my soul that’s mixed with pure delight.
If only you could see beyond the darkness of my heart.
You’d feel the rampant beating of a passion that’s not free.
You’d sense the torrid hunger for a love I cannot know.
You’d cringe at my obsessions that often make others flee.
If only you could see beyond the darkness of my power
You’d sigh when I’m confused or lost and maybe start to rave.
You’d wonder how I’m able to discern who’s friend or foe.
You’d arm yourself around me lest I send you to your grave.
If only you could see beyond the darkness of my touch.
You’d find how well I heal and ward, unless I start to cry.
You’d see I’m often lucid and can help you on your quests.
You’d benefit from all my spells, but then you still might die.
If only you could see beyond…. Hey! Where did you go?! Come back here. I’m not finished!