I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.
There once was a lad from Toledo,
Who swam as fast as a torpedo.
He had them all beat,
But all he would eat
Were French fries and spicy burritos.
By D'Shan Berry15 days ago in Poets
There once was a laddie from Limerick,
Who fainted at thought of a pin prick.
No needles, swore he,
Will e'r be near me,
By D'Shan Berry25 days ago in Poets
Inching to my end,
Time slows as death draws closer;
Each moment, precious.
By D'Shan Berryabout a month ago in Poets
The moment slips by —
Out of reach, into the past,
Ever in my mind.
By D'Shan Berry2 months ago in Poets
Under a bushel, I hide me;
Afraid to show my light.
Careful not to draw attention,
I shrink in the world's sight.
A part of me only feels safe
By D'Shan Berry3 months ago in Poets
September washes over me
like a riptide —
pulling me down,
dragging me out
into a vast sea of sorrows,
far away from
the safety of shore.
By D'Shan Berry7 months ago in Poets
She's a single mom, working hard,
Going back to school.
Got divorced, had a cancer scare;
Life can seem so cruel.
She takes each moment as it comes;
A physiological state,
Not much in my control,
When triggered by the world around,
Sends shrapnel through my soul.
More a citizen of Heaven
Than of this worldly sphere,
I still yearn for some evidence
That I was really here.
By D'Shan Berry8 months ago in Poets
I have become Miss Havisham,
Stood up by life itself.
Caged by the corners of my past,
My heart sits on a shelf.
In the name of peace, I held my tongue
Until my lips bled lies.
I silenced both my truth and voice.
I stifled all my cries.
I'm still afraid to look too pretty,
To tempt beyond control.
Though the guilt isn't mine to carry,
It weighs much on my soul.