The Cave

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Insidiously
gripping
embracing
within its depths,
indiscriminately
paralysing.
Surrendering
to its intensity –
a rose
withering in a
dark
lonely
cold cave,
until
a flicker of light
unexpectedly
unsettles
its stronghold
and
finger
by
finger
it releases its grip
and hope is
rekindled.

Copyright © 2009 Norma Martiri

Form: Free Verse

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Survival

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Image by klimkin from Pixabay

Insidious,
like a silent serpent
terrorising
unwary hosts.
Indiscriminately
rendering
hostages
helpless.

Lost in a vortex,
he will revisit
yesterday’s storms;
tomorrow’s hopes.
Exhausted,
he will muster
enough courage to
survive.

Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri

Form: Free Verse