Friday, December 2, 2016

Light - Haiku

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Haiku

Fall is here again
Reds, oranges, yellows, erupt 
Surrounded by warmth  

Joining Hump Day Haiku over at Another Jennifer. If you like to Haiku, join in on the fun by following the link above. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

No Escaping
She thought of her past
Missing the life she once had
Tears began to flow

How did she get here?
This place of hurt and sorrow
She longed to be free

Not able to escape
His grapple too tight to bear
Leaving dark bruises

Controlled, abused, sad
Feeling helplessly restrained
There was no way out

Please note that this haiku style poem is not about me. I wrote it as I would imagine some women must feel.

Monday, August 8, 2016

No Sound

I sit in silence
It’s totally deafening
All I feel is darkness without any light
No sounds, no words, total loneliness surrounds me
Longing just to hear a voice
I try to hum a tune
No sounds will come out
Overtaken with despair
Never to hear another note
Never to hear sounds that excite
Never to feel any delight
The silence has overtaken all of my thoughts
Driving me into a madness
All days are night all nights are night
No hope in sight to hear another sound
No hope in escaping the darkest time of my life

Susan Zutautas 2016

This poem was written for a "Flash Fiction" challenge over at Carrot Ranch. "In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the sense of sound. It can be an onomatopoeia, a swearing session with sound alike substitutes, lyrical prose or a description of a sound."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Silence and Noise Haiku Style

Alone in my thoughts
No interruptions at all
Blissfully peaceful

Too Loud for thinking
City traffic, head pounding
No peace to be found

Saturday, May 28, 2016

For Charli - You're in My Thoughts

Life at times can be really rough, bring you down, with a permanent frown

It’s hard to smile during these trying days
Seeming to last forever, wanting the bad times to all go away

A wise woman once said to me,
 “Something will turn up, wait and see”
Her words make me smile when I think of them,
As something good, does turn up in the end.

So dear Charli, as I write these words, I want you to know I’m thinking of you.

You’re a beautiful person with a heart of gold, your smiles will soon return, tenfold.

This poem is written for +Charli Mills and is also for a Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch. This weeks prompt was "smile". 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Just One Miracle

Just one miracle
Just one prayer
To get me out of total despair

I must be strong
I must be brave
It’s too soon to go to my grave

I’m scared to death to die
Please stay by my side
If the day should come
Please stay, don’t run

Some days are filled with darkness
Some days are full of light
My favorite ones are the ones that make me smile bright

Sitting in the hospital, waiting on results
Hands sweating, heart beating fast
Finally the doc comes at last
Smile on his face
Best news
You’re in remission

3 years ago this September I was diagnosed with stage IV inoperable lung cancer. I was given 1 - 5 years to live. They were leaning towards the one year.  I’ve been in remission now since December 2014. I am still undergoing chemo as a precaution and handling the chemo quite well.

 I wrote this poem for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write about the idea of “just one.”