Another Sleepless Night

As insomnia acquired refuge along my bedside

Pillows of restlessness seized insomnia

Sheets of agitation comforted pillows of restlessness

A bed of uneasiness blanketed sheets of agitation

And the chill of anxiety draped the bed of uneasiness

Dreamscapes of another sleepless night that beckon the chill of anxiety

Copyright 2013 Anita Bryant


Patiently Waiting

He mentally cries for her

Miles away she’s awakened to his heartbeat

Different seasons contrasting times

He eagerly anticipates her

His heart screams: ‘I belong with her’

So he patiently awaits their season

She feels his heart craving for her

Hundreds of miles away

She gazes across the star-lit sky

She closes her eyes, sensing him pining for her

Feeling his spirit against her face

Her heart screams: ‘I belong with him’

So she patiently awaits their season

Seasons seemingly masquerade within themselves

Incognito is the very one their heart aches for

There cannot be a lifetime without the mate to their soul

So they patiently await their season

For he celebrates her existence

She rejoices with his presence from within

But agonizing is the pain to know and yet not receive

So they patiently await their season

She calls to him..

He calls to her….

Patiently waiting ……

Copyright 2009 Anita Bryant

Emotional Starvation

The soul impaled with woeful tears of despair

An impoverished spirit famished in the midst of loneliness

Gingerly and tenderly spoken words struggle with rarity

And the written word no longer nourishes the muse  

Militias of emotions lie dormant on the tongue

Kind gestures skewered by absence and dearth

While the starvation of the heart’s song is imminent  

The rhythm of love has lost its tempo

And the melody no longer in sync

The body is weakened  

The spirit collapses

Mind, body, and soul pierced and plagued by emotional starvation

Copyright 2013 Anita Bryant

Within the Heart of My Mind

The deepest of thoughts burrowed a trench within the heart of my mind

As my mind bathed in the consciousness of my heart

My heart felt the emotions of my mental reflections

All mental sensibilities drowned within a sea of sentiment

As tears chased the channels within the heart of my mind

The cries of my heart were impregnated with cerebral stimuli

Fading memories were submerged within a lonely concentration of liquid emotion

And the soul of the heart was lost within the spirit of mental anguish

Mental faculties putrefied and emotions continued to decompose

My thoughts, my spirit, my passions, and my soul

All within the heart of my mind

Copyright 2013 Anita Bryant

Murder In The First Degree

Ripped and torn asunder dreams

Bruised and bloodied spirit

Violated and butchered trust

Asphyxiation of my internal emotions

Bludgeoned my future with selfishness

Stabbed my self esteem lifeless

Slaughtered my laughter of happiness

Executed my peaceful nights

Violently drowned my passion

Maliciously shot my heart with toxins of love

Slowly killed me from the inside out

And now you’ve caused the death of my heart’s song

You are hereby found guilty of murder in the 1st degree

Copyright 2009 Anita Bryant




As acid rain leaves my eyes

Clouds of thunder engulf my heart

Meteors dance within my head

My frame spirals in a cyclonic rotation

Flesh shaded the color of heat

Tornado brewing in the abdomen

Dust storm travels through my veins

Smog of delusion invades the mind

As a flood of deceit exudes your lips

I regurgitate you from the atmosphere of my soul

Now…. witness…… the rebirth of me!


Copyright 2009 Anita Bryant

Dreams, Dreamt I


Yesterday I dreamt a field of dreams  

A field of dreams, dreamt I

Imagine a land of a thousand hearts

With twisting trails of sorrow

Canyons flooded in the echoes of tatted names

And babbling brooks scream of anger

Endless valleys draped in images of pre-existing times

Where hills of emotions drown in drenching rains of deceit

Cries can be heard from the sea, composed of bloodied tears

Yesterday I dreamt a field of dreams

A field of dreams, dreamt I

But today I dreamt an oasis of dreams

An oasis of dreams, dreamt I

The mountains were built of unrestricted love

And the wind sings of harmonious pleasures

As the sun parched Earth cultivates life of unknown passion

Intellect of minds all skate around telepathy

Pillows of clouds exude twin flames

And the atmosphere gives birth to rainbows of laughter

Where kindred spirits a waterfall make

And sanctuaries of soul mates can finally meet as one

Yesterday I dreamt a field of dreams; a field of dreams dreamt I

And as I escaped the field of dreams, dreamt I

I entered the oasis of dreams, I dreamt

As an oasis of dreams, dreamt I

Copyright 2011 Anita Bryant