Goodnight

Poetry and Illustration by Ruth Ann Cutler

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A Serial Lament

A Serial Lament. Oh Johnny, oh Johnny. My dear sweet boy child. Forget sleeping tight under, the silvery moonlight. Try with Biblical strength and might. The thirteenth day has stirred the creatures, with promised evil delights for this cold, Friday evenings treat. Green, red, yellow and purples, in ghastly crimson, shaded hues. Monsters, trolls, spellcasters... Continue Reading →

Had I…

Had I…   Had I, a great husband… I would never know the world the way I do. I wouldn't have needed to look. Had I, not the husband of nightmares… I wouldn't have ever learned how to dream. Had I, a husband who never made me cry… I’d never know tears of happiness. Had... Continue Reading →

Lady Spirit

Lady Spirit By Ruth A. Cutler 2016 Two hearts, from the time and ways of old, I became. Sister to one before me, together paving the way. to four more girls who came along. All six for one, and six for all. Wife to three, whose eyes went astray. On little funds, a Mother alone... Continue Reading →

Castaway

Castaway By Ruth A. Cutler 2016   For the Father who got his kicks and left and Mother who sold me like a piece of discarded furniture.   Under crimson skies, two pirated souls on wayward vessels meant for varied foreign soils. Their fleeting passion, quickly gone as their nameless faces. Forgotten like the babe... Continue Reading →

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