Sketches of Pain

Sketches of Pain

Dark clouds threaten, sky splits apart
Flooding emotions, bleeding hearts
Ugly secrets, women in chains
Broken spirits praying for rain.

Flash of lightning, crash of thunder
Last shred of faith torn asunder
Haunting whistle of distant train
Broken spirits praying for rain.

But something changes in the air
Hope cuts through layers of despair
Fingers tracing sketches of pain
Broken spirits praying for rain.

Dark clouds threaten, sky splits apart
Broken spirits praying for rain.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
June 4, 2021

Mood: I Believe…. Tears for Fears. As you know, I am definitely inspired by anything in a writing challenge that calls for song titles or lyrics. And I do love Tears for Fears! ❤

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 12.14 Topic: Something in the Air
Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate a song title by the group Tears for Fears (Secrets, Woman in Chains, Broken, Sketches of Pain, Change)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Use the word “asunder”

This week’s pic


  1. Misty Mountain Hop
  2. Waterfront View
  3. Patio
  4. Vacation Dream
  5. Villa Terrace
  6. Room with a View
  7. Across the sea
  8. Rock Me
  9. Climbing Bougainvillea
  10. Mediterranean Sea

Topic:  Christine    Pic:  Irene


  1. Irene Melgoza says:

    Love the kyrielle! ❤

    1. Thank you darling! xoxo ❤

  2. Beautiful Colleen xo

    1. Thank you my sweet friend! xoxo ❤

  3. An amazing Kyrielle Sonnet chock full of emotions. 8 points Earthling!

    1. Thank you Marvin! xoxo ❤

  4. Michael Todd says:

    I wondered how you might follow the lyrical Lotus layour… Leave it to you to allay the landscape with remedial darkness, with a measure of hope hanging in the balance.

    1. Thank you my friend! I always try to incorporate hope, because we have to have it to survive the darkness. And I loved the spoken word audio you did for my poem – so honored! Please feel free to post the audio here so everyone can hear your wonderful work. xoxo

  5. tylermyrth72 says:

    There is an awesome beauty in dark clouds, right until the torrent lands on you

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