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

Tattoo Me

Tattoo Me

Tattoo Me

In the realm of the mad god
where desperation seems real,
I am a man of a thousand faces
hiding beneath ink and steel.

Self-praise is no recommendation,
for I am a deviant to behold.
You cannot see beneath my skin
where the real drama unfolds.

Years of torture and abuse
hidden away, stripped of pride.
Cut the rope and tie me up,
one hundred lashes, my pleas defied.

Because I am so horrendous,
you shudder and back away in fear.
But you cannot comprehend my pain
and you cannot see my tears.

Cruelty has scarred my heart
as the needle scarred my hide.
Though I’ll never reveal myself to you…
I am still human deep down inside.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2015
September 6, 2015