“Old Style”

She was “Old Style”  like a 54 Ford

Easy to look at & traveled real nice

She was a turnkey woman

Easy to start and a deep warm  sound


Her lines were  classically beautiful

She drew fond glances  when you took her out

Running my hands up and down those lines,

Always makes me feel like a long ride would be good

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The Veil of Nature

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She saw through the veil of nature,

As a queen sees her heaven,

As if the Oracle spoke to her of love,

Thus he stood before her

Filling her eyes with destiny.


All rights reserved CFraenza 2018

Photo CFraenza/edited by Silvia Springer

Mother Ocean

Oft times the rhythms,

Of my soul‘s pain,

Play on the strings,

Of my lonely heart.

And the river of my tears,

Let loose the siren’s cries

As an ocean of lost feelings,

Find their way to my lonely shore.

So this old sailor longs,

For his sultry ocean,

To crash over his burdened shoulders,

To cleanse his weary soul,

And free his lonesome heart.


Photo by Silvia Springer

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“Will the Monsters Win”

“Will the Monsters Win”

Sometimes, the monsters,
Run rampant in the halls of my mind,
Releasing old fears not yet dead,
It is then that I freeze, lose my way.

It is then that that the old pains return,
Suddenly they seem more in control of my psyche,
Stronger then when I first became resilient,
So suddenly I fear losing this battle.

I fear that this lifetime war,
May not end as I wish,
Will I become as those from my past,
Who tortured me into the small corners.C7CtxYCUwAARqLR

Corners that held back my soul,
Will I not find again it’s purity & power,
The power to let loose my love,
To let my talents fly free again

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Photo credit: Sri Gawn Tu Fahr.

Sad eyes

She  said  I had  sad  eyes,   so very sad

I opened those eyes to  her  passionate warmth

I bathed in the luxury of her  eyes/lens

She made me smile  for  a while  a deep new smile


A smile  I had  longed to  have  for a hearts  eon

It came from a part of my soul that  I just cant hide

So now  I was  a man opened   raw and  vulnerable

I sometimes  fell short  of  her  deeper needs


Oh  woe is me now for  I have been  lashed

Her anger  reached out and touched me too deep

I fear  I have not comprehended just how to love

So now  I am  on the  whipping post of my own  fierce whip


So she  called me out as  a runner  she  did

It’s not  a run when you take cover from  the lashes

It’s  the pain  uncovered  from places unknown  but deep

So now  I am spun into the dark reaches of  the universe


Sometimes the first cut is just the beginning

Sometimes the pain cuts deeper than my soul

The tears fall faster than  I can run

The fears dance like knives on my flesh

The visions fly like demonic winged vultures


Consuming my thoughts like ravenous vampires

Sucking me dry  and  bleeding my heart of hope

So the blues  call me to dance in the rain

To feel the pain  in every beautiful  refrain


Go ahead you demonic warriors  come for me

For I am  a  gladiator of the heart & soul

I will rise again  to love even deeper than  before

This is my path to fight for loves  highest ground


So take me as low as you  have ever  taken a soul

Then watch my wings spread  in  the beauty of love

Watch me fly to my hearts true destination

A place of love and creative passions  expressed

Listen my sweet child, just listen.

I spoke to you , but you  did not hear

For truly we were separated by the abyss

An abyss filled with darkness, with fear

So  as I cried out , listen to me

You set your  fears  free

Free to roam and rage in the halls

of your  desperation to be understood

So you cried out loud with your desires

Desires to be set free of your path of destruction

for  truly we set out, without the proper maps

into an uncharted territory for you, for me

and in this wild uncivilized  jungle we got lost

Forgive me for  I should have held the compass  high

So you could  trust in me not to get lost in my own cavern of darkness

So I ask you now  to let the light shine bright and forgive me my darker days

As you traverse  these new halls with better guides who have a stronger compass

I ask of you to trust in my desire and ability to learn too as we grow together and seek the higher plain

Let us  go to our music  together and seek out the  music and the proper refrain

To  let us both sing a song of freedom , freedom from our darkest fears

Let’s dance in the rain and cleanse our souls to open back up to one another

For truly my bright and wonderful child even in your  darkest hour did your soul shine bright

Like a pure and  glowing star  in the sweet uncharted skies of all the  night


No wonder Nero fiddled

Let the fires of our  world

Consume me, if they must

Whilst I listen to music,

for truly, many a lonely night

has the strumming of a  guitar

& the crying of a violin,

reached in this  beast’s soul

and inspired ,

the calm beauty of  an artist

and soothed,

the  wild crying of  a   man


The summer breeze

As the leaves in the trees,

whisper Louise

My Eyes & heart

Whisper Silvia


As the warm summer breeze,

caress’ me gently

I crave the sweet taste,

of your flesh


As my eyes are enticed,

by the soft floating clouds

I drift to thoughts of our floating bodies

seeking ecstasy


She walks among the wounded

She walks among the wounded

Smiles with love and listens to the pain

While she hides her own deep wounds

Behind invisible  scars


She seeks love  and  truth

In herself and others

While gracing them with hers

Smiling with her gentle eyes


She lives in the moments of  true passion

While expressing her beautiful vision

Holding you in her gaze

Here you now  feel at  peace


For  all facets of her love are deep

Whether  platonic or romantic

She has a power  of genuine warmth

A soft yet strong hold that you revere


For always has your heart longed for this

Often have you felt the lack of this

While travelling your winding path

You only dreamt this might be real