One Tuesday Morning by Colleen Keller Breuning

One Tuesday Morning 

The world was moving, she was floating above it
a painted fairy skirting wispy clouds
silk cobwebs against a field of crystal blue
as twisted metal rained down from the skies.

Shattered glass pierced the coldest heart
amidst bags of broken bone and skin
and blood spilled on the ground
the world crumbled right before our eyes.

Night must fall now.... darker, darker
pure evil buried beneath smoking rubble
the dust of death filled up our lungs
weary minds tainted with terror and fright.

Feeble, we crawled out of the wreckage
emerging from the dark of night
and she was waiting there, lantern aglow 
promising a new world of hope and light.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2016

Colleen Keller Breuning is a poet and photographer who was born and raised in Maryland. She currently resides in Purcellville, Virginia with her husband and cats, Tommy and Jordan. Her poetry, short stories and photography have been published in a variety of print and online magazines during the past decade. Her first poetry book, Shadows of My Father, was a tribute to her father and published in 2011. She is currently working on her second book of poetry, along with assorted photography projects. She participates in several online writing groups. In addition to poetry and photography, she loves nature, music, cats and wine (not necessarily in that order).

"Shadows of My Father" is available for purchase at:
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  1. I'm so honored that you published this poem, Joanne! Thank you for this opportunity!
    :) Colleen

    1. Very touching and well written poem, Colleen. thank you for choosing Stanzaic Stylings for your work.


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