14 August, 2016


Did a petal ever fall
without a drop of dew
The cheek as frigid
as the mountain air,
and the brush of the wave
turned you blue.

Lost between the I's and you's
that one word of regret
The back as rigid as the floor
breaks within a stare,
as venomous lips part
words split my golden hairs.

Once the sunshine true.

Copyright Denise A White

09 August, 2016

Life Season (Haiku)

Life is worth living
There is first dawn on the tree
Summertime in love

Copyright Denise A White

29 July, 2016

The Walk Away From My Life

The important question
was suspended in the air.
I had given my heart
you gave me nothing but tears;
you were ready to walk away.

You never said yes,
you never said no.
I was willing to give you my life
you gave me nothing;
now I must walk away, too.

I'll shed a tear or two
for what could have been.
I'll leave you, my heartbreaker,
the distance grows long now.
A new chapter of my life has begun.

Copyright Denise A White

19 July, 2016


Tears welded
not knowing where to run.
Held back
until they broke forth
in rivulets
silently stealing away.

Tide swelled
with each crashing wave.
The rhythm
so alluring to the heart-
beating hard
as the water washed away at the sores.

Water ran
back to the sea, back to
the beginning.
Time washed away the tears
as the pull
of the moon changed the course of life.

There was no where to run to to hide.