Perceived by Brenda-Lee Ranta

Projection upon her, incongruous
It wasn’t pessimism, it wasn’t illusory;
very few comprehend the reality of it
things slipped through fingers
things dropped from lips
smiling faces and long sighs


Feelings spoke to her in the night,
wakeful nights, where she cursed words
out loud, to empty ceilings, to empty hearts
Nights slipped into mornings
nights dropped from her life
hidden meanings and word play


Still she smiles back
Still she sighs in resignation


© Brenda-Lee Ranta

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About the Author

Canadian born, Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in her home-town of Timmins, Ontario. She has been a poet, writing for 54 years; her first poem crafted at the age of seven. Brenda-Lee shares her love of words with her soul-mate, Hugh Dysart, who is also a poet-lyricist-musician.

On the cusp of her retirement, she will be found writing, painting, singing or creating something from the stirrings of her heart.  She claims this is who she ‘wanted to be when she grew up.’

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