Enter the Shadow: Out Of The Depths Of An Evil Man’s Heart


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Sitting on a pier, gently making figure eights,

pulling toes across the surface of the water.

Oblivious to her plight, or the creature lurking there below,

awaiting fate, like a lamb led to the slaughter.



In the mist, down a lane, off the well beaten path,

through the weeds, to the dark water’s edge.

Two shadows emerge, draped in netting and wire,

despair and hope hanging low on their nets.


An old fishing pole strapped to the back of a boat,

with a waterlogged…

A Life Well Lived, And A Timeless Love (in honor of my folks)

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Lemon drops and cherry trees

bright blue skies, a summer breeze.

Remembering all those kisses sweet

captured now as memories


I hold you captive in my heart

so where I go, you go

I’ve missed you…

There Is Life On The Other Side:

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You brag about giving but you take what you can

you pretend to be strong, a virtual superman

Lure me into thinking, I am safe and content

but you leave me confused, a cognitive dissonant.

Your covert aggression, leaves me unsettled and hazy

Little Goodbyes

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I feel it in the air today

little hints of a goodbye

Orange, red and yellow

spinning gently, from the sky

They call it fall, ironically

as every season dies

Blending winter, spring, summer to fall,

as autumn welcomes October skies.

Hanging with the Greats:

I wanna write something that’s poignant

Something to move you to move

I wanna make points so that you feel it

I’ve got emotions with something to prove.

When you read it, I want you to have to.

The ability to stop you resist,

Leave you…

My Life:

Rejection hurts

the truth sets you free

What works for you

may not be for me

Once desired and loved

soon discarded and lost

When push came to shove

you got out at all costs

They write better than you

she was half his age

You write what…

A Tribute By Titles To The X Ambassadors:

new music available today 9/24/21

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I’ve been caught red handed in the eye of the storm,

it’s not easy — reliving an unconsolable form.

I’ve spent many years trying to capture my Zen,

memories serve only to increase the adrenaline.

I fight…


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When broken is different

than the broken before

And you just can’t find happy

you don’t smile anymore

You feel you’ve lost all the pieces

of who you once were before

All but given up

a mangled mess on the floor

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When struggling becomes…

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell

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