Robert Ray : Writing

Off the Chain

Off the Chain

A Poem by Robert Ray


Our minds often go places they shouldn't, like a loose, restless dog.
Wonder

Wonder

A Poem by Robert Ray


I wander under a late winter sun, weave between naked oaks, wet leaves under my muddy boots. I hear Little Turkey Creek below; whirlp..
Fugitive

Fugitive

A Poem by Robert Ray


I flee and hide;My true feelings,Concealed behindA joke, a grin.Your frown pursues,Denying my escape,Almost breaks through,Until I’m gon..
My Imperfect Mona Lisa

My Imperfect Mona Lisa

A Poem by Robert Ray


Based on a true story.
A Diamond Rose

A Diamond Rose

A Poem by Robert Ray


She glistens alone in my mystical garden,Colorless crystal in the winter moonlight,A rough solitaire, beautiful and strong;She weathers all season..
Two Truths

Two Truths

A Poem by Robert Ray


I see in your eyes, Rare bloodstones, A glimmer that belies,A soul that bemoansMisdeeds and lies.Your obscure gaze, Mirrors of dried tears;An ..
Betrayed

Betrayed

A Poem by Robert Ray


Once-white petals beneath,Withered shoulders sagging,Her blue companion departed,She dances only with the wind.Glaring through frosted panes,Denyi..
Winter-Sweet

Winter-Sweet

A Poem by Robert Ray


A piece I wrote about a single mother's now "empty nest."
Red Ink

Red Ink

A Poem by Robert Ray


Midnight to dawn, our instruments work;Exploratory surgery on heart and mind;Sharpened words slicing skin and nerve;Poking, prodding, invading, al..
Broken Lines

Broken Lines

A Poem by Robert Ray


First draft of my newest poem. Reflections on the past and recent tragedies in our country.

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