Robert Ray : Writing

The Defiled Butterfly

The Defiled Butterfly

A Poem by Robert Ray


Monday morning humor, or my best attempt at it in the Cafe. Happy Monday!
Tell Me, Cafe Friend

Tell Me, Cafe Friend

A Poem by Robert Ray


I've been on Writers Cafe for two months, and a large number of the poems and stories are dark, seemingly penned by aching souls. So, this poem is to..
Break the Strings!

Break the Strings!

A Poem by Robert Ray


Dreams whispered, dreams dismissed, With a squint, smirk, giggle, laugh, joke. “You’re too young, old, dumb, weak, poor!” ..
Ancient Stones

Ancient Stones

A Poem by Robert Ray


Throw down those ancient stonesFallen from above, mined beneathSo heavy on your weary bonesA woeful legacy to bequeathRather, erect a stone citad..
Coffee Shop Chatter

Coffee Shop Chatter

A Poem by Robert Ray


Coffee shop chatter,Does it even matter?Friends lying, spying, sipping;Weird men in tweed tippingPerky baristas to flatter.
Light-Seeker Lost

Light-Seeker Lost

A Poem by Robert Ray


Brother, tell me, did you leap in twisted faith or see a far-off light; A faint glimmer, beyond the black furious swirls of Hell’s abyss; ..
The Begotten

The Begotten

A Poem by Robert Ray


From a black and white televisionI developed a narrow vision;A monochromatic view of the world,Thered white and bluein gray shades, still furl..
Rise Rockwell, Paint Again

Rise Rockwell, Paint Again

A Poem by Robert Ray


Addiction, especially to opioids, is now a national crisis. Communities and families suffer immeasurably from these wicked drugs. This poem speaks t..
A Natural Wind

A Natural Wind

A Poem by Robert Ray


I am Mother Nature’s child.I am the wind,A breeze, warm and mild;I am a gentle wind.I am whimsical to the blind.I am the wind,A squall, destr..
Our Friends, Cliche and Clique

Our Friends, Cliche and Clique

A Poem by Robert Ray


Just having fun with two words we know well.