Hi, My name is Micah Park Biffle, I am the author of ' A Man's Traveled Heart,' I am a Veteran who found his way back through writing. I consider myself an architect of the imagination. Here you will see my creations come to life. My short stories, poems, my thoughts, and a little touch of my life.
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Lies Are Our Demise
Stars stare with
sorrowed eyes through a small window as night embraces with its dark silk skin.
A man sits alone behind cool brick and a window that sits too high. His hands,
his feet bounded by heavy chains but he will not defy. His eyes buried by black
rings, like that of a raven’s eyes. His face torn by the weather's harsh kiss
and the burdens of himself as he brews to the unwise. His body thin to bone,
weak from his suffering, he was once king. But now lay a false man, cut from
his throne, by the ill speaking of a lie. Too long, he thought it best to bury
to the sands of time. To let it be swaddled by truth as if to mummify. But
seekers of the past will always find.
He knows no place
hide as the moon beams high, sitting in the sky with a prying eye. As if
waiting for the confession of a crime. Its blue flesh shines brightly given
view to the man’s paradigm. But the man sees no joy in the light of the moon or
the eyes of the stars. He only feels the pounding of his heart, as it pumps him
with life behind these bars.
His hands shake with
grief as he looks to the sky, viewing what only he can see as he starts to cry.
Between what separates him from the world he fills heavy with guilt but his
tongue remains mute. His flesh sweats to the heat of summers night and still he
will not be absolute. But no warmth covers his soul, only torment for what’s
inside. And what’s inside, would leave all men petrified. But his lips sealed
he will not speak. The guards arrive with mallet in hand, each step a squeak.
Grasping with tense fingers, humming a sorrowed tune, it begins to consume. The
man hears the stepping of guards, each wallowing like the sound of fingernails
to chalkboard. The guards arrive with hands still clenched and the humming of a
The tune grows loud
as the guards turn key. The man cowards to the wall, pressing with boned flesh
covering his face with feeble hands as the guards announce themselves with the
screams of a banshee. The brick does nothing to comfort the man as he sits
hunched like coward. His eyes closed as he listens to the screeching of
the swinging cell door. Punishment swells his mind, his soul littered. Pale to
the ailments of the mans gnarled truth. Tears seep as the guard’s
approach tickling the ground like a cockroach. The sound of whimpering ceases
the guards, but only for a moment. Their faces brim with ugly
smiles. Maybe there will be voice to speak payment. They surround the frail man;
his stench burns the air. The guards hum their tune foully while striking
mallets against brick. Striking over and over till the sounds became like music.
The whimpering of the man grows louder, he man becomes hysterical, but will not
move from his wall. Do these guards not abide by protocol? The man screams with
shame yet his lips remain sealed, his tongue still mute.
The guards continue
their mockery of torment, looking to prosecute. A heavy pain weighs his gut
like the chains upon his flesh as the guards smile madly with maniacal laughter
and noise. The man shivers with fright but he will not speak. The guards stop,
the cell grows silent, all that is about, is the anxious tapping of the man’s
feet. The man hears nothing, he opens his eyes with caution. Lowers his hands
and carefully peers between the darkness of the night. And in the darkness,
stands the guards, silent, still. Looking down upon the man with conviction.
Their eyes as black as the night and their flesh as rotten as death. One begins
to hum, the man spazzes with fear covers his face. But the guards still do not
move, they remain in place. Again, the man lowers his hands, his face fearful
like a child. His eyes blister with sadness and guilt, his soul exiled. But
still he will not speak, still his lips are sealed, still his tongue is mute.
The guards begin to grow, expanding like balloons, their faces press closer and
closer. The man feels his silence grow root.
The air begins to
grow thin, sweat drips from his body like the ringing of a towel, no time to
refute. His mind spins with affliction as his heart speaks of persecution. The
guards begin to speak loudly as the humming of there the tune echoes in the
chamber with pleasure.
lies lies, speak, but all you speak is nothing, lies lies lies, Nail shut the
coffin but a flood always comes and the nails grow rusted"
Do you think the haunting of lie ever goes away? Do you think lies are ever
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A Boy and A War
The train had just left the station, his thoughts creep with nostalgia as he watches is home fade into the horizon. His chest holds a nervous wreck, only seventeen and knows nothing beyond his home. He wears an old green t-shirt with red lettering that reads, The Red Menace is real.
His hair short, cut in the manner of a well respected boy. His eyes glitter with sadness as he has to leave everything behind. He knew this day would come but he wasn't ready, he had just graduated high school and was ready for adventure.
But now, he is well pressed into the chaos of the world. About to be armed in the fighting against a world enemy. For months he had heard the stories and updates of the war on the nightly radio. But it was all too surreal that he will now be part of such stories.
He can still hear the radio announcer speaking of the enemy bombarding the world as if to rid it of cancer. As the train moves further from his home he can still feel the tears of his mother…
To those that are depressed, I bring you these words and hope they fill the belly of your soul and nourish your heart,
Today, may be tougher than the former or maybe not. Maybe, today is like any other day, you struggling to remove yourself from your bed is but a wishful feat and nothing more. As you are coiled in the monotony of sadness that seeps from you like foul breath; from a desperate evening of melancholy. Maybe, the mere action to place a smile upon your face may feel like lifting the world from your chest.
I know these feelings well, I know them as well as I know the color of my eyes. I know when even a sunrise is no more joyful than a slaved day at work. When the world is pressing you into the unimaginable sinking of despair.
Where the air is thin but anxious thoughts a rabid. Where colors fade and all you see is grey and the whispers of death sound so sweet. Maybe you have fallen much further than I, where the act of infliction's don't jus…
A Beast Among the Flames
Lighting strikes the open plains setting the dry grass ablaze. Fires start to rise from the hill tops in the distance like signals. I can feel the heat from the flames that blaze only yards from me. The sweet scent of wet grass resonates against the smell of burning earth.
Smoke melds with the dark clouds above, forming a fondness for each other. I can feel my chest rising with heavy breaths as I prepare my mind. This is either the end or a start to another day. Kneeling on one knee I press myself up and stand.
I look around me as the world before me looks as if hell is bursting from earth. In the chaos I find serenity, for I am built for this, trained for this.
I finished my indulgence of my surroundings and pull my sword from the ground.
I raise it with my right hand pulling it near my chest. The point of my blade stands five inches above my head. I close my eyes and start to rhythmically pound the armor of my chest with my other hand.