For You

nursing your ego

I listen



healing your wounds

open mind scars

seeping poisonous sludge

an invisible virus

that can’t be contained

it lashes out



Dawn Whitehand

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Eulogy for a Buddy

its quieter
without you here
and colder
there is an emptiness
a silent echo
resounding through the house

the moist ground
where once you lay
your final resting place
mother earth enveloping you
in a final warm embrace

RIP Eddy xx

Charcoal Pencil on Handmade Paper

Charcoal Pencil on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015



time ambles
a monotonous journey
hell bound for destiny
an uncontrollable future
of generic homogeneity
creeping slowly forward
ensnaring the inevitable
ignoring the individual
forever tainting
minds of a free soul


Conte on handmade paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015



a dull speck of light on the far horizon
minute dust debris floating in the still air
a single drop of cold water spattering
obsolete souls surviving in a stagnant universe
a disembodied life anchored to a fleshy vessel

Dawn Whitehand conte

© Dawn Whitehand 2015


when was the last time my heart bled

not for you

but for a tear never cried
for laughter never heard
a gentle touch never felt

when was the last time my heart sang

not with you

but for the warmth of the sun
for the crunch of autumn
a fresh drop of rain

when was the last time my heart breathed

When Dawn Whitehand ink on handmade Paper_1_1

© Dawn Whitehand 2015


your reflection stares back
indigo eyes blazing
a pale ghost looming
bad memories
refusing to fade
tightening the grip
vice-like on my mind
squeezing relentlessly
till my soul erupts
and is no more

Dawn Whitehand indigo Eyes

Pen on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

When Words Are Too Late

the words left unsaid
are the loudest
a mute plea
falling on deaf ears
a silent scream
echoing from empty walls
a voiceless cry

i love you

Dawn whitehand drawing

Dawn Whitehand Pen on Handmade Paper Doodle Drawing

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

More Insomnia

sleep is evasive (3.53 am)
the long dark shadows of night
a security blanket (3.54 am)
enveloping my thoughts
cleansing my mind (3.55 am)
stealing my sanity
eroding my self (3.56 am)

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015




The Darkness

it grows
a dark tangled clot
a malignant tumour
rotting my mind
devouring my soul

Digital Drawing

Digital Drawing

© Dawn Whitehand 2015


The Day You Went Away

the day you went away was bleak

a howling wind announced you departure
torrential rain washing away your footsteps
silence reverberated from cold walls

and still does

as does haziness
a gray halo encircling emptiness

where once a heartbeat sang to the rhythm of life
now only silence bemoans the hollow wail of death

Dawn Whitehand

© Dawn Whitehand 2015