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My Cat

I love my cat.

She has 4 legs 

and a tail 

and nice ears 

and a cute little nose.

She is gray with black stripes.

Her eyes are kinda green

kinda yellow.

I don't know what colour this is?

Her name is Bast.

This is the name of a very pretty cat goddess

who lives where the pyramids grew.

When my cat is happy she purrs.

So do I.

My cat is soft and warm.

My cat likes to eat food.

Right now I am feeding her special food for young cats.

She likes this better than the last stuff.

She eats all day long.

I do too.

If I become fat

or she becomes fat

I will cut down on our food.

My cat also likes to drink water.

So do I.

I got rid of her cat bowls.

Now she uses the same bowls I do.

I think this makes her feel extra special.

When my cat wants to play outside

she meows and scratches at the door.

This is how I know if she wants to play outside.

My cat poops in the neighbour's yard

so I don't have to clean her litter box too much.

I love my cat.

If I was a cat I would marry her.

We could have a honeymoon in the park.

I would dance around

and watch her climb trees.

At night my cat sleeps on top of me.

If she moves around too much

she wakes me up.

This makes me mad.

But she doesn't care.

She just looks at me.

And looks at me.

Then waits for me to fall back asleep

so she can sleep on top of me some more.

But I still love my cat.

Very much.

Even if she makes me mad sometimes.

But only now and then.

She creates far more happiness than anger.

I suppose this is how it is for some married couples?

Cats are great.

I wish more people had a cat like mine

because then everyone else would be happy just like me.

One great big happy world

filled with peaceful thoughts instead of so much pain and war.

I hope she lives a long time.

When she dies I will get another cat

because they are so nice.

And when I die 

I will meet all of my cats

up in heaven.

I love my cat.

And she loves me.


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Paranoid love

Tell me that this fear is just paranoia in my mind, 
we're not straining, we're not struggling, 
we're not sinking, we're just fine. 
I'm not perfect my dearest, but damn have I tried, 
and I'll try harder but I know I'll have the same results every time. 
Do you want me all the ways that I am? 
With all the struggles and the tears and the clinging to your hand. 
I fear your getting further and Im left on the shore to stand, 
watching you in the distance with a bullet in my hand. 
Tell me all this worry, its just clutter in my mind, 
tell me not to worry that we're doing just fine. 
Cause Im scared to run you off and I feel Im falling deep. 
And Im so frightened of these thoughts that its getting hard to sleep.
All I know is that the heart wants what it desires, 
because of you the match inside has turned into a fire. 
And I feel the broken glass thats sticking from my skin, 
Wondering if you'll remove the pain or push it back in. 
My hearts frantic wondering if you feel the same, 
pleading and begging for more than just a saying, 
but to feel and to see that im not alone, 
with being in this love thats overwhelming. 
Once I told you that we didnt have a spark, 
but you were lighting up and I was sitting in the dark. 
And this fire, this blaze its wrapped in desire. 
Im terrified to lose you, I think I might die or, 
maybe disappear from all the pieces falling out, 
im going crazy but when i open my mouth, nothing comes out, 
and I cant explain to you why I just need to hold you close, 
why every time you leave Im scared to let you go, 
why these tears are building up behind my eyes, 
all I know is that the heart wants what it desires 
and it desires to be your wife. 
So tell me in my panic, that your words are true, 
tell my my dearest what I mean to you, 
tell me that this paranoia is all within my mind 
we're not struggling, we're not sinking tell me we're just fine


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Rhapsody in Red

When morning breaks in shades of wine...
  with claret skies to blush the dawn...
     I will stretch and yawn, and thank the night
           for this polished, dappled day
 
I will wait until the sun is high, and dew upon the rose is dry
I'll have my cup, .. with toast and jam...
then, make escape, ..........for the quest begins,
                                                              to seek my small reward

It happens slowly...
          gathering reason from an untamed mind
            up into the meadow where the brambles climb
              twisted and tangled, through the burgandy vines
               deftly my fingers, while probing the maze
                will reach for wild berries.....warm from the day
thumping their goodness, one after one
into the bucket, dented and worn
A search through thorns, a prick on my thumb
      till my back is ripe, and wet in the sun
           
Finger painting my faded old jeans
  Knowing my cheeks are flushing in pink
    Sucking sweet juice from two crimson thumbs
         Who cares a lick, of the thorns or a bee?

I am a bee, buzzing serenity...
     plucking small bits of reason and sanity
           taking home goodness in a battered tin pail
              feeling alive, on this wild-flowered hill
             

Tonight's sweet delight, is warm berry cobbler, 
  oozing with goodness of juicy red gems
    staining my tongue, and turning lips scarlet
      dripping like blood drops onto my chin
          
Yet never as splendid, or tasting as fine, 
    as warmed by my smile, straight from the vine

       Picking red berries, and freeing my mind
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           under clouds tinged vermilion
               and a red crimson sun
                  




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For Shadow Hamilton's Contest: "Colours"
 5/4/13


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Spring Showers

The Happy Field and Spring Shower Hand in hand, we fluttered like two butterflies among the fragrant flowers of the field and meandered, singing songs, along a stream. No agendas to keep to; no schedules to curtail the pure pleasure that we took in consuming every lovely hour of our Saturday. With our picnic lunch, we sat down on a blanket. Later we lay looking up at clouds. Transported to the wonderland of our imagination, we named them fluffy mountain ranges, bunnies, sheep, and Easter lily petals until they morphed into lopsided bearded faces, huge white polar bears and cotton-breathing dragons. Unexpectedly, the clouds grew dark, and suddenly, we saw and felt large raindrops splatter on our skin. We fled our happy field, arriving home - two children, wet and laughing, just as the spring shower let up. How were we to know in the springtime of our lives that the field and the rain from which we fled I’d one day write about as metaphors for youth. Written for the Spring Showers contest 3/30/13


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Sometimes

Sometimes I am happy, sometimes I am sad.
Sometime I sing, sometimes I stammer

Sometimes I dance on the music of my soul, Sometimes I dance on the fingers of 
one single person
Sometimes I expect so much from others; sometime I myself can’t meet my own 
expectations.

Sometime I make fun of others and feel bad later, sometimes life makes fun of me 
and I smile
Sometime I win and sometimes I lose, sometimes I don’t even understand whether I 
won or lost.
 
Sometimes I laugh as if whole world is with me,
Sometimes I cry as if I am alone wandering in a strange land

Sometimes I give up so easily
Sometimes I work so hard that no one can stop me to achieve what I want

Sometimes I am dynamic person, who wants to change the world,
And sometimes I am a kid who expects anyone to embrace him tightly.

Sometimes I feel happy about the achievement of my enemy
Sometime I feel dejected with my own success.

Sometimes I help others and show them the right path
Sometimes I feel totally helpless and don’t know where to go

Sometimes I ask god to please give my past back
Sometimes I pray to show me the way forward


Life is composed of SOMETIMES and I just flow with that.
U admit or not but you are also sailing on the same boat.
So join me and enjoy it EVERYTIME as SOMETIMES life is very short!


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Sitting In My Deck Chair

The pale face of nature, of flowers and treetops
Has been lost without color, behind frost in the meadow
Under snow on the fence post, and the ice on the willow

So tattered and bobbing, and weary of hiding
So weary of biding her time in the fog
Tired of the doldrums, tired of the ho-hums ,  and weary of crying...

The pale face of nature, of gardens in springtime
Will drink in this morning, to find it surprising!
A lekker arrival !!
Of sunkissed horizons
Is blissfully welcomed with gold in the morning
All smitten with cheer !

Trees lean to the side
Drunk on the sun
Lifting their branches
And keeping it near

I long for it too
As I move out my chair
From under the shade
To drink in the sun
After dark winter days
To welcome it here

A lekker arrival
Is speckled in sunshine
I find it to be fine, to bask on my deck!
I'll poke out my neck to soak in the bliss
And what could be better than this?   Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


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For Suzette's Contest: "LEKKER"


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Curved Lips

Sometimes I laugh while reading in the library
Sometimes librarians come over and tell me to be quiet
Sometimes they ask if everything is okay
And always always I answer "yes"


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Just Memories

They were the warm tears that cool down
when they touch the pillow,
making a miniature puddle of memories
that can only be described as that.
They can’t be described as events
that could lead into something else
because you’re leaving,
and without you, there’s nothing else.
Nothing else to say, do, make, or plan,
just memories.
All happy memories, no doubt,
but what’s a happy memory
compared to a heartbroken now?

It doesn’t matter that it’s ending,
because everything eventually ends,
but it matters, no, it hurts,
because we can’t do anything about it.
It’s out of our control.
We were building up so strongly, only to be shaken down
by the seismic force of different lives,
you in Virginia, and I in Tennessee.
But the vile moon rises all the same,
and shines on me,
as I lie in a puddle of memories.


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I am A Clown


I don't see any problem with my world, What is it so wrong with my world anyway? If I choose to have a big smile, Instead of wearing, just a frown. I just want to be Clown So I don't have to pretend, I want to see the world pink,instead of blue With a lot of smiles, instead of sad frowns.... As for my myself, I just want to laugh, And ignore together, all my worries! I just want to ride in a merry-go-'round And make people happy, instead of sad. You might think that something, is very wrong with me, But it doesn't really matter, does it? Because I still love to see rainbows everywhere, And see smiles upon every face. Because I still want to be a clown! And hide all my problems,behind my clown mask. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2014 November,14,2014


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ANDREA D

.                 *ANDREA  D.*
.                 Happy Birthday 
.                      9/5/??


Wonderful lady here at the soup.
Life is still a big dream no matter her age group.
I bring to you September 5th Birthday scoop.
Andrea D, your a classic like Miss Betty Boop.
You target another year with a slam dunk hoop.
 
I want to take this time to dish out a cute birth day rhyme.
Relax enjoy the glitter & streamers anyway you can-Madame.
The candles points to you, like Uncle Sam.
Expressing my self like Sam I am!
Would you!" Could you!" Have yourself a Happy Birth Day Jam!

This is the part where my mini slam gets cute!
I wish you the best birth day sending you my salute.
Birthday cake made out of real forbidden fruit.
Straw-burst candy, smiles that flow in the air like pollute.
Celebrate the day you where brought into this world wearing your birthday suit.

Enjoy your day, as if you won a super shopping spree.
Enjoy your day, as if your day was full of potpourri.
Enjoy your day, with all the smiles everyone can see.
Enjoy your day, with all your friends and family.
Enjoy your day, with all the sweetness like honey from a bee.
Better yet Andrea D.
HAPPY! Happy Birth Day To You, ANDREA D!

Wishing you the best thing a birthday can bring.
Rising to the birthday song, Joe your king will sing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREA, FROM ALL of us HERE at THE SOUP!
                   
by; P.D.


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Dementia

He was always so happy
strong and bold.
He'd give you the shirt off of his back.
Tough.
Independent.
He had a rough life
growing up through the depression,
but like he always does,
he got through it.
He has two boys, of whom he is so proud.
Moved from Regina, to Victoria.
He had the best life anyone his age could have wanted.
But ever since his wife died, 
he has not been the same.
Sad
Lonely
Empty.
But like he has always done,
he got through it.
Mind slipping, 
just a little forgetful.
That's how it always starts out...
But like always, he powered through it, 
until now...
He is not the same person that I used to know.
He been sentenced to the prison in his own mind.
Possessed by the thoughts of his dogs ashes.
He likes to play the blame game,
but we know he doesn't remember that it was him.
He wakes up in the night
shaking with pain, 
tears streaming down his face.
There is nothing we can do,
Oh well...
Two more tylenol.
Hold on to hope
for as long as you can,
It's only a matter of time now.
He gets vocal, a very loud tone.
He'll block you in your room
and make false accusations
But we know that it's the pain induced monster in him.
Tick tock, tick tock...
You can't handle the stress anymore
you have to leave.
Just hope for the best, 
maybe it will get better.
Surprise, it doesn't.
Your denial is foolish, everyone knows 
what happens next.
Sedation
Medication
Anger
Hurt
All results of
dementia


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I Do Believe

"I Do Believe" 

The purpose of LIFE is to {Living In Faith Ever} 
to enrich God within us 
to an optimum level 
so that We as Humans 
can be guided by God 
to fuel out brothers and sisters 
with the same driving force 
to connect with the living God, 
to His existence and 
to See the Invisible, 
Believe the Incredible, and 
to Receive the Impossible 
to our everlasting journey 
to Heaven.

Rev. Samuel Mack
Copyright 2013

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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A Room Full of Butterflies

Inspired by a Art gallery and a poem by Shelly.


A room full of  mottled multicolored butterflies
captured within a creative space
of artful design
to inspire and aspire
Flirt and flutter a delicate ballet
among the pot plants
A splash of color
an oasis
among a drab row of urban gray
The door is opened
and the butterflies are released to freedom
flying high above
lush green trees
in clear unblemished skies
floating like autumn fallen leaves
in a gentle breeze
painted Ladies
that rested on my heart for a while
and made it smile
bringing pleasure to my eye
A symbol of freedom and eternity
filling my dreams
with all the treasures of summer.




Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Sept.


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Twigs

Twigs

Flowers bloom
And flowers wilt.
Flowers blush
And flowers fade.
The eternity is only in me-
The twig that bears the flowers.

Sparrows are born
And sparrows die.
Sparrows fly
And brighten the sky.
That who nurtures sparrows is me-
A cozy make of a twig upon a twig.

The sun fades
And moon is born.
The twilight blurs
And moonlight spreads.
All the soothing moonlight beams are me-
A crisscross of unfathomed twigs.

Whether in its birth
Or in its death;
In the heart
Of its heart;
The entire beauty is none but one-
A design of mysterious twigs.


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A Beautiful Reverie

Here I lie beside you
My heart goes thump.thump.thump.
My soul dances inside you
Reveling in the texture of your own.
Electric and flowing 
The currents of our love
Glow like neon lights
Illuminating the hope in my eyes.
Though we're not moving
I feel so incredibly alive
Invincible to my past
Untouchable by all who lack
That gentle touch of when 
You lean in and brush my face
Your lips grazing my skin
Softer than a butterfly.
And then you gaze into my eyes
I fall into your depths 
Twirling like the autumn leaves
Melting into your smile 
Your soul reminiscent of summer.
You pull me into your arms 
And for a moment I'm lost 
Breathless and in awe
Staring in the face of pure exquisite love 
And there you are - holding it 
Glowing in the moonlight of my stare.
My heart beats - its drum pounding away
Echoing a song thats lost its words
I touch your cheek and smile
My hands cant stay away
My lips s l o w l y, draw near yours
Hovering, and then - 
Part, a soft warmth against them.
My eye lids pulling shut
Dragging me into a silent heaven
I pull away - and what seemed millennia
Lasted only a moment, a second in time
But this is our love
This is what you do to me
You make me invincible and fragile
Lost forever in a beautiful reverie.


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Dolce Vita

Everyone is an island everynow and then and everynow and then I am an island too till... I see the first flower of Spring blooming in my garden I hear the little bluebird singing on my porch I feel the warmth of the sun melting on my skin till...I watch the floating clouds pass by almost like candyfloss I hear my neighbour saying hello as she walks her dog I smell the fresh air,and hear my own breath mingle inside me I look around and feel serenity just being in the moment Cos for just a moment I can think,for just a moment I gaze in the celestiene sky to find the most colourful rainbow arching my own soul And peace surrounds my heart,knowing how lucky I am to be here how precious i must be through the eyes of my Creator to bless me in such ways,to give me all these treasures So happy I am today ,so happy for each dawn and every sunset for each breeze ,every star and rising moon ,for each child yet to be born, for every dream and wish which falls and carve the multi hued soft silken sand So happy I am for all that was is and ever will be So joyful this silence within me as I walk by the shore so close to the sea which wafts and splash gently on my toes so happy to feel like the first leaf at fall,alone but never alone So joyful in knowing ....Life is beautiful.
Charma


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Through you I smile

I’d tell you my story, but where I’m from
it’s just a statistic
Life and death- same difference- it’s just ballistics.

So much suffering – I no longer pray for salvation
But say
‘Unharden our hearts, soften the indifference, please
let us not become animalistic’

I can’t drown – there’s no water
I can’t choose darkness – no light

I break my back- hospital full of counterfeits- bills left to pay
Work, work, work- greedy employers- overtime, what overtime?-
don’t bother them with linguistics

I fall asleep, dream in a loop- even my fantasies have become realistic

DON’T tell me it’s going to be okay- I’m not idealistic

And yet…something happens when I hit the poetic scene
There he is encouraging others, commenting on poems
Reaching out to new poets and just being optimistic 

His words flow so fluidly, so joyously-tears prick my eyes
Gentle words, humorous words- my heart constricts 
My face muscles contract
This feeling I get when I read his words is so foreign…
I wreck my brain trying to solve the mystery
Suddenly, my head bobs
My heart expands
My muscles relax 
My mouth curves – it is called a smile

Your words are my balm – your goodness my hope – 
your encouraging others my optimism

It is through you that I smile
so please try not to be sad. 


Dedicated to Richard Lamoureux, he who makes me smile.



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we are stars

people are like stars,
some are younger,
some are older,
some are brighter,
some are darker,
some are bigger,
some are smaller,
but in the end we are all the same.
all together.
shining bright with our personality.
dont care about what other people think.
its their own opinion.
be unique,be you.
you are who you are, and who you are is all their gonna get.
so shine like a star!!!


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Groundswell Girl - Named by JB

Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be 
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp as we succeed 
Join the fairytale with me
Valiant night within dark eyes
the right movement and I make them shine
like moonlight on the steamy hot spring
care to follow for a little dip with me
Trailing like the water at my fingertips
Grasp me around my hips
As close as the breeze on my skin 
Whisper lies as I let you in 
Lips mumbling up my thighs
bare heart exposed to the sky 
fire burning in my veins
Am I a mistress of this lust or simply a slave
Trembling with desire
Take me till we've lost count of the hours
enter this storybook tale
Where I can be the heroine you hail


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Nerves x 9



Through the screen door her eyes rose with mine feverishly I rehearsed each romantic word in my mind caught in a tongue tie still desperately I searched luckily for me the spring flowers had just birthed along the leading pathway to the doorway of dreams I turned for one moment falling to my knees plucked nine white roses setting them at her feet still without a word sweat streaming down in beads I caught my first breath and quickly ran away.....


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Snow

Snow sprinkles the ground
 
as delicate as sugar
 
crystallizing the exterior with a romantic heritage
 
only found in the heart of a child's imagination.
 
Like happiness it can melt in your hands,
 
and like happiness it can grow bitter like the ice you slip on
 
Forming miraculously to the curves of the earth
 
hugging till the land soaks in it's providence
 
white like the pages I battle with
 
Falling so passionately you'd think it was falling in love with the ground
 
And when it lands,
 
A blanket of perfection
 
glistening the season to a crisp
 
gently the sun arises
 
"there's no where to go today,
 
I'm just going to sit and enjoy the magic."


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Treasures from my Past

Treasures from my Past

In preparing for the yard sale, I gather all my junk,
I wade through the mass of items from decades before
From furniture to dishes that have sat down in my basement
And I realize that my past will be pushed outside my door.

I pick up a box of Royal Albert dishes from a dusty cardboard box,
Carefully removing the yellowed newspaper that wrap each plate,
Displaying the majestic burgundy strip with 24k gold filigree,
Rediscovering those joyful feelings that seem to calm and sedate.

Long before the death of my parents and my only aunt,
These plates graced the dining room table at all family celebrations.
Oh the food, the smells, the faces and the happy times,
These plates bring back all the best and warmest sensations.

With so many items to keep, each item with its own meaning,
The Royal Albert plates unpacked, finally get moved outside at last,
To ease my mind I think about the happiness that they can bring,
More happy memories for others, can be made from these plates of my past. 

 
 


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Contagious

It’s joyous, warm, makes you feel good inside
Being the recipient of a genuine, contagious smile
Hitting you like a blast a display of happy emotion
It travels beyond the mouth, reaching to the eyes
You know when it's real because you hear it by sound
And you seek it out because you want to be found
By the travelling happy smile on a merry go round
A gift to be collected and treasured to the core
Because a warm loving smile can be hard to find


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Delphinus Nights

I have flown on wings of dreams, but I never could land well
I've never been to the end of a rainbow and I've never talked to an angel
I could never reach the fleeing horizons and I could never catch the wind
I have never caressed a sliver of moonlight until it touched your skin
When I first saw the beauty of your silhouette standing before the sun
I was the pilot of a new dream landing in your love
Then my tears reflected colors of a rainbow and I could talk to God
I could finally reach the horizons as you woke up in my arms
And I dont care where the winds blow as long as I'm with you
We could float into forever where Delphinus stars may bloom
Where time is never the difference between nights and days
We could cast our shadows from moonlight as we let our hands play
Plucking beautiful flowers from heaven until the end of times 
Planting new celestial gardens beyond our endless skies


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My Flower

I once held a rose in my hand
Nurtured and cared for;
It was all I had.

Content and satisfied I deemed myself,
For it held
True love indeed

From its stem to buds to roots
I could not find another to cherish,
And like a ferry
I was merry-go-around

I gazed at it nights and days
And even went out of my ways
To water and keep

How could such a flower,
Such a blossom,
Fall out of my grasp?

The flower was not for me to keep
Nor was it for me to nurture.
No, it was not my duty
For after all my efforts
It turned gloomy,
And i became moony
Like a wolf.

And i sought to fertilize my flower
Trying to keep it float,
Trying to make it love.
When my efforts weren't enough
I went berserk like a lion to its prey
But i failed to my dismay.

All i wanted was to watch her grow
And if that's what my flower does
I will be happy indeed,
A poor humble farmer on life's teeth.

I will be happy that my flower, I did not ignore,
I will never ignore;
Happy to say that my flower is in good hands
That she has plenty of land
And that that land
Is meant for she,

That such land is better for flowers
Than for keeping close at Home
Home
Where true love takes heed,
A farmer's Home,
Where true love lies indeed.


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After The Storm

I watch from my bed as the wind howls, 
Twisting the trees into unnatural shapes.
Too much water falls from the sky, 
And cascades over swollen gutters,
To surround my house,
In a waterfall veil.
The wind howls and screams, 
As it forces it's way,
Through tiny spaces in my window panes.
Mayhem is outside my window.
And I am warm and safe
Thinking of you
With a smile on my face.
Nothing can take away
That I am loved by this man
With his song in my heart
He pulls me in tighter
As if to protect me with his words
And I am as filled with calm
As tomorrows sky.

I am in love.

© 2013 
Ruby Honeytip


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The Meaning Of Humankind

The Meaning Of Humankind

Forever people look for a complicated word
Years, decades and centuries they search
One sad word that gives meaning to humankind
Poets have written pages looking for the word
Singers sing their songs trying to find just the right word
Writers tell stories about the search for the word
Not one poem, song or story can find the perfect word
The perfect combination of letters and sounds
No one can find the one word that describes humankind
The perfect word is there right before them
It has been for all the history of the spoken language
In Greek, Latin, English or Aramaic or Chinese it has one meaning
Five letters, three syllables work together to giving meaning to humankind
The word the poets, singers and writers have been searching for
That word is simply alive
A sad word because it always has a final moment, a moment of loss
Yet, a happy word because while we are alive
We live, we love, we learn and we experience life and who we are
Sad or happy “alive” is the meaning of humankind
Thank the gods for the happy moments yet do not fear the sad ones
For that it life
That is the meaning of being alive


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Cabinets Of Wonder

Maybe we're all cabinets of wonder.
Maybe we all have cubbies and shelves.
Cubbies where we stash things,
And shelves where we display things.
Things we adore and things we despise.
Things of happy times and things of not so happy things.
You can never know a cabinet,
Until you open it.
You can never know until,
You dissect it.
Screw by screw,
Board by board.
Until you can take it apart and put it back together,
With your eyes closed and your hands tied behind your back.
You can never know until,
You've searched the cubbies and shelves.
Knowing everything by heart.
Memorizing every sadness,
Every smile,
Every unimportant detail.
See it's kinda like that old saying.
"You can never judge a book by it's cover"
You can never judge a person by who they are on the outside.
Maybe we are all people waiting for someone to open us up.
To search through our cabinets.
To dissect us.
Many people will open you up take what they want,
And leave.
But don't dismay,
For many people will search and scour,
Long forgetting what they opened you up for.
They will get enchanted by your cubbies and shelves.
They will seek out false bottoms and secret compartments.
Leading to deeper things,
Long forgotten.
For they will be the person,
To take you apart.
But when you are put back together,
You'll notice things.
Things like the sadness,
Doesn't seem so sad anymore. 
The unimportant details have become,
So much more than you ever thought they could be.
And when you're put back together,
You will be stronger.
You're scratches and dents no longer take up your life.
All because someone cared enough to open your life up.
To find the answer to why you are the way you are.
Because,
Maybe,
We're all cabinets of wonder.


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just listening

I'm only happy when I'm sad, she said.
When people say their glad,
I get mad because,
they used the word glad, she said, we laughed.
The sings she said, I guess, 
wouldn't seem important.
If you asked if she knew Shakespeare, she'd say,
when I was born he was already dead.
She liked autobiographies because, she said,
they were books about history,
written by people who were there.
She loved the new testament,
because of what a mess it is, she said,
how great it was that Jesus gave,
gave such a big storytelling gig,
to his four buddies who couldn't write a lick.
That Jesus must have been a piss,
to hang out with, she said.

Important or not,
I didn't want to miss a word,
whatever she said,
I never waited to talk, with her,
I was happy to be,
just listening.


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If I was Rich as a Rothschild

  If I was a rich as a 
Rothschild 
  then I would give up my job 
as a college assistant 
   and live in a great manor 
If I was as rich as a Rothschild 
I would buy 
a fantastic stereo 
If I was as rich as a Rothschild 
   I would buy the expensive volumes I see 
  advertised in the New York Times book review section 
If I was as rich as a Rothschild
    Wow! Wow! Wow!


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Im back

Remember when we were more than just a set of eyes? 
Reading what others write. 
Remember when we knew who everyone was? 
And what was happening in their lives? 
I have made some good friends here. 
Some who have helped me through some great fears? 
I know I am not alone when I say, 
That sometimes you need poetry soup to get away. 
To turn to the friends who understand you most. 
The friends that will sit up with you  late at night just to write, 
Because they know how it feels to be in that spot too. 
I noticed I had many views but what happened to you? 
I miss the poetry soup I once knew. 
Where a comment would be seen for every view. 
I know everyone is busy in their lives out there. 
But wouldn’t it be nice to see a comment or two. 
Glad to be back on poetry soup.. I have missed many of you ? 


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Love

my life long dream has come true,

it doesnt seem at all like you.

youre different, 

not the same,

you put me through a lot of pain.

but im willing to try again, 

life is different now, than it was then. 

i realize how much love i felt for you 

and there is not much you can do.

i have tried so many times, in so many ways,

to say how much i love you 

but there is no other way. I

ve said it to you, 

ive told you how i felt, 

im not sure you believe me 

i dont see

i dont know, 

so how can i feel like this from the get go?

im happy just to be with you, 

and if it werent true, 

would i be with you?

the time shall fly, 

while we're together, 

i shall not do what i did, ever, 

again. 

because if it hurt me then 

it can hurt me now.

Im glad you missed me, 

it wasnt fun being free. 

i missed your hugs, your kisses, 

when i broke up with you,

an arrow dug into my heart. 

when we didnt speak, 

it tore me apart. 

i felt like i was weak. 

it broke my heart. 

i wish for it to never, 

happen, for if it does i wont be happy ever. 

so as i write this poem, 

i am openly expressing my hope,

my devotion, 

when we parted, the sorrow seemed sweet, 

i was broken hearted,

and i couldnt believe. 

the simpilist thing you said to me. 

i know you tried, and so did i.

in the end, we needed to part in order to realize 

what our hearts were saying, 

no need to sympathesize, 

because as i say i love you, 

i am hugely devoted to you

love is love, love is you, i love love love, so i love you


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My Love After Death

You can call my name but you wont hear me answer
At least no in this physical world
You know, my love, that I never wanted to be
Separated from you
What I would do to take everything back
What I would do to stop you from crying
You need to go on with your life
And just leave me as just a memory

Though I may be dead now, I still live
I am still alive within you
And know one thing now
I love you and will always as I eternally sleep

Hold my hand, isn’t it cold?
Well know that on the inside it is warm
To see you happy is a dream that I still hold onto
From this day forward
What I would do to hear your voice again
What I would do to express my love for you
But since I love you so much
I want you to be happy and move on

Though I may be dead now, I still live
I’ll be alive in spirit, honey
But I haven’t left without
Leaving you a gift as well as my will

What I would do to see you again
What I would do to say, “I love you” again
But you needn’t focus on me
For I’m still with you, just now a part of you

Though I may be dead now, I still live
You shall see a part of me again soon
Just 9 months from now
You will see some on me with a part of you
A new creation because of my love for you…


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Past Reflections Of Now.

The young boy happy and contented in life
Sheltered from the real evils of man
Lost in his room with the treasures of adventure
Unbridled dreams tapestry serene summer days
Purity of youth’s innocence in soft blue eyes
This happy child lost in pages upon his bed
Never paying life a second thought
The realization that someday he would pass on
Oh, to be invincible again if only for a moment…
Years flitter by on the winds as they always have
Struggle reared up its eyes all to often
The imagination boy of unsullied venture
Began the transforming journey into the world
The crisp blue eyes of photographed youth
Now a hard gray reflecting scars of strife
The insatiable ardor for living in the moment
Becomes the bittersweet flavor of years gone by
Under the flushing candle his sword now a pen
He writes of looking in the mirror of whetted eyes
Wishing what he believed then, he could grasp now.
Oh, to be invincible again if only for a moment…


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Music

You play your music
And I sit and watch
You close your eyes feeling the magic within
I see it and caress it
It's touch it light 
And I know that you are happy 
I see the care and love inside your heart
And I see that you have also hurt
You finish your song
And a tear lands on my hand
A happy tear
A tear that has known pain
Yet now is not afraid to face it again
Your music has done this to me
And I thank you
You play again


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Princesses

Pretty princesses
Dancing all around
Frolicking through fields
Very beautiful
Just like you!


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Ode to my son on his 28th birthday

When I looked up at you the other night
I saw you coming through the door
Framing it with your amazing smile
steadfast, self assured, a happy man
A happy Dutch life with Irish sea-kissed roots
Not just a European but a world class man
As you stood before me, I felt such pride.


When I think of you, I see my little boy blue
Forever young, blond mop, those winsome sky eyes
my spry child, intelligent, forever questioning
hyperactive,  mischievous, a little dare devil
your smile, a mile wide in times of trouble
I see you holding your teddies Ruby and Rupert
Tractors, diggers, broken engines brrrrrrrmm.


Your love of engines, paid off after all
as you shifted gear to driving instruction
For a guy who showed no interest in being a scholar
Now you are the teacher, with a flurry of pupils
I think it works better, this way around.
Your greatest gift is your love for people
Your greatest asset, your winning smile


Keep on living and loving as you do
You view life through a positive lens
Becoming a mother hit me with a new perspective
An appreciation of life, when I gave you yours
Together we grew, and continue to grow
In love and respect, now and forever.


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LOVE

Loyalty
One self
Virtuous
Eternity


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Love Never Fades

There's a little history to this particular poem. I know I wrote it when I was 11 or 12 years old. I wrote it for my Grandma Dorabel, who is today 90 years old. I also wrote it for my uncle John who had been taking care of her at the time; I didn't want to leave him out so I put on the letter: For Grandma Dee and Uncle John! I wrote this short little poem along with a drawing of a cat and some flowers. However, I actually never sent the picture to her! My parents and I must have forgotten to send! To me that was unacceptable! I thought to myself today when I found the picture, I must send it now! The picture is now on its way to her, so I am happy she will at last receive it. 

---------------------------- You can send me a bouquet of flowers, You can order me a box of chocolates, You can buy me a fancy outfit, But flowers don't last, Chocolates eventually disappear, Outfits get out of style, Yet Love never fades, And it's the most precious gift of all


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Put On A Happy Face

Put on a happy face
when I release taut fingers 
from your pallid cheeks.
Promises and empty lies 
are sported clichés
that spoil a silenced vocabulary.
A quieted understanding we've
vocally committed to;
barks a matted-jackal’s constitution -
perceiving morose consequences
of blind subservience.
Put on a happy face
and fetch me dinner.

Ever flickering nuances,
once ignited a Brigadooned morning sunrise - 
where woolen-blackened comforters 
backlit our sordid differences.
Now, our prom attire has been burned.
The carnations, the orchids - have perished.
The beguine hasn’t begun.
It has ended. 
Finalized and fortunately forgotten.
A pale orchid-colored icepack,
for your left eye,
would match your handbag and shoes
quite nicely.
Put on a happy face 
and lint-guard the 
disheveled derelict.

Forever falling forward, we've suddenly landed.
No need for saline solution anymore;
I cry when I hap hazardously laugh.
A silenced vocabulary realized the words 
tryst and trust was separated by one letter;
why or you…or me, for that matter
completes the unfinished symphony.

The disenchanted beguine 
floats into a tear-filled 
Cinderella dank nightfall –
as I stare into the cornea of a 
brittled pink carnation. 
My hand, like a fringed strop,
needs to remove the strains of 
a “Mea-Culpa” leitmotif and flog
the iniquities of one’s self.
Put on a happy face, goddamnit
and tell me
why you’re gone!

Toasted marshmallows is a perfume 
created for misguided Girls Scouts.
Fervent mongrels who refrain from selling 
photo-pressed carnations and 
poisonous orchids - dumbly courtsey
when idiotic
adolescent daydreams prevail upon
the blatantly obvious.
Thirteen stitches 
and a numerous array
of callous welts 
reprised our endless beguine.

Passion is said to perish in embers.
One last charcoal 
for us
to eye and envy.
A burnt carnation.
A scarred, trembling orchid.
The smoldering remains we'll inhale -
when this lost and lonely
soldier removes the 
smudged greasepaint from
his broken fingertips and eyelashes
to painfully and pitifully

put on a happy face
just for you.


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Just Be

Sometimes I admire the littlest things
A simple rock. A blade of grass. 
They need no future goals, no tax exemptions
They don’t need to go anywhere or be anything
They just are. 

Sometimes, especially when I’m reading life insurance policies,
I envy the rocks and the grass
And try to be like them for a moment. 
I sit perfectly still and give myself to the wind-
And it whispers in my ear:
Just be.
And for that moment I don’t need to go anywhere or be anything.
And at the snap of my fingers, 
All the complex widgets and gizmos that make up my life
Fold into paper airplanes and fly off in the wind.

Jacob Reinhardt
10/07/13


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Who Am I

A new photograph floats to the surface
Playfully dressing up as the world around me
Hat, striped socks and all
Tiptoeing at the top for one last sweet moment 
Before sinking back into my ocean mind.

One after another they arrive
Single file,
Steeping my eyes in the world 
As the minds shutter, ever fluttering 
Strings together this conscious stream I play in.

My photographs fade in time’s wrinkled arms.
Joining their brothers and sisters at the ocean floor,
They hold hands and try to answer the question that is always asking itself:
Who am I?

Jacob Reinhardt
10/3/2013


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A Gift To My Friend

Moment of your bearing is happening,
In each year you are merry,
This is your spotlight of being.

Friends, families, and neighbors are commemorating,
On the day of your bearing,
They are fluky of what you're celebrating.

Friends gives you momentous things,
Family gives you strength in everyday,
And GOD give you moment, strength, and life to be treasure.


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The Autumn Affect

There's something unspecific about the autumn nights
A certain shade of color that uplifts my inner child's eyes
Beside a cashmere moon Venus and Jupiter shine bright
Complimented by a sea of blinking infinite twilight
The scent of burning oak lingers in the air from home made fires
Reminiscent of a time when this man was just a child
Careless and so free to dream and any dream to live
Like feathers floating across a field carried by the wind
As a gentle breeze blows through the leaves shivering delightful gloom
Unlike flowers of springtime the disheveled autumn vibrance bloom
Leaves crackle beneath my feet along the skeleton tree path
Where I try to find my peace or a song to make me laugh
The air is so much crisper and also soothing when I breathe it in
Underneath a starry sky and brighter constellations of Heaven
Amidst the trail I pass a lovely couple holding hands
While their children run aside frolicking in a playful dance
An old man and his wife admire the view from a wooden bench 
With smiles on their face as if nostalgia is still their closest friend
Its these specific autumn affects that bring me sorrows and joy
Reminding me of all theses things Ive wanted as a man since I was a little boy 
Its times like these that I wish I wasn't always so alone
Because I would light an fire with my family and call it home


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Ridiculous Me

Watch this scene with both eyes and try not to blink C: --> 

I stood there... silently
Like a predator near prey 
I sneak behind YOU

You weren't even aware of it!! Ha-ha! 

I made YOU jump hIgH
Like a startled hare
I chuckle and smile

You know that mischievous smile of mine? 

Your reaction was
PRICELESS - you were so upset
But YOU forgave me

Well...I'm flattered. . . 

We laugh'd together (just like the good times)
In a chorus - our volume
Picked up extreme sound

Believe me - I could hear our laughter from a mile away!

But I'm glad I did
My best to make you giggle

Ridiculous me... 
Wouldn't you agree?


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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,
Amen!


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Self PORTRAIT

I will start with using my hand as a guide
And in the end I will open my eyes that I will decide

I consider to do this with one thing in mind
I will close my eyes and will imagine it blind
With no colors or fractionation of the light
Just plain me and a vision with my hand as my sight

My hair is very coarse and some what fine
What I just described is so benign  
I twirl my hair and make it bend 
And I will say its very clean not oily on the ends

As I press on my forehead I simply feel a distinct part
I notice from hair to skin it is very different from the start
The simple partings from hair not like skin
I am going to feel with my other hand and begin

The smoothness of my skin like years of water eroding a rough rock surface smooth
Not just that my skin is like home to years of stories like scars and attitude
And when I raise my eyebrows the wrinkles it makes is more so for expression
I did not notice it with certain ideas, thoughts, and emotions

I run my hands down to my eyelids I feel movement of my eyes trying to peek
Eyelids that I have, vibrates with some kind of fear, Why?, that I will seek
Just now as I thought about it a sensation ran through my brain
My eyes is the world to me and that is true and not insane

Myself portrait of me is through my touch for now
But to finish it I will have to open my eyes soon and how
I been in a trance full of so many ideas just with my eyes closed
I run my hand on my nose and lips and I smile who could apposed

The feelings in the tip of my fingers rub on my chin and jaw with care
I do notice roughness of unshaved velcro gripping hair 
I skip my ears so I will sneak a feel with my fingers I chose
I notice it is like my nose with cartilage, so I don't suppose

I will now open my eyes that I will use a mirror to see myself
My head is oval shape and my neck is like a stump, please help
My skin is very tan and my eyes are brown with my eyes I see
With all the description with my hands, one sure thing is the same and key

It is the description of measurements that is what my hands and eyes can see me
With a smile I am looking into the mirror and I can describe that I am happy
Myself portrait of me is such a way to get to know myself once more
I will never think it was a waste of time or a bore




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You Are Everything

O friend, I'm all yours, teach me to love,
I've left the world and come, teach me love,
When my companion cares for me,
Why should I care for the world?
The world puts bans on me,
I don't belong to this world,
You in the morning, you in the evening,
You’re the kin; you only are the friend,
Every time every minute of the day,
You’re the kin; you only are the friend,
On the heart's slate I write,
Love, Love…
What does the world know my heart feels?
Love for whom,
Beloved, hug me and ask my well being,
What do I care about the world?
You're my victory; the world is my loss,
I don't belong to this world,
I have to become love and write letters
With eyes, have to write,
The way you look, I have to look like that,
Have to look like that,
The cupbearer of passions gives me lesson,
What do I care about the world?
You're with me, (my) world is with me,
I don't belong to this world…


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Green wave

a wave of green
carrying me away
to a land of hope
a place with just peace
the green wave flowing along the tough hill
screaming the impossible I will kill
the soft leaves running on the face of rocks
changing every unpleasant view
green carries welfare,true
the green wave running through me
planting harmony
with earth
what a lovely view,
what a dreamy place!

inspired by:

http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/maravian-field-marek-kiedrowski/#comment-17502


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Last Kiss

Open your eyes to the ever turning skies 
I want to here with me through the night 
My heart yearns into your soul 
Burning as if newly lit coal 
I bravely submerg the embers 
That the time I have can be spent with you 
And I remember each kiss every moment 
I was caught in your love that for just this day I remember 
So what happened was a chance for your love 
A time that I kept in a locket tied with a kiss 
 I wanted you to feel, to love, to slumber 
And to awake in my arms with that times kept bliss 
I lay silient in an umber


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Glisten in the Moonlight

Your glorious emerald eyes 
Glisten in the moonlight 
Glisten in the moonlight 
Delight dances in the water
I watch it joyfully
You are set free from the cage...
You're like a dove soaring in the sky
You are the rain...
drizzling down in ecstasy 
A hint of ecstasy is shown in your reflection...
When you caress me... I'm relieved... 
From the stress that forced me in chains
I knew we'd be on the brighter side of tomorrow 
We're glistening in the moonlight 
I knew we'd become candles in the heavens above us
We're glistening in the moonlight
For a moment, I felt your presence...your radiant with sympathy 
I saw at first glance the dark side of you
Tonight, we'll be together and fly through the horizon 
We'll watch the sunset say its last goodbye...
We'll wave a greeting at the moon! 
We glisten in the moonlight...
What if I was as handsome as the lion...
Roaring with pride and pure courage
What if we were glistening in the moonlight?
Would it bring health to our bones tonight?
Would it make our heart rejoice and overflow with delight?
Would we be able to survive this horrifying plight?
Would we be shimmering like a candlelight?
We're glistening in the moonlight... (6)
Ohh...yeah...ooh yeah...ooh yeahh...
We reach to the stars and hope we can trace a shooting star
I feel the coolness run down my fingers...
We're glistening in the moonlight
You're the dandelions in the fields
You're the gorgeous view that I marvel at everyday
When you kiss me, I live my dreams
We glisten in the moonlight
In a quick moment, I sense a feeling of endless renewal 
I roam inside of your illuminating maze 
Glow on... sunshine... 
Glow on...sunshine...
Glisten in the moonlight...
Listen to the truth and rub it in
You are ravishing like the sunset
But you're ascending while I'm descending
I feel extremely guilty
I wish I could glisten with you in the moonlight
You're glistening in the moonlight (6) 
Ohhh yeahh... oohhh yeahh... ohh yeahh
You're glistening in the moonlight (4)
We go our own way
I wish we can glisten like the moon
Glisten like the sun 
There's a dream concealed inside of me...
Reveal your light and pour it upon me
You glisten in the appealing moonlight
While I'm subsiding... you're fulfilling your dreams
Of gliding across the horizon 
You're independence... keeps on scorching with satisfaction
While I'm below you... 
Your emerald green eyes
Stared me down like a hawk...
Your emerald eyes
Gaze down at me genuinely...
I wish we could flee together in reality...
That could be a possibility
To glisten in the moonlight in glee
We were glistening in the moonlight (3)
But that was only a dream...
I'll pray that it turns into a reality
We were glistening in the moonlight 
Now, I've misplaced my delight...
Will I ever experience such a brilliant night?


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My Song

There is a happy song I cannot sing today, For all the thoughts of you Were surely washed away By swiftly flowing tears, That mingled with the rain. I searched the empty hallways, And every corner of my mind, But all the fading memories Had left me long ago. All I saw were shadows Where you had been before. I listened for your voice In every song I heard But all the fading echoes Had left me long ago, All I heard were shadows Falling to the ground. There is a happy song I want to sing today, Of sunlight mixed with shadows And memories of you, Of flowers, songs, and laughter . . . All mingled with the rain.


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Two Hearts full of Love

I am a heart full of love
that shook the pilars that held her colussium up
her heart filled with sorrow,
I swing such fury toward her heart and soul
she cowards away from me,
in fear of falling in love and not knowing what is in black
and not searching what is in the light of pure white.

I am a heart full of love,
she runs and takes the long dirt road,
through the raging mountains of the quiet countryside,
as the meadows of lilacs slowly die when Spring comes,
the blooming of the rose,
like the blooming of my heart,
a blossom on a cherry tree fall and harbour in the wintertime.
I swing toward her, she falls in fear of wanting attention and love.
Lost in the midnight twilight,
the flaming torch guides her through the dark holes of meaningless souls.
and like a frightened hummingbird,
she flees away from the secrets of falling in love.

A heart full of love ready to love,
it is diffcult to feel and to show,
but as if a rose that blooms in Springtime
my love is ready to bloom.

Pettles lay along a darkened atmosphere
lit up only with four wax candles
a portrait of a woman hung over a mantel piece
in honour of my one true love.

As the twilight shine though my bedroom window,
I show a heart full of love,
to take and to hold for eternity.

And as she slowly moves forward,
she takes me home with her,
and opens her chest and shows me her heart
with a glass of red wine and charming cigarette.
She sheads tears of pain and sorrow on my broud shoulder,
I curise her hair, silk laced hair,
shining against the twilight and the moonlit sky.

My heart full of love,
so divine, so original
a one of a kind.

We make love in the midst of the twilight,
as my dream girl is now reality and my pain is no more,
her pain is no more.
Too show such love makes a man feel free
and his soul lighter.
She holds him there,
as the sun rises over the mountains.
The birds sing a tune of cheerfulness,
and they talk about everything beautiful and kind,
that is still left in this cruel and empty hearted world.

Romance and love shared
with a heart full of love,
smile and kiss upon smooth lips,
feel me against your tight body,
and love me till the morning
when Blue eyed Death is staring us in the face.
and we go with him,
and play a game of risk,
and together forever,
onto a diffrent world
we shall love each other forever,
for you and I both have a heart full of love.


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My Little Girl

Your smiling face, brings me joy
Like that of heavens voice
You make each and everyday better than the one before.

You give my life meaning that no one can deny
You make my life so full
And my soul soar so high.

My little girl so beautiful, so full of life
The sun shines brightly as you wake
Wishing you such happiness and a life devoid of strife.

Go outside and play today
Make believe is always fun
Pretend the trees can carry you away to a land with a candy sun.

Please don’t let this cruel world get you down
Or fill you with its troubles
Keep your heart pure and true and never let them see you frown.

My little girl, so special to me
Make your life as happy as can be
And keep your heart so happy and free.


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Choose to be Happy

Choose to be Happy


I am happy because I choose to be; my life is far from perfect.

Others are content but I make conscious choices to be Happy and to be a positive person.

You don’t have to be rich or have a lot of money and material wealth to be happy.

Many wealthy people are poor in Spirit with all the money, fame and things that they have.

This Christmas Eve night as I write this poem I think about how I manage my money focusing on my needs first and then my wants.

I ask myself: Can I afford that? Do I need this? Can I wait for the store price to go down and get that dress on sale?

I hope that once I am financially stable with a decent job I can have a coat drive for kids age 1 through 16 in Trenton, New Jersey when every boy and girl gets a cute new coat and I hope that my story inspires others my battle with mental illness over 19 years…


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My Future Generation

I can act insane
But DO NOT 
Make me feel worthless

I belong in God’s family
He will bless my future generation

Don’t punish me for
Being myself –
Don’t envy my glee 

I can act like an
Adult, but I’d 
Prefer to have joy…

Not stress…
That piles upon us in our 
Everyday lives

Being childlike is

A rare beauty – 

No one prizes it…

No one came across it…

In this lifetime…

I can laugh all day
I can make you smile
If you’d accept my 
Childlike dreams of mine
Don’t treat me like a sick swine

Renew my young heart
Give me the ability 
To kill the old man…

I have my place in God’s family
He’ll be adored and glorified 
We’ll exchange prayers and hugs  
By my future generation

I beg of you – 
Don’t kill my childlike mentality
I’ll behave myself…
I’m positively sure that I’ll make you happy

I’ll still have pieces of a child in me

And pass it on to my future generation…


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IN THE LIBRARY OF LIFE

I am a book filled with a lot of pages
Turn me and turn me, each page is filled
There is joy and sadness
There is rage and peace

I am sentences
With each line I command 
I flow in and out of every page
Causing shades of color across the canvas
 
I am words of power
Forming, breaking and giving life
My tongue swirls around in my mouth
Bathing in its pool of seduction
Ready to form its next adventure


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Before I

Just before I saw your face
My heart was running a race
Just before I saw you
My emotions were filled with love and care
Just before I saw you
I could sense your fragrance that filled my air
Just before I saw you
I could imagine your eyes that made me see clear
Then I saw you,
I was amazed how i had to fake my smile 
I was amazed of how I wished if i was far a hundred miles
I was shocked of how I was saying the scripts then,
I was shocked of how my heart froze my brain
I pretended that i was happy and thrilled
I kissed you but my lips were pulling my head
Feelings were forever gone
I kissed you and my guilt was eating my bones
I could hardly talk, my heart was froze and cold
And you were believing all the words you were told
I was amazed how a smooth talker I was
Lies, Lies, Lies every thing i said were lies
Then, It was when I heard the word (love).
My eyes just rolled up, they were looking above
I couldn't say it back, i couldn't even stand
And you were there, standing happy and blind
Asking me gently if i was okay,
No, I wasn't but i had to put an end to the play
I wished if you just feel the same 
So, I wouldn't have to take all the blame
But, you I couldn't just break your heart
Because I know it would hurt more than that
I'm sorry because I will have to break you down
After all you did, After you made me a queen with crown
I have to just let you go
My heart just chose that, it is true


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Cookies-Food For Thought

Cookies -
Why can’t I have the chocolate one
I want more
She took my cookie
Hers is bigger than mine
I want to trade
That’s not fair

Cookies +
Thank you for the cookie
I love you
Thanks for all you do for me
I am satisfied
This is good
I am loved
Written By  Deborah Finneran :)  2013


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A SOUPER CHRISTMAS

I could not send best wishes 
to each and every soup member so 
here you go.I hope you all and families
a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.
You are all great friends and listeners for one
another.I have gotten more help in the past
3 months on the soup,then I think I have
had in a life time.I am so glad I found this website
and have the ability to express my feelings
to strangers.You are no longer strangers,
just good friends.Wishing you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS.



                        THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING
                               YOUR POET FRIEND
                                 COLLEEN BONO


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Happy Valentines Day

My Dearest Little Sister, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in
the Spirit. Happy Valentines             Day            Flowers, Candlelight Dinner
would have said chocolate                 !                 but I think YOU said to me
YOU don't eat chocolate                                         maybe a Family portrait
Kisses from big brother                                         Hugs from a big brother
You will ALWAYS be my                                          Sweet Little Valentine
MAY GOD'S LOVE BLESS                                        YOU this Valentines Day
Blessings all that You LO                                    VE, hold dear and Cherish
As Sun Rose this Morning                                 I felt the warmth of your hand
Look past the rising Sun I                              see a Sister's Loving Smile
I feel  little sister's embrace                         as I also embrace Mandy
Tear of Love fall from my eyes                   A desire to cross the big Pond
A VALENTINES DAY Handshake               To my Brother in Law
The man that lavishes Love upon        My Sister, Mandy Tams
To ALL of You My BELOVED FAMILY    Here on POETRYSOUP
May LOVE surround each and Every ONE. HAPPY VALENTINES DAy     


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IF ONLY I COULD CATCH THE SUN, ever so softly


I try to ignore the squirming Hyde within 
And, with effort still,
I raise myself for the last traces 
of sunshine and fun.
What was left of the day, I savor for me. 
As the withering leaves of silence
have perfected the petals of stillness,
A quietude.
Such absence of sound
Never a serenity to the mind.
Disturbing solitude haunts.
Loneliness seems vivid as reality speaks 
Even the poignant sadness never parts
Solitary confinement paints an art.

Like the spectator in a thousand theatre plays,
 I achingly wait for the final curtains to part.
Then, as always expected -  
Left were the 
    dancing curtains 
       together with the late sunset wind. 
Tiny golden flecks 
   imprinting on the soft white 
        laces and trims.
Catching shadow images 
    of the last rays of brilliance, 
         blending slowly in yellow embers,
              forming orange coals, 
                   turning into sunkissed glow 
                         of a sad goodbye. 
Then,
    ever so softly fading
           into dullness and cloudless cold. 


And as the night falls, 
its shadowy self dances 
against the moonlit music of silence.
I listen and search still 
   for what is left. 
No traces of the sun 
whose magnificence and radiance 
had touched the leaves of laughter 
during my daytime slumbering; children frolicking, 
    early had the mind sensing. 
And, gone astray were the seeds of kindness 
    the day had grown.
It seemed they were sown 
    by someone I wish I had known. 


If only I could frolic 
    where little lads had been early today - 
        in the meadows, 
           by the pond, 
              along the shores, 
                  around friendly trees and smiling flowers, 
                       with the meadowlarks and chirpy games, 
                               I’d give away anything.
Basking in the sun on such a lemony day, 
someone sulks to find it's an emotional burn. 


If only I could catch the loveliness of the sun, 
I'd give away anything. 
ANYTHING. 
Just for something this grand. 


The mind wills but the heart groans. 
A moment of joy and laughter, so fleeting.
Forgot me, gave away the troubles. 
Today could be A DAY,
If only, ever so softly,  I could catch the sun.



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Will We Know Him

Will We Know Him?

Will we know Him if He stood in front of us?
If He walked by us on the street?
Will we know Him?
If we have a chance to meet Him in our  lifetime?
In that split second that we meet Him?
Our eyes met for the first time?
Will we know Him?
Yes reading the moment we stood side by side?
Our smiles are very clear
Our heart jumps around
Yes we do know Him?
That look, and that feeling
When we know we've found our home
Yes we do know Him
Yes we know what to say to Him
As we walk away together
Yes we know Him as He knows us His children
We are finally together

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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Hello Again

Hello again my impossible girl,
I've been looking for you in this always changing world
and I have you, my impossible girl.
But, is it always what it seems?
Because every now and then I'll think
and every now and then I will dream,
that my impossible girl has found me.
Because even if I have you, will you see me?
I find it harder and harder to concentrate on the future,
when my future doesn't have my impossible girl.
So as every ball of rock and dust enters the earth,
and every birthday candle blown, 
and every night at 11:11, 
I will wish for my impossible girl to finally see me,
her impossible man waiting, 
for his impossible girl.


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Brains Dark - Pub Song

SING IT TO “Danny Boy”

Verse

Oh what a joke
This beer is full of water
Tastes not like beer
But something very strange
So landlord dear do tell us what you diiid
Make sure you never dooooo it again

Refrain

From pub to pub we taste the watered beer
But no one cares its Friiiday -  lets go
Time to relax with all your friends around you 
Oh Braiiiins dark* I dooooo love you so

Verse

It’s Friday night and we are feeling hungry
One place to go to ease our appetite
Its Chippy Alley*** in the city centre
Brains dark*, Clarks pies**, will soon put it right

Refrain

From pub to pub we taste the watered beer
But no one cares Its Friiiday lets go
Time to relax with all your friends around you
Oh Braaains Dark I dooooo love you so

•	   Brains Dark Beer -  brewed in Cardiff very strong taste (hops).
**       Clarks Pies - Famous meat pies made in Cardiff. If your from Cardiff and not at 
           home you will yearn for both.
***     Chippy Alley side street in city centre, mostly chip shops, used  when 
            international rugby is in town


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The Glass Goddess

All around me
Great cities made of sand.
Green sky scrapers poke through the ground 
To thrive in life’s strict conditions
And melt away with the tide…

Great houses made of cards
Form lines, and tightrope walk existence,
Knowing that any moment, the wrong brick may fall
And buckle our world to its knees
As Mother Earth shouts Jenga! from the sidelines.

So while were here
We dance with the Glass Goddess 
Poised miles above reality,
Leaping over the heavens on our domino stilts-

We floor it in the sky
Living death in the fast lane, 
Seizing the day
Because any moment 
We could disappear 
Into



Jacob Reinhardt	
10/15/2013



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Falling In Like

I love it when you hold me close, and always want to play.
How in the morning you message me; on every single day.
When you call me every night, before I close my eyes-
Or always tell the truth; never any lies. 

When I get to see your passion with every story that you tell,
How even when you’re angry, those feelings never dwell. 
I love that you protect me, from everything around;
That even when I’m lost, I know that I’ll get found. 

I love that whenever you start to drive, you make me kiss your cheek.
How my stomach gets butterflies with each sweet word you speak.
That you cuddle me for a moment and then turn on your side,
That all of your accomplishments and family give you pride. 

I love that you support every decision that I make,
That even if you’re embarrassed of things- you’ve never acted fake.
How you always want me to be happy, no matter how I feel.
That even when we make things up- it’s never been more real. 

How you always make these plans, that often tend to change;
When you smile at my senseless jokes, and when I’m acting strange.
That you always say I’m pretty, even when I don’t think that it’s true-
How you think that I’d want anyone else; when all I want is you.


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Don't Try It

A single kiss from thy lovely lips,
so sweet and so divine,
yet I taste posion upon your tongue.

Your beauty so glorious,
like a blooming rose so beautiful,
yet, why do mine eyes go blind
in the sight that you walk along with another?

Yes you, walk with another,
arm under arm,
lips touching lips in romantic kisses,
it makes my blood boil,
for mine lips are dry.

For mine eyes have seen your glory,
yet no one here listens to my story.
You are evil, yes you are,
don't try to deny,
Listen to a man of experience,
you might as well save some expense.

I write of our long romantic walks
we took together, under the shade of olive trees,
how we went apple picking in autumn time,
and made love in the foyer.

Nomore of that sweet and passionate love,
nomore silent kisses in the night,
when the wind blows hard against the branches,
that tape violently on my windowpane. 
Nomore somber tears shed, when you got sick,
and nomore warm embraces when you shed tears of betrayal.

Betrayal now is a game played by a fool,
such as I,
to think I'd have a happy life with you?
Huh, only a fool would think such a thing,
but now I sit, looking at the foyer,
where we once made sweet, passionate love,
nomore will that foyer be filled with exotic pleasure.
Nomore will you be filled with smiles and exotic pleasure.
I've done my job, as a good man shall do,
now pack your things and get of my stage,
the spotlight yawns for anew,
and the audience grows tired and restless of you.

Now I live life anew,
you too shall see life in new eyes,
walking hand and hand with the blond, blue eyed devil
you call your own.
Shall he take one kiss from your lips,
and die of the posion he tastes on your tongue,
shall he go blind, when he sees your true, black beauty?
He will see the ugly soul, covered up by white rags,
and cheap makeup,
and then he will come to me,
and shake my hand in condolence
and say, "You were right!"

Now you are all alone,
looking for another, as you did many times before,
Now you are alone, walking an open road,
spying on another,
fear of being alone.
Now, you see when you play games with a good man's emotions,
don't try it,
because a good man is not meant to be toyed with.


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Words of Life

Drowning in the pool of anguish…oh…oh…
I’m venturing into the forest…and I want to hear the words seep out 
Release these aching sorrows…I worry my soul’s drying out…
like a drought…
Drain out the fluids from my heart
It’s gouging me…bruising me to the core…

**chorus** 
Embrace the light…embrace the midnight sky…
You fall in my arms – you die so warm
Shed me more sun to lift up my spirits
From the…underground…and release me – I’m breathless
I’m drowning in doubt…ooh… oh… 


Remember me…I’m falling…into my swirling fate…hanging on the roots 
Strangling my heart…distorting in my veins… I’m bleeding so softly – cut out the wood…
Splintering me…I’m shattering… and I’m falling in the abyss
Bring me more radiance from my candle light
Warp me up in bliss…don’t let the midnight sky…don’t take away my delight
From the…ocean…and save me—save me…oh… oh…  I’m failing 

*chorus*

I’m drowning in regret…ooh..oh…
Hit the bull’s eye in my heart…embrace the light
And don’t leave me hanging in the abyss…hand me a kite!
Save me before I fall apart…shut out the night
And don’t let the dusk escape us…

I must confess…
I must confess…
I hate to see you abandon the light…
But I’m not the one to save you from the night
Ooh…ohh…

*Chorus* 

Splintering lies fill your heart 
I want to kiss it goodbye…
But you’ve mastered it like a piece of art
I want to kiss the abyss and die…
Dry… I wanna touch the sky with my whole soul
But I’m failing and the end of time has taken its toll
Tainted sorrow…swims around me…I dwell where the waters depart
But the anguish still swarms in my heart…
I’m failing…my heart stops beating
And my desires are fleeting
From my grasp
And the monsters laugh at me…as I fall… 

*chorus*

Embrace the midnight sky…catch me…catch me…
As I fall in death’s arms…I die so cold
And your heart is made of gold

Untangle the darkness & take away the nightmares 
Answer our prayers & block out the night 
Erase the heartaches & wipe away our tears
Unravel Your words of life & delight


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Yesterday Today Tomorrow

~Yesterday~ I stood confused in a hole so deep So dark and miserable, cold and alone Scared and fearful of the unknown Nothing but grey clouds filled my sky Filled with rain and thunderous roars Deafening like a million slamming doors Drowning out the real me Like a caged up bird Longing to be free My last tears were spent Done and dusted On my last pretense. ~Today~ I've dug, like never before Fingers, tired bloody and sore I've dug right down to my very core Dirt under fingernails and a tear stained face Fighting to get to my happy place Dragging myself to the top of my pit No longer content to be miserable Not ready to give up, not ready to quit On the caring shoulder which you gave me to lean I've scrutinized things about myself I've never seen From start to finish and all in between You took my hand And tenderly walked with me on the road of my soul Never rushing or hasting Just happy to stroll With gentle nudges along the way Just quietly listening to every word I had to say With every word came down every defense Till I was vulnerable and raw And it finally made sense. ~Tomorrow~ I'm going to sit so quiet and still Listening to the whispers that once were a shrill A screaming voice yearning to be heard No more am I that caged little bird No longer torn or broken down No longer disrespected or pushed around My grey clouds lifted, the sky finally clear No more constraints that I have to adhere Happy with the way I feel Giving my heart time to heal Time to spread my wings and fly As one by one these binds untie Satisfied knowing what will be, will be Finally knowing its enough just to be me.......


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An Ode to LIFE Part 1

An Ode To LIFE


As I lay my head down and start to fall asleep I see myself being carried off to a place and time the place of our Lords birth in Bethlehem of Judea

As in the Bible tells the story of His life and how he lived and died in that human seance and rose on the day He told of

I do not remember being here but I remember the story I was taught so many years ago

As I walk through the streets of Bethlehem I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am learning the story they telling is true

The writer writes of a jealous King  and his way of dealing with his people and of Mary and Joseph who came to Bethlehem to have a child

The story tells of the three wise men  who saw a star in the north and heard of a child  who was born to be the King of the Jews  and come to see and bring Him gifts 

An  angel from the Heavens above came to Mary and Joseph in a dream and told them they had to leave Bethlehem or King Herod would have their son killed 

So they left Bethlehem and went to Egypt and there they lived until King Herod no longer ruled

As I follow along in my dream I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am puzzled by the fact I understand each

I don’t understand why I’m going through this time but I know I must continue on this journey 

As I am pulling through a time where I reach the place of Jesus’ in  Nazareth of Galilee

As I watched Him grow and work in His father's shop I could see the thing in Him that were with me

As I walk along the streets and look around I hear the people talk of a child that speaks of wondrous love that’s all forgiving and of a Father in Heaven that’s loving and true.

By Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

                                                            Inspired by God 

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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Work

Work.
Toil.
The pain I put in the ground.
For such a precious thing.
Corn. 
The family enjoys their meal.
They plant their leftover kernels.
And wait for me to tend to them.
Work. 
An endless cycle in which happiness is born.


©Demand4poetry
21 February 2013


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Cowgirl Up

Rise at first light.
This cowgirl enters up to ride this day.
She dawns her hat, for this is not any day.

Ready to pay her dues.
The sun will beat down,
hot and hard is how she'll ride.

Cowgirl up!
Into the shoot we go.
The blood pumping, muscles quivering.
Ready to go!

The gate slams open.
Off we go!
 My mustang and me,
to round that first barrel.

Away we go!
Rounding our second barrel.
Sweat trickling.

Thundering down to that third barrel.
We round that barrel,
the dust will follow.

With a war cry, 
We head down the long path home.
Followed by cheers and jeers,
she crosses the line!
Cowgirl is up and paid her dues.


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If I Shall Grow Old 2K13

If these eyes shall become blinded, and if this
hair shall come to be combed thinly and grey;
No, it would not be the end of the world.
I would still see beauty therein this world through
the songs of Crickets and Feathered Songsters.
The breeze would yet whisper and trees still dance.
I would yet smell the freshly bloom of Spring.
I'd still endure Summer's sweltering heat.
I'd yet feel Autumn's leaves crunch 'neath these toes.
I'd still long to be fireside with Winter.
Disabled or not, perhaps I'd yet walk
therein wonderful imagination.
How I'd be forever young at heart!
Then just as one journey came to an end,
I'd indeed greet another with a smile.


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Remembering Your Lost Love Again

Many many years from now on a busy morning, suddenly for a moment Mallika my name in your mind, it will force you to stop and look at the sky and from your heart will come out a deep sigh, memories of love, suddenly so fresh like a 'dewed' morning rose remembering your lost love again absentmindedly you will touch my last gift with moist eyes, "love thy name is eternity" your fingers will follow this line on that bone china vase, I know time will go slow though tears will flow faster and I will be nowhere near you "before the next teardrop falls", only my memories closer,nearer to you, happy,joyful,cheerful,pleasant days when the moon rose in the sky just for us, will these glimpses of happy days wipe tears from your eyes? If not,if you are still running on empty just listen to my words floating in the air, "love thy name is eternity". © kash poet 2012 ===================000=================== Placement: 5th (June 2012) Contest:Mish-Mash Sponsor:Tracie RULES FOR THIS POEM (HA HA HA HA...enjoyed the challenge) =========================================== Line 1.. must have 13 syllibles Line 2.. use the name of someone you love in this line Line 3.. must rhyme with Line 4 Line 4.. see above Line 5.. can only have 3 words Line 6.. must contain a palindrome Line 7.. use the title of your poem in this line Line 8.. must rhyme with line 3 & 4 Line 9.. must be one of your favorite short quotes Line 10.. use the name of a country in this line Line 11.. 5 words in this line must rhyme Line 12.. use only 6 syllibles in this line Line 13.. Add all or part of a song title to this line Line 14..use a synonym in this line Line 15.. use 4 different words that mean the same thing in this line. Line 16.. you cant use the letters A D or L in this line Line 17.. Use the words happy and eyes in this line Line 18.. the words 'running on empty' must be used in this line Line 19.. must rhyme with line 12 Line 20.. Use a line from one of your old poems in this line.


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Distant Love

The hours dwindle slowly by- 
When I want you by my side. 
Longing to feel the warmth of your breath 
As you kiss away my pride. 
 
The anger melts away, 
When I'm held within your arms.
My balance quickly faltering;
As I fall for all of your charms.
 
The weeks are always longer-
When I don't get to have you near.
Wishing that I could run to you- 
The distance heightening my fear. 
 
The hours go by rapidly-
When you are finally home. 
 Leaving me all by myself;
With my thoughts to roam. 
 
The cycle starts all over- 
I'm wishing that you were free. 
Longing to feel the warmth of your breath. 
Until you come right back to me. 


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Porn No More

I've watched the war from behind closed doors;
Eyes too glued to close.
And now knowing what's in store, there's porn no more.
God's love is the only hope we know.
We are forgiven because of the love that is Jesus.
We are saved because of the love that is Jesus.
We give our lives to the Father for we are His children and He loves us.
We are loved!
No matter what we've done, we are loved!
Confess and ask for forgiveness;
This is such a beautiful gift!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
You forgive me!
You save me!
You change me!
I am changed!
I am new!
I am renewed!
I am forgiven!
I am saved!
I am changed!
There's porn no more
For God's hope is in store!
There's porn no more
For God's love is the hope of the world!


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Survivor

Peaceful, and Silent is the world as gentle wind
Flows through my hair

 A turning ice cream cone appears in the distance sky
Rumbling, I run for miles and miles
Faster and faster, finally 
Allowing the wind to grab out at me
And
 Wrap its self around me

Devoured by the ice cream cone
Walls of black covered the wonders of hope
I tried to get a grip of the last bit of light

Love, determination, and the 
Urge to survive,
Powered me to follow my dreams and
Get hold of that last bit of light

I’ve waited my whole life
The new me as arrived
Afraid of nothing and ready to face 
The harsh world 
Once again

A survivor lives


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My Heart Sings

As the first rays of sunshine
wakes me out of my sleepy slumber,
I sat up in bed and looked at my hands.
The taste of stale cigarette smoke of cheap red wine
stained my taste buds.
I walked out of bed,
turned on the radio
(to the classical station)
and my heart beats to the tune
my life and soul smile as the sun shines in my room.
I hear God whispering in my ear
I hear all the words of the world
talking to me,
and I can hear my heart sing a little.
I read my poetry,
get dressed go for a walk,
I smile at the faces that I pass;
The cars I pass,
the houses,
the trees,
the dry lawns,
burnt and that have not been watered in days.
I smile at them and they all smile back,
and my heart sings a little,
and I dance to its simple tune.

My heart sings and I dance too:
slowly melodies,
fast jigs,
rapid jazz and swing music
and waltzes to the chopin masterpieces,
and the romantic stories, novels, the poems,
that fancy your mind with its ryhme schemes,
and after I read such romantic beauty
I smile, and I listen closely to my heart,
and with every beat,
it lets out a verse or two, from a familiar song
that caught my ear on the radio,
and my heart sings
and I smile,
and the world smiles back.

Feeling such beauty
love and romance
it is such a good feeling to live with;
and as the night rolls on,
and the sun goes away
I sit at my desk
writing poetry,
with a cigarette slowly burning away with time,
and I am stuck,
getting drunk of red wine,
I sit back in my chair,
and listen to my heart,
and he sings alittle
and I can write again.
So, there we sit together,
writing poetry,
smoking cigarettes,
drinking wine
to the strike of nine
and we both sing songs of love and romance
together forever.


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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

I'm worried where the next dollar will come from.
Will she ever arrive?
Will she ever show up?
But why am I worrying?
Stop it!
It's all in God's Great Hands!
It's all under God's control!
It's all within His plans!
It's all His
And He will provide
Because He is our Father!
He loves us!
It's all His!
Trust Him!
I know it's difficult;
He will not lead you wrong.
He knows where you need to go.
He knows what you need to endure.
It's all His plan.
It's all in His Hands!
Lay down your life;
Give the control.
He is in control!
Thank You Father!
Trust Him!
It will all be okay!
Trust Him!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!
I love You always!
I trust You always!
I trust You!
I trust You!
Yes, yes I do!
I trust You!
I love You!
Amen!


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Beyond The Distance And The Days

Our love grows stronger,
Even beyond the distance,
Even beyond the days.
I know you're with me always
And I'm always with you;
In God together we're together forever
And physically we'll be together forever soon.


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September Weather

Ah, the september weather is here,
the trees turn firery red and orange,
and the leaves gently fall to the surface.

Fall is here,
and the grass turns from green to yellow,
the souls of many change their ways.

From going on beaches in sun
to walking on wet streets,
with jackets on.

September weather is here,
too most it is depressing to see,
such change in the world.

But I love it.
The girlfriends and boyfriends go away,
and that makes me happy.
Then I go apple picking.

I pick red apples,
from low, hanging apple trees.
and I eat one, while walking down the trail.

Fall is here,
the time of death,
the last of sunshine.

I don't argue,
I love fall,
it is so cosy and it gives me hope.

Hope that a day will come again,
when the sun pops its head out
and the warmth returns.

September weather is the best,
when summer is gone, but not quite,
and the cool breeze sweaps through your open windowpane.

I love fall,
it gives me hope,
that with death comes life.


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Living the Dream

Dreams cascade into my life.
Some I have lived.
Others await me in my dream catcher,
for me to full fill.

I walk the silver threads 
that weave them together.
This is my path, 
to have a dream to follow,
to make these dreams come true.

Yes, I have a dream,
And am living it!!


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A Feeling That I Knew Too Well

A feeling that I knew too well;
With every word you spoke I fell-
Falling deeper into the bliss;
Longing for your every kiss.

Without you here my heart grows fonder;
Around the park I start to wander-
And think about how you make me feel-
The longing starting to become surreal.

Giving meaning to my life,
You lift me up from pain and strife.
I thought it was a feeling that I knew-
But with your guidance the passion grew.

Spiraling up with every touch-
Never wanting to leave your clutch. 
Waiting for your familiar glance-
Missing you with every chance. 




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if i were an IPod

if i was an iPhone or maybe even an iPod
you would turn the speakers up just to hear me speak 
and we'd talk
if i wasn't just a dog

i would be with you all the time
and we'd even go for long long walks at night
if i could be something else that could be seen
then maybe you would see me 

if i was a TV 
maybe you would pay more attention to me
or even if I was just the remote control
i would be the one you always want to hold 

if i was your Xbox or even just a video game
then you would sit with me instead 
and we could play games together everyday day

if i was your brand new car 
together we could drive under the stars
and as long as i can ride with u 
i dont care how far we go or what we do

if i was your best friend
i think of all the time we'd spend
but im just a stupid dog 
i'm cant even tag or post on your wall

but you were the one that picked me up 
you picked me out of all the other pups
and for that i wouldnt change you at all 
i will come every time my name is called


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Drunk in the City of Angels

Drunk in the lost city,
lost in the vase beauty of the angels
drunk, smoking on park benches.

Freaks, trannys, whores and pimps,
looking at me;
a one of a kind.

No one has ever seen me on the streets of L.A.,
beacause I am a one of a kind,
a gentleman, a drunken buffoon.

I hurl myself at the bars,
and the whores look at me and smile,
and I wave them over, and they come.

40 bucks for a night a good fun,
a night of exotic pleasure,
in the heart of the sleeping angels.

Drunk walking,
two in the morning,
police stop me, sleeping on a park bench.

Warm always warm,
never cold,
the city that is lost.

A city known as the city of angels,
yet how many devils I have counted.
How much evil I have seen,
how much temptation rules in the gutters.

Walking drunk on madness,
in this dirty city,
as I look for a bar before last call.

I find one,
I go in,
order a beer.

I drink with pleasure
I start to write,
I light a cigarette and smoke.

A grey cloud forms around me,
"Last call for alcohol," the barkeep shouts.
I raise my hand, he comes over.

"What will yah have?" he asks,
"Another beer and my check."
On the house, free drinks, on the house.

After a night in the city of angels,
I find myself a cosy park bench,
and fall asleep, dreaming of the angels I had never seen.


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Happiness

We dig deep for something that rests on the surface.
We go far for something that lies just around us.
We seek fervently that which in our hands we grip.
No wonder we find not. Because that which we seek is not lost,
That which we buy is not for sale and He who guides us is not its author.
Time and time again these words come to us to turn to the author of happiness
And to seek it from He who can plant happiness in our souls.
In our rebellion we are caught in an unending spiral
And maze of delusions that only promises but never offers.
Seek it no more my friend that which is nigh,
Buy it no more my friend that which is a gift.
God can give you happiness that lasts


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Patradoot or The Messenger 31 /Many


Patradoot or The Messenger31 /Many 
  
English version by Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor



You would find, the inhabitants of this lovely place,
Lives a happy cultured life here,
While singing the joyous songs, every day,
In praise of our motherland, dear letter.

All my friends would gather, the moment they would know,
You are enquiring my address, some where very near to my place,  
Here you would witness the sign of pain and the feelings of separation,
And watching their face, you would find their eyes full of tears, Dear letter.

With cheerful anxiety they would ask, 
From where you have come, O dear letter,
And why you are enquiring, please tell us?
The name of our friend’s beloved, O dear. 

What letter you have brought, 
From our friend’s place,
And what message our friend has sent?
For his dear friends, from the jail, dear letter.

Tell my friends, O dear letter,
That your companion is happy in jail,
And has given the message for you,
That victory will soon be with us.

Tears of happiness would come out from their eyes,
And they would embrace you in love, dear letter,
Without wasting even a moment, they would bring you,
To the house, where lives my beloved wife, O dear. 


Ravindra

Kanpur India   24th  August 2010                           to continue in 32



Clarifications:

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Note:
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Send me an email on kapoor_skk@yahoo.com

Patradoot in Hindi was originally written by my late father 
Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor around  1932, who was a freedom fighter.

He wrote Patradoot in Hindi, when he was kept in Faizabad Jail for quite
a long time. The Epic was written as a gift for my mother and it was
sent to her secretly from Faizabad Jail. He was imprisoned
by the British, as he was fighting for India's freedom 
under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was imprisoned 
many times during 1920 to 1947. After India’s
independence as a true follower of Gandhi Dr. Amar Nath 
Kapoor left active politics and devoted rest of his life in 
writing easy mass literature and wrote many Dramas, 
Poetry books, epics. All his other literary 
works were mainly written from 1955 to 1990. 
He left this mortal world in 1994. 




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Heartbreak

He wants to say "I love you,"
But keeps it to "Goodnight."
Because love would mean some falling,
and she's afraid of heights.

T.K


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By Our Side

By my side:
The tallest mountain,
The calmest pond,
The purest stream;
My hope and strength,
Faith and love;
The Lord,
Our God,
Always by our side


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Jesus, Please Take Over Me

You've fallen down again;
How can you let darkness win?
You just scraped your knee,
You didn't break your leg.
It will all be okay;
I will give you strength.
Brush it off, my child;
Come and take my hand.
Let me help you up again;
You will be okay.
I have always been with you,
And I always will be.
I am by your side,
But this time,
Will you allow me to take the lead?


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I lay my tender heart

I lay my tender heart at your feet
and my soul and very being I surrender
My desire and quest
to fill your heart with joy
and summer
by the sweetest of emotion and affection.

To stand by you
to provide and protect you
a bond so strong nothing can tare it apart
until death do us part
and later
we meet once more
in a much better place
once again
reunited.

Peter Dome. copyright.2012.


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The Name of Jesus

Whisper me the sweet sound of freedom,
The sweet sound found in Your Name,
Holy and Heavenly freedom,
All in the Name of Jesus!


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Have You Ever Read

Dedicated to an author by the name of William Golding... Enjoy!!!


~Two boys meet on an island
~~One is skin 'n bones
~~~The other one is chubby

They discover a lagoon~
Ralph teases him by calling~~
him "Piggy" -  how mean!!~~~

Piggy asks him if
There are other people on 
The island with 'em

He has no clue
But this'll answer Piggy's question --
Other boys appear - 
All diverse shapes and sizes
What'll happen next??

You'll see...

Have you ever read The Lord of the Flies?
I recommend it if yah haven't read it yet - I must admit
It's a book full of adult words and it's simply...FASCINATING! - no lies
You should read it - or you'll regret it!



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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray
Amen!


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'Masquerade'


I walked this rope so many times Sometimes the difference so blurry The shade I really don’t need Yet, it’s always there, waiting… For my thoughts to dwell In between happy and sad Not knowing the difference The tears sometimes shed Have no idea why the flow Just like me, they are in limbo Wondering what their worth might be In a place where darkness reign supreme I feign a smile, imitate a laugh Just to get me through the day A happy face with tumultuous thoughts It gets so tiring being in this space Space of pretence- Mountain of deceit Hopeful that maybe today, The shade will drift away
©160920121630


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Resolution

At last contentment is undulating around me. 
The fragmented shards of discord quieted and still. 
The year began in mayhem and ends in peaceful silence. 
A ceasefire in hostilities; an armistice. Resolution. 

In conclusion, I am happy with the simplicity I found; 
the pruning of possessions, the clarity of clearing; 
space, time, direction and a settling into certitude. 
A period of recuperation; a time of renewal. 

I reached deep into my soul and found a pool of tranquility. 
Its waters cleansed and refreshed me and I splashed 
its sparkling rejuvenation into the bleak crevices 
of discontentment, emerging energised and whole. 

Now contentment is undulating around me and I am strong. 
I belong at last.  The past is past and the future beckons. 
The year began in mayhem and ends in peaceful resolution, 
and, in conclusion, I am happy with the simplicity I found.


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Do NOT Judge Me

There is a Brand-new Day...
Bloomin' like cray-cray
Let positivity seep through me if my mind would obey
I beg for this day to stay with me night 'n day
To inspire me and everyone else all the way 
From day in to day out - I beg for it to stay

After the Writer Block's Storm Passes Away...
I pray it remains this way
Thank the Lord of Accord that Writer's BLOCK's storm has passed away 
Now, I welcome a brand-new, sun-shining day...
No longer doused in dismay -
I didn't care if people noticed or not...
I want to be happy today
I have the attitude of gratitude, giving it my best shot
Let me be happy today
Do NOT judge me, okay?


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Living in the Nation

You made a choice,
You broke the mold,
You raised your hand
Now you’re living bold
	Oh, yes!  You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

You turned your back
On pain and lack.
You said “No, thanks,
I’m not going back!”
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

When everyone else
Was still asleep,
You opened your eyes
And took a peek.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

You saw the path
You made a way
You challenged fear
Now you’re here to stay.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

Mama said “NO!”
Daddy said “No!”
Sista said “No!”
And so did your bro.
	Oh,yes! They did
	Oh, yes! They did

But you turned your back
On mediocrity and lack,
Said “Oh, no! This is it!”
I’m done with  trouble
I don’t miss pain
I’m looking for joy
Personal growth and gain.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

Yeah, you turned your back
On sorrow and lack
On worry and grief
On fear and blame
You took the steps
You  fought the fight
Then you stormed the stage
On Saturday night!
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

You had a four step plan
In the palm of your hand.
You fought your fear
Courage brought you here
	Oh, yes! It did!	
	Oh, yes! It did!

Now you’re happy and bold
You broke the mold
You’re living large
Fighting the fight
Taking your cruises
Changing your life 
You’re done with the bruises
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

You’re soaring now
Taking life higher
Nothin gonna hold you
Did what we told you
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

The warmest of the warm
Came along for the ride
Shoulder to shoulder
They stand by your side.
	Oh, Yes! They did!
	Oh, Yes! They did!	

Mama said “No!”
Daddy said “No!”
Sista said “No!”
And so did your bro.
	Oh, yes! They did!
	Oh, yes! They did!

You know it don’t matter
Roaches gonna scatter
You got  new familia now
Go on, take a bow!
We got elevation
	Heart elation
We’re all one family
Livin in the Nation!
	Oh, yes! We did!
	Oh, yes! We did!
	



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Soy Sauce Spills

Soy sauce drains 
Into the white, clustered rice
Stepped on…
spills . . . 
Soy sauce taints
The whiteness of the grain
 It slips out of my hands
No use...no point in crying out in rage
Though I was starving, 
I'll just eat another thing and start on a new page

I'm hungry like a swine
I wish I can earn back my snack!
I'm as angry as a bull
I'm about ready to attack! Attack!
Soy sauce packages
Fall unto the dirty school ground
Stepped on
By bratty, conceited teens
They really need to eat their greens
Instead of junkfood and pizza
They should drink some water
Instead of drinking sugary drinks or
 Sucking on popsicles obnoxiously
Why did the soy sauce spill? Seriously....


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Freedom in Love

Keeping my head up, treading water
Cut throat surviving, struggling
Going under, death visits
Will to live, tested!
Selfishness Vs Selflessness
A Greater Love, encompasses me
God demonstrating mercy, for his children
Learning about forgiveness, cultivating, inner faith
Melody of Love, one can experience
In the darkest, waking hours, of everyday living
Self survival, learning how to live
Peace of Mind, Peace of Heart
Peaceful Spirit, Freedom in Love


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We Are All In This Together

We all have a story to tell.
Ups and downs,
Together, we've been through it all;
God has led us through it all.
Trust Him;
It's all for a reason.
All your pains,
All your struggles,
All your hurts-
They're all for a reason.
God has a bigger plan,
One we cannot see.
Trust Him and pray.
Remember,
We are all in this together.
Together, we have been through it all.
Ups and downs,
We are family-
Brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are friends.
Most importantly,
We are family.
Let's love one another like God loves us.
Let's help each other out
And help each other up with loving hands.
We are His children.
We are His servants
Together on His mission
To love, save, and change the world
For the better.
We are all in this together.
Listen to His praises ring;
Let's praise Him together.
Listen to sister Fantasia sing,
"Sometimes you gotta lose to win again."
Thank You Father!
Amen!


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the birds sing for her

(for: ngozi)

the latest of black beauties
under the clouding sky
under this clouding sky of africa 
our only voice of hope 
she comes singing her songs 
on her butterfly-coloured lips 
antennae of laughters play 
the true rhythm of old nature 
& she comes in raw smoothness 
a happy solitary lass 
like a herald to our native beauty 
her country-side dancing steps 
inviting the admiration of all 
every man stakes his life 
for her golden image. 
yea! an ancient dancer 
a dark face beaming with brightness 
shining like this happy sun 
& whole communities salute her 
for an endless rhythm she rings 
& her fleet of diamond teeth 
they come singing of her 
a spark of light in a dark region.


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My Soul, Crouching

Crouching beneath the oak tree, 
The calico cat waits.
A happy squirrel frolics above.
Then, the predator springs into action.

Enjoying peace beneath the oak tree.
Raking the leaves, happy hopes rise.
Prayerfully remembering God above. 
Embracing Mother Earth.
Watching butterflies in action –
Life colors, like the calico cat, decorate.
God’s bountiful blessings flood my heart.
Fragrance springs thoughts to the past.
Nostalgia frolics into my imaginings –
Then, come recollections. 

Reality never waits for happiness.
Dreading the predator.
Joy flees like a squirrel escaping. 
My soul, crouching, cries.

© March 15, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen


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Malala

Evil struck at school for her that day… A beautiful child, wise beyond her years Its aim- to silence her voice and put her away To end the good work she is called to do there Before that day the world had not heard Of Malala, only fourteen years old of Pakistan The local Taliban threatened but she never feared Her faith in God is strong and on that she would stand When the world first heard of the tragic story I wrote the poem “Taliban” and prayed with others We realized she was special, and did give God glory Today she’s alive! With a message- to love one another More Priceless is this jewel than any that Pakistan has seen It's the children like Malala who will build a better tomorrow Girls’ right to an education is her wish to obtain As untold health and wealth waits to replace her country’s sorrow ~*~


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The Light

They praise me like a saint,
But I am a sinner;
They don't know the man they see.
I am an addict.
Broken eyes to pornography,
Only Jesus can set me free.
Only by His death on the cross
And the grace of His Father's love
Am I able to be set free.
With God as The Light,
The One and Only Light,
The Only Hope in sight,
Will I be set free.
I am free.


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Should I

should i stop loving you,
because of your thick eyebrows?
or should i stop loving you,
because of your tiny nose?

should i stop loving you,
because of you broad waist?
or should i stop loving you,
because of your ugly face?

should i stop loving you,
because of your nasty handwriting?
or should i stop loving you,
because at bed you're snoring?

should i stop loving you,
because of your weird habits?
or should i stop loving you,
because of your misaligned teeth

should i stop loving you,
because they tell me to do so?
or should i start ignoring this,
because I LOVE YOU


:)


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Louder Then Words

paper hearts can never foil 
the obvious from happening 
you speak of despair 
like you come 
from a place of happiness 
you fuel me 
like the water liquor burns 
we move 
like the fire of hearts 
young and torn 

after all you're left for dead
you better off coming off your meds
the sweetest thing you said to me
is actions speak louder than words

i'm no longer yours to forgive or forget 
living like cliches 
the secret is to forgive and forget
counting down the days 
the minutes you mark 
i'll be here when the hours are dark 
roaming like children 
screaming of riddles in the park
easy like noah never parked his ark 
gritty like paper hearts 
we never fold 
the sweetest thing i was ever told 
"actions speak louder then words" 

after all you're left for dead
you better off coming off your meds
the sweetest thing you said to me
is actions speak louder than words

i'm no longer yours 
to forgive & forget
i'm no longer yours 
to live with regret


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My Love Intended

My love intended for the girl of my dreams,
she walks from side to side,
not knowing that I walk alone.

She is beautiful than any other thing in this simple world,
everything around her shakes and trembles
as she walks on by without a spare of a passing glance.

The wine is drunk
the last cigarette smoked,
the pain of heartache gone away.

It feels good to see her go my way,
to take the pain with her away from me,
as I sit in the wayward cafe on the river of ashes.

A beautiful girl she is mine,
but that course of life shall no surpass mine,
and my heart beats and takes me away
in hope of falling in love.

Irony of love and hate,
it is similar in many ways,
as I sit and think of her.

She angers me,
but when the vail of anger falls over my eyes,
the passion of love enters my mind.

Come now, take me away,
hold me in your beauty,
and love me with your gentle body.

Go into the gardens,
where the nightingales sing,
and sit at the patio's crossway.

Watch the artists paint pictures of the garden,
watch the writers write about the garden,
and watch us go and pick flowers in the garden.

The air smooth and wind breeze calms the nerves,
the pain of my sorrowed heart is soothed,
by her sweet intellegence and beauty.

Her eyes, orbs of blazing sunlight,
blind me with the beauty of her beauteous face,
her lips and skin smooth and pure.

She is glorious,
My love she is the dream girl,
who comes and takes my nightmares away from me.

As I sit on the park benches,
I light my last cigarette,
and reminicse on the days with my love.

I close my tired eyes only for a moment,
and the moment is gone,
my beauty is gone.

The tears are all gone,
the pain has gone,
the feelings of everlasting love are all gone.

Where did it all go?
Where did my beauty go?
Where did my love go?

All gone now, all gone now,
as I grow old,
the feeling of death takes me by surprise.

The park bench is cold,
the cigarette is burnt out,
I am longing for a drink.

I lay in a wayward cafe
drink a coffee and talk to myself
discussing a book of poetry.

Looking over to the right
I am blinded by beauty once again
this time this is no dream.

Alas, my dream girl came
that appeared in my sunny pleasure dome,
who has walked barefoot in the gardens of my mind.

She sat with me,
I looked at her
and we smiled together.

We held hands together,
and dreamed together,
forever and ever.

Love everlasting,
everything everlasting,
cigarettes smoked together.

A cloud over our heads
in the shape of a heart
my love.


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Love Built By God Above

You are in my heart wherever I go;
You I will never let go.
You are with me always;
You I am always.
This is love.
Build by God above,
This is love.


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Converse Shoes

I am stubborn and undeniably clumsy
My life's not perfect,it's kinda messy
My hair is curly,I have no comb
I wear no make up,don't get me wrong
I am not a bad girl,just not the typical one
I can laugh like an idiot or sometimes like a moron
I am not girly,I have my own style
I don't know what to call it but it may take a long while___
To find a word that would truly describe me
Most people just see me as 'happy go lucky'
At times I can be very fashionable and chic
But more often than not my fashion sense can be very tragic
I can wear flat shoes,sandals and high heels
But my Converse shoes says best of what I truly feel
My civil status says I am single and 28
And I do not care of what society dictates
On how a woman at my age should dress and act
On what a woman at my age is suppose to expect
I am a free soul and that's what matters to me
And I do not care if you hate my philosophy.




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Every Second We're Away

Every second we're away,
We grow stronger everyday
Until that day will finally come
When we know it's okay
And we will rest in each other's arms
In peace from God above,
No longer missing one another
Because we're together;
Built forever in each other's love.


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There is Nothing More Beautiful

A Paris night,
There is nothing more
beautiful.
Late night walking
through small streets.
The metro, underground
is dark and mysteriously lovely.
Up into the nightlife
emerges spirit from
all.
Twinkling in spots all
around, the music
of the Parisians
sounds.
Like happiness wrapped
in a starry bow
but with wide awake yet
sleepy eyes.
It watches us slowly
wind down
into a café espresso and a
“Bonne matin, madamoiselle."


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My Nest

Love is my nest.
It holds me
where all the world I see.
It saves me
from the ground
which my soul will never meet.

Up in a forest tree
hunters scattering in threes
they'll never catch me
I have love.
I am perfectly happy.

relaxed I am
I do not stress
for there isn't life
without my nest.

who cares what's below?
I am above.
love is my nest
My nest is my love.


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Miss Ladybug

Wearing your red pock-a-dot dress
Miss Ladybug, you look divine,
it is beautiful today, the sun is out.

Go now, Miss Ladybug,
flutter your wings,
buzz away from me.

Go now, fly Miss Ladybug.
Point me in the direction of love,
see you flying North.

May I say, Miss Ladybug,
that you look divine,
and beautiful as ever.

I walk North,
I follow you Miss Ladybug,
point me to her.

You flutter over to a beautiul girl,
five foot, seven.
Nice pick Miss Ladybug.

I walk over to the girl,
She is beautiful,
long hair, jet black, flowing.

Miss Ladybug thank you,
now fly away,
I shall need you for another day.

Take me away now, baby
show me something new,
take me away from the few.

And Miss Ladybug,
there she went off into the sunset,
with her red pock-a-dot dress
flowing in the breeze, alone.


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Adoption

	I wanted to be adopted again,
Guardianship wasn’t enough,
I wanted to bear your name with pride,
Have love that was tough.
	I needed to be called “Daughter” again,
For you to look at me with pride,
I needed you to smile at me with love in your eyes,
To call my name and say, “Stand by my side.”
	But then I realized I was already taken,
Not by you but by Someone up above,
I realize I had been spoken for all along,
Spoken for with love.
	“He destined us for adoption
As His children through Jesus Christ”,
It says that in Ephesians 1:5,
Adoption by God feels nice.
	He gives me all the love I want,
The things that I need,
He adopted us here on Earth,
He planted a seed.
	I’m glad I was taken,
Not by you but by God,
For being spoken for all along,
Spoken for with love.


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Dreamer

I’m a happy dreamer
-I am that cocooned butterfly
In a shell of fragile webs
That dreams of flying, a splitting of the cage
Oblivious to the outside 
Where stretches a spider’s net
Neatly waiting
Oblivious to my dreams
-Oh, happy dreams.
 


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This Is The Love

Stand up and shake;
Feel the rhythm in your heart.
Ignite those pants;
We get up and dance.
God on our mind,
Eternity in our souls;
Feel the chills of those bones.
It's the hope.
Open those closed doors:
Into Heaven we go,
Welcomed and forgiven.
Here is the love;
Let's dance!


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There She Goes

There she goes,
a mile away from me already,
so fast to leave such a good man,
that showed her the world
and all its wonders.
Such a man as I,
does not need so much stress,
does not deserve such heartbreak.
I am a man who deserves smiles,
not heartbreak and pain.
To feel my heart race faster and faster
I lay at home with a smile
as God comes down to me,
shall I take his message and I shall dress
in such silk and cotton
and dance with the sun, moon and stars,
wait for a new woman,
steady paced woman she will come my way,
and take me by the hand,
like a fish to the bait onto the hook
up higher and higher she goes
into my net.
There she goes higher and higher,
farther and farther,
a mile further.
Love is strange,
just keep on smiling.


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Blossom

Like a cherry tree in the spring,
God if this is meant to be,
Please let this blossom.


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Stuck In The Struggle

Sometimes I get stuck in the struggle
And I forget that this life is real,
Full of real love,
Full of real people,
Full of real strength,
Full of real faith.
Look around
Because this is real.
Welcome to reality;
This is God's amazing life!


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Gift Of Mortality

An earthly existence
A universe beyond my minds, comprehension
I die
I rise
Life lessons reviewed
Homeward bound
I am not lost, after all!
I am a willing participant
Serving, the Father, of all creation
His son combined, ‘producing life’ as we know it
Representing them, in everything I do
I am nothing, without Love!
My heart full of faith, loyal service I give
Learning how to unconditionally serve, as the Father unconditionally, loves me
Worshipping our Divine Creator’s existence
Choosing to live, moment to moment
Being as one with ‘Our Universal Father’
No physical permanency
My physicality, disappearing
My mortality existence, I let go of
Death temporary
My spirit alive!
Relief, Peace
‘I am only passing through!’
A unique, experience of mortality 
A gift, I am blessed to experience, to live!


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Want to make You happy part 1 and continue forever

Lord, should we scream or yell when we are happy Lord?
You have made me a very happy girl
Or shout?
You have given me what I needed the most
Which is to be right with you
All the time
I know that we are human and all that
And we make mistakes
But I want it Lord
AND you gave it!!
Thank you Father
I can’t stand being wrong with You
That is not the feeling that I want to experience again
Thank you Father
You are so awesome
Incredible and marrrrvelous
Thank you God
I am going to write funny poems to You
To show You how appreciate I am 
For what you did
Ok here goes
God, do you know who is the greatest? 
You
Do you know who lives the longest? 
You
Who has everything? 
You
Who has all the power? 
You guessed it
You
Hallelujah God
You are soooooooo awesome
And I am out of words


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Adventure

My skin touched yours,
our eyes closed,
lips touched,
and in that moment
I saw an adventure.
How lucky am I
to travel through love
with you?


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Childlike

I can laugh all night
Until sunrise
That might sound childish

I can act foolish
But I deserve 
To be treated right

I’m proud of myself
For preserving my 
My child innocence 

I can be naïve 
But I’d rather
Use my childlike brains

I have a grand gift
Of uplifting
The distraught spirits 

I can be mature
But who cares...I’m
Happy-go-lucky


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The Rope of Hope

Ain't it strange...
That I attach to you...like a troublesome sore
Do you find it odd...
That I truly love you to the core

But it's true...I can get a little insane at times...when I'm in a certain phase
Sorry to say, but get used to my crazy, psychotic nature...or leave me to rot...
But it ain't no surprise that we all aren't normal and we all are peculiar in our own bizarre ways
Sorry to burst your bubble, but haha, yeah...I've been causing mischief and what not

You untied me from my utter demise...
And you drowned away my thoughts that spread lies
In my head...making it spin madly
Like a Mary-go-round...

But it's true...I can get a little insane at times...when I'm in a certain phase
Sorry to say, but get used to my crazy, psychotic nature...or leave me to spoil and rot....

Don't be afraid, baby
It's only in your mind...
Anxiety is brewing in your blood
And I can't seem to hold on to the rope of hope

But it ain't no surprise that we all aren't normal and we all are peculiar in our own bizarre ways
Sorry to burst your bubble, but haha, yeah...I've been causing trouble and what not

Time is ticking like a bomb about to blow up into smoke and flame
It alarms to say this, but how DARE you waste my valuable time
Time is ringing like a church bell chime...it's your time to say goodbye and it's my time to forget your name
It's alarming to hear broken records of memory replay in my head...it's almost crime

Thinking of you is wonderful and sublime

But it's true...I can get a little insane at times...when I'm in a certain phase
Sorry to say, but get used to my crazy, psychotic nature...or untie me from this tight knot

You made the decision to untie me from my utter demise...
And you drowned away my thoughts that spread lies
In my head...making it spin madly
Like a Mary-go-round...


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The Perfect Painting

The perfect painting would be of
an extremely happy laughing child.
The child could be a girl or a boy
of any color, race or nationality.
Anything else would be superfluous.


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Burn Away

BURN AWAY

We have all lost our way
To see starlight gazers
And men with broken hearts,
Seeking love in all of the wrong places;
Vacant lots, where women all looking for something,
But not quite knowing what they look for.
We have all lost our way.

The only hope of humanity
Is the shining sun
That breaks through the blinds of my window,
And the faint memory of me and her
Lying on our backs in a grassy meadow,
Holding hands
Looked up and counted stars.

Cities burn away,
Sky, stars, moon, sun all burn away;
The grassy meadow
Where we once lay, all burns away
Everything burns away,
Memory and desire and love all burn away
With the snap of a finger, and a new man
In her own life,
And I burn away.

A picture of her hung high and praised,
A picture of me, in a dark box
That collects dust, in some lonesome
And dusty, cobweb infested attic.
And I burn away with a new day.
I burn away.

A nightmare that I can’t awake from,
It is endless and repeats
When thoughts of her are all over my mind,
I cannot take such nightmarish reality
Too see her and smile,
And she walks away without a trace
Of ever returning.
And I cry,
And I burn away,
The tears wash the fire away,
And turn me to ash,
The wind picks me up and takes me away.

And for one peaceful moment,
I do not cry,
I do not burn away.
For a moment I am happy
And I smile,
And go away for a while
And let them all sleep in peace.

-10/2/2013-


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A Song

Songs which will never be sung,
of sadness, despair and nightmarish dreams,
Songs which will never be heard,
of lost loves, pain, and gloomy days,

Take a journey of dreams with me,
So i can sing of unfathomable love,
For this song i have written with cupid's aid,
One with a melody of love and trust,
In this magical night, our music pushes all negativity aside,

Back to the realm of creativity i shall travel,
To write more songs to see your smile,
Though my destination lies over a thousand miles,
To sing you a new song each night,
it'll be indeed worthwhile.


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He Stops my Heart

He walked into my life and into my heart and marked his territory
And I had no options, no choice but just to accept
That somewhere out there
Under my nose existed someone
Who would care enough
To make me smile
Laugh my heart into a knot and soothe my soul
Put me to sleep by simply saying the word “sleep”
Sweep me off my feet literally
Have me gasping in amazement
Pleasant surprises
He wasn’t joking
Trips at night, back and forth and back again
I reflect and it moves me to tears
He stops my heart
He puts the smile on my face
When I have really bad days
When I’m really upset and the world is about to turn upside down
His voice, his presence, his anything and everything makes it all okay
Little did I know that my idle talk of “lets run off together” when I was stressed some years ago would mean oohs and aahs and wows and a painted smile across my face.


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Flying High In The Aqua-Blue Sky

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I see a black and white checkered kite…
floating higher and higher than I, myself…
But, I was shoved 
Into another shelf…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
2 birds were flying together in harmony… it made me smile 
If only…I could fly another mile…
If only…I could higher my smile…
If only…I could fly higher
If only…I could taste ecstasy…
people would accuse me as a liar
If I experienced the best day of my life…

But, I don’t wanna live with undying strife…
I want peace…
Hand it over, please…
Hand me the keys
So I could experience perpetual peace 

I took flight like those bird couples…
But, I was on an airplane…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I wouldn’t be greedy for gain…
I’m trying to act sane…
But, I’m actually insane
In many ways…I love my uniqueness…
And my stubbornness… and my gladness…
And my madness… my imagination goes wild
But, I need to put it on a leash…so I could remain mild

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’d feel the rain
Trickle down my hands…my wet, wrinkly hands

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
No one would understand
How awesome and wonderful I’ve felt that day…
Up there…
up there…I felt like a king…
But, now I lost that memory…I lost my ring
To success…but I’m willing to pick up my progress…
My pace…is slow like a snail’s pace
Do you see me crying? Just look at my face…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’m the clouds absorbing tears

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’d be willing to release them…

but they’ve been stored up forever it seems
And…hell – I have been 
Shaking with fear…
Breaking by the seams 

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I was……..
Daydreaming again…
My mind was stuck on cloud 7…
Thank heavens
That I’m still alive – staring into space
Just look at my sopping face…

I see no grace…I see only a pathetic face
In the mirror…….

This little dream of mine
Was rather sublime
I was a sweet boy, 
but now I’m sour like lime


If I were a bird, 
I'd fly away from my problems...

I'll flutter away
Without a care in the world...

I want to be happy-go-lucky...
But, I'm bound to submit to my 

Misery.............................


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A Christmas Past

It must have been around 1967, a Christmas that 
feels like yesterday. Funny thing though, I don’t 
remember unwrapping it, I don’t remember jumping 
for joy, but I’m certain I did. With five children we 
didn’t think of asking Santa for more than one gift. 
Oh, there were always more gifts under the tree, 
ones from our grandparents and of course mom
and dad. But that one, the one you wished for 
was never knitted socks or mitts or anything
you wear, it was something special like 
a toy or game. This one year the gift of all gifts 
came to me. We always visited relatives and 
good friends and I remember taking it with me.
I see it in my hands as I sat with my very own 
transistor radio in the quiet corner listening to 
the Boston Bruins playing hockey with my 
hero number 4, Bobby Orr. I had a ten year old 
girly crush on him and I was in heaven that night 
every time the announcer said his name. Many 
Christmases have come and gone since then, but
the memories of that radio with an antenna and 
two turning knobs I will never forget.

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
11.30.2014
Contest: Hush of Christmas Past
1st


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Black Ink

My black pen.
The way you flow,
And tell my tale.
You spill my thoughts,
And always prevail.
My soul bleeds out,
Through your black ink..
Everytime that my thoughts,
Had started to sink.
You let me drain my pain out,
In smooth cursive letters..
And I smile,
As your black ink, stains..
My newly purchased,
Lined white paper.
You relieve me,
As you leave a trail of my angst.
Thank you black pen..
For being my strength.


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A Mother

  
Who is a mother and what is a mother? A mother is one that gives birth to a child. A mother is one that loves you and holds you in her arms. A mother is one who gives you your first hugs and kisses. A mother is one that feeds you when you are hungry and takes care of you when you are sick. A mother is one that wories about you when you come home late. A mother is one that is happy for you when you suceed and one that tells you - I love you , when you fail. Many women can give birth, but not all can be called mothers. That is the reason that some are very special and that includes you mother. Happy mothers day...
05/05/2010 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo


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Ode to a friend

I was a gloomy person
Always morose and sad
My days seemed dark and lonely
My nights always bad
Thoughts in my mind
Were all about destruction and death
Never saw a reason to smile
Never felt the warmth in the hearth

That’s when I met somebody
Someone like you, my friend
Who changed the way I lived life
And reversed the trend
Who gave me reasons to smile
To laugh and dance with joy
I stopped seeing life like a battle
As in the lore of Troy

So now I am happy and smiling
Living life to its fullest
Hearing the music in nature
And singing it with zest
I know I will live life
And be happy till its end
And it could never be this way
Without you, my friend.


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Happy New Year everyone

Have a Happy New Year
With love
With serenity
With goodness
With wows
With fun
With joy
With incredible experiences
With far out excitement
With on time fulfillment
With exciting arrangements
With divine development
Year 2013 
Yeyy
You on


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the Sunny Day Blues Man

living for the moment
ended life as we knew it 
but i'm just doing whatever
kind of hoping 
for some entertainment 
along the way

a day in the life 
of the sunny day blues man
hands down 
this is the best i ever was
the best i'll ever be
don't you agree

the sunny day blues man
isn't it funny the way news slants
the return of the sunny day blues man
just be happy with what you choose man
Never a better option than a given hand
thank god for the sunny day blues man

hope isn't a measure 
it's just tested time
a clamp of suspense 
when the moments array
an echo of needs 
to balance out 
the ways things seem
desire
is the best you and I 
will ever be
don't you agree

the sunny day blues man
isn't it funny the way news slants
the return of the sunny day blues man
just be happy with what you choose man
Never a better option than a given hand
thank god for the sunny day blues man

at times life seems to cycles 
signals of distress
vanity and cupcakes 
i know, it's a brute mess
but along with the irony 
comes pancakes 
yes, the madness seems to iron me
yet i am still here

the eyes a thinker
life of a fighter
hands of a lighter weight 
unburdened 
when smiles reflected a pinch of hurting
because in punishment
the sunlight just couldn't outreach the curtains
though we take the steps alike
we trespass the worries to vaguely
but it was times like these that made me 
and it's the best i'll ever be

"the things we accept in steps of courage"


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Best friend

Our inside jokes-too many to name.
When we're apart it's never the same.
When we're together it's nothing but fun
Replacing my girls just can't be done
As the years pass
and we grow apart
I want you to know
that you guys are in my heart
You helped me through problems
through things good and bad
You helped me keep smiling
when I was sad.
You helped me with guys
you made me stay strong
How will I live
when you guys are gone
And where the years take us
no place is too far
We will think of each other
wherever we are
You're wonderful people
with good hearts to lend.
And I want you to know,
that ya'll will always be my Best Friends


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A Spindle, an Hour-glass, and a Doll

This story is about a young girl named Sapphie Smith.
Her parents were poor, so they lived in a small house,
And Sapphie had only three toys,
An hour-glass, a spindle, and a doll.
The hour-glass had been her father's,
The spindle her mother's,
And when she was younger, Mother had made her the doll.
Sapphie had known no other life,
Therefore she was content with her toys and her small little bedroom.
She slept with the little rag doll every night,
Playing with it so much that it was frayed.
When she was about six years old,
An epidemic swept through the land.
Her parents wished they did not have to go to the village and work,
But they were so poor, they had no other choice.
Then, one day, Sapphie's parents did not come back;
Her father found good pay as a shepherd in the distant hills,
Where he would not see his family for a long time,
And her mother knew one day in the village 
That she had the dreadful sickness.
She did not go home because she loved her little daughter so much
That she did not wish to risk her getting sick.
But it tore her heart to pieces, 
knowing that she would never again see her beautiful daughter.
Sapphie wondered why her parents did not come home
As they did every evening.
It did not bother her much as she played with her toys;
The hour-glass, the doll, and the spindle,
Crawling into her little bed when she grew sleepy.
The next day, Sapphie was getting lonely without her mother,
So she went to look for her in the wooded hills around her house.
She soon grew weary, not having thought to eat breakfast,
And laid down to rest by a stream where she drank.
A kind woodsman found her and raised her like his own daughter,
But as the months passed, 
Her father came home, and found it empty,
Save the doll, the hour-glass, and the spindle.
He set them on the little table with three chairs,
Crying when he woke up and saw them every morning.
Sapphie found her father years later,
Which was the happiest day of her life.
Whenever she was sad, she looked on the mantle where the toys were
And remembered how wonderful it was to have her father again.


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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!


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Home

Collab with Justin Connor

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The man that picked me up in the streets
Quickly became my best friend in the world
My ears prick when I hear him calling
Daily I am in the kitchen faster than lightening
Wagging my tail brightly

I used to be on the streets—
A place I never liked and was always afraid of
Thanks to this man I don’t have to be scared anymore

I used to feel the cold in my bones
And watch the cars speed around me in fright
I used to try and say hi to the passersby
But they only glanced at me and sighed

When he took me in the house was warm
My paws felt comfy on the carpet floor
And there was FOOD—delicious food!
Piled nicely for me in a big red bowl

Then I met his wife and daughter
They were so happy to see me!
I had not even been there for a day
And suddenly I was part of their family
I feel at home!
Napping on the couch with my best friend
And my two new cuddle buddies
Their soft, gentle hands stroking my head
A feeling like no other
A sensation I had never dreamt of in my past life
A new warmth—known as comfort and leisure

I think I will stay here
For I am their new treasure as they are mine

I like the way I light up the daughter’s face
Every morning I wake her and lick her cheek
To her smile and an occasional giggle
It is so wonderful to feel this joy sweeping through me
It is almost electrifying because of its newness 
And leaving them would be a shame!
Besides, where would I go?
Instead I must focus my mind on the delightful food!
Or the chewy TOYS that the mother brought one day
Or their BACKYARD with the funny pigeons!
And especially focus on them, my family!

Being on the street for a long time
I never thought I would find
A place where kind people would love me for what I am
A place where I would never go hungry
A safe place to keep me happy and warm
A place called home
I am home!



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The Garden

The night air is cool and collective,
Running through my hair and face.
Even when I’m with people, I feel alone
In this cold blooded space.

It’s like walking through a garden
Of all your favorite foods,
But none of which can substantiate
For that one so special mood…

That mood, 
that beautiful frame of mind.  
I only go there with you,
And only you can make it unwind.

I discovered a passion unlike any other
And in my finding I opened a world,
A world I did not know existed.
I’m on cloud nine every time I think of you,
Just the thought of you brings joy to my heart.

This garden holds many beautiful things
Many delightful pleasures,
Many cold nights,
Warm nights,
Difficult frights,
Ecstatic times and unsystematic times!

But they mean nothing to me,
While I’m alone…

Walk with me through this garden.


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It's Simple

It's simple.
We make it much more complicated than it is;
Just live.


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Your Love Is The Strongest

Send me to the darkest places;
That's where I feel You strongest.
A kiss and hug down the deepest alleys;
Never letting go, Your love is the strongest.


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one man army of the appocalypse

2 million suicidal babies
the munchonsen of psychiatry
just pushed me over the edge
what do we say when we cross the border?
we're going to disneyland
what are we going to do when we get there
inform as many innocents what is about to happen

going to the only country
who has its digs in every war around the world
going to the only place that lies to earth
through a video box sitting in the corner to every family on earth
going to the place of plajerists and hacks
scouring the internet for good ideas
and we are going to destroy the lies of their doctors

poisoned adults
suicidal babies
with all the no brainers in existance
why is it you are the only country singing and dancing?
why are you soo proud of your happiness
but use hate speach you call comedy on every minority
no one on earth is allowed to be happy but you?

why would this many people be upset with your legacy
how nothing has changed
the internet investigation already underway
your internet fraud to destroy life after life
and become wealthy doing it
here's a vikaden to cover the stress that your a bad person
now lets laugth and dance
have group sex to make us feel better for the things we did

party on wayne, party on garth
the bottle picking homeless with nothing left to lose
the rag man who smells like gas
a cart full of glass
we dont need bombs to take you down
as your city burns from the ground
where you realise all the flat tires
something on the road 
the explosions of your vehicles
unable to provide aid
the investigation now under way

2 million guinea pig babies
we will come to enforce your right to your person
those doctors and lawyers
lieing cheating and stealing
im not going to lie
you will be murdered
and for this shiny new penny
the maffia and biker gangs have just been hired
have a good day

im not sorry to inform you
these people will get what they deserve
you have all the power
then blacklist me
and stop playing the victom
like you do at the karaoke bar

first i'll describe heaven
and there will be no victoms of that war
then we will describe our own hell
and you can die a martyr of earth's happy ending

your joke dressed in suicide
laughing, at the consequence of you not being a punchline
you know who you are and what youve been doing
the best suggestion of considering suicide
its a good idea, especially for you, trust me


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I'm a rheonotic

I am a person that goes with the river of life
I try not to question the things in my way

I am a person who just is myself
and I live the way I live

I may not be happy with it
I can't be happy without anyone

But, I know someday
I may be and it'll come soon

and I'm a rheonotic
'cause I go with the flow of life





Rheonotic- One who follows the flow of life without question
as defined by Ryan Emerald


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Tender warm winter kisses

Tender warm winter kisses
evoke the warmth of summer in my heart
and in place of snow
flowers flourish and grow
nourished with tender care
that we both share.

Pure white doves
fly through a clear blue sky
butterflies dance
and rainbows materialise
I see the most wondrous
story within her eyes.

True love is the greatest victory
a gentle flowing stream
a never ending dream.

Peter Dome.copyright. 2012.


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Sad Versus Happy

It’s dark.
It’s tense.
It’s something everyone fears.
This thing is sadness.
But there is one thing that can make defeat this evil thing.
It brings joy.
It brightens your face.
It’s something everyone loves.
This is happiness.
Everyone should have it.
Everyone does have it.
You just have to find it.


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Dream with me

foggy skies
a gentle rain falls down from heaven
birds sing a lullaby and animals sleep in their dens
it is a balmy day in paradise
through the green-filled woods
and past the murky swamp
around the tall oak tree
and into the cool pool of water
mysteries lie beneath it's gently churning waves
things grow and live in underwater caves
a community it hosts
an internet of animals
along the salty coasts
join me on a stroll through my glorious isle
where jackals dance and sloths loll
walk with me through the forbidden shadows
sit with me under the canopy of tall trees
enjoy the beauty of this mysterious place
before you have to leave
already the sun calls you
you slowly open your eyes
and leave your paradise
instantly forgotten
as you look out at the morning skies


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HAPPY DAYS

I pointed the dagger at my heart but you pushed it through
I painted a scarlet circle round my heart and you ripped it out
I shed a single tear for you, a cliche but oh so true
Now I'm heartless and happy days are here again
 
Music be the food of love and I have had my excess of it
Drunk so much, the appetite has sickened and is dead
Love is a poison and it flows through my veins
I wither and I fade away yes happy days are here again
 
Where once there was life the ashes float away
My heart is breaking and my breath is stolen away
Through the haze I wish you well, Love conquers all
I'm an empty shell... Happy days are here to stay.
 
                                                              DiDi    ;o)


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A Sweet Southern Night

Rocking on my front porch,
watching fireflies twinkling,
harmonizing to an illumination of stars......
as they dance from the heavens above.
Chasing winds cool my face....
with the sweet smell of honeysuckle,
grabbing hold of my senses. 
The resonance of laughter 
in my children’s voices, echoing.....
a tune, from an open window.
Reminding me of pure happiness and love......
and all that is good in the world.


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It Is Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here. To a family, or friend's home, you have been invited. You get all dressed up for the ocation. You get there and everyone is happy to see you. You greet everyone, than you just sit around talking and catching up on old news from family and friends. Dinner is almost ready. They are just putting on the last touches. Soon the Hostess calls, that dinner is ready. But first grace must be said to give thanks to God. A person has been chosen to do that honor. Everybody had agreed, before you got there that it would be you to do that honor. The question is - are you ready, are you you prepared to recieve this honor? Always be prepared, always be ready. We should always give thanks to God everyday of our lives. Give thanks for the blessings we get everyday - not only on Thanksgiving Day, or special ocations...
11/20/2012 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo Poet's View: Things to think about. hope you enjoyed the read. Happy Thanksgiving


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Feel The Love

Diving deep, into the void, within
Washing, cleansing, myself clean
Trusting without expectation
Letting go of, what I am familiar with
Allowing the divine, infinite spirit to guide me
Teaching me how to live
Growing inside my heart and mind
Larger than my mind’s ego
As I consciously shed light, upon my self created burdens
Lighting up, my made up fears, my mind has believed, all these years
All the mistakes I have made, now become my greatest blessings
Showing me how to love, without attachment
Discovering, who I truly am


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8:15 To Freedom

Do you hear the train a'whistlin'?
I wonder where she's a'goin'.
Can she be boundin' toward freedom?
Well, there's freedom in Jesus!
And that's all we need!


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Vertical Lines

Don't forget to cross the Ts
and dot your Is
because if you don't do that
they're just lines vertical on a page.
Lets us forget about the imperfect words
that make us cry
the vertical lines,
like jail bars hold us back.
Stand up and out and roar like a lion!

she is mine, I love her,
but I am quiet,
held back by the vertical lines
the black oily jail bars,
that keep my hear caged in
everytime I cry and people don't listen
the guard taps his nightstick upon
the vertical bars,
the imperfect feelings of pain and sadness
feeling like this it bores me 
feeling like this makes me sick
and I feel myself wanting to vomit
and shake the nervous feeling
of falling into a dark hole,
so I sit behind these vertical lines,
like cocaine lines, ready to snort up your nose,
like cigarettes lined in a perfect and neat row,
like empty wine and beer bottles
littering around my feet.

The vertical lines take me away from reality,
close my already blinded eyes
with a black blindfold.
These jail bars cross my soul,
chain my the ankles and wrists,
and choking me, holding my head under water,
I can't breath!!! Help me!
These vertical bars hold me back in life,
hold my emotions from coming out,
to tell you how I feel for you!
I no more want vertical lines,
I want to be free.
Drive horizontal roads that wined and turn around beautiful mountains
too take a deep breathe and share the beauty
to watch the horizontal horizon.
Too sit on a beach shore and write till the sun goes down
and the mermaids sings cheerful tunes
that uplift my spirits and break the remaining vertical lines
that bind and hold my heart in place.

There is nothing beautiful in a straight line,
let alone a vertical one.
Horizontal, vertical all bad in their own ways,
always trapping us, like jail bars or barbwire that streches across the open lands.
Love has no lines,
no boundaries,
so why should I have lines that bind me together
holding my head underwater,
till a spark lights a powder keg and blows me sky high
and I finally set myself free
and roam the horizon for ever.


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RIP Curfew

Thank you for being in my life,
to think you were only broken twice,
you taught me how not to be late,
and how to get my timing straight,
my mother made you and loved you too,
she stayed up at night to make sure you show true,
I'm not going to say I'm happy you're gone
but i do rue the day you were spawn 
now that I'm 18, you've done your job, 
I'm happy you will no longer make my heart throb,
with every minute that i am late,
made my life full of hate,
so thank you curfew, and thanks a lot,
now my own schedule will take your spot.


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I'm Back

Hey, did you hear the sounds of a sorrowed heart
slowly thumping away in the evening sunsets?
There he is, baby, the man they call;
"The Blue Poet"
there he is in the flesh
with a book of poems in his hand,
look at the whores and the smiles turn to him
and say to him, "Where have you been?"
They look at him and he looks at us.
He sits at his desk,
he lits a cigarette and smokes.
He opens the big book of poetry that he had in his hand
and started to read.
There was a smile on his face,
reading to all of us;
as we sat around his greatness and glory
and we listened to his great poetry.
He looked at us through the dark
and with eyes a blazed and a smile so bright
he opened his mouth and out came the words of
a sorrowed heart and a master at his finest hour,
and he said in a calm voice;
"I'm Back, baby!"
And we all cheered,
and he smiled and drank his glass of red wine
and smoked his cigarette
He leaned back in his chair and watched us all
stand and cheer.
If you looked closely,
you could see a single tear form in his eye
and roll down his rough cheek.
The Blue Poet was back,
and this time he stayed.

-10/23/2013-

A dedication to myself. I am sorry to all my fellow fans and followers and poets and poetesses, I had left you all without a trace of ever returning, but now I am back and here to stay!


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Winter's Silent Beauty

Alone I sit
staring at the cold grey sky
All around
winter's handiwork
so silent
so beautiful 
fills the land

Drifting lazily upwards
pillars of smoke
rise ghost-like 
from the chimneys
On the ground below
the freshly fallen snow 
so quiet, so fragile
instils deep peace 
within my soul

Standing alone in the distance
a church steeple 
points majestically towards the sky
in silent testimony
of its God

Nothing stirs -
the sparrows have gone to bed
this cold winter's evening
dreaming pleasant dreams 
of tomorrow's spring
when new life will take form
in Nature's world
or perhaps they dream 
of yesterday's summer
when they flitted happily
from tree to tree
dancing in the sunshine
so happy to be alive 
and free

Yet, dream on 
my little friends
for even while you dream
cold winter must reign 
a little while longer
still blessing the earth 
with her deep silent beauty
--- as now the snow begins to fall
once more


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In real life

in real life you're not real
I got the idea of being there
I constructed myself at your being
I gave myself in your image
I was given up
far from happy psychoanalysts
faithful to your beauty


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Once Upon A Dragon Time

            Once Upon A Dragon Time

Once upon a time two thousand years ago
It might have been yesterday
I’m not that sure.  I’m only five
And just learning how to count
My dragon Lucy… Let’s say she’s toothless (but don’t tell her)
And only eats chicken soup without the chicken
She has her reasons
Lucy has fears of everything including flying
You see she is also only five and prefers walking
She tells me she has no license for the sky
And her land license just expired
When I jump up on her back she trembles
As we stumble through the forest green
When jumping off the cliff near Pleasantville
She cries, she pleads for help and screams 
I tell her not to worry
My magic wand will save us
In reality it is just a stick
I hope Lucy doesn't see the trick
As she lifts her pretty blue head and wings 
We sing together on the happy wind
And wonder where to go
Our parents don’t know where we are
Both of us are getting hungry
As for me, I’m starved  
I told Lucy I want a steak
She smiled back and said
How about some tasty soup
Some nice hot poetry soup
Made by friendly forest fairies
Just then we landed on a nearby roof
A perfect landing on a perfect day

                              Created 7/11/14  for - Children’s Fable poetry contest




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A Knocking

I was deep in my work
When I heard a knocking at my door.
I thought it was you, so I proceeded to ignore
I went back to typing,
And than I heard the door rumble once more,
I titled my eyes up the stairs,
And continued to ignore
As I went back to typing,
The next knock came near,
Expect it was louder, and more clear.
I stopped what I was doing,
And grabbed the knife by my bed
Just in case it was something crazy,
Like waking up to an axe murder next to your bed.
I opened my bedroom door,
And proceeded up the stairs
I got to the door; and than I stared
I took a deep breathe, and grabbed the handle at last.
I let out a slight gasp,
There was no one at the door,
At least, not from what I could see anymore.
I unlocked the handle,
And took a pick around
Not a soul to be found.
I sat at the door way for a short while after
And thought about why this incident mattered
Suddenly, it all became clear to me.
It was opportunity knocking at my door.
Telling me to stop being afraid
Letting me know that I was not alone anymore.
My heart filled with blood, and warmth,
I felt blessed to feel signs
Of a better life ahead.
No more sad day dreams,
Or thinking about sometimes life would be easier if I were dead.
The knocks had come for me
They reached out to my hand,
They let me know that I could be happy
They let me know, that I am now free.


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Nothing Compared To You

I feel like I’m nothing when I’m compared to you
It's as if I don't exist
Maybe that’s a good thing
It'll make things much easier when you break my fragile heart
It'll make it easier for me to fall apart
I’ll be left alone to pick up the pieces 
And tape them back together with
Hurt, hatred and loneliness
Which is something that you’ve managed to put an emphasis on
I hope you’re happy when you recycle me like the piece of paper I am
I hope you’re able to smile when you think of how much your words tormented me
I hope you’re happy with the way you treated me, and one last thing
I hope you take the time to think about the daggers that you stabbed through my forsaken 
heart and realize
 I’m the best thing that has ever happened to you
 and without me
 you are nothing but a misspelled word on a loose-leaf paper ball
 crumpled up and standing alone with my
 Sympathy, my pain, my tears and these words.


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WHY DO I

I can’t find the words to tell you how I feel
You confuse me, you excite me
You make me feel like something
But I know I’m alone and alone

I feel safe that way
But somehow I feel threatened
I can’t handle that
I won’t go there

I feel my world closing in on me
And the bonds grow tighter and tighter
And the air I breathe is desperation
For the only way out

You talk about being more than friends
And yes you are right
Perhaps that is my fright
Perhaps that is my fear

I wondered and I pondered
Since the last time we spoke
What was it in me
That let my fear provoke

When you told me before
That someone you met
Meant something to you
And you where happy as yet

I was happy for you
And really pleased too
That some female had touched
Some deep part of you

But now as we chat
I feel so much drawn in
But I don’t want to go there
And I create all this din

So often it seems
That we spark off each other
With words or expressions
Or simply just nuther


So much of me wants 
To simply be friends
And hold one another 
In words that are wins

And then there is that part
That knows its unfair
That questions the truth
And why you are there

You have every right
To just be upset
Cause that is the part
That shows no respect

More and more lately
I just feed and feel
That emotions are something
That step in and steal

But honey my babe,
I need you to know
That some part of me holds you
With memories untold

Its hard to say bye
But I feel like I must
Cause just take a look
I act like a nut

I’m going on and going on
Cause its hard to finalise
Its hard to just think
This is my last goodbye


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Christened By A Summer Rain

I spread my blanket under the trees And marvel at the fickle breeze It takes a turn, from warm to cool To soothe my brow, as I lie down I nap among the shady groves Awakened by the scent of rain One little drop, then down it pours And like a child who plays outdoors I'm christened now in nature's eyes And laugh at summer's sweet surprise
________________________________ For Francine: 5/28/13


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Moon

Might I ask about what the moon means to you?
It means the world revolves in a transcending path with a satellite.
Why does the moon shine in the midnight sky?
It shines because it is a guide between the world of the dead and the living.

So does the moon fill the air with hope?
The moon itself is hope for people.
Why does the moon pull us in with such soul searching?
It is because we feel that the moon is part of our every day life.

Children who asks these questions; I have strive to tell them some truth,
And for the adults out there I created a little Moon lite poem to sooth.

So the moon is our light in the darkest hour of the night
With romance in the air that is so bright
We all hold hands once in a moonlit walk
And with such passion we would talk
The moon gives us our pull on each others heart
With a dinner that we take part
The ritual of wooing ones heart is a great feeling of love
The moon is always there to shine right above
In time we think we are blinded by the moon 
But to tell you the truth it reflects the sun light during midnight noon
It gives out a warmth in the darkness
We probably do not think of it less
Because the moon is our memories of our past 
It shows it everyday and night and always last

April 13, 2013


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Difficult Trials -Part 1-

Turn the wheel
Out of curiosity
I'll be generous...you'll receive
Something special...something to make you whole
Though the trials you must run through
Are a great struggle that can easily
Pull you down
And I want to erase your frown

You will feel way better about yourself
Just trust me...take my hand...
I'll encourage you to have a satisfying time
Just for your own liking
We'll be hiking
Those somewhat difficult hardships 
Together for eternity 
We'll spend time in the future 
Together in unity

*******he sea...Let's flee and be free!
LOOK how nice you look!

Trample those insufferable nuisances
That dare put you down
To the sea floor
I'll push them to the core!

Feel free to walk the 
Road of Recovery 






 


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When Time Is Over

 
When Time is Over The time is almost over the road is getting short. It's coming to an end. From what I lived yesterday, there are only memories. I am not going to lament the past. We all have ups and downs in life. Sometimes it seems like we don't have enough time. I was young once. I remember being happy. I thought then, that time didn't go by. In the course of my life I lived a lot of things. Some were sad, some happy, some bad and some good. But life went on and so did time. One day I looked in the mirror. I saw that my face had changed. My youth was gone. It was not there anymore. There were some wrinkles on my face and gray hair on my head. When I saw this I wanted to cry. I kepted on looking in the mirror for a while. Than I started to make a recount on my life. I saw that I had more happy times than sad. The wrinkles are prints and marks of the pains and sorrows that life has brought us. The gray hair is another story, or maybe several. They are the experiences that we have lived in our life. With the gray hair, you acquire knowledge and wisdom. The years don't go by for nothing. Some people never get old, because their life is cut short. If one day, in front of the mirror - you happen to see some gray hair - give thanks to GOD, that you made it this far in your life. The experiences you lived are stories that you can tell the young people. They might even help them to live their lives. You can also tell them to your grandkids. They will be happy to listen to you and you will be happy too. To you young people live your youth slow and not fast. Enjoy it while it lasts. Because before you know it your youth is gone your life has passed and your time is over... 2012 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo


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Kiss


Wind blowing in my hair
The breeze gently caresses my body
I feel as if I’m not here
My body feels weak
My knees are shaking
The intensity I feel
Is making
Me vulnerable
To uncontrollable
Movements
As my right leg goes up
No longer acquainted with resistance
I’m in non-existence
With myself
Love has taken over
I’m drawn in by its power
The strength from it
I let it devour
My mind, body, and soul
Entangled in a web of desire
I feel the fire
The flames burn higher and higher
I start to overheat
I’m weak
But I yearn for more
Of this piercing sensation
Your body pressed against mine
My heart is racing
Trying to catch up to your love
So much, so fast
Each one better than the last
For future time and generations past
Nothing beats the timelessness of a great
Kiss.


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Smile anyway

It is better to love and lost Well, you have heard the saying                                               but what I was trying to say is to never love at all                                                             that would be sad and that would make a clown frown                                                       while searching for words to make you smile                                                                     Is that a trick question you are the one judging                                                                with that poetry police and destroying going on                                                             What thinketh a poet and you did not know it                                                                    it is all fun and games until you have won                                                                    Who made this a contest anyway needless to say                                                              I am going to give you a peace of my mind pardon pun or not                                   whether I win this contest or not I think                                                                          You should know You have already have one                                                                And by the way I hope you find all you are looking for                                                     love you like a sis and this I would have no one miss                                                        Jesus loves you  Thanks for sharing always                        *                            *                           - scientist find blue iceberg/ A blue iceberg is visible after the ice from above the water melts, causing the smooth portion of ice from below the water to overturn. The rare blue ice is formed from the compression of pure snow, which then develops into glacial ice.


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My Everything

You fall I jump
I reached you, hold your hand 
I wont let go even if we reached the ground
The pain was nothing for I have My Everything


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needles and pins


I can’t survive without the rush of an impulsive swallow or an impersonal touch.

I’m fueled by the adrenaline I get solely through sex and drugs, driving while high and chasing danger.

Piercing my skin with needles and pins,

willing to feel the worst to feel anything


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My Sarah x

My daughter had to leave Ireland for work. She is teaching English in Madrid, Spain and is very happy there. She was home during the summer and when she was leaving, I was so sad to see her go but happy that she is happy. We are all living in difficult times with this global recession. Sad that our children have to leave their own country, the history of Ireland especially.
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As you prepare to leave today,
I already miss you.
How fitting 
that the heavens
have opened
for another tearful
 “goodbye”.

I hear you in the kitchen.
The sound of you
comforts me.
Cooking is your ritual,
writing is mine.

I will immerse myself
in words
and you
will be part of them,
for you 
are a part of me.

What a blessing
to see the essence of me
carry through
in you.

MMC 2011


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A Monday Night

A chuckle,
A snicker,
A giggle,
A short little laugh.
A snort,
A guffaw,
A roll on the floor,
Nearly in tears I realize I am not alone in the room.
An eye brow rises at my odd conniption.
I merely point breathlessly at the corner.
Once more the cat has gotten its head caught in a plastic cup.


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Now I Am Free from My Step-parent

A life of beauty and happiness denied, of innocence 
smothered like a flame, I have always lived; but when 
I hear your lovely voice, my Lisa--

now I am free.

I was dead before I even entered into this world, a
place cruel and without feeling, cruel and without 
the love and understanding I finally know in the rich 
harmonies of your voice, my Lisa--

which sets me free.

Before I could even hope to bloom like a sensual
flower caught breathless and naked in the first, rainy
sunbeams of spring a great evil--the threatening, 
inner hostility of a dark figure overflowing with 
bigotry--transformed me into a joyless 

waste of ashes.

From that terrible moment on I fought all the ugly
and horrible assaults as his unwilling possession, a
gladiator in the arena of his constant abuse and 
myriad threats, subject to his occasional hostile 
looks from 

across the dinner table.

But when I hear your voice and imagine its tender-
ness and compassion as an unearned gift meant for 
me despite him and my child-like self-loathing: 

I feel the love and self-worth denied me, taken from
me simply because it was too easy to not rape from 
a child whose only fault was that he was born 

defenseless and
white.

O Lisa! Because of the music of your lovely voice--
now I am free! Free from my years as a gladiator in 
the arena of his constant abuse and attacks; 

free to bloom like a sensual flower caught breathless
and naked in the first, rainy sunbeams 

of Spring again!


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Simple Things I'm Listing, Can Make Me Smile

I made a pile, a list of things 
   The things that make me smile
       To narrow down these many things...it took me quite awhile
              But I realize now...I tried too hard...
                  If I had only looked around
                    There are little things that cross my day... 
                       That's where a smile is found....


Amazing me,... it seems to be...that joy can be found in simple things.....

                       The wave from a neighbor
                       over a white picket rail

                       The first sunny day, after a long winter's spell

                       A wood pecker's drum, or the skylark that sings

                       The berries I picked, overflowing the pail

                       Sweet soapy fragrance, and my grandson's smile
                       straight from his bath....all wrapped in a towel

                       Rays of yellow sunlight
                       shining on the kitchen floor

                       A sleeping calico cat...curled, snug by the door

                       Books or photographs...

                       A sweet memory to recall
                       of those who loved me best...when I was very small

Oh I could go on! Haven't mentioned them all
Small things I enjoy, can give me a smile.........!!!!





______________________________________________________________________
For The Contest Sponsored By Sheri Fresonke Harper "The Subject Listing Makes Us"


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FAMILY

We are intertwined like a rope that cannot be broken
Your pain my pain
Your sorrow my sorrow
Your joy my joy
Your fight my fight
We are intertwined like a rope that cannot be broken
Your tears I catch and redeem
Your smiles I celebrate
Your problems we solve
Your blood flows through me
We are part of the same beginning
When our beginning ceases to exist we will still remain
For we are…
Like a rope that cannot and will never be broken


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Ego Check

All I can say is thank you, as I consider my current mind state,
I want to say to you-I know longer let your false ideas decide my fate,
next time you go through this internal debate, you can stop and wait for the light to equate
The light within you is there-just turn on the switch,
that right there, is the way He showed us how to live-the only way to live,
we must remember to forgive-no longer holding the grudges that trapped me as a kid

This is the kingdom of heaven, of which He spoke,
and I believe this here-these words are no joke, my rhymes-one could consider as interpretations of quotes, my mind-a creative force, I use it like a remote-
to control my life, sleep well every night
first time in a while that I write-my own words
I lost sight, at one point in the flow from which they come-
that's what happens when you go against the grain, trying to force the desires of the egoic brain, shit's insane, look at the awareness behind the one in the same-and realize you don't have to get caught up in those games

Just turn on the light as you ignite a high frequency as you write-giving thanks and praise for his holy anointing might-so much to look forward to in this wonderful life..


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My happy butterflies

My happy butterflies

Bright yellow wings, scalloped in velvety back, are fluttering 
In the mellow morning air,
Dancing in happy search of nectar on a purple, 
sweet scented clover bud.
Joined by his mate, equally wondersome decorated.
They greet each other in a joyful dance.

“Follow me, I know of a fragrant, red butterfly weed blossom
over here-- come on!”
“Oh yes, I like this! Now come and  taste this gorgeous orange-
 painted Zinnia.”
“Why, thank you, it’s quite good, I like it too!”

A goldfinch is clinging to a swaying milkweed, 
but it does not bother the frolicking couple,
It takes to the air, swooping  further down the colorful meadow,
While my happy Swallowtails found a rain puddle.
“Ah, this is just what we need , a cool drink,”
 they smile.


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Happiness

Happiness is peace after calamity,
A flower blossoming in the morning sun,
Children playing without any worry,
Finding a love once thought lost,
Thinking of a soul mate , hoping when 
paths will cross,

Happiness is dancing in the moonlight,
A feeling when rescued from tyranny and 
fright,
Finding a guiding light , when all else is 
submerged by night,
Kind words and gentle smiles,
Standing in a field of flowers stretching for 
miles..


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Beautiful Children

Singing around in love;
Smiles built from the ground.
Holding hands in the dance;
Laughing with brothers and sisters,
All in His Glorious Name.
Throughout His perfectly sculpted land:
Look around because this is it;
Look around because this is love;
Look around and know, understand, comprehend,
Rejoice because you are perfect;
You are God's beautiful children!


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sliders of wasted skin and the global hit for wasting air

that's how they do it you know
come into your community
into your loving arms
find a small part of your city to overtake
put up their businesses
take away yours
offers of early retirement
subtle ways of letting you know your foot in mouth is your grave
That's how they do it you know
they go after your children
and lead them right to their loving arms 
of their slaughter
not sure how many of them take a keepsake
to teach you how to hate
with the threat of what will happen if you learn
dirty deeds of the oldest dirty tricks
to manipulate society into confusion
with the lies they hold

That's how they do it you know
they go after your mother's husbands
kill your father's and take over your home
raise somebody elses children in absolute confusion
to become psychotic killers
prepared to blame their own
that's how they do it you know
through temptation to lead your children to the slaughter
forever wondering whose who in their lives anymore

That's how they do it you know
backwards logic of raising someone elses children
who never realised the obvious for years
to quit drinking and drugs
and let themselves go
with punishments of no more happy birthdays
no reason to celebrate christmas
just two children growing up plotted against eachother
to be victomised by society and never know love

That's how they do it you know
they come into your lives of open arms
knowing you crave the path of least resistance
to fall for what you want
left in the wake with your new diseases
and bruises of insults for something you didn't do wrong
as you are spied on for them to leave
live out your dreams you are denied
and be happy for your constant misery

Driving drunk in their green jeep
heartless sociopath's
celebrating the suicide of their brother
where you have been invited to disrespect the dead
at your own funeral
a pity party act in the name of someone elses love affair
to be euthenised by psychology
victom of your hands
another reason for them to celebrate
the life just thrown away
a waste of air that helped me cry428 times
6 digits of disgusting
betrayed by your kiss goodbye

invited to the next level of their game of making you life unfair
homeless war victoms being poisoned in a charitable society
who fail to release the funds to those they raised it for
already a fallen victom of the ten comandments and seven deadly sins
blackmailed to look like you are something else
doing thought and emotion wrong


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I Am A Spark Of Life

A spark of life
Fire in my belly
Giving what I have
Serving you
Honouring, who I truly am
Loving you, in return


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A Sinner Like Me

I'm a mess.
I've ruined this body You've designed;
I've ruined this heart You've shined;
I've ruined this breath You've shared;
I've ruined this life You've cared.
I've demolished this freedom You've given,
Yet You give it to me again.
Time and time around I have failed You;
Weak and falling trying to please You.
Earning I cannot for this is a gift from You.
Please forgive me;
Please save me:
You've picked me up and brushed me off;
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.
I have fallen once again.
I'm a mess,
But You forgive me.
You save me
Time and time around,
Eternally,
You brush me off and pick me up.
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.


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Happy Thoughts

1 2 3 Rest your head Take a breath Lay in bed Close your eyes Your work is done Hold the trigger And drop the gun Wipe your tears Dry your face Leave this path It’s not your place Sit back up Count to 4 Relive the pains Re-fight the war Look in the mirror See your veins Clench your fist And drop the blade Thing again Count to 5 I know it hurts It’s not your time Count to 6 See yourself See the pain See the hell Run the water Fill the tub Up to 7 You've had enough Let tears fall 8 9 10 Think happy thoughts instead.


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I Just Found Out

I just found out....
Well, I don't know how to say it?
Will you think less of me?
I thought I was a Macho man, 
A rollicking Romeo, A stud,
A Don Juan, A Casanova,
A prowling philanderer, A flirt,
A playboy, A skirt chaser, 
But by golly, I am none of the above,
I just found out.....
I am .... Well, I am,
I am GAY!
Aha! Gotcha!! Not so fast!!!
I mean HAPPY!


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I NEED YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU

^-^/ ^-^/ ^-^ "Love not by being in love but by being loved." Christle come beside me and be my love - be mine for my world revolves around your voices that rhyme then,if loving you is a deplorable crime "cuff my life" it's a deed admitted and I will never regret "I NEED YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU" promise, I will always do until the end of time. "Gravity can't be blamed for people falling in love." met at the borders of Philippines - it's our hearts to blamed on hearts swell,we fell in love,the bell rang,live well without farewell still no happy ending all my life, I get crazy in love with you but the connections wiped out as warmth obliterated I'm just asking for care,attention,concern and tutelage but my everything's not enough I see in your eyes and smiles, you're happy with someone else now, I'm running on empty space cuddled with darkness numb,paralyzed,this way,my life was defined and designed but at the end of the day, "Love is not what delivers you pain but what gives you lessons." ============================================================


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Soul Beat

Run into my heart;
Run right into my arms.
I will never let you go;
I am yours forever, please know.
You make my soul beat;
You bring me back to life.
God, thank You for this love;
God, thank You for this life.


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Slender Man's Wedding Gift

11/26/12
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Deep in Slender Man's void of existence, Long fingers open an old-fashioned, gothic box She watches excitedly for his reaction A mini puppet show plays within, Featuring little children— Little, creepy dead children Strange, carnival-type music plays off tune As the pale children dance in a circle with glee In the midst of the dancing there stands a tall figure without a face And a very happy woman in his arms The children open their hearts and sing: "Oh happy days have cometh, For Mr and Mrs. Slender, Though dead we are we runneth, With mirth ever rendered! We sing this song on your behalf, With dancing, joy, and many a laugh..." And the smallest, creepiest, bloodiest girl Comes up with a dazzling dress twirl: "There shall be a pause of slaughter and beheading, For Mr. and Mrs. Slender's wedding!" And with charm the children dance and sing some more As the slender man in the box does dance with the girl But soon the little children disappear from view Back into the box, in their respectful coffins And the two figures in the box stand alone As the girl hands him a wedding gift with a wink Long fingers close the old-fashioned, gothic box Looking happily at his wife in awe To his delight she winks with many a blush


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The Whores are my Women

I walk alone on freezing cold gutters,
with my jacket that has no buttons,
and shoes with the holes at the soles of my feet,
and the women look at me and gag,
they cry, they faint, they run away, they sigh,
they don't spare a passing glance,
they are the horrid creatures that have no soul.

Then there are the whores.
Yes, the whores stay with me,
they look at me and see a real man,
they see a real poet,
they see a real artist,
who really and truely starves for his art,
and they all admire me and what I stand for.

When I come around,
they tag along,
they sigh in relief when they see me
and they huddle around me
and they admire me
and I admire all of them.
They are my women
who ask nothing from me,
not one thing, yet they stay by my side.
They don't look at beauty, nor how big my bank account is,
they come as they are and look at me for what I really am.
They admire me, they love me,
they can't get enough of me,
and I can't get enough of them.
They all treat me right,
and I admire them for going out of their way for me.

Love is real, when real people appriciate real people.
Love is there when they sit there and listen to me
read my poems and they laugh and smile at me
and my creative genius.
The whores are my women,
and I love them for that, and I smile,
my heart laughs and they laugh with me,
because their my women
and I love them for that.

-10/23/2013


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What now old friend

I am so sorry but what was I to do?
I fell so bad that I am happy she hurt you.
The thing is though that I loved her first.
Each time she turns away it makes my heart burst.
She was happy with you at the time though.
That is why I thought it best I go.
Now I see the rejection hurting you.
I don't know though what it is I should do.
Should I help you when her back and condemn my heart to unholy places.
Should I go to her and leave you to these faces.
I don't know, I don't know.
What do you do with a heart that refuses to grow.
I dont want my actions to drive you away.
I realy dont know though what I should say. 
I still love her I really do.
At the same time though i see that so do you. 
So old friend what do we do now.
Which of us will be the one to go out with a final bow.


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Growing Up

He hadn’t been happy for a long, long time.
He blamed his frustrations on every one else.
He couldn’t wait to be on his own.
Life held him back, and this tore him apart.
He wanted to be free, but the time wasn’t right.
Now he smiles… His time is his own time.
Freedom made him happy to be his own man.
He now looks back to where he did hate,
But now it’s with memories that it wasn’t so bad.
To be sure… he has regrets for an action or two,
But all and all he’s happy with the view.
He’s seen the world now as his own man.
Now it’s time to wait and see what he will do.
There are plenty of opportunities in this vast land.
And try them all he will… so now I must say…
Goodbye little sweetheart… Hello worldly man.

Carol Eastman: Impress Me Small Poem 3: Motif Philosophical


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Figments

And he sure did not tiptoe in,
To whisper his charm.
Kindling a buzzing din?
Or a rustle fraught with harm?
Unbodied voices of delusion,
Screeching to trick,
One foot on cloud nine,
Shadowed by the Devil’s peek.

Pulling off the mundane apparels,
Draping my pale canvas
In squirts of colorful tubes.
Colors of fantasy?
Dreams?  Illusions?

Cleansing one corner of my restless mind,
Mind? Or do we call it heart?
He has tapped figments,
Figments that had been long purring
And sleeping;
Plugging the voids in my mind,
Let’s call it - the hollows in my heart,
With that which we call,
Life.


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Symphony of hope

Symphony of hope

like the nightly wind
blowing in the dark
promising the warmth
that the dawn 
will bring

What shall we do
When the grief comes 
With its senseless sorrow
While our soul
Withstand no more

listen to it
explore its meaning
and 
perhaps
we need to sing
another
sympbony of hope

~(c) Sukmawati Komala~
Agt 2014


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I Messed Up

Lord, please forgive me.
I need You.
I messed up.
Please, save me.
Thank You.
I trust You.
I love You.
I am a hypocrite.
Please, change me.
Thank You.
Amen.


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HAPPY DAY

Happy day, happy hour
Hour of praise and worship

Happy day, happy time
Time to rejoice and be glad

Happy day, happy moment
Moment of joy and laughter

Happy day , happy life
Life of achievement and fulfillment.


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Finding True Love

For years, searching for a love so true,
Soul felt hollow , existence a misery,
Waiting for an embrace that never came,
Yearning for a passionate kiss, hoping to feel sane,

Thinking about past hurts,
Still pleading mercy from the blinding pain,
Unable to move towards the light,
Darkness feasts on whatever remains,

At that moment, in the pitch black,
As clear as day,
I see you walking with a smile,
Pain slowly disappears, fear kept at bay,

The darkness that surrounds , fragments and vanishes,
Holding my hand , giving a saving rope,
i knew then , that you'll pull me near,
With a warmth and love so pure,
your embrace a testament ,
that you'll forever hold me dear...


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THE WALKS

The Walks

I walk
And the trees talk
I watch
    for signs of wonder
As white winged creatures
     flutter by.
The king of the great expanse
     so giving of its radiance.
Yonder are the wispy clouds, inconspicuous as mare's tails.
As beyond the azure sky,
      a perfect calmness.
If I could reach (you) heavenward,
                                      a respite and a bliss!
Joyous wind is singing to me now,
calling,
befriending.
Paint me then the smile of Mona Lisa
    that never fades.
Brush strokes by the Fates.
Soles of my feet
     against the heaven's footstool -- 
uncomplaining.
Oh, the many walks.
What a joy the bosom finds!
            my heart is swelling.
As I take these outside wonders 
                                           within,
                                              divinely inspiring.

   


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The World Needs You, Lord

The world needs You, Lord;
We all need You too.
Alone, we battle and fall apart,
But we live joyful freedom with You:
Created anew in Your perfect image;
Saved,
Loved,
Changed,
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,
Amen!


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hitting softballs by the field house

“yeah man, call out
‘aye laddie’ to claim the
ball.” we laughed, and he
hit a grounder, followed by a
pop fly, followed by another
grounder, all thrown back to
the proximity of the pitcher. 
“what’s it gonna be like tomorrow?”
I asked. “In the 70s...I haven't hit
since last spring.” Some clouds
loomed overhead and my hairs stood
on end. He hit a short one and paused,
“What are your dinner plans? I 
got a few pizzas in the freezer.” 
“Wow, that’ll be great weather for the
frisbee tournament then.” The ball
tuckered out of my glove. Dammnit. 
He cranked out another one, and the guy
out left managed to haul it in,
“Aye laddie!” The sun peaked out
a bit, and I saw where the clouds 
would end for a time. “Aye laddie!”
That one, I caught. 
Reds and oranges over the trees, and
none of us believed in sun sets. 


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i am happy

i am Happy

I have found an improbable girl
not an impossible girl.
I am happy.
Because, in any other likeness
she is still she,
In any other likeness to me.
No matter the time
No matter the day.
the impossible cause 
has found an improbable man
to find another 
like me again, 
would be like me
Highly impossible, but
highly likely.
to find myself looking
would be to find her looking,
again
The impossible lady and her impossible man


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EYE Don't See -Part 4-

My heart is beating with upbeat delight 
You astound me…in every shape and form 
My spirit is dancing with unbreakable might
You surprise me…when you take my hand
And pull me outtah my jail-like dorm

And He dismisses me from my solitude…
My eyes are glistening with bliss… 
And I’m far from my demise… 
Only to find that there’s no need to feel helpless

Why do you spoil me rotten with your fatherly affection?

Just protect me from any harm 
Let me make my own decisions…
To see the results in the long run 

You prize me as if I’m cherished like your carefree child
You don’t understand – I’m TOO foolish and wild
I haven’t even reached to full maturity 
But how eye hope to see myself grow and be set free
From the world’s mayhem
Is there a solution to this problem?

And I’m left with no answer…
My eyes are eager to see…another bright day 
And the night is coming to haunt me… 
I find myself slowly disappearing from sight…
When will God give me a purpose to fight? 
When will He feed me His awesome might? 

Just support me…especially during my downfalls
Please answer my calls!

And I’m left to venture off into His path…

Eye can’t escape my terrible nightmares 
Consider my calls of acceptance…my grief weighs a ton
Let me pour forth my tears – 
Do me a favor and cast away my fears
Steer me away from disorder and confusion

Eye can see you’re making great progress
You’re heading towards a brighter, superb future…

My eyes 
No longer witness oblivion 
My eyes
Looks beyond the earthly pain…
bEyOnD the affliction 

I spot a rope in the distance. . . . . 

Push aside the waves…and let me
Grab it this instant!
God feeds me His love…and treats me
Like a newborn infant!

Eye see my Father with brand-new eyes  
I feel rare content
And I feel hardly any resentment

Eye 
cherish 
that 
REMARKABLE 
moment 


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can't tell

  
i close my eyes
and i see your face in my dreams, 
outside my door 
you were standing staring back at me. 
i never thought i'd feel this way , 
it been a long time honey 

i cant find the right words to say
how and why i feel this way.
i thought it was just a silly game we played.
we both agreed and said "come what may"

each other's company was overwhelming.
strange but very amusing.
we played fire and danced in the rain
who would have thought i'd be smiling again.

 


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Girl

Girl, did ya ever find a guy and wonder
Why’s he seem more than a friend?
He takes you over and under
A starry night outside your bed
Can it be he wants to last?
He cancels dates just way too fast
The tension’s drawn it’s hard to see
The things to be that I can feel


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Garden of Enlightenment

it itches
it burns
it makes me yearn
for things i seem so unsure of
yet sure they are for me
how confusing and revolting that must be?
a lady who just cant make up her mind
on what she wants to be!

Perhaps a dancer, a singer, a animal lover and trainer or even engineer
idk, the path just doesn't seem very clear.
And with all that inspiration floating in the air
its pretty hard to put a finger
on what exactly is my passion
but i know it's around here somewhere

I suppose i could be an artist
an artist of spiritual awakening
an artist of the soul in the making
an artist who holds creativity and inspiration in much regard
an artist who is grateful that she might have just found the spark!

spark of passion
spark of joy and fulfillment
spark that embeds in daily environment
 
pleasant surprise
presents itself as the garden of enlightenment


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You Are Alive

You're alive even in the darkest place;
Even when we can't hear Your Name,
Even when we can't see Your grace,
You're alive!
Even when we can't feel Your grace,
You are alive!


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That's The Amazing Thing About Love

That's the amazing thing about love:
Love doesn't matter who it melts together,
'Cause He will never give you up.


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Golden Smiles

Oh yes the golden smiles are out
rising over hilltops
(the same golden smiles that blind you,
when you wake in the morning blue skies,
In puffy white clouds,
young angels
beautiful in every way, shape and form
see me as a gift,
(they see me as a golden smile)
I, the sun child,
a man of God,
has come too many
and wrote them all a story,
and stamped them all with
such a pretty golden smile.
Golden smiles, golden smiles everywhere;
and everyone is smiling,
and everyone is happy,
and everyone is in love,
and everyone is smiling
(for what?)
they smile for anything,
for they all have golden smiles worth sharing.

12/3/13


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Bruised Apple

I will endure my peer with all of my being I will finish with a smile of encouragement I will look upon him without shame For a bruised apple still contains nutrients And owns a core of growth Let no one leave him rotting He must fall and be picked up Cradled in soft, warm embrace September 4, 2013


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Recycled

I should have been recycled and placed in the bin

It wouldn't hurt there ,Id be cozy with cans and  tin

Dragged up the hill for the trash men with their bright orange vests

I'd watch for the racoons who like to root and make a mess

Take me home , take me apart , make a new me once again

No one could chastise me, make fun or  call me a has been

I'd need a new mother and father , brother sister or two

If I was recycled and became a lawyer maybe I'd sue

Life would start over and  I could forget all the past

Meet all new people , create memories that  last

Recycle, recycle it's a mighty powerful word

If God got creative maybe I'd come back as a bird

God lives up in Heaven,is the greatest recycler of all

I hope to be recycled and come back and be tall

My hopes and my dreams will be recycled as well

Hopes and dreams bought on margin, maybe I'll sell

I'd miss all my family and all of my friends

Recycle ,recycle  going off the deep end


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HAPPINESS SUPREMACY

(a short poem)


nothing can ever be compared
for a woman who's working all day.
late at night she'still awake.
striving hard to provide their needs.
one Valentine morning has came.
four little darlings surprised her.
lovely cards crafted by their hands,
and a heart stuff they bought from their coin bank.
truely that life's sometimes unfair.
too many struggles,roughroads and pain,
have all gone when these four little ladies came.


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Sad love poems

No more sad love  poems
But what can I write then
I’ve had no happiness
So how can I write a happy one?

All I have to write about 
Is lies
Broken promises
Shattered hearts
Scared souls
and that stupid face that glooms in my mind.

You tell me to write a happy love poem
I’ll try
Can I lie
Is that alright?

Because isn’t that what love is about
...Lies?


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World We Live In

I sit in the classroom
Start of a brand new year
I am really nervous
New students, surround me
They come from diverse cultures & backgrounds
None that I am familiar with
It’s like God gathered the whole world 
And placed us together
In one, tiny classroom

I admire the beauty of their different coloured skins
It’s like gazing at a mesmerising masterpiece
Neither human nor artist can replicate that kind of beauty and colour
God’s colour palette, extraordinarily vast!
I love the way their eyes stand out
Beautifully matching, their shade of skin tone
Warm and welcoming eyes
White, shiny teeth
Hearty laughs
Everyone’s so friendly!

Going about my school work
I listen to them talk
Talking in their native tongues
The rhythm and tones of the sounds, so fluid
I noticed they think before they speak
Where most people I mix with ‘blurt’ stuff out
I love the way they pronounce things in English
Faces full of expression, lots of hand gestures
Wanting to be understood, validated

I like the clothes the cultural people wear
Bold and bright colours 
Shiny, printed and patterned fabrics
Where I choose to wear black, most days than not
I turn my attention 
To the others in the room
They are dribbling on about nothing
Nothing, worth listening to!

Drawn back to the cultural people 
I notice some come across as sad, scared or timid
Often too shy, to speak up
To say what their thoughts or opinions are
I wonder if each knows how beautiful they truly are
I can’t wait to learn from all these new people
I am blessed to be surrounded by so many races and nationalities
What an amazing, wonder-filled world 
We ‘all’ are privileged, to live in!


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That's Where The Lord Lives

I walk outside to see all that I can see.
Over there is our house, our home,
In the distance, you can see.
And that place of hallowed happiness
Forever has been our home
And forever will be so evermore.
That house is small but raised us tall,
From the perfect parents who loved us so
To the perfect sister for which every man would want.
The house built us all up strong.
More than a mere building,
It is a place to love and be loved,
A place that hands you hope that you give right back, 
And a place of everlasting faith.
This home is where my parents taught me about God
And opened me up to Jesus.
They opened the eyes of the blind for all to see,
And the blind included me.
They taught me to be the best I can be;
The best things in life are free.
They have taught us so well,
And they all have saved my soul.
Even if I am not there now,
I carry Him with me.
I carry them with me.
I carry Their values and Their teachings with me.
In this house, this home,
We reside.
We cannot forget this.
This is where my Mother lives.
This is where my Father lives.
This is where my Sister lives.
This is where We live,
In this loving, caring, beautiful home
They made just for us.
We cannot forget this either.
This is where it all began. 
This is where the hunger and thirst was created;
This is where we are fulfilled.
We cannot, we must not forget this:
This is where God lives.
This is where Jesus lives.
This is where The Lord lives;
The Father and The Almighty.
This is where We live;
This is where We reside.
We must not forget this.
We must not forget this:
What a beautiful and perfect life this is.


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Sliding Down

I’m hoping for my dreams to become a reality
I’m hoping for a phase of gratitude
I’m rejecting my hopeless fate
I’m accepting your side of the story…but don’t intrude 

Unexpectedly, I believe in love in first sight
I grab the rope for extra support
It burns like a vertical line of fire
I’m unable to climb, but I seem too far from my desire 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down… 

I cherish you like my own belongings
I designed you on my bedroom wall
I have you displayed deep in my heart
Believe me – you’ll never split it apart 

Every day I long for your touch – you changed my life around
My heart is blazing like the zealous sun…I prize my freedom and progress
The world is spinning endlessly as I kneel upon my knees 
And I imagine the memories we share with each other 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down…

When I reflect upon the joyous times,
My heart never fails
To pound vigorously for you
I’m sliding down 
I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you 

I see the light in your eyes
I don’t see an insidious nature in you…
I wish I hadn't believed in the lies
I never felt like a hopeless victim until I gave in to the darkness 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down…

I’m glad I've met you in the first place
We’re a perfect match – 
Don’t deny it…you made me feel handsome
We’re on the road of victory
We’re making great progress
We’re hanging on the edge,
But we were rescued 
From sliding down…

At least we’re kept ourselves alive……


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Live like how you want it

I don't dream about someone rescues me
I don't believe in who rescues whom
I believe life is what you make it
What is life anyway?
Life is doing what you want when you want it
Life is going after what you want and always get it
It's a balancing act
You don't want to do too much of one thing and not the other
It's paying attention to the ones you deem important and not so much 
with the others
It's doing what makes you happy
Whether it's helping someone or write a poem
Doing what you enjoy is important
Now don't go about having sex all night haha
If that's what makes you happy, who cares?
It's about tomorrow but have it today
Don't wait till tomorrow
It's live like how you want it
Don't let anyone say you can't have it
No one makes the rule for you
You make your own rules
It's being true to yourself 
Whether it's a feeling, a statement, thought
Don't deny it
The minute you deny it 
You will see it will come back in another way and tear you apart
So let it out
Deal with it
Go on
Life is so worth living 
Striving for 
The one you are waiting for 
is waiting for you
Come to it 
With open arms
Embrace it
Take it all in
Go on my friend
Life is whoa
Surprise you
Aren't you glad it comes to you
Abundantly and without reservation?
You shouldn't be too
No reservation okay? 
Say it


Inspired by reading Dave Wood's "Bicycle" and "Lucky Girl" poems.  Don't be too proud, Dave :)


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Hypocrite

I am a hypocrite and look what I just did:
I fell into my darkest pit; now, again, and again.
I thought that I was strong enough to live the truths I said;
Now I realized I'm much too weak; a fool too ashamed to raise his head.
God, please save me, please forgive me, and please give me strength. 
I love You.
I thank You.
I am forever changed.


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A smile to everything

There is more to life 
Than what it seems.
Life  filled with all forms 
of agony, misery and sorrow.
Yet we may be used to situations
Where disappointments and
 frustrations pushes us on.

But I ask,
Should this be the reason
 why we cant put on a  smile
 when the sun wakes up its sleepy head?
Should this be the reason 
why we shouldn’t take of our shoes 
and dance when the sky releases its tears?
Your guess is as good as mine!

An achievement is not making everyone happy
But doing something out of the blue to make yourself happy.
Yes! People might see you as a failure
But seeing yourself as that winner is your achievement 

Don’t give up on the little things that make you happy due to what people say
Don’t give up on your dreams because of little disappointments in life
But by believing in yourself is an achievement to lead you on to success


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Our Divine Haven

This town was the place we used to call our haven 
You don’t remember which road we’ve driven on 
The stars were shining against your cherished soul 
You’re a part of my belongings 
You’re ascending above the ground 
The peace is still like hidden treasure – it’s bound to be found

I believe in you…I put my faith in you
After the miracles you’ve performed 
You don’t agree with what you truly are 
The sky is grieving 
You jump from puddle to puddle
You’re struggling to meet your destiny  
Even if your body is saturated in sweat
You must keep your head above the sea

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
I could tell you've been stressing out 
But rest your head on my shoulders and let loose your strain on me  

Each melody is an exquisite sound that bounces into our ears
Commotion and strife will cease and your heart will be free
We’ll flee  together…despite the unwholesome weather 
The voyage has just begun…hold my hand and we’ll rise like the sun
Trust me…we will be strengthened and well-equipped before we take that road of victory  

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
You’d rather be drifting away and never be seen again 
I wanna change your mind and erase your frown
Take your mind off of the distressful past
Let loose your strain on me  

Hey! I know you’re stronger than you realize
You’re not a failure – don’t be disheartened  
Don’t worry…you and I will earn our future prize 
This mess will clear up in a moment
Just stay by my side and never depart 
From the light… I promise that we’ll endure till the end
Just stay nearby and our hope won’t tear apart
We are willing to do anything to attain our wishes and delight  
Let’s take action and snatch our glory before our time is up 

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
You've been trying to keep a steady pace 
But rest your head on my shoulders and let loose your strain on me

Let loose your stress on me…
Don’t be under pressure
Let me handle your anxiety…
Reach towards our divine haven
Do you need a helping hand? 

I wish you a carefree 
Future


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Friendly Love

There are a lot of things to say
Why do I feel so alive when you're around?
There’s so much to do today
But how do I get rid of the clouds – shadowy and gray
We're lying on the ground...
Looking at the stars overhead... 

You are my beloved friend – 
Our love won’t break or bend
I’ll love you until the very end…
I’ll love you endlessly…our happiness blends
Like coffee and cream– yum! 
I know…these rhymes are quite dumb…aren’t they? 

Our light will shine and burn out the night 
Maybe there’s a star in the sky that scorches with love 

You are my superb friend – 
Our love won’t wear off or wither away
I’ll love you until the day I die
I’ll love you every day…our delight will be
As sweet as pie – how appealing 
I know…these words are overused…aren’t they? 

Our flight will be as dazzling as the elegant eagle 
Trained to ascend for more than half his life – or we’ll be like the seagull!! 
We could fly there and catch it someday
Fly…fly..fly…with me! Shoot the bull’s eye!
Our love will never die…so don’t say otherwise
Or I’ll sink in dismay


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what children say

It's very true you never know
When they will make a fool of you
Imagine the scene was in the local church
The priest was enthuising about
It being Harvest Festival time 

He spots young Mali walking down the aisle
Dressed in a  lovely shiny blue dress
Carrying a trug of fruit and veg for the festival
Smiling and looking like an angel

Here comes Mali looking gorgeous
Bends to take the trug off her 
whispers  quietly, Mali you look really beautiful
The dress is so perfect for you,
When clearly into the hidden mic
A sweet little voice said
“My mother says it’s a bugger to iron”

The congregation were convulsed with laughter
except for one red faced woman
who wished the floor would open up


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Nighttime Wonders

There is a place,
a magical wonderland
that sits at the end of your mind,
and everybody dead and living
goes there when they are tired.
It is a place that is special
and is diffrent to stand to your approval.
It is a nighttime wonder
only open from eleven to five
and you can only come,
if you truely believe.

It is a place
where the streets are paved gold,
peace runs through every corner and avenue,
no jails, no hospitals
because there is no crime and no sickness.
The skies are always blue,
and the clouds are all white,
the sun is blazing hot
and the woman all give you a wink of an eye
and all blow you kisses,
where the men want to be you,
and where the women want to sleep with you.
It is a nighttime wonder,
a special place,
in the back of your mind.
It is real, not imaginary,
nothing is fake about this place,
this is where dreams come true,
where there are no cancers, headaches, toothaches,
no wars, no enemies, no hangovers,
no schools, no politicians, no lawyers, no greed,
no sin, no temptation, no demons or devils;
everything is beautiful, and everything grand.

A piece of Heaven on Earth.
Everyone is happy,
all with a smile on their face,
not a frown in sight.
Songs are sung with the most beautiful of voices
and the sweetest of songs sung.
This place is a nighttime wonder.

When you tuck yourself under the sheets,
grab your pillow, or girlfriend, or boyfriend
husband or wife, or even your favorite stuffed friend,
we all go to this special nighttime wonderland.
A place of joy, a place of happiness,
a place where you go to forget
and enjoy,
a mini vacation.
Till that alarm clock's annyoing buzz comes on
and pulls you out of that nighttime wonder
and places you back into reality.


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Lives to Live

We have dreams to fulfill.
We have goals to achieve.
We have hearts to inspire.
We have love to give.
We have faith to teach.
We have hope to send.
We have strength to create.
We have bravery to find.
We have positivity to shine.
We have courage to build.
We have stories to tell.
We have hands to hold.
We have lives to live.
All in Your Heavenly name,
We pray,
Amen.


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A Rose in the Desert

A single, red rose
ruby colored rose that shines in the twilight
and reflects my love over years of single
and tragic heartbreaks.
A single, red rose sits in a beautiful and calming oasis
sitting there giving me hope for love to come around
and knock upon my weak and weary door.
A rose in the dry and hot desert grows tall and blooms
with beauty and such glory
that it could make a grown man weep, if it wanted too.


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Spring summer

~ Where should I start this poetic trace? ~

Supple summer, season scene
Takes off coats and welcome warmth
And tranquil under soften sky.

Spring 'O' Spring precedence over summer...
Summer host long light evenings,
Carol patterns and seldom pit-a-pat.

Fertile season, holder of juicy jubilee
Easter burners' night, palm Sunday pedestrian...
And good Friday chorus.

March-to-October, love you so much.

~ Hope I am not missing out? ~ 

Lol.

Dedicated to the lover of the above poetic summer season.


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Sweet pain and bitter Joy

I'm happy you remembered me
Today
I'm sad that you forgot
Yesterday
I'd be overcome with joy
If today happened all the time
But it doesn't--so I'm not.
I'm half full of happiness
And half full of pain
I cry while I laugh
And cringe as I smile
I sing sweet songs in joy
and taste the tears
Trickling down my face
I'm happy you were you today
But sad, because you weren't
Yesterday.


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Winds and changes

take me
on the winds 
of the gift of space
in the housing of today's place

guide me 
in the storms 
of alteration
in the casing of my life

sailing on thick or thin air
fate and faith frequented
here and everywhere
boundlessly haunting anywhere
willing to wait somewhere
able to go nowhere else
always setting sails during the tides
acquainted  maybe with the unknown
in the middle of a crowd
or hidden by an invisible shroud

on the wings of my soul
with the aura of my heart
in the spirit of my mind
attuning to the paths of life
adapting to each headwind
adjusting to every downwind
listening to the other voices
trusting on my inner voices

(c) Elly Wouterse


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The Elixir Of Life

From dark walls springs 
Ball of fire,illuminating 
The deeper parts to 
uttermost parts.
Like the rising sun, re-
kindles hope.
  Radiates afar off-from 
the heart's horizon.
A wellspring from a brook-
the soul nourishes.
Sheathing sword of aging
Unravels secrets of 
longetivity.
   The elixir of life,dew 
that quenches thirsty 
souls.
A magnetic and 
contagious force repelling 
sadness from despaired 
minds.
Can't be bought,bribed 
or stolen.
   If you need the elixir of 
life,learn from MONALISA!


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already over you

you lied
you cheated
you played games with my heart
you hurt me 
you made me feel like i was nothing
you tore me apart
you promised you would never hurt me
what happened to that
do you remember
what was i to you
someone to live with you 
clean your house
make you feel wanted at "home"
funny word isnt it. 
home
four letters 
yet when you say it, 
you feel safe and warm and loved
you used that against me
and left me with nothing
no money
no house
no car
no job
nothing
and do you care
no 
as long as you have her youre happy 
but shes not happy with just you
ah but you know that
it takes all of your best friends to make her happy
but you two deserve each other
to make each others lives miserable
youre both pathetic in my eyes
cant decide what you want
dont know what you have
i hope you see how happy i am
even when it seems i have nothing
i have something youll never have
love. 
thats what youre looking for 
but youre looking in all the wrong places
instead of looking in the bed, under the covers
if you would have just opened your eyes
it was right in front of you
but now its too late for all that
im already over you.
*kisses*


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An Astronaut

I think I was an astronaut
Aimed for the stars.
They fill me up;
They refuel my tank.
They enable me to believe,
Telling me to never give up
As they follow me all of my days.
If only we could see the beauty
That they truly are.
They shout out dreams
That we can reach so far.
Climb into the rocket
And liftoff!
On a journey to discover ourselves,
We are taught so much more,
Learning our goals are only a plan away.
Even thought we must return,
I know that I will be back.
I am an astronaut,
And we always reach for the stars.


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Angel lullaby's


Dimonds are not beauty. Beauty is people and things unknown. Things unknown that swirl around in a young child's mind and happiness amounts to a flower crown made for a small girl with the soul of a faire. Happiness that comes from the pure joy of looking in your mothers deep brown eyes and getting warm fuzzies . Joy that spills out into a smile when a wise woman tells her that the little floating fuzzies in the air are baby angels and that when it thunders it's just there mom singing them an angel sized lullaby a lullaby that makes her big blue eyes sparkle....But the wind changes and the sparkling in her big blue eyes fade and the flower crown withers and dies and the baby angels turn into dust and unknown things still bring joy. But so do things that bring trouble and those big brown eyes sometimes betray her and the thunder is just thunder and baby Angels and days of simple joy vanish ...But if she waits just for the right moment the clowds will gather and the sparkle returns to her big blue eyes and the wounderful liquid leaks out of the sky! spinning and spinning her hair dripping. She squeezes the big blue eyes shut and suddenly the baby angels return To the sky and the Flower crown gets a long drink of water and blooms once again and and the angel lullaby returns to the air and rings in her ears and those deep brown eyes watch her spinning and remember why they fell in love with her and 
finally she is home !!


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Peacetime Summer Reds

The morning night thunder-shone
The bright stars fractured me
You in sudden surprise
Whirling in your misgivings
Baby gulls sit on our heads
And we weep forgetting to be merry
Broad is the scope of infinity
Meet me in brackish waters
Death to focus
Death to style
Come worming up to the hole
Peacetime summer reds
I can eat a clock and dream of orangutangs
Forgive these latches
Remove them
Remove them


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Girls

We live behind chipped nail 
polish and smudgy makeup. 
None of us are perfect, and 
none of us are whole.

We let boys carry our heart 
away on their gallant white 
horses,
Completely aware that they're 
not our princes. 

We cry at romantic movies, 
Only because we know that 
that glamorous love 
Doesn't exist.

Our expectations are too high 
for our reality, 
And our hopes are larger than 
our dreams.

We often let our infatuation 
with boys make our decisions. 

Drama is the boat we ride
On our way to maturity, 
And jealousy is the iceberg
We can't avoid

Best friends are the people we 
call
When there's the littlest things 
that mean the world to us,
And we're dying to tell 
someone who cares.

We make big mistakes, 
Are we're all beautiful for it.
We all have similarities and 
differences, 
But we're all equal.

Our nail polish chips, 
And our makeup is never 
perfect.
We're girls.
And we're pretty amazing for 
it.


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LAUGHTER

Laughter 2ft tall
Charging up and down the stairs.
Laughter in my arms and
Around my neck.
Laughter tickling my feet with teddy.
Now laughter in the garden
Hiding in the bushes
And rolling in the grass.
Laughter in the kitchen
Amidst dinner and juice.
Laughter and the Tweenies.
Laughter in the bath with Winnie.
Laughter in the bedroom with 
The three little pigs.
Laughter tucked away in bed.
No more laughter.


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Happy

Wings on my feet
Bounce on my steps
Breakfast even tastes divine.

Husky greeting
Beautiful morning
You bring today's sunshine!







Kim Patrice Nunez
November 28, 2014

Note:  This was initially posted here on my birthday, that same day.  For some     reason, it got deleted.  Posting it again today to recall the brightness of that day.






















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last sad poem

I’ve never been shy with being forthcoming
About my shortcomings
Never been scared to be open about my fears
So many miles on my Nikes can’t do any more running
But I’m trying to get away from here 
Some call it strong, some call it weak that I put all my pain in my poetry
If you call it weak you may aswell leave
If not then you will grow with me
Just know I fall short often, pick myself up, and fall again and so on
I’ve grown strong but still Trust no one
Maybe I need to work on that
Why I don’t trust? 
You won’t be the first to ask
But trust is where the hurt is at
I come from a place of defence
Hurt me I’ll hurt you back
Don’t go in search for that
Whatever finds me, finds me it comes my way
Put it behind me can’t runaway
Not going back to my darkest days
When I’d find the sharpest blade
Back when I thought self-harm was the only way
But heartbreak is the way the best art is made
So now I write on the coldest days
But I hope I’ve wrote my last sad poem
I don’t want to be sad no more
Don’t want to miss my dad no more
Don’t want to write pain on my pad no more
I want to write more funny and positive lyrics
Until my thoughts go and I have no more
I can’t promise this will be my last sad poem
But I’m hoping it will be
Cause even though writing heals me
The pain is slowly starting to kill me
But I know I can deal with whatever is put on my plate
So if this isn’t my last sad poem
Just know life threw more at me it wasn’t my mistake 


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You Later

I'm weary from the journey

Learned my lessons well

It's complete now and we have both moved

Love no longer swims upstream for us

No rain in the forecast

The sky is clear and the Sun

You live inside me with the lessons

I mail them to all I meet

Debbie Guzzi Contest....Part one is first poem ever
YOU


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I Love You My Dear

                Your kisses burn, excite, your kisses make me so very light. 

     Your touch makes me spin, dizzy to no end, your touch even makes me moan...

           Your eyes make me melt, blush and sigh, your eyes keep me alive. 

 Your loves makes me soar, in the endless sky, your love makes me makes me cry. 

        You drive me crazy in the best sort of way, this is why I constantly say, 


                               "I love you my dear, with all that I am."


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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Once the heart speaks
The truth comes out
No one can stop
A happy beginning, a happy ending!

Too many sacrifices
Sleepless nights
Bud this endearing
Leads to only one!

A manifestation
Of the understanding of two minds
And hearts as one
From where it began
Straight from the heart!


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Asleep

In the latter end of May
I learned how you lay 
with happy clean lips and 
heavy arms slipped around my heart
more tightly than the dreams
that carry us like kings
under our white star, under my
hands and hard work
to be here, next to you
to be a gift and a prize
to allow my red feet to forget how
far they've come 
at the sight of your peace, your lightly closed eyes, 
our happy juxtaposition
and I keep falling for you...
This moment was only a chance 
but you were the only chance I'd take
You're my first
though this moment won't last
I am your constant, I can't leave you
As a branch I may fall when you are dry
but whether low or high, I'll only be next to you
Where you lay, in the deepest part of my heart
I'll be there


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MY PANACEA

The winds of thoughts blow through my mind
Of troubled times I want to leave behind
With the force of a hurricane they blow
But the memories, they refuse to go

I would like to forget it all and move ahead
Shed thoughts of grief and be happy instead
Wake up one day and see the sun shine
Bask in the light of happiness and make it mine

But every thought of mine is reflective of my past
Every single thought is a nightmare meant to last
That is omnipresent like the darkness in a black hole
Absorbed into every tiny ion of my soul

When my thoughts run wild I run to you
I cling to you, like a child with resources few
Trying to gather strength from the warmth of your bosom
Like a tiny bud that is desperate to blossom

You hold me in your arms like the mother I need
Forgiving me for every action of mine, every misdeed
Reassuring me that my life will soon be better
That I am destined for glory and things bigger

Your eyes shine bright when you look at me
Giving me the strength to be just me
Your smile, your kind words just cannot be described
For me you are just what the doctor prescribed


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What is true happiness

It is the understanding that your potential growth is directly affected by your environment.
Plants must be watered if they wish to seek a happy retirement.
The seed must be positioned in inferior soil.
The seed must be nurtured by an inferior caretaker.
Seed blooms amongst seeds that blooms slower than seed.

People think too often that big seeds help small seeds.
Truth is, smaller seeds make seeds big seed. 
There is no growth without water. 
Plants can’t water themselves.
Thus, plants can’t grow alone.


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Happiness Surrounds Me

Happy that I live but more,
That the sky is bright blue.
Happy for summer roses after rain,
And for spring glimmers and dew.

Happy for sunsets and warm days,
And for rain that turns to snow.
Happy trees grow green leaves,
And I get to see flowers grow.

Happy that I more than see,
That whether happy or sad,
Life is luminous and amazingly beautiful,
Now of this, I'm most grateful and glad.


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Your Gun To My Head

You broke me down,
You tore me apart.
I hope your happy.
Sisters are supposed to be there for you,
not the one against you,
There supposed to help you with your problems,
Not cause them.
So go to your friends,
Wont they be happy you have your gun to my head.
Just go tell them all.
Bring more tears upon my face.
I cant have one happy day,
All because of you. 
SO go,
Tell all your friends,
About your gun to my head,
I bet there all be happy.


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Flowers

Beautiful bloom,
The excitement of the nation
Beautiful doom
A pure countries damnation

The beauty of a flower
Is that of the oppressive power
God bless the U.S.A 
For remaining strong today


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i won't fail

Why would I try to fit in a place I was never welcome
They walked past instead of picking me up in the place I fell from
This is the life I’ve become accustomed to
There isn’t a situation I’d have a problem adjusting to
Turn my world upside down & I’d still be comfortable 
Managed to hide from the bullshit
They took shots I couldn’t survive all the bullets
But know when I go, I lived my life to the fullest
I learnt dreams aren’t made from hoping and wishing
You won’t be successful if your faith or beliefs are broken or missing
Why would I settle for less?
When I can work for more
My pain will go in time
But my success will hurt you more
You put hurdles in front of me like I don’t know how to leap
Weather I succeed or fail it is down to me
Why would I be stupid enough to allow another person to stop me?
Remember I’ve got a middle finger for all the so called friends who forgot me


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Fresh and clean

I love the way she smells after a shower
so fragrant fresh and clean
and how she sits there
so beautiful
in her dressing gown
brushing her long wet hair
until it dry's and gleams.

Her sweet perfume fills the room
and sets my heart on fire
heightening my senses
and filling me with desire.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


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A Rich Tribute

Mother Teresa been a historical,
and an important,
and a humble figure,
as she had dedicated her life for the poor and the needy indeed, 
the best tribute one can give her is by quoting a single quote of her,
out of the many though, 
the one mentioned below seems to be more precise,
in today’s world,
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given”
Today,
in the rush of acquiring money,
many have forgotten this lovely aspect,
the aspect of love,
which is much greater than money,
and had crossed a number of boundaries,
from times immemorial,
today jealousy, selfishness, greed have taken over love,
wherein money is not that great,
than love itself,
as love is like a ‘Can’,
which can be filled from the top to the bottom,
unlike money,
which needs to be filled from the bottom instead,
love is greater than money indeed,
as we do love our Gods,
our wives,
the children,
whether they be ours,
or of others,
without distinguishing between their caste, creed, colour,
Love is indeed greater,
as we love the newborns born into this world,
our friends ,
wherein love can also help us to defeat our enemies too,
without love,
no one can progress on,
and neither the countries too,
Therefore love is greater than money indeed!!

'Quote and Author':-
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given”- Author: 'Mother Teresa'


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Happy and Free

I'm going to free my mind, I'm going to leave the blues
behind. I'm going to be happy and free, because the sun
is shining on me. I'm going to dance in the sky, way up
where the eagles fly. I'm going to sing a happy tune,
as sweet as the month of June. I won't let my troubles
bring me down, I'm going to burst their bubbles. I'm
going to swing on a rainbow, that's a place where 
they can never go. Why don't you come with me, learn
how to be happy and free. I'm as gentle as a dove, as
easy as an ocean breeze. You don't have to ask me 
please, because I never tease. I'm going to be happy
and free, because that's the way I want to be.


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Rebirth of Joy within Me

For many nights in the rain,
   I have been in a flooded-drain,
           As I tried to forget my pain
                When I last saw your face

The skies were burning,
     And your eyes shining
       With love, which refused
         To die in my soul until now

My eyes refused to shed
     A tear, when storms led
        An army of silent death
           On our passionate path

My bones refused to break,
    When a sudden earthquake
      From nowhere shook my neck,
         As the storms snatched you away

It is your scarlet scarf, that
   Remained of you in the fast
     Winds, that were blowing across
        The plains leaving only huge loss

But today, seeing you again,
   My soul skips again like a salmon
      In the waterfalls at a sunny noon,
         As I embrace you with tears of joy


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The Hike

We cannot give up;
We still have life to live.
The hike may not always be easy,
But the view must be seen to believe.


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Three Halves

Dedicated to a dear friend. 
You needed me and I needed you, but we were never ours to lose.

*   *   *   *   *   *

I never felt complete.
I knew something was missing, a part of me.
Now I know it was the other halves of my heart and soul,
My love, my kindred spirit.

I never knew how to feel full.
Was never fully happy – not with missing pieces.
Can anyone have three halves?
I do.  Myself and two others.

First… my lover, my home, my best friend.
Who stood by me through mistakes and poor decisions.
Who has been nothing but loyal and true.
So what am I to do?
Once you build the foundation you can’t move the castle.

Then… my kindred spirit, my freedom, my bliss.
Who within moments defeated my demons and set me free.
Who has taught me trust like no other ever could.
So what am I to do?
We still have that castle on a cloud.

But we don’t live on a cloud.  I feel the earth between my toes.

One other half of my soul lives in a body who is, never was, and never will be mine.
That’s right, I said ‘never’.
‘Never say never’.  Why hold on to this hope?  
We are such fools.  Always have been.  
Fools for our other halves.

One ‘other half’ will forever be chained to anybody but me. 
The other ‘other half’ is, was and always will be mine.
My heart is for both, in different ways.
Now I am as full as I can be. I have found my halves.

Being happy is not having what you want, 
But having what you need, 
And wanting what you have.
I am happy...

We asked: ‘how can one live in black and white after seeing in colour?’
I have an answer: ‘because we know what colour looks like...’
We know what to look for, how it feels,
How to see it through the black and white – even turn it into colour.

Remember? How to see.
For some, their other halves are in one body –
Filling both the heart and the soul,
But not for me. I have three halves.

I never knew where my pieces were.
Then I found one. Then the other found me.
Only one can fit my puzzle – yes, halves can only be two.
But why be sad about bliss? 

I am happy…
Because I no longer wonder about my pieces.  
May not be mine, but they are both safe. 
I am happy…


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A Nice Addiction

Can falling in love be considered an affliction?
I must disagree.  I consider it a nice addiction.
Since I first met you, with each day that passes by,
just thinking about you seems to give me a new high.
Each of our encounters with all those romantic scenes
has done more for me than a supply of amphetamines.
You are the kind of lover I am so happy to know.
You have made all my cares and concerns fly out the window.
This boy is currently as happy as he can be.
I need you each day as regularly as coffee or tea.
Whenever I am in your arms, I do not want to break free.
In such a short time, you have become a habit with me.


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MY HEART LONGS TO SEE YOU

My heart longs to see you
Everyday i pray we'll be together
But something keeps pushing us apart
If only i have the power over space and time
I'll turn back time to when we used to be happy together

My heart longs to be with you
Being away from you makes life lonely and painful
But it appears we can never be together
If only i have the power to make one change in life
I'll change life itself to when we used to be happy together.


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Our Love Is Enough

We don't need to go out and party,
We don't need to drink,
We don't need to socialize,
We don't need to go shopping,
We don't need to spend money,
We don't need to go to a movie,
We don't need to watch sporting events,
We don't need to go out to eat,
Because we found love,
And our love is enough.


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I'm sure I saw a Pixie wave to me from a train

It was a warm summers day and I was walking down the lane
when suddenly
I'm sure I saw a pixie
waving to me from a train
And later I saw him again
A Pixie waving to me from a train.

''Yoo hoo''

Well! I was so surprised I scratched my head
and had to pinch myself
just in case I was dreaming in my bed.

So I carried on with my walk
down the lane
when suddenly
I heard someone laughing at me

''he he he''
I turned around to see a cheeky laughing Elf
sitting in a tree.

I tickled his Belly
and he chuckled with glee

''eee eee e''.

He was hungry
so we built a campfire
and toasted muffins for our tea.

The Elf was so thankful
he gave me three wishes
But!
I gave them away
to the Pixie on the train I saw waving to me
from the train earlier that day.

You see sometimes
it gives you more pleasure to give than 
receive
to those who need it
more than we.

So the next time
you see a train go by
you just might see
A Pixie on a 
train
wave at you
like he did to me.




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Butterflies

It takes just one look
Just one blink
My stomach flutters
Butterflies flying all around
Making me look dumb.
But I don't care. 
You make me happy 
Oh so very happy 
How long will you stay?
Are you going to leave me?
Prepare me please.
Tell me before I come off my high
Before I start to fall
My butterflies will die...
The caterpillar will never hatch.
No new feelings.
My heart beating it's normal beat.
No fun in that...
I want the feeling I have now.
Please stay with me
And hatch the butterflies


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Blessings

Blessings

		By Ayesha Karim

God has blessed me with so much.
A mother who is there for me,
A grandmother and a close knit family who love me,
Friends who I’ve shared my sorrows, successes and trials with;
Friends I can call on the phone go to the mall or catch a movie with. A cute guy named Mike who I am dating the first guy that treats me really good that I’ve been on official dates with.
Mike always pays on our dates.
I have been blessed to have my education especially beyond high school because of my Madness(mental illness) since I was fourteen.
I have an Associate’s degree and next May I will graduate from college with my Bachelor’s degree.
I count my blessings as the expression goes “(Count your blessings)”.
I the Poetess Ayesha Karim will become a known Poet and a children’s book author.


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It's a new Birthday

Another day calls for happy presence 
Of all hearts on earth united by birth
Ticking off the alarm clock notice the card
It reads Joyous wishes…Happy Birthday
Smiles my eyes and read my lips
Taking a plunge into reminiscences
Of the birthdays when I was small
Added on the years and landed college
Friends and gatherings …pomp and show
Treat, treat noises all over the corridor
Nice feeler even when growing old
And now this phase of being “Big Girl”
Responsibilities along with some fun
Happy Birthday dear calls up my Mother
Being grown up takes far from parents
Move all on your own…go on, go on…
And…
Birthday showers afresh blessing again
From the home side and friends far gone.
Better half walks in with a flower
Rejoicing with the birthday song
Every birthday has its own charm
Even when growing old feeler calls
Still the pleasure blooming in heart
Phone rings cheering Happy Birthday
Journey of life reflects back in one take
Old memories do hit the road 
Cakes, balloons and birthday cap
A day out with loved ones
Makes birthday…a happy one
This Birthday a more special indeed
Its first time with the partner for life
Feels like living not just survive
Birth-day gaining a new meaning 
A surprise party and blissful time
Happy birthday…handed the gift …
of pure Love and more Life


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Things You Must Know

You must know-
 you have to make her a happy wife
 give her a wonderful life
You must know-
 she is special to me
 make her as happy as she can be
You must know-
 her first marriage was unbelieveably rough
 his beatings made her very tough
You must know-
 her life has been hard
 forever her heart is scarred
You must know-
 there will be days when all she can do is cry
 she'll scream to God
 he was to young to die
You must know-
 there are no words to make her pain go away
 understand she has to take it day by day
You must know-
 she is a daughter, a big sister
 an aunty, and a mother
 compare her to no other
You must know-
 my whole life she has took care of me
 there are days we need each other you'll see
You must know-
 she has a family that no matter what, we still love
 we'll always be there when push comes to shove
Finally you must know-
 she is one of a kind
 someone better, you will never find


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The First Time

For the first time,
I feel that life’s treating me right

Everyone’s talkin’ amongst themselves…

I’m sick ‘n tired of wastin’ time
I need to…train myself to become successful – 
Starting tonight.
My life has its ups ‘n downs…
How can I balance myself again?
How can I be more productive this week?
How much time does it take to make my life valuable?

Every now and then, 
I feel that there’s no way out of the cage

Everyone’s bringin’ up past recollections 

I’m willin’ to fight the good fight… but I feel like garbage…
My faith towards Him slowly decays away… 
How can I rebuild my strength again?
How can I reassure myself that I’m stronger than I realize? 
How much time does it take to accomplish all of my dreams? 

Every so often,
I feel that my family doesn’t love me

Do they still cherish me like hidden treasure?
Do they still love me beyond measure?

Everyone’s tellin’ me that I did a great job on my solo 

I don’t believe them entirely…but at least I got the audience’s attention  
My future is bright like the sun…
How can I make my dreams a reality?
Does God know the answer?
How much time does it take to taste a sprinkle of glory?

For the last time, 
I feel the need to reach the finish line

Everyone’s proud of me for trying my best 
And running with all of my effort
I’m willin’ to encourage myself to pass the test…
Despite my struggles, I’m doing fine  

My courage increases by the minute…
I outrun the competitive runners and I’m barely passing the test 

My cup is half full – I’m extremely grateful
For the first time, 
I feel that God has answered my prayers – 
LIFE IS SO. . . . WONDERFUL!


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Good Company

Feelings of nostalgia slide down my throat with the creamer.

Hot and burning,
but love reigns my taste buds.

Dry, mountain air and
long drives to short places.

Let’s have a chat,
Shall we?
Catch up and share our lives since we’ve grown up.

Disbelief is written in our eyes as we count life’s adventures.

Who knew we’d go from watching sunsets on the barn to staring at a starless sky through strange windshields?

Country music and dirt roads
run through my vessels,
stringing together the elapsed with the contemporary.

Change was inescapable,
but why escape the prosperity we’ve run into?

On the yellow line, I’ll lie with what’s ahead
and drink in life until I’m too full of experience to stand.

I’ll find my way home by the smell of the mountain rain, and once again we’ll revive in good company.


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It's Not A Cult

It's not a cult:
It's a Savior saving my life.
It's a Savior saving your life.
It's our Savior saving our lives.
It's not too late.
It's never too late!


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Bruised

you are (my)
constant.

ever tugging reminder of
content
so exact i,
ache.

you are my
bruise(d).


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life is a risk

4.30 In the morning and I’m writing this
Thinking of how beautiful but difficult of a life it is
Looking up at stars
But doing more than appreciating what a beautiful night it is
Thinking back to when I fell for a girl who didn’t love me back, it was quite a slip
She took my heart
Left it covered in bruises, cuts and scars
But id didn’t put up my guard
Until I got stabbed in the back by a friend and the knife stuck in hard
At the time I’d of sold my soul to the devil just to have my heart back
But I worried what good would it be with scars attached?
That was the moment I allowed poetry to become my advocate
So my pain was no longer hazardous
When you’re going through it you don’t realise how bad it is
When you’ve been through it, it can’t be as bad as you first thought because you survived
And overcame the worst obstacle in your life
And you realise happiness is actually attainable
Be yourself, don’t copy and realise life’s aren’t exchangeable
Enjoy the moment you may never get the chance again
Enjoy the song you may never be able to dance again
Truth be told, if I’m fully honest?
Then I never needed anything I thought I wanted
Maybe I wanted out of greed, or just a case of never having it
Maybe there were many cakes on the plate & I was grabbing it
To get the best out of life you need to be strong through the worst times
Don’t judge because you’ll rarely be happy by what you first find
Everyone’s a working progress, grow with them, realise what a blessing they are
Let them open up on there own, don’t question their scars
I’m not preaching or teaching
This is just a guy who’s been through hell speaking
Now it’s almost 5 in the morning and I’m not even halfway through saying what I need to
You’re wasting time trying to be someone else, while somebody is dying to meet you
Take a risk if you’re willing to lose for it
Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward
I used to want my ex back
Until I got better
Now I’m happy we’re not together
Don’t pick up a thing from where you left at
Dust yourself off start from scratch
Grow in time; learn where your heart is at
It may take time
But in the end you’ll have a strong heart & great mind
I began to hear hate better and became blind to love
When I was heart broke and I realised every contract is signed in blood
I like to recall the bad as well as rewind the good
It just prepares me
Reminds me I’ve been through the worst so nothing should scare me
Life gives you hardship so you won’t sink easy
The moment you begin to think freely
You’ll see life is a risk but usually worth the gamble
When you stop letting life control you and reverse the handle 


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Enlightened

Waking up with a smile
Felt so strange
I look out the window
And see the sun

There's a feeling
Inside me
I long did forget

I found someone special
Who makes my heart beat
Saw her in a vision
From behind my lost dreams

An awaking for me
To stop hiding inside
I will step from the darkness
Out into the light

I start off my day
With a spring in my step
I'll bask in the sunlight
Coming from up above



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In The Future Looking Back

In the future looking back,
You'll be happy to see
How far you've come
And where you are today,
So make the most of this now.


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I will miss her

You was so dear to my heart and its sad to say
But I will still think about you each and everyday
You took me in as your own 
And you did it all alone
Even though your not my real granny
I still love you like I love my daddy
I'm sorry I couldn’t be there
and it makes me mad that you had to die
but I'm so happy your in a better place
and you don’t have to see this sad disgrace
I love you so much granny 
And I'm happy to say that you don’t have to go threw any more pain
God has let you loose from that that chain
That almost made you go Insane
Its not bye its see you latter
And don’t forget I will miss you very much


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Born Dirt Poor Happy

Mason jar baby bottle
Pressing lips with love
Cotton apron my blanket
With flour sack pillow

Remembering that old porch
Big night sky shining
Stars seemed brighter then
To that little boy

Ma and Pa's laughter
Echoing from the cabin
Only security I needed
Hope alive in them

Now this man sits
Surrounded by mother's dreams
Things wanted for me
Compassion my greatest possession

Copyright © 2014 Robert William Gruhn - All Rights Reserved

"A poem to me is the essence of any thought,
Being built from its foundation into tower scraping sky.
It can fly like no other bird to places never seen,
Even spaceships can only dream of taking its place."

© 2014 Robert William Gruhn





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happy birthday to my wife

 Happy birthday to my wife
A ray of sunshine in my life
Another year older, that is alright 
Beacon Hill seems like last night 
It seems our love even grows stronger 
I hope we enjoy it much longer 
So,what is another year
Let's jump and cheer
May your birthday be spent along side me
Maybe go to the mountain and just roam free
I'll be here as long as I can 
It may be a long life span 
Happy birthday have no fear
Look around, I’ll be here
May your day be merry and bright?
Hay; how about we get together tonight
             Happy Birthday 
                  &
             Anniversary 
             With Love Buzzie
             Jan 2002


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Stairway To My Happiness


I don’t seek your approval

My life doesn't revolve around your acceptance

I won't dismiss my dreams to conform to your ways

I step up each day to improve myself

And won't let your objections hinder my progress

I step up on my own stairway to happiness 

© Copyright 2014 Theresa Ann Casten. All rights reserved.


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Rekindle Me

I feel like the candle flame
As it's about to die...
So... cold...
I shrink in on myself,
A used wick curling up
Blackened and lifeless-
Now suspended in
A haze of my own smoke
Like hallucinations,
I suddenly recall
How it felt to be warm-
Face pressed against
The fire in your chest,
Roar of its beat in my ear;
I tapped its rhythm
On your collarbone
With one finger, delighted
At how fast, how erratically
It sputters at my closeness;
You laughed,
Because you understood...
Now I close my eyes,
And with one finger, I
Tap the rhythm of 
Your heartbeat 
On my collarbone-
Maybe to recall
How your fire sputtered for me
Will keep me from guttering out
Before you can return to me-
Rekindle me-
Again...


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PLANET OF MY SOUL KEEPING

I DREAM ONE DAY I HAD ALL THESES PLANETS IN MY LIFE 
I SHARE LAUGHTERS N HAPPINESS ONE ONE PLANET
 I LIVE ON AND ANOTHER PLANET 
I LIVE ON IN MY NEW LIFE
 WE ALL HAVE PLANETS TO SEE
 MY DREAM WAS A PLANET
 I   HAD IN MY SOUL 
PLANETS OF LOVE
 SO MUCH LOVE INNER PEACE THE PLANET
 I DREAM OF WHEN I LEAVE EARTH
THE PLANET OF HOPE
 PLANET OF NATURE
 PLANET OF INNER SELF
 EXPLORING MY FAR OUT PLANETS
 IN BODY AND MIND
 SPIRIT SOUL HOW MANY PLANETS


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Funny Feline

(triple senryu)

Felines are awesome
Why do you have to torture me so?
Kitties are...awwwcute!

Fluffy cat walks by
Why do you catch my eye? Whyy!?
Because...it's precious? :) 

Felines are funny!
Why do they entertain me
With their cuteness? Aww...

(free verse) 
Cats are my childhood memory. 
Cats are adorbz. 
Cats are unique. 
Cats are fuzzy and furry!
Cats are extraordinary...
Felines are PLAYFUL!
Felines are like kids...they want to have fun and 
Get your attention when they want you to!
Felines are weird...but they are my treasure of light!
Felines are priceless and smart, not dumb, dad!!
Felines are craaazy, but lovable all the same
Their independence amazes me...they purr with gleeeee! 
My dependence towards them are eternity 

What do you like about cats?
Answer in the comment box below!

: X=3 


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Documentation

I haven't written anything down because I have been too busy feeling it.

The love you planted so softly on me like a nice pair of lips.
 
I stopped writing because I didn't want to miss a second of the  main event.

The event of love is a special occasion that shouldn't be missed.

I bought my ticket and sat in the front row of your heart. 

I can't believe through the highs and the lows of our love there is still a 
flame to light up.

I could travel the globe but no one could ever encompass
 
the south, north, east or west of your spirit.

The jumping, stomping, dark haired goddess with the face of Pocahontas.

You are truly what my heart was missing. 

I have not documented all of the ways you make me smile.

when your body is planted on mines how even
our sweat combines and makes the perfect perfume. 

I haven't written in a long time simply because I have been 
consumed with loving you.






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APPRECIATED

just more than mere thank you:
an act so righteous,
honor with humility,
proud to be alive.
grateful to the sanity,
even for my life.
turn around and look;
like an open book,
you have to soak yourself with grace,
blessings to embrace,
just waiting for the right moment,
a place for you under the sun,
to give it all back with a smile.
to show there's something more out there for you!
to look forward to every event,
like it was meant for you.
just for you!
a hearty sweet feeling to know this;
peaceful content that i miss,
now is just a faint calling in distance.


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A Happy True Love Story of 2014

(Please click the green button below "Poet's Note About The Poem)"



This is the true love story of the year 2014
An Indian farmer, 25-year old Mukesh
A graduate in Mass Communications of *Popran village
Met 41-year-old Adriana Parel, an American Citizen
And a grandmother of two, on Face Book. 
Mukesh fell in love with Adriana and persisted.
Adriana flew down to India with words of caution
But she took just one sight of young Mukesh
Outside Airport to make that life changing decision.
And they were married in traditional marriage ceremony.
No villain, no adversities, just a simple love story
Ending well and everything is well in the end.

Today’s love, cynics might say and consider
As the mere infatuation with the idea of love
And the difference of culture or
That their differences might weigh their love down
Bur those who are in love or believes in it
For them here is a love story defying many borders.

                         +++
*The village Popran is in Haryana State of India*

** Please copy and paste the following links to see pictures and videos
on the life of Adriana and Mukesh**. 

http://afghanvines.blogspot.in/2014/02/american-woman-moves-to-india-to-become.html
http://www.shaadi.com.my/love-breaches-borders-and-lifestyles-an-american-woman-weds-a-rural-indian-man 
http://labournewsurdu.blogspot.in/2014/01/american-party-girl-fall-in-love-with.html

August 4, 2014
Form: Free Verse
Dr. Ram mehta
Contest: A true love story by Linda


***Adriana showed an astounding transformation in just a few months of her marriage. She now lives with Mukesh, and his family in Popran village in the Karnal District of Haryana. She takes care of daily chores in her home, like sweeping the mud floor, cooking on a traditional stove, washing vessels and taking care of her in-laws and husband. She also takes out time to work at the farm with her husband. And like any other woman in the village, she also spends a good part of her time making cake pats from cow dung.
Mukesh and Adriana are now expecting their first child. And, even though she loves her new life, Adriana wants to go back to her homeland so that she can be around her daughter and grandchildren as well, especially at this joyful time***.


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Rain

I see the rain,
Dancing across the sidewalk,
Carefully placing each drop
One at a time,
They flow with each other,
Gracefully and in sync,
As a dance from the heavens
Praising the One who made them,
And as I watch them,
I become hypnotized,
Almost entranced,
By their beauty


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feelin good feelin hot

Eyes to the sand,
         an inch away
wind catches my back 
as the seagulls soar,

a saucer through 
the blue
diving in and out 

trash is blown,
leaving its will to 
stay with ground

soar trash soar

as I lay sturdy
with palms
down


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Kingdom of Sorrow

I’m happy on my own,
No people to contend.
I get to be myself alone,
No reason to pretend. 

Sometimes  it may get lonely,
But this I know is true;
My independence flourishes-
No anger to subdue.

You break my feelings daily,
You care not about my tears;
I see your attitude changing-
It’s heightening my fears.

The depression drowns my anger,
The resentment kills my voice.
I tried to do right by you-
But now I have made my choice.

My strength is getting weaker.
The Walls are falling down.
The pain keeps getting more intense;
Thorns where once there was a crown. 

My kingdom is retreating,
My horses start to flee,
I try again to call your name,
But all I hear is me. 

The gemstones are now worthless,
The Gold gets duller each day;
For the friends that used to care for me;
All I do is pray.

Once I was happy on my own,
There were no people to contend.
No crowds in which to hide my sorrow,
No reason to pretend. 


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The Night of Unleavened Bread

Matzos slip into their mouths
Voices project merrily...tonight is
The night of Unleavened Bread

Lamb and other delicious
Meats and veggies... satisfies our taste buds 
What a splendid night it is!

Wine's brewin' in our wine cups
The dinner table - creates pleasant talk 
During this meaningful night

There's moments of quietude 
When it comes to de-leavening our lives
But, there's moments of gladness

On this night of peacefulness
Cheesecake - a delightful treat to savor 
During this night of pure bliss


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The Poet Soup

I read the Poems Of others, Poetic Sisters, Poetic Brothers.
I read the comments then write a comment or two.
More than two words, usually, for “Heart Broken” Carol, More than three.
Tamiviolet’s “ Visions “; John Boak’s “ Destiny “,  Katherine Stella’s Haikus:
Ernesto’s  “ The Truth, I Will Never Forget “, Vince’s “ Hey Old Man “ Has
Special meaning to me. The free verse of my new Beloved: “ My Dearest “.
These are only just a few; of those who help me Write.                                       
There are so many, MANY more on the internet’s PoetrySoup site.


Inspired By the Poem: “Poetrysoup“--By Norman Purvis
Dedicated to all my Family of Poets at  { POETRYSOUP }.
 

                  Happy THANKSGIVING, There is much to be HAPPY about


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drunk

Heineken
crystal head vodka 
MD 20/20 
im pretty tipsy 
I'm pretty drunk
I'm happy 
I'm sad
I'm happy 
Watchin Xmas movies.
This is the worst poem ever. 
but then again I'm pretty drunk


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Moment Of Our Lives

These moments we have that are ours to share,
Are those special ways to show how we care.
   All our thoughts and feelings we protect so well,
It's as if we were all living inside a shell.
   But with you my dear they always will be in plain sight,
You will always know this love we have is so right.
   Not ever any doubts will there ever be ,
As long as you are always and forever with me.
   Through the sad times and the good times you will find ,
How happy you are that I am yours and you are mine.
   Not many can say what I can so proudly say,
When I've awaken  each and all of my days.
   How grateful I am you have came into my life,
How happy I will be to have you as my wife.
T A Carter


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We Watch With Tears In Our Eyes

tears;
the droplets of memories
both unwanted and loved,
they carry our strengths,
with glimpses of what we think we cannot do,
in a vision,
never tangible like the
bars we use to box ourselves,
we do so to keep the
memories out.
They obscure his watchful eyes,
so that what he doesn't see
are the clocks with no numbers,
and instead truth at twelve,
false at six.
In joy he sees the smiling plays
upon a persons face,
yet he doesnt identify
with the actors
as playing the role
assigned to them,
but instead the characters,
masterfully designed by the
thoughts and plans of harm
they wish to do;
to cause him to shut down.
To take the world around him
and squander his life;
he takes it
and those of the loved ones
around him.
The clock points at six.
In sorrow he forgets his love;
forgets the beauty that
he has been given to
change loved ones fortunes,
hes like a child at play,
whose love radiates,
filling the cold floor
andsteel bars of a 
playground left for time
with the orange hue of
wanted energy.
But his obscured eyes
look on the loss of love
and pity for the misfortune
given to him.
And with the bars he ruins more love,
creating the cycle of depression once more,
in another seemingly beautiful heart.
The clock points at twelve.
She comes into his life,
with the knowledge of love
given to her because
she accepted Him.
and she gives to him what
no one cared to give;
a love so unconditional,
so that his moments
in which he forgot himself,
and turn to scar those he loved
never changed her ways.
She was like an owl,
with her own watchful eyes
she watched upon another,
as to create balance upon his life.
And she had her own memory filled tears,
he never hesitated to return the love
he gave her.
And so the cycle of the clock ceased to exist
in the lives of two
so intertwined.
And time was never again a problem,
since the slept on
with watchful,
never tearful
eyes.


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Mr and Mrs White

The man called Mr. White
get's in his steel grey lexus 
and drives away
every morning
at 7:15 
sharp
at
7:20 am
Mrs. White
departs the house
in her starched and ironed pant suit
The Whites are seperate all day long
Typing, meeting, drinking coffee
doing those important things
that make the world
go round about
but at 9pm
they
both arrive
Mr. White and Mrs. White
Throw themselves on their bed
without removing their shoes! Imagine that
They jump on their bed with their
dirty, shiny, important shoes
until they collapse
and then
they
give eachother a kiss goodnight...................................................................


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Happy birthday.

  Happy birthday I want to say,
  to you my dear,
  on sunday your special day.
 I would love to send you a card,
  yellow roses too.
 Though that is not possible,
  we both know.
  I can not ring you,
  say what I want to say,
  so I am saying it this way.
  I hope you have a wonderful day,
   you deserve it in every way.
  I hope your wishes come true.
   There is some thing else I want,
  to say to you.
  Good luck God bless in all you do.
  Always thinking of you.
  Happy birthday to you .xxxxx
  
  


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Hope

Holy books says it all
You taught me how to crawl
This will never change
Never ends never fades
Dear God where you are?
Shattered piece of childish dreams
This will never change
Never ends never fades.

I can fight for all my life,
Not broken, not broken inside
Never be so frustrated,
Not going to commit suicide.

Fuc*ing faith will fall,
Mortals will stand tall
Hell and heaven are all the same
Live your life, don't die in vain

Only you and I can make 
A better world for tomorrow
Have faith in yourself
And wipe off the tears of sorrow

Make me scream, Make me cry
I'll never fail to try.
This night's has an end
No pain will remain


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Curious as a Poet

I am a cat to most things.
With nimble thoughts falling through 
white padding paws I skirt about 
My place on earth, as though it’s 
a dream, a painted scene
except for me.
 I am too slick to stick
to a boundless place 
like this, reality.

Though the mundane springs
with novelty and perks my 
ears so easily
life’s unfair and can’t think to care
of a woman fraught with dreams
or prayer.

I could love the sand
and salty sea
which gathers soft around my feet
thinking hard on words to please 
the oceans’ rolling breeze.
But the water’s hands are cold and quick
To claim a life or render sick
The mouths that sing its praise

Such is the laughter of reality
When it knows not a bond to me
And moves without a thought to see
My genuine concern

I’m here alive with
 moments to keep 
my eyes transfixed 
to this curious circumstance.
My pillaring feline
Limbs are still and prepared,
Ready for a beginning but
Aware of an end.

What preoccupies me this day?
Maybe the green traces of
frayed blades, my
childhood smell, my love,
that earthy carpet
that crunched under my feet
like water chestnuts.
It clung to me like a lover
On those lingering summer afternoons
and I was happy for that
 
But even if now I toss the thought
like a finite game
and I roll it about my tongue
like cold coffee,
My attention to that day
is stifled by the movement of now
and I remain a cat
wondering how,
I could be what I am,
an ageless spirit
ready to spring
but happy to watch
alone


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Free Fallin'

My desicion was made. I wouldn't allow myself to be controlled. If that makes me a rebel, then let it be. I'm a Rebel. At least I can Make my own choices now. I can love and care about others. "You are here by stripped from your wings." Then it was like someone had bound my wings and pushed me off a cliff. it felt like forever. til finally i reach the ground. When i hit, it felt like everybone in my wings had shattered. I had fallen. and It hurt so bad. but it was worth it.


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Your Smile

It’s not what I want, It’s what I need
It’s not who I love, It’s who loves me
I can’t control every little thing
So you’ll just have to bear with me

Cuz I need you to stay here with me
And keep me company
Cuz your love means so much to me 
And your smile
Is enough
To keep me happy 
For a long long while

Life isn’t always easy
I know 
But we can make it through 
Together
It’s true
And I need you by my side 
And you know you need me too
So just stay with me 
And we’ll show the world what we can do

Cuz I need you to stay here with me
And keep me company
Cuz your love means so much to me 
And your smile
Is enough
To keep me happy 
For a long long while

You think you are too strong
And when life comes along
I just need you to believe
That you can lean on me
And I’ll return the favor 
When the time comes along 

Cuz I need you to stay here with me
And keep me company
Cuz your love means so much to me 
And your smile
Is enough
To keep me happy 
For a long long while


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Bountiful Love

There’s love forming next to me…
Sometimes it gets me thinking…
What is it like to be loved?
Maybe it’s the most precious rose in the garden
Maybe it’s like the sun ascending…
Maybe it’s the cocoon releasing a butterfly

There’s love brewing here and there…
Sometimes it catches my eye…
When will I experience it?
Maybe it would be the best part of my life?
Maybe it would be nourishing to my heart?
Maybe it would be the stars gleaming in the night?

It’s an afternoon...that feels pleasant 
Love, merriness and joyfulness sprouting beautifully  
It’s a somewhat unsettling moment…
With me around… soaking in remorse that breaks me 

There’s love succumbing in my heart…
But, my passion is slowly sinking…
What if love isn’t worth my time?
Maybe it’s the weeds that choke the vegetation 
Maybe it’s like the moon darkening…
Maybe it’s the bird facing his first flight…

It’s shocking at first,
But it gives young lovers 
The chance to venture
Into the bright side
Of bountiful  love 

Give me a taste
Of bountiful love


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Wishing just isn't enough anymore

I wish love was enough.
I thought it was enough, how stupid could I be? 
But what I thought was love is now just a distant memory.
One that got the best of me.
 
It took away my thoughts, my days, and my nights.
Hell, a lot of the time it even took away my apitite.
I lost focus, sleep, and a good grip on the real world.
I was blinded from everything and protected by nothing.
For a while I was stupid enough to believe the lies my heart had told.
 
I thought your hugs said it all,
but now that I can recall, your kiss tasted like diaster.
Now that I've tamed my heart, my emotions are no longer my master.
I had always thought we'd be together one day in perfect harmony,
I realize now that all your words were just lies you fed to me.
 
I thought I was your 'Ride or Die' but now you call me a whore,
I don't even know who you are anymore.
I've been fed lie after lie- I'll call you out on every one, I'm not shy.
So you say you love me, what's your name again?
Why should I believe you, your credbility is a zero out of ten.
 
Don't act like I should feel sorry for you, because I don't.
If I'm the only thing in your pathetic life going right,
shouldn't you try to keep me happy with all your might?
I used to be blinded by the thought of forever, but now you've opened my eyes
    up to see, I don't need you for me to be happy with me.
 
When we fought and I caved, I'd come back and cry "I'm sorry babe, I love you"
Now that I've finally caught you in your lies, you want to say "I'm sorry baby and I love you too"
I used to be blinded by your role,
but I pray for you now because sometimes wishing isn't enough to save a soul.
 
What I thought was love got the better part of me.
But now I'm glad that my heart has made me see
You messed up and I hope you know it; no one will ever love you like I thought I did.
Not even your own kid.
 
Yeah, I know my words hurt, but yours did too.
You lied everytime you said "I love you boo".
At least I'm the one here who has always confessed or told the truth,
I'm so sick of you now I just want to knock out your every single tooth.
 
I used to be blinded by love, 
But now that I'm not, I'm as peaceful as a dove.
I hope these words hurt, and if they do it means I've done my job right.
I'm okay about losing you without a fight.
And to be honest? I'll sleep better from now on at night.


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runaway

When you’ve become numb 
You’ll realise there’s no need to runaway
Because no matter how difficult it seems
You won’t feel a thing that comes your way

I’ve been through so much hurt
I’ve become immune to it
I put it all in a verse
Cause in my heart there’s no room for it

I used to think it would be easier to runaway
Now I realise I don’t need to
Because I’ve become numb to pain
So there’s nothing for me to bleed to

I used to pray for the pain to end
But we grew closer
The pain became a friend
Now the pain cries on my shoulder

Never the other way around
The pain has to suffer from me
Heartbreak won’t make me lie down
I don’t need a cover for me

There’s no need for me to runaway
Why would I run from what’s known?
As long as my scars are happy to stay
Then I’m not alone


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The Peace of God

The Peace of God

To know the peace of God,
to experience His very presents
to use His every Word, as spoken
as our very LIFE, His healing power

Then we will have tranquility,
through any storms of LIFE
we will soar above the clouds
riding on the winds of strife.

To have the serenity of God,
flowing from our weary hearts
like the river flows to the ocean
to have our hearts filled with love

which only His Spirit can give us .
Then we’d have the true faith,
to trust God in all parts of LIFE
and to know true discipline of God

To know the perfect peace that God brings! 

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Daily blessings

Living a life each day is a blessing and
I thank you God for this awesome day, 
for the wind that tickles the playful clouds 
that bring smiles to the cheerful blue sky, 
for the rivers that run freely 
to the welcoming generosity of ocean, 
for the mountain that embraces the trees 
that nestles the birds that sing the song of a happy day
for the butterflies that kiss the beautiful flowers 
that salute the proud sun 
that casts his warm rays of love, hope and a promise of another crazy, happy day!



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Anniversaire

If you’d been born in France this day
Which is as good as anywhere
It wouldn’t be called happy birthday
It will be joyeux anniversaire 
But regardless of where it took place
What an occasion it must have been
Putting a smile on your mothers face
The first day that your life begin 
Today is the day for cookies and cake
Candles and kisses presents and things
Maybe some stuff people will make
A necklace of beads and golden rings
Enjoy it a lot be happy and dance
Here’s a toast we wish you good cheer
Also fortunes with love and good chance
This is the end we’ll see you next year 


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the hard part

forget

the hurt
the sad days
the grey
the past.

focus 

on the happy
on the brighter days
on the blue skies
on the now.

		


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Small Gifts Big Gifts

            Small Gifts Big Gifts

Fear burns souls, hate burns lives, turns them into smoke 
Gold, silver, wealth, do nothing to extinguish these

Age and time take us by surprise
Strangers, like so many unknown, unseen, untouched flowers on a mountain side
Wither and die inside society, unseen, no sense of fragrances
All their beauty and their splendor gone in a mystery
Each person is like a snow flake, unique, no two alike

Love comes in a tiny box to put out fires of fear and hate
Given with compassion to a stranger can quench bad things 

Life is much more than just a dream
But I dream of this
To line up thousands of tiny boxes filled with love
Wrap each one in gold, silver paper with a tiny bow on top
Pass them out for happiness and the common good

Empathy is stronger than you know 
Big things come in small packages too
These boxes never empty

No money in the world can save a soul
Smiles come in small boxes for the forgotten 

So many people deserving of a gift
Instead of cookies we would give out wondrous things
Tiny boxes, wrapped in gold, red and silver with a bow
Inside a key to their new auto or perhaps a check
Money is the best gift ever 
Financial security is a girl or boys best friend

People close to wisdom already know
We should place the needy in new homes or mansions if they wished

A Learjet would be nice for me
With lessons for a pilot’s license to fly friends, family and strangers about
Germany for breakfast, France for lunch, than off to Egypt
Finding mummies together would be interesting
More strangers added to our gift list
More strangers means more fun to give

Small Gifts - Contributing to Other's Happiness- Poetry Contest


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To Her, From Me

You’re such a beauty and always willing
Your gaze itself is oh so giving
Without a mask you came to see
What rightfully would and should always be

And here we stand our fingers locked
How can the world look on so shocked?
To know that you found happiness
Wouldn’t you know, it’s priceless.


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The New Me

When your eyes I see
I catch a reflection of the new me
when I see your expression
it's as if God has taught me a life-long lesson.

what is this lesson?
You wanna know?
It's that I remain
beside the brightest glow

the light that you are
has left me scarred
with happiness and protection
as you have taught me this lesson

In the mirror
I take another look
you have opened my life's book
because for the first time
I can call you mine

The look on your face
shows there isn't a race
I've found where I belong
so I'll be with you life-long.


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Just for you

Know it’s time for love
Know
Love 
Lord


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Pretty Little Singing Bird

Pretty little singing bird
Pretty as can be!
Singing, the sweetest melody
Serenading me
Pretty little singing bird
You make my heart sing!
Pretty little singing bird
Will you be my friend?
With my love of writing 
And your sweetest songs
We can make the world
A beautiful place
With our own personal, unique style
Pretty little singing bird
Don’t fly away!
Did I scare you?
Won’t you stay?
Be sure to tell your animal friends
To come visit me soon!
I love you
Pretty little singing bird
You are, my sweetest friend!


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AWAKEN

I Am sad
I Am irrelevant 
I Am an empty abyss
I Am a lost soul, wandering 
I Am an outlandish  loner in the spawn of my own world
I Am awaken by the power of solidarity, and it feels of pure bliss
I Am no longer alone with myself, i am no longer laden
I Am a fulfilled soul, engulfed in bliss
I Am found, no longer wandering
I Am relevant 
I Am happy
I Am ...





-skyler pierre baquero


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Blessed Breeze

Something feels wrong –
the atmosphere
 Feels dry 
upon my skin
I remember 
the summertime 
and 
its blessed breeze 
– it kept
On flowing…
blowing…
bestowing…
jovial love 
for the renewal 
of your heart… 
Once bleeding…
Beating…
 from deep within
Accept me 
For who I am…
Accept me…
Do you ever ponder
About the good times
We’ve shared?
Have you
Erased it
From your mind 
Forever? 
I wish 
You could rise 
like the sun 
when the dawn 
comes rolling in 
The fog 
Surrounds us… 
With gloominess
There’s no need
To feel my stress
Remain
Stress-free
For eternity 
Dread 
Is caressing 
your soul
Don’t let it
DEVOUR YOU.
YOUR.
Life. 
Is. 
Meaningful. 
Believe me…
Please…
Keep it 
at ease…
Cast away the sorrow
Flick it off
into space
I’ll be there
To run the race
With you 
So wipe away 
The blue liquid…
blinding your eyes
DON’T.
Be. 
Afraid…
Don’t be burdened
By the shame
Sway with me
In the wind…
Where peace
Grows on and on and on…
Forever – 
Until the demise
Of the dawn 
Let the clouds
Drift away 
And sleep without
Disturbance… 
And don’t forget
To pray for 
The blessed breeze
Let me help you
Track down the worries
That try to 
BREAK.
YOU.
Don’t let it get to you
No matter what

Your body is warm
Your eyes glisten 
And reflect
Fascinating light. 
Shimmering
With 
All 
Of
Its
Might. 
Something feels right…
AT LAST! 


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Small Little Victories

If we break life down into small little victories,
It won't be long until the battle is over,
And before we know it,
The war will be won.


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Smile

What has happened?
A break in the rain
No more thoughts clouding my mind
Finally I've come to a turning point

No more crying myself to sleep
No more smileless days
No more wasting my life
A chance to make the most of these days

Life is short, so make the most of it
You get to pick your arguments
So pick good ones
You choose your mood
So stay happy and smile big


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Kiss The Rain

Droplets of rain
fall on Earth,
making everything
to come to Life
before my eyes!

Trees sway from left
to right with joy!

The ground smells
of fertility once more!

The air smells of rejuvenation
around me like before!

Rivers gain strength
and eagerly flow downwards
to become waterfalls!

Opening my mouth wide,
I taste blessings in the form
of pure droplets of water!

Once more Mother Earth
kisses the rain!


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A Lonely Heart Via Jewell Partee

I am sitting all alone-tonight, weary, sad and blue.

Thinkin of the past my dear, and how I'm missing you,

You know I always loved you, and thought we'd never part.

I hope that you are happy now, with your new found friend,

And that he will treat you kindly, and your joy will never end.

I will try to go through life somehow and do the best I can.

But I know that I will always be a very lonely man.

I tried to make you happy for I loved you from the start.

But all I have to show, is a broken, bleeding heart.

So go ahead and have your fun, I'll always love you true,

And wile your life is filled with joy, remember mine is blue.


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fate

the bruises you made
the cuts i made
you forced me to do it
yet you don't know it
my heart breaks in two
as you break my dignity
my soul fades away
every time i saw you
I would end my life
if you didn't
but you ended your instead
yet i should be sad
i'm not
yet i should be crying
i'm not
instead i'm happy
instead i'm laughing
is it so bad?
you deserved it in my opinion
you had it coming
fate watched over you
every time you hit me
and finally fate hit you bad,
right in the face.
i'm guessing fate was on my side
i'm happy now
yet fate watches me everyday
i'm still happy you're gone


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My Father's Arm - Part 2

“…White satin and lace at the church doors.
We stood silently side by side.
I expected to be holding tightly to my father’s arm
but what I didn’t expect was how tightly he held mine.
We exchanged glances as the music started
and I brushed away the tear that was more determined to fall
than he was to hold it back.
The tear won that battle…”

I wonder how, when I was working for an aerospace company
and was excited about this because I’m into Astronomy
I joked with my father that maybe I will meet a handsome astronaut to marry
and he said, “A man like that would never want you. He wants someone educated and intelligent.”

“…He’s old now
And it’s my arm that’s the strong one
Holding him up as we sneak down the hall
And escape down the walkway to the pond
Sometimes we talk about everything
Sometimes we don’t talk at all
Just happy to be together…”

The day will come
When he’s old and infirm
or maybe he’ll pass on before that time.
I won’t have happy memories to cry about
or reason to miss him.
I’ll just be relieved that there’s no way he can hurt me anymore.
I’ve struggled with letting go in the course of my lifetime.
But when it comes to my father
It will be no struggle at all.

"......We walk back to his room
And I tuck him into bed 
I tell him I’ll stay until he falls asleep
So I hold onto my father’s arm until he drifts off
I find I’ve been staying longer and longer after he falls asleep 
Because I don’t want to let go of
My father’s arm.........”

I liked that dream.


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Waiting

Waiting for the day that all the troubles are gone
They are not just forgotten for a minute
But absent. 

Waiting for the day when happy just is,
Where happy is an emoting not just a word,
Happy doesn’t have to be forced.

Waiting for the day when sleeping isn’t the best place to be,
When waking up is better than dreaming,
No dreams are better than life it self.

Will there be enough time,
Time to spend waiting for the time to wait for dreams to be true,
Time that seems it will never come.

Every thing comes to an end
So when will waiting come to and end?


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Back to the Beginning

Things are different now
We're back at the beginning
Begging people for Starbucks
Hour long parking lot goodbyes
Freezing out in the cold
Sunday dinners at my house
Watching movies on the couch
We're back to this
but it doesn't mean were weaker
our love is stronger
our thoughts are stronger
our conversations are as best friends
We made it once before 
We can do it again


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Gemini

i am clever but i am curious,
i am also fast on my feet,
i run around talking to those who will listen,
but i will sit and listen as i also learn,
my mood can change very fast from happy to sad,
or sad to happy maybe even to mad,
i love the air running through my hair,
some people find me talkative,
others find me fickle and restless,
but i know what i am,
i am a Gemini


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God Has Been So Faithful To Me

                                         
                                          I gotta sing about this
                      I gotta stand on the mountain tops and be heard
                                             They  gotta know You
                                    They gotta take good note of You!
                                                  You are Faithful

                                     Imma sing about Your faithfulness
                        Imma  stand on the mountain tops and proclaim
                                           Imma tell them that 
                                   That down the valley You were there,
                                 Up the mountain tops You still are there,
                                          You are so faithful to me!

                       I gotta transcend  in notes telling of your steadfastness
                                        Someone out there gotta know 
                                  Someone out there gotta share in my joy
                              Someone out there gotta know You are faithful
                                          The gates of hell will not prevail!
                                                   If You said You will,
                                                       I know You will
                                                     You are so faithful!


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A rainy day in the country

A rainy day in the country, 
A mother and daughter drove.
To wish the sisters a happy birthday, 
And how they are getting so old. 

A homemade cake in the back seat, 
So moist and chocolaty. 
I would never be able to taste, 
And become so perfectly. 

About a mile away,
The turn in the road they took.
A fate that caused 3 deaths, 
And a daughter left on own. 

A rainy day in the country, 
A daughter drives to visit. 
To wish her sisters a happy birthday, 
And how we’re getting so old.

A cake turns to a certificate, 
So sweet and monetary. 
The homemade gifts aren’t worth much anymore,
And the sisterly feeling is no more.

About a mile away, 
A turn in the road she took.
Faced with reality that mother is gone,
And that the bonds are broken.

A rainy day in the country, 
A daughter is forgotten.
The wish to bring her mother back, 
And that things would go to before.

A tear becomes a flood, 
So sad and heartbroken.
Feelings of love now replaced by obligation,
And I’ll leave you alone.

About a mile away, 
A turn in the road she took.
Not happy, but smiling, 
And things will never be the same.

A rainy day in the country, 
A tear becomes a flood,
About a mile away, 
I miss you.


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A Word with you, TS

A moment of your time TS Eliot
as I shall praise you with glory.
You are a genius,
an American now an English Gentleman
went to Harvard,
went to London,
Married the first girl you met,
disgraced your family in Saint Louie!
Became friends with the great Ezra Pound,
tell him I said, "hello,"

1915,

The publication of Prufrock,
my favorite poem,
spoke to me so much,
I cried everytime I read it.
World War I scared you,
tried to join the navy,
but too sick I heard.
You, my friend are a genius.

Then there was Violet,
a young girl who admired you,
you two instantly fell in love,
took her by the hand and whisked her off into paradise;
Into a not so Wasteland.
Speaking of Wasteland,
yes 1922 came along
a year you became dark and mysterious
an old man writing in a girls point of view,
Why Marie?
The Burial of the Died,
A Game of Chess,
The Fire Sermon,
Death by Water,
and What the Thunder Said.
All truely genius my friend.
Dedication and transfiguration,
such Modernism in your voice,
in your work,
that should have called you
the Modernistic boy.

TS Eliot my friend,
after you have passed
and now long gone you are,
laying next to Dickens, Chaucer, Shakespeare,
at the Poets corner in Westminister Abbey
I look at your past work
that made you, who you are
and may I say, you my friend are a genius.
Goodday to you my sir,
and I shall leave you off with a kiss
and a cherished line from; The Wasteland.

From Burial of the Dead:

"And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something diffrent from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you,
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I WILL SHOW YOU FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST."

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust", wow
TS, that my friend, is genius!

Rest in Peace too T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
    -My inspirastion for writing poetry
and becoming a poet! Thank you!!


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Good-Bye

Good-bye my lover
Good-bye my friend
Maybe one day I'll see you again
Good-bye hugs
Good-bye kisses in the rain
Even though our love was short lived I don't believe it was in vain 
Good-bye cries of joy
Good-bye to happy times too
My life was so happy but not without you
Good-bye my ray of sunlight
Good-bye to life itself 
There's no use to keep on living
I wont find nobody else


Good-bye
 

                    My
                             
                               Lover   


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In Between the Rests and Silences

Rest, stirring heart,
Narrow-minded in your fears, courage close awaits
Though bold your words be, 
Your lack of action gives you away and despairs you
I am amused by your imaginings, 
For simple these worries be,
And strange is your heightened sorrows,
A sadness fit for the about-to-die children,
Begging the snares to let them go...
And yet you have that sorrow...and lovely and safe you be...

Rest your head not on man's shoulder
Instead, lay upon the golden cushions of My word-
Where rains of treasures and fruits gently fall,
Laced with peace-garnished with happiness...

Your brothers share deeply in your concerns,
Alone you never are,
For look! -out upon the beads of leaves,
How they rustle playfully and sway with the breeze
My breath gives them life-
How much than shall I give  thee? 

This I tell you, daughter,
Each lonely soul shall find true love,
In between the rests and silences,
On the very off-beat... on the tip of quietude,
True music tremulously trills,
Flattening all mountains and hills,
Kissing their lowered heads and wiping their glacier tears-
Long-patiented love insatiated


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Love is a Wonderland

3-11-2013 Love is a wonderland
Love is a wonderland ,love is carnival,
Feel while you can,be in the marvel,
Smile to yourself and who ever your with,
The sun has gone down and the moon is on the rise,
The stars flicker as in Morse code,
Everyone ,everywhere,look up and smile,
For one second we all become one,
Love is a wonderland,love is a carnival.



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Babies and Kids Struggles

Everyone in the world thinks babies and kids have no struggles we are wrong.
We forget the hardest times of our lives is when we were infant our hearts beat a song.
When we were hungry we would cry, little hands could not grab anything that lye.
We had help to hold our bottles and we felt so helpless in our everyday struggles.
Our eyes did not open till the time that we were able we saw everything huge in size.
It made our heart throb fast and nothing made sense for all the words were gurgles.
The little ears we had we did stress with sound so loud and so unknown made us cry.
The fathers and mothers with kind word almost calmed us while they whispered.
They held us with fear, we had fear just knowing that we could not handle stress alone.
We grabbed things and we just wanted to hear the heart beat of our mom and dad.
That was the only thing in our minds that made us calm and glad.
The first touch of rough skin and strong hands were most comforting, yet scary at once.
Trust gradually grew when whipped our mess and hind ends, which were still scary.
To the large people out there the mind of a child is so simple but they still struggle.
They still need food, love and security that is all they need to grow.
To their lives is what they cling and no one is there to protect them from sorrow.
There are less fortunate kids that never get to hear their mothers and fathers hearts.
They soon empathize with everything around them with an emotion that struggles.
When sleeping on our own we cannot defend ourselves so we have fears.
That's why we cry nightly to sigh relief, we get exhausted and we run out of tears.
Remember the times you seen a child fall down their first step or bump into things.
It is scary when knowledge is lacking and get into things, which are a signs of struggles.
Children is future, it is nice to just watch them study, play and learn who they are.
Babies and Kids smiling, playing loud, and just sitting, they are still people they struggle. 


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A World of Wonders

A world of wonder beckons beyond my bedroom windows,
Trees moving with the gentle winds,
leaves dance gracefully like a maiden in green,
Flowers bloom, an explosion of color and beauty symbolizing mother nature's blessing,
Birds soaring in the infinite skies singing a tune of joy and solace,
Amidst this beauty even the darkness moves with caution
slowly covering the fields around,
Crickets mark nightfall, with their musical applause,
Mother Nature shows her kindness, gifting us with serenity,
Often i stare at the heavens and its veil of stars,
Pondering if all i see is but an illusion,
Slumber awaits , a first class ticket to where dreams are made,
I go now , boarding the train towards whatever adventure awaits,
Hoping and praying that the worlds wonders don't escape me,
no matter how late i wake...


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Makenzie

A new life
birth
the offspring of the Rosonow's
a new form
a new shape
a new girl
a new world
the beauty of a new baby is embraced a new mother's arms
how beautiful she is like a green pasture
she is a pure soul and a clean heart
she is like a star that glistens brightly during the night hours
waiting in the sky to be look upon and loved
laughter
times together
kindness
all in the form of a precious little girl
a new life
a new form
a new shape
a new girl
a new world
open eyes and open hearts


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The Reason

The reason I'm living The reason I'm dying The reason I'm happy The reason I'm lying I'm alive to nurture I'm alive to give I'm alive to comfort I'm alive just to live I'm dying from sadness I'm dying from sores I'm dying from illness I'm dying for more I'm happy to rise I'm happy to fall I'm happy when he is I'm not happy at all I'm lying to protect I'm lying on a whim I'm lying to forget I'm lying just for him


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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned



Forgive but never forget, 
Don't sweat the small stuff.
What goes around comes around,
Always think of the big picture.
Lessons Learned

Don't throw stones at glass houses,
The grass isn't always greener.
Appearances are not always what they seem,
A pretty smile is not a welcoming heart.
Lessons Learned

Appreciate the moment,
Love unconditionally.
A mother holds a family together,
Don't cut your nose despite your face.
Lessons Learned

Strength comes from within,
Hard work pays off.
With patience comes maturity,
Never give up.
Lessons Learned

Hatred can eat your soul,
An apple does not fall far from a tree.
A happy wife brings a happy life,
Better safe than sorry.

Mistakes are Lessons Learned.



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Garden feel

What does a garden feel

A flower feel

A bud feel 

A seed feel

When the beholder 

Goes missing 

who can it complain?

Except the Lord. 

Yet the feeling of 

Loneliness remains

Till the first step sounds

Till the first eyes meet

Till the first breath taken

Till the first smile spread

Till the first joy breaks out

Till the garden echoes with sounds


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Breaking up

If the Lord can help me run away from the people that I love
For their love and impelling influences is always predictive
Emotional, sentimental, seductive and overwhelming distress
With unbearable traumatic thoughts and intolerable feelings

If only I can kiss, touch and beg you never to let me get hurt
Or maybe give u enough comfort so u can realize I’ve got a fragile heart
If we can always shift the gloomy ending back to the beautiful start
For I believe love has been initiated by God to signify the work of art

Gone are those days when life was rich with satisfying pleasure 
When passion was written next to the image of this adorable treasure 
When love felt was drifted by the everlasting affectionate pressure 
When the weather had nothing to release but high volumes of sizzling 
temperature  

You listen to Jazz and wonder why old folks reminisce of past moments
With tears of joy and slow motion dancing as if they’ve been in some ancient 
events
It might the hurt of what one once had and the wonder what could it have been in 
the end
The pain of what one once had with misery & suffering that eventually came to an 
end
It might be the sadness of what one once had and the happy life that is now non 
existent 

Whoever said love had a great ending had never been in love
Because from the story line there is always a phony line 
That says living happily ever after when happy was never after
But continuous cries and volcanic heartaches that reminds you of elapsed 
laughter 
Elapsed tenderly moments, elapsed sexual feeling and elapsed fulfillment 
Even the memories created elapses to the point of a cheerless disappointment 


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Hummingbird Inclinations

            Hummingbird Inclinations

Hummingbirds make blues and reds more vivid
Thin tongues dipped in sweet delicious depths
Hovering above their favorite thing
Who knew flowers could be so tasty
With beaks sunk deep into the sacred sanctuary
Nectar makes the perfect breakfast at great speeds
Hummingbirds take risks and chances being out in day
They are so cute and tiny on the wing
Bird snatchers are dangerous nasty people
With nets they could catch them and make them sing
Keep them from Mother Nature in the spring
Hold them for ransom or other felonious things
That snatchers are known to do
Hummingbirds fly backwards in time
With gentle precision and inclinations
To find flowers they left behind 
They stir up images of oranges and yellows as they fly
And paint a pretty picture in our minds 



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no longer

I no longer need to be sad to write
I no longer feel so mad at life 
I no longer feel ashamed at my shortcomings
I’m more happy that I tried 
I no longer miss my biological sperm donor 
Maybe I would had he tried
Accepted I’m different I no longer have to lie
Lately I’ve been felling happy like
What’s this feeling? I don’t know it well
I guess I’ve been healing & been growing well
I’ve been moving on & leaving my broken spell
Broke parts of my life are now getting fixed
Happiness is coming my way & I’m letting it
Which shows just how much I’ve grown
Starting to like meeting new people despite growing up alone
Letting go of the past, gaining control of my future while enjoying the present
I’d rather silence all my insecurities while voicing my blessings
I know I do right for me to make choices without regretting
Always said how I feel your fault if you took it wrong
If you don’t like me, well what you think about me is none of my business
You stay out of mine and I’ll stay out of yours
Want to walk out my life? I’ll show you the way to the door 


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Snow

Looking out my window when the air is cold and brisk
I see the sun is shining and my heart is filled with bliss
Knowing that in this beauty nothing can go amiss

The snow is new and glistneng in it's white and untouched glory
Waiting for children to come and play, making their own happy story

As I watch new snow falls and there is magic in the air
I feel the elation of everyone that is there
Creating a snow man with spagetii for hair

Soon they'll come inside, cold and dripping wet
The children, they are all as happy as they can get

I await their smiling faces inside by the fire
With hot chocolate and listening to Cristmas songs sung by a chior

Jacque Graham
11/1/11


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Still Love You

Still love you,
I'll hold onto you forever. 
Still love you,
I'll let you go never. 

Still love you, 
There's no future without you. 
Still love you, 
Let's kiss on cue! 

It's a gloomy day, 
Boring in every way. 
But when you show your face, 
My heart begins to race. 

Even if it rains, 
Wash away the pains 
Of the past. 
Let's run fast! 

It doesn't matter if people stare, 
When I'm with you, I don't care! 
Let them make fun of us two, 
But we'll just run through~! 

Still love you, 
Hold my hand. 
Still love you, 
Tie them together with a band. 

Still love you, 
We're forever tied with the string. 
Still love you, 
Good things this love brings! 

STILL LOVE YOU! 


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frog lovers

He is sending a message 
Via his lips, 
on a beautiful lily 
His trumpet to pan, 
dreaming frog 
Basking in the sun 

The frog loves 
Beautiful butterflies 
Sleeps at night under the star 
With the moths, 

Peter you get everywhere 
It must be the fairy dust, 
you wear green tight,s 
same colour as brother frog 
Have I gone bananas, 
I keep slipping, 

banging my head 
Now that's a frog in a half, 
the search for Peter begins 
the parrot needs help 
On your shoulder oh ar, oh ar, 
stuck for words the parrot 

Hook he will find him 
Mick's on the prowl 
Blowing his secret weapon, 
we all need a bit of fairy dust 
None of us mind the tights, 
its all a beautiful dream 
With light 

Like a family we write 
Loves dream in fairytales 
You send such beautiful poetry Peter, 
melting almost 
The frogs little heart 

Peter,Peter Pan 
In the land of dreams 
Please don't eat me 
A silly old frog dreams 
You strike the frog 

Ha ha Peter,oh Peter Pan 
Brings out crazy frog 
you wont like 
The one eyed, 
battle of the green monster 

Sorry Peter you are so sweet, 
you entered Mick's secret weapon room 
Did you smell the roses 
The scent left 
By the frog for you


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my other half infact a better half

my other half- infact a better half
my other half, a better half,
both poles apart as habits do,
I a poor eater, he the great,
a firm believe in the words of the wise,
breakfast like a king,
lunch like a prince,
and dinner like a pauper.
and me believes in just one thing
eat to survive 
still the day am unwell, he adjust to a mere oat bowl.
well isn't this love,want to tell
the list goes,so on and so forth.


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damaged goods

rolling over in burnt blankets of mistakes & 
seething at the mere mention of the name that
echoes most recently through the maddened mind
like a gong being dragged through a city street
chained to the tail-end of a 4x4 that has no 
particular place to go.

rotting in the bowl with mold all furry,
being torn apart by fruit flies & other insects making
new condos & apartments in the heart &
where does it end?  
as the wreckage piles up like old toys in the garage &
all the animals from the forest come in to make themselves 
at home,
much like the flies & insects in the fruit bowl,
it suddenly seems like everything alive
is having more fun than the thinker that is 
presently thinking.

pus forming in the infected cuts &
the bruises get bandaged again &
as one party runs clear out through the field 
away from the other,
another connection is eradicated & 
another individual gets one more notch towards
a lifelong complex.

the feeling that one is not good enough &
that one will never be good enough &
that one doesn’t deserve to be happy &
therefore one begins to learn to hate happiness &
then one begins to hate others who are happy &
then one begins to die inside watching them parade around the
world (as if they are completely untouchable &
nothing can happen to them) &
then one is dead inside.


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Tell us okay

God, were you happy today? 
Did any of us make you upset? 
God, we try 
In our best ability
What did you specifically like to do today? 
God we love you helping us
Especially when we are at a crisis
Do you have any crisis God?
I don’t think you do
God thanks for giving me that today
I appreciate it Lord
You have made my life a happy one 
And I thank you
God what do you wish for us? 
We are helping others 
We are being loving
What else Lord? 
Tell us okay?
Love you so much Father
Have a beautiful day tomorrow
Yours


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A Time of Lilacs

It was so long ago a lifetime it seems.
 I had no idea I was happy back then.
 In the cool spring morning the light
 is lilac drenched the trellis hanging
 In its fragrant abundance.
 Reaching for the coffee pot
 We sit on the porch for a moment
 of marital tranquility
 Our children
 Still sleeping the youngest as new
 as the springtime.
 I looked at you then, I remember
 not as my wife or mother
 of our children but as the woman
 I could never get enough of when
 We first met.
 The fragrant breeze tousles your long hair
 I think how sweet it would feel
 Against my bare chest in our bed.
 If only I could capture the purple
 fragrance of the lilacs
 and trap it in jar together
 with this feeling of love I had for you.
 To open again and again
 through the years.
 If you were to ask me now
 Were you happy back then my love?
 There in the mystical glow
 of a lilac carpet
 in a distant spring morning
 I would have said
 Yes my love
 Very Happy
 So Very Happy


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The Things You Say to Me

the things you say to me.

they’re almost vulgar, yet they inspire me.
how do you make me feel?

you touched my chin
i didn’t know how to react.

smoke clouds and words
the best combination.
i can tell you’re a good person
by the way you notice me.

did you let your fingers linger on mine?
or am i just high

euphoria is what they call it

not falling, just treading smoke
keeping up
allowing my smile to unfold at

the things you say to me.


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Im Happiest When I Know

God loves me so
and, springtime will
come again
I'm happy to know

I'm happiest
I know
when the roses
bloom
I sing a new tune

I'm happiest I know
when I read God's
words
and the promises he made
I'm happy to know

I'm happiest
I know
Christ died
for me
and gave me
a new life
I'm happiest
I know



Copyright, 2009, Betty L. Hobbs


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Since I found you

I only know
how happy I am
since I found you.
The feeling of complete,
never empty inside.
I only know
when the sun awakens me,
you are right beside me.
I only know
no more loneliness,
now that you hold me tight.
Oh Darling,
we may fuss and fight.
But I want you to know,
I only know
how happy I am
since I found you.


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The Heart of my Story

Sometimes it's the small things in life that make us sit back and reflect on our life

It is from the good night kisses, hugs or from some silly wishes

It's in the silly jokes or in the fun your siblings poke

It's about the fun times no matter how small

It's those very special times you recall

It's in the hard goodbyes

When all you want to do is cry

Or it is in the joy of going home

No matter how far you have roamed

It's about the precious memories and  treasured moments had

It's recalling the happy moments and the sad

It's in the special grandparents, mom and dad

And  the proud moments that made them glad

It's in the happy moments of joy

When you are given a little  boy

It's in the joy of knowing who we are

 So whether we are spread near or far

It is in the family circle we put our trust

And the heart of my story will always be my family



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Forbidden Happiness


Memories of forbidden happiness
Remind in uncertain moments
Mess up the mind
That is set up for a new life

It gives a rebirth and goes dying 
Inside myself in secret
We meet for a small dialogue
When the life drags me back

The grave in my heart
Lights up some nights
The crave of dead dew past
Might come discrete moment 

No hope for wearing
Though it is gem garland 
With hope for receiving 
Just like a new telegram

Udaya R. Tennakoon


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Teach me

I don’t know what you are
I don’t know what you think or how you think
But teach me Lord
Teach me of your ways
Of how you think things 
Of how you think about things
I want to learn God
I want to know everything there is to know about You
I want to know what makes you happy
What makes you sad
What makes you uncomfortable
What makes you happy Lord?
Is it something that I can do?
What makes you uncomfortable Lord?
Is it something I do?
What makes you sad God?
I don’t want to see you sad
I want to see you happy
I want to see you happy always Lord
I want to be the best that I can be for you
I want to do everything I can to make you happy God
Won’t you tell me?


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For Our Heavenly Angel On His Birthday

 Happy birthday to our young man
what we wouldn't give to hold your hand
 Instead of seventeen candles on this day
we'll put seventeen roses where you lay
 Five months now since you've been gone
dear God, it is so hard to stay strong
 We remember you daily
and great things have been done in your honor
 We'll make you proud
because our love is so loud
 Dear God, we ask one favor
let the birthday boy make a rainbow
to shine on us down below
 Happy birthday Camron
the truest man we've ever known
 Rest peacefully now in Heavens home


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Top Billing

The New York skyline glimmered in the sun
Saw September 8th 2001
was printed on the playbill in her hand
Happily she sought her name written there
At long last she had achieved top billing
Singing an aria she twirled around
Her costume spread in a circular swish
Then picking up a broken pencil stub
She marked a misspelling in the address
Cell phone buzzed, reverberating loudly
Spurring Joanna out of her bubble
It was the director of the opera
Heard, "Hi Jo, reviews predict a long run!"
Donning her new bifocal sunglasses
She appraised her mirrored "star" reflection
Imagining a brilliant future. 



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My Melody Made of You

Youre the song stuck in my head,
 That plays across the strings of my heart.
 Youre the beat I tap with my hand,
 The melody I get lost in.
 Youre the notes loud and strong,
 The notes I cant help but sing to.

-ARI


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Exhaled

There’s peace in every poetry
A poet, a writer, a dancer
A person so witty
A thought, an expression, a feeling
Painted with colours, bold and vibrant.
Eureka!
Bingo!
I told you so!
Oh, how sweet ole life is.
Yet the road always seems too long
Never ending twirls and turns
The pebbles on pathways getting steeper
The road to the unknown speaks to us

The skies plays a different tune, much sweeter
The feet, touched the ground so firmly
I, so small have nothing
Still chokes and breathe and continue, living.


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And Yet, I Forgave

There once was a woman.
I, in all my searching,
and all my dreaming,
had never seen nor imagined such a one.
In her, for a while, I found my muse,
in her I thought I'd found my future.
 
And for what seemed like the best time of my life,
what seemed our own place in heaven,
it all really was;
but, alas, perfection's shine too wears off sometimes,
and eventually we did part –
eventually we did fall.
 
I tried so hard, for so long, to forgive –
but a broken heart does not so easily the hatchet bury.
I wept, and I cursed, and I threatened the night sky itself;
this grudge, I thought, for pain so freely given,
unending –
this anger boundless.
 
All I could see was the problems with letting it go –
the frustration with what had been done,
the sadness with no release other than pain
and being turned into this anger.
My only thoughts were on how much I hated her
for what she had caused me to become, to feel.
 
Forgiveness looked, to me, weak,
appeared akin to giving in to the anguish,
letting it rule over my life;
if I couldn't be mad at her for bringing me so much pain,
then what recourse would be left me?
What worse pitfalls, worse level of hell might I sink into?
 
And yet, I forgave.
 
Just that short while ago,
and yet it does seem so very far away,
I relinquished the pain, the sadness, the fury and fear –
got rid of that anger, the beast's brand.
Revenge was not what I needed,
only time; time to see things in that crucially different way.
 
Her face I remember,
her love I'll never forget;
but now, the memories bring triumph instead of tears.
Triumph, that I could find such a beauty in this world,
and be able to watch and join her dance.
That I could make such an angel happy, no matter how long.
 
Hope, that I could do so again;
triumph, that I glimpsed the light of the heavens
and came away, not unscathed, certainly not unchanged,
but in the end happy –
better for the experience, with a love that may have died
in the traditional sense, but lives on in remembrance.
 
Forgiveness may not always be the road to take,
but in this, this time, I found my salvation;
put the wrongs behind,
and sometimes that's where they'll stay.
It's a difficult thing to just get up and do, and might take time –
but such is a challenge of moving on.


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Ignoring me

Everyone around me seems to pass me 
By with out a good morning good evening 
Goodbye one ignores me when her friends 
Are here the other one ditches me and 
Fallows them around no wonder why i'm 
Left to drowned i'm sick of being treated like 
S*** if this is how a family acts i'm out whats
The point of walking about a world i'm just 
Ignored just to be bored i want to stay but 
It feels like i am being pushed away or i am 
Only good enough when they have no one else 
Around to use and then when someone is here 
Ditch and then disappear i was happy today but 
Now i'm not what i was happy about s*** i forgot


                     by cortney stone


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im gone

Don’t know where I’m going but I’m not where I should be
I’m aware they judge me
Life isn’t as beautiful as they make out so I’m prepared for ugly
If I knew how to be scared I would be

But I had to grow myself
I’d tell the world to suck my, whoa that’s a bit below the belt
I’m not used to things going well
Won’t even ask people I know for help

If I don’t need you won’t be around
Not being mean I’m just putting my feet down
Doing it for myself, to make me proud
Tell Pixie Lott if her and her boyfriend break up I’ll be her rebound

At the age of 15 I was forced to see a therapist
I fancied her and I’m sure she was aware of it
Wearing low cut tops, and jeans with tares and rips
I stopped going and even thought my anger had me ready to explode like a terrorist

I could stay calm with no anger management
I’m comfortable I’m not [panicking
You want to know what’s really damaging.
Is young kids looking up to Kim Kardashian and Helen Flanagan

You should be worried if being like them is your daughter’s target
How can anyone want to be famous for being talentless?
Or maybe that’s what the real challenge is
And I’m just a depressed tortured artist

But if I could go back or make a swap deal
There’s nothing I’d hope to change or not feel
I like how being lost feels
Wow my insanity just got real

But I wouldn’t change for 10 million pounds worth of change
I’d go through the hurt and pain
I’ve had to endure
Have bullies curse my name and make me insecure

I’d date the same girls
Have the same flirts and flings
Wouldn’t change a thing
I’d live in the same world

Wouldn’t take back a single word I’ve said
I’d have the same thoughts
Sleep in the same self-made bed
Walk the same walk

I’d live the same painful life
Go back to where I came from
I’ve said all I need to say
I’m gone 


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Musing

waking up at 3 am
to make a cup of coffee.
that’s my definition
of happy.
this smile is rolled onto
my lips by your
glowering gaze,
and the bitter
aftertaste of your
tongue.
that smoky film is
what resides between
us:
evidence of hazy
backgrounds to our choices.
all we need is a towel,
we’ll wipe away the
unwanted stipend
of emotions just within
reach;
they’re smeared in
all of our empty spaces.
now you’re on the tip
of my tongue, hiding
from me like we’re playing a
game, but
when I seek, I don’t
always find-
because you see,
the older we get,
the blurrier our
minds become to
the simplicity of
life.
lay back and close your eyes.
jump into sleep as the
early morning
fades into the
day
without our company.


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The Pain I Bare

Thank you for that beautiful time that no one was able to give me. I love you.

This pain that I have.  
No other pain can compare.
I’m trapped in a cage,
Sinking deep in my sorrow.
Thrown over a boat,
And forgotten.
Everyone watching me drown,
But yet no one cares.
They want to help,
But have no way to help.
Wanting to be rescued,
But also wanting to be alone.
But no one can bare the pain that I have.
Waking up every morning,
To a bright happy sun,
And yet rain still comes.
A storm hovering over my head,
Walking knee deep in my sorrow.
What’s causing this treacherous pain,
This pain I have in my heart.
I carry this heavy burden around,
Realizing,
My load gets heavier and heavier.
Then you came walking into my life,
Happy and lively,
With a bright and happy atmosphere,
It was so addicting, 
So good to feel happy and loved,
Nothing can take that feeling away.
I will always love and cherish you,
I will never leave you.
I just want you to know,
That I’m here for you.
I love you so much! <3 


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Happy Days

My life was not a happy one but I can still recall some good times.
My father was a lousy one though my mother was just fine.
I grew up with no money never knowing the finer things of life.
I never did drugs or steal and I did not think about it twice.
I grew up becoming a nice child, but had shyness like that of a mouse.
I was never invited to parties and was always left out.
I made some friends despite of it all and good ones no doubt.
No my life was not a happy one, but maybe this will change.
Until then I can dream of happy days.


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Waiting on That Call

If only I could kiss u as many times as I shed a tear last night.
I wish i were older. I wish people would  realize we are just two lonely kids trying to find a way in this world. I hope when the time comes for us to meet again we don't regret a thing. We will work out perfect we won't have to make anyone happy but ourselves. But for now, goodbye. I hope your life is as fun and amazing as you have made my life these past few months. I hope your successful, and I hope you find someone who loves you as much as I do. I hope you are happy in everything you do. Anyone who is yours is really lucky. Just know that when you need me to keep our promise, to find and fall back in love with each other, I'm where I always said I would be, waiting on that call, and on that day my life will be complete.


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Break up

It’s over everybody happy now
The light of my day, the star of my night is gone
No more waking up to his voice or sleeping with his memories
It’s finished, it seems like the end of my life
Like I cant breathe anymore, my whole bodies numb
It’s like the only feeling I have left in me
Is this what love is supposed to feel like 
If so I wish I never loved or felt this way
Coz it hurts so much that I can’t even explain
Like being stabbed through the heart
I’m bleeding to death and there’s no cure
Only one person that can fix it
But there’s no turning back now because everybody is too happy now
He’s not coming back, well then that’s the end of my life


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to the man

Dear God,
I know that you see
all the trouble that befalls me
I am only just man
Jesus i'm not only so much I can stand
why do I have to follow so many rules 
to be happy but I'm like a damn mule
dammit I know you understand
I trying to be the best I can
why must I fall to appreciate
why is always too late
why am I blind but yet see
all the bad things not good for me
I have to go to church on sunday
why, I still gotta see you one day
does that make me unworthy in your eyes
some church people tell truth many more tell lies
i aint the devil so why me
all this bullcrap I gotta see
I wanna do right why can't you help me
look at this temptation right in front of me
if i partake will i be damned
make me feel like sam i am
i pray and pray but its on your time
i want to be happy lord this will you help me find
You gave us free will to make us unique
so many questions to ask your favor we seek
I thank you lord for my life
i aint gonna never find a wife
i know your with me even when I'm alone
pray to you often to make my house a home
I sorry lord for questioning you but thats the kinda mind you gave me
what else am i to do
please forgive my brash undertones
I wanna do right by you lord before my last walk home
You told us to questiion what we dont understand
but one day you will enlighten us to your master plan
I hope I am or i'll be in your graces
I love you lord thank you for the journey called life that we chases
let your will be the plan I'm still not perfect I'm just a man
And when it all has to end
I thank you lord just for being my friend...............


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Reminiscences

A time for rest,
a time for enjoyment,
in order to keep our mind at peace,
we venture out,
in search for something quite special indeed,
these are known as memories,
in order to keep these memories as lively as possible,
we tend to travel afar,
finding a number of ways to preserve these,
especially the good ones though,
but elaborating on a number of these would exceed the pages indeed,
so keeping in short,
the travel to the Himalayas,
is what I can think of,
the elegance and the beauty of the place , 
keeps on registering in my mind from time to time,
how I wish to spend my time in there,
but a voice calls me back,
for it’s not yet time to rest in here!!


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Oh hoy

I just want to write funny poems from now on
No more bull shit
Pardon my French
I am tired of always trying
Whether it’s something new 
Or something old
Don’t want to do that no more
It can come if it wants to
I ain’t going to get it
There make up my mind
In one second flat
Did I make it clear?
I think so
Who cares 
And who knows
Running with the wind
As usual
But this time it ain’t be against the darn wind
There
I said it
It’ ll be whatever
Don’t care
Don’t wanna
Lol
Come if you want to
Not gonna


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Hugs

Hugs, cuddles,
Cwtch is what we call them

Its when two people
Show their affection

When love is poured out
From one to another

Its saying sorry, hello, 
Glad to see you or maybe goodbye

Hugs help the world go around
Understood in all languages

No age barrier
No sexual implications

Just a HUG
Saying Hi, pleased to see you.

Is there anything I can do to help.

27 May 2013




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Out There



Out there 
Every thing is so still silence
That allows me to flow.

There is a silence 
Where sad no sound!

There is a silence 
Where happiness spinning 
Above the high wide space!


Written by © Fatima Nusairat


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Life Unfair

Recently it has gotten so much harder for me to smile, at least truthfully
And I find it harder to enjoy life passing me by, with all of my problems
To make things worst for me, I cannot seem to focus
And my love, you seem more distant with each passing day

Why is it that my heart hurts so, knowing that I wont
Be as happy as I should be?
Why must change affect me in such a way
To cause me to breakdown!?

I cannot cry nor can I turn back to the past that, I' have left behind
Such things can only destroy and cripple me severely if I thought of it now
Yes, at times we've disagreed, but that never stopped us
But now, I don't know if what we promised then will come to pass

Why must things always need to change, when it was just
Fine as it previously was?
Must time take away everything that I want?
Or is everything else cruel to me!?

Why is it that my heart hurts so, knowing that I wont
Be as happy as I should be?
Why must change affect me in such a way
To cause me to breakdown!?
Yet... 
Instead of it getting better for my sake, it seems to me
That I'm being spat in the face
Why must I go through life with such a burden
As the one that I carry on my back now!!!


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Let Her Go

How is it not me I could have only illusioned my hopes, to feel her response if only so, I, I love her and she does not! Another has her heart if only he never exist for me a better chance... I love her, but she cannot. To say anything possible for her to come my way, I, love her. She is too happy with him for me to steal her happiness I can only painfully say. If any adjustments I could make how fast I would, I can only love her... A fight for her is not what she would want, I will respect her desires I can only painfully say... She will never fade in my thoughts because she was suppose to be mine yet fate does not agree and I can only sit there and remain in sorrows at its greatest, I would rather see her happy then fake with me... I cannot allow friendship between us fore my heart will not contain and will it say it's true feelings... I, love her if only she ever fade away.


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keep your head up

Sometimes I think I’ve gone crazy
Things go wrong daily
Not feeling as strong lately?
You’ve got to keep your head up

Your loved one was caught cheating
It left you bleeding
Think you can’t do anymore grieving
You’ve got to keep your head up

You lost a loved one
Keep their memory alive help them live on
And it’ll be like they’re not really gone
You’ve got to keep your head up

So you got rejected by the girl you like
There’s plenty more who’d be happy to be by your side
Doesn’t make you weak if tears leave your side
But you’ve got to keep your head up

Didn’t get the results you needed then try again
Take strength from the bird with a broken wing trying to fly again
He will soon reach the sky again
You’ve got to keep your head up

No matter how bad things are
Better times are never too far
Time will heal all your scars
You’ve got to keep your head up

Pain won’t last forever
You will find your treasure
Today was bad, tomorrow will be better
You’ve got to keep your head up


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It feels good to be back

Oh I remember that time
Staying up every night
The pen flying across the sheet
Sitting on the edge of my seat

Yes I remember that peace
That perfect scene
Where there was nothing but me
The paper and the pen in between

It's all I think of
My hands feel restless
Inching towards the pen
A temptation to which I must give in

I'm looking for that happiness
My equilibrium
That I missed so much
When it was gone

Now when I'm liberated
From my commitments
My hands possess life
Separate from mine

Reaching for the pen
Without a thought
And beginning
With furious relief

What a joy it is
I can't explain
And when it's done I look up
Time forgotten

This is my release
The only way I know how
To be me
My only link to clarity

This perfection
How can I forget
I can never forget
It's  a part of me

My universe lies in this pen
That's the only truth I know
I don't need any more

So now after so long
Lifting it again
Like it's a part of my arm
I smile at the old familiarity

Old friends reunited
I say in my mind
Hello again old friend
It feels good to be back.


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Dishwasher Catacombs

Melted butter
Missed crumbs of toast 
Blue-ribbon cooking 
In dishwasher catacombs
Remnants of delicious memories


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Better days

Hope,
Burns within me
It burns so brightly and fiercely 
It consumes all in its path,
Lighting a way for joy 
Illuminating the energy
The force within,

Today,
I am myself,
The music plays,
The lightness in my heart  stirs my body to move,
To act,
My mind is solid, still 
I am present here and now,
The rest …
Is hope burning brightly …


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Mr Green

Mr Green you've always been a true friend to me every day you release me from the world that's suffocated me.
When the pain is too much to bare you are truly always there. You wrap me up in your paper's touch a scent so sweet it's just too much. You absolutely make me tick I tick so much I'm totally skint.
 I want to roll you up and suck you dry feeling so great I'm higher than high. A natural buddy in a synthetic land. I'll wrap you and roll you and lay in the sand.
The only negative thing to say is I need you more and more each day.
But I can live with that if you can for you and I go hand in hand.


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We come we go

We come .. we go
Let us gather & go together
Nearby  a calm smooth river
You, he, she, they, and me
Each one of us carry a candle
Fixed in a body of  a wooden small board
People with a common purpose
With nature,  when the night gets dark
To light our candles and set them
On the river to have free moves
What shall we see?
Moving sparkling  stars.
Go  up &  down.
Some on some off.

Happy new year.


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Life is a Car Wreck

Life can be a car wreck.
It can be a crash.
It can seem like it’s all carshing into you.
It can seem like you’re just stuck
and you can’t move.
But you live and you learn,
cry and you yearn.
Smile and laugh,
win and loose,
rise and fall,
and walk and crawl.
It can scare you
and freak you out.
You feel like you will never get out of this mess that you’re in.
You feel like you’re trapped
and no one can save you.
and you don’t know what to do.
You cry
but you feel like no one’s there to see your tears
and wipe them away.
You just don’t feel like you’ll see another happy day.
You feel like sunshine will never again come your way.
But soon it will all be over.
You will see a happy day.
You live and you learn,
cry and you yearn.
smile and laugh,
win and loose,
rise and fall,
walk and crawl.
Life can be a car wreck
where it feels as if everything is broken into pieces
and you can’t seem to fit them back together.
You can’t find every piece.
Some pieces are missing.
But over time
the pieces are found and they all fit together perfectly.
Because
you live and you learn,
cry and you yearn.
smile and laugh,
win and loose,
rise and fall,
walk and crawl.
Hang in there.
You’ll be pulled out of this car wreck.


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my perfect day

Woke up this morning nothing different, dog licking my face
Got up made a cup of tea, then used the toothpaste
Need the hunger in my stomach to vanish
So I made a bacon sandwich

I see the sun is shining
It’s beautiful outside
Today its Manchester United vs Man City not that I need reminding
Wearing my United shirt with the most pride

Then I receive a text
It’s from a girl I’ve liked for a while she wants a date
I reply asking when she is free next
She says “let’s do it tonight I don’t want to wait”

I reply that sounds good to me
Give her a time and place
She replies that’s good for me
And ends it with see you tonight babe

I begin to proceed with my day
Give my dog a kiss goodbye no barking comes my way
I left the house a s I had a few things to do
Before I watch United and City play

I see my friend who I’ve not seen in a while
He looks at me and asks why do I have such a big smile
So I tell him the news and have a quick chat
So I proceed with my day after we have a laugh

Last night I had writers block
Today I’m writing more than ever before
Maybe I needed a night off
Now I’m writing like Marshall Mathers and Tupac Shakur

Loving everything that I wrote
Now at the pub I order a coke
As I’m feeling thirsty
And we happened to beat Man City with a winner from Van Persie

Now I head back and get ready for my date
Usually takes me 45 minutes to do my hair
Feed my dog & give her the left overs off my plate
Now I have 1 hour until I have to be there

My friend calls to wish me well
She looks gorgeous it’s a lot to take in
I don’t usually kiss and tell
But last night was amazing

Ended up staying the night
Having the most amazing session of passionate love making
Wake up with her by my side
And decided to start dating

What happened next no one needs to know
I don’t need to say
I have nothing more to show
Because this was my perfect day 


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Singing to the stitching of her heart

Jump off the grand canyon,
and push the Rocky Mountains to the East
and see the tiger roar in the green jungles of India
and the lion is sleeping in Africa,
the birds are at my window singing.
She lay there quiet and sad,
pale at heart and weak in the knees and joints,
rusting from the rain.
I sit there smiling
and I hold her in my arms and sing to her,
and she stitches up her broken heart,
with the lovely song I sung along with the peaceful,
little birds along with the stiching of her lonesome heart.

... her heart is not so lonely now...

I sit there, with her in my arms
she is smiling and singing
and we kiss the dark twilight away
and see the birds fly away in the sunset
and we stay there in the room full of stiched up hearts
and peaceful music.

...her heart is not so lonely now...

12/3/13


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A Rather Serene Guardrail

As I sit here on this guardrail,
on this first day of the year where
a jacket is not what you need to keep you warm,
watching the same breeze that breathes
across my cheek and whispers into my ear
stir the waters before my eyes;
as I hear the soft, ephemeral guitar and heartfelt voice
of music for the spirit,
I give the world a simple, true smile,
and ponder this concept we dub happiness.

It's not something one should search for,
despite what you may hear;
stop seeking serenity.
It scampers to and fro, out of our fumbling reach,
like a squirrel or rabbit darting speedily away -
and like those, if a capture is ever managed,
you won't know what to do with the prize.

There is no way to guarantee its arrival at your door,
no way to ensure you'll ever find it at all;
but the chances can be increased.
Ironically, my answer is to do nothing,
nothing regarding it, whatsoever;
live your life, how and why you choose -
leave happiness to its own fey games,
and maybe, one day,
there it will be.

In the dream you've toiled at,
finally close to realization;
in the friendships you've nurtured,
bearing harmony beyond your former knowledge -
there it is.

When one you used to love, the giver of a broken heart,
becomes, once again, your friend;
when you forgive and forget the pain that went before,
and enjoy simple companionship once more -
there it is.

In the work you've done,
finally meaning something;
in just honestly being who you really are;
in a father's proud word -
there it is.

In the stars and the moon,
peeking out for a celestial salute;
in the sun, blazing bright and orange,
settling on a placid lake,
in a deeply soulful song -
truly, there it is.

This world's got one hell of a lot to offer,
if only we'd remember sometimes to look at it.


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Clouds

Clouds
(Written while gazing out the window of an airplane while flying back home from 
California).

Clouds amidst the aqua blue sky
Thousands of them tossing and turning
Clouds amidst the golden universe
Reveling and yearning
Oh to be treated with the respect that is due a cloud
A pillow for the heavens
Come and sit beneath these golden gems
And let your imagination run wild
Dolphins, elephants, horses, whales
Where ever your imagination takes you
For to be perched upon a white fluffy cloud
Places the universe in a new perspective

Gwendolen Rix
7-31-14


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my life

what am i living for ?
for eating, sleeping and working...
what is so special in my life ? 
whenever i sit alone ,i keep on crying 
for something that i want very much,
for something that i cant find...
and this thing made me hate everything around me , 
even the nearest person to me. 
i hate myself for not changing my life, 
for not being happy , 
for not being genuine with my self, 
for not being extrovert  
for obliging myself to be detached from the world and from the people around me.
but i the love the Sara in me , the Sara that's sleeping deeply in my soul waiting  
for me to wake up her...     
but my question is :is she going to help me??? 
some people born to be happy and to have a nice, easy life 
but some people born to have a tough and a hard life...
why do i have to be from the second kind ???
i keep telling myself : im the happiest person on earth, which is not .
i try to fill my time in anything to stop the feeling of orgasm , 
because it hurts my soul a lot , and it's hard to be healed again ...


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Dirty Kiss

 The door slammed behind me and she grabbed me
Pulled me into her kiss
Hard and fast
Our lips met and so did our noses

I remember thinking
Under the flash of pain
Behind the sudden wash of tears
Within the gush of blood down my lips and chin

"This is sooo not how it looks in the movies" 

We kissed anyway.


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Joy Spill

The world is turning
Turning,
I'm spinning
Spinning,
Playing a record
You're dancing
Dancing,
You make me feel alive
So alive,
I've got a thousand words
No one picture could suffice,
To describe to you
The fields flowering within me
From the depths of my heart,
I'm watching you twirling,
Twirling,
The summer is closing
But the memories will last
Until the next,
No longer empty inside
You fill me to overflowing
Flowing,
Letting my joy spill
This milk I won't cry over,
I'll have a cookie;
Or two...


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Metal Dancer

Metal dancer 
Metal dance sick romances
Falling over and over again
No religion no faith whats that 


Metal dances in the night 
  Looking up and down 
 moving to the beat 
            

Metal dancing hahaha im a beast
Dancing and thrashing around
Putting my heart at a risk
releasing the inner me
I feel so happy i can finally breath 
Laughing ,crying so happy im back
so happy i survived the battle

My soul & my heart goes into the dance
Dont need a partner 
Dont need  all the romance

its just me  on the dance floor again
dancing the night away 
theres so much now that i wish to say

watch me twirl watch me fly
as i spin around laughing away
heading bangers delight 
Dancing through the night 
Screaming for more

im a metal dancer ,A gurl attracted to the essence of the night
my dance my own way of letting people see me 

not in the shadows anymore but in the light
   Metal princess  night angel
i am woman hear me  roar
 Metal dancer on the floor



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But a whisper part 2

                                            But a Whisper                                                                                                          
                                                           Part 2
                                  (From the Mothers perspective)
In my minds’ eye this life that I see, Is my very own son upon my knee.
A special angel my heart does breathe. A gift from heaven above 
a touch of heaven God shared with me, a gift of his infinite love.
For many, many, months I’ve thought of how your life will be 
and I really kinda hope you look a lot like me.
I’ve thought about your first year of life there’s not much for you to do.
Oh but how that’s gonna change as soon as you turn two.
I’ve bought bats and balls and a little stick horse all kinds of things you won’t need till your four.
I see Kool-aid kisses and a bubble gum smile to get a cowboy hug, I would walk for miles.
In my minds’ eye I just can’t help it I want you to have it all.
At least that’s what I think God wanted when he gave me a Mothers call.
I’ve given this a lot of thought, I don’t know what to do.
I’ve got this feeling in my heart, the world’s not ready for you.
Now I’ve shared a special moment with you that can only come from the heart,
And since that heart belongs to God I know we’ll never part.
You’ve brought me much joy in this little span of time if it wasn’t on your face, I’d say your smile was mine.
You are the answer to all my wishes. You’ve made my dreams come true.
I thank heaven for blessing me, by giving me time with you.
In my minds’ eye I kiss you but a moment, a lifetime in a flash.
Although I knew you but a whisper forever your memory will last. 


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IT WOULD BE NICE

IT WOULD BE NICE

Click heels and choose?   Ok  It would be nice if 
I could  be in the house of my son when he’s my age
And celebrate how he’s succeeded better than me
And see him happy with his life’s progress
And see him happy with his wife  -  like me
With his own grown-up children. . . .
Yes, I’d  like to be there when his ship has finally come in to port.

I’d like to know did he ever really understand or know me?
Does he remember me like I remember my mum?
Does he miss me or wish he could see me?
Does he ever talk to his children about me?

Yes, it would be nice ; but  I would much prefer to be 
There when he’s in difficulty and has nowhere to turn; 
When he’s down to the last gasping penny;
When no one listens, and all are too busy.

To help avoid the accident, not to help after it;
To see around the corner ahead of him
Before he stumbles on the path;
To remove the broken glass before he treads.

To be a useful part of the process; not a decorative
Addition to a final  celebration.
Rounds of applause and flash-cameras  hold 
No interest for me. My preferred spot 
Is between him and trouble, and when that job is done, 
Send me  quickly to the next job.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . 

Written by Sydney Peck  for 	

Michael J. Falotico's Contest "Close your eyes and click your heels" 


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hell and back

I’ve been through hell and back
As if you thought the devil was a test for me
Somebody please tell them that
It’ll take more than that to bring the death of me

I didn’t even class it as an obstacle
The obstacle saw me and thought impossible
It knew it couldn’t hurt me never mind beat me
Thank you for making my time easy

You want to take me back to hell?
I’m laughing still
From my first visit
You aren’t right if you aren’t your own worst critic

So much truth in that line
I don’t need you to tell me that
How do you want me to give you proof that I’m fine?
I’ve survived going through hell and back

Why would I be scared?
You should be prepared
Because anything can happen
I joke with my pain it has me laughing

I know I’m a little messed in the head
Well you can suck my insanity
You left me for dead
And it didn’t even damage me

Kick me while I’m down
And see how well I react
I’ve been to hell and back 
And I’m still around 


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Happiness

Happiness is a fleeting thing
At times it can feel like a memory
something that was experienced 
but sadly short lived 

It's like a flower coming into bloom
the dew droplets hanging off the petals
the sweet scent of a rose hanging in the air
Happiness however fleeting should be cherished
like a blind person being able to see the world for the first time.
A father witnessing the birth of his child.

One should remember when sorrow comes your way
and you feel as if everything is crumbling around you
think back to those happy moments 
use it to lighten up those dark days
remember that there is someone out there 
someone that has never had a happy moment to think back on 
someone who is suffering through worse fate than yours
and in every dark cloud there is a silver lining.


By
Jamila Larrier


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My little man

You look to me when things go wrong
You even call out to me "Ma"
A few months old
in so much distress
So many tears hoping you'd be okay
I could see your face looking up at me
as you went off to surgery
You run to me when you see me again
I will fight to keep you happy and healthy
for as long as I can
I see you run around
like a happy little boy
I hope to give the world to you
for the amount of love you show me
You'll always be my little man


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Indistinct Sins

The dark of the night is my sanctuary.

Where sight lasts only right in front of me.

If I close my eyes, a smile forms on my lips and smoke curls out from underneath them.

The joint in my hand waits patiently to burn it’s light, while I hang my head out the window,
laughing, laughing.

Can you be here with me, during my good times? I’d like that.

The steering wheel is my anchor, keeping my body grounded while I lose my mind cross country.

There’s no place for butterflies when your tummy is too full of drugs, so fill me up and don’t apologize.
If I cry, it’s only in anticipation of the light that is to overtake us: nothing to be scared of.

I open my arms for you and wake up, staring at the road we’ve traveled, and the place we’ve not yet left.


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You got all

There is nothing that you can wish for 
That I haven’t already given 
Love 
Lord


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What is that thing called

What do I feel like writing?
Oh yeah, I am going to write about special feeling called love
Is it love?
You don’t know what to call it
But you know that you are happy when you see that person
You eyes lit up like a firecracker
You tummy is dancing a little dance
All butterflies are flying circling your inside
You barely breathe
You hold your breath without you knowing it
Your stomach feels extremely tight
What is up?
Are you not in control of your body?
Ha, not by the slightest
You feel rushes of giddiness
For no reason
Oh yeah
You are totally in a floated state
Butterflies all around
And the funny thing is
It goes on forever
It won’t stop
You may have to call a paramedic
For a remedy cure
If there is one
A state of light-headedness
Jovial and oblivion
To things around you
Ahh you’d better not be driving
You can hardly manage yourself
Okay I think I barely touch the surface
But you know I am trying
I'm barely able to handle it
I am hyperventilating
And I like it, lol


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How to Restore Your Joy

Restoring My Joy

How does one restore joy?
Is there a secret ingredient?
A secret concoction?
Perhaps a bucketful of daisies?
Or a million dollars in your pocket?
I say joy is restored by running through wheat fields in my ponytails
Or finding my way out of a corn maze
Or maybe an entire day entranced by finding a four leaf clover
Because by the time this most difficult day is over
I will have traveled back in time with my Heavenly Father 
To a moment of complete innocence
When the world didn't oppose me 
Or the enemy try to expose me with his dirty lies and games
I am a soldier in the Lord's army
That is who I am!
I have been battered and bruised
Shoved and pushed around enough!
It is time to take a stand!
For what I have learned on this journey of fasting is
Who the real me is
The betrayal, the lies, the lust-filled darts
I am about to declare a holy war against the enemy!
If you are in the army of the Lord and you want to restore your joy
Simply pick up your sword and your shield of faith
And gather at the feet of our Savior
No more controversy, no more oppression
Just brothers and sisters in Christ ready to stand up
And drag the King of Hell back to his lair!
Arise! Arise! Oh children of the Lord's Army!
Hear the palpations of war! 
The days of our attacks are almost over!
We are about to be restored
What has he stolen from you?
Innocence?
What has he done to your heart?
Let's challenge the beast and his loathsome demons
With a mighty victorious charge! 

Gwendolen Rix
8-1-14


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choice as mustard seed

various directions halt themselves
after the day is done
my temples are massaged and i 
remember why i chose you
you cut off the lamp and whisper
in my ear to relax...not "try"
when i do, you go deeper into
my stresses until you reach the eye
i look at you and wonder how you make
it so easy and free
it is because you just do, and i rejoice
and give Thanks and Praise that you
chose me....no other Moment could be Better....


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Last Season

Together we dueled and alone you wept,
Deep-down I eked out
Which made me to read your mind.
I asked for your hands
And averred you to have it coming,
Oath taken, but you fell behind –
I couldn’t cope
What was bogging your mind. 
I asked you to be cadged and free your mind –
I just wanted you to be mine.

You realized and then you intimated the fact
Affirmed you then as a credence 
To what you have gone through;
Lightly I then asked for your hand.
You wept for, what you don’t deserve to
And fell down upon my shoulder.

What I deserve was only you
And once you felt
You avowed my heart.

All so far we shared word by word
And you started to smile back,
You raised your hope upon my longanimity
Yet my love for you felt back. 

Sketchy two souls yet intimacy inflated
Muted few moments and dustups uprose –
I heard your confounded voice,
Yet I fenced.
But then again,
I cried, I hoped and I implored
I bade for myself to grasp my heart.
Alone I felt and yet you calmed me
But thronged with fury
I realized, it was too late. 

Left you behind to your own world
Where you said you will be happy - 
The only thing that I couldn’t ceded,
The love that I felt for you could not be regretted.

I left alone once again with memories I cherished 
I smiled with drops of water from my eyes.
Days seemed to me as years,
And time gave up my tears.

You smiled back once again with a new life…
And I kept my promise, I didn’t look back;
You let me go where I settled no-where…
I lost myself leaving behind allegiance desire. 

I stand-alone myself without fear
A dire arouse and I took it as a dare.
I tied up myself and reveled with new aspire…
Yes! I left your memories, and I left it by. 

I heard your voice once again, yet I didn’t fumbled,
Your tears then proved me -
Yes! I can live without you, with no tears,
Yes! I’m living without you, with no fears.

I smiled once again and I started to live afresh
Where I left you behind to your own world
Where you said you will be happy - 
The only thing that I couldn’t ceded,
The love that I felt for you could not be regretted –
Yes! You were my love and you are
But I can live without you, with memories faded.


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That Perfect Feeling

Do you ever get that feeling?
Butterflies fluttering in your stomach
Like you’re the happiest person in the whole world
And you don’t want to move
Afraid to lose the moment
And you’re just bursting with life and joy
Do you ever feel that leap in your chest?
Like you could stay here forever
And never need the world again
Do you ever get the feeling?
That this moment is perfect
And you’d give anything to keep it
That the minutes move too swiftly
And you want time to stand still
Do you ever get that feeling?
That you don’t need anything else
When your heart skips a beat
When you have a giant smile on your face
And you never want to frown
Because in that perfect moment
Even Heaven would bring you down
Do you get that feeling?
Because I do
But only when I’m next to you.


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Seize the moment

Know that Time is brief and passing
It is terrible; it devours all beings
Moment is the essence of time
That yesterday seems like a dream
And the rosy tomorrow is but a vision
So drop the past and spurn the future
It is utterly futile to seek happiness 
Seize the moment wisely and be happy.


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heart to heart

speak to me with your smile 
that i've grown to love 
speak to me with your soft eyes 
that i've come to adore 

speak to me with your laughter 
as it brings us closer still 
for lovers don't need words to 
get their meaning across 

lovers do talk so speak to me 
with a gentle look or 
warm touch of the hand then 
we'll discuss things heart to heart


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Happy or Not

Happiness is my vein
It disappears at my last game
My life is such a joke
It will never be the same
My life will always be in vein 
I'm always unhappy
I will never see light only dark
The moment I open my eyes
My happiness is over
It will disappear with my heart
I will never get it back
Happiness will never find me
But depression shall devour me 

Goodbye to happiness I will never have.


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To whom it may concern

Out there in the farthest regions
Of emotional distress....I as well as she does
Yearns for love that hasn't been shared
The passionate kisses that has not yet been
Compared
but as the burning sensation in my heart
Devotes to your every need
I stand strong with my chin up
behind your smile, past the deep depths
Of your heart & soul
I look into your eyes and knowing about your past
From being hurt, burnt,used and confused
I wish to burry the hatchet
Because by the time I am done making my way inside
Inside your heart I can finally say....I am glad I stole.
Let me into your life and I will show you
That I care and will always be there
Its something we can finally say....we have something to share.
Dreaming of the nights where you are here by my side
And that one kiss is
something that I refuse to hide
Thinking of all the positive feelings and happy thoughts
I can look and stand proud to say the pimp in
Me has just died.
One day I will gaze upon a smile on your face
The type of smile that is impossible to replace
Feeling the comfortless in your arms
I will protect and provide from the worlds harms
Because weather you believe it or not I am your lucky charms.
I want us to share the good, the bad, the happy & the sad & the crappie moments 
together
Living for 20 years straight and all I can say is
That you made me better.
As my imagination runs wild and free
Something so magical but so real to me
Begins to be something as close and feeling the love
That is so tender and saving our teen age love affair
in which I can finally it is something we can compare.
I am...and forever will be your prince charming
And you my cinderella..
I will go state by state.....city by city and even town by town just to find you and 
thrown the missing glass slipper on your missing foot
But as I stay put
The final kiss determines if I am worthy or not
That's for you to answer.


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Happy days

Making food for your family early in the morning puts
You in a very happy mood and makes you proud
{But only when you don't do it often}having fun playing 
In the sun all day makes you come closer and not 
Stray from the happy days you want to have every day
Like in May with popsicles or inside with targeting 
Missiles, games and social networks make you stray from reality
Crazay, but all that maters is that you have a happy day


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war code message

terrorism war code message
open window of oppurtunity
could be them could be you
doesnt matter
stalking choas with these old shoes

soo many words theyve removed
cant say no
this is not allowed
and the peace is gone
and here i am letting it die

wgat did we replace it with
an sos
a do it to yourself
a blank and white conspiracy
a set up to blackmail society
where no opne cares

the television of happy americans
never sees the suffering canadian going to bed hungry
but im the one letting it die
never thinking of you
empathetic
insignificant
dancing in the quicksand
dont you know your locked in a place they never find
musings of stalking chaos
old woman of importance
or vip for the moment
not the martyr but ill be the victom again
interrupted again
left shoe untied
tripping
falling
traces of laces
what can i say
when you took it all away
what were you trying to say

crime scene of the things you never truly meant
the ways you sold yourself to pay the rent
the things you couldnt say
the way to replace the slide
nevermind anything
theyre just scrambling the war message code
and im the man in the middle
far from humble
ready to tear your face off with this spade
and shovel
shovel shovel
another life lesson from the deck of conspirituality

whisper this
and scream that
see if anyone notices this
be the oxymoron of dont do this but practice that
churches and maffia hand in hand
listen to me as i do it backwards
never mind what i dont understand
its all a blur
are you after satisfaction
i doubt youll get your happy ending
im not surrendering
im dead ending deathwish september
read the lettter
redrum always tasted better
scrambled eggs for supper
forgetfull thanksgiving and the cake ate you yesterday


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My 1st isnt My Last

i thought that not seeing you would turn my life upside down
and i was right
im happy, im smiling like never before, im laughing and i have not shed a single tear
and here i thought it would be hard
i will admit seeing you (even though it was a picture) brought back emotions i never wanted to feel
the love, the anger, the sadness, the regret, the fear, the pain, the happiness, the laughs
all of that came rushing back and i was stunned for a moment
BUT i realized what i have now doesnt even compare to way back when 
writing this now is getting all of it out so i would NEVER go back 
im stronger now then i have ever been before
hearing your name doesnt pain my heart any more
i dont have to beat around the bush anymore
im sssooo grateful because you've should me what i always deserve to have and i have it now


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That Time

That Time
Yule time is for us. We celebrate it together, as a couple. Chilling out, seeing our mates, time with family. It's not time for our enemies, or vicious exes, or global dictators doing hell. No, it's time for contentment. Not eat all you can and spend on yourself. But do so if you want. It's better to share some love, laugh together, drink as one, party as a group. Of course, it's up to you. But don't do bad things. You know the ones: fighting, murder, robbery, drug dealing, genocide and more. Enjoy your Yule time 2014.


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Random thoughts *7* A Rondelet

*Rondelet* Rhyme scheme AbAabbA


                                                                Happy days!
                                                       Better than days I'm blue
                                                                Happy days!
                                                       I have a smile on my face
                                                          As a friend I am true
                                                      As an amateur poet I grew
                                                                Happy days!


Jared Pickett	
9/7/09
Asavvy1


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I am the antichrist

The music is my power
soo negative dragging you down
two edged sword to remind you
that amidst the happy lyrics
and the wars of this world
we're better off to be strong and remind ourselves we are living a lie
to save us from the nightmare
of the terrorism being a dream come true

Broken homes
negativity
hate
something to fight for
nothing making sense
so sing a happy tune and look at the real world around you
and how lieing to yourself does what

My plan to end the world
I hate you all
I want you all dead
Im a spy from a disatnt land
telling you everything
now help me
scratch my back
bleieve
and stand strong to fight me

Im out meddling for war
looking for all the heros to corner
You dont have to like me
but your better off with me on your side

I'll spe4ak my hate openly
I'll tell you my plan
but doesnt mean thats the one im following

I am the antichrist
the power
the leader of prophets and the false
i plan to fail
set me free
give in
give in to me
Im the worlds best friend by nbeing their truthfull dummy blind enemy

make the protest for peace big
Im building you up for your next war
your only chance is to be informed
and know if you dont take your stand
another and another falls
and i win again over and over

I hate this world
every boy girl woman and child and man
im here to destroy everything
and this is how
i could be telling you the truth
somethoing to think about 
but dont lose sight of me
i could be throwing you off
a nonchalant attempt at defeating myself to get what i came to get
is it over yet?

So egg me on and think i have no control and as the stage goes onrepeat forever
I'll be back to win you over
I hate you too
and loving me is a fear
I am manipulative and deceptive
be strong
dont be led by greed and temptation

Another false prophet catches on to what i'm all about
where im heqading
what im doing and he may be annointed
years of being fed our fears
we were born for this
why are we here?

Heaven is not our home
mans plan
and soo many enemies among ouyr territory haunting our imaginations
lets prove the facts or die trying


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For a Moment

She smiles at me
And I smile back;
For a moment
I'm happy to do so,
Who wouldn't smile
On a cloudy day
At a ray of sunlight?
For a moment
I hesitate;
I'd really like to stay
And exchange
A few words,
For a moment
I'd like to hear
Her laugh,
Listen to
Her thoughts;
Feel her cadence,
For a moment
I ignore the world;
Admiring this beauty
Like a rose by the side
Of my life's road,
For a moment...


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Hurricane Wilma

As we watched her from across the sea,
an eerie feeling came over me.

Her sisters we had met before,
so happy were we when they left our shore.

Slow and seductive she stayed on her course.
Taunting and teasing having no remorse.

For days she haunted us, we had not a clue.
None of us knew what she might do.

Nervous we watched her and prayed for the best.
Hoping she was not like the rest.

Katrina and Rita her sisters were named,
her we named Wilma in hopes she was tame.

Then as she eased upon our shores,
we boarded the windows and bolted the doors.

The rain it did pour, the wind it did wail,
some houses were flooded by this tropical gale.

Soon it was over, we all looked outside.
The power was gone, many trees lay aside.

But happy we were that she had not seemed,
as mad and mean as her sisters had been.


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The Playful Day (written by a 9 year old girl)

the  playful  day  is  a  day  where  you  dont  have to  work and  you  still  get  
payed  9000  dollars  everyday or  it can  be a day  where  you  get everything  you 
want  or even  a day  where you get  to play  with  your  friends all  the  time but all 
i  care  about  is  that  everybody is happy  in  this  happy  world.


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An Apology

I married him one fine day
Secure in the knowledge 
Of how happy his life
I will make
Everything looked bright and warm
Everyone was helpful
Time passed on
Living in the warm cocoon of his arms
I failed to realize that
It is he who is making my life happy
Absorbing all my worries
As a sponge
And never burdening me with his
Fulfilling all my hopes and desires
Always assuring that I am happy
My tears would tear his heart apart
My laughs would make him come to life
He solved all my problems
Making me believe that 
I had solved them
He was always there
To encourage me
To listen to my days work
He never ever complained
He sacrificed his time 
With his family and friends
To be by my side
He gave all his life to me
And I kept on taking
Secure in the knowledge
Of how happy his life I am making.


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paint by number lovers

her paint by number love affair
was planned down to his kisses
was everything she expected it to be
wasn't long before truth showed
it was a love like a paper flower
but it would never grow never thrive
it was just ink and paper rendering of
what could have been
her paint by number love affair
so sad and forlorn
pasted there on the wall
like child's keepsake
gives no warmth holds no future....
paint by number lovers
never argue
never cheat
hollow smiles carry no joy
meaningless pleasures under the covers
meaningless words that have no answer
paint by numbers love affairs so easy
so hollow
sad and forlorn


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Drive in Me

Effortless you find
Know
Love
Lord


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Fever finds you

Do you go without great fun?
Know 
Love 
Lord


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I'm back

                                               
I wake up with the sun in my face fresh new air. I say to myself this going to be a better day. My life was going downhill couldnt keep up, made a few changes and guess what came up. I got what I wanted and even more than that. Been gone for a while but feels good to be back. Back in my old life not in just a dark place. I'm happy and feeling great, my best friend doesn't talk to me as much because I told her how I felt. I guess I did the right thing cause I finally moved on. I think I'm in love, even better to hear it's not with her anymore. I'm happy I got out of that place it wasn't where I belonged. I'm back. Tell the whole world I'm back and I'm not going back.


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happy town

in happy town(where
the flowers are laughing
&
the birds are singing)
love swims through the air
(we're all
happily soaked)
joy breathes from the trees
(:umbrage of
smiles:)
happiness floats in the pond
( ( (ripples)carry)laughter)

everyone
is welcome in
happy town
(strange
rs
&
new
comers)

happy town
is a secret paradise
(everyone
knows where it is)
there's a map in your heart
(i found my way there)
&
now
i live in happy town
(im happy)

comejoinme


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Happy for a few

I'm happy for a few moments
I can taste the droplets of rain the leaves shake from their limbs
I can walk beside my shadow and not seek intimidation
I can even let my shadow over shadow me
I'm happy for the days I thought my sun set in too early
Or the days when death kept me company at night
I'm happy for a few moments
I have watched my family betray me and I smiled
Kinda knew it would end like this
Without a bloodline to trace back
I'm happy for a few moments
All the things I've lost and given away
Will return to me and everyone
I give you my happiness
Although it will never last me 
Let it be my gift to you for eternity
My friends, My family, My enemies


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It is okay

It’s okay that I feel this way, it’s not you. It’s the devil inside.
 It’s not you that makes me cry, it’s the lies I listen too.
I look at myself thinking of what you think when you see me. 
Sometimes they’re bad, sometimes I wish you could say them to me.
I wish you knew all the pressure and anxiety you leave me. You don’t try, but I must go threw a million thoughts a day. 
I’m happy to see you, but when I leave you my heart feels like it’s leaving me. 
But it’s okay, I’m use to it.
It happens every time, and as much as I wish it could change, I hold myself back because I’m hurt. I’m hurt of self-pain, rejection, loneliness, and fear. 
It does hurt, but when I see you next it will go away, only waiting to come again. 
I’m happy without you until I’m laying in bed, awaiting for the next day.
I want to go to sleep early but then I can’t get you out of my mind.
I feel crazy, but it’s quite normal. I have no idea how to feel about you. 
I can’t decide weather I like you or I like the idea of you.


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Momma

I miss you momma
Hi, momma
I'm your little baby girl
Momma

I’m here keeping a loving watchful
Eye on you momma

We don't want you to worry
I
Wish I could have been there

But now since I’m a full pledge
Angel
My duties are to love the mortal
Baby Angels

Momma I have my wings I want
You to know

Do you miss me momma?

Momma I kiss you last night while
You slept
You were crying in your sleep
Don’t worry momma

Please don't worry 
Your babies are ok

I’m doing fine
I get to play with other angels like
Me
Just babies you see
We fly
We laugh
We go to one field of happiness
To another
Just been happy children momma
So don’t cry momma

Oh yes there is a lot of us here
Momma

I have many many friends

I have my wings momma
Did I tell you that?
Momma I seen my brother yesterday
He said he love and miss you too

But no need to be so sad momma
He’s ok
He worries for you a lot

He hate to see you cry

You know momma he visit you a
Lot
He sprinkles little roses fragrances
Around your room while you sleep
He said it makes you rest better and
I think it do

My brother and I was bouncing on a
Cloud momma

We look down and we seen you kneeling
Down by the brook
He cried because you were
Crying and he talked with God about you
So he knows you are ok
He said he don’t want you to worry
Momma
Momma you will be ok

Momma I love you momma me and my
Brother we do

So momma don’t cry 
We picked you the pretties rose in heaven
Momma
We laid it on your pillow
So don’t cry momma
Mother’s day will be happy for you
We planned it out momma
We want you to have a happy mother
Day

We'll be there by your side momma
We are never to far from you momma 


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Rock n Roll and Festivals

The other half of my entity –
With an iris of grey sapphire storm clouds
Not dissimilar to mine,
With a breaking-wondering, lusting-wandering heart,
After my own heart.
Together we discovered freedom, in this
Muddy field of burnt-out rockers
And churned up dreams,
Stood beneath the looming stage, a cliff
Of impending overwhelming beauty.
Let’s destroy our gasping lungs and burst
Our protesting eardrums,
Let’s starve our stomachs to feed our souls
And spurn the pillowy recesses of sleep
For the muscle contractions of wild whirling dances.
You gave me a vast royal vault of memories,
Each one delicate as a paper moth – and indestructible.
Slightly rough, muddy, fine boned hands clutching mine,
Tugging me to the front of a crescendo,
Never let go!
And trace your magic circles of madness on my palms,
There inked for eternity.


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n hour with my Two pups

n hour with my Two pups

 

It is an hour of life is too happy  in my life

This hour  I spent with them is useful

My happy with currencies are tempting to do sins

This happy and indulging in their’s love is

                               really an excellent experience

Sixty minutes ,I felt a new life and a new world  of love

They licked my hands and face with love 

Pleased me and  made me to travel in the world of Paradise

Entering in to the World of paradise

Possible  only after  death

But these lovable innocent pups

Have presented  Me that Heavenly experience

To a bowl of milk

They taught me a great lesson in love

Their pure love and innocence 

 tempts my mind to live with loyal to our father with love

 as the Pups with me in this world


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Lead me Out Of Draknes

You heard my heart crying for love and you answered,
 Your soul found mine; you brought me out of darkness into the light,
You filled my soul with hope and mended my broken heart
 You touched a place inside me I thought locked away and out of reach
You showed me the greatest pleasure; you gave me the greatest treasure, 
Please don't ever walk away I would lose all will to live if you did
I have never loved this way before and I know
 I never will again if I were to ever lose you
Lead me out of darkness into the light, Show me love
I need your love to live again, in this world of ours
Shine your loving light into my soul, banish my shadows forever.


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If I If You

If I drink from a glass, will you drink from a cup
If I emptied my glass, would you fill it back up
I would share all I have for you to know that I cared
I would do it for love and not because I was scared
If I say its half empty would you say its half full
If you say its half empty I know its half full
You would make me quite happy if you stay for a bit
You would make me quite happy if you come and you sit


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Remembering Her in Eternal Happiness

Each day and night I cry,.....
Seeing her as if directly before my eyes so happy and beautiful with the beaming
florescence of sun blinding my sight.

Constant flashbacks in my mind of all the good one person could bring into 
one's life, without a doubt to make them feel so loved at times of pain and 
wonder hidden in I.

To a woman so dedicated to learning only the teachings of the All Mighty God,to 
speak into others ears to believe that HE is always there to rely on and the most 
powerful man there ever will be that can solve any problem.

The pictures and words froze in my mind hurts deeply to understand that God 
has taken her from Hell on earth to a wonderful place of serenity to heal and 
rejuvenate her soul for a new life in a place way more gracefully innocent that the 
planet earth.

Way above the clouds and higher that no eye can see, But into the soundless 
galaxy of peacefulness to one's self mind to finally be free.

Hoping in mind she will never forget seeing the never ending tears of grievance 
for only her a time that is desperately needed.

Looking up off in space with overflowing tears, questioning Him why?......

Visions of me seeing her as an angel of God, to express how much i do care 
(That  was never reflected) , and the needs of her in my life and how it's killing me 
slowly inside.

But then is smothered with words of God saying "She is happy now and not to 
worry.... She will always remember you as you do of her and could see the pain 
straight through my eyes.

" I Wll always breakdown and cry with sadness and guilt in my heart, but is 
stopped with her presence of joy."

"Dedicated to my aunt Kelly ,Rest in peace"


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Scattered

Scattered in memories
Scattered in lies
Scattered in questions, scattered in whys’
Erased from love, hate beneath me bleeds
From the life, from the tragedy 
From the taken-right 
I pray and I pray to God
Oh eliminate who caused all this 
God if killing him is what it takes
I’d be happy to do it 
I’d be happy to erase the agony, the blood, the pain 
The person…. That devil that made us cry
Made us helpless to everyone but to God 
He shall not stand, he shall perish 
If that is true, I will say it with heart- opened hope 
To God we shall await…


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Lost in middle aged vortex

Lost in the vortex
 
Of Retrograde happy days
 
All is peachy bright
 
Smiles ignite money tossing everywhere
 
 
 
With ego comes might
 
With challenge comes pretension
 
With hypocrisy comes abstaining
 
Well at least for...
 
 
 
I've seen the dull buzzards ignite
 
Fizzling tar smoke, allowing
 
Porcelain dolls to take center stage
 
And I should be laughing, happy free
 
What is wrong with me?
 
 
 
Born with too much on my plate
 
I should just relax and abate
 
Instead of attempting rewiring
 
Like the emperor of electrical engineers
 
Maybe i should just drink a beer
 
Slowly letting my head hit the bar tab
 
 
 
The bartender is pouncing tonite
 
She has a fistful of dreams
 
Hidden under those pacifier eyes
 
Shes out for blood and revenge
 
 
 
I go out to smoke the skyline
 
Absorbing dripping atmosphere
 
Something tells me
 
I've been here a million times before
 
I've seen where all these shadows run to
 
I guess i was hoping for more
 
 
 
Like some hidden city uncovered
 
I'm searching for gold
 
Beyond the belabored
 
Somehow we just cant make it tonight
 
I'm gonna back into my cave
 
To hatch a plan


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the x-mas tree salesman

every happy face, every twinkle in the eye
approaches with or without a child,
bundled up regardless of whether there is snow on the ground
regardless whether it is actually cold outside &
the first thing they ask is how much a tree is.

the question is asked,
regardless if there is a big sign just in front of the mass of
trees standing, 
in which said salesman is pacing slowly,
waiting for the next vessel of 
holiday cheer
to enter their world---
and because the salesman bites their tongue,
despite whatever it is that they themselves might be feeling,
there is not a lashing out at the 
individual,
who, bubbling with excitement ,
probably wouldn’t listen to them anyway,
when they remark that
the price of the trees was posted,
and that said customer passed it just as they came
fleeting in.

sometimes the person who shows up for a tree
has been sent by another,
for you can see the “errand” in their face---
they do not walk with wide glowing eyes,
and often they have no child dragging behind them---
the salesman wonders if in fact,
this person, more than the others,
is on a level more conducive to her/himself.

for the salesman, alas,
cannot join in on the private bliss of every
domestic happy drone who comes tumbling in---
they may even be thinking,
possibly even pondering 
all the holiday suicides that pile up around this
time of year,
and it just doesn’t come with a smile.


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London

January 8th 
Changed my life completely
You cried on this earth
For 2 seconds
And I felt whole
Everything else could've went wrong
But you were so right
You made things so bright
Erased all the negative
And made me think positive
It did not matter to me
Everything was just perfect
Freeze that moment
Embrace that feeling
Leave me there for life
She is my world
A new me,
A new beginning, 
I felt everything changed
It all was rearranged
Only because you were born
You became my favorite song
One that took me back in the past
And made sure I never made the same mistakes
You became my favorite cake
You were my favorite everything
I never wanted to leave your side
Because I knew you wouldn't
My baby, my world
My special girl
My second chance at life
To get it right
And this time it will be
Because for you
I will do anything

<3 Mommy


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Merry Christmas To you with all my might

I thought I heard some knocking
And went to check the door
It was very shocking
Almost dropped me to the floor

I had thought my family
Had forgotten about me
They all held me firmly
I cried and they could see

I had some tears of joy
On my Christmas eve
I gave each child a toy
All adults got a sleeve

My house was very full
I was happy to the core
And I was very thankful
To be alone no more

We all went to sleep
As it was Christmas eve
The children tried to weep
I told them Santa would just leave

They set out cookies and milk
For Santa on a plate
And a napkin made of silk
So he could wipe his face

We got up in the morning
To see what Santa left
The sun was barely dawning
Some children feel bereft

It was a Merry Christmas
A very happy sight
I will say Merry Christmas
To you with all my might


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Everything is a fight

rise against opression if you could
but you are far too unwell
as scathed as i am
from this constant battle
the only thing i have undestood
is that everything is a fight

picking my battles
just soo i can live a happy life
settle for nothing
because last time settling was a mistake

everything is a fight
the mailman, the power companies
phone bills
spirituality
sexual identity
political views
medicated for whats wrong
so they can be right

Everyday biting my tongue
tongue in cheek doesnt exist
fighting to better myself
as futile as that is
i may as well sign up for the war
because its endless
absolutley endless
and even signing up for a fight
i would have to fight you
on who i should fight

giving up is way easier
yet that would be the path of least resistance
where i fight myself
and lose everyday
everything is a fight
everything
from making someone understand you
struggling from day to day
no clarity ever
just two sides with opposing views
both saying their right
So what are we fighting for
if everybody gets it
power
control
money
the glory of living a lie
to be sold to the masses as an example
of how right they are
for making your entire life a fight

I'm not sure where the pay off is
winning by overwhelming people with confusion
being the posterboy or girl
for something and trying to fail
it's endless, it's pointless, couldnt pay me to care
its just not worth the fight
i guess thats all there is
sell your happy ending for another endless futile battle
for somebody elses glory
just to feel like you belong
and then smile everytime you wish to die
cause thats all there is left
fight to survive
fight for the truth
fight for your rights
fight to fight over everything that is a fight


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Moment For Life

Seconds add up to mimutes
then multiply into hours
converting to days in which enumerates
then finally tally's up to years
living up to something
that we call reality
in which we share a bond
that we may say that will not disappear
I am your knight and shinning armor that
you will never have to fear.
Try to start a new beginning with a special
some one that appreciates you
for who you are not what we can provide
Lets make this our own little Cinderella
story in which we shouldn't hide
Having mercy for the ones who envy
and letting it slide but at the end of the day
you are going to be  the one i call my bride.
I Think, Create & finally Record
what i feel
taking your black hole and restoring its name
the heart
shows me that our love will never drift apart.
Its been said that their is no such thing as a perfect individual
that best fits your expectations
I been through the good, the bad, the happy & the sad
Love is a verb in which even though i want you to myself
i cant help it
I am happy to say that your my biggest
temptation.
Drowning in your abyss of egomania in which
has me in a daze that also has me lost whether
do I continue to let myself fall or
wake up to a new beginning
I look up to the stars and all I can say is
even though I am writing my poetry
and speaking it out to my audience
Inside I am singing.


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when planners fight

he & she found themselves to be
remarkably similar in 
personality contrast,
for they both had no time for
unplanned 
anything---
both attaining some kind of 
success at a young age in their
prospective careers, they waited
throughout the laborious search
for a significant other that would
mix just right---
finding each other was to the both of them
like discovering the proverbial needle in
the proverbial haystack---
one thing led to the other &
the happy domesticated couple
did their happy domesticated thing,
wrapped up in a new abode,
with glistening rings on their fingers &
yummy new dishes whipped up together
fertilizing the evenings,
energizing the both of them into
aphrodisiac bliss.

but the missing of the
pill was not an accident,
nor was it planned---
it was something of a whim on her behalf,
after a special night where they both
seemed to achieve that comfortable 
warmth of true contentment
which often baits young couples into
thinking that they can spend
the rest of their lives together &
once she missed one, she decided to stop
taking them altogether---
sure, they had had a talk about the
starting of a family,
but together they had come to the 
conclusion
that like everything else they did,
it too would be planned
perfectly.

one morning, after testing herself,
she hopped back into bed &
felt it was the right time to let him
know,
after all, things had been going so well
with each other’s careers & the two of
them seemed so happy together,
wouldn’t the news only add to the
ecstasy
which they seemed to be living in?


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Resurrection versus Reincarnation

Why things are created? 
What is God’s purpose? 
Once upon a time only God existed.
If all creations extinct in God it will make no difference. 
Can believers in reincarnation explain this thing logically? 

Why we will be deprived of bodily pleasures? 
Pleasure of body is more intense 
Than pleasure of soul; don’t you agree? 
Pain of body is more intense 
Than pain of soul; don’t you agree? 

You must admit 
We will miss our body during Nirvana
Cause we love eating, drinking and enjoying sex.

Why God will snatch away our bodies forever? 
Does God lack so much power? 

Whereas according to Islam
God has a specific purpose to create
From the day of resurrection onward 
He will make His best friend 
Prophet Mohammad most blissful
And His other near and dear ones 
Will also be happy eternally
On the other hand 
God will punish His enemies
The ill part of Himself

On the day of resurrection
We all will be given new bodies
To make both body and soul of God’s friends
Extremely happy and peaceful
And to give outrageous pain
To the enemies of God.


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The Happy Place

Mornings delight is present with the laughter of so many little children.
My street is filled with pitter-pattering little feet that are out and about.
Each home impressively stands tall with a very valid gift on this street! 
Each home esteemed by many splendorous seeds yielding viable sprouts!

Laughter and joy fills up in my air allowing the child in me to cheer again.
Little hearts pound with excitement from all that is complete and genuine.
These streets are always stirring up in sounds of my own pure innocence.
Many of my screams are carried out through many of their tiny shouts.
Their little lives engage with my own will to thrive alive on this street.
Not one shimmering smile is shaded by a stunting glimpse of doubt.

This is The Happy Place and exact with what my eyes can clearly see.
It is my place of comfort that carries me back to where I've already been!
The Happy Place holds the master key to my life of many, many things!
My warmest images are portrayed by the innocence of a child's smile.
The Happy Place holds my essence in presence of many, many memories.
The face of my own authenticity identified is what this child's smile brings.
The Happy Place is a true gift in this world freely given by a precious child.
A genuine smile dignifies my world restoring my truth purified by my honesty!

® Registered:  2009   Ann Rich


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I Love You

Listen to the graves of old men
And let them whisper in your ear
Seeds of blasting time
Like the loved ones spoken in grimaces
The many golden souls who don’t believe in souls
But the shoals of our seasons
Like mad children
We all play different games and demand attention
Demand our rules
Our needs for happiness
To make you happy so I’m happy so you’re happy so I’m happy
So love’s carousel keeps turning
As if it ever stopped
As if it ever stopped
As if it ever ever ever over the breadth of the universe
Faltered…


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I Have A Question (part two(last part)

"Honestly now, this place seems sophisticated enough,
were you do not laugh at a ceramic penis."

"But it's so small!..I wonder if men were really like that back then....
good thing I live in this era heehee."

I put my palm in my face, hopefully not to be drowned by her silliness,
but I couldn't help enjoy her happiness:

Ever so youthful she is in her mind that her body has not aged.
Like an elf of the forest, she could enjoy her surroundings in many ways.
Her cheeks so flushed, that I wouldn't mind biting them to see if they taste.
Lips that spread like my favorite dessert, when handed to me on a plate.

I started to stare at this picture above me of one of the young kissing couples.
She started to stare at it to, I used my peripheral vision to glance at her face.
She didn't seem too happy looking at it, 
her smile slowly turned to a line drawing that slowly turned to a pout.
Even the question was in my mind to ask her, I couldn't helped but wonder,
why I enjoyed her company so much that I didn't follow through, 
to make it more than a friendship.
Sure she is childish at times and odd, and a bit of a daydreamer, 
but those seemed to be the things that I enjoyed about her the most.
The very things that I would complain about her way of being,
were the very things that I adored, gosh we've been friends for five years now.

...But then the guitar in my mind played the song that would remind me why:


SHE HAS A BOYFRIEND, SHE ALWAYS WILL HAVE HIM BY HER SIDE,
THEY ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY, REMEMBER YOU LEFT FOR TWO YEARS,
AND SHE HAD TO DECIDE LA LA LA LA.

"What's wrong?"

she asked with that still unhappy looked on her face.

"Me? Nothing, I like this place. It's cool..."
If only she was single...wonder if she would take me...

"..What's wrong with you? You seem not to like the happy couple,
When you yourself are a happy couple."

"Haven't been for five months..."

"...WHAT? Why?....um."

she laughs, she always thought how I talked and moved was amusing to her.

"It doesn't matter, he lost interest I guess, 
that's why I wanted to do nothing for the first three months."

Why is it that the people that enjoy most everything in life,
that are o so happy by meaningless things,
are also the ones that get very sad rather quickly.
She cried in all the Pixar movies and every animal cruelty commercial she bawled. 

....she's...single..do I dare?..It's to soon..
My heart is beating my mind is screaming

"What are you thinking?"

"....I have a question..."


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The Crickets are Calling

The crickets are calling
Out the stars,
Paper holes punched
Into the night sky,
Hear their tune
They play
Just for me and you,
Listen to the waves
In the background,
Their crescendo 
Ever so louder
Yet serene,
Watch the dark sky with you;
I could until the morning
Like a face through a screen door,
Looking out, looking up
The twinkles are bright
White sprinkles on a chocolate cake,
The crickets are calling
Out the milky moon,
Lighting up the world
Before we sleep,
Hear their tune
Lullaby serenading,
Gently our daytime cares
As we lull off to our dreams...


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Happy Again

My heart is aching because it’s full of pain
Because I know what we had will never be the same

I prayed to the Lord and asked him if he would make things right for me
Then my baby came back in the still of the night to thee

He held me in his arms and kissed me on my forehead
Then he took his clothes off and laid next to me in my bed

I was happy again so I cried happy tears
Then my baby told me that he was there to take away my fears

He made me a promised that he would never leave me again
And then he gave me a ring and told me that he didn’t want us to live in sin

Then he said that he wanted me to have his name
Thank you Lord for everything, I will no longer live my life in vain


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Happy Place

Its the escape from reality.
The place we all go for a few minutes of happiness.
Before life and reality come knocking on the door,
forcing us away from our few minutes of joy.
The happy place is our dream world.
For some its a happy point in their life time.
For others its racing in hover cars in the future.
Or dancing in a beautiful meadow.
Maybe fighting pirates and winning.
Or being a kidnapped princess, rescued by a handsome prince.
What about time traveling to historical events? 
Surely enough the happy places is whatever makes us happy.
Getting there and staying there, is not so easy.
Sometimes you need quiet.
Sometimes you need the right music.
Sometimes you need distraction.
Sometimes you need privacy.
But once your there, its disappointing 
having to leave.
Saying goodbye to your delicious smoothie
on the serene beach.
Finding yourself fade away from your daydream.
Aching to hold on to any object in your happy place,
forgetting its not real.
You feel as though you were pulled away from a movie
before you got to the ending.
Just as the climax got bigger in that future hover car race,
Life creeps in and snatches you.
The beautiful meadow becomes flooded in rain.
The pirate was in the process of climbing on your boat
when the image of a boat is replaced with paperwork.
The prince was just about to save you when you vanished.
The happy place is to get us away from the ills of the world.
But where do we go when being taken away from your happy place
leaves you unhappy?


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the things i don't do

I don’t think your happy 
I don’t mind you so much 
Do you lose your laughter often
And even my conscience softens 

And I don’t need you so much 
Days dreams across Okalahoma
Sweepstakes, hopes, to many wishes  
Don’t you ever, mind your business 

No Cinderella stories 
Door to door and right before me 
And this won’t last much longer
A west coast love, romances of a loner 

And I don’t need you so much 
I don’t think you’re happy 
And I don’t mind you so much 
Day dreams in Okalahoma 

Tuesday lies
Wednesday, you never left me 
A missing tide
The message your anger left me 

And where were you 
Reasons you left unto 
No one ever leaves you darling
Someone left her nights in Harlem 

And I can’t choose 
Life or muse
Me or you 
The things that I don’t do

"May, June, someday soon"


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String

Nobody likes to say goodbye
There is a smile in every ‘Hi’
So happy if you have a comfort ground
With your friends you’re just laughing all around

I know I love you more than anybody could ever imagine
I share my life with you; others might think we’re insane
We may get stuck with these unending responsibilities
But that’s why you are here and that’s why we are here

Having friends like you make this world stop rotating
We share our tears and make fun for every stupid story
Ages don’t matters as long as this heartache can be shattered
And that what makes us a happy family

Even if time separated us 
Divided us into the utmost distance
Friends can be as far as the stars in the sky
But this string attached and this bliss can carry on

There are always tears in every goodbye
There is always sadness at the end of a phase
But that what makes us strong and build up our empathy
I love this harmony because I know this heart can’t lie


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We Poets are Farmers Still

 	We poets are farmers still,
ploughing our mind in the invisible field,
whenever the mind makes the pen wield.
Sowing the seeds of emotion,
in the field of melancholy,
we reap the expression of joy
with our hearts happy and merry.
Gardeners we are to our core,
as we are happy to see our words bloom
amidst the reverberation of “Encores”.
Idioms, our fertilizers,
simile and metaphors, the growth enhancers.
The monsoon, the joy of spring,
when in the winds of expression ,
our joy swings.
Words bearing a new look,
publicity reaping the best
out of our joyous moods.
Our alert mind, the scare crow, 
driving the birds of plagiarism away, 
helps the expression to bloom and grow.
Again we wait for the next showers,
hoping this time, the day will be ours.
We then sow the time awaited seeds of expression,
with the waves of time, the blooming showers.
Their timed sprout is now, 
when you lovers of art, 
read it aloud and feel it in your heart. 

     
                                 


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String

Nobody likes to say goodbye
There is a smile in every ‘Hi’
So happy if you have a comfort ground
With your friends you’re just laughing all around

I know I love you more than anybody could ever imagine
I share my life with you; others might think we’re insane
We may get stuck with these unending responsibilities
But that’s why you are here and that’s why we are here

Having friends like you make this world stop rotating
We share our tears and make fun for every stupid story
Ages don’t matters as long as this heartache can be shattered
And that what makes us a happy family

Even if time separated us 
Divided us into the utmost distance
Friends can be as far as the stars in the sky
But this string attached and this bliss can carry on

There are always tears in every goodbye
There is always sadness at the end of a phase
But that what makes us strong and build up our empathy
I love this harmony because I know this heart can’t lie


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as happy as u are acoustic

Smiles will only carry you so far
I’m really only as happy as you are

Days I wonder, if I’ll ever get to see
More than I ever meant to be
The journey only last to be complete
For life appears to be bared unseeingly deep

Smiles will only carry you so far
I’m really only as happy as you are

And now I worry for the faces that I meet
The course of our departure’s incomplete
And if I should take a failng stand
Remember, I am only child of man

Smiles will only carry you so far 
I’m really only as happy as you are 


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Story of my Life

Yesterday my parents got drunk and wasted like every night but my dad did not 
Have the right to say the things that were said and did now we all have tears to 
Shed. The story is simple it just goes like this my dad left the room with blood on 
His fist mumbling words witch were unknown but his voice had a very awkward 
tone 
Then he collapsed on the floor and I rushed into the open door. When I saw my 
Mom lying on the floor I grasped her tight and said, " I can’t take much more". 
Then she opened her eyes and not thinking right pushed me away and grabbed 
A knife she said her life was bad and that it was only getting worse and now she 
Was gonna brake this awful curse. She said she wasn’t meant to live with tears 
Running from her eyes but the sad part is she never said good bye with fear and 
Anger bestowed upon her face she happily cut herself out of the human race. 
She 
Grasped the knife tight as I pleaded not this way and she stabbed it through her 
Heart and with excruciating pain I grabbed her tight and never let go. But what 
Really caught my ears was when she told me please don’t cry, I was meant to 
die 
I’m happy and now I’m free. But how could she do this awful thing to me I loved 
Her so much but now all I can do is say be kind and helpful to your parents love 
Them more the anyone else and hold them tight cause it could only that one 
night 
For something to go wrong them they will be gone so please for me hold them 
Tight and even give them a kiss good night. My parents were drunk as usual and 
I 
Don’t believe they meant the things they said to me, my mom was sad and 
beaten 
By my dad, you see it can only take one stupid mistake from someone else to 
Cause so much pain, and tears will be shed and my story will go on till everyone 
Is dead. I love my mom so much but now all I can do is pray that she is happy 
And that I can see her again but I hope deep and within that she will be my 
Guardian angel my blessing from above but all I need now is a parent with love.


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Love is not worth giving up on


I know we argue and fight
But im sure there is something that we can just make right
I know you need me and I need you
The only thing is there is something that we both need to do
That is to get along and try to work things out
That way we can forget what we were arguing about
I know that we are going to have to try for this
And this is something that we both cant miss
We need to have confidence in what we are capable of
And that is loving each other with some help from above
So we can make our lives together happy and worth while
There are going to be times we want to give up but we have to encourage each 
other to  go that extra mile
I know we are meant for each other and that’s the way it should be
We just need to open up our eyes and look at each other then see
That we are happy with us and only us
And then look back at our friends and say you know what we don’t care if you fight 
and fuss
We are in love and there is nothing you can say or do to break us up
That way when you see us in the hallway happily together at least give us the 
courage to say what’s up


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Ready to die?

the game we play
just in case
to make it easier
on everyone we loved
no two edged sword for those we hated
psalms and quotes to admire to fit in
I'm ready lord
for i do not know
when my number is up
but want everyone to be comfortable with death
more comfortable than anything than they have ever been

its always black and white
your alive 
\too bad soo sad
drama drama
your gonna die
handle it
for those with their heads burried in the sands
group organised warnings
angry letters and mysteries unravel
controlling the ways we do so
so someone else might live longer

im not ready to die
im not ready to go
i have lots of stuff i never got to do
lots of people i wanted to love i never shook hands with
things i wanted to see
i couldnt afford to do
tears i wanted to wipe off my own face
but instead there is a planet of millions of suffering people
for one happy you

im not bitter
i just think its sick how they twist it
categorise themselves for fear of dieing
of getting closer to you is what it actually is
to kiss your hindside
smile to your face for an eternity
while all the while they must know it isnt right at all
cant inspire you at all
so here i am beginning with nothing at all
but invisible brick upon invisible brick
building my wall

one happy you
versus the millions of miserable
and only one angel fell
and hes the bad guy for caring at all

look ill admit i dont know the plan
and i already know your gonna be angered fior not petting your brainwashed
whatever it is you need to hear to make it easier to die
for whatever we didnt do right

i'll never see the places i want to see
meet the people ive wanterd to mee
have many of my dreams com,e a reality
and tghen die to live forever
sure sounds great sign me up
if i can spouil your party forever
sounds like a blast
millions of idiots suffering to make one jerk happy
I'll be there to spoil the party
coukldnt ask for anything more than that


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Secret

They tease
And wonder
Why I am smiling so and
Humming happy tunes, under my breath and
Why the strut's back in my walk...
But I won't tell them
Because if I do,
Everyone would want
A little piece of my heaven too.
So I'll just keep smiling and struting and
Humming happy tunes under my breath and
Keeping you a secret, all to myself!.


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My True Feelings

I say I'm fine
when inside I’m not
I try to be happy for you 
but I can't.
I put on a smile to make you see
that I am the supportive friend 
that I am suppose to be.
But really I cant stand it.
When you go all goo-goo for him.
It makes me want to puke.
Then I remember how I felt.
How happy you were for me
when I was with him.
How full of love I felt.
The world was my oyster.
And even then you were there for me.
Now I will be there for you.


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phalanx

A gymnast you must be,
to turn my whole world
upside down.


An alchemist you are,
to change my world of dust
to gold.


A musician you be too,
to lead my heart
to sing so.


An engineer for sure,
to build such
hopes and dreams.


Or just a simple preacher,
to save
this wretched soul.  


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discrete..not so much

Your lips should be burning, yet you smile in vain
Who are you really, I don't think I know
You have been full of lies since a long time ago

New doors of life open every single day
I am closing this one, and parting my own way

It is obvious to me now, though I kinda got it before
That what we thought was friendship was masked in lies...
and so much more

It's okay that I heard you, I am pretty glad I did
Now for once you were honest and ya did even know it kid
I heard the night of last ,your true thoughts about me

Truth I like, I can handle that
But you said it not to me, but behind my back
You thought I was gone, and had freedom of speech
My ears were there, within reach

Guiltliy you slammed shut the door,
after a gulp of uh oh
you spoke of it no more

Dang it!  who you say your my friend
then turn around and blade me in the back

After an hour I came back to the room
My back still bleeding,  yet you still sang a happy tune
Not knowing I knew, we chatted a bit
You poured on the burning alcohol with your concerned skit.

so many things in that moment I wanted to say,
But I held my tongue and just started to pray
relieve this girl her tention so dear
help her understand these words very clear

Honsesty is a force between friends
that binds them like glue from end to end
every lie, like hot water, dissolves some of that trust
then things said like last night, apart we bust

All I ever asked in my friendship with you
is to be honest and to be true
no matter the pain it may cause me so
the truth will set you free, and I needed to know

Ready to listen is all I have ever been
that door is closed now, my humble little Friend
These words are in anger, yes that may be true
but tired is my mind of trying to figure out you

It is not the first that your voice has been heard
For my ears have resounded every word
Gleefull and happy with me to my face
Then ridiculed and tarnished in every other place

the bitter sweet symphony plays in my heart
as  two worlds fly vastly apart
new friends you will soon have in another, place another town
I will pray that honesty be replaced, you lying little clown


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While you've been gone...

while you've been gone
I've been so sick
a virus a cold the flu, URI,
who knows but sick enough
to be home three days
fever cough running nose
buckets of tissues and very little sleep
today I dragged myself up and had a shower
ripped the sheets off and soaked them 
the clean ones brought me to
went outside in the sun for a while
(forgot it was July, I was feeling like January)
the dog so happy I was up and around
he is not happy when Mama's down and out
you'll be home in a few hours
at least our room doesn't smell sick now
and you can rest
although
my sore nose, no makeup, tissue box  and all
I'm sure you'll have a nice welcome home
on your mind.
I can't wait to see you.
I'll let you do the talking
when I talk, I cough, so its all on you.....



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Happy

Is am in a dream
I think I am asleep
This can't be
I am finally happy
I haven't cryed in months
My mind is made up
The sky is much clear
I nolonger live in fear
I now have a reason to live
I don't wanna give up
I finally found trust
Its love not lust
I am happy I live above the world
I now see brighter days
Now I think about children
And there first day at pre-school
The thought of it being a boy or girl
Just twirls my world
I found the reason to live
I'm finally happy again
And I owe it all to to my boo


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Between two stars and the moon


In the summer I stay awake at night
In the summer I sing a happy song
Making poems through hours everyday
Feels the breeze overflowing from the window

I stand in front of the mirror
A picture of me smiling back at me
A notorious face of a blur future
But I feel happy that’s for sure

I lay myself down on the ground
Feels the night wind touched my skin
I’ll build a spacecraft and reach the sky
Crashed down in a planet between two stars and the moon

I’m a dreamer in crowded realists
Dreaming a journey to another dimension
Maybe my home is beyond all clouds
Between two stars and the moon

Imagination is beyond reality
So far away from the eyes can see
Words and mind collide into one
Nothing but a truth symphony you’ll find

My mind is propaganda of a mystery
Quite a bit bizarre in the inside
It would be pretty queer
For everyone who knows me


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Just My Thoughts

         As my heart beat begins to slow, my mind races at a speed that I’ve never known. 

All these things are around me but I’m feeling so alone.

I’m driving up to a mobile home, to meet the only thing real, that I’ve ever known. 

And now the past flashes, right past my eyes and I’m thinking, screw these classes,

 I’m burnt into ashes. Every day involves at least a couple crashes. 

I use to be collapsing.



Now I’m thinking back, trying to stand tall.

But I fall when I hear that voice call.



My only question is what happened to it all? 



Because things come and go, yet I’m seeing more go then come,

 I want to be happy but when I do that I let down everyone…


Because what makes me happy is escaping from the world; not leaving any word of where 
I’m going.

I feel more alive without anyone knowing.

 Just for a minute I want to be on my own.
 In my head I’m screaming, ”leave me alone!”.

	
	These days turn to nights and these nights fade away, the moon comes out to 
sleep and the sun comes out to play.

 If I’m feeling good you may even hear me say,”It might just be okay.

 I need some sleep it’s been a long day”. 

In my dreams I picture scenes, with fresh snow melt mountain streams,
I’m standing over the ravine, 
I want to jump out, 
Fly away and maybe sing.

 But then I realize that I’m still attached to these puppet strings.

They wrap around my neck and choke me until I pass out and wake up in a cold sweat. 

So I choose to barely sleep.

 I use to call it rest, but it’s for damn sure I can’t get any rest when all I’m dreaming of is 
regret. 


I’m doing the most work when I sleep, 

Say goodbye to counting, 
It’s more like I’m herding sheep.

And it’s hurting me, mentally physically and in more ways then you will ever see. 

	The truth is that this pen that I use to write with is my Zen and I just want be.

	


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Strange thing

Tonight you come tip toe into my mind like a room
Where first I tasted the rich elixir of your tongue
And made you promises that I meant to keep
Without knowledge of the savage rocks of doom
Tonight something like jasmine
Or your perfume lingers in the air
Like a memory of happy days gone
And though I love you still
I ask my heart why would it not let you in again
And my heart flinching in its pain
Tells me that I could not be happy again
Because you carry now the salt of too many seas
And would compare me to all your memories
And the barnacle from some distant and primitive dock
Would crust my quay and litter my rock.
This is a strange thing to me.


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Happy

 is as happy does
I am happy as I ever was
Smile at this smile at that
Even smile at the cat

It will show when you are cheery
Yes it will show on you my deary
Even eyes can smile with a look
And I can read them like a book

Happy that you read my works
Even with all the quirks
You can read some from a book
All you have to do is look


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Be Merry

It was a winter day in December, overcast and looking like rain.
The man at the store front was ringing his bell asking for donations. 
Digging in my pocket for change and dropping it into the pot; I gave my last bit of change. 
I could have bought a doughnut I thought to myself. 
It's Christmas though and I offer my pennies as token to the gift we all have been given. 
And believing in the power of giving back; I take my part. 
And I sing my happy birthday song from my heart. Happy birthday.
You gave me truth and hope; and I give you devotion
                                      And “Love”


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Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving
Working men, and
Working women,
And
Children,
Who are left behind
Happy Thanksgiving
Street’s poets,
Happy Thanksgiving
Low-wage happy face,
And the running delivery man

Happy Thanksgiving,
Streets,
Trees,
Lakes,
Mountains
Forests,
And prairies
Of America

Happy Thanksgiving,
Sisters and fathers
In the big churches
Or in their tiniest houses
Happy Thanksgiving
Soldier,
Policeman,
And firefighter.
Happy Thanksgiving
My friends
My street mates
My Café mates,
My bus mates,
Who is watching me
And I did not notice.
Happy Thanksgiving
Who is sleeping,
And who is dreaming,
Who is on the road,
Who is traveling
By
Plane,
Boat,
Car,
Or who is orbiting
Around the planet.

Happy Thanksgiving
Mexicans,
Africans,
Asians,
And the European:
The first who came
And the last who are trying.
Happy Thanksgiving
The lost and found
Happy Thanksgiving given Native America
Happy Thanksgiving to the lost and found
Happy Thanksgiving
Seniors,
Men,
Women,
Teens,
Children,
And new born babies.

Happy Thanksgiving Eileen.
Happy Thanksgiving
America.


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The Balloon

It floats there in its place
big and yellow and
haunting;
prompting me to smile.
Its tail hangs, like that of a 
scorned puppy, who
never gets it right.
As it does its slow, hypnotizing 
dance, bobbing up and down
carried by the currents,
the children all laugh,
and they let go,
imagining;
imagining where it will go.
If their laughter fills my ears,
why do I turn away,
run away?
I try and let go;
to be happy like
I should,
to be happy like
they are.
I try to let go;
to float away,
with the balloon.


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without sadness

without sadness
where would we be?
there’d be nothing to compare
perpetual bliss to &
would that not change the very nature of the
game?
would happy really be happy anymore
if it had no opposite?
would summer really be so sunny
without the comfortable
cold
death 
of winter
to bring us down & isolate us all
for a moment of 
sweet reflection?

and don’t deny it
there is a soothing ability which sadness can
bring
that the happy ecstatic just cannot compare &
such happiness, so fleeting,
can always be stolen---
it can always be taken by another
who stumbles upon it 
even without motive,
because one’s happiness is so subjective.

sadness brings together
people who are moments away from
ending it all,
be it face down on a bar counter or
strolling in a dark rainy city---
these semblances of life do not destroy us
but instead humble us
where happiness will only divide.


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My purpose

My purpose here on earth
is not for my own pleasure or man’s, 
but it is for God’s pleasure.  
Life is not about you or me, 
but about God.

It is not God’s responsibility 
to make me happy or provide 
all that I want and desire.  
But He will and He does.

It is my purpose in life 
to make God happy 
and fulfill His desires. 
Which I fail at
far more than do.

His desires are for me 
to love and worship Him 
and love my neighbor.  
To care for the hurting 
and care for the needy.  

To see something other 
than my own little plans or wants.  
To see a plan greater 
than my own 
is what He has.  

When I see all and help all 
as if it were my very own life, 
then I begin, yes just begin,
to fulfill what God’s plan
is for my life.  

When I can develop 
my attitude, my way of thinking
to align with God’s attitude 
then I am one step 
closer to His plan.

When I grow up 
and become the person 
of God that He desires me to be, 
then is when I will be 
the happiest and most fulfilled.  

Through all my misery, 
my hurts and my pain, 
and troubles even then 
shall I rejoice 
in His peace and love.  

Because of His love, 
which flows so deep,
His peace, His joy
I need not dwell 
in my problems as I do.
 
But be a victor in all 
areas of my life .... everything
that I set my hands and feet on.  
For when I am weak 
then He makes me strong.

All that I have, 
all that I am, 
all that I long to be 
is because of my Lord
and what He means to me.  

He is my reason for being, 
He gives me  ....
my very life’s breath.  
I desire to be the reflection 
of Him and His love to the world.  


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I am Daniel

 I am Daniel 

  
The king named Darius was not happy but he listened to the astrologer just one 
too many times and finally agreed this Daniel is just not doing the kingdoms 
business. Take him and lower him away into the lion's den he gave much 
thought to this it seemed so wrong to him his conscience finally cried and the 
good KING Darius almost died oh what is wrong with me and then HE ventured 
near the cave and cried “Daniel has your GOD saved you from the lions.” 
I am Daniel
I sit in utter darkenness no food or rest no help it seems the lions do not utter a 
sound it's so quiet in this cave no sounds no roars no hate inside these beasts. 
My lord the GOD has made them shut up all their want. I sit upon this rock and 
kneel beside this rock I pray and wait upon my GOD to save. 
The silence is so strong the smell of cat is strong around me I felt them strain 
and halt in strang perplexity of need they seem so different now. 
Darius was at the entrance to the cave waiting just to hear a word from Daniel 
mouth. My heart so troubled earlier and earnestly seeking deliverance is now at 
rest and I can be blessed in every circumstance because I kept the faith of GOD 
a test but not from him to us this test is testing no one least of all this Daniel. The 
lions do not roar. Daniel Spoke. 
“Darius be of good cheer I am Daniel my GOD is a deliverer.” Darius Spoke. 
“Bring the astrologers here to this cave and get Daniel out of there.” This was the 
Kings decree he was quite gleeful and happy about it and then command was 
given in a hard hard voice he cried 
“Throw the worthless men in where Daniel lay.” This order carried out may seem 
so harsh but without Judgment come to them what would they learn. 
Now they are waiting somewhere else for GOD to come. 
And life for DANIEL still goes on. 



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don't know why.

Calm as the ski's on this morning and as lonely as the song the birds sang,
 this was my birthday morning and what a morning to have the blues,
the 37 before never had me filling like I'm the first one in a chain gang,
I know,I know it's my party and I'll mope if I want to I just can't help to fill as I do,

As I close my eyes I know at this moment I should be back home,
Then there's no more sorrow or emptiness and I'll be happy on this day,
as I pour the coffee in silence wishing I could call you on the phone,
towards a cup and lip I wish you were here... yet in silence I stay,

So this is my birthday and this is how I fill,
wanting what I can't have...a talk with my mom and sharing a laugh, 
don't want to smile no need to celebrate I just want to take time to chill,
time to heal and time to recharge I'll do it on her behalf,
  
She never liked to see me down to her I was at my best when I smiled, 
she use to say your only as old as you fill so keep on being you my son,
it's hard to be happy when your moms not around to call you her child,
happy birthday  it just doesn't sound right today maybe tomorrow I'll have fun.


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A country boy

out in the mountain range
away from the crowd
and out in the open
listening to the chickens peck
and the cows moo.
the view of the trees
and rivers are breath taking
on this mountain stands me
enjoying the sun, the wind
and the view
I enjoy it all
I am home
outside
whether in the woods, in the open
on a hill, or just on the front steps
I am a country boy.

not one of my best :/


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Even Stephan

 Even Stephan     
 
 
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Even Stephan 

Even Stephan 

even-steven 

SYLLABICATION: e•ven-ste•ven 
PRONUNCIATION: 
v n-st v n 

ADJECTIVE: Informal 1. Having nothing due or owed on either side: an even-
steven transaction. 2. Having an equal score, as in a game or contest. 
ETYMOLOGY: even1 + the personal name Steven, used as rhyming slang. 

It is Even Steven ewe the gentile reader ewe knoe it to be true it is never even 
Maude or even Terry or even Sue. Even Steven means a lot of things let's see 
how people use it. To settle debts they make a way to call a liability no more an 
outstanding sufferance becomes the limited influenced disability please let me 
explain it this time in English. John owes the lady some and she decides to let it 
go as she will never see the dough and so she sidles up to John and she 
smiles as big as people do as she says John its Even Steven even in the rain 
come true and John is very happy now the debt is paid. A boy took his sister's 
purse open and a bill she does not say to him Oh Even William Even Tim. Even 
Steven says the sister of the happy little man and they can both play again 
forgiven them. Even Steven says this CharlaX unto his blessed ewe we are Even 
Steven on everything ewe dew. 
 
           
 
 
 Even Stephan 
 


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some things missing part one.

I'm not sure what it is, it's like that time of the year I'm grumpy a bit moody and every
thing seems unclear,
all year long I fill like I'm on top of the world and I could care less about what others
have to say I'm happy and humbled and I welcome every day,
now months away from my favorite time of the year I fill angry unwilling to be my self  I
don't smile I mumble with a grin and sneer,
nothings has changed but I fill some thing is missing, I still have the love of a woman
with the passion that still takes me away,
my struggles are the same, my burden I know it's still part of the game but yet the cloud
still lingers,
listing to Elton John Billy Joel feeds my heart and dances with my soul, but I don't want
to hear those sounds,
the screaming sounds of 80's rock AC/DC Iron Maiden Judas Priest feed the filling inside 
verses like we will rock you, killers, screaming for vengeance go with the look on my face,
even the confusion of Pink Floyd is there any body out there, the dark sounds of Don
Henley the garden of Ala to not just listen but fill the words from those singers,
even Adam Duritz and the counting crows time and time again I can't please myself no one
knows how I fill how I just fill like falling to the ground,
I am the same person who wrote You, I still fill it I still am the one who raise and falls
in life but inside some thing changed I fill almost out of place,
restless unwilling to be like I shouldn't be happy right now, my son will be going off to
collage to start his life,
my girl still as smart as any 16 year old in a 12 years old body and my wife still as
beautiful  as a So. California sun set,
yet I'm wallowing in the spring time like it was cold and raining with gray ski's and
surrounded by wet pavement,
like a knife...
I'm filled with regret...
my enslavement. 
    


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Bodies

 You walk , I see bodies, nothing but bones
The people look, you see that they lost their loved ones, not by choice
People crying
Remembering the war
The army killing people for enjoyment and laughs
Remembering what it was like to have a grandpa or uncle to hold you and laugh
The bodies lay  cold in the ground, no one to warm them
No food or bed like the people that killed them
You look at them, they look so cold, tired, and hungry
You think of all the babies that got killed, but why them?
They wanted to have a happy life
No one to be happy with
Their deaths were a tragedy that wasn't meant to be
People killed and people killing
Still bodies lay on the ground
Not a care or tear in the world from you
There is nothing you can do


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Dreaming Awake

Holding hands
Walking along the water
Sand squishing between our toes

Tide, slowly coming up
Brushing our feet
Cool, calming

My stomach
Is full of anxious
Butterflies, like springtime

My head not knowing
What to think
Craziness

Love
Filling the air
Surrounding us

Surrounding the world
And everyone who
Breathes

We sit down
He leans in slowly
But then all of the sudden 

He stops moving
My eyelids 
Flutter

And 
Then all
I see is blackness



Slowly my eyes open
And I see out
The window

In his apartment
What happened???
Did that really happen?

I have to wake him
Had to have been 
A dream

I shake him
His eyes open slowly
"Hello..." he says quietly

I look at him carefully
Then he speaks
In a whisper

"Did you have
Fun at the beach last night?"
Then he sits and stares at me

WAIT IT WASN'T A DREAM?!!!
I'd feel stupid asking him
So I keep quiet

Then I realize
He is waiting for an answer
So I suck in a deep deep breath

"Wasn't that a dream?" I whisper keeping my eyes on him
He laughs, "Well it might've been, I mean
It seemed a little to good to be true."

I think for a moment
"Well what happened then?
I guess I woke up before my happy ending..."

He laughs, so deeply and richly
"Well it was a happy ending...
Wasn't it..."


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Shadow Gone+

 Shadow Gone+ 
    May 23,2006 
  
     Parme Birthday 
  
  
           Shadow Gone + 
  
    Shadows play around me. 
Sadness is my middle name. 
Darkness came ; 
to engulf me: 
But it missed me today.! 
Once a year time ages us, 
only once it takes it`s toll. 
Have a happy birthday. 
Moi Parme.= 
I am happy to have known. 
EWE.+<3 
??//=    ??//+


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Let me go...

Don't want to be alone anymore 
I want to be happy 
But that''s no acceptable 
I want you to be proud of me 
But that''s hopeless 
If I''m not what you want 
Then let me go 
If I have to stay here 
In this place 
Behind the shadows 
In the darkness 
And cold 
I think I won''t survive 
No! 
I know I won''t survive 
So let me go 
So I can be happy 
So I can smile instead of frown 
So I can sing and dance instead of bleed 
So let me go... 


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Average Life (Angel of Sadness)

I was born in pain
Therefore I shall die in pain
Give my followers the chance to furnish my veins
Here you go father, take your semen back
Ain’t no question marks for how these demons act
Held in open arms as I regulate trade
As impossible as it seems 
We find ways to segregate in the shade
One cotton blossom short
Of the tools in which we are educated slaves
So tell me
How’s your happy home and your white picket fence
College is further education
I’m still reaching out from a sanctuary scary as home
A reason to care, a simple reason to hold on
This common addiction varies 
When you lead life cold and alone
I see smiles of death across a new dawn
Simply because I can not share feelings 
Life will go on with out me
Thank your savior for your blessings 
Before you realize what you’re about to see
So tell me 
How’s your happy home and your white picket fence
The closer I get to hell, the more it makes sense
How’s your happy home and your white picket fence


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Crayons

A small lonely child,  she sits and puts her crayons on the floor  
Separates colours into light and dark, happy and sad she muses 
Packs away all the bright happy crayons 
There's no room in life for such frivolity 
For all she sees is the dark looming 
Her rainbows are all coloured in deep blues and crimson 
There's no sun, no warmth, just a huge dark crescent moon 
Figures in her pictures have no eyes, they don't see her anyway 
She's invisible as if she exists on another plane

A single tear escapes her eye,  rolling silently down a tiny cheek 
She captures it in her hand, even her tears are colourless 
A true reflection of the emptiness within 
Picking up the happy crayons she tosses them away 
With them all her dreams and expectations 
She turns and walks away, no one notices 
Disappearing into the welcoming shadows 
Into that dark familiar place 


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Cheph111ChapterThree:

Cheph111ChapterThree: 
Cheph111ChapterThree: 
IN the desert with Stokker. 
 
We stayed five days with no food at all or water mabe some eye scrounged along 
the roadside there is almost no containers this far out on the reservation. The 
stokker almost lost it but he made it. It is very hard to kick the habit of a 5o year 
old lifetime. ALCHOL is insidious and hard to maintain a sober to hang on to but 
FIVE days of cold turkey can be happy to a man who wants to work and fly a 
galaxy in a gorgeous spaceship with an android and a lady.  Marylin was happy 
to see a sober stokker and this is how it happened. 
The first day he lay on his belly and cried for want. Eye carefully unloaded his 
back pack but all he had was two tins of food and he could only eat the halve of 
one it was a chore even at this point for all he ever wanted on the world of 
NEWTONIA was to go into the city of BOSTONIA and get some more of his 
refuel.  A Drink is hard to kick.  A man enjoys the brew and gulps it down just like 
a hound of hell with demons chasing him to heaven.  The antidote to drinking is 
just want.  Never will this damping man ever need to want another drink on the 
third day out he was seeing things, Giant bison Giant Moose with horns bigger 
than a house Giant dinosaurs OH part of him it knoe that the visions was not real 
but it was OH so real rally real LOOKING see but the absence of the noises was 
comforting to him. NO ROARS, no stompings of the thundering of hoofs. This 
poet now a writer wants to add it was the hooves not hoofs. For there was man 
herd that day or is it herds of meese and dinomeese.  The last day out eye went 
to the Indians on the edge of the wetnesses where they gave me food for the 
stokker. At first so horrified at the new mee the android the CHARLAX one.  What 
are you they asked in abject horror and eye answered them in android fashion 
eye have a sober. 
And he needs some human food to continue on his program. Though they are 
from a different tribe than ewe they met my needs that day with bread and beans 
and soup and coffee too. OH lamb oh ewe. The now sober stokker ate just like a 
king and then he ate again it was a gift from Indians. 



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How Do You Really Feel?

How do you truly feel?
Do you love leaving me in the dust?
Or do you just miss your family?
At times i feel like i am walking into a blank room,
Never knowing how you truly feel.
At times i know exactly what you're thinking, when i look into those big, blue eyes.
But times I'll look at you and feel so lost and confused,
How can you be so happy to leave me behind?
Will you truly miss me?
You say you miss me,
But how can you be so happy?
I know you love me,
So why are you so happy to be away from me?
I wish i knew how you truly feel.


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I Cry

Are you crying again? No
Then why are your eyes red again? I don’t know
I cry to stay awake and I cry myself to sleep
It seems whenever I’m not crying I’m screaming
And when I’m not screaming I’m lying
Lying to my mom and lying to myself
Lying to my friends
It’s ok I say.  
I don’t mind you keep me awake all night with your problems
It's not like I have enough of my own anyway.  
So when I’m not lying I’m sleeping
And when I’m sleeping I’m still lying
But it’s just a different kind--now I’m telling you the truth
(I swear)
And I don’t mind you cloud my head with those thoughts
And I don’t mind cloudy days but why do they always gotta rain?
I don’t mind when I feel empty
I don’t mind when I feel sad
When I’m angry I go running
When I’m not running I’m angry
I smile when I’m sad to cover up the blues
I smile to be happy it only makes me sad
I’m lying for your benefit cuz it’s never been for me
I lie to make me happy it only makes me sad
I wanted to be good but I guess I must be bad
I cry to make me empty, it only makes me cruel
I’d die to make me free
But then I’d just be a fool
Well at least I’m not a fool for you.


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Alter ego

My husband is a happy man. 
He holds me near him at breakfast, 
at lunch and dinner, 
he has me near when he climbs the mountains, 
when he comes to the valley, 
when he walks on the right way of the day. 
My husband is a happy man. 
A child is pulling him by sleeve, 
another one climbs his arms. 
He’s a tree that gives birth 
to birds and teaches them to fly. 
His roots are gathering us all 
and keep us tight as into a ball of silk. 
My husband sleeps 
with his head on my knees. 
Sometimes,
He is a fastidious child. 


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Shadow Gone+

    May 23,2006
 
     Parme Birthday
 
 
           Shadow Gone +
 
    Shadows play around me.
Sadness is my middle name.
Darkness came ;
to engulf me:
But it missed me today.!
Once a year time ages us,
only once it takes it`s toll.
Have a happy birthday.
Moi Parme.=
I am happy to have known.
EWE.+<3
??//=    ??//+


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Goodbye

I hate that you have to see me go,
even if your happy about it,
losing somebody is tough,
even if you didn't like them,
or know them,
it's still just sad,
that somebody had to live,
the life that I had,
and now I say goodbye,
words you hoped never to hear,
from somebody about to leave you forever,
I love you,
I hope you know,
I hated l ife,
be happy for me,
bye.


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The Joys Of Life

I spoke, in detail,
Of sadness and pain,
But where there is arid desolation
There will one day come rain
The joys of living are many
And hard to list for me,
Though I shall try,
I trust your patience I will see

My highest high, my greatest thrill,
I suspect only musicians would understand,
I wonder myself, still...
When a group "clicks" into high gear,
And you improvise together as one,
And suddenly four , five, or six,
Become as one, and you do not need any tricks...
I get goosebumps, ecstasy to the max...
No drugs, sex, love, good fortune, or manner to relax...
Can compare with it...and that says alot...
Yes, number one is easy, now it gets real hard...

I suppose you'd think love of a good mate,
Or close family....and that would be hard to top,
but I can think of one thing that does...
The unsolicited, and anonymous help
I have be fortunate enough to provide on occasion,
(I have to watch my spelling or Sue Mason will be on me
like a fly on sugar- a service, I consider, cause she keeps 
me on my toes, and I do not resent that- thank you Sue,
hope you're well, and happy holidays!!!!)
Once I saw an old woman, carefully shopping in
a deli, basics, eggs, milk, bread, etc- obviously watching each
penny- I paid her bill in advance,and then some, while she
was busy searching for something.  It gave me a high like
I guess heroin does for junkies...I have done this several times,
and the feeling I derive is awesome- and I'm no angel,
trust me.  Anyway, back to our poem.  All you new members, welcome, and yes, I 
am a madman!)

Next, true love with a mate, soulmate, one held in
your arms, who you never want to let go....and close
family.....sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, others...
and this is one male who admits women are far better
at expressing this kind of love, especially for their children.

Religion is up there...although any extremist of any
religion does not know God, no matter what his or
her protestations may claim.  (Boy, am I getting my money's worth
out of Sue Mason tonight!!!)

From this point, I think it gets too hazy, too personal,
and we daren't get too persnickety.
But if you are a member of the Soup,
you are obviously two steps ahead of most.
So welcome, and Happy Holidays to all.


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Happy meals

          Lately I have been thinking about how things used to be. When I was about 8 or 9 sitting in 
the back of my father's truck eating happy meals and I was just fine not a care in the world. I just 
couldn't wait to taste those fries or chew my nuggets and dip it into sauce. I used to go crazy for 
thoses kids toys in the plastic rappings. Barbie dolls. Little cars, robots that you could rearrange 
and rebuilt I was facinated by it all. At that time I wasn't tainted at all. My parents they seemed 
truly in love. I wish I could go back to that time. Before the arguments started. Before the 
accusations began. Before my father started to get sick. Before the best thing I've ever known 
started to disappear. Back to that age where innocence was plentiful and Illusions masked my 
gentle heart.  Because at that time we were picture perfect. I had a dad who loved me and a 
mom who would do anything to make me happy. That's all I needed. I don't know when it 
changed. Maybe sometime between 11 or 12 or when my happy meal got an upgrade. I was 
growing up and so little kids meals wouldn't full me anymore.  Neither would little kids fairytales. 
So along with my big mac I started to get big people's problems. I started to recognize  the 
picture for what it really was. My perfect family was cracking up and blowing in the dust. Every 
friday I used to get mcdonalls. Every friday since I was 5. I still practice that tradition. But some 
things are missing. Like my father's car. I can no longer fall alseep in the back seat and pretend I 
don't hear the arguing cause he's gone. So much for my happy meals. How that's for 
growing up?


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FREE love

FREE love 
FREE love 

IFF eye had to pay her bye the hour if she charged my for her love eye would rob 
the institutions eye would have to pay enough iff she paid me money to be her 
lover she could not ever give enough I would take the vault door open and give 
her millions of the stuff 
Love is different deep inside it makes a man feel like a thriver a sometimes lover 
is what most of them came and settled for she is mye heart mye violet flower she 
is worth far more than gold and silver is mye lining we aer rich in all emotions 
and just happy to bee ewe and mee the one of all the kisses on his hands and 
the way she says mon ange to this the mee makes me happy as a school boy 
with his first kiss she is so much better than all this she is mye first real rally love 
she is mye bliss and all the prices that eye miss when she says LOVE eye get 
so helpless eye just thrive. It is so hard to even attempt to make describe of this 
free love. 

Charles Hice