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Banter in the bedroom

The cares of the world waft away like
the vague images of a forgotten dream  
when he climbs into bed beside me.  

And my comfort is found in the warmth 
of a slight up-curved smile relaxing across 
an unshaven face tickling me with a
hundred kisses as I squeal to his delight.  

A calloused hand urges the small of
my back gently forward as I fuss in 
mock protest of his boyish game.  

His eyes gleam indulgently making my 
heart swell with such regard I 
choke back joyful tears and throw 
my arms possessively around him.  

With a knowing sigh he draws me in, 
cradling me in his capable arms 
sworn to provide and protect.    

Then he buries his face in my copper-red 
hair breathing its henna scent, and 
holding me tight, he whispers my name,
swearing love that will never relent.


  


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Toddler Sky

-Toddler Sky-

Down where I sleep, 
You hold me, embrace my every way
The Marks up on my skin
You caress, taking away from the ugliness

Watching the simple breath, when I breathe
Breaking the ice, soothing my inner peace
A sweet spray across the paleness in my limbs
Holding the warmth, I've been loved throughout my life.
From picking up sticks to the walking stick
My loving dear I know you will always be there
A few wheel chairs, when broken bones mend
You know my every cure*
Walk with me across the hall
Through the oldness, and the boldness of every color in the sky
Thank you for taking me as I am
A light twinkle' every time I feel the colors of the rainbow drip
Now a newborn takes his form
In you I find the strength to stretch my arms and reach for every star

When happy moments fail, 
I embraced the colors I found in you
I make out every tree, and wonder why and how?
I close my eyes to imagine the fun of chasing fireflies
Tonight I'm keeping my prayers simple, cute, and innocent
I will count sheep and search for sweet lullaby dreams
Smiling like a 3 year old this very moment, 
You think I'm having "Baby Blues."
My loving dear, thanks for having patience,
Painting my way down a toddlers sky
Every time  "P M S" hits

~SKAT~


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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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Love on a Beach

I can't help but watch them
As they run into the water, laughing, teasing, holding hands
With the sun catching the color of her long, auburn hair
The bronze of his young, muscular, legs
So fascinated by them, ...I can't stop staring..
The beauty of their youth, ....
With young love, so stunning in the sunset...
I hold them in my gaze
Until I lose them in the waves.

You have been watching me, watching them....
Your hair has grey in it, recently trimmed, thinning in the crown
There is winter showing on your face
I remember this morning slipping into my swimsuit
Critical of the mirror in front of me
You laughed and said I was being silly

You sigh, and take a deep breath of the ocean air
You take another look at me
As my eyes continue to search the water..
You reach across the blanket and touch my shoulder..
Saying just what I need to hear at that moment...
"Give me a kiss, you beautiful girl"..........





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YOU

YOU

Your 
Uncaring eyes
Push me 
Repulsively 
Braise me down to a pit of abysmal. 
Your balance ego 
Keeps me on the void
Tainting my walls
While I, 
Twitch
Bitter 
Words 
Of yuck
Behind your back.

~SKAT~


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The Prostitution of Her Love

“I’m not a machine, you know.”
He says huskily 
As she places her chocolate tipped breast
Within inches of his lips
Tantalizing him
She just smiles, breastfeeding him
His treat
And leans back and sighs 
As he gorges
On creamy chocolate ecstasy

Later, he wonders
About his insatiable wife
Wondering if he can keep up
With her little bedroom games
And trips into fantasy

Another day
He lies back in the
Exhaustion of fulfillment
About to close his eyes
When he hears her weeping
Trying to stifle her sobs

Should he pretend he doesn’t hear?
He is so tired
She quiets down
And before sleep claims him
He hears her whisper
“When you make love to me
That’s the only time
The only time….
You really SEE me
For those few moments
I feel that your world revolves around me
That you NEED me
To be fulfilled
The only time
You're the man you used to be
The one dying to possess me
And so I prostitute my love for you…
Hoping in these moments
To feel…..alive”

Before he can respond
She's gone
And he looks up at the ceiling and wonders
How life has changed him
His other friends complain
About their frigid wives and dull lives
So unlike his
He is fortunate
And yet…
He remains in bed
Staring at the ceiling

She cries softly on the couch
Feeling broken, used
Just a receptacle for his need
While she remains empty
She fingers her phone
Thinking of the invitation there
Very casual
A shared cup of coffee
Nothing more, and yet
She reads the real invitation
In the depth of his eyes
When he looks at her
She wipes her tears as she thinks of fidelity and promises…

He walks into the living room
Suddenly shy
She tries to cover her body
With her red see through lingerie
Her black hair covering her mascara streaked eyes

He kneels down in front of her
Pushing away her hair
His eyes searching hers
And holding them for a moment
Tilting her chin up, his lips cover hers
With a gentle longing
She gasps for breath
Shocked at the tears gathering in his eyes
His voice barely reaches her ears…
“Will you be my wife?”
She tries to draw him to her
But he takes a hold of her outstretched hand
And helps her to her feet
Gently leading her to the bedroom

And night turns to day
As he makes love to his wife
Satiating her soul
Realizing her every fantasy
He says all the things he’s felt, but never said
As he ravishes her…
His woman, his bride, his wife

The mid-morning sun
Caresses her face
And she awakens
To find herself
Where she’s always longed to be…
Nestled safely
In her husband's arms

E Ghali
05/20/03


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Afloat On a Lavender Sea

Decades yawn and stretch across the years, traveling up the stairs, around the chairs coiling around the door of one small room that was groomed by the sun of a Saturday afternoon... Floating on a sea of a hardwood floor I'm prone, on my back, on a lavender rug Examining the nail of my left hand thumb hearing you express, that you aced your class I had confessed, to missing you more each day linked only to you, by that ivory phone and a ring on my finger, that bound our love and blinded our eyes to the doubt of youth... Invitations in the mail, and a church on hold There was a cake on order, and a cold hard world You were glued to my ear, I was entrapped by a cord that tugged on the wall, with every word Light from the yard is scored by the blinds but, there on the floor, prone on my back, I'm bound by the cord that tethered our lives Linked to your voice, where love was wound Hovering over the sea of cold hardwood, I had a pillow of shag of a lavender rug The days stretching short and our vows yet untold A cord getting stronger, that time would unfold
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Without You

that first breath after hearing Beethoven inhaling life from him John’s many gifts to me feeling his tears at La Boheme hearing him laugh at Carmen sharing the shock of a trembling “Equus”* audience Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center hours of environmental debate strolling through Central Park John, you opened my eyes, my world but failed to teach me one thing... how to live “Without You”*
*Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer *Without You by Nilsson was our song Entry for Gail's "Remember a Lost Love" contest


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A Boston Tea Party Prelude

Tonight as candles flicker, she is sitting at the table
where her husband sat (before he passed away),
working on his daily crossword puzzles, seeming
most content although the nest they’d pieced
together gradually had emptied and grown quiet.
She remembers when her daughters,
chirruping like little birds, implored her please
to make their favorite cake named as a pie,
her famous Boston Cream.
Then busily she set to mixing butter, eggs; flour;
in other bowls, vanilla cream and chocolate glaze.
They liked it when she brought the china tea cups
from the cupboard and made a little party
just for them. . .

When all her birds had flown away, she tried to
cook and clean, pretending to be busy,
but really she just listened for their calls.
She saw her girls at holidays, but then when
they got married, the phone rang much less often.
And Christmas with them all was something rare.
Monotony hung heavy in the air.
No longer did she feel like baking cakes.
She faced the television while her husband
worked on puzzles and puttered round the house.
It seemed to her an effort just to breathe.
So then she’d go outside, buy groceries,
or stop and watch the children in the park.
A group of older ladies always flocked there
just like robins home for spring, twittering.
They’d beckon her to join them and chat.
But she just smiled, nodded, passed them by,
and wondered what could spark such animation.
For sadness now had settled over her.
It taxed her from her mornings to her nights,
sapping her of any old desires she once had.
And when her husband passed, she had no more
of sorrow left to cry.

So here she sits tonight beside the candles.
She thinks about the women in the park
and how they’d motioned to her just today.
A light inside her mind is flickering.
She rises from her chair, and flips a switch.
Her kitchen fills with light. She goes to where
for many years her cookbook lay untouched.
A harbinger, it opens to the place she’d often gone.
The weight of her dejection strangely lightens.
She gathers her ingredients and thinks about
the ladies; how she hopes they will react
when she gives her invitation, and
how cheerful they will be while sipping tea;
chirruping like girls, like little birds.
A stirring in her bones - this yearning to be free
kindling a rebellion -
the beginning of unburdening;
She starts to make her famous Boston Cream.


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The Tale of Poor Fred

It was late at night, and softly said...Fred begged again, "Dear, come to bed"
Her answer...one,  he had heard before, ..."Soon after the paper is read".., she said

Night after night, he would try again,..."Please, come to bed".., Fred said
She answered each night with a new excuse, ..."The cat must be fed", she said

He dangles by a single thread,..."I'll wait for you in bed", Fred said
She replied, each time with a different line, "There's office work instead"...she said

"My dear, I miss you in our bed.  Come join me, soon, oh please?"... he said..
"When the Letterman show' is finally done, but then comes 'Mr. Ed'  ", ...she said

One night she finally came to bed
But that's the night she found Fred dead

Her dreaded days were sorrow fed....now nights were long, and filled with dread...
She crawled in bed alone, instead, and drenched in pillows, tears were shed

The news was spread, she hangs her head, 
                                           Her heart is torn in two,...in shreds!
 
What she really meant........ instead ..........instead

             She should have said "I Love You Fred"

    Too late, 'cause Fred is dead

           AS A DOOR NAIL !!

           (If I've walked you down this path, misled, 
                you are getting mad,  your face is red
                  and you'd like to strangle..., then behead me...
                     just because you read this poem,
                                               about the tragic death of Fred...

                       
                  
              Well...........I pondered that, and planned ahead...
                                    I've Fled!!   
   





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Unshed Tears

Slice me with your tongue,
Razor blade wounds,
To suck out all my poisens,
Sweet lonely lullaby,
Accusing eyes of sadism,
Picture perfect prodegy, 
My Deadly Sin,
A bitter taste of arson,
Burning in my vital organ,
Your the pyre that burns away my mortality,
A sip of tea made from Lilly of the Valley,
A shadow of Death stalking,
With odd angel like wings,
A Numbing kiss like Drowning in Morphine,
My Oblivion,
Sweet arms to rest in till my vision no longer holds,
Eyes neither like Hell nor Heaven,
Cocain Addiction,
That Drip of Drugs into your system,
Intoxicated blood stream,
I'd rather not dream,
And instead get lost within - Your paralysing,
Your Paralysing, Brain lapse,
Your moving too fast,
Stay slow and dreamy,
Dancing silhoutte,
Like a burning forest fire,
Pain throughout my veins,
Ravishing and Beautiful,
A voice torn from my throat,
Dying joyfully,
With my last sight of you. . .


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A fractured vision of beauty

Baby when it comes to me and you
Broken never sounded so beautiful
You love to lose yourself in these depths so blue
When their so broken but so beautiful
I never see the soul anymore inside your shell
Lost in your rubble yet still beautiful as hell
"When we make love Babe it's hard to tell
If your dreaming of me or someone else"
Baby when it comes to me and you
Broken never sounded so beautiful


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Look at Me

i curl your 
long dark hair in my fingers
at your neck
as I pull you down
I wait to feel the rough end of day
beard
on my face
your eyes close a little then open
to watch me
look at me, I whisper
dont stop
looking at me


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Found Love

When first I came to know this world, my eyes were young and hurt,
And O're the years I came to know, the expression in my heart,
I fought my way through love and pain, through heart break, and much worse,
Until one day I found a man, who could love me at my best and worst,
He would drive me to the point of insane, yet bring me back to laughing tears,
He could make my eyes weep in shame, yet hold me close and i would heal,
18 years, it took to know that I would never leave his side,
For when I was born I knew this man; Inside my soul, the knowledge survived,
I found him after 16 years, And knew I loved when i reached 17,
Now the age of womanhood is apon me, and if asked Ill respond,
it is his wife I shall gladly be,
Sweet eyes so young, but aged too,
my love today, I explain to you.


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I Will Be Strong

Today, I lie in the stillness of the night
Listening for you breathing
The silence hard to bear,
Without you here beside me
The emptiness, the loneliness 
Is more than I can endure
I am but an empty shell,
Living, yet not alive,
It was you and you alone
That made me whole
But, tomorrow is another day
And although my future now is unclear,
Second by second
Minute by minute
Hour by hour
The memories we shared
Will make me stronger.


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Since First I Saw You

Since first I saw you, it was your eyes,
mesmerizing, your gaze transporting
me to a realm, not of fantasy, real,
where young men go when cupid’s
arrow takes root.

Since first I saw you, it was your lips,
captivating, holding me frozen 
in anticipation of our lips brushing
for the first time.

Since first I saw you, it was your voice,
a crescendo, light, invigorating, 
each word you speak intensifies 
my hearing, enveloping each
note, time ceases as I hang motionless
savoring, memorizing.

Since first I saw you, it was your hair,
long, flowing, gently rising above
your shoulders as a slight breeze
passes through sending waves
of your essence my way. 
The sun magnifying each strand, 
highlighting the minute
variances of invigorating color, 
creating a halo effect, a portrait of
your beauty forever imprinted.

Since first I saw you, It was you,
my love forever more for you,
only you.


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o', just for once, to receive what i give-

if he were to write me a love poem, would it breathe 
like the quintessence of begin? would it live 
as the moon to the sea – as precise as the art
of expanse along kismets journey, and all horizons linear? 
would it wind-wash and rush my untouched
expanse, as a field soft and wild, exhaling through hair?
would you hear all of my hurt as it crashes to floors; crashing
through my glass floors, formed by years of perfected neglect; 
(reverberating through centuries of cause and effect)

or would it die in my hands;
turn to dust
at your
feet?

no. 

to read his undying words, such as my deepest imaginings 
can conjure, would be as if the very sun had come to rest beneath 
my bosom, shining exponentially forth every wish and dream i have 
ever harbored within the safe haven of my yearnings, since long 
before the birth of time itself!

o’, words given from the depths of my hearts deliberate daydreams, 
from the vastness of your perpetual being,
would surely render my mind useless, striking my fluttering 
body numb, and alive all at once!
if my love ever wrote me a love poem, i would answer 
by way of warm lips on eyelids, (weary from longing 
and unrequited need) gliding them 
down his fair face, kissing years of spent tears into the oblivion that is       
no more (the culmination of death and the sweet realization 
of answered prayers), and yet

i would no sooner ask him to write me a love poem, then I would 
expose my longing to receive one.


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Jungle Love

Your sweet nectar
wraps around my senses
like jungle vines
steady drums beating
Your heart near mine

Your strong hands
hold me suspended
by my waist
Just enough pain and strength
against my supple skin
For my taste

The musk of your
sculpted body and the forest
has me going wild
But yet, the tender way you
protect me, reminds me of
Being a child

A safe familiarity
with a strain of animalistic
seduction
Your invisible hold over me
leaves me arrow poisoned
Unable to function

My long dark hair wraps you
with smells of coconut and ocean Sun
your locks full of mud and enemies
Blood
together, my warrior
We make One



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How Could I have Known

How could I have known
that the beauty of it all
would rob me of coherent speech.
That my eyes would find all else
pale in comparison.
Ears that once they have heard
such a passionate calling
would never want anothers song.
How could I have known


Featured Poem on Poetry Soup February 7, 2010
Placement:3rd


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For One Day

If I had only one day left with you,
I would ask that day be in God's own time,
one day, a lifetime, every moment
an expression of love,
every hour a new adventure.

twenty four hours to slowly pass
with you at my side,
a never-ending dream,
always giving thanks,
one day left with you, 

would be eternity.

 


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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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Once Upon A Time

This is a poem about the future I'd love to have with the boy of my dreams.
None of this has actually happened yet (besides us falling in love with eachother) but it's how I would like it to happen.

Once upon a time, I became the luckiest girl in the world. I fell in love with a gorgeous boy with blue eyes, and he actually loved me back. He was like my prince, he treated me like his princess and would do anything for me. Today, we're united as King and Queen. It's been years, but walking down the aisle I'm still staring at the cutest, most perfect guy I've ever seen. When our lips finally meet after parting to say "I do", it tastes like Heaven.

Once upon a time, I married a gorgeous boy with blue eyes. And today, I saw those perfect blue eyes light up when he first held our little girl in his arms. She's got her Daddy's blue eyes and just a little bit of her Momma's brown hair. She's going to be spoiled and loved more than possible. She'll know we support her no matter what, and she can tell us everything. It will be perfect.

Once upon a time, one set of blue eyes became two, and we were made into a family. Now, that second pair of blue eyes is walking out the door to college, with a suitcase in one hand and a boy's hand in the other. He better love her and treat her just as well as her Daddy does.

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a gorgeous boy with blue eyes. His hair has dulled and grayed but his eyes are the same, and they've seen a lifetime's worth of happiness and love. My baby had babies with the boy she walked out the door with, and I can tell she loves them as much as we loved her. Now it's her time to live.


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Bringing Life To All

Thunder and lightning ruled the black night
As the frightened young mother struggled 
Beads of sweat ran down her pretty face
The old midwife calmly sponged off sweat
She hummed a lullaby to soothe her pain
Praying that the husband would be back soon
Five miles to travel in treacherous weather 
Seeking the one doctor for hundreds of miles
Twelve hours of labor now seemed like days. 

Fell trees and shaved off roof tops, toppled by whipping winds 
Rising rivers were swollen, and flooded make shift roads
Endless rain poured like there would be no end
Meanwhile her unborn child lay bridged as it battled for release
Suddenly the door burst open and the doctor rushed in
His clothes sticking to his skin; there was no time to change 
With his palm he felt her forehead asking pertinent questions
He and the old midwife tried manually to turn the exhausted child
At each attempt, mother’s painful cry was heard in the distance
She gave one guttural scream and usherd her baby into the world
The child, born limp, barely breathing as the mid wife took her away

He starred into her eyes, and knew that she was beyond his help
He brought the new born to lie in her mother’s warm arms
The silence was noticeable; the raging storm had passed
The sound of light rain, now a comfort, gently tapped upon tin roof
In a soft, weak voice she called her husband and managed a smile
Then she blessed her child with words from a mother’s heart
“May you be a light, swift as lightning when days grow dark.”
“May you have wisdom and foresight beyond your days” 
“May your heart nurture and remain open to love”
“Like rain, may you bring life to all “
“Born this stormy night, your name will be “Rain”.

~*~
By    : Audrey Carey
Note: Imagination at work:) Written for Constance's "Rain, The Story" Contest.
My imagination took me to some little village in Africa.  This scene is played out in 
many villages where health care is non-existent.  However, there's always, thanks 
to God, a wise, caring "midwife" to help mothers during delivery.
Everyday, countless miracles are performed by God through "midwives"!


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He's Their Grandpa

My husband... has never minded
    eating a vegetable he doesn't like
        just so they will eat theirs...

Or eating half smashed, soggy potato chips
          out of clammy little hands, 
                        when they've decided they would like to share...

He's fine... letting them play hairdresser...
        sitting patiently, while they curl his hair,

He will play Old Maid, pretending to have a sour face...
                        all the while letting them win

He doesn't mind drinking muddy looking tea
  from a tiny little cup, that is too small for his fingers

Or sitting out in the blazing sun
         on a hot summer afternoon
              watching them stay cool, as they frolic in the sprinklers

He shows excitement 
 over a Popsicle stick
      glued onto cardboard, 
          and tied with a bow....
              exclaiming it to be his favorite birthday gift...
               

He doesn't mind taking them up and down the aisles of Wal Mart
           for an hour, while they decide how to spend their dollar

He would rather spend his day playing hopscotch
     than a round of golf

He's their Grandpa.........

                 Just one more reason why I love him



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A Forever Promise

Anxiously the bachelor dreams 
Of a lifelong commitment
From the insidious bachelorlette, 
He proposed marriage tenderly 
Could I count on you ~
To forsake all others said she, 
He vows to do so forever, 
If she were to love, honor 
And be the best bride ever. 
They agree thus bonding 
In holy matrimony 
Husband and wife 
Were then introduced --Mr. and Mrs. 
After which family, guests 
And wedding party joined
Too, celebrate the start of 
their forever promise
Many blessings 



Adell Foster©2009 Adell1


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Notice of Love and War

He woke and saw his beloved asleep with one breast partially exposed

And with his fantastic limp he works his way to the kitchen

He made coffee for her with croissant lathered with jam

Gently he pulled at the exposed women and gestures with the tray

Happily she wakes and with great affection reaches for him

Coffee is second and pastries  with jam come close to him

But he is first and the love hits him like the wind

Gently it began and gale force now

He had to lash himself so he wouldn't be swept away

And it grew

She always lay in their position and there was no other

He would mold himself to her and tease her nipple

He came home weathered from the battle and with grief

Friends had been shot by snipers and the heat

He had seen a woman with a basket approach his friend

And she dropped the basket and pulled the belt

The explosion deafened him and his comrade's face is gone

Fragments hit him but he is running to his friend

But the friend lays silent

Gazing to the wetness on his leg he falls

He is deafened and wakes in terror and looks upon the leg

And finding himself in bed she tries to talk with him

But he claim's it's a bad dream and the basket falling

And later...............

The limp was his reminder of that day and he eats the croissant for his friend


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My Partner, my Life

I looked into your eyes

And seen the rise and set of the sun

I felt your heart

For it only beat for me

I felt your kiss

And it tasted sweeter than wine

You held me in your arms

And I wanted to stay there forever

I looked back at our life

I wanted no other

And as the years pass away

I know you will stay

For the eyes still shine 

And the heart still beats

And the kisses and hugs

Come to me each day


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Sleepless Nights

I lie beside you
Trying to keep still
Yet…this need is eating away at me
I sigh
Sure that my desire
Is working its way out of my body
Glowing out through my pores
I’m sure it will hover over you
And entice you with it’s aura
Pulling you awake…
And I wait….
The minutes drag on
My thoughts consumed
By images that sear into my flesh
What could be….

I can’t quench the fire
Sleep is impossible
Not now
“Wake up!” My mind shouts
Yet my lips are sealed
My breath comes in muted gasps
“Please…wake up”

“Selfish, selfish!”
My mind cries
“Let him sleep
It’s been a hard day
He needs his rest.”
I acquiesce

I toss and turn
In my mind I converse with you
“It’s been awhile
Surely…you want it too
I don’t know what to do!
How can I sleep 
When I desperately want you?”

A movement on your side
I hold my breath
Hoping it’s true
The craving that will not sleep
Forces me to speak...

“Touch me!”
My most sultry voice
Breaks the stillness of the night
Your heavy breathing is stilled
I feel an awakening
Emboldened
I guide your hand 
To my waiting breasts
Which I’ve bared for some time
In readiness
In anticipation
Waiting to bring me pleasure...

You pull me to you
And your lips close over them in turn
Making all my dreams come true

The open window carries out the sound
Of our frenzied sleeplessness
My every womanly sense 
Is taut….alive
Wanting
Needing
Demanding
Pleasing
Energy born out of insomnia’s rage
I blaze through these moments...

Satiated…I sigh
The tenseness wanes
My body goes lax
My eyelids heavy
As a plant a kiss on your lips
I slip
I slid
Into that land
Of sleepful bliss.

July 3, 2013
For the Sleepless Nights Contest 
Leonora Galinta


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The Chair in ICU

I've been watching you for hours now,
          wringing your hands
          pacing the floor
          watching the monitors
          holding his hand
          never leaving his side
Your spirit is strong,
   he feels you by his side
          knows you are there,
          hears your whispered prayers
yet you are oh, so tired,
I see it in your weary face,
               your bloodshot eyes
I'm here for you,
                     when you are ready-
            pull me close to his bed,
            lean back and take his hand,
            close your eyes for a few minutes.
I'll stand watch with you,
     I'm here for you, and
     I'm not aganist catching a tear or two
I see you looking at me-longing for relief
     He won't think you weak if you
          sit down for a while--so, 
                            Go ahead--
                                  Pull me close to the bed,
                                       take his hand,
                                                  lean back,
                                                       close your eyes,
                                                                rest.
                                                      I am here for you.


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A Course for Two

In a cafe
somewhat blase 
(I suppose)

A glass pendant glows
above You and Me;
a newly created pose.

Our eyes reflect no guise:

Whisper to me in sweet libation,
drown me in Chianti conversation,
with no pause.

Our lap cloths desire the impure:

the dessert of When and Where 
within,
We scoff at the (Maybe)
of decadent bare skin,
never demure.

Dare we continue this course for two?
Finish the glass, my dear:

The blase cafe, no longer in sight,
I propose we collide in Twilight
tonight.


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My Heart


My heart is wound around your heart.
Mine is sustained by the beat of yours every day.
My dreams are wrapped around your dreams,
As I find peace in your arms and ways.

My vision is colored in life’s beauty
And you were the one to show it to me.
My happiness grew out of the knowledge
Of the life you built with me.

You taught me how to love this world 
Amid all the tragedies that befall a life.
And you taught me to find God’s way
When he brought you, my soul mate, into my life.


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Saved My Life

I went back into that dark, dark place 
Were demons dwell 
And 
Lives are taken away
But
Through the pain 
And 
Through the tears 
You were there and kept me near. 
You saved my life by loving me; 
Your silent strength was the key. 
Gentle touches and silent words 
Let me know that love was the cure. 
Depression is my evil curse, 
And 
When it planted the seed of death
Your love washed it away 
And
Gave me the strength
To seek the help I needed to keep it at bay. 
I’ve walked that dark path so many times 
I’ve done lost track, 
But 
Things have change 
And God’s given me a special tool 
To help me through, 
I have you and Joshua too, 
And 
Rooted deeper is the knowledge 
Both of you want me to stay a little longer. 
So like a drug addict that has lost their way
I start the road back to brighter days,
And
There are not enough words to say
I Love You 
In every way 
And 
May God bless us ever day.


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The Enemy Within

For two long years, maybe more
You lurked in hibernation, silently sleeping 
Waiting for the time you reared your ugly head
The surgeons couldn’t find you
But in our hearts we knew you were there
Test after test – a waiting brief
You stole away our lives like a silent thief
Then finally they found you
Hidden away in the depths of his body
Waiting for the chance to create more damage
But finally they were ready for you
To eradicate this blight from our lives
You were no match for the robotic machine
And not the surgeon’s knife
He was there sitting behind a console
And he took away your life
Prostate cancer you are gone
And we are finally free.


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Together

Friends lost & friends gained
As memories begin to fade
A world created just for us
A world that best friends share, that's us
You draw, I write, together we created our life
Years gone and more to come
For your my husband and I your wife
Together we made this life
Together now, together than, together forever
You and me
My dearest friend


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Like a Fart

I'm like a fart
Puff I'm here
There is no easy escape
Once I am here
No one gets away
Once I've gone 
It's only a matter of time
Before I return


For my husband on chili night... Love you!!


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Love To My Husband

I am drawn to you like
The stars to the midnight skies
The Earth to the burning sun
Water to thirsting flowers

I am comfortable with you like
An old pair of boots
A faded pair of jeans
My favorite sweater and scarf

I am at peace with you like
Sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake
Taking a walk in silence in the country
Listening to rain drops fall in the dark of night

I am alive with you
Like the laughter that is uncontrollable
The heart that goes thump, thump, thump
Running through wildflowers in the wilderness

Every ounce of my being
Mind, body and soul are riveted by you
I am alive with you, free with you,
comfortable with you I love you

Heather Mirassou


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My daughter, my Queen

My daughter, my Queen
as Solomon said, you are above
the crown on my head
from rubble and stone
gates for a throne
Queen, daughter, Queen
mysterious home 
of pride and lust
forgive me intrust
not what man will give
but take what you must
Power you wield
no doubt in my vein
the blood that is cold 
in warmth you will claim
what is your position
with faith as a seed
man whose fruition
is boasting to bleed
my Queen my throne
thorn in my head
blessed of water
ancient we shed
blackened cough
scares in the skin
Queen have you paid 
too much for a sin
remember the garden
fruit of the sun
you offered me there
a kingdom undone
naked your breast
no temple of shame
I took of your fruit
gave you my name
Queen prophetic
knowing us so
Why you embrace
our invisible soul
sure, God willed
or something the same
man of the dust
woman the rain
Queen of a temple
so Godless, until 
Queen, oh my daughter
your blossom would heal


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December

She didn't remember who I was
But it didn't really matter
Her eyes would light up like sunshine
Each time I entered the room.

She'd say, "Oh! Please, sit a spell",... and I would pull up a chair...
I handed her the bag.  She peeked inside.
Her smile was like a happy child.
A cookie....she could always find delight in a cookie.
You would have thought it was a pot of gold.

As we chatted, she told me her birthday was coming.
"December 19th!", she would remind me..
Forgetting that she'd told me many times before.
Although it was only summer...I said "We'll have to celebrate!"
And she said...."Oh yes..let's have a party!"
Everyone knew that this lady loved a party.

"I must be going!", she suddenly said 
Said again, with a worried brow...just as she fretted the day before..  
"The girls will be home from school!"
She looked around for her purse.
"I have three girls, you know,.....they will be coming home from school."
She repeated once more...."I have three daughters, you know."

I told her the girls will be fine...and that I'd like to visit a little longer.
That seemed to calm her.  "Have you seen my ring?"..
She held her gnarled and withered hand high for me to see.
A flash of glitter graced her finger, sparkling just like the stars in the sky.
"My husband gave it to me, ...a Valentine surprise!" she said.  "He was a rascal, you know!"
"Oh,...it's beautiful, Irene"...I responded. 
"Did you know", she smiled again...."My husband gave this to me as a Valentine surprise!"...

Finally,  it was time for me to leave, and I started to say goodbye.
"Oh...would you mind taking me with you?"...."The girls will be coming home from school!"
I told her I would check on her girls...not to worry.
And then I told her I would be back again tomorrow..

"I have a birthday coming", she said....December l9th!!"
Once more...I said..."Yes...we will have a party"....
"Did you see my ring?"..."My husband gave it to me on Valentines, it was a surprise!"

And I said..."It's lovely Irene....as lovely as the stars in the sky"
As lovely as Irene....
Goodnight Irene goodnight....the stars will shine brighter tonight,...
Goodnight Irene, goodnight....


_________________________________________________________________________
Submitted for Dane Ann's contest "What Kindness Means to You"


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My Angel Love

Love is giving of oneself, without any goal in return.
Love is a feeling; you get of fulfilling their needs.
Love is inside, never requiring an answer from other.
True love is feeling abandoned, after a tough quarrel.
Missing, but still longing, for a touch or a tender kiss.
Knowing the question, that our love will continue,
Each day, though we are different entities of earth.
Our togetherness grows, evolving into forever.
Our minds separate, but hearts bonded in richness.
Our souls surrender to the passion, we no longer miss.
Not relying on sexual, but sensual knowing our way,
Physical union, a magical dimension we have shared.
However, each day our hands clasp, satisfies my senses
Your scent of sensual purity, my temple of true bliss,
Even the minuet, we share at times delivers elation.
Each hour that passes, I deem you are my love Angel.
That has entered my life, to create peace in my soul.


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-Bittersweet-

I was naive to believe you'd always love me
Living in my dreams until you stabbed me with reality
Your dagger's still lodged in my heart
Every now and again, for your amusement
your words twist it ever so slowly
Tear's of blood trickle down my breast
Pain is unbearable, leaving me immobile and screwed
Turning my mind bitter and mean
You were nothing but a dream
A fantasy that I thought I could hold onto
For a split second, I let emotions take over
Spinning me in every direction
Should of awoken before my life had no meaning
With no one to love me, and no one that cared
We both know now I'll never be what you need.


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Losing You

Liquid tears
fallen rain
down my face
emotional droplets
caressing skin
bittersweet hearts
cracked in half
drowning passions
in a sea of blue
floating away
stranded feelings
oceans streaming
soaking sand
dissolving dreams
crushing hope
into pieces
of losing you.


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My Bride of the Black Dress

My bride of the black dress,
Come to me my dear,
Take my hand and kiss me,
My beloved bride,
Soon the wedding will start,
And we shall be wed,
Now wait for me,
Wait for me,
My love is never ending,
Your deathly white skin,
And boney arms are beautiful to me,
So wait for me my bride,
I shall join you soon enough,
But first let me remove this dagger from your heart,
My beautiful bride of the black dress,
Our heaven awaits.


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Keep Your Eyes Steady

Dark days are coming, darling;
Dark days are on our horizon.
A test of our love-
 they'll try to tap our strength.
Keep your eyes steady with mine,
 and above all, refuse their light.
I sit here alone,
yet our fingers intertwine.


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Mine

I arch your back 
hold your chest
kiss  your neck
you're mine
submit 
submit
I whisper now
I know what you
want
you're mine
kisses on your shoulders
lean into me
I'm strong
I can take it all
dont hold back
you're mine.


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If I Forget

If I forget,
Remind me of your name
As it must have slipped away.

If I forget,
Show me a photo of my face
As it surely has changed.

If I forget,
Take my hand back to that place
For I've certainly lost my way.

If I forget,
Breathe a gentle breath in my ear
If will calm my fear and rekindle the flame.

If I forget,
Bring the heart straps
That held me to you like glue.

And if I forget,
Carry the memory of us
It is lost but a treasure on a raft on the waves...

TRS, 09/13/08


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Your Death - Dedicated to my Husband

As I see you take your last breath
I cry and scream in agony
For I have lost my best friend and
The only man that ever truly loved me
You knew all my secrets
You knew all my faults
And loved me in spite of them

Now I feel bitter regret
Because I have missed so
Much time with you
And now it is too late
I have lost you forever

You were the only one 
Who was ever true to me
You would have ripped
Out your heart if I needed it
Though abuse and betrayal
Found me because of you
I always knew how much
That you loved me

Despite the many faces 
That you have encountered
During your lifetime
I was the only woman
That you ever loved 
Though I was full of
Many imperfections 
You saw me as 
The perfect woman
In every way
The devotion you have
Shown me surpasses
That of all of the romantic
Tales that have ever been told

Now all I can do is
Cherish your memory
Like I should have done
When you were alive
Your passing does not
Only mean the ending 
Of your earthly existence
It is the death to the
Beating of my heart
For I cannot live
Without my soul mate



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Lolly

Obviously, I am kissed 
Once more by destiny 
When clock touching
The summer moonlight night
Without pain
And, flatten the thought 
By the buzzing bug
With a fiery lips, awaking 
My lonesome blood 
Into whacking as I fell 
Into her breath
With its natural scent 
Like Venus, the god
Wrapped my lonely body 
By sweet loving hand 
That I felt like 
Lolly candy
Wanting… 
To be licked 
By you, again and again  


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I Love You Forever

As my heart beats, it beats for you.
As I breathe, I breathe for you.
As I think, I think only of you.

You are my source of light,
My source of hope,
You are my source of being.

You are my strength, when I am weak.
You are my guide when I am lost.
You are my reason,

I love you forever.


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The Voices in my head

Have you thought of suicide?
Have you ever thought of murder?
Crazy as it may sound,
I've thought of both.
Is it okay for me to tell you I've felt this way?
I dont know why,
And sometimes I try to block out the thoughts.
But they keep coming back.
Telling me that they want more.
They want me to go through.
Do the things I feel that I should do.
Take a gun to my head.
Pull a knife on my husband in bed.
I know too much, I know that.
My husband cheats, and that is a fact.
I say things I shouldnt say when others arent around.
I curse out loud when my daughters are near.
I say things that the two year olds just shouldnt hear.
I cant help but think, what it would be like. 
What if I wasnt around, to feel these things inside.
Who am I punishing, them or me?
What do these things really mean?
Am I crazy, am I insane?
Are there really people running around in my head?
I hear what they say,
Telling me to stop being a baby,
To just die alone in my bed. 
I dont want to think these things.
I dont want to hear what they want to say.
Please make them all go away.
Do you understand what I write?
Of course you dont.
You dont know what its like.


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Ever Lasting Love

Since you’ve come into my life everything has been so new.
I never thought I had it in me to love another the way I love you.
You’ve opened my eyes and given me what I desire.
That’s why when I see your precious face its sets my soul on fire.
Doubts lead to patience which lead to understanding.
At times we both can be so damn demanding.
Tears meet with fears.
Battles with severe emotions.
Which clearly showed how much we’ve devoted.
My heart yearns your attention and affection. 
Take one look and there’s your reflection.
Living without you is impossible and so unreal.
Loyalty, honesty, and sacrifice seals the deal.


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Love, I Hate You

Love, I hate you, 
Not ‘cos you’re ugly.

Love, I hate you, 
Not ‘cos you don’t love me.

Love, I hate you,
‘Cos of your great love to me.

Love, I hate you, ‘cos of it; 
A listener, you don’t want to be.
.
You heeded not what I said, 
Even thou, I beg you, to “back off!”

“Now, Look!
You see… what we’ve done!?”

A soul is in grieve, 
‘Cos of us.

With your love, 
My soul cries, too.

Love, I hate you, 
For intoxicating me, with your potion.

Thou, you know…
I am a married man.



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For Me

She whispers to me, 
Says things this man never
Heard ever before.
She tells me and shows me
The contents of her heart.

She smiles, 
Just to think of me.
She truly is,
But treats me
Like, beautiful art.

She sings songs to me
About love and life 
And of wonderful dreams.

She is a gift,
Truly due to innate beauty
Which flows like 
The most beautiful of streams.

She shares with me,
All that she wishes
Me to see,
But she cannot hide
The real person, inside.

In effect,
She shares completely
And feels, with me,
There’s no reason to hide.


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A Tribute to my late husband


loves longing takes me across the river
over the mountains and along the shore

you are here because i will it so 
and because love knows no boundary

your body is gone but your love
lives here within my heart

my days grow shorter and my nights
seem darker now

i am sad at times because you are gone
happier still to have had you in my life for so long

your love is here and my breath is your breath
and will remain so until i can no longer inhale

goodbye my love

until we meet again...


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'and the walls came crashing down..........'

A knock at the door, who can it be? 
Probably Sarah coming for tea. 
She usually calls on her way 
back from work to share some time with me. 
  
A look in the mirror, 
I 'tut' at my face: 
Why do people always call 
when there's junk around the place? 

I open the door - a man is standing there. 
I wish I'd worn some make up 
I wish I'd done my hair. 
It's then I spot the uniform: 

the buttons made of brass; 
the stripes that grace the khaki sleeves; 
the boots that crunch amongst the leaves. 
I question with my eyes? 

It comes as no surprise to hear him ask 
can he come in, and would I like to sit?' 
He has some rather grievous news - 
- I dread to hear it. 

I know what he is going to say. 
It's all a dream. Please go away. 
I'm not in to truth today 
I scream inside my head...... 

I know what he just said to me, 
but I didn't hear a word. 
His lips spoke out in silence, and me, 
I never heard. 

He's 'so sorry'. He gets up to go 
and heads towards the door. 
I try to rise to follow him 
but my legs will move no more; 

for they have turned to jelly and 
my head is going to burst. 
It's funny, when you're a soldier's wife, 
you always fear the worst, 

But it's only when you hear the knock, 
the knock upon the door, 
and see the face you've never seen: 
the shining boots, the uniform; 

the mouth that speaks the silent words 
the apologies and platitudes; 
'killed in action in the war" 
The widow thoughts ring clear.


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Family Legacy

I met Uncle August on my honeymoon.
I was prepared.
“He won’t talk to you," my new husband told me. 
"He’s a cantankerous old man,
so don’t be hurt, he doesn’t talk to anyone.”

He was in his 70's.
I was 20.
He was ill.

He was right where I was told he would be,
sitting at a long wooden table in a large kitchen.
One that had fed large families
and farm workers
for decades.

His arms were spread out to his sides
enlarging his lung cavity
so he could breathe easier.

His head was hung between his shoulders;
a long crooked ash hung
at the end of his lit cigarette
between gnarled and stained fingers.

He looked up to me when I was introduced and he talked.
We talked and laughed,
nonstop,
for two hours.

Thirty-seven years later his nephew,
at his long wooden kitchen table,
elbows extended so he could breathe,
Oxygen snaking its way into ruined lungs,
head hung low,
trying to nap.

Was he remembering Uncle August?

Unable to breathe
paramedics took him away.
He never came home.

His children said their tearful goodbyes — 
and now they wait 
to take their place 
at the long wooden kitchen table.


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You and I

~You~

I find you at the gateway to life
the center of my world
patiently waiting for me to ripen

You make all the storms seem safer
your maturity grounds me
to that place where my age is nothing

The one piece of fruit you crave
you are my sunshine and my rain
you are the clouds full of mystery

You are all past, my history
and here in these days
I find life from you at my own gateway
forever gratefully 



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One Day

As I sip on aged Cognac
swirling in circular sadness,
contained within cup made
of broken stained glass memories,
I witness.

Witnessing Cloud 9’s silhouette
surround this glued enigma.

Lionel Ritchie was the rock for this moment’s bliss.

“Truly in love,
with
you.”

Emanating across cathedral uncertainty,
breaking its glass.

This was a celebration of priceless Silver.
A currency only earned by the Philanthropists of Love.

Creating justifiable fantasies
with attainable dreams.

It was amor, maintained.

While I sip on Cognac’s remnants,
mixed with retina’s loneliness,
dripping
downwards
with smile craving soul-pack solution,
I exhale.

In “Deep Sigh” Symphony: No. 9.

With my ventricle chambers
kissing subconscious on forehead,
in preparation for dream come true.

Because one day,
that will
be
me.

© Drake J. Eszes


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My Beloved

Hey Mr. Editor,
It's not very often we hear true stories of enduring Love that grows with time. I can 
hear the cynic groan as I write this, but it's a good human interest story and I 
thought a good one for the coming of spring, a time of new birth and new beginings. 
There is a couple who met while in school, years ago.  After graduation they both 
were seperated by thousands of miles; both got married to different people 
sometime later and raised their young families.  All this time their love remained 
silent, waiting, yet strong.  Today, their children are adults and about to venture on 
their own lives. Reconnected once more, perhaps by fate, they have planned to wed 
very soon.  I was asked by the Bride-to-be, a dear friend, to write a poem on her 
behalf which she would read to her Groom at their Wedding Ceremony. I was truly 
honored and graciously obliged. It's titled,"My Beloved.  Thank you for your 
consideration of my request.

My Beloved, Today, I can not say that dreams do not sprout wings! Nor will I ever accuse time of being an adversary Not when I know that within its grasp lies our past, present and future Today, my heart is full and overflowing with abundant joy! Gazing into your beautiful soul, I glimpse love’s sparkling reflection Streaming like a river, endless, into vast ocean tides And I stand in awe of God’s everlasting love and providence The sweetest portion of which we have come to taste! For so long I have waited! How I have yearned for this moment When I would pledge life and love to you; become one flesh, one heart! One heart that will bleed no more as nothing can stand between us I will lose myself in you and you in me forever! No longer will dreams haunt our lonely nights And I will not have to walk this side of Heaven without you When I consider the paths which we have traveled I marvel and smile, as now it is clear - they were leading us to, this day! In the silence of a thousand nights my prayers to heaven took flight And though seasons of yesterdays came only to fade away Time, it seemed, had shelved my fervent plea ‘Til sweet destiny obliged, leading me to the one who holds my heart My Beloved, my husband, my best friend, and companion, Our love has arrived; our single journey begins today!
03/05/11 Written for John Heck's "Hey, Mr. Editor" Contest *Very True Story!


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Rose Wine

Your strong hand 
beneath my head
my Love in your Blood
turned from friendship
did spread
into More
the first time you
took my Hand
and traveled every
line, of my Flesh land
the way you reflect your soul
Into my Eyes, 
makes me forget my small stature
shape, size
in this world
I wish to carry your 
future child
be it boy or girl
be them strong of spirit
Smarts of street and class
leaders of Eminence
Sweet mixed with Sass
I see this future
as I fall head first, spilling
into your secure embrace
like a single bottle of Rose Wine
Down to the last Taste




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August 25th, 1971

“I never Travel without my Diary, one should always have 
    something sensational to read“. . . Oscar Wilde, 1891

Friday August 24th , 1971, 11:58 PM my last night Alone

Saturday August 25th,1971, 7:15 AM I awake with new life
Knowing at 12:00 PM Lenore Adams Becomes my FOREVER WIFE
Until it unfolds;  A Dream of Everlasting LOVE not yet known

Saturday, August 25th,1971, 9:00AM, Breakfast with “DAD” 
“I see the LOVE in my Daughter’s Eyes :Welcome to our Family “

Saturday, August 25th, 1971, 11:00AM

I showered, trim my beard and got dressed ,Tuxedo? : for my BRIDE
The Captain in his Dress Whites on the on the deck of our “Princess Ride”
For the Eons of Forever, in sickness and in Health, will You be by her side 
                                          “  I  W I L L “
For the Eternity of LIFE Forever ;  Do YOU take LENORE as YOUR BRIDE
                                             “ I D O “ 

Saturday August 25th, 1971, 7:13PM , My WIFE , My LIFE, My LOVE :  Entered Heaven
                                           My Last Entree

Inspired by the Contest  “ The Diary “  Sponsored by ~Constance~ A Rambling 
POET~~
                            Written by HGarvey Daniel  Esquire
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Patradoot The Messenger 44 of 54

Patradoot The Messenger 44/

English version by Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor



How he sleeps, O dear letter without even a cot and bed
Resting on a rough blanket, lying on the floor, and 
Who pats him, when he faces such tortures of the Jail life?
When sleeps also does not come.

He must be eating there, the tasteless dry foods of Jail,
That too, without ever getting a chance to hear,
The affectionate words, which makes a food,
 More delicious or tasty, when it comes from your love ones.

O, please tell this also to me, dear letter,
Does my husband ever remember his life companion and
Does his eye ever get wet, while remembering,
His dear wife, who is so much away from him.

What message my dear husband has sent?
Through you, O’ sweetest of all dear letter,
What teachings, he has sent through you?
To tell his loving wife, please tell me, O dear letter.

Do not think an Indian woman,
To be a weaker sex only, dear letter,
She may sacrifices her life, for the one,
Whom she makes her life partner, dear letter.

Ravindra			to continue  in 45..
Kanpur India 06th January 2011

Based on the true freedom struggle story of Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor

Protected as per Poetry Soup’s copy write protections 

Note:
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Has any question or queries, they can 
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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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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Whispers upon a morning breeze

Whispers upon a morning breeze
gently caresses the awakening flowers
and leaves on the flourishing trees
just like a lovers warm soft tender touch
after a night of passion
and making love
now just smouldering embers
between two kindred hearts
who discovered the true meaning
of giving sharing and caring
and beauty
in the sanctity 
of sacred eternal love.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


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Mutual Spirits

I climb through dense brambles to hide.
Light flickers to find me,
I don’t feel safe here, and run on.

I’m in a dark house and move back and back through the rooms.
I hear him asking someone if they had seen me.
I curl up tighter into my hidden place under old clothes.

I feel him closer.
I don’t see him.
I run again and find a disconnected darkness.

As I cover myself with leaves,
It all begins to fade, 
The darkness, the details, the uneasiness;

I awake, and sit up clearing the cobwebs of the dream out of my sleep.
I reach out for my husband.
He raises to his elbow and touches me.

His sleepy voice says, “Oh good, you’re here — 
I’ve been chasing after you,
And no one would tell me where you were.”


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Love's Fashion Model

Love's Fashion Model

Darling, May i dress you
     In alphabetic Bytes that Mold
     and caress your Manly form?
     May  i drape you in a Fantasy
     made of Words and Nature's imagery?

We would wander thru a quiet cove
     where turtle doves could make a melody
     and i would find a sandy bank
     and weave myrtle leaves and flowers
     around your neck, into your hair.
     Around your waist I'll thread some tender vines
     strewn with apple blossoms sweet; 
     and with subtle sage plucked from the water's edge
     I'll dress your thighs and slender legs.
     Across your chest a sash of fiddle ferns
     will make your grab complete. 

And then I'll lie beside you in the quiet
     afternoon; the breeze will bless the stirring
     of our passion and the sun will keep us warm. 
     There the birds will be our serenade, the bubbling
     creek their instrument. And with myself...I'll cover
     you...where' ere the flowers have not done.

     May I drape you with a fantasy
     Made of words and nature's imagery.....
Darling....may I ...un-dress you....


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HAVE YOU EVER DANCED WITH YOURSELF

Have you ever danced with yourself?
I have.  I did it tonight.
Somehow, it just felt right,
Although it was dark and it was late.

I checked the weather forecast of my heart
And the climate of my soul marks: “Happiness”,
An unbelievable sense of joyfulness
That will stay within me, even if we are apart.

Because we were made for each other,
“apart” simply means “I’ll be right back”.
It’d be silly to turn our backs
On this great combination of lovers.

Lovers in love, now and forever.
Sharing dreams and goals that we know will come true,
Since anything is possible if I am with you,
Sharing a life in which fate brought us together.

Have you ever smiled at yourself?
I have.  I did it tonight.
And it feels perfectly right
To be yours and to enjoy being under your spell.

 
(What I’m really saying is: I’m in love…
 What I’m really saying is: I love you.)

© Karina Galvez
www.karinagalvez.com


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4 Jon On Our 22nd Wedding Anniversary

Your love is
quite sensational –

Your laughter tastes
    like spring-time rain

Your tears smell
    like sweet lemon flower petals

Your voice looks
    so 
    deeply 
    majestic

Your heart sounds
    like exquisite violin and harp concertos

And your eyes!

Your eyes feel
    like early autumn sunset’s amber-gold lengthening glow

Oh, my love, your love
is entirely, completely,
embracingly

Sen-sational!


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the neighbor boy

I was sixteen budding and fulfilling.
He was fifteen searching and awkward,
walking me home from a bus stop backwards,
carrying my bags, strutting a silly-grin valor.

What a sweet little braggart, trying to woo me.
Quiet and shy with his little trick, a smile
hesitantly grown, an innocent blossom of trust.
Twisted feet tripped, he stuttered, my heart gripped.

One week later still he walked me, holding my bag
sweetly and silently. I grew bold in his attention
our walks extended and moved for privacy.
Budding and grinning I tripped, fell, and he caught me.

I was seventeen and haughty and proud.
He was sixteen budding and promising...
Life fell apart as the world caved in around me,
exploding inwards I fell, and he caught me.

He has held me all these years never leaving.
A promise of trust and love unending
And still his quiet slow grin unbends
my heart and makes the world re-spin.


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Jam Session - Mondaynight Jazz Let The Music Play

The music exploded
Into a thousand heartbeats.
We glided down rainbows of  organ
Melodies, becoming drenched
In the golden light of twin 
Saxophones.
We played on the trampolin of 
The drummer's beat.

Andy Ennis (Sax)
Mikey Fields (Sax)
Claude Liggons (Organ)
Ralph Fisher (Drums)

Let The Music Play

Allen Houser On Trumpet

Gabriel heard the note and
put his horn away,
shamed before the angels
by some earthling whose music
made Alice forget why she was
in wonderland
and the 
Sun
Moon
and
Stars
dance together
and that 
Is 
Heavy!

The Joe Clarke Trio Plus 1

Michael Smith On Drums

We gonna march
While
You
Play!
It's not marching music
But
We gonna march
anyway!


Phil Harris on Bass

My bass man
walked a thousand miles tonight
carrying 200 people on his back,
his fingers doing the walking and
he's not even listed in the yellow pages
under 
Genius
Or
Prophet...
Incompetence
Every place you go!


Joe Clark

His saxophone rippling,
notes dance and scatter...
We cup them in the pockets
of our hearts,
Applaud and
send them home 
To
Heaven!

Baltimore, Maryland

Cynthia


Cynthia


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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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God Bless The Garbage Man

Though this is written like a poem it is
more of a thank you letter.

God answers prayers in so many ways
he brings us people to help keep the faith
he gave to me a sweet, sweet man
who helped me truly understand
when i was low and ready to give up
see i was broke 
Without a job, no money, no food, no gas in the car
My husband needed to go and find work
To help his family stay a float
We saw the garbage man outside
We feared he'd come to take our garbage can
So we rushed out side to ask him not too
He said he wasn't there too
He just came to empty our can
'Cause the regular garbage man had passed us up
Now here is were God steps in
My husband and the garbage man talk outside for quit awhile
Tears fill my heart when I think of what comes next
My husband leaves and comes right back
He tells me that the garbage man has put $23 of gas in our van
My heart must of skipped a beat, I could not believe his generosity
Though it does not stop there
Apparently the garbage man has also given us $40 in cash
His only wish is was that it was not spent on cigarettes or booze 
This money was for my family to get food
So often we forget how God lends a helping hand
God does not promise to make us rich, or grant us all we wish
He simply says just ask of me and all you NEED will be given to thee

Today I send out a special prayer, "God, Please bless The Garbage Man that 
gave my family a helping hand. Amen"


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Love Needs No Words

You've been my caregiver so many times.
Surgery after surgery you were there. 
Never a complaint came from your lips-
Bathed me, fed me with loving care. 
All of this was behind us, we thought,
Until this year-

Oh, love, friend, soulmate of mine,
This year another surgery I fear.
A caregiver I'll need once again my love.
You laid your hand upon my shoulder,
As our heads touch, my tears did flow.
Two hearts became one, a sad note it did beat.
Love needs no words. 


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He thinks my tractor's sexy

He thinks my tractor's sexy
I wear gold hoops and pink clogs
My hat's quite floppy
My furrow set to sow
He thinks my tractor's sexy
and I bounce around for him.


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This Thing Called Love

Twas just the greatest treasure,

that Mankind has ever found. 

Yet its bounty is not hidden inside a chest, 

nor buried underground, 

It won,t be all piled up and shining in a mound, 

You won,t need a key to unlock it, 

in fact it,s not even bound, 

Yet it can be found, 

by just about anyone, 

from a panda to a hound, 

You do not need x-ray eyesight, 

nor ears that hear the slightest sound, 

No, this thing-a-ling almost anyone can bring, 

In fact its all around. 

It comes from deep, deep, deep inside, 

with blessings from the Man above, 

It comes sometimes in an instant, 

sometimes it nestles in like a glove, 

What is this one thing, 

that makes you want to sing, 

and live peacefully like the dove, 

It introduces all Queens to her King, 

Why of course, 

this thing is Love.


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One Day

An unlikely couple
with that rare happiness you only see in movies


her hand is cupped in his lovingly
and his smile is so genuine it could outshine a full moon

their conversation is held strictly in their blissful gazes
but what they say is obvious

for them there is no other existence
no other life but the other

and even as they grow old
gracefully, with now wrinkled smiles

there is no couple like them
as if he were Adam, and she Eve

I watch them daily
with hope of a love only to be compared
by the difference between the heat of a steaming cup of joe
and a glass of ice water dripping with condensation

to have bliss like them
I would...No, I will be complete

One Day


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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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Watching Us Age

I'm watching you age
into wiser smiles, measured steps.
(Your lines look beautiful)

Gravity of life reshaped
our foolish expenses of energy
(Oh, the hurrying we did together)

wasted vanity of emotions.
I love our becoming...
more vast of vivid moments

(Our expanding normal bits)
gnarled with experiences.


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Our Past and Present Love

I went back to the place where we had our Reception
Saw the window under which I sat
A new wife; full of hope, full of joy
Anticipating my life ahead with you
Oh! It's as if the ten years hadn't passed
So fresh and powerful was the memory
The tapestry bench no longer there
But the grand old fireplace
With its pot belly stove
And attractive iron guard
Still stand majestic to this day
The coat of arms has disappeared
So too the plastic swords that mock their sting
But the soft, ambient lights remain
Against the thick tudor beams
And the gentle song of conversation
Harmonizes with the tinkle of glasses
I remember well our wedding party
How we cut the cake 
And pretended to fight over the first slice!
We sucked in the helium gas
Of the pretty "just married" balloons
And spoke in a high, squeaky voice!
The company was intimate, friendly
Full of celebration and good cheer
So much has happened in that decade
But I have absolutely no regrets
In having the gold band on my finger
I am honoured to be Mrs Forth-Eglon
Thank you so much for being my husband
Through laughter and through tears
We've witnessed joy but also sorrow
Deep in my heart
I hope you know who I am
It's been a long journey for you, my love
You don't have to keep fighting
If you want to fall asleep, go ahead 
But darling, let me tell you this
Thank you for ten wonderful years
I know that in the glorious future
We will be together forever
I look forward to seeing you there 


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Reflections of a man

A man is but a vision,
Cast by his lifes shadows.

His heart is pressed with the vise of his own desires.

Scared by the wrongs that he has endured,
Yet his hopes and dreams have not faded.

He stands strong and proud,
As firm as a rock within a mountain.

His roots buried deep,
So that he may drink from the waters of life.

His reflection is not unjust.
Its that his picture is not yet finished.


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This Time

This time you did say "Will you marry me?"
This time I did say "I will"
This time we did walk down the isle
This time we did say "I do"

This time you are my husband
This time I am your wife
This time it's together forever
This time there will be no retreat

This time we will surrender
This time only to each other
This time, yes, this time
This time is meant to be our time


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Tomorrows

Your angry voice tells me
you are tired, tired not just
physically from the drain of
responsibilities, but from feeling
forced to continue to trod the
same burdensome path—
A path that steepens as the
years close in and you feel you 
must stretch yourself beyond
the point of knowing how far.
I hear desperation in your 
angry voice, and I see that 
little boy who stifles his
cries to act like a man in
a world that has no room
for the dreams of a child or
for the dreams of a tired man.
It is easier to let your angry voice
speak to tell me these things.

© 2012 Connie Marcum Wong


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Golden Hands...

You touch me with your golden hands
Take away my pain
In sweet silence
We dance together in heavens morning rain
You hold me close in loving arms
Safe inside, so safe inside
Sad memories drift into the bitter past
Your gentle face before me, oh I want to last
Birds sing new melodies,
Written now in their minds
Just for you, just for me
Hold me forever, for all times
I have waited so long, too long
For this moment to come
For you, my prince, my knight in shining armor
To touch me with your golden hands
Take away my pain 
In sweet silence
Dancing together...in heavens morning rain.


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New Beginnings

                                               
                                        New Beginnings
                              Daylight is coming, after a long 
                                      dreamless night.
                          Will I bend to the light,or see shadows,
                                  where none is in sight.

                      He never promised rainbows after every rain,
                          Only that He is there, always the same.
                                   Life never will be like before,
                                    Not two, one now remains.
                          Let the tears stop and smiles reclaimed.
                          
                     Stand tall, feel the encompassing warmth
                                             all around.
                      The hurt raw, will be tempered with time.
                                     New interests will begin,

                                   Then,I may be whole again.
Anne Rutherford       Copyright 2012            Poems From The Heart Series


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IF I WERE A BOY

If I were a boy, even just in a dream. 
I'll give my girl flowers everyday. 
I'd let her know how much she's loved 
and assure no tears fall from her eyes. 

If I were a boy one day I wake up, 
I'll kiss her eyes 'til she drops. 
I'll lay her down in a bed of roses. 
I'll carry her 'til we reach the heaven's door. 

If I were a boy even for an hour. 
I'll tell her exactly who I am. 
I will not cave in the shadow of my past. 
I'll give her the happiness that lasts. 

If I were a boy, 
I'd keep the love on fire. 
I'll respect my mom, sisters, and wife. 
I'll be my kid's greatest model dad. 

If I were a boy, 
I would be a real man. 
Who knows exactly what makes a man, 
who can't be moved by other woman.  
 


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Whatever You Say, Dear

It's Friday! And it’s “Girls’ Night Out"! His favorite dinner and wine we shared! We give each other a little bit space, at least, once every other week Any given night, always a special treat, we may choose to cuddle instead Whatever desires the other may have, each makes sure to prioritize That’s the routine in our love nest; it’s just how we sail this boat Dressed in stretched jeans; curves seemly more pronounced and I feel burning eyes upon me Yes, I know that look so very well, but tonight, that can’t go down To put him off, I attempt light conversation; to sort of change his unspoken suggestion I nonchalantly ask, “What game are you planning to watch, Love?" With a silent, hope, that craving eyes would deflect Deliberately, I avoid his intense stare, speaking loudly, a language I know too well Too late! In just two steps he’s all over me; and I melt like butter in the sun “Can’t you call? Say you’ll be a little late, hmm?” He whispers in my ear “No, Love, the last time I did that, we fell asleep, remember?” “Look, I’ll set the alarm, just one hour will do; I’m missing you already”. Like a kid, he begins to pout and guilt raps at my heart’s door Planting warm butterfly kisses the expanse of my neck Murmuring low, words he knows I love to hear And though I feign disinterest, persistent hands unrelenting “Will you call and tell her? Will you, or I’ll call if you like?” He may be unaware, though it’s hard to tell, as there are no secrets which I can maintain In my mind I’ve already begun to disrobe him; my favorite dance flats cast aside On the verge of giving in, I raise up my head to gaze those smoldering eyes In that instant, I’m captured; cornered, again His brilliant smile from lips so soft appears plastered on his chiseled face Fully aware he’s won like so many times before He picks up the phone, hits speed dial with one hand free; The other is wrapped snugly 'round my waist as I admire his one track mind “Hi Caitlin! Listen... …Yes, she’ll be late. Now, how'd you know?” And her laughter rings throughout cyber space as she's made a prudent guess “That’s fine, I just know!” She replied, still chuckling. “Ask her to call me before she leaves, will you?” “Oh sure! Whatever you say, dear.” ~*~
For: Francine's "Whatever You Say, Dear" Contest


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Flaming Reflection : " Bon Appetite "

My Dear Carolyn, I want to Thank-YOU for YOUR Contest “ The Work You Do? ”
I usually Do not Brag, but I’m going to in this Piece I also may throw in  Kitchen Humor
I Dedicate this to YOU : Carolyn Devonshire My POETRY “ TEACHER “ LOVE, HG


The first two quotes I heard in the beginning of My Career
“People will always Eat” ( Chef Lis ) : “People eat with their eyes” :
( Mr. Franklin Whalen ; ) Owner  of The “Barrington House Restaurant”
Forty-Four years later, the Sonata of these words Still Rings in my ears

The Aromas, sweet and spicy, sour ,tart, fruity, meaty, waif through my nose
I remember the smell of burning starch, elbows set in ice cold water on the stove, two hours
Taste buds come alive, epicurean;  connoisseurs : enticing  The palette soothing the throat
I read my breath, in the dire cold of the freezer:  a block of ice becomes A Heart of Swans 
         The Center Piece of Mr. & Mrs. Posner’s 75th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
On a Pedestal , in the centre of the “Swan Heart : I carved the “POSNER"  Holding Hands
How Sweet, When they asked me “Would You makes us one of YOUR Classic Dinners?”
“The Rack of Lamb, with the Plum- Mint Jelly” “ Don’t forget his Famous “Béarnaise Sauce”
A Vegetable Bouquetire , Cottage Fries, with a special “Flaming Cherries Jubilee” for Desert
Perhaps, as they did when : Young : Their eyes found each other, as they fed each other
The Gleam in their Eyes, reflecting the Jubilee’s flame Opening the Mirror of Their “ L O V E “
As a Chef The work I do is very Rewarding and I shall Cook until I die( and even Then!! )


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Ties that Bind..

The chains that bind me are soft as silk, 
Gossamer to the touch, so thin you wouldn’t think they could hurt...
They seem no more than mere bangles, 
Jewelled manacles adorning throat and wrists and ankles
They don’t grate on my skin, barely fray the edges of my nerves
Most of the time I don’t even realise they are there 
You must be so proud of yourself my love; 
You were the weaver of these restraints, 
The arbiter of this subtle asphyxiation
You ensnared me with ropes of words, with sweet nothings 
And declarations of impassioned love, 
Spoken in the name of God, the Merciful, the Ever Watchful 
If only I possessed even a fragment of such omnipotence – 
I would not be here now, tangled in this soft silver stranglehold, 
In these necklaces and girdles and garters of a lover’s laws
When was the moment where you stopped being gentle 
And became, instead, a gentle-eyed tyrant? 
I must have blinked and missed it, or been blinded by your beguiling smile 
Anyway it does not matter now, because here I am, 
Dying a slow perfumed death in your ghostly arms, 
Reduced to a bewildered puppet on the ends of your serrated steel strings 
The secrets of my being stuffed deep down inside of my soul, 
Where you cannot find them – where only God can see
Because you seem to have lost sight of what I am baby 
And only God will be the one to show you the real, wild and untamed me
The person I am supposed to be... 
 


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Power of Your Love

To a Bride and Groom

You have the power
over my love
to make my day rain or shine
it all began the day you asked me
"to be mine" and I wrote my name
in blood, on your hearts
dotted line
the power of my love
to fuel what feeds within me
pounce on me as a tiger
humble me as a mouse
your strength envelopes me
as if standing in an unbreakable
glass house
you have the power
over my stare, as you glare
into my inner spirits soul
those who dare to try to divide
I heed them to beware
the power you have over my love
leaves me content, without a care
floating together, we share, in
true loves enchanting bliss
what started years ago, with a friendly
hug, is reincarnated within every
new days kiss




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Chandelier of Stars

Chandelier of stars,
Against wooden sky,
Feeling so high,
Feeling so fine,
You are mine,
And I pine,
For your every verbal caress,
Every physical beat,
Take a seat,
I’ll teach you what it is to feel-
Heat,
In your backbone,
I need a microphone,
To tell of your appeal,
I feel,
Closer to you each day,
I pray,
To continue this journey of ours,
So far,
We’ve progressed,
Through violence and stress,
Our worst and our best,
We share,
I’d spare,
You,
Of my rage,
I feel caged,
Sometimes,
In my mind,
Since I am yours,
And you are mine,
Our souls together,
Forever?
Forever,
I feed the need,
To succeed,
With you by my side,
I’m in for a ride,
All kidding aside,
Your love lets me float,
I wrote,
This for my man,
So he’ll understand,
What I feel,
So utterly real,
I utter,
And stutter,
One day we’ll walk,
Down the aisle,
For a mile,
On white sand beach,
Confidence in the reach,
Of our hearts,
To each others.


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Like A Broken Teacup

Sitting on the shelf like a broken teacup
I go on despite these difficult moments
I run into myself with Irish green eyes and permanent tear stained cheeks
I've endured the immensity of agony
I’ve turned down all those so-called hot lovers sulking in this harsh yellow land
I wrestle with the ongoing struggles of this evil world 

No…nobody can go backwards
You see, you and I were never meant to be
So...don't tell me your hurt is my fault
I’ve assessed these holes in my life-have you assessed yours?

It was a lifetime ago…forever gone in all that I was 
In a curious way I’ve known the debris of myself ...
I’m more damaged than I care to admit

Here I am…pathetically sitting in the rubble of where my heart lives
A thin-skinned loner- a re-cycled me of who I used to be 
I can't waver yet again, to take another chance at love
I've known too much time away from it all
So evident in the moment of my blinding conscience
Pondering the un-gentleness of things
That should have been beautiful...but were not

And so, I pick up the pieces of my broken soul
From a broken love that was never meant to be
I'm in for a new change of lifestyle - a new change of heart 
A release of all those emotions that were tearing me down 
The old life I knew, I threw away with the teacup 
I got a new life, a new cup, and I'm forgetting you and the past





            

   

                  


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Faking

I’m faking and my lips are lying

My eyes do not say I love you anymore
But I need you.
My mind doesn’t want you to leave
But my heart does not want to stay
I can’t see myself alone
And I can’t let you go
But keeping you inside,
Has become an imaginary situation.

I’m faking and my lips are lying

My fondness cannot see you suffering
And my soul does not want to hurt you, 
But the magic affection has become extinct.
Truth and Falsehood are sharing the same bed,
Each of them trying to stay longer.
Evasion and prevarication decided to stay long time ago,
But today, without feeling remorse
I have decided not to fake anymore.

I’m not faking and my lips are telling the truth. 


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My heart has satisfaction

You are home
now the door closes,
Your day has been busy in the city.

Supper is on the table 
you eat silently looking at me
Smiling taking my hand in yours.

It is quiet you say this is my refugee from
the craziness of the city, the children run to you
climbing in your lap letting you know you're loved.

You help them with baths and tuck them in tightly.
Then you come sit by me and hold me in your 
arms and say I Love You Forever.

We go out side sitting hand in hand watching the
falling stars, listening to the crickets, and the
moon lighting up all the things around.

We do not need words between us
we know what we think, how we feel 
I look over at him smiling he is asleep
after a long day of work.

My heart has satisfaction knowing that I am a very
Blessed woman, I do not know what it is I did so
right but what ever it was I am glad I did it.


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Journey to War

You are ready to embark on a journey.
A voyage destanation unknown!
Your mind is in a frenzy.  
But your worried about the things at home.
Your captain is calling.
The torment your hauling is more than a man
should carry alone.

Your journey is far and frightning.
you dare not close your eyes.
No fret my dear I'll still be here
When you dock your ship back home.

Keep your head low and watch you step.
My praires are with you and never regret.
You made a choice you felt was right.
Your family will pray. Your family will write.
We  will be there with you both day and nigtht.
In your heart is where I will be. 
To guide you through this war.
Your children and me.

I love my soldier!


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Our Time Together

My darling husband, Gordon
I got a lot of response out of you today
Your smile lit up like the brightest sun
Your chuckles singing our their chorus of humour
Eyes twinkling with emotion
Overflowing with your evident love for me
You knew who I was the minute I came in
The penny dropped: "You are my wife!"
Said your eyes, speaking on behalf of your tongue
Unable to vocalise your feelings and desires
It pains me to hear your rattly breath
As you battle against yet another chest infection
It seems so unfair, my love
The medicine makes you better, and you relax
Then another attack pulls you under
I hear you had another turn
When your eyes behaved strangely
And you just weren't taking things in
But thanks be to God, it was quick
And you rallied back to the here and now
Despite these obstacles, my sweet
Your lips still know how to kiss!
The most tender terms of endearnment
Place themselves on my mouth
They confirm my hopes that you love me
Your Alzheimer's cannot win against your recognition
Love: One.  Dementia: Nil!
But when tears spill from your eyes
My heart is torn into pieces
You cannot tell me what it is that's upset you
The salty liquid mingles together
As I lay my cheek against yours
The only thing I can do
Is give you my love
And pray for the day that all this will cease
And you take a ride on the carpet of freedom
Meanwhile we must cherish
Every precious moment of our time together
Your eternally loving wife, Diane



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So This Is Love

So this is love,
when I look upon my beloved sleeping contentedly, 
cooing like a dove,
a smile forms, memories flood,
growing closer with each passing year,
unaware of the changes ageing shows clear,
your beauty eternally imprinted upon my mind
imprinted throughout time

The only sadness comes when we must part,
if only for a short while,
soon to reunite for eternity,
to walk hand in hand 
as youths once again,
followed by a heavenly dove,
So this is love 


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A Woman Created By Law and Men

The twelve were coming in …, 
twelve like gods, with sealed fates.
Mortals with keys to death and dungeons of hell, 
where devils walked in numbers, and are owned; 
they are someone’s belongings. I could not see me.
That place is it where there is blood without formed elements … 
or nutrients. Colors became significant (blue and red).
We know of the black and white barriers; 
the ones we pretend do not breathe in Washington. 
Brothers and a nation are built behind steel bars.

The thought of that woman, 
the woman that stands bold 
with torch beckoning to come and taste the dream, 
is like a haunted house, and I, a little child of three.
How she defends self-government 
while she’s trapped at sea. Freedom is a long way …
Liberty is far-flung, 
but I must not lose what is left of free will.
When the verdicts are festooned, 
they ought to downgrade the others;
there should be no rivalry. 
Without such it is simple to mislead the bulk.


I am my better half; 
I come clean without boasting on my tongue.
I often wondered if Hilary plagues … 
because she believes she has a better hand, 
or is there absolute amnesty. 
This thought I contemplate to summon sleep
 instead of counting sheep. 
The guy who swings the three iron, I often think of his wife; 
how her shoes were on to run. Was it hurt are shame?
Love is far too shallow to be called love.


I shall kill her, 
and set her in the depth, 
where she will be eaten by her conscience; 
sometimes I questioned if there’s one. 
Maybe one is near, but suppressed.
I must kill her 
with this ball-point that poured out the contents
of a lamenting soul; she must go before she is far gone. 
Is the law a crooked device,
 a mean provided for some to get even?
Who suffers when she cried wolf?
Hell is the amount of her condescension.
She has to die, to live anew, 
and to allow the halves to live.


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Tomorrow without you


it is tomorrow and the
only thing i have of you
is yesterday

no more will your hands
hold mine nor your
sweet kisses divine
rest upon my lips

truly our love was
made in heaven so
it is natural that you
return to where we
both began

i wonder my love
are you also walking
alone along the sand...


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Aquarius and Leo

You are Aquarius, I, Leo the lioness; you are wind and I am fire.

You blow on me, causing an inferno between us; a wild trembling deep 
in the soul.

You are my husband, I, your wife; for three years those flames have raged,
let them burn on, burn on, out of control!

(To my husband) 
I love you, even though our horoscopes say we shouldn't be together. That
just goes to show you the freaks we are! lol


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He is a Rock in the ocean of life

15th March , Can you remember this day 
“What?” he asked “why today?”
 Our wedding anniversary,
He has forgotten as usual, I laughed. 

Heard these questions thirty six times in the past

Like a peacock he never danced in the rain
No love songs sung no poems delivered
No chocolates or flowers for any birthdays 
Candle light dinners? I cannot remember any dates 

He is a Rock in the ocean of life

He never wipes my tears or cuddles me when I am in fear
But taught me how to hold them back and to be brave instead
Lift me from my fall and kept on an elevator
Paved my path not with gold but with fine sand

Showed me how to cast off the thorns in my path

He is a man of principals, and a walking encyclopedia
Romance is not in his blood, pettiness is his enemy
Gave me everything I need in this material world plus
Security, strength and wisdom a woman to sustain


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Wedding Night Bliss

With a sleepy smile she whispered
“I said I do today”
Spoken words with heart and mind
Lust and desire made clear
“Boy, how you grind my gears
and still arouse such wantom awakening
to parts of my body previously only stirred…”
My mind turns to the number of times
we have all but made love with our clothes on
Innocently touching, holding, wanting
Preserving something so very special
ready for the day that I can take you
Knowing you are my bride, belong to me,
are part of me, for now we are one
Together every breath, movement, thought
melds together in heated entangled embrace
My hands search for the warmth of your touch
the silky softness of your satin smooth skin
Item by item crumpled garments fold to floor
as I slowly admire your naked womanly form
for first time 
watching waiting wondering
yet knowing you are as ready as I as you smile
I scoop you into my arms,
lie you on our bed
Slowly we make our way into Paradise,
lost to ourselves
Found in our desires for one another
Destination – satisfaction
We arrive as husband and wife


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Modern Day Slave ( Wife and Mother )

Modern Day Slave ( Wife and Mother )


Not one single holiday
Three years have gone their way
Cleaning house
Changing diapers
Preparing meals
That are eaten in minutes

Not one single holiday
Four walls the only room to play
Ironing shirts
Washing clothes
Cleaning dishes
That get messed up every day

No
Not one single holiday
Mother’s life is meant to be this way
Surgical implant for the kitchen sink
She isn’t even allowed to think

While husband goes out on his hunt
Husband goes out for a beer
And eyes the other women who are there
Not for one minute does he think
Of the person at exhaustions brink

Robot wife she stays at home
Robot wife in her prison
Not one day off in 1095 days
Just a nigger
Just a slave

But mother hood was meant to be this way
Husband goes out earns the wage
Comes home tired and wants to rest
Complains that wife has not done her best

She hasn’t the strength to argue back
And she should be grateful 
There is no lack
Diapers are always replete
There is always enough to eat
Husband has done his job
Full time employment
Is his choice


But wife and mother she stays at home
Constantly on holiday
What holiday does she need
And we won’t mention driver fatigue

She takes all the responsibility
In bringing up their child
Husband never changes a single diaper
All he has to do is yell at her

Not one day off in 1095 days
Just a nigger
Just a slave
Never falls asleep at the wheel
But its ok she doesn’t even feel

Husband goes out to see his friends
Husband goes off on weekends
Husband never stays at home
Or lets his wife go out on her own
Husband is happy with his slave
Mother hood was meant to be this way
Working every day

House is spotless
House is clean
Husband has no reason to complain
Unpaid worker she stays at home
Gets her meals
And gets her roof
And does everything on her own

Happy day for husband today
He gets the chance to go away
Maybe some pretty girls will be there
So he can stand and stare
He’s so fed up of the tired dishevelled one
He finds at home 
When and if he is ever there

Three years without a holiday
Does the law of Human Rights say its ok
To be treated like a nigger
An unpaid mother
House maid
Like a slave

Another stuffed dead head
Above the fire place







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First star to your empty Night

I want a love that
fills my veins like
liquid fireworks
sweet like sugar and 
cinnamon
strong enough to knock
me off my feet, like a 
mighty ocean wave, yet
gentle and magic
like the forgotten lyrics
to a nursery rhyme

I want our spirits to soar
into a bright forever
like two yellow balloons
released, by the
tiny, sticky hands
of a little child
I want, my man, to know
my true self
like the words to a favorite
song on the radio
to feel me, all that is me
rhythm bound from a beaten
street drummer

I wish to be a bright guiding light
as the first star
to your empty night
A familiar love, as
traveling back to a childhood spot
your first love kiss...
first bully fight...
first playground crush lost...

I want a love
that encompasses
my senses, envelopes me
from nothing, like the
steam from my rose petal tea
filling my pores
leaving me
rejuvenated and refreshed

A love, whom steals my worries
as a thief in the night
and greets me with doe- eyed
kisses, once rounding
up a fight

I speak these words into the 
universe, to send me a love
to call my own
what path will my soul mate
travel to me, mysterious 
mystical journey unknown


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Marital regrets best left unkept

Through thick and thin those rules of a vow bent
It pricks within a bond never heaven sent
Numerous signs shown to eyes so love blind
A devious design should have been left behind

Boundaries we both set grossly overstepped
Promises meant to be kept now mostly regrets
Prayed for a family but deviated from folded hands
Heart slayed a tragedy then meditated to understand

Grass looked greener hopped the fence it was scorched
Needed a disclaimer the whole front yard torched
Searchin for a solution that holds no retribution
Never found absolution so separations the conclusion

To break out of bondage make sense out of nonsense
For a sexual offence have to find mental defense
Cant keep giving chances when options are squandered
Life would be advanceless if this i just pondered.

Sha'ntez Jefferson
10/16/12


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Husband, Im listening

I sat there listening to your words, 
as you told me
Told me, you felt my pain and cried 
my tears
Telling me you missed me, each and 
every night
While I cry, my sad sounds
Pouring my heart, releasing my 
roots
Listening and believing your words

Until, shadows start coming out the 
dark
Truth, shines upon my rose bush
Telling me, your not telling the truth
Thunder, keeps hitting my eardrums 
Trying to show me, you

I sat there listening to your words, 
as you told me
Told me, you felt my pain and cried 
my tears
Telling me you missed me, each and 
every night
While I cry, my sad sounds
Pouring my heart, releasing my 
roots
Listening and believing your words

I opened, my soul and listened
I relax my body, and took all the 
signs
Realizing, I'm hurt at the end and 
destroyed 
I'm home, suffering from this pain 
of love
While, your out having a good time
I'm home losing weight
While , your out eating at buffets
I'm home, not committing adultery
While, your out sinning under our 
skies
Creating more and more lies
Not realizing, shadows do come out
They come out the dark

I sat there listening to your words, 
as you told me
Told me, you felt my pain and cried 
my tears
Telling me you missed me, each and 
every night
While I cry, my sad sounds
Pouring my heart, releasing my 
roots
Listening and believing your words

I sent you money and cater, from 
afar
Understood, you are my husband
Under God, I shall obey
Obey , his laws
But , who's laws, do I obey
When all this sin, is in my skin
Ripping me apart
Far apart, from the one, I love

I sat there listening to his words, as 
he told me
Told me, he felt my pain and cried 
my tears
Telling me, he missed me, each and 
every night
While I cry, my sad sounds
Pouring my heart, releasing my 
roots
Listening and believing his words

Now!
What to do, my mind is so confuse
Confuse on walking away or staying
I guess, it's not up to you
Now , that I know the truth
The truth about listening, to your 
words


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Shadowed Path

Thru a shadowed path, down a shadowed lane
Two lovers walk, the moonlight to gain.
The beauty of the walk is as beauteous as their love,
Shared thru a kindness, a reverence, and the touch of a hand.

A meadow comes into sight to eventually espy
Mists swirl in mystery as they begin to walk by.
But a fragrant rose pulls them, their attention drawn 
Thru the gates of an old house they gently begin forth

Who in love lived here long ago, now unseen?
What trials, what future, had they seen?
Their love built a life, and of course this home
Would that their lives could be so generously strewn.

Two lovers that lived so very long ago
And thru the years were repeatedly, celebrated so.
Now, two more have come as the man goes on bended knee
He picks the rose and delivers it up with a ring

He has bought this old house, a glorious old thing
To inspire her to wife, to repeat once more, an old beautiful dream
May the tale of this house and the old love it has seen
Inspire a new couple to a great life once again.


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David Meets Goliath

     And David slew Goliath
       The goliath of his cares 
        A little lad he was in stature
         But a giant at heart he is 
          He steps up to mammoth trials
           His chest with armor bare
             Knowing a thrust from this giant
              Will through him run his spear
                But the giant hearted young lad
                  Stepped up with lack of fear
                   He knows his God is with him
                     And naught can he destroy
                      So bravely go he faces
                       Old Goliath and his spear
                        And conquer he did conquer
                         As with empathy we show we care



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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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I'll Be Home Soon

Gazing out the window
rain pounding like a drummer in a parade
I let my eyes fall closed
and I picture his emerald eyes
his bright smile that lights up a darkened sky
and his scent - a mixture of the rain outside and the pine trees beyond my sight
I then allow my lids to open
and I gaze at the polished black pistol in my hand
As I lift it, the heaviness a slight surprise
the sight of his blood stained on my freshly painted wall
fills my mind with the memories of his misery
I yearn to join him
and so I lift the pistol higher and higher until I feel the coldness on my temple
and I enjoy the last moments with my memories of his beautiful face as it kisses mine
while I pull the trigger harder and harder

and then comes the blast
and I've joined him at last
and I see his face again
and again he kisses me sweetly
I see his bright smile
emerald eyes
and that wonderfully blissful scent makes me whole
and I am Home


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Turning Resentment Around

I remember on the plane how bitter I felt.
Looking around seeing all the drinking, partying, and people having fun.
Why couldn't I have fun anymore?
My sweet little wife sat beside me on the plane,
and was so sick from Chemo that she couldn't think well.
Once back at the airport, she needed to use the restroom.
I had no one with me to help her, so she had to go alone.
I waited for what seemed an eternity and finally she appeared.
She had just forgotten where she was, but I guess the Lord
finally put in her mind to come out and find me.
I sat her down and told her to stay until I retrieved the car.
A few minutes later we were on our way home.
This was the first of October and little did we know
that we only had 10 days to be together.
I questioned all of this sickness but realize by having
known her and seeing how she fought the battle, that
she gave me inspiration to go on even through these 
bouts of bitterness and resentment.  She kept going
until the end of her days.  Even played the organ in 
church a week before she passed.  Even though I miss
her greatly, I'm a better person from having gone 
through these trials with her.


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HURTING

      HURTING

I will be sure to erase,
everything about you.
Men come and go.
I keep you a stranger by my side.
A pair of shoes.
I thought us out to be.
I have been wrong before.
The truth was revealed.

Trying to be strong,
I put it a side.
Wrong once again.
This being the only way I can survive.
An unhappy person,
you made out of me.

Empty memories,
no reason to go on and pretend.
You are their physicly 
Mentally I blocked you out.
Every moments we have.
I still consider them lies.

Avoiding reality.
Drowning in my own stupidity.
Keeping my self focus,
on any one except for you.
Writing to stay occupied.
Dose not help at all.
Every thing I write is bad about you.

Hurting inside,
I do not know what to do.
Bestowing it upon myself.
For not getting rid of you..

I.T.
S.K.A.T. POETRY
2-26-10


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To My Husband

To my Husband,

A bringing of myself for understanding and pardoning of the days I fail him:
	( Then I think, will I be passing on the cycle of not being enough? 
		Will he understand that it is I who is never enough?)

Yet I still need to apologize, for coming to him incomplete:
	(For coming to him broken and asking him to fill a void he never made;
		  it's inherited from a generation of women who were never enough,
					and I was never apart of it all...)

I need him to know he completes me in ways I can not alone:
	(That it is when I am with him I am whole again;
		That it is when we are apart that I find my self alone. 
		That the emptiness is inside me and not us.
		That he fills the emptiness and takes the rawness of losing her away. )

I want him to understand why at home I fail at making a home:
	(I'm immobilized in loneliness into waiting alone ;
	            Waiting on someone to come home.
		Waiting on my sisters to come home,
		Waiting on my Mother to smile again, 	
		Waiting on my Mother to get off from work, 			
		Waiting on my Mother to get better again.)

 I do not want him to misunderstand my issues: 
	(I want him to understand they are mine alone to fix;
		So I can be whole for my son.
 		So I can give to them the completeness they give to me.
	 These two boys who gave me back life, I live in the now for them)

I need him to understand the loneliness is not from him:
	(I'm alone because I still grieve her loss and mine 
		I'm alone because she left. 
		I'm alone because they left. 
		I'm alone because every one has to leave
		and I fear living past their leaving.) 

I want him to know my love for him is Forever
	(That even without words I know he has that love for me 
		The one that forgives before the transgression is done, 
		and forever is an eternity assumed for infinity.)



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The Breathe of God

The breathe of God is in the touch of the wind.
The tears of God are in the rain.
The anger of God is in nature’s violent force.
And the love of God is in the eyes of the one you truly love.

Bring me a kiss with the gale force of your love,
As it swirls around me throughout this day.
Make it be the touch of that wind… that will bring us back again.
Let it wrap around our hearts to bind them in heavenly bliss…
Then bring your arms to surround me and bring us together again.
In the Church of Love let us meet… by the ocean of heavenly bliss.

Contest: Short Poems IV: Motif Romantic, By Carol Eastman


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A True Credo Of Love

(To All Who Believe It Can Be Achieved)


Caucasoid, Mongoloid,and Negroid
Colour the conscience progression 
of Man's ethical Truths...
The cultural aggressions of violence
and ignorance must end!
Extend your heart, hand and life
Towards the Precious Don of Honour...
Freely, keeping the sincere
Brotherly Creed


 

Comments:  Brothers and Sisters it is time that we stand up and let the Love of God in, after 
all we are all one in the same under the skin, so why not give it a grand try... One Love and 
Many Blessings in Him Always, Adell


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Forever Rider

Bleached bones of a fallen beast, Casting a shadow that points To the east, A cowboy rides out With a noose round his neck, Travelling north on a Perilous trek. The noose is a reminder That his life is not his, Not that he needs it To tell him the truth, He's atoning for sins Committed by him And the noose is just there For some proof. His horse pointing northwards, His spurs jab its flanks, It jumps on a journey It knows not to where, He has been advised If he gets where he must That he must handle all things With great care. Long weeks follow days, He ne'er stops for food, He feels neither hunger, Nor thirst or fatigue, His Horse is the same, Feeling neither hunger or pain, Though they travel on league After league. He stops on the brow Of a mountainous peak, To gain the bearings He felt he had lost. His eyes sweep the plains He travels in vain, Without ever revealing The cost. His life had been shortened For the most part by death, He had suffered For what he had done, His actions alone Had been the sole cause Of the loss of his wife And his son. And so for his torment He had been given a task, That he knew he must Always repeat, There was no respite And no task to be done And his journey would be Never complete. And so he rides on O'er the endless red plain, Destined as ever to Be all alone, And maybe one day His skull will be seen By another as abandoned Bleached bone....


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Could You Hear Me?

Ignorant questions you asked
While requesting in return intelligent answers

A pillow of tears I cried 
But only for awhile

Yet instead my heart was beating like a hammer beats a nail
And I was slowly decreasing like a paper being filed

Into shelter I would hide
Behind doors I cried
Over the  phone I denied
And  inside I died

As if hanging up in my face weren't enough
You left me no choice, but to fall asleep with your 
Thoughtless and careless words

The constant need to be in control of everything and everyone 
I closed my eyes to hold back those tears
Those tears that were trying so desperately to break through

But steadily they came running down my face
Like I was pouring water down a drain

But did you hear me
That language that I spoke

I was talking out loud to all the distant ears
I begged you to lower your voice
But you were to busy screaming at me to hear

You see I constantly found myself apologizing to you
Not believing that I had a right to my own opinion
And that I had a right to be loved and respected

I cursed at times, You kept me mad
And then most days you left me sad
But could you hear me
Could you take my point of view for once
After all that was said and done

My heart was aching and my soul was breaking
A little attention, Like a baby crying out for its mother
Is all I asked of you

Only to hear you speak your truth of belief
And then hang up in my face with a gasp of relief
As if my voice was killing you

When I defended myself , I never knew what I would face
Never knew how you'd react, But I was acting on faith
So I took that leap of faith, I didn't know what else to do
But thank God I found the courage to stand up to you

You made it seem like we were in some game
And half time conversations is all you could spare

Yet like a mother in the midst of labor
I bared all the pain, You couldn't bare

But I had to speak out 
My silence had to be broken

Words shattered at that moment
Shock encountered ones face
Something that never happened before

I would not pretend, That all was well
But you weren't listening to me, I was talking to myself

When I poured out my heart to you sincerely
You belittled me, cursed me, degraded and ignored me
Picked and devoured me like I was poultry

You took me through so much misery
You see this lonely faucet, Only runs so deep
But I found the strength to break free, finally

I wanted to be friends but I remember too clearly 
Just how it was in the past, When you couldn't hear me



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marking time....to my friends on poetry soup.- the Lord helped me fight death and won.

i don't want to be just marking

time.  i died on november 20,

2008, during surgery.  i was

on a vent when i awakened 

december 2, 2008....my sisters'

birthday. what made me llive

i'll never know.  i know there

are things to do on this side

of death.



i have no time for marking time.

i have a stupid bag hanging from

my side now.  i am supposed to

"get comfortable with it".  well

that was a laugh.

that was a laugh until i thought

of the people that had these

things with no hope of ever

getting away from them.



i am so lucky.  14 days i laid

on a vent, then 22 more.

i came home 3 days, 



then 


i had
great pain in my chest...
.
well this is great i said,

a pulmonary emboli, 15 more

days, three days home.



then back to e.r. blood pressure

too high.  this bought me 

4 more days in e.r.



i am home now and finally 

have spent 19 days home.

i feel every pain and i feel

every time that i feel good



yes, i am never marking

time again.....there is

something about fighting

for your life and your sanity

that straightens things out.



i don't recommend it but

i wish i could let your hearts

know what i know.

janetta


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Bubble Wrap

Do you think it inappropriate? 

To exchange ones husband for some perfectly devine
Time consuming
Playfully popping 
Bubble wrap? 

You see, Friday night with at least one square meter of the stuff
I could be amused
I could not be bored
Not lonely.......
Un angry

That yet again he has failed to bypass the Public House 
His Friday home

Hense yet again I'm stuffed....alone
Twiddling my fidgeting fingers and mind
Creating all kinds of scenarios which are
Far less than kind

Like murder beneath the patio
As battered fish upon the floor
Like turning up uninvited
And creating Mary Hell by pubs door

But if i had some bubble wrap
I am, so easily entertained
I'd twist contort the compliant material
Imagining twas his remains ....


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Fear Anger Love

Fear fear fear

Lessons from yesterday haunt - 

demand from tomorrow looms.

No way to escape.

Today is saturated in anxiety.




Anger anger anger

Frustration over inequality.

Malicious throughts cross my mind.

Lashing out in bitter words

because I have no power over this.




Love love love

More than anything you are mine.

Through it all, good and challenging.

Now may be a struggle - yet - 

no matter what we have each other.


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skin to skin heart to heart

Skin to skin
heart to heart
bonded together
by sheer devotion
fuelled by waves of the sweetest emotion
through giving caring and sharing
a beautiful union
of deep unquenchable desire
born of true eternal love.

Peter Dome. copyright. 2012.


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Dialogue Between the Little Miss and the Angel Prince

The Little Miss:

kiss kiss your little miss
and she flies flies up into the skies
away away from troubles array
to love to love her angel prince above
to love to love Armando above

The Angel’s Reply to the Little Miss:

"there was a girl precious as gold
she was found by a prince and told
that life itself was getting bold
until he found her in the world

"and he kissed kissed his little miss
and they flew flew up into the blue
away away from troubles array...


"...to love and hold each other above"

Written by Elaine and Armando


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Sunshine Valentine

Romance is in the air,
like the blowing breeze.
Love is everywhere,
from the sand to the sea.
Upon the earth the sunshine kisses,
the garden where rose petals glisten.
Hearts beat with a happy tune,
of valentine sunshine for me and you.
The symphony of love is soon revealed,
a valentine love is very real.
Sunshine valentine sparkle your gleaming rays,
shine them on my heart and never let them fade.


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Plastic Gestures

The trash has been removed by wind and truck, by hands much smaller and, hearts much larger than his. The twinkling lights no longer shine on the tree or in my eyes. Scourer of malls, hunter of treasures magpie to the crownless king, reveling in his “just” deserts? The cold, meaningless, plastic gesture of his disregard lay under the barren Xmas tree, barren, as his love for me. His treasurers piled high, exquisitely dripping with each memorized desire, truffles melting on his thoughtless tongue, scrapbook memories litter the pointless horizon. Soon, he would attempt to hurl three decades of subservient gestures out, out like the small flame of love left, in the empty space which was my heart.


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I Have The Evil of You

I have the evil of you
Caught in my hands, entangled
Like the arabesques of Eden's vines
Just like paradise, but why should shame remain
Singeing like immolation of Peter's Inferno
These reddish-purple chains convolute myself
as the grapples shoot out from the clouds
both below, above me
The self-lovelust propelling 
You did this - these plagues
You drag me down - to your cage
Cadaver Vampire - I am your slave



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Love Will Out

In February? Sun burn from looking up at the sky? 
My Oh My… Yes, it’s so very nice and warm.
The trees are blooming and it warms my heart.
Even the groundhog came out, smiled, and looked around…
Six more weeks of this winter? The Best there’s been…
I’ll get out my Valentine trappings tomorrow at dawn.
Then I will go get our leaf blower and make it to blow…
Bubbles and Valentine hearts high in the air…everywhere… 
When my Hubby reaches our home and walks in the door…
I’ll cover him in hearts full of love… with kisses galore…
Yes, I’ll show him my heart… As he walks in… 
I’m sure… On Valentine’s Day our hearts will soar, again…

Happy Valentine’s Day to All and your Loves…


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The spell life cast on relationships

What happened to relationship compromising
Instead they become equally mentally damaging
practicing the art of being demanding
When they should be actively searching for understanding

When they could be workin on openness 
They remain focused on personal business
And the mistakes grow relentless
Entering late to be rebellious

But noones jealous
Both with their time selfish

They've mastered keeping their hands and bodies to themselves
These chapters reaching lands where everybodies love shelved
And with no antidote to break this spell
It works its magic from twelve back to twelve


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The Night Of The Grizzly

Story/poem My husband and I were invited to go on a camping trip. I being a city girl - it was a real trip for me. It was quiet late at night, we were on our camping site. Everybody had gone to bed. I was not used to the outdoors, so I was having trouble sleeping. Suddenly there was a loud noise outside. I knew there was trouble, even though I was inside. I heard someone get out of his tent. He came screaming. There's a bear, there's a bear. Please come out and see. I said I'm not going. I'll stay here until you kill that thing. Soon everybody went outside, carring riffles and everything they could find. The BEAR was going through a rampage, destroying everything in it's path. My husband had gone out with a gun in his hand, but someone else took the first shot. I was still inside not making a sound, when I heard the shot. I said to myself it's time to come out. I thought I would see the Bear dead, but to my shock the Bear had left. He took all our food and ran away. Someone said - did you see the size of that BEAR? Another guy said yes - it was a Grizzly. At hearing that, I think I fainted. Then I was glad I never saw it, but no one will ever forget the night the Grizzly came...
11/02/2012 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo How is this for a made up story? Someone ask me to write something about a Grizzly - I did.


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My Endless Love

I love you so much my forever love
There is no fancy way to say it 
Over the years we grew apart
Because of our differences and our choices
But never for a minute did that love depart

What God placed in the heart is cemented
And our man-made efforts cannot erase it
We have tried many other roads to walk
Searching for that elusive something
All that happened was dross

So we come right back to the start
I thought we did finally make it
That we would be where we should have been
But then you hurt me with lies
You tore my heart apart

And I hated you for this
I lashed out to hurt you as much as you did me
The feelings of hate and spite was ugly
I look back and wish I had done things differently
That I had given you time to make amends

But in my haste to give myself justice
I forgot how deep my love for you is
But not even that hate can take this love away
Because I love you truly from deep within my heart
My dearest dearest only true love 


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Who Will LOVE

Who can Love? ALL
Who must Love? ALL
Who will Love?

Love is like that light you see in darkness
Like the notes you play that just sounds right
It's like the triumph you want to caress
It's as beautiful as the stars at night

Love it like that piece that completes the unfinished
Like the sapphire, stands a masterpiece parcel
It is that model that just keeps being furnished
Love is like, like that song that later becomes an anthem

Love is that fantasy that dominates every woman
It's the pivot that holds the world
That platform grinding the heart of a man
It's a dream, better to have than to let fall

Astonishing like the Apollo's Great Step
Connecting like the Bill Gate's Software
Legendary like Micheal Jackson's conquest
Tremendous like the Mount Everest

You CANNOT extinct Love
It eats into the fabrics of those it wants
So, WHO WILL LOVE?
.... EVERYONE

Inspired by Kay Amor... (Even though she might never get the chance of reading it)


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The Ice Swan Lands

The Bride under the left wing; The groom under the right
The Ice Swan , landing on the lake in the Early Morning Night

Her feathers , intricately patterned in a Moment of LOVE Forever the thinnest chisel
Curves her neck,  to the kiss of her beak upon the LOVING Bride and Groom

The Lily pads  need a circumference scratchier to be polished ; For Love’s Landing
The cold and numbness from the freezers melts from me; with their happy Smiling 
Hearts

After the “I DO’s”  They each thank me for my thirty hours of an ice block work of art
Thank-YOU and may YOUR Life Together be Forever ( I also made this Swan in an 
Aspic Salad

                Inspired by Nette Onclaud  for Her Contest “ Anything Handmade “
                    Dedicated to the Posners for their Seventy-fifth Anniversary

  Author’s Note I was in Hospital when Contest was Finalized so this was not 
entered


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I Need You

I wrote this for my hubby :)



I Need You
    by Amy Swanson


My heart needs you...
      like water, life
           you are the soil
                my love grows in.


My soul needs you...
       a spark of light
           within my darkest moment
                  you illuminate love.


My body needs you...
         your soft caress
             you tenderly kiss away
                   the outside world.

I need you...
         my other half
              my reason to be
                   only you make me whole.


I love you.


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Heart and Soul


Heart and Soul

From the depths of my heart, thru the breath of my soul
You’ve held me in your hands to pliably mold
And I held on to you in just the same way

As we made choices together each and every day.
Two individuals with always the same goal
Running thru life with someone to hold.

When one fell down the other held on
As the other grew sick we regrouped to rebound
Life is a trial but with you it’s more fun.

And when we finally stop to reminisce, again we’ll be young.


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We Know Each Other's Love

I know that you love me
It's in your warm blue eyes
As they dance to the fire
Of passion within your heart
They speak of the recognition
Of the partnership between you and I
I know that you love me
It's in your sweet smile
That makes my knees go weak
A million butterflies
Flutter in my tummy
The secret bond between two lovers
I know that you love me
It's in that endearing laughter
That captures the very essence of your nature
It fills the room with sunshine and life
It's easy to forget you have Alzheimer's
For that brief moment, it's like old times
I know that you love me
It's in your soft kiss
How could something so light
Shoot such powerful darts of emotion?
The simple action of this sign of affection
Hits thunderbolts of joy to the core
You know that I love you
It's in the way my face lights up
The minute I see you
I'm like an excited child at Christmas!
I've just been given an amazing present:
Time spent with my beautiful husband
You know that I love you
It's in my gentle stroking of your skin
It speaks of so much tenderness
Of how much you mean to me
It says "I miss you, adore you, need you"
And I'm sure you feel the same way, sweetheart
You know that I love you
It's in the way I praise God through song
And include you in this precious worship
I know you relished holding these fellowship meetings
As hands were raised skywards
United in music and spirit
You know that I love you
It's in the way I hold your hand
I never want to let you go
You grip on to me for dear life
Obviously returning the sentiment
Despair not at my departure
For it is but a short while
Oh I really love love these visits, Gordon
Because one thing is perfectly clear...
...we know each other's love


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My Baby

You are my rock, The shelter of 
my heart, The house that builds 
me, on this white pearly, golden,
platform, with our father, 
The Almighty, You are 
the seed, planting me, In A 
garden of full bloom, beyond 
the growth of A flower, You are 
my blanket, Of Southern 
Comfort, That kept me warm, 
Without you there's "NO 
MEANING," to my LOVE, I 
thank GOD, the day He put you 
on this EARTH, and MADE you 
MINE, My Baby you are that 
precious gem, In my eyes, I 
gleam shinning,TRUTH N' HONESY,
Never To Loose Sight,Never To 
Make You Mad,or Never To Make 
You Angry,Never To Make You Cry, 
Never To Break Your Heart, 
Never To Abuse, Nor Neglect, 
You......
I only want to give, You A 
GENUINE LIFE, AS YOUR WIFE, 
AS YOU MY HUSBAND,
as we go hand n' hand to 
begin, This conquest journey, 
against the burning sun, to the 
ends of the moon, "YES," we 
will struggle, Even fight like, 
The cats n' dogs, but what 
relationship doesn't, it will only 
make us stronger, or it may
even break us, but as we strive 
to our best, forth each 
other, To bond our passion, 
in wed-lock,,,,,
Because loving you, 
makes it all worth the wild 
against the sand... I love you, 
My Baby!!!


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SECRETS IN A MARRIAGE

Secrets causes one to mistrust
The love doesn't feel the same anymore
Instead of feeling happy
You feel lonely and sore

All you do is argue and fight
It last through the morning
And carries into the night
The smile has disappeared off my face

When I think about this marriage
I feel nothing but disgrace
In hopes that things would change
I stay looking to God's grace

Instead of looking for space
The love feels empty inside
Sometimes when I think about this marriage
I want to go away somewhere and hide

I don't know where our love will go
But deep inside my heart
I'm wishing that it would last
Hoping that the hurt
Could be left in the past


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Empty Nest

A big space 
but not a vaccume
a great weight lifted as they move away from me
these children
off to their own lives
my house becomes quiet again
my own
I do not miss them
this is mine now
my
empty nest
a renewal of marriage
so hard won
so precious
just us now
long evenings talking
yes you are
seducing me again
I love to see you happy your eyes shining
I know for such a long time
you have wanted me just to yourself
well
I'm all yours.
let us begin our next life


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"Promise"

Please don't
They are angry
At us for deceiving
Wounded
We're left in this cold alley
Thrown like dog's
Im waiting for the right time
But my pulse is not going so fast as when they were here
Because of a religion im a target
Because i want to be myself
They want me
And my beloved 
Please tell me your ok
Tell me is over now
All she asked me
My self with frozen tears falling down
Answered
A little bit longer and we are gonna be in heaven
She said i am lying
I said
Sometimes truth is hidden between lies
She want's me to hold her tight
But we must play dead until every one else die
I asked her back
Do you remember?

When We met each other
Playing dead with the dogs
She said back
I do
And look at us now
Playing dead again with death by the side
I told her there how much i loved her
She stood quiet
After long seconds she said with her trembling voice
Me too
Snow is cold
Heart is not strong
I told her to focus
It was gonna be over soon
Then she said repeated i love you
Then i stood quiet
I was gonna say love you too
When a soldier jumped at us and started shooting at the dead bodies
I looked at her pretty eyes
Her frozen lips i say the move and i spelled "I Love You"
Right there bullets got her
Her blood was every were
The soldier wasted all his bullets
Then he left
My cried there
But the cold didn't my tears fall
Frozen

Two nights later
The invasion was over
I was able to stop playing dead
I ran to her body
And hug it tight
Saying sorry and repeating i love you hundreds of times
For that time the sun shined bright on that solo tunnel
I looked at the sun with fear
And asked why did she left...
She promise me before they came here she wasn't gonna die
Not with my son inside
Then tears broke from my eyes like a river
Two lives in one
How can that embrace my life
Then i stood up and walked away
Leaving behind
The note i never lend to her...

Note: 

My love, much time have passed since last time, i am most certain i haven't called either
send a picture of me, but everything is fine, hope you are too, by the way i wanted to
remind you how much and how strong i love you, i promise one thing, I will not die, you
will see me one more time, a time that will cut forever, hope the sun is burning bright
there, i heard snow is bad, i will come back home in 6 days, ti'll then put your love on
the pocket, i'll be back home darling... 

Much Love, your Husband Wes Ortiz


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The Hardest Thing

Last night we had a quarrel
We went to bed so mad
Each had to get up early
The morning was quite sad
I never meant to say that
I know you didn’t, too
With hopes to reconcile
Just know that I love you

Yeah darling…
It couldn’t be more true

That’s why 
Leaving you
Is the hardest thing to do

Each morning when we go to work
A piece of me, it goes with you
I cannot wait to get back home
To do those things we do

That’s why 
Leaving you
Is the hardest thing to do

I hope tonight we’re civil
We listen and we learn
Together, we’ll get past this
Each others trust, we’ll earn
So, then we can retire
To the bedroom that we share
Lie within each others arms
And show how much we care

Yeah darling…
It couldn’t be more true

That’s why 
Leaving you
Is the hardest thing to do

Each morning when we go to work
A piece of me, it goes with you
I cannot wait to get back home
To do those things we do

That’s why 
Leaving you
Is the hardest thing to do

And when my work’s over
I will come back to you


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Remembering When

.                                    
                          
                                   Remembering when we were very young
                                         You were straight, tall, handsome
                          Love was in the bud and thoughts turned to only you
               
                       Remembering when             "I"          thought of you with sighs
                       Remembering when           "miss"       described your absence
                       Remembering only             "him"        when it comes to kisses, hugs
                       Remember saying               "in"          into my heart forever
                       Remembering when            "the"         kisses were long
                       Remembering the           "weeping"      when you went away
                       Remembering not one          "of"          many, only you
                       Remembering now              "the"         comfortable love
                       Remembering now              "rain"        when you are away

Contest: Middle Of The Road
Sponsor: HGarvey Daniel Esquire
Written by: Sara Kendrick
Quoted line from Edna St. Vincent Millay


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Wedding bells

Wedding bells isn't a big pretty dress or handsome tucks. 

Wedding bells isn't a big church or ball room. And last but 

least, many think it's about family and friends. A wedding is 

mirage, it's love between two. It's a bind many love to let 

pass by.  It's a connection two feel. A moment for both to be 

happy. It's a wedding, true love shall combine. It's a moment 

no-one can break. It's a smile hurting your jaw. Causing your 

heart to truly skip a beat. It's feeling your love in the air.  

Hearing the music in the ocean.  It's letting love make the 

clouds. Wedding bells is saying, I do for life. It's remembering 

your vows.  Holding each others hands and remembering 

sweet moments.  Not letting go for eternity. Giving the long 

lasting kiss. A kiss to remember for life. A true love kiss under 

wedding bells. Wedding bells that brought two humans into 

one. Into one wedding bell.........


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The phone next to my pillow

I am speechless 
And you speak, less

Now 

Then you did before 
And your secret hasn't changed 
Much

You havent changed much

You still love me as you did 
Before
And your sweet words I'm fond of 

They caress my ear as I listen 
And your intentions dear boy are

Endless 
As the love I have for you

 


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The Ex

Your words sear me like hot metal on my flesh
You brand me with your requests and empty promises
You just can’t or refuse to see
You can’t stomach looking in the mirror
For fear of what you just might find
To have to point the finger at yourself
To lay the blame on yourself
I try to tell you but it falls on deaf ears
The thought of putting your selfishness aside
At the sake of someone you say you love
You are blind to your self-centerness
For you are the sun and everything else are just planets
As long as you benefit in some form or fashion
To heck with anything else
You’re so quick to pass judgment 
So quick to point out past mistakes
Just to get the spotlight off of you
So you don’t have to see yourself for who you really are
This is nothing but a masquerade
And your bravado is so pitiful
You think you show courage, bravery, strength?
Your true colors are spite, deceit, bitterness
Your words are nothing but false hopes
Because your actions are what holds the real you
I don’t know what to believe anymore
You want to make this all about you, the “victim”
But you never once question, never once consider
How I came to this point, that it must be only me
God forbid you could’ve done something different
No you did everything you thought you could
So that you can sleep better at night
If someone has to be the bad guy
Rather it be me than you right?
So quick to throw up all my faults and failures
But too selfish to even entertain the idea
That maybe, just maybe this was you too
Nope, I am the way I am because of me
I am the one who chose to walk away
I am the one not thinking of everyone else
No for once I am thinking of me
And it kills you that I am not putting you first
That I am not taking care of you
That I am not taking care of everything
That you have to stand up for once
And do it all on your own
So it’s resentment you hold toward me
Because I am not there to make everything easy
That you actually have to try, to make an effort
For once I am not doing it all, putting in the most
How nice it is for you to have to figure it all out
To watch you fumble, like a lost and scared child
Because that is what you are, a child
You have caused this hollowness in my chest
You have turned me into the Tin Man
You have pushed me away, no one else to blame
After being took advantage of, used and abused
Someone can only handle it so long



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Rose Petals

Glowing and white, pure liquid flowing
My heart is expanding.
And I hear angels singing a song that fills my soul.
Rose petals are falling.

A slow steady walk, a gentle loping grace.
My smiling man in all black
So gorgeous. So perfect.
So mine.
My face is shining.
The angels are singing.
Rose petals are falling.

A steady warmth
So strong, and so deep
That gentle heat fills me to my core
And I find myself falling

Falling…Falling….falling.


Rose petals are falling.


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Widow's Peak

Her name is now a legend 
Before her name was feared
The lady Henrietta 
Lean close and lend an ear

They say her status started
One night long time ago
She found her husband cheating
With the girl she knew next door

Her mind did snap
Her heart grew cold
With a knife she stole their souls
Cut the beating heart away 
Ate flesh when cold

Within her veins flowed the blood
Of the one who done her wrong
Gave her everlasting life
Her age in death was old

But one small thing that should be said
About the spell she cast
That beauty would always be her guide
In death she looked her best

Word spread quickly through the town
Where Henrietta lived
About the spell she cast the night
Her husband committed sin

Women came to ask for help 
To change their husband’s ways
For they had also messed around
Now love for them had strayed

With each one she gave the spell
Steps to end their grief
Now in the town such beauty found
In women who’s husbands cheat

With new found beauty each started life
Fresh and young again
And if the man they loved did cheat
Revenge was sweet again


Many many years went by
And soon the town was gone
Towards the end all that was left
Were women who were scorned

But in woods outside the town
In a placed called Widow’s Peak
You find plots of all the ones
Whose death came from a cheat

So this story lives today 
If you doubt then ask around
For the one you love and share a life
Could be a widow from that town

All men beware all women ask
Before you start your cheating
In every city and every town
A Widow’s Peak is forming

Believe me if you will or not
In the end you’ll heed the warning
Just let the one you love find out
To Widow’s Peak you’re going


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The Evil Elixir

He's up in the morning at 7 a.m.
Black coffee and paper. Toast and jam
His hair is perfection. His tie is secure
He's ready to take on the day

From home to the office, a 90 minute trip
Dumbass drivers and cell phone quips
Thoughts for the job that race through his head
To help earn himself better pay

A tiger by nine, he's doing just fine
Then noon brings a lunch that's followed by wine
From one until five he then starts to morph
When it's off to the bar for some more

A couple of shots with a beer back to boot
Three hours later he's got a full snoot
An illegal drive from the bar to his home
Now he can really tie one on

The morning sun shines on the man he should be
The evening brings a change by degree
The evil elixir turns man to a monster
With all sense of sanity gone


Rockman


For the "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" contest by Yasmin Khan

7th place winner.


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CRY OF LONELINESS

It’s early in the morning
And thoughts spin in my head
With memories of a time when
I thought you were my friend

I loved you Jim so dearly
Did everything I could
To make your life worth something
Just like I thought I should

You told me at the end there
That loving me was hard
That you found it such an effort
That I only was your tart

It’s almost five years followed on
And still I’m on my own
Maybe there’s something in that
Maybe I’ll die alone

I’ve met some men of this world
They treat me like you did
They think I’m only good for sex
Don’t bother knowing me

And all the time this heart of mine
Dies with so many tears
Cries with a wanting to be loved
Just like once I loved you

You had your fun with females
You had your fun with fire
You had your fun with beating me
Then told them I’m a liar

I want so much to move on here
And many times I’ve tried
But in the end it all comes back
When life was by your side

There part of me that carries on
That’s looking for a mate
But if they try get much to close
I then show them the gate

And still I cry in loneliness
For love that should be mine
But I just can not find it
My life I feel is stone

I wish sometimes I didn’t care
I wish for my release
I wish this stupid heart of mine
Would finally find some peace

Oh but for just one man in life
To love me like I you
My soul could then reach heaven
And my heart would rest as two


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With You

The water gentle and still
Silent and calm
The sun setting nearby
I sit here with you. 
The sand sprawled messily for miles
And you and me among them
We sit and watch and I love you
I sit here with you. 
The sailboats full of dreamers
Pass by in the orange light
A crab crawls by night 
I sit here with you. 
Your skin burned from the sun 
And new freckles appear on your face
I count every single one
As I sit here with you. 
On a blanket from decades ago
Full of as many memories as years
And just as many tears
I think of them as I sit here with you.
I clear my mind each thought 
Until only one remains
And that’s you next to me 
As I sit here with you. 
I never want this to end 
But I know that it must 
All silver must rust 
I think as I sit here with you.
In your arms tonight 
I’m feeling more than alright
I feel free and right
As I sit here with you.
You wriggle your toes in the sand 
And I'm in your arms
Feeling so alive
when I sit here with you.
Years will pass before we come back here 
And that blanket will be torn more each year
And I fall deeper and deeper in love as I sit here
As I sit here with you.
I must be crazy to be falling so hard
But long ago you captured my heart
And I knew it was you from the start
And now as I sit here with you.
The waves crash down 
And you ask me to dance
And you spin me around
As I fall in love with you.
And I don’t know if this will be enough
But we’re getting tangled up
And maybe even falling back in love
As I dance with you.
Your fingers in my hair
You’ve melted away my every care
And there’s not one moment to spare
As I fall in love with you. 
I want to capture this moment 
And replay it forever
I’ve never had my heart beat so fast
As now when I dance with you.
And the moon comes out 
And you still spin me around 
And I kiss you so proud 
That I fell in love with you. 
This moment goes sober
As your eyes gloss over 
And you sink down lower
And I fall in love with you 
You pull out a ring
And all I can think 
Is you make my heart sing 
I’m so in love with you. 
You spin me around 
We go one more round 
And the sun already went down
But I’m still dancing with you 
This has to be a dream
I've never been so happy
And no one’s ever loved me 
I think as I dance with you 
The moon waves goodnight
And I loved tonight 
Let’s do it one more time
So I can keep falling in love with you. 
Just another chance at that feeling 
So I can feel it everyday 
And feel the motion of the waves
And the way it felt to fall in love with you.


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Adam Of Earth

Adam of Earth

The curvature of his smile 
A quiet strength of gentleness within the eyes
When I glance upon his face
 
The waves of his arms flowing to his majestic hands
A profound peace that enraptures our souls
As my hands endure the strength
When he retains me close to him

Never have I been so captivated
By someone before
My surroundings have been opened up to a new light
A different maginitude of life

He has unleashed the insecurities of my path
That I so securely hid within my locked chest
Behind this clown mask 
Allowing him to invade the privacy 
Of the crevasses in my closed doors
To which no creature has entered before
Still he welcomes me uncannily
Knowing the outlines and graphing of my past

One could never concept an existing life as this
That love not judgement intercedes their eyes
Visually looking at what lies beyond the skeleton
Not halting by faults found

Being blessed with this adam of earth
Is more than I emotionally deserve
Not knowing the extent of my actions
Which generated this unimaginable gift

Humble I am, to have a soul of virtue
For us to be chosen together at this moment and space in time
When true love is sought to be a treasure
A fading quality of life

I will wrap myself around this presence
Embracing the fragility of its worth
Guarding it safely to my heart
And never withdrawing this Adam of Earth


I wrote this poem for my husband...he is my soul mate and best friend. 





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The Widows Cry

Crying out in anguish.
Flesh, and blood, and voice! 
A cleansed soul left to dry! 
Such searing pain, such poise.
Gnashing waves rise, 
to salty eyes.
No mercy! 
No release shall fall! 
How shall she live, 
this wicked life? 
What will become, 
of these hollowed walls? 
She cannot breathe! 
She cannot fight! 
All hope has faded, 
gone from her sight.
You! All the many you! 
Know you this pain? 
Her lifes mate! 
How shall she bare, 
empty weight? 
This lifeless spirit! 
She bleeds dry, in daily strides.
Oh, a survivor she is, to be sure.
Rising naturaly as the tides.
Tho this unseasoned shell... 
will prevail.
It is not a happy day! 
Ner a voice is heard! 
Love! Love! 
Oh Love! 
This union, this best! 
All seeking, in times test.
Upon her face, balances some hope.
Who now, shall give testament to this life? 
When all is woe unto this widowed wife.


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Doggie Moss

My husband’s eyes are tearing up! Yes, it’s that time of year!
The doggie moss just keeps creeping, everywhere my dear.
Wherever does it come from? It seems to keep eluding me, for sure.
As it constantly creeps in to cover my carpet, like a fine velour.
I complain daily to my hubby, as it attacks my dogs and house.
I say, its a fine black sheen that floats in the air, through out.
My hubby doesn’t understand… He says its only hair from the shedding dogs.
But I assure him daily that it’s truly nothing of the kind, my love…
I groom the doggies, saying its to save the dogs and destroy the moss. 
Each time I explain about the moss, my hubby promptly snorts.
Then his eyes begin to twinkle as they slowly water up.
He heard me pray to God one day to help me with the moss.
He says he stumped his toe as the snort turned into a lions roar.
But when I went into the room he was doubled up, rolling on the floor.
Again his eyes were tearing as I swear I heard him trying to stifle a loud guffaw…
Then the next day he brought me home a gift, an adorable white poodle dog.
He said it’d prove it wasn’t moss and was coming from the other dogs.
I felt I had to explain, that the poor white poodle was also being struck. 
Then, I sadly showed him the black velour also adhering to it’s fluff.
He looked totally incredulous, as the tears came again, with a lively snort.
He’s way too kind as he tries not to laugh at my antics… to my face.
He would never hurt my feelings, for he thinks I believe earnestly what I say.
I don’t think he’ll ever catch on… as he tries not to tremble from his mirth.

Now, I know you may think me crazy… Though, we all are, in each our own way…
Actually, I do know it’s the dogs shedding, though that I’ll never admit or betray.
For every time he tries not to laugh, its too much fun to miss the display.


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I Walk Into His Scent

He goes to work earlier than I go to class
After I’ve given him breakfast
And spent some time with him
I go to take my shower to get ready
When I come out….he’s gone
With a towel wrapped around me
I walk into our bedroom...
And right into the scent
That he left behind
I inhale the lingering fragrance of his cologne
Wishing I’d gotten out a bit sooner
So I could make him late for work

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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A real nightmare

Waking up from a nightmare suddenly to my surprise 
scanning the room for conscous anwsers back to my nightmare
I thought to myself after a couple minutes pass by I'm out again
this is what's playing in my head there's a family of four
a husband ,wife ,son and daugther the american dream turned
into a nightmare, one day the husband and wife couldn't keep their 
sprak alive so they started cheating and lying to eachother
that was just the start after a few months past by all the 
lies and cheating have finally taken it's toll the husband left work
early to say goodbye to his kids one at a time telling them 
his going away for a little while I love you's were said the husband
went home and unstead of packing he grabbed his father's old rifle 
he called his wife said goodbye then blew his brains all over the 
house those four called a home I wish I could wake up from this 
nightmare but it's a very tragic reality



Richard Tarr 11/27/12


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unrequited love

Christ said to claim it in His name and it shall be given.
To praise the gifts of tomorrow and they will be revealed.
But even though my goal is pure
I feel like my heart is heavy in pity

The words I say aim to live like Him.
My true intent is to manifest His spirit,
to be as the the servant who died for my sins,
but my heart is lonely in this toil.

I wish to offer up this pain
and sacrifice my complaints to lead my loves
into a greater world of understanding.
But my body is numb from isolation

I plead with the world "Love me!"
Love me as me with out this changing.
Love me as I love you to erase the suffering.
If I am perfect as I am what is wrong with me?
Why can't you love me?
What happened over these years
that now I'm expendable? 
Why am I unworthy now 
but my deeds were good enough?

This world is lonely.
The leavings are long and goodbyes short.
Who will love me?
Who will understand that heaven is created
in the weight of our love?

My love must be wide
for we only bleed
as deep as we are willing to cut.
My tears have bled into a red sea.


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Partners in Life and Love

Walk me to the riverside drown me in my sorrows.
Then I may begin again and this time with much more.
When you drown I and my sorrows wake your spirit.
So we may travel on this road so short and narrow.
Each day I face your honor and your fortitude.
I awaken to a new paradox that you call plain love.
Love has always been hard for me to cling too.
Not that I am heartless, you know that I am not.
We cherish each other, we serve one another.
We, as you say can beat any battle that we face.
So if I stagger and do not fall, start me out again.
Keep me on the same track that your heart travels.
And our lives together will be full of such rewards.
While our love and partnership will last forever.


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Persecution

Imitation is sincere,
Flattery in every line,
DH inspires passion.

Words read so similar, 
Anger ignites in me,
DH pestered to frustration. 

I create havoc, slinging venom 
Like tossing candy in a parade,
DH pays the price for my sin.


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Hey, Love, Come find me

Love, oh love
we hear it all the time
what is it with this bitty word
that makes us want to rhyme

it makes you light 
it makes you frothy
it makes your eyes gleam bright
it wisks us away
up off our feet
when we find such delight

but how i say
can it be obtained
must we look and seek
it could be there
in just a stare 
why don't you take a peek
do sparks fly
will it make you high
this question i need answered

 is it blind?
really blind?

as if a word could see

for the wives tales answer
quick and true
love is on the rise
but only if your patient
"DO NOT look and you will find?"

don't look, dont look
thats what you say to me
yep correct
hey thats right 
hey love, you come find me

and there he came 
charmed my world
and since no days apart
one summer night
and the winds were right
he put blinders on my heart

my, the years do flee
it started in highschool
and still carries on
a sweetheart legacy

trust me here
you'll get your turn
i tell you its prancing in
your heart will churn
a dream come true
and still you wonder when

Unlock your chains
sit back and wait
like butter time will melt
What your heart yearns
will bring years to pass
once you feel what i've felt



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Done For Good

Her look that day,
Should have told me everything she could not say.
Unprepared, I stared.
She walked away.
As she tossed our ring,
I felt the sting.

If I’d known then
How I feel today,
I'd heal the abscess and my heart’s decay,
Before her affection left me there that day.

JS Lambert


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It Looks Like Love to Me

You smile
You ask
No easy task
To put it into words
I look
And see 
Then say, it looks like love …to me

It’s that blanket on a winter night
You wrap around me oh so tight
The way you want to make things right
Honey, it just has to be, 
It looks like love…to me

You laugh
You say
There’s no other way
To be just who you are
I smile
Happily
Then say, it looks like love …to me

It’s the way you take me in your hold
You never let our love grow old
There’s not one doubt, for me I’m sold
Honey, it just has to be, 
It looks like love…to me

If love was ever one person
Then babe it would you
There is no other word for this
That’s why our love holds true

You look
Then smile
All the while
You never look away
My eyes
They see
It looks like love… to me

Yeah, honey
It looks like love… to me


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The Other

A seismic change has come over me these last few days, 
Ever since I fell in love with a pure and generous heart 
And ever since I pledged myself to become worthy, 
Not only of his love – but God’s 
I have found myself turning my back on the past, 
Averting my gaze from the sins I used to commit, 
From the poisons and indecent beauties that tempt
Nowadays I seek to push aside the bottle of wine 
I turn my head away when a handsome man walks by 
Or at most sneak a fleeting glimpse…
Because for me now there is only one man 
My future husband 
Or so I would like to have myself believe – 
But at odd moments, I find that I tend to lapse 
And my thoughts stray across the desert sands to you 
Reclining in your murky den of iniquity, 
All entrancing liquid eyes and serrated sensibilities 
And sometimes, despite the stab of guilt, 
I find myself wishing I was there with you…
In your arms for one last night 
One last fling with the old devils of drink and death metal 
But then, thank goodness, I always manage to catch myself
To jerk at the reins, at the self imposed bit in my mouth, 
Until my jaws are flecked with bloody foam – 
And I turn my back on your face of demonic beauty 
And raise my eyes to the heavens, to distract myself, 
Perhaps, from the tempting darkness of your soul – 
A darkness that is mirrored in my own
And that I do my best to ignore…
For the sake of my future husband and for God, 
Who try their divine best not to blame me – 
Though heaven knows I still find sin much easier than virtue
And my heart still bears a black veneer
And throbs to the beat of a death metal drum


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My Love,My Life,My Husband

I never have to wonder about you, You are always here for me, Even when I push you away. This has always puzzled me, How could it be that I've found something So real in you, that I couldn't find in anyone else? You make me realize That love is actually real, And I can't believe that You could love me for me. I never have to wonder about you, You are always here for me Even when I push you away. And although we're miles apart, I feel like we're only inches, Almost as though I can feel your breath on my neck Your fingertips on my cheeks, Your lips upon mine, Your skin touching mine... You actually convinced me, That there is someone actually out there just for me. And I somehow realize That if we were to ever part, I might cry Because you mean just that much to me, You are my love, my life, my husband


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My Angel

My Angel
Here she lies
The wise lady
With the blue eyes
My dearest wife
May she rise to Heaven
To touch an angel
As fair as those
She has touched
On this stained earth
For she left me
A happy man,
Her loving and
Devoted Husband
May the Cherubs sing
And the trumpets 
Sound when she
Makes her entrance
Into her celestial
New home.



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God is in the Details

I want to
               Do
Things
            To you …

My fingers dance
Restless, tingling

Remember our
First night?

OH

MY

GAWD!

My tongue trembles
Behind my lips,
Warm, luxurious,

Waiting …

Remember?
That first night?

    Oh
     My
       Gawd!

And my 
              Netherworld?

My
Bristly, furry forest?

Wants its pine cones plucked its
Needles stroked its
Burgeoning wildlife tamed –

Hey! You can bark
Up this tree
Any time, honey!

Oh do I

Want to do

Things
               To you

Remember that, first.

Night? Oh My Gawd!
Come here come here, come

   Here

Come
Hither and yon

While I

Do things

To you


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Untitled....

Would if I told you, You'd never see me again
Would if I told you, My life was about to end

Would if I told you,  My final plea goodbye
There would be no more interruptions, no more discussions 
And no more lies

Would if I told you, There's no way to live without you
Would if I told you, I never meant to overcrowd you

Would if I could hold you and make your troubles go away
Would if we could make love, Each and everyday

Would if I could sing you a beautiful love song
Would if we could just talk, And not argue who's right or wrong

Would if I wrote you, A passionate love letter
Would if I could snap my fingers, And make everything go better

Would if I was able, To massage your inner thoughts
Would you stop pretending you were perfect and had no faults

Would if I forgot , About you completely
Would if I forgave, All the ways you deceived me

Would if I made the effort , To change my attitude
Would if I told you, Your whole attire needs to improve

Would if we made a pact, To forget about the past
Can you tell me how long you honestly think that will last

Would if we tried hard , To make things work
Could we let go of the pain, All the suffering and the hurt

Would if I just walked out of your life
Would you ever acknowledge you even had a wife

Would if I decided, To take that drink with you
Take a sip right out the bottle, But what will it prove

Would if we started all over again
Would you be willing to try, For the sake of our kid
What would be the cost of a new beginning 
Would all the pain be lost, Along with good memories

Is it really worth the price, Trying to find each other
To discover what we lost, Should have never be uncovered

Maybe it's time to wash away our tears
And remember all the golden moments 
You and I shared.








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Afterlife Reunion

John died young best husband a gal could want but he is not gone in afterlife we shall meet again soon
*Entry for Joann's "Ninette" contest


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Fired Up

Fired Up

Suddenly slow, then frozen up…My heart began to pound.
My computer means so much to me. It’s my touch to the outside world.
Then my knight came in the door… determined my dragon to slay. 
And let me tell you… as dragons go… he can slay anything.

Dragon fire can be hot, but this one was immensely worse.
Nothing at all seemed to work. This dragon was really strong.
Shield after shield fell from my knights’ grip… 
But thank God… he never, ever gave up.

Night after night he fought with might and studied his foe with thought.
Each night he scanned every road… for where a lair could be stowed.
His sword swung with might nightly… erasing him from the land. 
But still the dragon was able to come back breathing fire upon all at hand.

He knew how to open every back door. He was cleverer than any I had seen.
But steady as a rock my knight and prince… continued to protect my way of life.
Finally, one day, with four new shields and with Excalibur by his side…
The dragon's spawn was slayed one last time,  then a miraculous silence remained…

My knight had sacrificed so much time and sleep… that I truly cried.
This dragon was from a far away land where more dragons are made with pride.
But my dear knight is willing to wait by my side… His shield and sword nearby.
Thank you I say with hugs and kisses… For my knight in shining armor, my life… 


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TEXTING GOD

              cc to my husband

Put me beside THAT one, just as you
put us, nightly--side by side psychic 
sidecars, as unlikely a coupling 
hitched to your engine as any, chugging 
in the long haul, for better or worse 
as the contract read, and we said Yes,
more or less honoring the rules, 
no worse than any others. 

No ashes, please, but let the knife
on the mortician's table take spleen, 
liver, the bean-shaped efficacy of kidneys, 
and the worn out heart (so many times 
broken) to tell the tale-- those
important organs that kept me running 
toward good destination: to join you, 
husband, in an embrace of bones.


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Measuring Movements

Somewhere upon the terminator’s birth
The young lovers dance and sway
To a symphony of dawn and starlight
Undulating within newfound passions
These two naively press and discover
The zealous meaning of temperate youth

Lost within the mornings heavy rise
They run through the soft breaking crests
Crashing upon their rococo painted beaches
Living only in the ardor of today’s breath
They pay no heed to the passing of the hour
Twisted adrift the spinning of the moment

Beneath the sweated midday heat 
The aging lovers croon forlornly
Calling out to their passing adolescence
With a softening of fear in each other’s eyes
They gently slip back into the hypnotic
And dance in the divine for a moment longer

Standing in the approaching twilight
The aged lovers stand in raptures kiss
Remembering the moments of yesterdays past
No longer young but still ever vibrant
They languidly begin those heavy laboring steps
Of their life’s final dance together…


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Just Because I said I Do

The nagging about little things
To the complaining about you need socks
Never wanting to do a thing I ask
Just because I said I do 

I love when I come home to a mess
Clothes here, Socks there, plates in the living room 
Just  for once pick up one thing 
You only do what you want 

I love you with my heart
But just because I said I do 
You need to help to 
Its the two of us not only one


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Thanks, my Love

For all the sweet moments we've had together,
and many time our love seem to falter,
for many pains we've together borne,
and many gains that have accrued to our barns,
for standing by when the ground wanted to give way,
and the intensity of the sun seemed unbearable,
for those days I was a thorn in your soft flesh,
and you never chose to tear it away,
for thousands years ahead for us to dream,
and indulge in all our worldly treasure,
for all of these and many more to come,
I say thank you my love for being there for me.






16th Nov, 2012


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Making Onion Stew

Onions, delightful brutes, you mutter
I wipe a soaking eye,
pepper speckled beef shuddering in oil
your arms wafting closer, now further-
smelling tobacco, cinnamon,
a lick of salty neck, a buttery potato
tastes mingle. a tang of thyme between
nape and hair line
the beef was crisp, you turn it over
‘flip!’ you grin, the marble counter-top
icy cool under my slipping hands,
a sprinkle of turmeric trailing down a shoulder
down a back, a splotch of coconut milk
smudged, dappled with wild finger prints
star anise meandering, from blade to blade
trees silhouetted against cloudy, sunset skies,
petals and wings of pure blue unfolding
among branches, my lashes brush your bristles
a glisten trickles, off-key smile.

the onions shed their peels
cheek-smooth, mellifluous
near the kitchen sink, your fingers
peeled off all reticence,
another cheek caressed.
ravenous mouth crushes
a morello cherry
exploring seeds and teeth
savouring the yielding endocarp.
you eat in small mouthfuls
the warm batter, the lemon zest. 

the onions! the onions,
we control the simmering flames,
crushed cloves, velvety coriander leaf-
taste,  a spoonful, a finger tipful
here, I think this piece is done
you bite. mmm, more bites
hair gathered in a tight clutch
more bites. perfect roast
mustard seeds spluttering, 
your thumbs fondles the fleshy petals
of the cardamom pod, 
prying the secret savage garden inside
curry leaves twisting in the heat
arching back,
view of window, upside down
unruly curls on your devouring head
crimson indentations, possessive flags
marking territories, to be filled with marinade
lets mash the meat. knead in the garlic paste-
cream melting on a ravished tongue
hearts thumped in
non-rhyming decasyllables
water jug tittered, then cackled
fell face down, a clatter among
the sizzles, splutters and gasps
aroma misted trance eyes
pulsating up, up, clouding with stars.

we saw later, surfacing for air
night has slurped up all the blue
trees, a blacker black, rustling in the dark-
our onion stew was ready.


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Hospice

Her hands shook
as they wheeled
him away.
Had his lips
been dry? 
Had his body
ached? 
Had he longed
for a touch
against his
fragile skin? 
Could she
have done more
to relieve
his pain? 
Could she
have loved him more, 
needed him more, 
begged him more
to stay? 
Her head swam
in the deafening silence
of guilt and sorrow
as she
buried herself
for feeling
relief.


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HG

Broken Hearted Since My WIFE Died


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The soldier, the war, and I

The soldier, the war, and I


Today I am home and thinking to my self..
What would I be doing if I had a soldier coming home to me and my family?
What would I be doing if I was the soldier looking to going home to my family?
And then, I look back at all the years passed since this last war..

Many children have grown to become men, Others have grown to become soldiers
Where would I be if I had gone to the war and fought for my country?
Where would I be if I had gone and came back safely?
Where would I be if I had not gone at all because I was not qualified to go?
Would I be with my family or in a hospital injured?
Would I be standing proud, and laughing with my friends and family?
Or would I be dead, as I never got to come back?

Today I am home and thinking to myself..
Thinking of all of those brave soldiers, children still
Who are out there, suffering.. And some ill

Today I am home and thinking to myself..
How many woman are crying because of their gone loved ones
How many men are crying for their loved and missed ones
How many children are fatherless or motherless, or both!

And at the end I stop. I think no more..
I am grateful for the things I have, 
I am grateful for the people who surround me...
And I am sure grateful to never have gone to a war; yet, 
I sure appreciate the thoughts, courage, life, and suffering
Of all of those who have been touched by it.


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Stunned with Love

 a stunning joy
a peaceful place
warm hands rest on my belly
he's in there
shocked we lay quiet in the afternoon sun 
whispering
reverent
blankets around us
dogs sniffing your hair
coming into our lives a son so loved so wanted
stunned with love we make noises
and we sleep


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Too Soon Departed

Slick seaweed captures her footprints. Rock jetty perils are concealed as a thick, salty shroud begins to lift. Waves’ power lures her. Above deep water she bends, chilled by spray and cool December winds, intoxicated by sea scents. The aroma carries her back, drifting to days and nights when bluefish aplenty they’d caught here. Memories of their laughter, playful, loving voices reverberate across the rocks. Tears she sheds for just four years of bliss. “Not long enough,” murmurs the young widow, a siren crooning to the waves for one more day. Lifting fog reveals a shooting star; many had stroked the black velvet heaven on romantic nights shared here. Recognizing the sign, she gently lifts the lid, disbursing his ashes, tenderly fulfilling his wish. He wanted to be one with the sea part of an eternal life they would soon share.
*Entry for Carol’s “Let Down” contest


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Goodnight Sweethear t

Why only yesterday
the craggies youthfully
flowed down your cheeks.

When did your neck
turn tweed and your fingers
thicken more than before?

Sure, your ruggedness attracted me,
but this is different.  Each new line
a furrow of our riverbed,

a new bend toward lights out
and goodnight Irene from more
than a dimly lit dance floor.

Next to you each night
I slumber to your breath
and in slumber, dream eternal youth.

©Kathryn McL. Collins


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Nakusa

She stands there, 
silently, 
as the khols
and taals
begin
to play.
If money had afforded, 
they would have found the
wrong chromosome.
Pat silk
Sitipati
Bangles
ornate
heads
fingers
feet
and she
begins
to sway.
Maatsya, 
the fish, 
life begins.
famished cries
unheeded, 
A crumpled woman, 
abandoned child.
Now she is the tortois
lifting herself
from the milky sap
of oleander, 
castor oil.
Bending, 
fingers spread, 
She gazes, 
smiling, 
sorrowful.
fearful.
Varaha- 
the boar.
She pulls
herself up
fingers dancing, 
feet stamping.
Narasimha
She overcomes.
She stands.
She spins.
Dowry.
Her worth measured
and found
insufficient.
Threats.
Shame.
A marriage worth
a decade of work.
She squats, 
Steps.
Vaman, 
The dwarf.
Her eyebrows lower.
Her lips pout.
Gazing off into
some far distance, 
she runs, 
stops.
Turns.
Returns.
She lifts her axe.
Parashuram
She sweeps her arms.
She holds her head high.
Her eyes twinkle
and she is free.
Shaking her finger, 
she sits
and takes up
her baby in her arms.
Rama.
She strikes the floor
right to left
bending
stretching
Head.
Neck.upraised foot.
A boy.
Joy.
Honor.
Pride.
She joins
her hands
and slides them
down
before
her eyes.
Before
her heart.
Lifting her finger
she philosophies, 
teaches, 
trains.
She lifts
her child.
He walks.
He runs.
She stirs.
She waits.
Her eyes
shift
from left to right.
Looking up, 
she lifts
her arms
open
inviting
above her head.
She rolls
her neck
and cradles
her womb.
A needle stick.
A girl.
Nakusa.
She falls to the ground
and she
cries.


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Your A Diamond In My Eye

You’re a diamond in my eye,
You’re a beauty,
That I love with all my might,
Your there when I need you,
You comfort me when I cry,
I know you will miss me so,
When I die,
So keep sparkling like you always do,
I know you love me,
As much as I love you.


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SINGLE & FREE

Right now that's how I rather be
Marriage failed leaving me single
Giving me an opportunity to mingle
Having the freedom to be myself

The divorce made me
Realize that there wasn't anything left
This life I live is new to me
Sometimes missing the joy

Of marriage and family
At times it's hard getting adjusted to
However I like the freedom
That it gives to you

Although marriage may sound a lot better
That's what people say
Those who choose the single life
Won't feel this way


By: Donielle Smith


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How do I resist this love

I'm trying to concentrate, on what needs to be done
But with him standing right there
Right before my eyes, holding back 
So many emotions, mix inside, I try not to cry
For this anger, has me pushing back, deep in the ditch
But, when he tries to touch me, how do I resit

My heart feels the truth, the truth on my feelings
It feels the love, I' m hiding from him
I continue to work, avoiding any eye contact
Getting his things, so he can be at ease

No, he touches me, my body wants to melt 
Melt deep inside, as I feel no air to breathe
But, has he places his hands around my body
Bringing me in closer and closer
My body stumbles to the floor
My inside are tingly in many, many ways

How do I resist this love, I have for him
He was my best friend, a diary at night
Security to my soul, there is no way I can let go
My heart it melts for him, my wall wants to go up
Keeping guards on his musical notes
Reaching his hand out, lifting me from the floor
Trying to show me, I'm his

I dazed into his eyes, as I realize, I'm truly in love 
I'm in love with him, yes husband dear
It's going to take some time, for my heart to be at peace
To let him go, I can not do, for I will not forgive or forget
But , I can give it a try, give love another chance

See what fate can truly do, for me, and also you


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The REASON

 The reason I married you is as clear to me as the day I first saw you.
  I married you because I love you.
  I married you because of all the men in the world you were the one I had connected with in 
                                                  a special way.

  You are the man I see myself growing old with--- the man I want to build my family with--- the man I adore.
 

  There are no hidden agendas, no secrets, no mysteries, no incomprehensible motive.

  I married you because I just simply love you!


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The Hardest Thing To Do

When you have given it your all
thinking we will grow old together
not giving up 
determined to make it work
trying to earn his respect and gain his trust
showing your loyalty 
giving your heart
wanting only to matter
but he just tears you apart 
always wondering why
what did I do
to make you hate me so much
I look like a fool
without any guilt and no regret 
he did the one thing 
that I can never forget
I try to forgive but thats hard to do
when he’s not even sorry 
how can you be so cruel
you destroyed my life and our future too
we said till death do us part 
but that wasn’t true 
just another lie
thats all you seem to do.
you slept with my friend
over and over again
thats hardly a mistake 
for this my heart cannot mend
you wanted to hurt me
and thats just what you did
my husband, my lover, you were my best friend? 
what happened to forever? 
why did you make me your wife
you tell me you need me because I’m your soul mate in life
yet
you don’t love me enough to tell me the truth
that’s how I know my feelings will never matter
to you
So my love this is going to be the hardest thing for me to do
learn to accept defeat and let go of you


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IF I COULD GIVE YOU



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IF I COULD GIVE YOU

 

 

If I could give you diamonds,

For each time you cried for me.

If I could give you Sapphires‘,

For each truth you helped me see.

If I could give you rubies,

For all the heartache you’ve known.

If I could give you pearl’s,

For all the wisdom you show.

Then you would have a treasure

That would mount up to the skies.

That would almost match,

The sparkle in your kind and loving eyes.

But I have no pearls, no rubies,

No sapphires’ or diamonds.

As I’m sure you’re well aware.

So I’ll give you gifts more precious,’

My devotion, my love and care.


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The Son of Love's Union

The Son of Love’s Union Two hearts swelled to twice their size the day that you were born As we counted, very gently, ten fingers and ten toes then your daddy sweetly touched your little turned up nose Two hearts fell in love with our new squirming bundle of joy Wrinkled pink skin did not deter our feelings within As tiny hands grasping our fingers gave our world a spin Two hearts, joined in love, now have two children between As father, mother, sister and brother round out the score Only death could break the bond with these children we adore
By: Debra Squyres for the “Gerber Baby” members contest. Note: This poem was written from a photo of my husband and I after our son was born. I’m in the hospital bed holding him; his blanket is unwrapped so we can see all of him. I remember us counting his tiny fingers and toes and my husband being so choked up with love and pride, he reached down and simply touched his little nose. This was our first son, second child. Sadly, death did break the physical bond, but not the bond of love of Son for father. Deeply cherished photo.


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Sleeping Husband

My husband snores
Everyone closes their doors

He thrashes about
Like he is trying to get out

Where he is going
I do not know

You hear him all night long
Talking, yelling, singing a song

I tell him...please do something you silly old man
What can I tell you, that is all I can

He wakes up in the morning all rested and well
Why the rest of us want to stand up and yell....

Good Lord man...go to the doctor, you are not well!

©Holly P. Moore
   October 2012


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I don't remember or crave

I remember when, we would yakkety-yak, so many hours on the phone.
Feeling so almighty, not wanting to end our conversations.
My every brain-work, was always you. 
Your name, kept going threw my mind.

Now, we never talk.
We email each other like strangers. 
Then, not everyday.

Our lives have changed so much. 
To the point, were our friendship isn't there.
My heart doesn't skip a beat anymore.
Instead, it seems to beat, very slow.
Causing physical pain, as I hold my chest.

Now!

I don't like hearing your name or seeing it spelled.
Remembering when, we would crave to see each other.
Hold each other, so much.
Not wanting to be apart.
Always laughing and smiling.
Eating has one.
Remembering, the stare we had.
We couldn't keep our eyes off our flesh.
Our nights, seemed lonely without our touch.

Now!

We don't crave, or see each other.
We never laugh or smile.
We never eat together.
Now our hands don't touch.
The sad part is, I could care less.
Care less on wanting it back.
I don't miss it or need it.
For it's you, I can thank.

You gave me the strength, to leave you.
You gave me the strength, to forget about you.
You gave me the strength, to erase our memories.
All , because you gave up.
Gave up on, our touch.
Gave up on, our smiles.
Gave up on, our laughter.
Gave up on me.

Me!

Your wife!
 
	


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From A Husband To His Wife

It's been seven years since i said "I Do" and times got hard but we got through them because I have you. I miss the partying and clubbing, but I love this kissing and hugging. Being in a relationship, you must be ready to commit to the loving, fussing and fighting and the long nights. I gave up these things because I wanted the best for us. I wanted you to know that I was ready for your loving, caring and trust. Years have past and I'm glad we made this commitment because you are the best thing in my life and I'm glad to call you my wife.


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The Deadly, Fatal Kiss Of The Spider Woman

After she drank his bitter wine of selfish, pathetic love
She slyly sang him her haunted chant 
"The laughs on you", she crooned in her soft malicious tune

At times, she could act with chicane
She had many charms when treated well...
Deadly ones - when not
Oh yes...
She herself may at times have sinned
But he-had the stain of evil, paltry love

Now...Inside her gossamer labyrinth she lay
Carefully, diligently spinning her web
Revealing nothing-and everything
She'd weave her silky snare inside his heart
Laying her toxic eggs of betrayed despair
Spinning her poisonus venom of painful truth

Oh yes...
Her bite is deadly now
She could have been his 'Velvet Rose'
But, he crushed her petals rare
Ending her silken dreams
With his evil malicious schemes
Her spider's web became untethered
Attaching itself by a single thread
To his shoddy veil of evil, selfish love
    Now...She is the hunter
    And...He is the hunted
In the coming eve... 
She'd deliver her poisonous, lethal sting
He'd be noones's lover now
Her threads would cut his miserable flesh
Her deadly venom would seal his fate
Remaining nothing more
Than an ancient, slithering shadow
All along the castle walls

For some time a deadly secret she doth keep
"Revenge”, she whispers, while he sleeps
 
She was once his only lady
With ivory skin and beauty fair
She fed him nectar from her raven hair
His betrayal seared her hemorrhaged heart
She'd warned him with many words and fiery stares

"Thou shalt not indulge in wicked fare
Be ever so watchful, do not betray
Beware, where thou heart doth leave
Take heed" said she, "Just who thy seed deceives".

In her chamber dark at night, this maiden fair
Planned his demise with scourged nectar, bitter sweet
Stirring her venomous, poisonous treat
Or would dagger to his heart she’d plant
Bid him die a dark and painful lingering death
Upon his sleeping body that she'd leave 
As she crept silently into his chamber - 
These words she bitterly but victoriously said...

"Thou shalt betray no more. 
Thou has sinned against me...
Taken my love in shame
"Betray no more", she said".
     But now
Thou is thankfully, forever DEAD!"

Her silken threads had cut his miserable flesh
Her deadly venom had sealed his fate
    Now...he remained nothing more
Than an ancient, slithering shadow...
All along her castle walls

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IN BETWEEN THE LINES

Woke up again this morning
afraid to open my eyes
As you prepare for an early
departure a piece of me silently
dies; I want  to say I love you
but from hurt only raw emotion
abides ; another day wasted
and as always love gets
denied.........

knowing that very instant
what lies ahead for me
in these already dark and sullen skies.

Everyday is similar you are
distant so am I but that happens
with us almost every time.

It's easy to make me happy
if you were  willing to try but instead
of caring for me you rebuke
poke and pry making me resent
and hate myself for perpetuating
this lie.

Can't imagine a conversation
where we could ever see eye to eye
in a perfect world we'd embrace one
another but instead our worlds collide.

Tragic and never ending days turn into
nights where a cold sudden distance
is what traps us inside.

You go your way I go mine never
finding a common ground to let the error
of our ways and pain subside.


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Valentine's Day

A Valentine's Day dedication for those who have lost a loved one.



I know you're watching from far away.
So I'll find the strength to kneel and pray,
and send you our love this Valentine's Day.
God gives me the power to understand,
that we can no longer hold your hand.
The sands of time pass graciously,
until we meet for eternity.
My unconditional emotion has no end.
Like the flowers in the spring and your spirit in the wind.
My hands are empty without you to hold.
My soul cries out alone in the cold.
My tears still fall and I wipe them away.
God gave me the strength to kneel and pray,
and send you our love this Valentine's Day.


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Tears of My Heart

if poop could be named anything what would you name it?  id name it bob and id make him sit on a log in a bog and say get out of here you hog that looks like fog from a bog thats near a log with bob sitting on it who attacked the wacking wackers with all his heart and shattered, he fell to the floor.  dont name your poop bob because then youll have tears in your heart.


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Bound by Divinity

A myriad verse upon love there be
And this is one in an endeavor
To be written more
And forever free

For in intimate moments
My mind wonders to compare
Those things which are 
Like myself without you, unsure
That I might not be

Then, I hold you near
And imagine
If, a flower could
A bee without

Or a seashore would
Devoid of gull 
Or crashing waves about

A dawn in mourning 
When clouds of grayer loom
Deprived of sun

Or even cityscapes 
Upon the night
Deep within the blackouts
In hinder sight, of absent moons

What if rainbows 
In transparency 
Where disappearing
Becoming sights unseen

And waterfalls falling
Plunging into silence
If thunder claimed its independence
Setting the lightening alone and free

Upon a realization
I’m captured
In a tangle of overwhelming
Tendencies

When your warmth 
And beating heart
Back to you
In love, they seize upon me

A peace 
A knowing
For this life at least
You and I will be

As one 
Within our sacred oath
Of man and wife
Held together 
More and more each day
By divinity


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My Wonderwall

Thinking back in my life
I wonder how i met you
But
I Know in my heart it was my grandfathers beautiful spiritual presents
That made us two
Then their was a wedding
And
A baby made us three
Later twice more i was blessed
After that,
You can be certain i needed rest
This is my wonder wall 
to good to be true
And
It all started with my grandfather's wink
which would lead me to you.


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Lovin from the Oven

Those kisses from behind
when I cooking supper
make me feel so wonderful

It is like being a newly wed
you taste wonderful 
mixed with sauteed vegetables

Like you love a dab of onion behind my ear
those little bites you feed me
and then I share could make the blind see

And although I have kissed those lips a million times
it is not enough for me
I pray to be doing this with long white hair
on into our destiny



I just feel like being silly. I am going through the most wonderful 
time with my husband of 26 years. He has become Romeo and 
I have become putty in his hands. So be looking for cliched lovey dovey junk. hehehe


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Betrayal

 YOU have left a knife in her heart with your deceits.
 YOU have wrenched the love she once had.
 The beautiful picture of a happy family have now been TARNISHED with your infidelity.

 Your kisses are meaningless and when you caress her, she could  not care less.
 You have stained a part of her that can never return to who SHE once was.

  Lies, deceptions, secret affairs-----these venom have desecrated the "sacred walls"
                            Of a home of bliss, love and cheer. 

 YOU have wrenched the love she once had
 YOU have left a stain, a stain that no potent substance can remove.
 Oh dear, you have left a stain with your secret affairs!


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Sentiments

Emotions, emotions, I’m going through the motion, 
to feel your love that stirs a commotion. 

Elations, elations, what a sensation,
it feels so good to be your agitation.

Sensations, sensations, we made an obligation,  
to tie the knot on this day, then we will have a celebration.

Relations, relations, a consummation in the making.
When can I start to the feel your warm stimulation?

What a revelation to have emotions that give us some elation. 
Then we will feel the sensations, from having sweet relations.


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For As Long As The Stars Shine

Today the planets align,
Blessing from the celestial divine.

My love is now thine,
Our romance coincides a cosmic sign.  

For as long as the stars shine,
You will always be mine.


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The Crib

My friend said her little darling pulled himself up in his crib.
I told her she's lucky for mine’s older and can crawl back in.
But mine doesn’t like being lonely and brings another friend.
Not in my house I say… as he tries to sneak her up the stairs.
Friends with benefits he called it… as I sent him away to school.
Perhaps there at College they’ll teach that missing golden rule.

My hubby’s favorite crib is in the living room, at night, you see…
He relaxes with a blanket while watching late nighttime TV.
He says you can’t go to bed too early, for that is only for the old.
So I wake him up at midnight and that seems just right, I’m told.
But don’t think I’m complaining… For I’m surely not…
I fall asleep on the couch next to him before my show is out.
And when I usher him up to bed… I usher me up, too.
After all we’re not old folks… We can stay up late like you…

My father came to visit and met me nap per nap…
Now that really began to worry me… For I’m not that old yet!
When he heard me say it… He told me, “He’s not old at all”…
So I got him a lazy boy recliner, and he watches TV late, so bold.
Now I usher my hubby, me, and my father up to bed, late every night.
We all seem perfectly content to ignore all the years that we’ve got.
Why at midnight you may ask? …My excuse is the nighttime shows.
For you see... we seem to wake up as off the air they go.


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Little Red

Full Moon Brimming 
On A Hungry Wolf
Fire still burning 
Words are not enough

Red Riding Hood,
You stopped me where i stood.
The basket you held, looked so good,
I enticed...And you fell... 

In the woods... safe and sound
We could not believe what we had found
Me in denim... and you it lace

We understood, each other so very well
Full moon brimming over with light
Gazing into the eyes of the other

The twin to me, I did see, in You.
Be careful with my heart, my love.

My running shoes are unlaced for now,
So lean back and enjoy the ride.
Embrace all the laughter, our lives allow.

rlm


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Letting Go

In 2008, he show his face 
and I did not recognize it.
All of a sudden, you got so angry, 
causing a fight. 
Now you know that was not right. 
Do you think saying sorry is 
suppose to make it better? 
What did I do wrong?
 
It is hard to stop thinking, 
did I deserve this, he said, “I do”.
I felt this way a long time trying 
to wrap it around my mind.
Then Jesus said it was not me.
Satan was so busy disrupting
the good in him he took it out on me.
 
Letting go the affects of the fight with you 
is not a place for me to be. 
I am leaving you to heal so,
I can be free to get to know me.
So when the next man comes into my life
there will be no baggage of strife.
No feelings of defeat before it begins,
because that is, not how want it to end. 

You know, this will never ever happen to me again. 
Lord, knows I do not want to commit a Sin.
He will give me the strength to deal with
Whoever, comes my way. 
I will wait patiently for that day.
Now, I am letting go of the hurt 
to be free and again be me. 


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I will

I will kill you with my words
I will articulate it in such a way
That you can not run and you will know
With hints like little saint 

I will make it so you never forget
It will be a wound that you can never heal or close
It will be permeated onto your soul
And it will never let go

It will be deep inside of you 
It will be a poison within your womb
And when you make love it will infect your husband too
Bearing children you will no longer be able to do

The pain you ignited and gave to me 
I will now send back and destroy you
I want to hear you scream
I want your family to suffer

You said if I love 
I should let you go
Well that action created 
a very hateful soul

many do not speak from the demon within themselves 
many do not conjure up the kind of death I can dispel
I will laugh as you cry as the fear of death is near by
And watch as I burn you and your husband alive

I will make it so you never forget
The day you choose this bastered is the day you sold your soul
For he is a drone without a smile 
You said I frightened you back then well I will give you a reason to fear me now

I make you this promise I will haunt you forever
You will come to know by marking me you have sacrificed the tree
I will not be satisfied until I have ripped your heart from your chest
And I can see you take your last dieing breath 

 
(this is possibly that darkest thing I have ever wrote)


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The Stench of You

I smell regret!
I smell it on your clothes
and in your hair,
on your hands
and in every stitch, 
every fiber,
every twist and turn in the path of your goddamned
chugga-chugga-choo-choo'ing
train of thought,
and it is especially noticeable in the carpet,
but then again,
that could just be the milk I spilled
when I caught a big fat whiff of the aforementioned regret...


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Naked in the Sand

We walked along lakeside today
Hand in hand, barefoot in sand
Unfortunately, I had to unfold
My hands to pick up a shell
It was so beautiful, dear
I wish you were there

We played a game of catch today
Kicking up the sand all along
Loping, giggling, splashing
But I fell down on my rear
Too much laughing, dear
I wish you were near

And then in the cove, made love
Just you and I as one my lover
Nature engulfed our bodies
In pure heavenly delight
Perfect rapture, dear
Oh how I yearned

We made a small fire in the pit
Just as the sun began to sleep
We sat there all cuddled up
And reveled in the beauty
It was marvelous, dear
I missed you terribly

We fell asleep on bed of sand
Warmed with gentle breeze
Morning then softly arose
Caressing us with day
A superb morn, dear
Naked, in the sand


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A Man

A man is like a Sunrise amber in hue
On rising, you feel all his energy around you 
through my eyes, seeing … strength reflecting 
like sunrays aligning out towards the sky 
If a problem shall arise … self-sacrificing will 
resolve it at that time 
 
A man can be attentive …will keep you in mind
with every throb of his heart … will keep your soul 
Glistening … like diamonds flowing … on top of a sea 
through my eyes, seeing this … makes me smile … by him giving 
the right amount of Sunshine

A man can … sway as tidal waves in the sea…drifting will bring 
different items to the shore’s feet 
through my eyes, seeing this … It may stop … but sometime later
the driftage will restart … Sunlight will continue to burn your heart

A man can be passionate about abstaining from 
shining … rays the other way ... being in just one 
place is where … his beam of light is frayed
through my eyes, seeing this man … a Sunset grayish in hue 
not in the distance as I thought … standing right
here glowing and shining next to me … and this man is a Sunrise amber in hue

  


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you to me

because of you, my heart is filled with joy
because of you, we now have a little boy
i want more of your love like a kid wants candy
your love to me, is an alcoholic's brandy
because of you, i will never give up
because of you my passion erupts
your soul to me, a painter's new work of art
your warm embrace, a winter coat that heats my heart
because of you, i don't have to worry
because of you, i get home in a hurry
your rough but delicate ways oh so nimble
your arms to me like a seamstress' thimble
because of you, I'm never alone
because of you, i will never move on
your love and your passion, my reasons to be
because without you, there would be no me


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KITTY UNDERNEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE

It's an eve before christmas day,
My darling can't come home yet.
He said he's in the middle of a traffic,
Caused of people crazy over shopping spree.


I felt sadden and blue...
My baby can't come on due,
We'll miss the kiss in the mistletoe,
No warmth hugs and "i love you's ."


Twelve midnight I'm alone and sad.
The expected gift still on the road,
Waiting for my baby ,feels so bored.
Eyes get tired and begun to close...


Then all of a sudden I heard a noise.
Trying to figure out what's outside the room.
I saw my baby beside the christmas tree,
Playing with a kitty,his surprise gift for me.



*AiyaH De Torres
12/18/2013


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LAMENT OF A SOUL WITHOUT A VALENTINE

    love stays away for some even if you are born on feb 14th
    It eludes you even in childhood if your mother loves your brother more,
    It eludes you even among siblings if your brother loves your sister more,
    It eludes you even in schools if your teacher loves your other friend more,
    It eludes you even in college if your boyfriend loves your friend more,
    It eludes you even in work place when your boss loves your colleague more,
    It eludes you even in life when your husband loves another woman more,
    It eludes you even if your children love your husband more,
    It eludes you even if your extended family loves your children more,
    It eludes you when it loves your aged self than your youth more..
    May be god loved me so wanted all my attention to him more…sunkan 


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The Human Seasons: Elements At War and Peace, Part III

                                                                  3.

Wrapped close, in implacable, bitter embrace,
The winter grips the land and holds it immobile,
The cat upon its mouse.

Stripped bare and glazed with stony ice
Ashudder beneath a slatecloud sky
That drops its snow in a hush of crowding dimness,
A white leaden mantle
Is lain over empty fields, piling 'round the trunks of skeletal trees
Standing soberly and waving their bony branches in the frozen air
The twilight days light a world now comatose,
Drawn in against the cold and huddled like 
Some invalid giant shorn of all his strength,
Lying stretched half slain across the firmament
Gazing into nothing with a distant blank stare
As scattered carrion birds wheel against a wan canvas,
Waiting.

Those two in their little house circle 'round as well,
Moving without purpose through the events of their lives
As the cold outside seeps into the rooms
Invading their thoughts
To make them tremble
Shaken in the blindness of their desperation,
And though the fire blazes orange-warm in the hearth,
Defending this inside space from the day's deep gloom,
Autumnal sorrows have collected in the silence
And worn their hearts weary with cares,
And thus the spirit's wounds have festered and widened,
Filling with the poison of despair.

Soft sparks the glow of the fire makes in his tired eyes,
Reflecting wild fears that her love is lost;
They dance in his mind, stabbing with a pain
That knows no cure.

Long the time he just looks at her,
This life that chose to be with him always,
And he sees that
Whatever
The hurt that came between,
He cannot bear that she leave him 
Condemned to go on without her,
Alone.

Her thoughts for him are much the same,
Though she says it not.
Yet when at last he reaches out across the table
And takes her hand in his,
She looks up, and for one long moment
They two become the lone human pair
In all of space and time,
And in one another's moist crystalline gaze
They read a deep sweet tale 
In a language without words.

          Something melts,
                                       And something breaks

In that moment when she gently folds 
Her delicate fingers over his,
Looking down again with a schoolgirl smile
Spreading irresistable over her face.

Outside, in the blackness of the star-shot night,
Ice cracks
And waters run clear beneath the snow.


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Haunts

Elevated
Headdressed
floated above the field hay
sticking to her feet 
risen
by static electricity
hair floating red in an arc
full breasted open mouthed
she called to him with words
you could not utter
things you would not give him 
or say
although you knew
where his heart lay
your marital cruelty expanded
but then he knew there was a woman who could love 
him
look at the field
and down the hall
she haunts you still


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Just Men

Yes I bow my head low sometimes I even cry. 
I shake my head and wonder how much more can I bear. 
If I really express myself who would care? I’ve heard statements,” You’re a man.” True
enough, I’m also human. Yes we do at times take things for granted. Perfection isn’t a part of my DNA.
My thoughts are mixed up; I know that I am a man. 
A man with struggles.
I once thought I was loved but was betrayed. 
I gave and gave and yet parts of my life was stolen. 
I listened and embraced sweet kisses and was shrugged off like I was a no body; to others that I thought actually loved me.
I’ve been beaten. 
Look at my scars. Not only physically also mentally. It hurts to walk with my chest out sometimes. Its called pride, having this self image of a man. 
Generally speaking, we feel the pain too. 
We are fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands. We sometimes lack the compassion and we are men with mistakes and a past that no one can judge us. 
Still in need of love and understanding. 
So women don’t look down on all of us, we do try. We love, hurt, cry, and die trying because we are just men.


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Snug

I saw my wife tonight
She was on my brother
with the words...no... letters...
abbreviation of some college
plastered on him
she kept him warm
like she did with me
hugging the curves of his
body
he held her closely
appreciative
her softness unspeakable
caressing him
He smiles 
looking at me 
breathing her into him
as I did her
"Thanks bro..."
I smiled back
Admiring her on him
"No problem...it's cold out"


Author's Note...inspired by a scene in a movie


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Suspension of Disbelief

My hand on your shoulder;
Your hand on my waist.
We shuffle across the ballroom.
The other dancers swoon by us--
Elegant and graceful
Perfect and in sync.

We struggle to keep some sense of rhythm between us
But I'm two steps ahead of the tune
While you drag your feet.
There is nothing here but we pretend
For the sake of our parents
And for the sake of our children.

But most of all we pretend for our own sake
Because I'm too scared to see the truth.
You'd rather prowl the streets for teenagers
And have me die alone with the cats.
I don't know what I want.
But, when has that ever mattered?


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You are you, I am me

You are you, I am me
I wonder If I am seen
I hear Life passing into the night, 
like a river passes into the sea

I see That certain cats think,
iam a lying fake that only think of me.
I want To Erase and forget 
what you said to me today.
You are you, I am me.

I pretend That im happy,
 when I'm really not okay.
I feel Lost and shipwrecked, 
 love is far away.
I touch You awkwardly.
I worry If i will be good enough today.
I cry Because you dont believe a word I say.
You are you, I am me.

I understand I dont think of you,
my word always come out carelessly
I say How did things become this way?
I dream That i will awaken from this reality.
I try, And you lash out unexpectedly
I hope To find a way out of this insanity
You are you, and I am  me.
 


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Her First Try

She is a fine cook 
It didn't come by chance
She was trained by her family
She practiced day and night

She had to learn to cook
For many in her life
Her husband was particular
And she was a dutiful wife

She told us all a story 
Early in martial bliss
She made a beautiful cake
Spent hours creating it

She waited in anticipation
To feed her only man
A chocolate spearmint cake
She thought would be grand

Her husband was so excited 
To dare take a bite
She looked at him with hope
That it was a delight

Instead his look was sour
His eyes closed tight
He said this cake tastes lousy
Not another bite



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The Essence of Flesh...

Flesh has a funny way of keeping two people entwined;
It imitates two people, or one person,
Tells one’s secrets, 
But still keeps them safe in the layers,
Layers of flesh like layers of me.

The first layer is soft, golden, and touchable.
So touch me,
Feel the contours of my skin,
Stroke me because you need to,
Because I need you to,
Because the being of your own flesh wants you to.

Layer two takes everything in,
Inhales and exhales systematically,
But breathless in your vigor, catches with your every move,
And sighs and moves as your skin brushes mine,
So thrust and lust so sweet and soft so skin itself might shed its tears.

Third is rooted, thick, and strong,
To protect a frail body like mine from the strength of yours,
But fluid enough to dance and bend,
So long as you’re the one next to me as my partner.

So strange and tenacious is the changing flesh,
Often setting free tiny beads that dabble along and drip from my skin,
So heated, the droplet beads of you and I join
As they run along our legs and down onto the soft sheets,
Releasing the warmth so to cool us.

So then so smooth the flesh becomes,
Fiery inside but so cool to touch,
If touch comes so gently it barely feels,
So sensual and slow, one could experience the weight of a light wind,
While face to face our lips will meet, our legs merge,
Our bodies fall into one another’s.

And it is this very essence of flesh,
This imitation of character, that will tell you what you need to know,
The ease and readiness with which yours will happily enter mine,
That makes us one.


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White Trash Wedding

Shaving cream covers up the truck missing a left side window
Backyard lawn is freshly mowed folding chairs assembled
Trailer has been freshly scrubbed the scent of pine still lingers
Ready for the wedding day of Bubba James and Ginger

They’ve known each other all their lives even quit school together
Rumored that somehow their kin but that has yet been founded
Dated off and on for years come Spring a new arrival
Now she’s knocked up dressed in white, God help the child’s survival

The crowd has gathered to celebrate the union of this couple
Indeed a sight to for all to see two hands placed on the bible
Bubba James half drunk with shame with Ginger’s delicate condition
Say I do, a prayer is prayed, the party soon commences

Will their life bring happy times or a road of pure destruction
Pretty soon the child will come and test their own survival
Only God and fate can answer this too soon to draw conclusions
Just hope and pray for it’s too late to stop this white trash union
 

**This is not intended to offend anyone...just got an inspiration


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CRYING SHIRT

It hung in the closet
long after he was gone
the scent of his cologne 
lingering there
The cuffs were worn and shabby
Colors faded from the sun
I would pack it with the other things
his watch and silver cuff links
memories from the past
I could not part with
As I started to gently fold it
the tears I had held back
now came pouring down my cheeks
like salty rain
I buried my face in the faded shirt
long after he was gone
and the scent of his cologne
still lingered there


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Grief Enough to go Around

Just like you to make a last minute date,
leaving me a quickly scribbled note,
before tossing aside that broken campaign pencil from last year's election--
I remember you snapping it apart 
when you found out your man lost.
I laughed at you peering through your old bifocal glasses,
frame twisted awkwardly, 
making you look somewhat frog-eyed.

"Let's see that production you mentioned.
Meet you at 7:30, the Lyric; dinner afterward."
I did an "Oh, goodie!" and left for work.

You never arrived; cell phone going straight to voicemail. 
I stared at the playbill, September 8, 2001,
gave up and drove home, worried . . .

The police found me here,
telling me the details in their flat, official way;
three days later, your funeral . . .
a whole world grieves with me 
for today American changed,
today, everything changed .  . .

October 3, 2014
For Chopped contest
Sponsor, Craig Cornish


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Your on My Mind

Your on My Mind

From the moment I wake your all I think about
From sun up to sun down
Your on my mind
I can’t concentrate for daydreaming about you
You have me feeling like a teen in love
Butterflies running free within me 
I am nervous like when we first met
When you flash that brilliant smile 
Baby, you make it all worth while
Those pretty brown eyes are dangerous
They immobilize me with just one glance
My heart feels as if it is under a trance
The love I feel for you is oh so real
I wish you knew how you make me feel
Like every good dream I have ever had is in fact real
It was you back in the beginning that helped my heart to heal
You are my guiding light
To tell the truth you are my everything 
I can’t stop thinking about you
You are all that fills my heart 
All that I speak of
What did I ever do without you
You were on my mind then 
And you are on my mind now
With a husband like you who would want to think of anything else


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Fresh Paint

The smell of fresh paint lingers
in my nose, in the air.
Crisp sheets lay smooth,
untouched with 
hospital corners.
I dreamed of holding you
in our bed.
A king size bed is too big for one.
Wedding gifts are strewn across
our dining room table.
I dreamed of eating together there
as man and wife,
candlelit dinners,
and meals with laughing children...
dreams that will never come true.
A family room quietly sits alone
without a family.
A yard waits outside for a garden
that will never be planted.
Nothing is as it seems.
Only my flowing tears are real tonight.
A new home, a new marriage...
but my other half is only here
in spirit.
Only one returned from 
our honeymoon...
I wish it was me who died that dark night.
The doctors said nothing could be done...
A silent killer stole you from sleep and from me
while I slept next to you...
nothing could be done,
a beginning and an end.
Life changes in a moment.
Now, our dream home is for sale.
The dream is gone.
I cannot bring myself to sleep in our bed,
so I make up the couch tonight...again.
My heart calls out for you.
My arms reach out for you.
I taste your lips on mine.
I smell you, see you, hear your voice
whispering my name.
Your touch lingers with 
the smell of fresh paint.



By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, June 29, 2012

*a work of fiction for If I Had a Broken Heart Contest



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Little Things

My husband makes me feel pretty
on days when my mirror 
is least complimentary,

he says, "My, 
you look winsome today"
and I can't help but wonder
if all along
I've been hiding these pesky insecurities
on my face,
and he forged this lovely notion
on my behalf;
or I really am pretty,
in spite of imperfection

either way, it must be love,
right? 


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Hunting the zero man

A spoilt photo,a wasted life,
failure as a father,the experiment didn't come off.
So great was my abhorrence at the sight of humanity
that i decided to give her the go-by.
Ladies and gentlemen i introduce you,
the disintegration of my personality.
Brand me with a red-hot iron,iam the killer,
Lynch me ,who will struck the first blow?
Be stunned because iam the zero man.
Fully aware of the danger,iam the cracker man
so don't be soppy.
Sentimentalism is the reason of stupidity
and the end justifies the means.
Nothing ever put me out,no shiver all over my body.
Zero.
I will save my skin once again,believe it or not
and i will do this with fussiness,take it or leave it.

A clenched-fist salute to the dead child in front of my car.

I killed again giving birth to nothing.


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for - my angel

In the early hours of the morning, 
When night holds the world in his soft black embrace, 
There are moments when the strain of being away from you
Pierces my heart like a crystal dagger, 
And drains my blood and joy away...

There are moments, too, when the loneliness crushes, 
A lead weight on my chest so I can hardly breathe 
And I lie awake, in pain, staring at the ceiling 
My lips whispering your beloved name...
As if by magic I could call to you to my side 
Across the endless miles 

But of course that’s just a childish wish 
The cold hard truth is that you are far away, 
In an unfamiliar bed in an unfamiliar land
And here I am, sadly sweetly alone… 
Your beautiful smile isn’t the first thing I see when I wake up 
Your arms don’t protect me from the ghosts of the dark 
And instead of your wise dark eyes, 
The only lights I have to guide me are the icy stars 
And instead of your handsome face I see only the pillow beside me 
Empty and white, in the dead of the night


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How I Really Feel -- For My Husband

You burst my heart
   open

with streaming, 
              kaleidoscopic
    irridescent cool-mint
flames

of leaping, sparkling,
  transcendent, ineffable

joy --

I am bathed
     in beauty
           and light

breathless


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Blink

My world 

is underwater

until I blink

then drown


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A moment in catagorical time

It's a cool  mesure of life blood low
keeping the venous vacant return and arterial alert
               compressive but maniacal
down   deep fried effervesence continued a bliss
smooth blow horn alive high frequency antedote
fever pitch a b--i-- t==...c,,,h  mellow deed digestive
cornerstone just picked, not canned cloud
billows apiece with networks intact
sublime charged unpatterened--to gut cord
noose cadence couffiures---who needs to look
when you can heartfeel the resonance trueblue
mild like casket breaths mishapen to formless 
'guises compact summer stated summer not
he--ightened proseless panarama to stiffle
the mistermasters time corrided but indelibly
remembered and "coited to us"---like
creature interruptus. Follow the ill laid scheme
and bottleneck every word line graph to a sinomeasure
rhyme myth only time will tell tribute
pour the mind from the soul fill the void with the
gush of private reserve subvintage--but held
crime captive via socioprocastination of free, non taxable
no interest due, no penalty for "early withdrawal" 
purely personal, single minded, "brand H-one
owner single sibiling thought jester cannibal
yum yum eat'em up eat'em up.


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Uninhibited

Uninhibited, I look within
And see what thoughts are freely brought
My introspection warrants new delight.
And unreservedly explores my hopes.
While, past mistakes and tragedies condemn,
The future with all newness shining –
Radiates.  Redeems.  Enriches.
Murmurings and ridicules have fled.
Alone, I walked unto that golden door.
And there you were to comfort every pain.
Thus, you and God together took the reigns.
First God, who made salvations greatest plan
Then you, who introduced my heart to love,
You, who walks always beside me on this land,
You who lifted up my weary heart,
Yes, you, who with me honors God along our way.
My husband, your soul is forever bound to me.
We two: uplifting, healing, growing, and kneeling.
Honest, caring, sharing, living…
Uninhibited, together…you and me –

© February 24, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: free verse ~POEM 
Sponsor: Destroyer ~ Poet


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Burning Embers

After being together for a time of great length
I have no idea how I put up with you, or where I get the strength
You make me so furious, just so mad!
Why do I put myself through this, if I just end up being sad?
I get a reminder every morning when I turn to your side of the bed.
The passion our love used to have, a fire burning such a deep red.
Years pass and the fire dies down
I look at you and your once glowing smile, turned into a frown. 
What’s changing I really don’t know
Sometimes wondering if it was all a show…
But in the morning, breath stinky and hair a mess
I look at you and know I’m blessed. 
Because behind those eyes I see a spark
Memories of making out in the park
The only time we’d cry
is when we had to say good-bye. 
I see something that’s keeping us alive
During the screaming shouts there is something in our hearts we are trying to revive
We’re trying to rekindle the burning embers
When all of the sudden, not just our minds, but our hearts remember
We lean in for a passionate kiss
And all of the sudden, remember the feeling of bliss.
And who knew that was the fuel we needed,
A blissful kiss our hearts and lips have so deeply missed
To rekindle our fire
To rekindle our passion
To rekindle our faith and trust we had in each other.


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Reflections of Love and Mercy

now that I have caught sight of the other side of the mirror where someone looks back with pure love, and brown eyes clearer a tenderness in reflection that needs no description other than "I'll be right back" while he slips on old slacks and a jacket over pajamas sticks bare feet into old boots to go out into the frigid night and into the cold slant of ice I hear the hammer of the engine then a cold grinding sound begins and the splashing of rubber tires rolling down the gravel driveway on wind beaten wings that fly on a mission to the pharmacy to buy me scarlet syrup to calm a coughing fury a love with gentle mercy reflected once again, I see it needs no contemplation of vows not forsaken (thank God! ... he is taken!) he's the man that I married
__________________________________________________________ For Gail's Contest: "Reflections of Love" 3/4/13


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Just Right

I turn
only to see your face
next to mine
Sunlight
touches the perfect spots
Heat rises
and Eyes lock
at 
the sound of your voice
saying
"Hello Beautiful"
your Lips 
to my Forehead
tell me 
I'm Special
but the faint smell of 
toothpaste and old spice
say
your day was long
your Fingers
sweep the hair from
my Eyes
and I return the favor
your Arms
pin me beneath your side
and 
I feel your Heart
beat in sync with mine
Meant To Be: In that moment, life was just right


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WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE-2

What would you give to save the man thou'st loves the most,
Prayers knees bent low, begging before the almighty God
Himself, beseeching him to take thee, in his stead, by all
That’s holy. would I so sacrifice all that I am, this without
 Regrets shame I’d give.
Banished to the fields of limbo’s realm, without name,
Or identities human realization, I’d go trapped forever,
A beast abandon, shunned by the light of heaven itself,
Lost in this maze of the neither world for eternities sake,
Yes for he, my beloved I’d go.
Willingly, I'd give myself utterly onto the altar, of life and death,
Yes even mine own soul, devil be the bargain.
Red irons white hot, I'd bare the mark of hell's branding, 
Flesh sizzling unto the bone, I'd not scream, but remain silent,
Shedding, no tears of agony to save him, just one moments pain.

What would you give to save the man thou'st loves the most,
I'd weep unceasingly, flooding the very earth itself
Never stopping, even if the continents were swallowed
Whole, nay I’d continue, until the lord god himself, releases
The soul belonging to me, is freed unto my waiting arms.
I’d fight vengeance's army single handed, in mortal combat
Never wavering, challenging friend or foe if need be, but never
Will I put down my shield of honor, or lay the sword of justice
Aside, to protect that which is most dear to me, my beloved.
A bleeding warrior, lying on the battlefield of loves devotion,
I’d give my last breath for him, whom I love beyond existence.
I’d give up on hopes and dreams, imaginations inspiration,
To exist in the realm of delusions illusions forever, a wanton
Creature of isolation, for without him I am nothing, so what 
Would I give, to save the man thou’st loves, the only answer
Given is the honest one, everything, would not you do the same.

BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN


 


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Secret Lover's Lane

Young Heart's Fast Beat, Never Let's Go.
  Your Love So Feirce, Can't Stop The 
Pulsing Trembles; Run My Blood.

Forever That Is Mine: Is Yours, As
  Long As My Heart Can Beat N' Never
Skip. He Loves Her Eternity Of 
  Heaven; So Constant And Devine.

"A Heart N' Soul Intigued The Only 
  One They Loved Eachother....  
She'll Gentley Blow Sweet Nothings 
Through The Sky For Him To Reach." 

Hand n' Hand As They Stroll Down A
Secret Lover's Lane..... As One!!


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heard

 Sounds to me I'm deaf
Cant hear the murmur any more

 A thousand sounds a day I know
Only I can not hear it if they show

 The gaining of quiet stance
Bitter sweet the silence

 I could just not hear you anymore
I understand you sounds to my core

 Found myself straining to listen
Only to hear a blank shot angrily hasten

 When we come to sound out loud 
This is when I can face this crowd 

 Till then---

Sounds to me I'm deaf
Cant hear the murmur any more




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Unbeknownst

I float 
above it all 
my eyes closed
my heart wide open
fingers crossed
breathing slow.

Calmly I try not to
get immersed in you.

your aura surrounds me 
just like purfume
and it's far too personal 
for me at least.  
I'd give anything for
this urge to cease. 

It's calling to me 
and even the bees 
can sense your honey
they flock to you like 
congress men to money.

I even tried plugging up my noes
and standing on my tippy toes 
so that I wouldn't fall unbeknownst.

But you, look what you do to me. 
I counted to ten and damn it all till
infinity. Can't you see what loving 
you does to me?


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For what its worth

Mindfull of a parallel sequence
we seem to function light between
thought and hurt hoping for
easy advancement up the channel steps--
pecarious invoking with someone who
knows--- and not knows inescapable from
ourselves compliant (fraud)  if need not be.
Backwash of hidden intermittent terrors preclude
external sensitivities---like my aching back
heat waves of generalized dizziness and
gender--izing. The sweet bird of youth
never suffers a jet lag stupor as we enjoy
and (softly) murmur the last rungs in a 
flaccid present tense loss of self faculty.
But the nevertheless picture of realitivity
lends a jargon journal future sometimes
nameless but  (at least)  omnidirectional
happenstance.


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Gone But Not Forgotten


well
today
your birthday
reminded me
one more year had passed
without you here
i love you
always
will



3/26/2012
for Joann's contest: Ninette
free verse


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A matchbox in the rain

Unprotected piece of a house
exposed to fierce drops of water
prone to melt away in mud
like a music box in a matchbox,
unbelievable and unnecessary
and yet there,
a dwelling of husband and wife
to nest and breed
their young
willing to go away
and build their own music matchboxes,
stronger and safer
yet still
exposed to the ruthless transparency
of falling water.
 


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Talking Dirty Inside


You know w hat I want
And how you can live through me
You know I want to be your slave
Teach me how to behave
Release me from that past phase
Breathe with you rhythmically
I know what you want
And you can heal me in so many ways 
Need something to dream about
Need a wish to come true.

Make another sudden taste enjoyed rhythm
Broken anonymous talented eager

I know you’re not the that innocent 
And maybe because of you 
Neither will I
I know I want you to be my slave
Teach you how to relate
Release me from the next phase
Breathe in my rhythmically
You know what I want
And you can heal me in so many ways
Need something else to dream about
Need a wish to come true

I know you can hear me
I'm talking dirty inside
Cover you ears if you have to.


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To whom it may unconcern

How can you tell when you've hit bottom and
 it's time to abandon "ship"-does it stare you in the  
falseface and wipe your browmemory clean cool of
fun classics,  milling around in poor daylight
low of love compromise and mean mode
idiosyncracies obligingfor no one's 
realsake but hanging by a nose thread to a 
course coarse curve enlivened by a renal
renaissance mercury---wide base of support
newcomer setting in for the long haul given
presidence a timely sage too old for this
x@#$%* yet too youngf for climate of clipped
communication neverstrife, appealing to all yes-too
many no, too few---104 degrees FF brain on fire
dryice income shedding short circuited
sillosynapse conglomerates crazy for 
passion + lust intro infusion---two part flesh,
one part soul a pinch of carnal rich renderings.
Simmer ever slowly over a lucid lifetime at
harmony in law degrees--slowly stirring the 
emotes frequently--too many nights of uncelebrated
reruns taunt the VHF cable return whereas I
we my you life by UHF dial dimensions
captured like a worn heel on a new shoe
somewhat skuffed and worn and innappropriate
for a white wedding day.Stand in the back--hope no
anyone looks down at the foot floor and sees
my toe reflection talking--indescent exposure while
teetering on a limbscape construct--folly
like fortunes unabashed qualities go unnoticed
through ingoblame and slug selfes-esteams
balancing on a creepy catwalk of roma and
comatose initiatives that flatline at midnight
in a morbid midnight corridor--venimous intent O2/CO2
fright fraught about what yesterdays will     upbringing fixed.


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Social networks

I blocked you today 
even though I'd love to be play offensive 
I put my fence up and filled in the trenches

See you've become unhealthy for me 
almost like consuming a piece of glass 
She has you and I've got to 
finally learn to look passed
 
You were almost like an addiction 
I almost stalked you on face book 
Dying to read a status, dying to hold on 
                 to hope.
But I got sick of dying for someday.
  
All you ever wrote about was her. 
And every time I signed on I'd curse. 
It was like self mutilation every time
I logged on because you wrote of love.
And it wasn't for me. So I've gotta let it burn.
 
I block you today. Not because I hate you. 
It's far from that. It's just I've got to get me back.
Because dealing with falling for you I kind of lost that.


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In My Bedroom Walls

A place for a myriad of pastimes
From bliss to despair
The pictures that hang here have a luminous glow from the rays that shine from 
the sun
Sometimes I stare at the them wishing I could escape into the picturesque 
setting where I am free from all my demons

My bedroom walls
Where my secrets lie 
They see my sins
They hear my cries
Just one more place
Where my dreams have died

Ghosts from my past
Awaken me at night
I hear the howling
Of the wolves that lay in wait to tear my flesh
They violate sacred grounds
Like vultures they feed off me until all that is left is bones

If these walls could speak what would they say?
Would they scream my confidences like Banshees and give their mistress away?
Or will they remain silent? 
Mysterious chamber of slumber where both romance and horror have performed
Where I keep myself hidden
Only they have the key to unlock the truth bestowing serenity on my soul
These bedroom walls don't crucify me for my wicked transgressions
In my bedroom walls I don't have to masquerade or put on a costume to conceal 
my imperfections
In these bedroom walls I am free to be me


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Abyss

When I needed you the most - you disappeared.......crawling into the vast belly of this dark, cruel, prosperous world.....leaving me alone to face the darkness and despair, forcing me to find my own light, while you wallowed in your own defeat and misery. But yet I survived, and thrived and surmised it was coming. You will always be a coward who walks the path of convenience and suffers silently for choices you regret. Forever regret, serving yourself a vicious serving of self-loathing daily. One day the darkness will succumb to the light, and the beams will shine upon your old, weak and weary face – but I won’t be there to share the warmth, nor will I celebrate the birth, I will remain distant and far………forever remembering your abandonment…..and forever will I not look your way; this stranger who now surfaced from the darkness, only to find himself sinking back into his dark abyss of loneliness and lost dreams.


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Legal Tender of Getting Old

Legal Tender of Getting Old 

If tears were coins I'd be a rich man… 
If sadness was time I'd live forever… 
If I only knew what to do to make it better… 
I would do it in a heartbeat. 


But, no answers are easy when feelings crash around you… 
And the Sun does not shine in the heavens above… 
if only I could see…if only I could find a way…if only I knew… 
How do you say goodbye when there is no love? 


To only be me myself alone … again… 
decisions are frightening and shaky to behold… 
But change is needed for me to stay sane… 
all the while we continue to grow old. 



RLM 
'05


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A Slob of the First Order

He never closes a door, or a drawer.
Dirty socks, candy wrappers,
abandoned on the floor.
Tools, left lying where he used them.

Muddy footprints, 
leading into the kitchen.
Crumbs everywhere 
on floors, tables, chairs-
leavings of a snackaholic.

But he has a heart as big as Texas.
When trouble comes,
he's in my corner.

He carries the groceries
and massages my aching back.

Even after fifty years, he
still pulls out my chair,
         if only in public.

On valentine's day,
he penned a love poem.

Yesterday, he brought me
a rose from the garden.


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How could You!!

How can u do this to me we are married and u 
betrayed me i love you and u cant except that how 
can u say that she is pretty and i tried to get u to say 
that to me so many times how can u be so cynical!!

I know i made mistakes but it just feels that u are 
trying to get back at me like revenge how can u do this 
i love u but i have to be strong i lost everything for u
and yet it feels like u don't appreciate me!!

How could u its like i hate u with all my heart if u love some-
one u have to prove to that person that person how do u expect
me to forgive u yes i know it was just that u told her that she was beautiful 
but what the heck am i a piece of trash!!

How can this be I LOVED YOU!! but know it just seems that i cant take this
i do almost everything for you and yet u cant except that my life is like a 
fairy tale gone wrong u were my prince charming and now its like u are 
just another guy that hurts me !!!

Does this not bother you how can love just fade away yes you say
that u still love me and you are sorry but how can i trust u its like 
my world just came crashing down!!! How do you forgive some one
that lies to you and in your face!!

You know i fell like forgiving you cause the baby but i just cant live a lie 
its like am just going to make my life a living H*ll and how can i do that 
to my baby!! I LOVE YOU so much even more then you can imagine and i 
would do stuff for you that only me and you know about and yet u dont 
appreciate me !!! How can this be!!!

But like they say life goes on i know that it going to take work for me to forgive
but what more do i have!! Everything was all gone and know my life is just there 
how do i forgive if i know in my heart that am going to have this in my mind all the 
time when i look at you and see when ur on your phone or computer am going to be
thinking is he telling that girl she is prettier than me!!!

It will take a lot of time to trust you again But what more can i do you are the only
thing i have right know i have no where to go so what more can i do life goes on !!
I just need to know one thing NEXT time all H*ll will break loose and we will See how 
you do that cause i will live you with no word and you will never be able too see your kid!!


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Pathway To Paradise

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There’s a pathway to Paradise- I’d like you to come along
 What lies before us is a beautiful, pastoral forest
 where our souls reunite finding refuge in one another’s arms 

In the twilight of our years new love will embrace us 
with the unspoiled woven tapestries of our souls
Entwined with renewed senses of wonder and veneration 

We'll bathe under the silvery incandescent glow of the evening moon 
while the symphony of the breeze plays its quiet melodies 
throughout the graceful willowy forest of trees 

            Sheltering our tears
            Relieving our fears 

Breathing in the enchanting unspoken solilguies of our hearts 
that tenderly whisper -Once more my love...
             Once more
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If we do

I can see him yet we’ve never met
The thought of the greeting is bringing me to sweat
I can hear him a voice on a phone line
Should I continue to, or decline? 
We are miles away in different places
With only a photo to put names to faces 
His dreams and aspirations he shares for now
Should I try to forget this somehow?
A responsible father a husband home alone
Somewhere in a room concealed in the zone
Trying to feed his humanity and family alike  
Pen to paper, pencils to sketch movement in a passion
I can feel him and relate to his creativity 
Is it an addiction or just sexual curiosity?   
Two people lost in a web of life
One with a husband the other with a wife
Will they ever meet?
And sip the wine of deceit  
The fear, the excitement of the possibilities 
Falling into the arms of discreet liabilities
If we do







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Your Boundless Love


I am sorry

If only those words can easily heal the pain,
If only those words can make your smile comes back.
If only those words can turn back time,
I would say it a hundred million times.

But the pain caused by betrayal are far long to gone
too long if you've betrayed not only once but twice.
Say what should be done to subside the aches,
Oh if only I could turn back time.

You, the one who saves me from cruel reality.
You, the one who accepts my imperfections.
You, the one who understands me more than anybody else.
You, the one that I betrayed.

But just before I have fallen, you catch me,
You still stay by my side
You still hold me in your arms
You still love me and keep in your heart.

Why do you care that much?
Why do you love me that much?
The answers I couldn't find,
I couldn't see it in myself.

You are my best friend.
You are my lover.
You are the blessings in my life
I couldn't ask for more.

Thank you my Love.


<2014-02-26<
For my very special friend, my sister and her husband..hope everything will be okay now, for the love of the family.


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I Am Not My mother

The most important walk 
Is less then a block
And it
Means forever

A promise made with a long stride 
That I'll always be by your side,
Doing wifely things 
Every day and night

Cause I walked…
Well what if I ran instead
Could I still be held accountable for your happiness
Or what if I skipped 

Even fell or flipped
Would the vow still make sense
It doesn’t matter I guess

I am not my mother
And divorce is just another lover
Found at the wedding dinner or the laundry mat 

In fact
Lets get divorced first and see how that fares 
Maybe will stay together in the end


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Nine Meters to Centimeters:Evolution of Sari

The sun sets while the loyal footsteps
of a shadow enveloped in a drape of rudhira
walks down from one corner of the house to another
in obedience. Multiple jobs and multiple voices call
out her name every second, asking for a lifelong performance.

Happiness in the smiles of others, the belief
that is carried; ingratitude is ignored.
Selling pieces of herself for
their sake, vaulting the tears in a closet and wishing
for the dawn to come sooner.

The image of her likeness stands up,
and cuts the cramp of her sheets of toil,
metamorphosing it into a modern art,
walking down the streets under the
sun of liberation.


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Wet Dreams

Slow to wake 
Still steeped in dreams 
And 
Heat 
The sheets seem to be tangled around my shaken legs 
Sweat, sweet scent 
Melting off of this...
.....curious wanton body 

I try to let go, 
to shed these dreams of you
That
I always have 
Now 
When I'm wanting 
What you won't give me

My night shirt must've...
 ...it's off and on the floor, wet 
I must've stripped in the twilight hours,
 feeling too much heat in my blood 

I honestly don't remember the touch, 
just the fading dreams 
Of you
I'm still wet, it's just... Everywhere
 The room feels overwhelmingly 
Hot 
Too much heat in my blood 

I'm wanting 
And you're not...

I can always tell
Because in this heat of passion lingering 
on my tongue and 
on my thighs

You don't even notice 
Steeped in dreams of your own 
And snoring softly beside me


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fate

when fate decides to bring you love
cherish every minute

hold it close to your heart
let it consume your body, mind, and soul

everyday of your married life
look each other in the face

tell them how much you love them,
desire them,

 stay connected to them,
but don't over crowd them

for fate has brought you together
the rest is history



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Do you care

On the high way
My side mirror recalls
The object that appear
Are closer then 
They seem to be…
Yet so close we are
Taking destiny for ride
Many are a head and 
Many behind, on road
Wondering in this city.
Tales of 1000 souls
I am one of them with little
Blessing to share. 
My believe, My Prayers 
To Lord, is driven by Job
My Visa, my rent, my bills
Run in the veins of my day.
Morning, I do open my eyes 
Only to report to job, 
My wife, my children and my God
Await my return by night.
I recall not, what I did last night
When I slept, what my wife said,
Not even my child’s smile
Yet my 9 to 5 schedule is perfect
Morning open with coffee on gas stations
Traffic on highways, on city road
Fines and radars, mobiles and overspend
Frustrated yet have to drive a head
Slow in fast lane with mobile on ear
Or lady, prejudice it may seem
But I recall it in my car, another
Guy flying in his accord, reads a sign
“just cruising”, damn with smile.
Switching between channels, 
Some jams, some songs to hear
Discussion VoiceBoards, interviews
Money minutes, gold rates
Some blast, some peace deals
What a way, to say Good morning.
Yet hope I am not fired today, 
As the morning news did say recession 
Job cuts and job losses, long leave
Companies disappearing, stocks diving
Face book blocked in offices
Looks a gloomy day.
Yet hope drives my day, a head
Beyond my reach some time
I finish my job, drive home,
Just a pleasant look on my child
A warm welcome from my wife
Makes me human from machine.
Taking deep breath of relieve 
I thank God, for all His mercy
And pray for Goodness tomorrow
And wish for all those left jobless
Lay in the arms of  beloved
I dream, with hope for better
Tomorrow. 


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The ventilation bag

are my shoulder that wide in midst of battles tide                                                              like a proverbial  punching bag  I take the hit swinging                                                      absorbing a mighty blow around I go in circular flow                                                          not going to far fixed upon this string                                                                               try not saying much from thud of the bout                                                                        for this my work maybe a resounding crack smack or whack                                               in the middle of working it out  there is no place to hide                                                     I know  my shoulder aren't really that wide but the man behind this man                            bears all the weight standing firm he has got my back                                                       as he gives me strength round eight i go toe to toe


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Go Fish

LIARnull and void inside my bloods boils. 
It burns and it churns.
lurching forward, returns.
Now I am in the place where I started, no grace.
No supper, no begging, or bartering.
just tears dried  up, here on my face.
They are cracked, they are molding, long stayed in place.
for my skin, sad, is folding, bends cover my face.
Now The ground, where I stare, traps a fly by the hair.
I swear I can hear what the creature is thinking..
He fears that his maker will try him for treason....
And oh, for good reason he has to beware....
for his thoughts soaked with guilt, guilt and despair.

Oh what a pair we  would make as we stand , no glory we’re perched, on my knee, holds my hand. Atop of the celebratory white cake
soaked, our feet wet with pain and heartache...
draped,  our bones in the love that our promises will break....

Break, break, can you hear the bone crack.? 
Slap the face, hate, no love  just disgrace. 
No love for our selves, why should we, who does????
shut up, martyred, scared, plain, scarred, and afraid.

Afraid of it all, to stand and to fall, to live and to die, to love hating it all. 
Just down the way they’ve a group, down the hall ,
who’ve agreed to be pigs, hogs in the stall.
slaughtered for taste, slaughtered for fat.
slaughtered by all of the dog fat rats ate...
 the ones who came first, who left you with thirst, 
who showed you the way to this deserts dry dirt.

 Now HURT!!!!. go hurt, like the rest of them all. 
all stand ready, so ready, ready to FaLLLL, 
hurt, hate, lust, lust,lust,lust.disgust... discussed...
.I hate. I hate. I wish. I wish. I can. I can. 
 “Do you have any hearts”?...
“no................ GO FISH”


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More Than A Handshake

 It's more than a handshake, 

 a firm grip up and down. 

 Not a simple act to be passed around. 

 More than a greeting, 

 agreement proclamation, 

 or declaration of peace, 

 though it may entail these three. 

 (I'll spare many details, keep it family friendly). 

 It's more than puzzle pieces interlocking. 

 It's living people, not objects rocking. 

 It's a private act between the sheets 

 where two flesh's mesh 

 with fervent wet heat. 

 Two bodies passionately collide, 

 and create a safe haven to abide. 

 It's a deep pleasure for one pair forever. 

 A sacred bond none should sever.


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Writer's Paranoia- 3

I wipe the sweat from my brow
waiting
   hoping
      praying.
I made my submission four weeks passed,
it took even longer to write my piece, 
3 months to be exact.
As I stare at the blank screen,
the paranoia sets in and I think to myself
The publishing company will know it was me,
they will know the acts created were of my own.
I did not mean to murder her, my wife.
It was her laziness that finally set me off.
I just asked her to iron my shirt, 
she couldn't even do that right.
At first I thought that the iron had slipped,
it was then that I realized, as the moments passed,
that my hand was wrapped around the iron,
gripped tight.
From then on, after this sudden realization,
I figured it wasn't so bad after all,
at least I had something to write about for my next piece.
So now I sit, here, staring at the blank screen
as the paranoia sets in.

-Caroline Youngless


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Where They Are

Every morning the dance begins as I come running down the stairs.
Don’t forget your pills he laughs as I run into the kitchen, to do as he suggests.
He hands me my keys as I go out by the couch, where they’d fallen late last night.
Your glasses are on the counter he notes as I run searching still some more.
Then, you left your keys on the counter he claims, when you cleaned your glasses, 
dear.
As I circle the room looking at all the chairs, he reminds me that…
You left your coat in the car late last night, when you got out, he says with a snort.
And your purse is on the couch, he adds with the next pass, to his delight.
That’s where you left it when you came in and sat down to pet the cat.
You forgot your pills again, he states, when you saw the dirty dishes in the sink.
Then he asks me if I remembered to lay anything out for dinner to thaw, in the sink.
It’s amazes me that he can read my mind every morning so well… I think.
As I pass him by he notes my glasses are lost, this time on my head, as he winks.
And my keys are in my other pocket he says… as I start turning all around.
And the book you read at lunch was left out side as you let the doggies in.
But he doesn’t mind my sleepy mind sending me all around…
For that lets him sip his coffee until he gets his full cup of coffee down.
Then he gives me a cup of my own as we both run out the door to the car…
Driving safely is what it’s all about, as we reach his work, and I get out wide-awake.
The keys are in your pocket, he states as he smiles and turns to go into work.
Car-pooling works wonderfully, I think, though, I don’t remember how long it’s been.
All I know is that as a team… we’re everything great there is.


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''Petals Of Love''

~Caress my cheek
with your velvet
touch.
Soft,flowing,you
drape over me.
Arms extended,I
lavish in hearts'
erotic state.
Feeling as if
gravity never
existed.
Our passion never to
be resisted.
We share the desire
for petals of love~


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A Push to Freedom

                               The dark night
                      harbored their evil intents,
                         and they struck swiftly,
         like a hawk that robbed the hen of its chicks.
                 Their weapon of courage they lifted,
                       to cow the intrepid soul. 

                          That night was your turn,
                      You, that is close to my heart.
                       You, my mettlesome hero,
           became a pusillanimous man to save your head.

                    Then they bundled you into your car,
                         and drove you to the unknown.
                          It was like a dream to you,
                    but you knew the end wasn't near.

                        I was oblivion of your plight.
                   I didn't know you were having a ride,
                    with the marauding beasts at night.
                       But with just one little push,
                          they ended that scary ride

                           That little push then,
                           threw you to freedom,
                           freedom to live,
                           the life that is yours.
                           Freedom to feel,
                           the love that we share.
                           Freedom to live again!
                           Freedom to feel again!
                           Freedom to breathe
                           another breath of life.




24th August, '12

Just expressing what I felt after I heard the news about my husband's encounter with armed robbers right in front of the house. His car was snatched from him and he was driven far away from the house. He was later pushed out of the car while the thieves drove away. God saved his life and the car was later recovered.


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Like it's given to be

How do the girls talk, of boys in the bushes and stones in their pockets
How do the boys stalk, to thinking that girls are dreaming of nothing but lockets,
for keeping inescapable kisses trapped in a hope

And why do the ladies say, that helpless are husbands when wells run dry
And why do the men cry, though tough as the night, when the daylight dims the eye
	till work is rest and boredom besets…

Like it's given to be
Just a fall, just blood blotting from a scrape on the knee
So watch it go brown
And watch it go down
To rise like a star, a little forgotten scar in the memory

I heard the lonely yell, "I once was quiet, and I had a truth, but nothing means nothing when something breaks in the laugh!"
You can't change in the traffic lights, you can't change a tune or even a melody
without breaking a song
So I'll get it wrong and she'll see me naked as naked can be
Lit by the sun in the contempt of modern antiquities

Like it's given to be
Just a fall, just blood blotting from a scrape on the knee
So watch it go brown
And watch it go down
To rise like a star, a little forgotten scar in the memory

Now how would you say, dappled in ideas
That ruins aren't buried under buildings so tall
And now how would you say, given the seas
You can't wash the sin from the salt in your mouth, you call...

"That's it's given to be for you and not me, to rise like a star, with little forgotten scars in your memory."


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I am just His Wife

Although I have his heart,
She courses through his veins.
She is his first love.
How can I compete?
How can I compare to the woman,
who stole his life?
I am his wife,
but my Love's obsessed with another.
He's sick without her.
I am just his wife.
How could I hope to compare,
with the woman who gives him
such a miserable life?
I am just his wife


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My Love Bendeth Near

My love says I shall not beguile you with my tongue, but rather with my soul. “Go, do not be a prisoner to my heart or fettered by my rose, for I give it freely, having picked it clean from its thorns so it may not prick thy finger. For it be naught thy blood I wish to draw, lest I use it as a balm to soothe thy soul

Accept my flower...for it is given freely to send thoughts of a lover’s song to tug at thy ear. If doors before have sent you wandering... become a dweller at my tree for I am the root, therefore, I become the leaves that shade you from blisters of the sun that rendereth rays too harsh for thy tender skin

Eat not the bread of those with an eye to devour thy soul, but nourish thy self with the drink of my wine given to quench thy throat when you are dry of thirst. For it is a true heart that bendeth close to draw you near to me. Allow my light to shine in thy soul, breathing solace to thy weary heart.              

_____________________________________________

Poems by LadeeAnne ~ Anne P Murray c/r@2011

A ' Pas De Duex' of Rhythm and Visions ~


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endless love

an endless love is:

a summer breeze
 that you don't want to lose
 as you sail on the lake in early evening 
with the man that stole your heart 
nine years ago


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Hobble Hubby

My hubby let the dogs out and sprained his ankle on the step.
Then for days he hobbled around on that foot, stubborn yet.
Definitely not getting better I got him a crutch at the store.
For twelve hours it sat there not doing much, after being procured.
But then he picked it up with grumbles, of that you can be sure.
Now it’s become fun to make up stories to keep his friends adrift.
Would you believe he stepped into an interdimensional rift?
Or how about I got mad and kicked him in the shins, ouch!
Or the dogs bit his leg as he took my sons homework from their mouth.
It must have been a great paper or tasted like meat sauce.
Or it happened in the basement while he was wrestling with the Trolls.
Perhaps he followed a group of Lemmings to a place he shouldn’t go.

Yes, he’s my hobble hubby and I love him oh so much.
With his imagination life is never dull as my heart he does touch.
And occasionally he balances on one foot and tells coworkers…
He’s practicing his Karate Kid flamingo move or such…
And he’s warned me he’d be safer if he could only find reverse.
Yep, he’s on his way to recovery with just the right amount of smiles.
Heaven help us as he continues to entertain us with his wiles.
Believe me, his imagination will bloom as time continues on.
Now if you’ll excuse me…I have to go catch up…for like he says… 
He hobbles like the wind and it’s really hard to keep up.

                                 


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My Valentine

My Valentine my valentine M valentine, sweet Y sweet dance of one V one love endless A endless embrace L embrace to share E share forever N forever blessed T blessed by God's hand I hand of marriage N marriage to my E my valentine
By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, February 14, 2012 for my husband, Danny ~ Happy Valentine's Day! I love you!! xoxoxoxo


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Lost Where They do not Belong <> End Line Poem

Parents and spouses to their photo's they look,  Another
           hero was killed fighting for our freedom.   Lost  
                       so far from his home and family,   Today
       we continue to send our sons and daughters,   But
                                there will come a day when,   They
                                      will live as free as we do.   Will
                         we ever learn from these theatres,    Never
                       again should we out live our children.    Be
  cause' another was lost today, but they will never be,    Forgotten



" I hope i have done this form devised by Dane Ann and HG proud "




http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-6.php


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Spate of the Union

 He thinks of better women
She thinks of lesser men
	the kids think
    Two Christmases!
Neither thinks of them
	but he won't budge
      cause she'd get half
	and she won't budge
      cause she'd only get half


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Banana Bread for Breakfast

He mows the lawn,
	doesn't every man?
He mops the kitchen,
	a gift of great value.
He shells pecans,
	saves the pith for me.

He roasts peanuts;
	we love peanuts!
He plants blackberries,
	brings them in a bucket.
He builds bird houses,
	cooks his own suet cakes.

He picks wildflowers,
	shows me where they grow.
He makes up our bed,
	most every day.
He bakes banana bread,
	serves it warm, with coffee.

You will notice, I sometimes
	wear a Cheshire grin.


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F-O-R-E-V-E-R L-U-S-T

You drew me in, warmly handed Embrassing me 
A un deniable love; F-O-R-E-V-E-R  *  L-U-S-T.

"Mountains climbed; exhausting behavior, 
reach top, only messured one desire.and it's 
you that I crave.

Thrusting forward, crumbles my head first,
down a windy sloap; F-O-R-E-V-E-R  *  
L-U-S-T, I must go.

As waterfalls flow gently upon my face,
picking thorns on this percing heart; torn,
I   F-O-R-E-V-E-R *  L-U-S-T apon you again
and again... I will consolidate A true love so 
deeply, with in you.


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how my illness affects my relationships

Ok im in love
been with a man for a year
who has swept me off my feet
I have been diagnosed
witha schitso effective mood disorder
i also am a recovering drug addict

Paranoia?
fear of your lover being your hitman
and then asking him how much the government is paying him
to make love to you
and not cringe
as you look for how the pieces fit
and his reasons of being in your life for the worst possible case sceraio
whem maybe just maybe
he is in love with you
for being kind hearted and generous
and sensitive
and creative

always wondering if hes cheating
always missing him
always keeping these things in the forefront of your mind
where were you?
with who?
why did that take soo long?
I know you say you love me.......
but
does anyone truly trust anyone that much to believe in love?

A guilty conscience from a drug addiction
due to meeting people who want to hook up
to use them for drugs
and then leave
this is called being a player
so basicaly if he was a cheater i would have drove him to it

In the end the result is
i want him to be happy
and the question is
how did i get soo screwed up
mental illness
paranoia
wondering why everyone is soo happy while your confused
putting pieces together to a mystery that may or may not be there
wondering even if you were a good detective and you did solve the crime
would you do anything anyway?
or just stay where you felt safe in the comfort of the nightmare of all the lies
that you proved to yourself were right

fight or flight?


In the end i always choose love
now love is a weapon
feeling seduced
and not soo well
question upon question of whats the worst that could happen as everything 
seems to blow up in your face


hopwever life continually proving you wrong
and people showing you again and again
they are your safe place and rock
even if you question it from time to time
has been reality babysitting me
and a saving grace
as my illness keeps me on my toes
and challenges me and my lover from day to day
and i wonder
how he can see through all my walls to the beauty i know i hold
and tell me about it
and make me feel so great


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I Dreamed of Jesus (Part 2)

...
My pupils met his, and immediately my eyes opened.
He saw my past, my present and the future to come.
Simultaneously, my body fell to its knees in submission
As I began to wail and confess, "Jesus-!  Jesus-!
I am sorry!  I am sorry!  I love You!  I love You!"
I knew He knew who I was and all I had been doing.
My heart begged for His forgiveness, longing for his love.
With his eyes still fixed on me, I trembled in anguish.
He overshadowed me, and the fear of torment
Particulated off of me.  Then, I saw my mother's face.
(I knew she had been praying for me with great concern.)
Then, without a word, I saw Jesus reach out to me.
He touched my back as if to lift me up with great force,
But with one last cry of His name, "JESUS-!"  I woke myself up.

I was kicking and moving my arms when I came to.
I was still on earth, but it was real.  I confessed my sins again and again.
I went to the bathroom to rouse myself, then to the opened window.
I was hot and sweaty and too afraid to sleep.  I sat up in bed, 
Turned on my bedside lamp, and began to write this dream.
Mirjana, turned toward me and asked me why I could not sleep.
I simply told her that I had to write, and she turned over.
I finally finished, turned out the light, wrapped her arms around me,
And closed my eyes.  I could still see His light brown eyes and outline of His face,
As if I had gazed at the sun too long and its image was x-rayed in my mind.
What was He going to do?  Would He have taken me somewhere?
Was he going to show me something?  Would he come again?
I do not know, but this was the second time I saw Him like this.
All I know is that He is perfect, and there is no darkness in Him at all.


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Even After Death

I will love you today, always, and forever
My love for you is my endeavor
Listen to these words that I have to say
'Cause with you forever is where I'll stay
That is what life is about...
Two people finding love, Soul mates.
I wish I could hold you in my arms
To always have you in my life
To have our love never end
Just you and I...
Even after death..


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A True Man's Love

When a man loves a woman he will treat her like a queen

When a man loves a woman he will stick by her side no matter what

When a man loves a woman he will never put his hands on her for she is to be treasured like gold

When a man loves a woman he will do whatever he can for her

When a man loves a woman he will make sure she is safe at all times

When a man loves a woman he will respect her and her every wish

When a man loves a woman he will treasure her heart and carry it with him where ever he goes

When a man loves a woman he will always be loyal and honest with her

When a man loves a woman he will tell her everyday how much she means to him

When a man loves a woman he will tell her everyday how beautiful she is

When a man loves a woman he will tell her everyday how much he loves her

When a man loves a woman he will never stop loving her until the end of time

For this is a true man's love and it lasts forever because there is no end


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LIES

               I am content.
               I'd love to.
               No,I'm not angry.
               I don't like diamonds anyway.
               You are my one true love.
               You make me happy.
               Life is good.
               That's okay,I'd rather stay home anyway.
               No,I don't mind.
               Last night was incredible!
               I have a headache.
               You are a good husband.
               Okay,I forgive you.
               Honestly,I don't mind.
               Sure,I'll have time.
               It's forgotten,okay?
               I trust you.
               Yes,I am happy.
               I couldn't wish for more.
               I said I forgive you.
               Of course I love you.
               No,I don't want a divorce.


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Not Just another Love Poem

Love is discovered in so many ways
Different kinds we share today
For love is near, not far away
Have you discovered your love today?

Every time a mother gazes at her new born baby
Love is discovered in another way
A mother’s love does not change
It only grows as her child changes

A Father’s pride is how he shows his love
Love is discovered in another way
A father’s love is always shone through pride
In the works his children have done

When a child gets a pet
Love is discovered in another way
A child’s love is unchanged
Tears fall when the pet finally goes away

As we grow and as we change
Love is discovered in new ways
Be you a husband, father, mother, or wife
Love is sure to follow you all of you life


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Kate's Bible Add On

And it came to pass that they ate their dinner
and that she did washeth up.
And she did leave the dishes to drain
Whilst she put on the washing machine.
and the man was very pleased.

And it further came to pass
that she gave the man some pudding
and he was more pleased.
And then it came to pass the he fell asleep
By the fire.

And the Lord God,said
who is this man that sleepeth by his fire?
And he said,I shall waken him up
And the man awoke,
And God spake unto him

How is it that the woman laboureth in ye kitchen.
And that thou sleepeth here in an armchair.
and the man said,
but Thou didst order women to labour.
And the Lord God said unto the man
Why dost Thou remember so selectively what I have said?
And the man said,
I knoweth not and therefore I will help this woman.
And the Lord God said,
Why dost thou not think of it thyself?
And the man said in reply,
It was Thou that made me,O God.

And the Lord God was displeased with the man.
so he called down a plague of butterflies
To prevent him from sleeping.
And when the woman came in
she was much pleased to see these butterflies
and so she fell onto the man
And he did make love unto her.
And the cat was very pleased.

For it thrilled him to watch humans mating
and gave him hope
That the Lord God would take his rib and make a mate for him.
And indeed it doth seem to have happened
Judging by all the cats staring in ye old window here
And by their ecstatic yelps
That the Lord God was very generous with them
and made them many mates.
For truly there is no jealousy among them
And they mate freely and happily
and never have rows about the washing up..as they eat straight from the can.Amen

Here endeth thy lesson for today.


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My aggravating paramour

Stop it!
I’m exhausted by you
Always complaining, never supporting yourself
Stop it!
I’m overworked by you
Never being grateful, but expecting the help
Really!
I know it’s not your fault
Now pick yourself up, I will see you on the twelfth


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Please, Someone, Answer My Question

As I start to arouse from a deep, deep sleep, I am unaware of where I might be.
Slowly my eyes blink awake, but my mind hasn’t yet taken control of me.

My senses are slow to start functioning; I am aware of darkness, yet, flashes of light.
My brain tries to put together the pieces of where and when I went to bed last night.

I am not even sure if, in reality, I can’t move, or if I just haven’t willed myself to do 
so yet.

I realize the noise I hear in my head is the sound of pouring rain, and suddenly, it 
dawns on me, that I am soaking wet.

Remember.  Remember.
What was I doing yesterday?
Sleep embraces me again.

When next I awake, I am not sure how much time has passed;
It could have been hours; or days; or, perhaps, just a second or two.
I am on my back this time.  
The rain is pounding on my face, preventing me from opening my eyes.
Then I remember; I was having dinner with you.

Flashing red lights greet my eyes when I force them open through the rain.
“I feel nothing”, I only think to myself as an answer to someone asking, 
“Do you feel any pain?”

I was having dinner with you.

The small flashlight being shined into my open eyes by someone kneeling down 
beside me recalls the memory of headlights coming at us from a truck going the 
wrong way in our lane on the highway.

Now I remember – I turned and looked at you right before going to sleep.

“Where is my wife?”  
I am not sure if I said that out loud or just thought it inside my head.

I try to sit up to see if I can find you.
There is that pain he was asking me about.
The lights are turned off again.

I am warm and dry when I awake again.
The sounds of sirens in the rain are replaced by the beep, beep, beep
Of the medical equipment measuring my vital signs.

“Where is my wife?”

I need someone to answer that question before I can decide whether or not to keep 
the beeping going so I can see you here again or to drift off to sleep and join you on 
a different journey.

“Where is my wife?”


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Our Last Embrace -Off To Heavens Gate

                                                             *¸.•'´¯)


You, my beloved wanting to deny the inevitable
Your body wearing down- thin, haggard and pale
Your face looking weary- lined with battle scars of living life
Each of us waiting to exhale
Tired of running in place
I knew in my soul you were losing the game, forfeiting the fight
You, weary of hustling the race
That dreaded  ‘C’  word lying on lips
afraid to be spoken- dreading to be heard 
Hiding fears with well worn smiles
Feeling scared...feeling unprepared
Struggling to walk those last few miles
Forced into losing you by something unseen…
Both of us riding the storm on wild stallions
to battle something so obscene
A ticking time bomb took up residence in your gut
An eviction notice was sent...
to this uninvited occupant

Then you were gone...
Me standing there looking down at your face
as you lie in your peaceful resting place
lined with satin, laced with tears
I have loved you for so many years
Missing your warm embrace 
Missing seeing your face
Anger, fear, tears - all packed inside
my love for you will always abide
There you go my love…
Blissfully off to Heaven’s gate...
where I'll meet you - waiting lovingly there for me

                                                                 *¸.•'´¯)


by anne p murray


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Anniversary Poem

Our love is infinite
Forever is what are union is
Complete is what you make me
When Dark clouds are before me
I know you are not far behind
Watching over me
Guiding and Protecting me always

Imperfect perfection
Is our relationship
Tears fallen, hearts broken
But, when it is all said and done
I know you will be by my side
Because you live your life just to love me

Loyal and true
You have been there
Through all my mistakes
And never thought any less of me
You always said that I was perfect in your eyes
Though my life has lacked achievement and stature
I feel like the richest woman in the world
Because I have what most people search their whole lives for
A soul mate who completes them
Your love is a priceless gem that I will always treasure
Thank you for loving me


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Most Days

Most days 
By
Ingrid Showalter Swift

Most days
I am really truly

But then………………………
flowing in like an iceberg that was off at sea 
now come to shore once more 
with the stinging knives…long tentacle fingers of searing ….  
Cold
it smashes the shore
ripping my pretty shells off the reef 
and stopping 
to silvered sudden silence............. the lovely waves of joy

or too...it is 
as if  I am a tapestry
the top layer has many brilliantly died threads 
some even glisten as Gold and Silver and pulse intertwiningly with rich jewel tones and ambers
and soft areas of downy whites 
and creams ....that throw light up onto the ceiling and walls like a crystal spinning 

But beneath there is an undulating world of dark blue rivers baring your name
they swirl in eddies within me and sometimes 
they rise
 …and rise and rise and rise
till
they…flood the surface 

blurring
then block..it all out

and all I can feel or see is the loss of you
your very ……………….goneness

and your own loneliness…your solitude 

in the sounds of your shop
metal is moving
nothing soft and blond 
or me anywhere to be seen 
except on that one lone shelf where my very tattered pages move gently every time you pass by
moving like seaweed dancing in the swirls of the sea
or leaves in the trees caught in your spirit's breeze


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Night and Day

I Nephthys
Sister of Isis:
Energy of birth and guidance of growth,
guiding life to live and the people praise her.
Her strength so wide, it's bright, making her smile visible.

I Nephthys
Always her shadow cast by her light;
I am the moon and she is the sun.
The people's adoration strengthens her strife
and their cries and pleas to me, weakens my heart.

I am invisible
Just a watcher of children and a care taker of ages.
My presence not be known, till their time has been interrupted
or their string has been sowed to long.

My sister receives the tears of joy when a child comes to this earth.
I receive the tears of sadness and hate when I cradle their womb away.

I stick to those that mourn for their husband to wars long past
and hover around the withering sick in their beds.

I guide the fearful souls to their penance or grace,
But I may not comfort them to which they'll be placed.

I and my sister
I am the night and she is the day...
And though our works are different,
we are both needed, for we make a circle;
a cycle for this race.

But...
How I wonder of a smiling face.
That plays along the light touched meadows
and frolics on a golden pace.

But I will not see such images, for If I am there,
My work must be in place.

Now In a house, a husband cries,
for his wife is laying ill.
I sit beside her bed and watch her health.
No, her time will be hers still.
I leave this room and then the wife decides to wake,
the husband cries and then he prays:
Thank you Nephthys for letting my love re-awake.
A hug was done, a kiss stayed strong and together they were made.
I watched so long, that I could not help to watch some more and stayed.

Love
Is so wondrous, I thought and a smile had spread on my face.
The night is going and the day is coming, 
and my sister will be taking her watch.
And still smiling to myself, a thought gained my health;
without the night, the day would be lost...



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Epistle to a Retired Husband

A list of rules upon your retirement
because I have my interests and activities;
no, we are not getting rid of my car,
I cherish my freedom to move.
I suggest you find your own pastimes,
you'd look pretty silly in red hat.
Oh, by the way, don't follow me shopping
in baseball cap, jeans and white socks.
Grocery planning is my domain
so don't hold forth on where to shop.
I'm out to bunco and Friends of the Library,
meetings held in the evening.
I knit with companions, again early evening,
don't call the shop to see if I'm there.
Remember we said that we'd travel?
There you go!  Get to the travel agency.
Paris, Rome, London, I'm up for those.
I want to eat out whenever I wish,
no more big meals on weekends.
You get the picture? I'm retired, too!
When does the plane leave?  I'm ready!


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Rough Times

My husband left this life last year
Just two and a half months later
My sweet brother passed away
My best friend's husband also died

My son-in-law left my daughter
I lost my job without just cause
Two disks in my back folded
Two contractors ripped me off

My oldest brother went to jail
My sister was arrested, as well
My favorite brother was fired
From his job for working too much

I found a guy who told me lies
So I left him for another
Now, he's unable to say those things 
That I am really needing to hear

My step-grandaughter had to go
Home to live with her mother
My daughter has taken a driving job 
I will be alone for the first time ever

Now as this year winds to a close
These eighteen months that I've survived
Were harder than any other
That I have ever had to endure

Thought I couldn't make it
Thought I just might die
Felt so heartbroken 
I cried and cried

Looking back, I now can see
The strength it took to make it
Thank you Lord for being there
And for helping me to take it 



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Untitled in 1-27-90

I sat in a kind of wasted skin stupor and 
try to make sense of my reality idiom in pisces 
blue A minor sequence aqueoushumor blind sigh-ted
by a dubious passion to be a teacher of pious on
metaphors to go to the holy innocents of a yestertommorrow
I talk ramble by day of the slammer sociomenace 
while they glassed eyed park their sick l cells in  
unneutral and (in double park synapse in tow---let me catch an old
glimmer of naked frenzy-taut as a stretched, cracked
brittle rubber band praying for one last turnstretch to 
flipfly a higher band than the last cloud pattern, given 
to the raised eyebrows of montoya clammerings of hocus
pocus Jekyll/Hyde explosive endeavor trick or treats
without the brownwhite wrapper or the righteous look
pinch pout pocket of a boy dowell. Keep the false faith friends,


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When Fate Decided to Bring me Love

When fate decided to bring me love,
It was a blissful dream that came true.
He carefully sought me out,
To share his life and love with me.
He gave me all that is beautiful,
To brighten my world and life.
He promised to love and care for me,
That promise has been kept by him.
Each passing day unfolds the depth, 
Of the deep love he has for me.
My prince charming and my fearless hero,
I love you and will always do.





For my husband, as we celebrate our wedding anniversary this month.


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Beautiful Fairytale

The woman stares out the frosted window,
Shoulders covered in her cream colored shawl.
She begins to sing “beautiful fairytale, beautiful fairytale.”

Her husband’s truck rumbles around the corner of the little
Dirt road, She lights up like a shooting star across the night sky.

She stares at the dark complexion of his skin, and his golden brown
Hair, and his ocean blue eyes, as he walks up the path lined with white
Picked fence. 

He twirls her around and plants a kiss on her soft pink lips.
She Flashes him a smile.

She says to her husband: “My, I sure am happy  your home” with her
rather southern accent.  

“Me too. Me too.” He says smiling down at her.


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Harmony


Basking in the light of your magnificent love It surrounds me in a fortress of all that you are A heart so pure, its essence so compelling to my own As if God granted us the keys to serenity itself Two souls, touched by fate, longing for love and finding it in each other We are harmony Searching for a place to call home No more


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My One Special Love

                                                               *~*

I bask in the image of your sun lined face
   tanned and golden from sun kissed rays
   I am mesmerized by my memories of the twinkle 
   in your sky blue eyes – your affable smile

My dreams of your once familiar kiss – 
   the feel of your fingers–tender on my face
   Smelling your skin next to mine as I fall 
   into your welcoming, loving embrace

You whisper in my ear those tender words
   so sweet so tender. I long to hear you say once more
   those two words that captured my heart- “baby girl”...
   the name you called me in our time of love

Nothing will ever take those euphoric moments from me
   My memories of you and I – even though…
   you have transcended this life into the Heavens above
   you will always remain...my one special love.
  
                                                                *~*

Author's note- Dedicated to my husband Rick -who passed away to another world called Heaven in 2009


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a poem for a blind wife from her deaf husband

the aim of this poem is very simple

only want to tell you that the clothes
we wore on our wedding were light green, but
the leaves used to wrap the wedding cakes were a darker green.
sure, both are green, but a different green, my dear. 

a flowery headband tuck into your hair
you may feel it but might not know
that the flowers are white jasmines

on my head, nestle a pair of doves, also white.
i always imagined us, that day,
as a pair of trees in the spring.
you were a blossoming tree.
i was a tree where doves nest. 

i saw people came and smile.
they talked while enjoying the food.
but what they were talking about, i could not hear.
care to tell me, dear? 


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the wings i lost

One stormy night..
Rain and thunder poured in my world...
And i took shelter in ur nest
U kept me warmed on ur chest

Ur arms so tight around my waist
And ur lips were hard on my face
Each time i curled myself and bowed
U yelled that it is what love

Ur lips never melt me,nor ur love
Shook me..it was still the same storm
Thundering inside and
Out...

I was soaked by ur sweat and blood
Wet in the tears u poured down
My wings are stuck...
With your blood and sweat
I cant fly...
My wings got stuck
To your tears...and your love
Outside now sunny...
But it storms in my heart..
My wings are stuck..


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'Til Death

Joy sharing feelings of love honestly pleasing each other partners in life until death brings one Grief By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 20, 2012 For Ninette contest (Joann Grisetti) Second place


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My First Kiss

We shall treasure our first kiss,
An enthralling union of our lips
Long lasting, ravishing and demanding
It shall be. An appetizer to our sexual needs,
A first course on our conjugal carte du jour

My hubby, my first mate
A virgin's verse to thee I shall sing
On our marital vows and exchange
My love will I pour into thy heart streams

Love me greatly when we meet
For never shall I play thee deceit
My womb shall carry thy royal seeds
And they shall be emblems of our love

We shall see in the future
When I'm a poesy queen and 
You’re learned of the art of love.

When we meet
My prince
This verse as a souvenir it shall be to me.


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Rosie's Rings

Each finger bears a story
Each ring a tale to tell
Rosie’s many lovers
Who won her heart and failed
Each man has left a token
Behind to give remind
One soul can love somebody
How many?
No one decides

Rosie wears her rings each day
For all the world to see
Spectators often marvel
Amazed at what they see
But little does each gawker know
The stories each ring can tell
But life for loving Rosie
Is a life that’s been through hell

Her body racked with pain
From battles often fought
Most men would beat her senseless
Claiming love is what they taught
In sorrow they would buy a ring
And place it on her finger 
Her clothes would hide the scars
That so often seems to linger

God bless the soul and Rosie’s rings
A hell of a price to pay
Each day she flaunts them proudly 
She’s proud of what they say
But came the day too soon too fast
When one will end her pain
No ring to fit her finger
For now she’s in her grave

Amazing what a band of gold
Can do to win one over
Rosie paid the ultimate price
No ring to fit her finger
A lesson can be learned my friend
Money buys no love
Just remember the life of Rose
And the rings around her fingers


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A Thousand Splendid Suns Part 6

The war is a part of life
There was always the sound of bombs
The sound of people dying
One landed close
The neighbors
Rasheed and I rushed out 
The house was destroyed
I saw pieces of the mother
The father
Under a pile of rubble was the girl, Laila
So young and beautiful
Lost her parents
Home
Future
Rasheed carried her to our house
We cared for her till she was strong
Rasheed doted on her
I knew his intentions
Soon I would not be the only one
The only wife to Rasheed
For Laila it was my fate 
Or death.


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a poem for a blind wife from her deaf husband

the aim of this poem is very simple

only want to tell you that the clothes
we wore on our wedding were light green, but
the leaves used to wrap the wedding cakes were a darker green.
sure, both are green, but a different green, my dear. 

a flowery headband tuck into your hair
you may feel it but might not know
that the flowers are white jasmines

on my head, nestle a pair of doves, also white.
i always imagined us, that day,
as a pair of trees in the spring.
you were a blossoming tree.
i was a tree where doves nest. 

i saw people came and smile.
they talked while enjoying the food.
but what they were talking about, i could not hear.
care to tell me, dear? 


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The saga of the dusty road

The Saga of dusty roads of Utah 
(To the memory of Don W. Esplin, father of Kathryn Esplin-Oleski)
= =
There he was playing with some mild explosives, 
in his own backyard, a resolute boy he is; 
the June month had swelled like the taut belly of 
a neighborhood lady; the boy wanted to be 
a scientist which he became. He, of course could not 
envision that all these sepia dust of Utah, 
the noon backyard and a young scientist’s narrative 
would be remembered by his explosive daughter 
and a strange Indian was going to pen a saga. 

Alfred Nobel was smiling from a page of a book 

The boy rolled a cigarette, the smoke’s curlicues 
swirl up to grain the picture. A blast almost choked
the bright blue jays and robins. Defused sun slanted.
The end of the road was just an end of the road 
where sun could meet earth, warm grass shook off the heat 
and the covert window of the farm house would yield 
a father and son talk. Strong argument on
future, on an university, on money 
on a world that could differ in generations;
of course the boy, as a father, understood 
his girl, then living apart. But distance is in heart.
He would grow up midst dreams. A quirky wind would blow him 
here and there; navy, marriage and science, 
pharmacology and marriage again; a gust
of wind would take him on a ride that, if he could 
read this he would have said, resembled his truck rides 
down the roads of Utah. But at that point of time
he was wide awake inside his misty night’s sleep 
and an American novel is shooting up 
its multiple heads in search of fresh oxygen. 
The waves of moon were enjoying a full tide.

=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar


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the rose

red rose full of passion
given to your love  for her desired passion
the smell alone sends a message of passion
two hearts in the mist of the nights passion
leads to passion
because of one red rose


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I can't bear to be perfect anymore

I always knew something about you would fade.
Your words never could reach my soul,
But they ripped my heart in half.
With every being of who you are you tired,
And tired but it never worked.
And who I am seems to be frowned upon,
Time and time again.
I was never enough for you,
And someday you'll move on to something great,
To someone greater.
And we're gonna grow apart,
One day I'll see you somewhere and remember you.
You'll be a married man and far past us,
And it won't matter to you.
It'll still scar me and even if right now
I appear as the stronger one, it won't be like this forever.
I'm breaking down on the inside, I just don't show it.
And you don't know the control you have,
I just had to write you this so you would know,
That I'm moving on' and letting go,
Even though I don't want to.
You'll keep going about your life,
And keep regretting me like you have been,
And I've never regretted you.
I feel like I've been pushed down,
Pushed down, cut and pushed into the dumpster.
The sadness is this is no longer a poem.
This isn't a work of art,
This is a sad way of writing a letter to a lost friend,
A lost friend who shouldn't be lost. 
A lost friend who should still be mine.
But I'll give you my acceptance of moving on when it feels,
While it feels unbearable. And I've lost you.
Odds against me, I doubt I'll ever have you again.
I've never been enough for you,
And I can't bear to try to be perfect anymore.
I can't feed you the lies so I'm enough for you.
I guess I'll always be imperfect,
And unable to be yours.
Hopefully you aren't always lost;
Love and leave,
Joy and tears,
Mine and gone,
One day we'll see.


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How Do I Declare

How do I declare
My depth of love for you 
When language,
Man-made -
Limited by it’s own necessity,
Has not the reach 
To express the endless bounds of infinity?
How can I speak
Of something so immense
That is impossible for the human mind
To comprehend?
How can it be
A heart,
Caged within a mortal chest,
Can hold a love
Greater than all Creation?
This,
My love,
Is my dilemma.
How do I declare a love
Who’s limitlessness still amazes me?


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An Obligatory Liaison

I once lived and thrived in quiet meadows
Amongst a sea of buttercups and pansies 
Protected by mountains of wisdom
I drank deep from crystal clear springs
That flowed for generations making rounded stones
That ranged in shades jet black to pearly white
From dawn to dusk I roamed carefree

I learned virtues, tolerance, and spirituality 
I learned there was nothing, no one, better than I
I learned integrity, honesty and unconditional love
Felt invincible, imbued with abundance of self-confidence
I walked with grace in natural beauty and strength
Full of enriching dreams for the future
But the virtue of patience was never mine

In hind sight, the lack of this virtue 
Would adversely affect my life forever
Good advice was tossed to the wind
A dreamer always hurrying to get some place
Away from the meadows, away from the mountains
To be free! To run free! As far as the wind would carry 
An open book I was and quite an easy one to read

I seized my freedom and escaped the green meadows
To an enchanting forest I came
There I met this handsome, charming stranger 
With a seemingly incredible love for me
Weary I was, yet, “this could be my prince!” I thought
So onward into my future I ran
He wined me and dined me and
For awhile I was his queen

A beautiful replica of ourselves we share
A gem that's simply irreplaceable
Unsuspecting I was throughout the years
Never a suspicion, worry or care
‘Til the day the Instant message appeared
And there it was in black and white
A blast of reality in full view!
My heart broken in pieces lay, my self-esteem in tow

The man I had trusted and given my all
Had betrayed the love we shared
As I look back to earlier days, blameless I am not
In my haste to leave my green meadows
I contracted an “obligatory liaison”
For a Marriage it has never been
Gone is the sparkle of my beautiful eyes
The wasted years of living lies
I'm done I'm gone!

An Entry for Adelana's "Betrayal" Contest.
01/24/10


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disconnected

i tried to tell you
but you would not listen....
had to go and be a man

"baby don't go
they will get you"
and my heart bled
when they said you
were dead

the year passed by so slow
i did nothing
to get ahead

i know to others i act so simple
this is alright because i
live my life in my head

so i'll close this poem of 
of sadness and truth 
and to your memory
i will continue to be wed

even in death
by janetta harrington


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HATE

I know your told as a kid not to hate to give
but it is hard to not hate sometimes
like when your not aloud to live
or when just hanging out is a crime

I have hated and I have loved before
but never have I dwelled on why till now
I know it is wrong an have tried not to open hates door
but sometimes it happens even if your not sure how

I want to forgive not hate anymore but can not
maybe I should try harder to put it in the past
I may forgive but it will never be forgot
Some hurts always last


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Bad Husband

(Free Verse) 

You did me a favor by letting me go 
I know that I deserve better and that's so 
I am far better in so many ways than you ever be 
You're do blind with all the trash in your brain that you can not see 
But what goes around comes around one day soon enough 
You can laugh everyday at me and enjoy the sun and the moon 
I am already laughing at all your stupidity and silly ways 
You have no moral sense of what's right or wrong anymore 
You don't care to hurt me or anyone to get what you want 
Go and do what you wish, you're a cruel man, you're a beast 
You told me you loved me but stabbed me in the back 
And you cheated on me and then left me got rid of me 
Your kind is not the kind I want to be married to but at least have some very 
good and that's  our kids 
You are so selfish and a very unkind a very sad excuse of a human being 
As for  me I will surely make it with your money, I am not perfect but at least I 
don't kill people and don't cheat 
I feel so sorry for your kind and wished now  that somehow I have had  never set 
my eyes on you.


Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000
copyright@2014


September,30,2014 


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Lonely

Lonely heart, mind, soul and body
Overcast with sorrow and heavy with unshed tears
Never again can I hold my love and
Ever he willed my love to die
Loving anew, remarried, leaving me dying
You'll never know I love you still until the end of time


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She flew in on a Sunday

She came to me.
Moving inside the winds of change and I saw her.

Opening my eyes wider than wide, 
a newness washes over me
as though the previous years just melted away,
into something more, something real.

Stumbling, the floor opens beneath me and, 
I'm falling
faster 
further
unaware of my directions, I fly to her.

Fear only exist in her absense therefore, 
I must clothe myself in robes of her spirit.
Her lips full, fill my daydreams,
Her eyes consume my nights.
The chess game of 10 years prior seem like an unessential waste of time 
Yet, it marks our story, 
traces our land,
flavors our history
Without it, she would be another's,
and I, 
would be caught in the wind of something else.

Something loud and noisy, 
empty of spirit,
closed to her and everyone else,
flying in circles, 
lost in living
without love, 
without passion, 
without life.


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Honeymoon

Fresh black satin sheets
soft music dimmed lights
champagne and oysters on ice
Red rose petals scattered upon the the bed
The aroma of chocolate and massage oil fills the air
from the bedside table to nibble and entice.

The sound of gushing water from the bathroom
the fragrance of expensive  French perfume
Black silk stockings  tempting underwear
and dressing gown
hanging over chair
The atmosphere electric
as the bridegroom 
awaits his bride
on the honeymoon.


Peter Dome.copyright.2013. Dec.


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Commitment

Being in a relationship is sometimes hard because you have to make changes that benefit you both. Your friends want you to go out every day and night but your partner wants to be wrapped in your arms tight. Before you commit to a relationship you have to be ready to give up somethings you love; whether its clubbing, drinking or smoking. You will realize that once you stick to your commitment the things you gave up no longer matter because the love you have for one another gets stronger and stronger.


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Memories Ebb and Flow

love reaches its crescendo
then gently slips away

your spirit follows me
through darkness and light

I see your reflection in tranquil waters
your tender touch carries on sea breezes
scent of Aramis clings to your pillow

but most of all, your music
refined, classical compositions
pulsating from ivories

reminder of the day
you first opened the keyboard
sharing your greatest love

music in my soul
will follow me to heaven
so we may share again



*May 28, 2014 for the “Debussy Inspiration” contest


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Finding Your Heart

Slowly drifting through this world
Never listening yet never being heard
I am so lost and confused
Why am I the one that always has to lose?
When will my heart find yours?

Crawling daily through life’s ups and downs
Living each down with my face in a frown
My heart never flutters or ever skips a beat
I ever anticipate when our souls will meet.
My heart will soon find yours.

As I’m going through life ever still
A rush over my body, suddenly I feel
This feeling is something I’ve never felt before
It’s warm and refreshing, it opened the door
To my heart as it found yours.

Your love has truly opened my eyes
My whole world is now comprised
Of joy and contentment within my soul
After all this time, I finally know
That my heart has found and will never lose yours.


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My Husband

with no guidance or road to follow only a stranger in your own shadow the meaning of life puzzles you with no clue what your future holds Meet someone on a cold November day Saying to your self it all makes sense now I'm going marry this man and live forever in his eyes The way you feel in his arms The touch of his hands makes you melt every time His smile is magical and your future is bright With this man on your side.


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Trey

You are my one and only.
My heart and soul.
My night and day.
You're my sun, my moon and the stars I wish on every night.
You're my best friend, my fiancee, my lover, my life.
You're the best thing that's ever been given to me.
Straight from the gods themselves,
You're my angel, my savior, my world.
You're my soulmate.
My one, true love, and the only person I want.
You are the reason I was put on this Earth, and the only reason I continue to live and breathe.
I love you. 


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GOLDEN

They walked together
hand-in-hand
down a golden path
through trials and tribulations,
through hopes and dreams, 
joy and fear;
with mutual sacrifice 
and collective determination.
With passion, purpose
and enduring love
they remained united 
for half a century
in a beautiful relationship
that made them one.


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Why i fight for this country

It’s foggy
I see people in the background
Running back and forth
But I can't make out who they are
 
I walk closer to see who they are
It looks like a girl
I get closer, she starts to run
Time for the chase, a chase to see who it is
 
I see a house, she runs inside
It’s a big blue house with a large front yard and a white picket fence
I knock on the door to see if anyone’s home
I walk in and in the house the fog has followed me in
 
I hear creaking foot steps coming from upstairs
I slowly walk up and stare at the wall
Its picture of me with an unknown family
A son, 2 daughters and a beautiful wife
 
I’m standing in the background in my navy whites
Where is this place, who are those persons?
Whose house is this?
Where are all the people?
 
I make it up stairs and see the children’s room. 
Daughters. It looks like twins, twins sleeping in the room all tucked in
The fog is slowly clearing, I’m getting confused
What life if this, whose shoes are these?
 
I walk further down the hall,
The next room is his.
The son in the picture,
Full of trophies and figs.
 
He looks like a sports jock
How many trophies he has
He’s sleeping with his shirt off
But still tucked in like a kid
 
I say good night
And slowly close the door
I feel this is natural
As I see his night light turn on.
 
I continue with my journey
With every step the fog clears
I see the master bedroom
And take a peek whose inside
 
I see a women, her back is turned
The women in the photo but can make out her face.
I can hear her laugh
My heart it pumping
She says to me "you’re finally home!"
 
Sounds like an angel sing
Who is this woman, what is this feeling?
She has her faced turned to her shoulder, like she wants to speak
Still can’t make out her face, its very mystique.  
 
I walk closer, I see her ring
Could this be the love of my life?
I get a little closer to see who she is
I trip and fall down 8 feet into the rhib
 
I’m on a small boat in the water splashing. 
Was I dreaming, or did that happen?
 
It’s the life I dreamed,
What I wish I had.
I fight for this country 
So everyone else can have
 
The dream that I wished for
Everyday I wake
I gave up my dream
So the whole world can take it.


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My Love

I knew it wasn't a lie,
when you promised me a love that will not die
I knew it wasn't just a pretence,
 when you promised me your defence.
You are the golden light,
in the thick abode of dense darkness.
You are the morning dew,
that water my tender grass.
You the potent power,
that inject my being with renewed hope.
You are my love,
this I can prove, 
by being true,
everytime to you


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Soul Crusher

You turned me into this, my soul now an abyss, cold, dark, nothing, where love no longer resides there's nothing left to hide. All the times I cried, killed me slowly; my heart just died. "Just a feeling, you'll get over it" Just a fleeting insignificant moment. You've beaten me down, but a stronger me has emerged. No longer is my soul submerged by who or what you want me to be I am me and I WILL be free! of you and your soul crushing ways.


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The Hurt I Felt When We Broke Up

I never meant to hurt you
That is what he said
I never meant to hurt you
But right to hurt was led
I was led down a path of insecurity and doubt
A path that trampled me until I too wanted out
I wanted us to make it to the end, you and I
I wanted us to both want to cross that finish line.
But I cannot drag you across that waving flag;
I cannot drag you and one day regret I had.
I wanted you to love us,
but you never truly did;
I wished for you to be in love with me,
but that wish was just too big.
So here I am 2 years later wondering what went wrong;
Here I am 2 years later in the midst of a sad love song. 
So while he’s “trying not to hurt me,”
he could’ve tried two years ago. 
He could’ve tried before I decided to let my defenses go.
You never meant to hurt me?  What you think you’d do?
Tell me that you wanted out and I would say, “Me too!”
No, that’s not the way it works
when you hide your true feelings. 
That’s not the way it works
when you don’t know with whom you’re dealing.
I was dating a figure, a cartoon who said what I wanted to hear.
A mix between Santa Clause and Papa Smurf who always brought good cheer!
But spare me the “Ho, ho, hos,” I’d rather hear the truth.
Spare me the “baby, I miss yous” cause I never saw the proof.
You lied to me, you’re a liar because of the stuff you didn’t say.
Because of your two years of lying, today I feel the pain.
So you never meant to hurt me? Ha. That joke’s funny…
Why don’t you go down the street and tell it to that girl, honey!
In the meanwhile, I’m gonna be OK…that’s a matter of fact.
And oh…when you realize that I was the one please don’t come back!


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Just in time

There was a time in my life
when I was lonely and broken
I would sing many a song
but It was His words unspoken.
One glance.
A meeting of Chance.
The wounds were all healed.
but scars still reviled .
Was it an inchanted spell
love was not just a fairy tale,
But it is more precious than Gold.
A precious treasure to behold.
I began to view the world as a new born child
seeing things through eyes of love so mild
Compassion for my fellow man
became important once again.
Both He and I were alone 
and thought that all love had gone.
but God smiled on us and allowed us to reach that everlasting love that we'd dreamed about.
just in time..

The right time contest
By Treasa Jarvis
dedicated to Joel Jarvis my Love..


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Through the Years

Through The Years

Trough the years my love for you has bloomed
Bursting with vibrancy, the petals of love reaching up toward the light
Like my loving arms longing to embrace you
Through the years our bond has become resilient
Like the roots of a Sequoya, rooted deep, unmovable
I fear I can’t love you enough for my satisfaction 
But day by day my love increases, feeding my wanting soul
Filling me with joy
Through the years we have struggled and strived
From thick to thin, through harsh and mild
Battling life’s adversaries side by side
Our version of Bonnie and Clyde
Through the years I have seen you grow and transform
Becoming the man I didn’t know you could be
So subtle and distinct like the musk of the Egyptians
Would I have know the man you have become 
Through the years my love has elevated to an exceptional level
It soars up high on the wings of an Eagle
Kissing and caressing the sky
Like the sweet kisses you lavish on my willing lips
Through the years our souls have become intertwined
Twisting and fortifying the strands of our hearts
Making what was once two become one
Changing our once eager love into our now total adoring devotion
Such a journey we have made is not for the faint of heart
This story we have written not intended for the novice 
A picturesque love we have nurtured and cherished
My love we have made it……..
Through the years


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All I Need

All I Need... By Candice 

I lay my head on your chest
and the stresses of the day melt away
as the soft rhythmic beating of your heart
puts me in my safe place.
A place so comfortable that my body
seems to melt into yours
and we become one.
The soft kisses you place on my forehead
warm my body with a euphoria that
no street drug could mimic.
My safe haven is your arms...
My lullaby is your heartbeat...
and my addiction is this wonderful man
who cradles me like a child.
This man who protects me.
This man who takes it upon himself
to ensure my safety...
and at the days end,
When I am tucked away in your blanket of protection,
I know that this is where i have longed
to be all day.
Right here...
Right Now...
This is all I need.


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Should I Leave Before You

When I gave you my heart, my life, 
      I bet never
   In your darkest fears
         Or wildest worries did you ever
   See this coming, 
This that eats away my flesh
   And inhibits me from fashioning
      The smiles I used to fashion
Incessantly.
      And this that eats away my flesh
   Wastes you, too, away, 
         Your time, your health, 
   Your patience.
While this that eats away my flesh
   May hinder me from keeping
      The forever I promised, 
Though my breath will cease
   And the flesh dissolve, 
      My heart shall safely be tucked with yours


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Spit Fire

You spit fire from fire
as you speak to me.
You pressed your tongue 
against your cheek,
and blew white steam.
It filled the room,
it touched my face.
I felt the wound 
cauterize and hiss.
It pulled me down
away from air,
and sucked my lungs
flat like plastic.


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Forever She Dreams

“Forever She Dreams”
By: Christian Shepherd

I want her back in my arms,
to feel her breathe on my neck.
Her every breathe detectable on my chest.
To hold her close from leaving me.

Watch her as she sleeps,
to hold her close in a slumber so deep.
Watch as her expressions tell a dream,
her temporary reality.

Tell her to "sleep tight love,
I’ll see you in the morning."
Wake up to her by my side,
without her my heart unforgivingly bleeds.

I don’t want to be without you, 
the thought brings melancholy.
I want you with me, 
"please don’t leave me,” I plead.

But its too late for pleas,
fate has already made its judgment.
Now she is forever gone,
and I am empty.

I still bleed. 
I wish I could go back to her.
Savor every moment i took for granted.
But for now my heart still bleeds.

Lying at night kills me,
looking over where she slept.
Seeing her figure in the shadows,
knowing only that it is wishful thinking.

Still i reach over, hoping to find its rest.
I pray that rest may be her shoulder.
The shoulder that I used to cry on.
The should that now could stop my pain.

Then anger stirs inside of me,
"WHY HER! COULD YOU NOT LET HER BE!"
She was mine, not yours,
its not fair, let her be, bring her back to me!

There’s no way, fate has made its choice,
and now forever she dreams.

So for now…until the blood runs out...I bleed.


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WHO WEARS THE TROUSERS

When out with friends			  she laughs with her friends
He is loud, impossible to ignore	                 tells them how to bark the dog down
He jeers at females, lowlifes!		                 Till he cooks, cleans and irons
He calls them useless	                                 at her every beck and call
He pushes the bar girls around		  she makes him do all that
And his peers admire him 			  her peers ask her how	
He is the ultimate alpha		                   she learnt how to roar like a lion


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King David and my David

I knew a little shepherd boy,
handsome and full of courage.
He once slew a bear,
with a hand bare of weapon.
He had snuffed out the life of a lion,
And giants were toys he could break.
He was strong at heart and body
A man after God's heart he was.
Yet, he had his flaw,
and was weak as any man could be.
He once hewed coal on his chest,
and was burnt to the marrow thereof.
Though, great pardon he got when he repented,
yet, the scare was too much to fade.
Biblical King David is my hero indeed,
For I have learnt from his strength and weakness.
Another David now I have.
He is my hero and prince charming,
A kind and loving husband,
who can give out his precious eyes, 
for another to know the joy of seeing.



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Black Hearted Wife

I love to know that you suffer
words cannot be retrieved
once spoken
damage irreversable
bowed heads and heavy tears 
son hiding in closets behind coats
husband
gone

and you wonder
why his steps are slow as he leaves
and he is silent around you
and you wonder why he left you alone
in your house

speak your words to the dark
to the dust
to the cold kettle
to his favorite mug
find his sweater in the basement
find his music in the garage

you will have no satisfaction of inflicting pain
your power defused momentarily
until you catch another one

and yet this husband will haunt you
his voice will sound in your dreams


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Dance

My baby
My precious
My warm and glowing light
I cannot seem to sleep at night
For dreaming while I'm awake.

I dream of the kindness I see in your eyes
And I yearn to be able to hold you.
I dream of what Dubai is gonna look like
And how happy I think I'm gonna feel
Complete.
Content

Radiant.

Over and over I say your name, and only because it brings its you I've fallen in love with.
Suki
My Suki
You
are my
Suki!
Lol, my friend I can't say it enough and I absolutely love it.
Love you.

Aw man, if ever there were words, I'd sing them to you.
If only there were actions that showed you strong enough, I would do nothing else but
dance them for you.

But let me tell you this, my sweet love.
I have my whole life to sing
My whole life to dance
My whole life to dream.

And I want nothing more than to spend my life doing those things with you.


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Bittersweet Serenity

Having flown with you.
  Having watched you wither.
    Beauty remains,
      But the most beautiful has blown away.
    Memories remain.
      Mementoes remain.
        Hate the remains of my life without you.
Mistakenly 
  You have taken me
    To the open, angry earth.
  You have left me to claw my casket.
    Scraping,
      Scratching,
        Spastically striving...
          To escape,
            To survive.
              I’m alive!
Withered,
  Wired,
    Watch the whimsical poet.
Flying,
  Frying,
    The bastard with the bowl.
I had five days to choose the chosen.
  Five days to direct the destiny of the predestined.
    Five days done gone by...
Loved no one.
  Felt so low.
    Felt I was going nowhere...
      There was nowhere to go.
    Felt I knew no friends...
       There were no friends to know.
Solitary.
  I have succumbed to seclusion.
Beat down.
  Feeling the dry ground.
    Fearing the melodic sound:
      My desperate breathing.
        My own heart beating.
But my fears could not imagine the depth of lonliness.


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A real man

Message body 
 
         A real man 
Body so sleek and made to perfection 
Knowledge and grace and the touch of compassion 
A smile of a king ,lips that are made to perfection 
Built with indescribable beauty 
 
Always playful with ones words bring the feeling of curiosity 
desire in the eyes with a sensitive touch of a gentlemen 
your heart  beating with mine 
those eyes that spark chills 
 
Divine understanding a shoulder to lean on dependable and strong
A man of humility still humble inside 
Comforter in the times of need protector when in need of embrace 
hands spread over the truth of man with wisdom of the world 
 
pure in the eyes of a virtuous women 
pleasing to the mind tempting to the touch 
a man of strong faith  and forgiveness
one who has taken my heart my soul 
a real man


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Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

Your heart is my beacon of hope
Shining Bright and true with fierce luminosity
The love you give is like a burst of afternoon sun
Your heart’s radiance guides me to you
Like a map of trailblazing brilliancy
With your love my soul is illuminated, intense and secure
The outside world is damp and dark
Full of treachery and deceit
Your love is the light in the darkness
The one thing I know to be true and real
As long as your mine my path is laid clear
Straight and unobstructed right to your very soul
When I feel the darkness sinking in there you are
To elucidate my inner demons and pull me back
You are my savior, my knight and my saving grace
Your heart’s love shines so bright I can see only pure solar luster
The darkness is always there creeping up from behind
And there you are with the light of love to guide me through
Through the Darkness
Straight to you


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We won't live forever time limited offer To Dave

I wish we could
sit in a soft field 
of flowers and bask
in the sun on our
faces-I'd do it alone and
think of you and what
you would say in the
inspiritational message-
the sharing in the simplicity,
in the humaness of the 
moment-in the sheer 
joy to be in a warm
place---safe for a moment.
 
I can set up the scene,
the characters, the dialogue,
We will not live forever,
Lost time in a debit, 
account held against
small core savings.

In the end will it be
"enough" that we--I -tried?

Will there be credit for
the tenacity? Or are we
selling finely carved and
cheap plastic security? 


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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT


Rock me baby by jiggle bells,
Love me tender with your rhythm and blues,
But don't you know, the perfect Christmas gift
Ever given, is you my Darling.
Bless my soul, it's worth more than, silver
Or gold, the way you love me, sets a flame
The fire within this old girl.
Kiss me beneath the mistletoe, and I'll
Be yours forever more, toss the tinsels
Let it fall way it may, no power on earth,
Could ever be as precious, as the gift you
Give to me.
I'd be lost without you baby, don't YA ever stray far
From me, for this broken heart would never heal,
I'd just be a forgotten present never opened, laying at the
Bottom of Santa's magical bag, of hopes and dreams.
A sad reminder of what could have been.
Ho Ho Ho, don't you know, your the best gift
Ever given, a love to last a life time, is this man of mine.
A treasure chest of memories to share, between he and I,
Throughout infinity, god's miracle is such a vows promise,
Loves passion, man unto women,
And beyond the gates of heaven, I'll wait for thee,
Forever, my darling, my husband, my life.

BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN









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Love vanished

Seven years have passed
since first I married him
Whence he succombed his bride
Yet when I told him of babe we’d due
it felt our love just withered up and died

For the man he changed,
no, the child we had not planned
Pushed me around until to others ashamed I lied
I’d fallen, or bumped myself again,
backed him up, supported him, everything denied.

When babe was born,
I thought we’d learn to love
Try to make things work together with pride
But now cut off from all my friends in time,
it’s nursing I only now that I must bide.

Although I raise our child
I am so sad, my life has stopped,
when they play up I fret that you will chide
and fear that you’ll know not of when to stop
Frightened, huddled close we rock, we hide.

Once grown up, at school a freedom found,
whilst you’re at work – your daily grind.
Lucky new friend we find to guide
us back to safety relieved, released.
Apart, I know head high that I had tried.


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THE QUEEN OF MY LIFE

Omofolabode MAKEs ME PROUD
Than anything I ever could achieved,
Seem to be so small since she arrived.
Angel winds an angelical formation.

Breathing seems so hard to do,
Suddenly, the promise of love has gone.
Omofolabode, I now understand
The time we made love together.

Why do I love you like I do?
You should have told me
Like a sunrise, like a rainfall
You make me feel funny

When you come around.
What I find out is joy.
She makes me feel happy
Like velvet to my skin

And I often wonder why?
Someone as flowed as I
Deserve to be as happy as
She makes me
To long for omofolabode
The queen of my life.


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NIGHT OF BULLY (1)

The day was of spring, 
Very warm and damp
The sun shone fitfully
A day that harbors with it brightness

It was a night that carries no signal
Owl was not in sight
Neither was its voice heard
But it was a night of the owl 

It speaks ominous dialect
Utterly different from the day’s language
Its parlance we could not understand
It was a night of bully.





Alayande Stephen T.
August 3rd, 2008
11.38pm

At the Kitchen Republic,
NYSC Camp, Yikpata, Kwara State.


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Love Is

Love is the greatest feeling to know.
Love is learning as we go.
Love is blind when others see.
Love is you and love is me.
Love is your hug when I'm feeling down.
Love is showing me off around town.
Love is missing me when I can't stay.
Love is kissing me though I'm miles away.
Love is your soft caress on my skin.
Love is my heart letting you in.
Love is your smile inside and out.
Love is knowing without a doubt.
Love is standing in the rain.
Love is my happiness and my pain.
Love is waiting in the cold.
Love is together growing old.
Love is truth and respect.
Love is to forgive and to forget.
Love is the soft look in your eye.
Love is your shoulder when I cry.
Love is whispering your name to the wind.
Love is understanding again and again.
Love is wanting to hold you soon.
Love is wishing on the same bright moon.


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The River Of Love

'Twas a journey of souls
  Thru a shadowy glen
Near a deep, darkened wood
  On a path with no end.
Souls, alone starving, together so dead
  Walking in weary comport to the damp, musty bed.
On the edge of a river of dreams and of life
  Corpses float before the hopeful eyes of a man and his wife.
With full fervor and joy they had rushed to the scene- 
  Nervous thoughts, frightening sights begin to darken the dream.
Can they survive through life with hands held,
  Hearts joined, souls matched when others had failed.
With slight hesitation they slowly step in
  To the flow of their future, wondering what will begin.
Corpses slowly bob by like it's there they belong
  As a chorus of banshees sings a quaint wedding song.
As they drift down the river, she holding him,
  Too quickly they realize that together they can't  swim.
Fighting through the current they dunk and they rise.
  He wrestling her strokes. She poking his eyes.
Holding hands they can't make it. Together they'll drown.
  See the sad, solemn truth as he tears at her gown.
Fighting for survival in the river of life
  No man can hope make it if he carry a wife.
And the woman she too will be burdened down sure
  If a man on her shoulders takes her down even more.
The corpses are many, the pain is so deep.
  Please don't go swimming at "life-long-love beach".


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Dance

We lay together in this moment 
Time stands still around us and only we move 
I hear you breathing in my ear as your hands slide down my chest 
We make God weep at the dance we perform 
And you cry his name in the bliss you desire 
Am I doing this right for you?
Do you like the way I make you move in my arms?
We are hardly half done as we make our own music play the tone I know you love
 Now you lead and I follow in this love dance
Breathing heavy we work in love make you moan 
Am I doing this right for you my love?
I know I am from the weeping of joy from all the desire you have 
We spin round so you can dance above me 
This dance has barley begun 
The dance was slow 
Our hands roaming looking for the right place to hold 
I sigh in relief as we hold each just right 
Let  us speed it up 
The climax is come in this dance 
The final part is close can you feel it approaching?
Heavy breathing stop momentarily just as the world starts around us again
Looking into the your eyes I know this was right
The dance we have started 
Has come to an end for know.


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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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A Thousand Splendid Suns Part 4

He waited for a little while
I mourned for my mother
Then it was time for me to be a wife.
I baked 
I cleaned
He bought me a real present 
And complemented my cooking
Then he came to me in the night
I was scared
I was only fifteen trapped in a marriage I didn't want
What was I supposed to do
Except be a good wife?
A submissive wife?
I wore a burka
I wasn't allowed to cry
I lived to please him
I was trapped.


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I Love You

I love you, I love you.
What do these three words mean?
 
Do they mean, “I want your money,”
Or, “I want to be, though poor, with you”?
 
Maybe they mean, “I am the boss”,
Or, maybe, “What would you like to do?”
 
Another still, “You must love me”
Or, “No matter what, I still love you.”
 
No, love is not I, and love is not me,
For love is simply, you.


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I Dreamed of Jesus

His eyes, they do pierce...
Sharper than the points of the nails
That punctured his hands and feet,
More accurate than the blade of the spear
That drove blood and water from his side.

Last night, I was sitting at a drawing table
(Whether I was writing or drawing,
Or preparing to do so, I do not know.)
In a room without walls with the table lamp on.
Both my arms were on the table top
As light from the west stretched shadows
To the east until they were no more.
His figure drew near, but He was not alone.
Mirjana held his left hand like a royal.  
Her hair was up, and she was in a long gown.
She was enveloped with light like one of his angels.
Her facial expression was that of Eve in the arms of God
Being carried to Adam, who was about to be touched.
When I looked at Him, it seemed my eyes closed;
But His face still came to me.  Through my eye lids,
I surveyed His image.  It was the whitest white
Mingled with the gold of sunrise, translucent 
From head to toe; He was floating toward me
With a smile on His face.  His hair was long and brown;
But the light made it look white;  His teeth were straight.
His full beard appeared like his hair, and then...


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Tell Me You Love Me

Tell Me You Love Me Do I really need to tell you Those three little words you long to hear? Do my actions not suffice Is our relationship's longevity Not enough to satisfy you? Good times and bad, we've survived Do I really need to tell you. Do I really need to tell you That our love is like the ocean? Deep, mysterious and eternal We're bonded together, you and me Like decades worth of barnacles Welded to undersea structures Do I really need to tell you? Do I really need to tell you Our love manifests through our children? By the way they raise their own To love and respect themselves And others, no matter who they are By the love we receive in return Do I really need to tell you? Do I really need to tell you After all, we are still together? We trust in each other If you are in trouble, I'll be there If you are hurt, I am too We are soul mates, you and me Do I really need to tell you?


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Who Should Pass

Today I read a poem that made me ask myself
Would I rather die before or after you?
You know my mind and how it works
Once I have a thought
I must ponder that thought
Until I have reached my conclusion
I HATE THAT ABOUT MYSELF!
Because sometimes it just breaks my heart
I contemplated how life would be for each of us
After the other passed on
We depend so much on each other in so many ways
You are stronger than me in many ways
Yet, I am the rock that you lean on
As far as the children; mine, yours and ours
The love is equal all the way around
All the way down to the poems 
That would no doubt be like a knife in the heart
At times
And like a ray of sunshine on a cold winters day
At other times
The devastating loss would be equal
Suddenly I realized
Some questions are too great for us to comprehend
Not to mention the answer
And those are the ones we should just leave in the hands of the Lord
So as it is written so shall it be done
In the name of the Father, Holy Ghost and only Begotten Son


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Wedding, Circa 1915

A treasured washstand 
from the groom's  workshop 
for his bride - 
its value enhanced by
adding handmade towels       
from her hope chest.




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Be My Valentine

I still get butterflies when you come near
And
Still i cherish when you call me honey or dear.

After all, its about you just being near because
when you are it seems i have nothing to fear.

See, When i say i love you,i mean it with all my heart
For if you weren't a piece of me 
So would, my world be torn apart

I don't need a Valentines Day to say what i feel. 
For each day i say it makes it more real

You've never tried to change me
Even Listened to me Banter
Always trying to calm my fears
And
Always i have felt better
knowing you are near

I am an independent person with a courage & strength to get me through
For i know with you in my life there's nothing i cant do.

Your eyes are a shining ocean making love so crystal clear
For every time i look into them i cherish what i have so dear

If you asked me to describe my love to you all i could tell you is this,
Only the beauty of the sky can show you what words could never say
All my love forever my angel, NOT, just today


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With Every Beat of My Heart

With every beat of my heart, my love for you grows stronger-
Like the strength of a three-cord bind;
You permeate my mind, constantly, all the time.

When I wake or when I sleep, my love for you residually increase.
No day goes by  that I dont think of you
Longing to be with you, now, forever; just you and me in perfect harmony--
With love so deep and lasting that it overshadows all hurts of the past.

With every  beat of my heart
My love for you gets more real-
As genuine as a diamond,
A precious as a gem-
More than a feeling, my love for you is an everlasting seal to bind our hearts 
together in unconditional love that surpasses all others for its ordained by God 
above.

I love you true and real
I love you strong and deep
I love you quiet and still
I love you tender and free
I love you for loving me.


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his scarf

their park, their bench
was serenely quiet
leaves playfully danced
as pigeons quickly took flight.

he caressed the colourful scarf
she had knitted with love and care
he wept tears of remembrance; 
her smile, her joy, the scent of her hair.

a chilly breeze made him shiver
he held tightly his scarf,
wrapped it around his lips
he inhaled deeply; breathing her in.

with steaming cups of coffee
a paper bag of gooey cinnamon buns
they had laid out the sunday crosswords
debated and laughed; they were truly one.

tummies full, cheeks a rosy glow
she lay her head on his lap
gazed into his clear blue eyes,
he kissed her forehead, held softly her hand.

this was their time, their park, their bench
he beamed recalling, the day she chose him.
she raced him uphill to the gorgeous oak tree,
they rolled down the hill; laughing aloud.

he rose from their bench, 
lured by the gorgeous oak tree
fought back tears, as he slid down the trunk,
knees to his chest; fingers wrapped in his scarf.

he read what they etched only a few days ago,
hers read "you are my oak, forever you are my love"
his read "my scarf is your heart; you are my soul"
he kissed the etchings; cheeks streaming tears.

glancing down at their bench he froze, watching;
a young couple with steaming cups of coffee
gooey cinnamon buns peeking through a paper bag,
he rolled down the hill; his scarf,her spirt,in hand.

pulling carefully a piece of fringe from his scarf
he carefully placed it in the young man's hand
smiling, he watched them hold one another close;
in their park, on their bench,now; a new love bloomed

she forever lives in him, their park, their bench
the etchings, her laughter, the love in her eyes.
his scarf, her soul; eternally they are entwined.


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Eve

EVE

Never say “I don’t love you”
When you just mean give me space
Because it hurts me so much
Like a dagger in my heart
Never Say “”I don’t care”
When you just mean you hate it
Because I need to know,
Promise I’ll never do it again
Never say I Miss you
When you are far
The fact is 
I want to be exactly where you are
Never say “Come here”
When you just mean, prove my love
Because if I fail, I can’t blame distance
Men are comprises of peculiar elements
Our mind is the abode for knowledge
That holds the truth and the lies
Our mind is the residence of our will and desire
We don’t like to be fool 
Because we don’t play with feelings
We fall in love but hate to be dictated
We have our own plans and tactics
And we don’t stop until we reach success
We don’t lie when
We hide ourselves beyond what you see
Or discloses the antecedents of our past relationships
We just hate remembering heartaches 
Cause we are also the casualty of failures
We maybe objective 
And could become ruthless
But touch us once and we will gradually melts
You can name our nature
Beastly
Brutal
Evil and
Divine
You can call us everything that you wanted
But I tell you honey
That the realms of our nature
Is tamed with your passion
That behind our glory is your love
That the truth of our being
Is your existence
That the vows that you committed
Is the life that we long to live…


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SPam and Craig

"Proper Pam im-promiscuity carries a
tepid torch against the blank footlights
of a dimlit digital marital marquee---last on the 
billing of a car-null double featurette like
a black and white bijou plotless rerun
hand cranked by an arthritic arm;
pit pursuant of
quicksand lust with a gray gaze monotony
able to hitchhike from a plavce point left
only undetermined,
I've seen more action from a shoe sticky floor
or a large hole in an uncomfortable seat cushion,
not to "juxtapare"  mind me but what a
chronofile,   if briefcases  couldspeak and not the
numbers from the credit card diction-ary of child
desires---stratfied pleasures far from TILT
lean calmly on majestic inconsequentials--like
ships passing in the night.
a blue ribbon in a cud chewing contest


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Boundaries

My love for you
is a countless drops of moist rain
perhaps that is the reason
I wish
It keeps raining
all day and night
perhaps that is why
I wish
monsoon be the season
all year long.
My love for you
s boundless part of my life
perhaps that is the reason
I wish
you to be my soul
thus will exist
life after life
and beyond.

My love for you
is soundless sea of devotion
perhaps that is the reason
I wish
to be drawn deeper and deeper
quietly within you.


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A Tresure Of Gold

The doctor came in talking in a low tone
So her husband would hear what he needed to know
And he knew she was ready to get out of here
As she laid in the hospetail be you could see
The scars and bruises to clearly on her head
She knew she was lucky she wasn’t dead
Her husband held her hand trying to be strong
But no matter what he tryied love filled tears
Kept falling from his eyes
But she made him smile
As they talked about all there memories they had shared
Sometimes there was laughter 
Sometimes there was pain that was hard to bare
But in there eyes you could see the love was still there
And within there hearts they could feel the beat
Of a magical melody that they knew  
And her ring was a symbol of their  love and what it means 
Oh- you know time comes and time goes oh so fast
So don’t be afraid to slow down and make a memorie that will be a 
Tresure of gold from the past,
One that will last when your left behind
And time passes you by
Her husband held her hand trying to be strong
But no matter what he tryied love filled tears
Kept falling from his eyes
But she made him smile
She made him smile


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Red Rose

Give me a red rose,
fill each petal with your love.
Allow the tenderness of your eyes
to peruse the pastel approvingly.

Give me a red rose,
as deep and passionate in colour as can be found.
Let it run across my cheek,
falling with your hand like a star.

Give me a red rose,
straight from the garden in your soul.
Nurtured with the light of your eyes,
the beats of your heart.

Give me a red rose,
that depicts the passing hours in your arms.
Not as a blase' depiction of love.
It is a metaphor. It is the blossoming of beauty.

Give me a red rose,
leave the thorns attached.
Don't avoid the cuts and pain - they will heal
letting the stem hold tighter to the smile.

Give me a red rose,
I'll give you eternity. A speckled sparkle
in a raindrop that clings to the colour.
A moment that lives for eternity,  beyond the vessel.


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Saint

I have been at a loss for cumbersome syllables
And dislocated octaves,
Which tumble in lazy metaphors from lips
Smeared with cheap makeup in declarative shades
Of fire engine spectacles, muddy rouge,
Polluted sunset pink,
To mask a cadaver's stitches, preventing
My Heart's restless peaks from bursting forth
Into senselessness.

Where have cognitive examinations flown
Off to, cradling air with hollow bones-
With the flowers, or the cowboys.
Lucidity snatches at April's
Lionlamb air;
I catch falling words on your tongue, like
Raindrops.

Strip my world, proverbial paint thinner
Peeling pseudo-realistic wallpaper
In sunburn fakes,
Of all falsities I've shacked my wrists with.
Paint over my
Red crayon scrawled morale
With You. 



"Saint"
Jenna-Nichole Conrad
Wordsmith


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Their Anniversary

Looking about 
on a starry night 
An old man turned to his wife. . . 

"I see all the love we've shared 
somewhere -- 
beyond the moon in your eyes." 

She beamed.


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The Murder In The Study-PTSD

I sit there watching, 
watching as he struggles through the pain. 
Scared to touch him, 
as my hand hovers above his sweat soaked skin. 
Where's the antidote? 
My eyes scream for an answer, 
my lips cry from the sight. 
He's lost in his mind, 
trapped in the memories, 
the fears have taken him from here. 

I say his name tentatively, he doesn't hear me. 
Eyes black, empty souled, 
where's he gone, God where does he go? 
Bombs exploding in his ears, 
guns firing rapidly, 
hands clenching his only hope of survival. 
I bite my lip and brush a lock of hair from his eyes. 
Empty eyes, his strength is crushing my wrist, 
His hand clutching my throat. 
I plead his name, beg for him to wake up 
from this nightmare of a dream. 
Beneath my breast, within my chest 
I feel my heart throbbing. 
How long will it be until it breaks. 

I'm clawing at him, my nails tearing open his shirt. 
I've become an animal, an invisible threat to his blind eyes. 
As my nails rake across his face, 
my back slams into a book case, 
I look up, His empty eyes, a world away 
in a world of war, his hand shaking 
with the cold metallic gleam of his gun. 
He aims, without seeing, and the bullet hits his mark. 
Instinct has my hands on the hole in my chest. 
curiosity draws them away 
and with the sticky red I paint. 
Maybe when he awakes he'll see this, 
this one thing, it might save his sanity. 

I scrawl 'I love you', my tears wont wash it away. 
I lay as I go blind, 
the black fading from his eyes, 
and into mine. 
God, take away his pain. 
Let me steal his dreams, 
as you stole his sanity.


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Less Than A Day

The touch of your whispers has blown through the air
And the wave of summer disappears in the sand
There’s nothing to stop these memories are gone
Let the playbook now rest for the feelings they’ve stopped
Slowly it turns the small hands on your wrist
The knots in your belly have clenched like a fist
You picture the east and close her eyes
For the dawn’s a coming in all of our lives
The night’s now bleeding forever it tilts
Circling the orbit no rest from the filth
Rivers are flowing and spirits are dim
And the skies from the ocean will always stand still
The pain from the east has moved to the west
These days are numbered just like the rest
Blind in the rivers the hand clears it away
The whole world has changed in less than a day


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You Don't Know Her

A beautiful women on the corner of the street;
Short mini skirt, leopard print blouse, and stillettos on her feet.
Gorgeous blonde hair flowing down her back;
Too much make-up on her face and a fake tan to match.
Selling her body to guys out of town;
How foolish she looks, almost like a clown.
There is no reason for a women to justify herself that way;
Does she even realize that it's the middle of the day?
I bet she does drugs and that is why she needs the money;
Then a women beside me states, "You don't know her honey."

She is sweet as can be and has a heart full of gold;
That young girl there is only twenty years old.
Two twin girls at age seventeen she had;
A faithful husband to her, he was an amazing dad.
She got married young, but it was love at first sight;
Her husband called for duty in the middle of the night.
A phone call recieved that would change her life;
News that will break down any military wife.
Her loving husband killed in war; their future together gone.
No money for her and the kids; she needed to move on.
She does the best she can for her three-year old babies;
Only does it to support their needs; No ifs, ands, or maybes.
This woman you judge, you have no idea where her life is at;
I apologize and say, "You're right; I don't know her like that."



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city boy

an unlikely husband
finds love and faith
in a small town country girl


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Callous eyes

Callous 

Every tiny things matter in a young world, 
and then with callous eyes, he is used to pick
days and nights as they pass him, as they pass beyond.

Sometimes he panics, fears that she’ll go away 
and he won’t feel any ache, just be watching her
moving away, erasing; looking at the place
where she has been seen last; with covert anger.

A tiny butterfly flies, in and out, in and… 
the patch of rain raises smells, smells of musty dusk.
The callous eyes follow the hands clutching heart 
where past is blending in pains and agonies.  
=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar


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The Other

I am afraid of these hallucinations 
the yarns, gurgles and names you drown-
sometimes let slip between chews of toast
Alas, your mouth is clever, it swallows what slithered out
revised replies squeezed out through teeth
concealed by gulps of coffee and dismissive laughs. 
I can see them on the sea-floor
the water is too clear 
I search for her anti-matter 
Under your tongue, nails and answers
her intersections and backdrops you scaled
where have you hidden her? 
I am capable of such self-torture
holding her picture, zoomed 
pixelated, extreme close up
in a coiling rope of curiosity
no greater hell than comparison
her folds and crevices and mine
did you notice that mole? 
picturing two tangling and unravelling silhouettes. 
familiar touch on an alien skin
I am worried that I will never find out
just betraying signs of distraction
a touch too brief, a reply too elusive
a truth too decisive.
No, don’t muddy the water
let it remain borderline
let me remain too
in the end, everything turns to poems
to dust, rust and oblivion.


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You Are Mine

Man candy for my mind,
The love I bleed for you,
Shoots your heart,
Like a psychotic breakdown.


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Grin 55




'First comes the abandoning, then 
the state of been left behind, 
finally remains the abandonment.
Once asked how I'd overcome.

I said. Not.

Not defeating, nor overcoming 
is what you do on your own.'
She watches her hands
they are two of them.

‘You still have your children?'
- No, they have me.
- You always have yourself?
- Myself, I was a parcel
   a present of my wife.
   She opened it once.'


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Never Again

Woman and child are dragged to the gate. The husband thrashes, but by then it's too late. The conductor points to left or to right. Neither direction survives much past tonight. The former brings them to a deathly gas; In the latter, they must be fit enough to pass. The wife weeps when forced to port. The man and son will work 'til their lives are cut short. The woman is stripped, then beaten and raped. The child digs a ditch; with a shovel it's scraped. The husband gets bread, but never enough. His spouse gets a room in which people are stuffed. The grave complete; the guard turns his gun on the boy. In the room with the gas, all lives are destroyed. The man is assigned to work with the fires. And after seeing his wife he embraces the wires. Three innocents: victims of the Holocaust. When people follow blindly, all is lost.


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My Tears You Are Going To Spill

I feel the sting of it
Much like a whip crack slap
of a flag in the wind
Your voice raised in anger


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Another Perfect Day

A pillow rests beneath wavy locks of sunburst hair,
eyelids shallow, folding closed over ocean deep eyes,
porcelin arms, as ivory as the snow cross over a warm white bear,
little pouting lips purse and twitch with a hidden smile as dreams take over,
simple words, sweet and true slip from them with a breath,

                                   "Tomorrow will be the best day of my life, 
                                     because it will mean that I get to spend 
                                     another perfect day, with you by my side."

                                     a gentle sigh escapes "Goodnight my love."


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Don't Leave Yet

Don't leave yet
Take some time to remember
The distinctive way we met
Remember a time where kisses were speckled
With smiles

We weren't always so grey
There used to be colour and life
There used to be time to play
Don't leave yet, carry me home
Just one more time

Retrace to the start
Where you promised to hold me
Til death do us part
Hold me tonight, all night long
Because tomorrow I'll be gone


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Fear

Wide eyes
Panic
lips hovering right below a scream
hair pulled into a fist
mouth covered
panicked eyes
wide
heart rattling
fear


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An End In Sight

This next step,
fraught with danger,
takes us closer
to an end.

Each movement forward, 
if taken with intention,
will carry us safely,
to our destiny.

Though beyond the horizon,
a place I’ve never been
shines clearly 
in my vision.

Two wrinkled hands,
fingers entwined,
two wrinkled faces
smiling.


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Erotic Dilemma

There she comes
Wafting like the breeze 
Amidst her splendor
She breathes,

Her eyes, O her eyes!
A drawing of skies
A symphony to 
Sensationalize,

There she comes
Waltzing upon her cadence,
Her gleaming portrait…
My buoyance! 

My rejuvenation, my loving wife… 
--------------------------------------------------

There she comes
Her smoking intoxication,
As I inhale her odor
My sensation,

Her touch, O her touch!
Upon her essence 
My soul is clutched…
Her sensuality, 
Invigorating suspense,

There she comes
Crimson as she charms
Resting amidst my fingers
She tends to harm!

My liberation, my loving cigarette…


For a husband and wife
One of you ought to throw out some Marlboros!


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Wedding Blessing

As you stand here before God,
Now may he stand beside you.
May you and your family be blessed in all that you do.
May your family find love as your hearts twine as one.
May your journey thru life follow the light he has shone.
Together you’re stronger than ever apart.
And thru the years, may God be found forever in your heart.


My nephew was married at Christmas.


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A Thousand Splendid Suns Part 5

My first happiness
True happiness
I was pregnant
Rasheed, my husband, was pleased
He wanted a boy to replace the son he had 
The son that had drowned
He was careful with me
Caring
He took me to the bath house once
I bled
I lost the baby and every child after that
Rasheed hated me for it
The beating started
Nothing was right
I tried
I tried so hard.


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LIFE

We wakeup
With our minds set
But end up doing something totally different

We try and try
But still nothing yet
It starts to hurt us more and more
When even the close ones fade away

Left alone with no help
Nothing else to say
The way we suppose to look at things
Just isnt the same

Nothing even feels real
I swear this is a shame
Yall dont know how we feel!

Once there was a smart child
With goals and dreams
But as life went on
The harder it started to seem

I wanted to cry
But i knew there was no more hope
I always tried to wonder why
My life was starting to end
But i been feeling like it really never begin...


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Castile seas


By the Castile seas, I call to my soft one
 Past light you know realms of auras
 When the I reach within, you call me your princess
 I need my gallant knight, my celestial one
 Sunbeams call me in roses lithe
 You have captured my delicate silhouette
 Where thou my true love of mine?
 Let me feel; the montage  , solace spoken words to thine heart
 Let me feel your resonance , With gossamer wings
 Take thy kiss of thy lips sweet memories, jasmine taste
 I am your mortal angel, you are my spirit love
 Serenade seducing my soul,lying cocooned , laced being
 Beneath silken canopies
 Fluorescent twilight streams boundless
 Perfect rose you hold me in, your crimson vase

 Sovereign love I await your arrival, Tis twilight near


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Exploding Love

On a moonlit night
Your kiss hypnotizes me
I’ve never felt this before
Other suitors bore me
But, you awaken my body
And our passion sizzles
Our love is like a burning flame
It’s hot and fiery
And everlasting
It’s sweet like sugar
Succulent like Crème Brulee
That you taste ever so slowly
So that you can truly savor it’s splendor


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Your Love

Every day I walk you to the door
As you stand there reaching for my hand
I know you are going to lean in a little closer
And kiss me

As you hug me before you head to work
I can feel that spark just lighting up my heart,
and just to make sure I know and understand 
How much you love me,
A thousand times a day you tell me,

I hope you know that you always leave me
with a feeling of pure happiness
And sometimes I replay all our memories within my mind
Because when I am missing you 
I find that your love helps get me threw the day
Yes your love helps get me threw the day

And every night I wait for the moment 
when you will walk threw the door
So I can show you how I love you so much more
Oh and each and everyday I walk you to the door
And each and every night I wait for you cause 
Your love helps me get threw the day
Yes your love is what gets me threw each day.


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Forever-Part 1

Out on the beach with an amazing guy. The sun's so pretty, the sun's so bright. We're walking and talking about all our good times, against the world, hand in hand. Smiling and walking on the beautiful LA sand. We sit on a bolder and watch the sun set. It's an amazing day, one I will never forget. You slip your arm around me as we as we look at the beautiful sea. "I love you," I say as we feel the cool evening breeze. "I love you too," you say and pull out a small black box. I look at you, smile, and my heart stops. You open the box to reveal a beautiful ring. "Will you marry me?" you ask as my eyes fill with tears and my heart starts to sing. My smile gets wider as I say "yes". You pull me close to your chest. I gently kiss you as a tear rolls down my cheek. You brush it away and smile at me. "I love you," I say one more time. "I love you to baby," you say as you smile, "now your deffinitly all mine."

 

Today's the day, the day that starts the rest of our life. The day you become my husband, the day I become your wife. The last time I saw you was last night. But I woke up to a beautiful sight. A bouque of beautiful red roses lie on your pillow with a note on top. "I love you," it says, "and I can't wait to see you." I smile and whisper "I love you too." I take a shower and walk down to the beach to see how much is done. I step onto the hot sand and I feel the hot sun. It's almost done so I start to head home. I need to here your voice so I call your phone. "Hey babe," you say, "is everything okay?" I tell you everythings fine, I just need to hear you. I tell you I love you. You tell me you love me too. You say you have to go but you'll see me soon. "Okay, I love you," I say and look at the clock, it's almost noon. "I love you too," you say and the line goes dead. I look in the mirror and put my hands on my head. I smile and start to get ready for tonight. The first night of m new life.

I take a look in the mirror one last time. Just to make sure my beautiful dress is fine. I walk down to the beach and wait by the gate. I fix my veil and look at my friend. "You look amazing," she says and puts some flowers in my hand. "Thanks," I say and smile. I can't wait to walk down the aisle.


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To my husband with love

 You've given me about everything I've ever asked for
Thats why I want to tell you dear each day I love you more.

If I could turn back the hands of time theres one thing I would erase
and that would be all the worry lines I've put upon your sweet face.

You've been my friend through all these years
the only true one I've had.

You've been there by my side to comfort 
me when things were going bad.

And rho life's not been easy it never was meant to be
I wanted you to know sweetheart your everything to me.

I've almost lost you many times,but God has pulled us through
hes given us another chance to live our  life all new.

Theres just one thing in this whole world
I'd really love to do. and that one thing to me
sweetheart is to live my life with you.

your wife
with love
"Teeny"


( this was written to my grandpa... we never discovered this poem  until the day 
she passed away. It fell from a  photograph of her and my sister... ( the picture 
was tooken when my sister was little). We framed it and  had it placed in the 
living room.... January 2nd  2008 my house caught fire  and we practically lost 
everything  especially  this only  poem written to grandpa by his wife ( grandma). 
Lucky before the fire one year  in 2006  I had the chance to  write it down  and  
place among my   poems... When I  read this poem I  grew the   ability to write my 
own... like I have a  piece of my grandma in me. and I just want to tell her I miss 
her and  love her  "R.I.P. grandma Evans aka Teeny  9/11/1934- 9/8/1999")


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My Man

My man is so big, tall,
wonderful, handsome, so so 
sexy.
My man is everything
to me
he is my husband, friend
all in one
He is the only one for me.
You see he treats me with
kindness, love
My man you see is the
provider for his family
he takes care of me
like no other.
You see I Love Him
and he loves me.
For to see he is
my Husband
Xavier!
My man I Love
with all my heart!

Kathy


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Watching the Mountains Change Color

Watching the Mountains Change Color


The doctor, who plans 
to dismiss her this evening,
tells the nurse, 
“Go ahead, send her home
with the husband and kids.
Why did we admit her anyway?
She’s fine.” 
Then the husband 

says something 
he hadn’t mentioned at dawn 
when by the hand he led her in:
“My wife stands for hours 
at the window,
watching the mountains 
change color, mountains 
that aren’t there,” he says.


Donal Mahoney


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Reflection

You've stopped sleeping; behind closed eyes you find
The sins you unknowingly burned onto your mind
That break you down even as you leave them behind
Because you cannot run from who you're becoming

You remember the feeling, the cool of the blade
That you buried in her back when she started to fade
She was real enough then, but the blood has been paid
You cringe when you can't forget the taste

But, please: smile and move on, pretend we can't see
Than the man you once were is not the monster you be
But from this stain on your hands you will never be free
Until you face down the demon in the mirror

Leave the beer in the fridge, the meds on the shelf
Shut the cabinet door and look at yourself

If you feel nothing in this final test
Down the pill bottle and go get some rest

Do not bother coming in tomorrow


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The Hung Jury

When he entered the world 
They started him off with
Non-negotaible funding
For a sacrilegious plea.
After all,
He'd been through a lot.
Enough to know what
Was good for him.
When he waited for
His turn to reply
Instead of listening
To their speech
He noticed a fellow
Jury member
Nugging at his knee.
What oracle 
In all her honesty
Could foresee 
What they would
Channel unto his
Sun soaked brow?
His wife's plush face
Contorted in 
An anthrax laced expression
That deadened the nerves in his smile.
She knew.
History became a myth to her.
Now all he was 
Was a drifter
Only seemingly beautiful to
Awkward girls just above
Smiling but
Always below turning to dust.
He reached inside their 
Far fetched frowns and
Drew back the staggered snarling
Teeth
Of the beast that
Bid him goodnight.


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Preach

Preach to the full moon soldier
It's all you've got left as the nights grow colder

Mother has child that father denies
Leaves when his baby lets out those first cries
Excuses flying, lies sailing; words without care
Feelings are complicated so share you don't dare
Lips that smile hold some bruises and a cut
Hands that have done the damage slam the door shut
You watch him out the window glass
Retreating figure gone at last

Preach to the full moon soldier
It's all you've got left as the nights grow colder

Things get harder, mothers fired
Baby is toddler and much too tired
Money is in short supply
If only father would just comply 
To help raise his growing kid
Instead he ran and lost his bid
A single tear stains the cheek
Of a mother's soul who's much too weak

Preach to the full moon soldier 
It's all you've got left as the nights grow colder

Mothers dead, everything's blown
Toddler is small child left alone
Father drunk, stumbling back
Custody left to this piece of slack
Days are long and too far gone
Nights are worse, he's never done
Talking his beer scented words speaking
He says to his child be kind, PREACHING

Preach to the full moon soldier 
It's all you've got left as the nights grow colder

Small child has developed
Distinguished individual moving up
Swearing to the sky blue
They will be nothing like you
Father in jail thief from the night
Cell lit dimly with pal moonlight
A smile to the grown child
A tear from the man of the wild

Preach to the full moon soldier
It's all you've got left as the nights grow colder


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Thought's Of The One I Knew


Looking down upon the smiling faces,
Captured in a black & white embrace
She recalls the only day of warmth in 
Late November
A freak of nature’s gift was sunlight
Touching on their skin
 Like embers
Breaking down she begs him to 
Remember
Searching for the spark to re-ignite

I can barely see. Who is she? I know her face, I think,
 I might, I can’t be sure. Maybe one day I’ll escape.
And tell her things I think I feel for her.

Through the tears she realises
The cruel exchange of sun 
For darkness
Glowing embers in the breeze 
Love is not a memory
And from the crutches of 
His blackness
He turns to see her silent sadness
Softly puts his hand upon her
In his eyes the final flicker, a tiny spark 
Enough, to say goodbye


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One Did Fall

Can a heart become what a story tells?
Where happiness thrives and a daydream dwells
Of course the passion grows on sight
Excitement by day, warmth by night

Filling the hole of empty bliss
Can be made by a simple ‘time-for-work’ kiss
Arching smiles can be noticed by all
Right into Cupid’s love, one did fall

By God, the thought runs through one’s head
Never wanting this love to be found dead
Glorious times one can hardly endure
The disbelief, but alas, compassion ensured

The Great Depression of solitariness now done
That grey time of guilt and remorse, overrun
No words to explain it, what more is there to say?
Do not ever ask for this to all go away!

Floating just like a bird, singing by a calm river
This heart has never been cherished, but is always a giver
Rest well tonight, for another day is pending
And that smile, that feeling, will be never-ending


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He drowns me in sorrow, 
and the choices he makes.
I suffer because he does,
I ache because his soul aches.
He won't let me be,
because I love him.
To him I should eliminate this heartache.
I should take it as my own.
He doesn't quit see it only adds to mine,
and makes me insane.
How can I possible heal his heart?,
when all he does is break mine.
Why would I want this?
I was broken when he met me. 
For him I try.
I try and I try,
because I do not want my love to whither.
It's killing me tho.
My love is killing me.
For him I will try.


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White veil

Beneath the white veil, I lie with waiting arms to greet your kiss


Starlight eyes to see the goodness and serenity of thy lips


I feel softness upon my silky sonnet skin


With love felt in my soul, My spirit feels you within


Beneath the white veil, I feel each touch


I know its true love with each fragile delicate smile


Radiant floral plumes lay in hearts tile


I feel each prelim kiss


Cascading lumious rain falls gently pons' my temple


Misty beaches fill my whole being


My hearts choice


My bright sunset sacred vows



Beneath the white veil, I await to be your loving one


To feel you near, to be at your side


I'll be seeing you in all familiar places


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Check Mate

that's sexy 
The way you cant really think about anyone 

Else

The way your eyes light up when you see me 
The way your breathing changes when we kiss 
And I like when 
You cant think straight 

Like a game 
Of chess

Check mate 

that's right check your mate 
I assure you you are not the same 
As when we first started this 

Match 

Point out my perfections and I show you my flaws 
Blowing kisses only because I cant touch you 


Give me one reason why

Love…

For that some would die

 


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Don't you want to be there

Don’t you want to be there
When I look back and turn around with it all 
Behind us with it all 
Wrapped up and we can be and dance
 I may sing, or at least we’ll laugh until
We choke and they can all stare
With you there was never anyone else around anyways
It is with you that I lose it all and 
It all falls away
I want to be there when all we have to do 
Is eat scrambled eggs and bacon in a tortilla
And outdo each other and laugh until we can’t breath

MFL 10/20/2009


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Men of a Certain Age

A little gray on the sides

A little hanging over the line

Still all in all a catch

For somebody passing by

The theory of one’s sex appeal

Disappearing over time

Just a myth and not theory

Just like a fine wine

 

With age there comes true beauty

Other ideas shot to hell

For men of a certain age 

Can carry it very well

So, okay some parts may stiffen

While there are others that do not

Gives no right to toss aside

Giving up the game they’ve got

 

With each year that draws us closer

To the day of final breath

Brings a great advantage 

An experience you won’t forget

Bringing all the knowledge 

To the table presented there

You’ll find a man with great respect

All others will fail to compare

 

So remember when you’re out there

Looking for a great romance

You can find it with a man 

Who has lived the world and danced

With age indeed comes knowledge

And experience, mark my word

Combine these two together

Can really rock your world


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Tears

She cried because her world had collapsed
He cried because their world had collapsed
She wanted her world back
He couldn’t live in it

She cried because she had lost love
He cried because he had found love
She wanted his love back
He couldn’t give it

She cried because she was alone
He cried because he had been alone
She would never understand
He knew she couldn’t. He left


charlie milne 2008


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I PROMISE

                                                      I PROMISE

I promise from this day forward,
To always be as open with you as you are with me.
I promise to always consider your feelings,
As you consider mine.
I promise to make your welfare my first concern,
Just as you make mine yours;
And I promise to love and honor you,
For as long as you will love and honor me.

Please do not ask me to be obedient,
For I am not your servant.
Do not ask me to be perfect,
For I am only human;
And do not ask me to be what you think I should be,
For I am not you, and can never be.

I can only be what God has made me,
A separate personality,
And essentially different from you in every way.
I have different ideas and different ways from you.
That does not make me wrong,
Just different.
Accept me, love me, honor me,
And I will reply in kind.

                                                            Judy Ball

People often wonder what went wrong in a marriage.  
The answer is simple.
They forgot to accept each other as individuals and started thinking of each other as mere extensions of themselves.
They get angry and resentful because their mate, their "other half" can't read their mind or does not agree with everything they say or do.
They lose respect for each other as individuals with feelings of their own.
Remember:
Marriage is like a bank account. If you don't put anything into it you can't take anything out.


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At Night

Simple sleep
Such intimacy
One leg over
Chest pressed
Head to lip
Smelling hair
A twitch
Adjustment
Quietly cold
Calm isolation
Body curls
Shoulders covered
Head to chest
Hear a tick
A flutter
Attachment
Protective pull
Pure intent
Arms sink
Hips pressed
Head to cheek
Taste of salt
A sigh
Arousal


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THOUGHTS(free verse)

The stars shine brightly
sparkling like jewels in an inky sky,
The full moon is out tonight, its white light
Making night almost brighter than day.

I walk slowly now-musing
About the secrets of our Universe-
What terrible energy drives us
Straight from God's mighty heart.

I am thinking of how I loved you,
How your smile made my heart skip-
Your voice so soft and sexy , made me glad,
I miss you darling, like I always have.

We were close once more in dreams tonight,
I heard your words and felt
the warmth of those beloved hands,
We were laughing as I awakened.

Slowly, the red dawn appears
as night turns into day,
The beauty of the sun rising
tells me this will be a great day.


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loves flies eternal

once fleet of foot
these paired feet two
no longer fly
and silver steps are measured
in minutes
as time whistles by
humming the same old tune
that touched us so
long, long ago
when only radios played our songs
and films reeled black and white
writing wild fantasies
of adventure and romance
into pubescent minds
sowing funflower seeds  
on virgin fields of dreams…

and fun we reaped
in tons and heaps
back when we were fleet of foot
dashing through days and dough
as though they would never end…

but end they did…

and as we swing into life’s
twilight zone
hands intertwined in a union
everlasting
clinging to fleeting branches of our memory tree,
know that the die is cast
and though fleet feet never last

true love flies eternal….

~ P


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Necessity is

Necessity is...

Archimedes sat at the table with his wife
a contemplative look in his eye
slowly eating Psomi and grapes
until finally he said:

"What would you like to do today dearest?"
"Would you like to go to the sea and bathe?"

"Perhaps", she said, ... "later".

"Would you care to walk to the peaks,
to see the arc of the Earth?" said he.

"No, I think not." she replied.

"Then the Amphitheatre, for a two-act play?"

"No," she said "...but we could play."

A bit bewildered he finally said,
"Well, what on Earth would you like to do?"

She smiled and quietly replied,
"We need to oil the Archimedean screw."

© Goode Guy 2011-08-08


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Adam

Never say “I love you”
When you just mean falling in love
Because it means you could also fall out of love
Never say “Take Care”
When you just mean don’t get hurt
Because love hurts when you leave
Never say “I Miss you”
When you just mean I want you here
The fact is, you say it when I am not around
Never say I’ll see you
When you just mean, when we meet
Because seeing is different from longing
Women are unique
Are different
We don’t like to be treated the same
Worst taken for granted
We are delicate
In every aspects of our being
Because when we love
We are dedicated
We are unpredictable and moody
Because we don’t like to be
Suppress by man’s nature
We are vulnerable
Especially with your words
We easily fall with your sweet notes
But we can also be volatile
And dangerous
For our man is our man
More often than less
You may see us just like others
But our compatibility is rare and complex
We trust our instinct and our assumptions
Not because we are illogical and emotional
But because, our feelings tells the truth
And yes, we accept excuses
Because when we love
We make our vows to misery and pain
For love is the sweetest possession
Men can give to us…#


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Waiting...

Waiting... By: Candice 


He listens in the dark at the warfare in the distance.

With each passing day his heart grows colder.

His passion for violence grows immensely

and the remnants of his " once was life" are no longer fresh in his mind.

Gunfire and roadside bombs were now a part of his everyday life.

He''d give anything to be at home, warming a bottle for a midnight feeding,

or preparing to change a diaper who had been a victim of a disastrous explosion.

He smiles to himself thinking of his new baby boy

and prays to God that he will return home safely to hold the precious miracle of life

that he had not yet laid eyes or hands on.

He tightly closes his eyes to hold back the threat of oncoming tears.

Images of a deadly blast just days before crowd his mind,

He begins to weep.

This war torn life would affect him for all eternity.

He was in fact, a victim of war.

He would never know another restful night.

Rest doesn''t come easy for a man who has seen men blown to pieces by bombs and lifeless
on the terrain.

However the disaster of a lost life somehow brings him strength to drudge through another day.

He takes out the crumpled birth announcement.,

reads the print and gently tucks it away.

He had never known such an emptiness.

Everyday he waits.

For what he is not sure.

He just prays in the end, it will have been worth it.


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The most important walk 
Is less then a block
And it
Means forever

A promise made with a long stride 
That ill always be by your side,
Doing wifely things 
Every day and night

Cause I walked…
Well what if I ran instead
Could I still be held accountable for your happiness
Or what if I skipped 

Even fell or flipped
Would the vow still make sense
It doesn’t matter I guess

I am not my mother
And divorce is just another lover
Found at the wedding diner or the laundry mat 

In fact
Lets get divorced first and see how that fares 
Maybe will stay together in the end


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My Real Life Fantasy

Months ago and time after time
You were just a fantasy
That at night played in my sleep
And in the day, occupied my mind

Now you're here with me
But it doesn't seem real
I'm in love with the way I feel
But mostly with who's standing in front of me

When you leave, my body is left with a wonderful feeling
It's the things you say
It's the motion of your hands and the way they sway
That leaves me with a fulfillling tingling

The way you look at me
The quality time we share with one another
Your desire of wanting to go further
Let's me know that I'm not just any lady

You make me feel good inside and out
I thank God for bringing you to me
I thank you for loving me
And for showing me what real love is about


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Still can't let go

It was clear from the beginning, I 
was born to love no other.
It was clear to my heart that it found 
it's proper owner.
Many things got fuzzy, everything 
was catastrophic, but one thing 
never changed.
I can't forget my love for you, I can't 
forget your touch.
I can't forget your voice, I can't forget 
your sight.
I can't ignore how my body cries for 
you, and most certainly not the pain 
my heart feels. 
I don't like being with out you, I don't 
like the hostility in my heart of 
disgracing your image and wanting it 
more than ever. I can't control the 
battle that losing you puts me 
through, a battle against myself, an 
infinite realm in which I have no 
better outcome than perishing after 
you. I hopelessly wait for my time, I 
long for the day to reunite with you. I 
planned a whole lifetime together, 
my mind can't process the idea of 
our life not allowing the opportunity. 
I want you, I need you, time can't 
heal me, its impossible. I love you, I'll 
cry it forever. I scream to the world, 
past the universe past the point of 
my capable vocal chords. I'd fight 
with anyone who stood between us, 
nothing can take me from you. You 
have my thoughts, my heart, my soul 
and my body. My first real lover, the 
first to gain my approval, the first to 
make me scream "Yes!!" due to the 
hand you took. I shed my tears for 
you, and they won't stop coming. I 
gave you everything, and the only 
thing I'll be able to do is live my life 
for you. I'm confused though, how 
can I live this life when I don't want it, 
I loathe the day I couldn't live my life 
with you, I became accustomed to 
you, to our routine. They say young 
love is stupid, idiotic, unfathomable, 
but it was the most real, most 
wanted most confusing and pleasing 
thing I've gone through. How can 
something hurt and cause so much 
pleasure. There's a reason you place 
your pride aside for your love.. And 
that's the sole reason


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-Future Nuptials-

Your hand holding my hand

Your eyes locked into mine

Our lips slightly wet from our kisses

Your body singing my bodies song

Your heart beating in time with mine

Our minds thinking our same thought

Your mouth speaking my words

Your mine and I'll forever be yours


For Lorena & Carlos, 2008. May you have a happy long lasting marriage.


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The cheating sin

She comes home to a silent room
Waiting for the greeting that she yearned to hear each day
Instead the noise that met her ear
Was of the most surprise to her
It was moaning and a groaning
And something she has never heard
She walked around to see what it was
In her mind she already knew
There he was and there she was
staring in each others eyes
Caught in the mist of the action
That just ruined both of their lives
She ran out so fast but didn't know where to go 
But her mind was way ahead
She put the car in reverse and skidded down the street
Before he ever could reach the door
She never talked to him again
But her heart wanted to each day
He cheated and she couldn't believe it
That was the end of their days
Years went by and she is trying to forget
But the pain keeps seeping back in
So uncontrollable, so unfathomable
She just wanted to the pain to end
Slowly and surely she drank away every hurt in her body
Till the night she drove herself off that cliff
Into the water that remained below
She did it  because her heart couldn't be mended 
Nor fixed of all the pain
He will never get to see her face
But will always remember her pain


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Mate

Mate




Vir and famina partners in time,
Evolving together as surf and sand.
Distinctive styles, views, merits,
They compliment each other.

Lifetime collaborators bound as one,
Enduring life's struggles and accomplishments.
Withstanding the face of difficulties and difference,
Learning, loving, together.

Recognizably exceptional as snowflakes,
Mars and Venus embrace their universe as partners.
They may not see eye to eye,
Yet walk strongly and united hand in hand.


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the personal trainer

husband 
didn’t pay attention when she started to change her look,
after all, she’d been saying how she wanted to for a while &
it seemed to make sense,
what with her going back to the gym full time,
after a period of time away
when they first had been married---
husband just went about his days
working more hours than he knew what to do with,
business was good &
with all the business around him seeming to fail,
he’d been putting away for the life he imagined in the future,
with or without 
her---
but her time spent at the gym seemed to increase &
thought her body began to get trimmer, sexier, tighter, stronger &
she seemed to walk around the house with a new zest for life
(when he was there to see her),
he still didn’t notice that
the personal trainer had moved in---
she had said something to him,
but he was listening less & less
as he had more & more to worry about at work,
for it was all part of building his empire.

the personal trainer was a less successful man
by the standard that money can by,
but he listened to her
as he traced her curves with his fingers in the gym
with palms of his hand smoothly gliding over her muscles
making her body quiver &
it wasn’t long before in the car outside the gym
they consummated the professional relationship
again &
again &
again &
again.

as she began to show less interest in sex with her husband,
he wrote it off as a side-effect of marriage &
found himself a main squeeze on the side,
a 20 something who needed money to get her through college
with a perkiness that made him feel young again &
a body that wouldn’t quit---
as he grew more distant from the wife,
she grew closer to the personal trainer,
until the day when she brought him home to the house,
when she swore the husband would be gone.

husband found out the way a husband will
when husband had been no longer interested 
until another shows his face, as it is only jealousy then
which kicks in, making husband suddenly care---
but personal trainer put husband on the ground
when husband came into his own bedroom
to find personal trainer banging away his bride
who now had no interest in husband---
husband sued the personal trainer for assault &
bride to be divorced husband, taking half of everything he had,
breaking his empire down to nothing 
as he had been stupid enough to not require a prenup
at the beginning of it all.


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Segments of Partitions

i spend time with time
thinking about 
time gone by
and how much time
i have left 
walking around on this rock
that is pearly blue
also
too many thoughts of you
so when i say when
again
it might be in another 
vortex of time
on someone else's watch
the clock
the f@ckn'
clock
isn't there enough sh!t on our
time cards
already!
mine is punched 
by mental midgets
who dictate the whereabouts of my
giant life
by which
the hours are like flecks
in the cycle
of a life 
trying to be lived
with beautiful individuals
waiting to say
"hello"
to everyone
and fight 
this flight of missing
persons
milk cartons should have
all of us pasted on them
time makes us all
strangers
as we all soak in new
waters
the atmosphere of numbers
the nuance of deciphering
junk that you keep
at the house
or purely to discard
into the recylcling bin
yet
love
hangs on
for a millennia or two
there is no recycling bin
for this
time becomes as irrelevant
as a cloud shape
seen by one and 
changed in the eye of
another
in one second


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Yet as I Die

Kiss me as I lay dying
breathe unto me and give me life
take my hand in yours
each day your loving wife-

You are everything to me
the night sky up above
touched my life with beauty
fill my soul with love-

I give to you my heart
my eyes you will only be
surrender all my passion
for all eternity-

Each second of my life
I give to you with love
knowing all along
you have been Gods greatest blessing
sent from up above-


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If You Love Me

If you love me you won't
cling to me, follow me,
spy on me.
You will allow me the solitude
I need to create, to think,
to observe, to be me.
We are a couple, but also ourselves,
needing our own  nourishing;
my fountain is not yours,
and I need your trust.


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Love

Our lips touch to the settle sound of moans in the night
Cold sweat drips from your brow
And our souls form into one complete being
One love to rule 
Bodies move together in a dance that make the gods close their eyes
And the sins we commit save a spot in hell for us
But as I hear the sweet sound of your love wrapped around mine
I would give my soul away to save yours
As we move from sitting to standing to laying 
We mark our place our home 
With the love that will never die
The love in the books that we only hear about but never find 
Until we met 
That love became real for me 
For us
Finally we grip each other in the climax of our uniting of our souls
We know that nothing will separate us 
In this life or the next
Love 


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No Love

I held him close
And kissed his lips,
Desperate for love,
For the man I married.
But he was gone,
And I knew it.
His heart was replaced by another;
He's now a man cold and hard,
Unloving and depressed,
And I knew he was never coming back.
He did bad things now,
Broke the law,
Went to jail many times,
But I never knew why.
I don't know what happened,
Or why he acts the way he does.
But after I kissed him
That one last time,
I walked away
To find someone else
Who would love me like he used to.
Like I was special.
Like I was important.
Like I deserve to be loved.


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Forever-Part 2

Pacabells cannon starts to play. The gates open and everyone looks my way. Beautiful black and red roses line the red carpet that leads to you. You look amazing tonight too. I look at my white dress as I step into the setting sun. The light catches the black sparkles and roses on my dress and makes me look beautiful, makes me feel like one. A black rose on this beautiful LA sand. A black rose that belongs to a wonderful man. I slowly walk down the aisle. I walk up to you and I smile. There's black and red roses on the alter and I get up ther. I can smell their sweet fregrance in the warm evening air. The paster starts as I look at you. You say you vouls and I say mine too. You say "I do," and I do the same too. You slip yet another beautiful ring on my finger and kiss me so sweetly. We hold hands and walk back down the beautiful rose lined aisle.

 

We walk to the peir where there are beautiful lights hung up everywhere. I spin to look at the beauty and you lean in close to me and say, "wait here." You walk up to the DJ and request and smile as a familure tune comes on. I continue to smile and I take your hand. you walk me back out onto the beautiful sand.  "Our first dance," you say. My smile gets bigger when I here Amazed starts to play. You pull me closer to you as we start to move from side to side. My nourvousness is hard to hide. "You okay beautiful?" you ask softly as you gently run your hand through my hair. "Yeah baby, I'm fine," I say as I see people gather around and stare. We dance and we sway sweetly and quietly. We kiss and dance slowly. We kiss again and you start to sing along with the song. I've been waiting for this day, I've been waiting so long.

 

We'r walking on the beach again. hand in hand. you still in your tux, I'm still in my dress. This is our future. Together. Forever. The setting sun catches my ring. It shines brightly. "I love you," I say and we kiss again. "I love you too," you say and gently pick me up.

You carry me back up to the house. You carry me up sairs and lay me on our bed. You lay beside me and gently kiss my head.

We lay there and talk for hours and hours. We smile and laughas our future stretches on in front of us.


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Greetings From the HEART of a POET

Hello , POETS and POETESS : as my Host would say
I’ve been asked to speak in his stead ; take it as You may
I can remember talking to many of You before about a Forever LOVE
Your gracious words soothing me , from a pounding to a tranquil beat
Can You keep a secret, my host has two of my speeches under lock and key
As he did me for ten years after his Everything in Life : evaporated in the sea
I want to tell the short period of Time MY Host Had no LOVE in his Heart
I shan’t destroy his LOVE For LENORE I just want YOU to know LOVE
Can not die Please ask him to let me have my Right to Free Speech  ALWAYS
Beating for All of YOU  A Quite Heart with something to say about the Power of LOVE


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Harmony

Harmony is a song
It is played oh so perfectly when the notes go together
And everyone is singing the same tune

Harmony is two book ends that fit perfectly together
Holding all of the contents in  between

Harmony is the sky when the summer moon is lit
And the shooting stars are going in a million different directions

Harmony is my heart for you
When the world has gone in the opposite direction

Harmony is a watch that keeps perfect timing
Each and every piece is working in unison

Harmony is a peanut and butter sandwich
On any kind of bread being held by you

And lastly,
Harmony is the way my heart melts
When we go to sleep at night and there is no strife between us

Just me
And you
And the dreams of our futures
Forever cherished!


Gwendolen Rix
6-25-14




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Blooming Love

Love is like a blooming rose
Everyday changing becoming more beautiful
It has thorns that make situations uncomfortable
Once you get past the problems life becomes bright agian
It grows because the sun as bright as the smile of the one you love
You keep each other grounded and focused much like the roots of the flower
All of these components keep it alive and all are vital for an undieing, beautiful love


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The story of two lives and an eternal love

God sent you as an angel in my life
The only miracle of love I ever had.
God sent you as a blessing to my soul
The only man I ever truly loved.
God sent us in the same time and place,
So we can meet,
So we can have a purpose 
So we can be complete.
I wish this God to tell me why we had to say good-bye so fast.
Why you to leave so far,and me to still be here?Why?
But my love for you reminds me the story of our love
At the first sight,when I saw your smile
I knew you gonna put your fingerprints on my entire life.
And then you took my heart and put it in a chain
When through your eyes you told me that we'll meet again.
At our first talk with your voice you gave me strenght.
I knew so well that's not the end.
From our first date you gave me love.
We knew so well we'll always be in love.
With the first kiss you sent arrows of sweet fire to my heart,
Since then, my soul knew that we'll never be apart.
I felt you are the one
You knew for sure I'll be forever yours.
And even now that we are so apart
I see your wings of angel on the light.
And even now that I am so alone
I feel your protectings arms around me,
And your guiding steps behind me.
I'll always feel surounded by your love.
Twin souls by God to fall in love were sent
Two souls that shared a love will never have an end.
Our destiny was to be together
We gived each other the beauty of a love 
That our souls will always carry.
It's so not fair that what we had it was so short
How will I live without you in this world?


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Fear of Losing You

No longer affectionate, attentive, thoughtful eyes;
instead, an expressionless, invisible, blank stare.

No longer strolling hand-in-hand, carelessly;
instead, walking moonbeams apart, drifting like clouds.

No longer drowning in passionate, lingering kisses;
instead, an obligatory, awkward, fleeting peck.

No longer two hearts bow-tied with strings;
instead, reclusive, lonely hearts, in a noose.

No longer dreaming of a lifetime together;
instead, an uncertain, somber, painful future.

No longer a confident, loving wife;
instead, a heartsick, lonely, aging woman,

Desperately, afraid of losing you.

Tinkerpoet/Heather Mirassou


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Meaning of Your Love


My thoughts are of your touch upon my skin
Off went proverbial fireworks exploding within me.
Sleepy and slumberous and so very sated,
. 
and not only in my eyes but in my heart, my soul,
 my entire being.
I look into your beautiful eyes.
Wondering if the flowers feel loved,
and with a loving touch, a spell is cast! 

 When our eyes first met,
I loved everything about you.
I have awoken to a love that will last.


Can view this poem for Michael at my personal site with art and music decor.

http://www.ladypegpoetry.com/yourlove.html


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Mabel

The crisp cool breeze
helped the sailboat to glide,
like a swan on a lake,
or the glory of a kite.

The shiny exterior
shone pearlescent white,
the gold, christened lettering,
gloriously reflecting the light.

Newly purchased, fridge stocked,
husband proudly at the wheel,
his wife dressed in stripes,
below, fussing about their meals.

This was their retirement,
the life they had planned,
and then without warning,
she felt dizzy; she could not stand.

As she gasped for air
and tried to call out his name,
her husband stood proudly,
planning his wife's life long dream.

As she stumbled and fell,
her head hit the table,
her husband oblivious
he was mapping their course,
deep in thought; for his beautiful wife; Mabel.

Her dream was to voyage
the open blue seas,
like two peas in a pod,
his Mabel, the queen bee.

As she lay motionless,
no sound could be heard,
but the lull of the waves
and sweet song of the birds.

As the husband took a step
down the galley below,
all he saw was his Mabel,
clutching her ring; eyes closed.

He gently and lovingly
picked her up with care,
and he took his wife, Mabel
and collapsed in their chair.

He rocked her and cried
my Mabel, my love,
you are my joy, my life,
as he released her to the sun.

He whispered a note
of her favourite tune,
as he took off his ring
and gently put it with hers.

Mabel, my love,
we will never be apart,
for the vows that we spoke,
are forever in our hearts.


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You're Heavy On My Mind

It's silent
except for the buzzing
of the flourescent lights
in this deserted classroom.
I should be studying
but my thoughts keep drifting
back to our talk.
Is it possible
to make time for ''us''
without taking from ''them''? 
You're so heavy on my mind
that the Behaviorist Theory
really seems irrelevant.

We both know 
we've lost focus.
We admit 
that everything else
comes first.
Lifes daily turmoils...
Can't we leave it all
for one day? 

How do people do it? 
Their lives are packed
full at every minute
yet they still manage
to spend time alone
together.
Does it take a special
kind of person? 
Are we just too
unorganized to manage this? 

If only for a moment
I want to look 
into your eyes
and fall in love
again.
I want to lose myself 
in the dark mystery
of those brown eyes 
that have watched me 
change from a child
to a woman.

The buzzing 
of the flourescent lights
remind me
that I only have 2 days
to study.
You're still heavy on my mind. 


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Coffee, Tea or Me?

 
I am here, again
asking you, “Honey, coffee or tea?” 
not that I love to ask, nor I’m too forgetful.

Indeed, to tell you the truth 
I would say, really
I’d have it ready by the time you wake-up.

It is not that I am 
not fully aware of what you like, you see 
but simply, I miss so much not hearing 

…you whisper, ere you go to work  
to my ear, teasingly, “Not coffee, nor tea
but you…I want. Oh, kiss me, my baby!” 


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my husband

man child
unable to mature
lost in his toys


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SOUL MATES To Albert

I drove down our lane today,
Remembering our past--
I thought of your touch, Sweetheart,
And what you would probably say.

We shared our first kiss here, my dear-
And looked long into each other's eyes,
We knew we were older,  my Darling-
And yet, we had nothing to fear.

For sixteen years we loved each other
And vowed we would never part,
But Death came to you first, Sweetheart,
Now, over me, your spirit hovers.

I didn't know how deep our love went,
But nine long years has not dimmed its glow,
You are my soul-mate, Darling--
To me, you were heaven sent.

Soul-mates are forever, Sweetheart,
And forever I will  love you---
I know you will meet me at Heaven's gate
Safe at last from Earth's painful darts.


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Given in Faith and Love

Your words, yes, came to me in a chilling joy.
Notions of your affirmation of our union came,
With jubilation along with sadness, my victory,
My salute of knowledge, you held no love for me.
I was the object of comforting happiness within.
Since a carriage of a life, you knew, was not mine.
However, I had begged God in Heaven for the chance.
A chance for you to learn to love me, as I did you,
I felt love at times as we lived together in our lie.
You said you learned to love me, was that another lie.
I never felt that we were living in a lie, together.
Those were your words, not mine, after you fled.
I made mistakes, you made mistakes, and we shared them.
You left me. Saying you did not love me anymore.
That I had killed our love with my final misinterpretation,
Nevertheless, you would not let me go, you returned to haunt me.
You returned to charm and deceive my affections so real.
You burned my sincerity; you carved my spirit deeply.
You kept me drifting in life without any hope or pride.
Maybe I deserved some of what you delivered upon me.
Maybe I was ashamed of the discrimination of my night.
Whatever, was between us, should have been between us.
Not the child who was your mistake and my Gods sent.
She was innocent, caught between your lie, my emotion.
Our marriage might have been a lie, though our child, truth.
Truth that some prayers are answered, given in faith and love.


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Ceremony of the Kiss

He gets to know her so they kiss.
He takes her home,
And they kiss.
He gives her a ring;
They kiss.
He lifts her veil;
They kiss.
He takes her home,
And they kiss.
He gets to know her as they kiss.

                                                           

Inspired by "The Kiss"


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That Certain Part of the Male Anatomy

Today's society says,
"You're not a man
If you can't turn flesh to stone."
So drug after drug is manufactured
To make men feel like teens again.
"Bigger, longer, faster, stronger"
Is the motto of  this money game
With a pill, a caplet or capsule.
From porno stars to "Smiling Bob",
They convince man that drugs are the answer
To natural male enhancement-
All the while influencing addicts "once a day"
To ensure such lasting effects.

In yester years' society,
Abraham was dead in his body
And became the Father of many nations.
Sarah called him "lord" and made him feel
Better than any drug, and the benefit was hers, too.
In her old age she was satisfied with a child
And was blessed with laughter unspeakable.
She was his aphrodisiac, not a mistress with mandrakes.
Her spirit touched his emotions and effected his nature.
Maybe man could learn something from these saints
Instead of just desiring to be stiff and rigid.
Become addicted to love and each other.
"There is nothing to lose but to gain."


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Changeling

I go away down I tell you
I go away down to the river
Leaving the vulgar world behind
I need to go down alone
Alone with the roots
That grown strong then old

I need to think about me
Will be a second me?
Will be one who will look
Like me before I'll return?

When the last drop of a star
Beginning to fill up the natural
Pond with news grasses
Where the meadow
Will laugh with bright color

I will call you I promise you at least
I will be in the last minutes
When I was ready to die.


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Alike

The wind has yet to blow 
two feathers along the same path 
or tassel twin snowflakes to the ground 
Nor will the wind ever see 
similarity 
in all the clouds it pushes around 
The same applies to the twin-less waves 
it's carried 
and yet to carry 
who've crashed 
and yet to crash 
upon no two similar grains of sand 
Amidst all this failure 
to bring together 
no two objects alike 
It's a wonder that finally 
it's brought together you and me 
and managed to get it right


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MoonBee's Madrigal

Oh... Oh... Come Into The Moon Light …
        And Dance With Me Tonight
I’ve Pink Champagne, Lit FirePlace Flame 
        And The Stars Are Twinkling Bright
I’ve Put On Your Favorite Dinner and Rose Dress
        For Your Delight
Ooooh, Come Into The Moon Light …
        And Dance With Me Tonight

Heeeey, Honey, What Happened To The Lights?
        You Paid The Bill … Alright?
Bring Me A Beer and That Remote Here
        The Cowboys Play Tonight !
Why’s The Table Set… We Got Guests?
         Is That Dress A Little Tight? ……
              * *///// # # ////\\
I Don’t Know Sam… She Just Picked A Fight !
Hauled-Off and Hit Me… With All… Her… MoonBee…  M i g h t  !


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The Butcher

Let me see your yesterdays all draped in black
Hidden from the sunlight and deaf to your own song.
Let me see your wounds and how they bleed
Secreting poison into your veins.
Let me hold your broken dreams
And I will ease them with gentler hands.
My love is a salve that cools the heat
And then turns it back into something you can love.
Your demons hold no sway with me
And I can erase them as if from a slate.
They are more afraid of me than you know.
And I will always hear your cries
And I will always tend your torn spirit.


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Christmas Love

sleepily
I cozy up in my blanket
and stare at our Christmas tree
you sleep next to me exhausted
your even breathing is my song
and calm
my hand on your chest finds your
strong even heartbeat
I lay my head


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Husband

You made me cry 
Don't know why 
Feel so sad and blue 
But what can I do 

You made me laugh
Tears after a storm 
Always my anchor 
Keeping me at bay

You made my eyes dance
See nothing but you 
you made me a lot of things 
And I became your wife

We made a family 
A boy and a girl
Many years have passed
and I THANK YOU


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Going or Gone

The fiery passion once in you
Now but smoldering ash.
The words you say seem so forced.
Have I already become excess baggage?
What have I done to cool you down so quickly?
I know that I'm not perfect.
I never claimed to be.
Am I really as awful as you tell your friends?
I'm the target of all your cruel remarks.
Is that all I am to you now?
Once we shared a marriage few have ever seen,
Now it's a comedy where only you can laugh.
If you could hear my thoughts,
I know you would explode.
I can already hear the hurtful words
Coming from your lips.
I pretend I don't know why things have changed.
You tell me how lucky I am,
You could do so much better than me.
I wish I could see how much longer this will last.
One way or the other time is running out.


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Sensing You

When your fingers skim my skin,
I quake knowing it’s you,
Every moment spent should be treasured,
You bubble over with appreciation,
Appreciation for me?
Since the second you opened door 108,
I knew inside me,
Mine.


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Momma

Momma why do you hold me so tight
crying tears within my sight
Momma I will be your new baby blue
nothing else can be as true

You lost the love of your life last night
now I am here being held so tight
I promise you I will not try to run away
hoping that our love will not sway

I will always remain thy new born son
will remain so till thy days are done
I will always have a place close to thee
even though you must  set me free

Free to fly the world so blue and wide
always to remember you near my side
Daddys gone and it was not his fault
never to see the son you sought


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You Laughed

Laughter should be sweet.
A joyful moment to share.
Now I hear you laughter,
and it's a sign of what was to come.

I thought that we would finally be,
our passion had come,
thought we had our moment,
our touch had begun.

Gently yet so passionate,
it seemed the perfect time,
whisper to you let's go,
so much more to do.

You laughed when I proposed this,
didn't even care,
didn't see my heart break,
or how our love found it's first tear.

This was the beginning of the end,
showing nothing was there.
The first reminder of many,
you just didn't care.

I fell asleep next to you,
felt so rejected,
just wanted to feel your touch,
instead I had to feel my own.

It should have been more,
there should have been a way,
I just wanted to be held by you,
accepted once again.

Every night became a chore,
a reminder of what we were,
our marriage was a lie now,
a shell and nothing more.

I tried to find an answer,
you just ignored me,
it was just a simple request,
yet I was left wanting.

As days turned into months,
I no longer felt obliged,
nothing kept me faithful,
I had no need for you.

I strayed into my own world,
sleeping all alone,
finding my own solace,
a new world to call my own.

If you would have listened to me,
laughter would have been our joy,
instead we're both heartbroken,
and it started with a laugh.


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Who to Turn to?

"Who to turn to?"

Walking on a sidewalk
in downtown New Orleans.
Night is the worse time to be out.
A father coming from work,
a long day at the office, he just wants to be home.
In just a matter of minutes,
a life is taken during a drive-by.

A little boy, and his mother, wait at home.
Waiting for daddy to arrive,
so they can all have dinner.
An hour passes by.. two hours, then three.
Where is he? Did something happen?

As soon as she goes to call the police
a knock is pounding on the door.
"Hi, I'm Officer Williams. I'm afraid I have bad news."
She knew at that moment
that her life was over.
Her love, her best friend,
was gone.
Who will she turn to?
To talk to when she's got a problem,
to lean on when she needs a shoulder.
Who will she turn to?


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Home

Jocelyn, secretly puzzelled 
over how she could marry a man named Morely. 
Morely the moaner she secretly called him. 

As most women do, 
she understood the perversities of men 
She made leeway for their impracticality, 
their visions, their unfulfillable dreams. 

She sometimes felt life would be better alone 
or with a pragmatic, well anchored female roomie. 
It was just too laste for that she was thinking 
as she stirred the pasta to keep it from sticking. 

She knew that Morely could be driven 
to do the dishes after the meal. 
Then they would drift off into the evening.


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You're Welcome

He thinks 

Well, he tries but he can't

At least not about anything but me

Linger

I do on his mind 


 

His body…

It trembles 

His eyes 

Cannot focus 

He is completely mine


 

How submissive

 

And it is amazing how he waits 

Uneasy 

For my next word


 

It could drive him over the edge 

He could possibly explode

Please explode 


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' The Baby-Talk Song ...'

‘ The  Baby-Talk  Song … ’


It’s Been 30 Years Ago …
But the Memories are Starting To Flow
Going Thru These Newborn Clothes …
Oh … How Fast Children Grow

You Were A Beautiful – Baby Boy !
That Teething Cat, was Your Favorite Toy
You Were Precious to Your Dad and Me
As Was Your First Words … in The Nursery
goo-goo  ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo  ga-ga    Ma-Ma

We Tried to Get You to Say It Again
So We Could Bragg to All Our Friends
You Were The Apple of Our Eyes
Going:   goo-goo   ga-ga

We Loved to Hear Your Baby-Talk
Especially … at Your First Baby-Walk
Going:     goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma

… Laughter; Tears
Curiosity or Fears …
Always, Tell Us What You’re Trying To Say

… New Things; Mistakes
Triumphs or Heartaches
We Just Love To Hear You Anyway …
Ever Since:   goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma

When ol’ Burke, was Put to Sleep
You were so Hurt, You wouldn’t Speak
I Said:  ‘Don’t Be Afraid To Cry …
‘Cause I’m … goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma

And The First Time You Came Home High
Hanging with the Wrong High-School Guys
Daddy Explained, it to You Best …
He Helped You Get Out of Your … Mess
He wasn’t Shame and Here’s Why …
‘Cause He’s …  goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da

Laughter; Tears
Curiosity or Fears
Always Tell Us What You’re Trying To Say …

New Things; Mistakes
Triumphs or Heartaches
We Just Love To Hear You Anyway …
Ever Since …  goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma

… Pa Took Pictures of Bride and Groom
You Held Her, Like Your First Baby-Spoon !
… Now, Today … Our Family Gathers ‘Round
Overjoyed … At Your Baby’s Sounds …

goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma
goo-goo   ga-ga   Da-Da
goo-goo   ga-ga   Ma-Ma


for: ('Great' Aunt –(smile) Carolyn Devonshire… 
Who just told me she’s doing 
Baby-Care Duty for Newborn in Family
A Precious Time Indeed
… I Dug This One Out (smile)

                 MoonBee


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Cheerful Tears

It all seems so weird
No more of my mind wondering
No more of the tears
No more of letting the rumors worry me

No more questionig you
Begging for the truth
No more of looking me in the eyes
Promising the truth in your lies

No more of looking dumb while rumors fill my ears
No more going to bed crying silent tears
Trying to ignore the everyday things I hear
While facing the truth that the end of our relationship is drawing so near

No more of my eyes full of tears;
Tears of fear
Instead these tears
Are filled with cheers.


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Wounded

Lonely and alone, single now with the children my only comfort and yet a reminder.
The divorce a tug of war between me and her for what once was mine, I thought.
My heart lies languid and still a deep dark mountain pool, without flutter or ripples.
The waves and white water emotions will come flooding in after dark.
Our little ones must not glimpse in me the ugly cuts and scars of your infidelity. 
 I force myself into our once cramped now too empty bed.
 I can now cry quietly in solitude for love and affection like a wounded animal.
I silently scream to be touched, to be reached for, and to be desired.
I miss you I still love you I would forgive you I still want you, Joe where are you?
I hide in the shadows of my despair, dream of killing her, torturing painfully and slowly?
I’ll be gouging out her eyes with one degrading glare a smile and a snicker.
I’m gutting her slowly with only the nightly beckoning of my little finger.
A tryst in the Sykes parking lot in the back seat of our car inches from your son’s safety seat.
Pass a silent gift a potential killer and ruin her womanhood and child bearing potential, almost taking her life.
Rip apart her family with whispered AM phone calls and PM come hither stares.
Strip her self-esteem and ego depositing them without remorse in a blender set to puree.
I would do to her all that she has done to me and more, I am lonely, alone, single now and only them to thank.
  

                                                                 Summer Gratias


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Court Order Exhumation

He wrote with his pen
With solid lines on white paper
And penned him out again
He could walk through it like vapor
Instead of walking away
But that would take his freedom
Away ... he could not last the pen
And thinking about it
He may not last anything again

All his life was concentrated here
All his dreams to this moment came
Days of labor
Hard work and silent providing
Getting no applause or favor
Marginal except when giving
All his beliefs
In family, dominion, and love
The tortured wind making a song in him
When the terrain was demanding
All his faith ... and the steady hand above
Slack on the kite string
The new mores harrowing him
And suddenly ... one argument for his rights
Moves the system and the pen:
The sword at Eden gates flame again

All he did was trusted love
All he did was taste the fruit
Urge nurtured by inseparable love
Preferring death 
Than not to cling again
And saying at last before it came
Was there a moment of respect
A little bit of value for all the sense in him
And there would be another alternative 
Another day to divert the flame
It's too late now
Wealth vesseled in his children vain
Love nestled in his woman drained
Pride excoriated, honor stained
The line upon the page remain
Prohibitions: exhortations
Of his limitations ... and the denunciations
Supporting the lies against his name -
Love is a moth and the world a flame.


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Once Upon a nightmare

As I close my eyes I linger slowly to sleep.
As I fall into this world of dreams.
I see you face once again.
There you are once more in my arms as we dance.
Your lips press softly upon mine as the passion flares.
Once more our song plays in the background.
Once more I sweep you off your feet.
So light as we dance upon the floor.
Our eyes meet the song comes to an end.
I place a rose in long beautiful hair.
Your smile is like a gift that warms my smile as it spreads upon your face.
Your eyes change color from the glare of the moon as they shine.
To hear your heart as it sings in a loud song as I melt.
Once more a kiss upon your lips before I awake.
But to open my eyes an realize its too late. 
Waking up in disapointment to see you aren't by my side.
To only cry and wish I still had you here.


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Two Souls

Everyone is a  many sided personality
and it doesn't depend on your mentality
if you want to meet another soul
so that to be together as a whole;
with your characters,deeds and actions
come together to a certain perfection,
like diamonds polishing each other,
like diamonds sparkling together
reverberate in each others soul,
live together and play one role.

Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)
 

 


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I Do

Admist the rocky mountains
And the natural springs 
Comes a better place I remembered things

under this lamp post is where
you first asked me to take 
your hand in marriage 

I remember you down on 
one knee and the snow was 
just starting to fall 

You looked like a little lost puppy 
looking for a way to speak I
took your hand and said yes

That was over twenty years ago
And to this date we still come back
to the Springs of Colorado and say I Do



Tribute To Colorado
Rocky Mountain High


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once longing love

This time your eyes don't seem to bare the familiar strength
you been staying away from me you've gone to every length
i did every thing i could to lend a helping hand
now your broken and its hard to under stand
this was no ones plan love makes harsh demands

even though i can see your heart is truly broke
when i tried to hold you i was just a joke
now things are changed nothing like before
i have become something so much more
a ache still nags deep within my core a life left in ashes spread upon the floor

i wonder where you ll go who you ll see
i wonder if the only thing you think about is me
the empty hole of things left unsaid
a wall of noise stands strong in my head
some how this feel like I'm dead but I'm watching in you go instead

how many times could i try to be the one you needed but i know it was the ego i feed ed
a callous soul without any notion of truth hope or devotion
farewell my once longing love


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Jai Ho

Forever I am yours,
My rock, my heart,
You stand behind me,
No matter my decision,
You support me,
I will watch you age,
You will watch me age,
Forever my destiny;
Lies with you,
My one and only love,
Possessing my heart,
I shall never lose you,
You are always there;
And will always be.


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The Good Life

Wake up artist,
My love for you is so surreal,
It makes me,
Feel,
High,
Bound for Arizona,
For a future,
You and I,
Fly,
Moving up,
Day by day,
One day,
We’ll be living the good life.


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Untitled

If I try for you, will you try for me?
Will you make me smile as I do to you? 
surprise me with something you know will put a smile on my face? 
Will you fall in love with me again, as I have with you? 
Or will you speak empty words that mean something to me but nothing to you? 
Will you be the man you want to be for us? 
Accept the unique design of your other half? 
Tell me what would you do to make sure I'm always going to be there? 
Beauty fades with time and all that is left is what captivates you. 
So will I be the one that lights up a crowded room? 
The beauty that sticks out amongst the rest? 
Or just another pit stop in your road to success? 


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The Man Of My Dreams

When I was fifteen, I met the man of my dreams
The man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with
When I look at him, my heart still races
It is when we go to sleep at night
that I realize how wonderful this man really is
As we lay together, I watch him drift off to sleep
As I look at him, I see a sensual kind of softness
I listen for every breath and watch every movement
I run my fingers over his chest
twisting the hair gently around my fingertips
I kiss his cheek softly so as not to wake him
The smell of his cologne makes me tremble
I am so in love with this man 
He has such a caring heart
Everything he does, he does with so much love
He is the most wonderful man I have ever known
As I drift off to sleep, I thank God above
For giving me this wonderful man to love
He is my husband and my best friend
He is the man of my dreams


Copyright © 1998   Shari E Davis


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Masked Man

I remember that night so long 
ago yet it feels as if tonight. 
You strolled into the room 
music was playing. 

A boy not all man yet and 
you were in no hurry had 
no worry was just out 
for the evening. 

You stole away with 
my heart that night under 
the warm July skies 
with that provocative smile. 

We walked awhile for a mile or 
so and learned all the things 
that made each of us tick. 

You were laid back and 
I was so mellow. 
We came and went well 
together back then. 

You were wild and untamed 
I was gentle and bridled 
in your cowboy spell. 

I fell totally for you that 
night masked man. 
But you were wild and 
so untamed like a 
bronco. 

You wanted to roam 
I wanted a home for 
two. 

July nights greet me 
now with your provocative 
smile in the warm breezes 
I shiver and quiver so 
longing still for you 
masked man. 

I watch the direction 
you rode out into 
that night. 
My heart rides out 
every now and then 
to see if you... 
remember too. 


This Saturday December 15th I am making memories on my life big time My birthday and now
My wedding day. No Name change the masked man came home to stay {Micheal}  sorry for all
the time away these past few weeks been wedding planning. With Christmas and Holiday tasks
and now the wedding  it takes most of my time.  Will catch up commenting all your
beautiful works.


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Lonely

Alone with the thoughts in my head,
I only want to crawl into bed.
Your gone away from me for some time,
I want you to be here to be mine.
I exhale a sigh of despair,
I know we make the perfect pair.
It gets lonely here with you both gone,
We only get time together is when there is a yawn.
Red like the rose is how my heart bleeds for you,
Everything together we had to get through.
So just a few more hours till I see your faces,
I will wait to feel your warm embraces.


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The Alarm Clock

Dreams so sweet, fantasy of the mind
Mattress of feathers, soft as clouds
Covered in the warmth and safety
The touch of a lovers arms

The alarm "Screams" it's annoying mouth
Like a blood sucking mosquito
With it's endless thirst
I call out his name with echoes

Softly at first and then painfully loud
Honey...buzz
Sweety...buzz
Scott...buzz
Scott...Buzz
SCOTT...BUZZ!!

There is finally a movement, slow as molasses
Now I disappear back into the sweetness
Of my fantasy...


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My love

© Theresa Rossouw
I wake up in the morning feeling your arms around me. The night has rolled up and gone to rest. As the sun warms the day, my heart is warmed by your love for me, beating at its best. 
You cherish me and value me, what more could a woman ask for, or want than to hear the word, adore. I am delighted to hear your voice, to read your messages, missing you not an option, my spirit’s first choice. 
Though you’re at work, I sense you with me all the time. Your presence stills my lonely being, chases my shadows away. Every moment spent loving you worth so much more each day. For all the years Bok, that you have loved me, thank you. A gift it’s been, one easily seen. Precious, rare and true, my promise, my word, I love you too. . For all eternity it will my soul does cry, just you and I.
a Rossouw


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Unreciprocated Adoration

Father’s first love.
Whipped spirit nurtures new life.
Unreciprocated adoration.
100 kisses of a tickling ‘stashe. 
Mother: face down, step forward.
Feel pain, never expose.
Teenage sweetheart.
Stunted growth.
Teenage father.
Juvenile protector.
Baby crying.
Manipulation?
Nothing in focus. Thick smoke.
Another blow-up.
Develops a reflex.
A broken heart still Beats. Beats. Beats.


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Yard Work

On dead, dry, summer afternoons

I used to watch my dad work around the lawn

his dusty, brown work gloves carried the wheel barrow

or leaned the shedding ladder against the house.

The briny voice of the radio tells the score

while the sun plays in the trees.

I make my own games on the ground.

Later, Mom will call the dogs in

and Dad will lay the fertilizer over the yard.

tangy rays of sunlight will cut across the barbwire

and cars will pass the mailbox home from work,

so they can enjoy BBQ dinner.


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Your Watercolor Portrait

Upon elegant handmade paper,
a paintbrush was dipped into watercolors
to create your portrait.
A blend of compassion and charisma.
With tiny brushstrokes,
your facial details reflect your appearance,
as quite handsome and youthful.
Revealed in your eyes, that certain
gentle temperament mixed with grit,
along with your affectionate, flirtatious smile.
A time frozen still.
Spellbound by your ageless charm;
in the flaunting of brilliance, with grace,
as the memories float in watercolor hues.


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You and I are One

We are one flesh.
Our souls are intertwined.
Pounding in sync, our hearts beat as one at the very same time.

Your thoughts are my thoughts 
The desires of your heart are my desires too.
And with every single breath I take, I inhale the incredible essence of you.

Your needs and wants are entrenched in my mind.
Our spirits are entangled assured to withstand, throughout all space and time. 
Our wishes are indistinguishable 
We have no individual visions or dreams
We share each other’s, happiness and bear each other’s pain. 
And our victories, they are one in the same.

When the windows of heaven open up to pour down your blessings
I am also drenched, by the favour it rains.
The storms that we face, we weather together.
Our sorrows last only for a moment, 
But the power of our joy, it will endure forever.

It is the presence of our love that illuminates gloomy dark skies.
You are the moon the graciously gleams with delight
And I am the stars that shimmer with pride.

You are calming cascades of forgiveness.
And I am spouting springs of devotion that generously overflow.
You are wondrous waterfalls of belief.
And I am streams of hope patiently waiting below.

You are the compassion of the sun that beams down its grace.
And I am the earth that is kissed by its rays.
You are the affectionate showers that tumble down in April.
And I am fragment flowers that brightly bloom in May.
Your insight is nourishment, substance to our land.
And I am the fruit of your wisdom that continuously grow.

You are the stunning foliage of autumn.
And I am the flurries of winter’s first snow.

You are the wind of courage, which carries me, so valiant and swift.
I am the phoenix taking flight on the wings of your strength 
And with honor, and loyalty taking us higher, we freely soar.
You are deep blue seas of knowledge.
And I am the sands of understanding that encircle your shores.

You are the tranquil serenity of the air. 
Whose cool unruffled breeze boldly embraces me
And I am valleys of virtue that lay at your feet.
And gaze in admiration at your peaks of perfect peace. 


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My Life Boat

Whirlpools of loneliness were pulling me down, you were my lifeboat. With all my effort I forced myself to push toward you. Your kisses, your smiles, your touch saved me from my lonely life.
Shirley Smothers


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Love Came Softly

Love came softly with a touch
On my hand and face.

Love came softly with a look
All shy and laughing eyes.

Love came softly with a question
'Will you go with me'?

Love came softly with patience
When I couldn't be with you.

Love came softly with time
The time it took for me to see
That I had found everything I ever wanted in you.

Love came softly
And filled my world with song.




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Childbirth

You have consummated the dream
upon its fertile mind            have given birth
your Sons are to be Kings for ruling in the earth
like life I wish that we would never part
our connection like the beating of one heart
 
because I have believed your heart was true
therefore did I give mine               permanently to you
You have shown me      a love of Sons of Men
not of his clothing         but what he hides within
you didst reveal this                   by your own right hand
did speak soft words until     we could understand
You saw not my skin                or what one outside see
you gazed within             looked upon the real me
 
Enfolded in your arms just like a child
your forgiveness and tender mercies mild
where you hold us until each of us can hear
understand completely the Words spoken in our ear
 
Love should have been the first thing
you met when you were born
the warm embrace which followed
when from wombs comfort torn
 
Cradle me my Beloved in your arms
hold at a distance all of my alarms
I want to walk with you 
until there's endless days
seek the crown of creation
and understanding of his ways
pleasant are the days I spend with you
my Lord , just master of his house
to you my one only
is my heart espoused
Like a mighty warrior you have mounted up
the valor of your deeds have filled my every cup
without you near my heart is empty still
but cries with its distress
until with you my life instill
 
As  bird you gathered us beneath your wings
your endearment descends like mountains streams
there within the wilderness were we broken
until we received knowledge of the promise spoken
 
Songs of the Kings
 
 
 
COPYRIGHT © 2012 C. Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC


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Fake Identity

Fake Identity 

Where blown the idols of falsehood
Where were the sands of lies
What unspoken expectation
Prevented truth to be shown in her eyes

Which  island of doubt lay buried
What agenda kept secret
Which promise left unfulfilled and unfinished
Masked the truth of her eyes

In which moment did the edifice crumble
To reveal the construction of dishonest words
In what hour taken for granted
Did the cosmetic fade in her eyes

Where blown these idols of falsehood
Where came these arid sands of lies
Who’s unspoken expectation
Ended the love in my eyes 




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Our Union

Our Union
	
My eyelashes bat 
After meeting your gaze
From across a 
Crowded subway haze.
 
My pupils dilate when they
Look back at you over dinner
Where we drank wine and ate.
 
My feet dance with glee as we
Fall hopelessly in love 
In the midst of summer heat.
 
My heart splits apart 
To become your wife
And your forever sweetheart.
 
My legs spread 
Open to bare new life
And see your cheeks rosen.
 
My arms push 
You away at night,
I'm too tired for a sex life.
 
My fists rage and tears pour,
When I discover your arms
Embracing another lover
After coffee one early morn.
 
My ears listen to 
Your words of regret and
Pleads for a second chance
For things to be like
When we first met.
 	
My fingers dial 
Seeking third party counsel
To repair our shattered union.
 
My brain waves 
Shift to understand your
Thoughts and your feelings, 
While I bitterly convey my own.
 
My hand re-opens 
To forgive your sins
And make amends.
 
My lips part to 
Receive your kiss in the
Night in a sea of 
Skin in our warm bed.
 
My heart flutters, 
We’ve truly become one,
Years after we bore our son.


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Thanks

worried,
stressed,
tired,

unexpected,
tranced,
covered in blue, gray
traveled,
destined,

warmed,
eased,
Love

js


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Cheating Terms

Body lies somnolent upon each new day’s arrival.
Mind knows the tacit words she said that day.
Heart has been seared beyond any repair.
X marks the spot upon my chest from gelid truth.

Breaking my heart that day she left our room.
Shedding communication from me, of all kinds,
Only a placid look as she leaves for work at night.
Scornful attitude she leaves me, facing insularity.

These things have been a week’s pastime today
Discovering, she says she is leaving me, forever.
I pressed her to communicate with an old friend.
Feeling of confidence, not realizing their past,

Now I pass the time shielding my wounds so deep.
However, looking hard enough you can clearly see.
An X that marks the spot where she drove her cheating,
Terms deep into my chest, while ripping my affection.



X Marks the Spot (revised 6/15/10)


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Dearest Husband


Tap…tap…tap
I can hear you’ll be here
Going upstairs

Knock…knock…knock
I have you here
In front of me
The one you call dear

Plagh…plagh…plagh
I got your hand
Beside my stand
Waves up my head

Sniff…sniff…sniff
I see you leave
Behind your sleeves
I can still hear myself crying
But just too shy to set it high even after I tried

Thumpt…thumpt…thumpt
My heart racing, aching and bleeding
My dearest has just made a scar in my deepest part
Of my deepest heart


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Knight-abd-Shining Armor

If you sit beside me
Perhaps you will see

Life is but a dream
Life is full of wonder

And beautiful
Mysterious things

My life is splendid
And lovely to my dismay

It is not without blemish
It is not perfect or in a regretful way

My life is full of golden peaks
Made of heart and soul

An abundance of love
Unselfish and whole souled

In the prime of my life
A humble man set my soul afire

He is my saving grace
My knight-and-shining armor

All these days
You have loved me tenderly

You help fill a childhood void
You love me unconditionally

You love me wholeheartedly
You love me unselfishly

You are compassionate
Sympathetic and kind

You are affectionate
And never to tire of me

I will love you
Eternally

Copyright, Heather Mirassou, June 27, 2010


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The Day we met Arthur

There was a cool breeze in the air
At this location I sat and silently stared
My spouse was here by my side
Here we were visiting the place-
where I was once dressed as the bride

The flowers laid by the pond so cheery 
While we would think of a timeless theory 
The memory brought us back to an ageless treasure 
While we walked here at our leisure 

The tips of the trees brushed back with a degree 
A storm was brewing it was easy to see 
Then out of the corner of our eyes- 
came a man all dressed up with pride
 
He was wearing his fishing gear 
And with his personality so carefree as he appeared 
We spoke to him of what if any fish he had caught
And smiled and shared his stories that he had sought 

He then asked my husband if he wanted to learn how to fly fish 
We turned toward him and said we’d return if you wish 
We came back to him and helped him with his rod 
His eyes looked so happy his soul seem to nod 

He talked up storm and I stood and listened with patience 
Although with his slow moves was wearing quietly on my impatience
Then the skies turned to angry steel 
I knew in a moment a thunderstorm would wheel 
 
A crack of thunder rattled overhead 
And sent me a message get in the car or dread 
The rain came down at sideways angle 
Soon the fisherman’s lines would tangle 

My husband came up running to the car 
The storm took over it was so bizarre 
My husband told me he was a dieing man
There I was with my new book in my hand 

He told me Arthur had a stroke 
He had Alzheimer disease and was dieing of cancer 
Then my heart just spoke 

I gave him my new book and signed my name
I told him to read it to his wife if that’s all the same 
He turned and smiled, 
He had the spirit of a young child 


(This story was written for Arthur 
Who is dieing of cancer and suffers the early stages of Alzheimer disease 
May his living years ring out with sprit!)

 



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Deprived

Tied up
Blinded 
Gagged
Deprivation of my senses
By my Master
No control
Loss of my identity
Trapped in this tunnel
You created for me
To keep me chained to you


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After All These Years Together

.                                                     ~Hers~

I know you
                almost
as well as
                I know myself
over the years
         I have learned 
                your moods,
                        your face
each expression 
             each crease,
                 each worry line,
                      each crinkle around the eyes..
Where they began...
                         why they are there.
Would I erase them
                              if I could?      
Never...

For if I could, 
       if they were no longer a part of you...
         it would take away
              your past
                   and mine..

                       and ours together...


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Do I Fit in Your Future

I’m not sure how to ask this,
But I’ve got to know,
So I’m just going to ask
Do I fit in your future?
Do you see me with wrinkles,
Still believing that I’m as beautiful
 As the first day we met?
Do you I fit in your future?
Do you see yourself loving me
No matter who or what
I may possibly become?
Do I fit in your future?
Knowing I may never
Be exactly what you
May want me to be?
Do I fit in your future?
Even if you may not
Really even see
A future for yourself?
Do I fit in your future?
It’s probably a lot
Of me to ask of you
But still I’ve got to know
Do I fit in your future?


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How could he?

He let him hurt me
He turned and walked away
I struggled to be free
As he detained me once again

He barely let me go, I ran to hide
Not letting it show what I was feeling inside
I turned to a corner and cried out loud

Drinking and partying
That's all on his mind
While I'm standing in silence
Avoiding mankind

I wanted to run away, so far away from there
For nobody would ever miss me, for nobody would
even care

I  explained it was intentional, he said to just forget it 
and let it be, but he didn't feel the increasing pain that was bestowed
upon me

Total discretion is what  he professed
Pretending I was fine, ignoring I'm distressed

I was hurt
I was badly shamed
And there is no one else but him to blame
for making me feel this way inside
for turning the other cheek to the tears
my eyes have cried

I begged him, time and time again
To tell this man, to let it end
He drank his beer and walked away
And for that I'll forgive not another day.


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The Man at the Corner

The man at the corner
is waiting for me.
He is standing there
extremely patiently.

I see him 
in a dark brown coat.
Which compliment 
his chocolate brown eyes.

The bright red roses in his hand
I can see from down the block.
He looks down at his watch
and notices that I am late.

I start to walk a little faster.
My heels click upon the sidewalk.
He looks up into my eyes
And he smiles as he walks towards me.

A deafening screech
brings us to a halt.
A flash of red 
drenches me in filth.

His eyes open wide
and he walks towards me.
The red flash comes faster and
plows over the man.

He keeps driving 
into the building.
I sprint to the man
Who is dying before my eyes.

I softly lift his head
And he looks into my eyes.
Coughs a little blood
and says the words I love you.

The words leave my mouth as well
with tears down my cheeks.
As his eyes roll back into his head
I kiss him on the lips.

Tears break out once more
As he is put into the ground.
The ring on my left hand
I'm twisting nervously around.

I cry at the diamond
and curse that I was late.
For if I wasn't 
he would have lived.

The man at the corner was my husband
waiting there for me 
He was standing there
extremely patiently.



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his memories

walking beside me

his hand in mine

he  touches my soul

again and again

longing to be held

I reach out to him

his memories remain




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LAST POEM

It comes down to it, spring. Let us hear it
Or to make a dignity retreat from a great lover who ran away.
I am here to thank you for being a woman
Through those five years
Thank you for giving me a wonderful boy with his eyes of yours
Thank you for creating a timing dream 
That never would be over in our hours of ease and remembering
Thank you for all God’s duty who taught us hate and love
By the quivering spasm of orgasms a declining master
That was hard to please toward the last moment of bliss.
Thank you for being a good mother toward the end,
God knows why, you try to make it but you failed miserably
Because the limitation of a new sensation of uncertain feeling.
Thank you for letting my boy and me go.
Thank you.




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Forever mine


I am hypnotized by the glimpse in the windows that are your eyes, 
The masculine lines that create your face.
The precise detail put into your body that make you a golden prize.
I am addicted to the creation that gods have worked so hard to form. 
The dimples when you smile the hint of hazel in your brown eyes that appear as if lovers intertwined in a dance of 
romance & seduction. 
I remember every detail. 
I admire every mistake. 
I watch every move. 
And in moments I fall in love again. 
Speak to me and show me the world through magnificent eyes 
That dream of wealth happiness and other things you fantasize.
Immobilize me with your touch and whisper sweet nothings in my ears to silence the body.. 
Let me breath in your skin. 
Taste the essence of you. 
I am In love. 
I am afraid. 
I am addicted. 
I am so many things. 
I am his. And he... 
He is forever mine 


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Today is Your Birthday

Today is your birthday down here on Earth
Is it the same in heaven
Have you gotten older or
Are you a child once again

Today is your birthday
Wherever you are 
Are you safe from danger
With an angel by your side

Today is your birthday
Why did you have to go
Your little boys miss you
Do you feel it too

Today is your birthday
I hope you have peace
Where you are now
Nothing should hurt

Today was your birthday


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When two becomes one

Friday night arrives,
leaves me gasping for breath 
as I try to compose myself 
and answer the door.
Six foot two and dark brown hair 
with doe brown eyes, 
cleanly shaved and
the rest of him hidden
behind an armful of 
the biggest most colorful
bunch of lilies I've seen and
a bottle of wine in the other.
He beams at me,
right eyebrow lifts as he greets me
best as he can with flowers in my back.

We pass through the kitchen 
flowers placed aside in bowl of water,
glass of wine in hand,
as I finish.
I can feel his presence
warm against my neck 
as he spins me around
to gaze into my eyes, 
crushing my lips fervently.
Hands search deeper into my skin
pressing his longing towards me.
So long we have waited for this moment
a soldiers life taking him away from me
for months on end.

A powerful desire takes over
hurriedly he sweeps me off my feet
gathering my skirt 
he makes me float on air.
Thumping heartbeats 
vibrating against one another
as we mount the stairs to the bedroom.

He sets me back on my feet tenderly,
stroking my hair as if remembering,
burying his nose against my neck,
devouring its familiar fragrance,
he takes time to rediscover
familiar territory, 
arousing his attention,
prepared to fulfill his role.
His duty to prepare for battle 
to send his men in 
to perform their duties
and get out as quickly as possible.
Allowing but one's entry
to safety, to ensure 
humanity's existence as per orders.

Entwined together 
our bodies fight for peace,
every emotion passes through us,
all those turbulent times 
now surrendered,
misgivings forgotten,
months of love bundled 
from two into one.
We create...


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A Classified Ad

Wanted : The return of a transparent Silken White Veil
Ecrued edges due to the sands of Lost time : Lost LOVE
No charges filed, no questions asked I have repaired the damage done
The Memorial Garden For my late WIFE LENORE is in full bloom
the shredded Portrait has been replaced ; Thank-YOU Jacque Charbonneau
Lenore's bust, now a polished Marble Emeralds for her eyes
Eyes (I longto see again)Speaking to me from atop Her Headstone
Now You may think me Eccentric, Vain Even Materialistic (maybe I am)
You see this Wedding Veil is the beginning of my Eternity 
With My LOVE , My LIFE ,My WIFE LENORE

P.S.I have all of her Handwritten Original POEMS (Noterized) in a bank vault
Still I would like the CD's back


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This Lion

My journey… has brought me this far
And its thanks in part to you, my love
For I… don’t know how far I’d be today
So thank you very much!

I will be back someday!
So please wait for me, my darling
This lion has to overcome these trails
Laid before my very eyes. So please…
Will you wait for my return?
I promise, that you’ll be in my arms again!

As I… travel alone, I know that
You will be with me in spirit, my love
Even though… All the storms that come my way
Arigatou Gozaimasu!

I shall return to you soon!
So please wait for me, my darling
This lion must survive the wilderness
This lion has got to win! So please…
Wait for me, I beg of you!
I promise you’ll be mine, so please believe in me!


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Ginger Ale Nights

There are some nights
when I am asked,
to bring the ginger ale.

I carry the seemingly
benign beverage from
the cellar without fail.

As I reach the top step,
I can see him 
reach below the sink.

20 oz. of Canadian Whiskey
And a shot of the ale
…the recipe for his drink.

He downs these libations,
steadily through the eve.
Slowly things change.

The room gets hotter,
air is stiller, silently I sit.
Staying out of range.

I watch and wait
and say a prayer 
to do nothing that incites.

You see I have a reason 
to dread the drink 
and those lonely
            ginger ale nights.


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Fireplace Memories

I want to see you burn
in the fireplace
where we kept warm.

Entranced by the flames,
crackling
and the charred wood,
glowing
with a slight hint of blue.

Reminds me of your eyes.

I want to see you there
in place of the wood,
your skin melting
up and down your arms
and your legs
resembling the bark,
rough and black.

I can imagine your distorted face
with your eyes widely opened
into tunnels of spinning waves

your mouth twisted
into a cave
of screeching bats.

Sounds like music.

I want to see
every shred
of your clothes burn
while you squirm
in the light
of my revenge.

Your eyes blue
as the flames,
your skin rough
as the bark.

It makes me smile.

I open my eyes
to see you lying next to me,
half asleep.

I find myself disappointed
as I slowly wake up
and realize you breathing,
alive again.


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S p inning

Holding 
The pieces of 
Fragmentation
In my hands
Listening

To the pulse
Of your being

Rigid
Stance
Flexing
My fingertips
Controlling

The anger
That threatens
To kill me

Beautiful land
Full
Enough
Just enough
Of enough

Full coloured
Patturns
Spinning
Life



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Jumping Through Hoops

I jump through hoops for my girl
She's so hard to love and cherish
Can’t seem to find the precious words
To make her see I love her so

I touch her gently ever careful
She thrust me away every time
What can I say to make it right?
To make her see our love is tight

I pray before I speak to her
Hoping to help her see I'm right
What she thinks is not the truth
I only want the best for her

I show her sympathy mix with love
She takes offense and runs away
The pain she feels is much too deep
She’s hard to appease when feeling hurt

I see her heart breaking down
From the pressures of her stress
I see her dying here before me
She binds my hands behind my back

She is so beautiful, soft, and sweet
I wish she knew the true I share
Behind those eyes, I see she's broken
Nothing I do can fix her now

I jump through hoops to calm her heart
Getting burned by her fire
In the end I test the waters, and
Love was sweet just like always


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Will He Be

Will he be my lover...
Will he be my friend...
Will he be the one who's with me...
to the very end.

Will he be the one...
who tells me
that I'll always be his Queen...
that I possess the greatest beauty...
of any woman he's ever seen.

Will he be the one...
that puts the light back in my eyes...
to make them sparkle and glimmer,
Will he be the one to dispense
with all life's lies.

Will he be the one to hold me...
forever and a day...
Will he be the one to love me...
as if every month were May.

Will he be the one to comb back
my hair
and hold it in his hand

Will he be the one
to whisper to me
sweetly in my ears...

Will he be the one that I'll always want
that I'll forever want to be near.

Will he be the one
whose reflections...
alway make me think anew...
who makes me a better person...
who never makes me blue.

Will he be my vision..
of all I'll ever want
that I'll want to remain forever
as two combined into one.

Will his very memory..
always occupy my mind
Will my thoughts and dreams of him
Hauntingly resonate,
until the end of time.

(November 22, 2010 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2010 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved, 


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Winter

Winter is so long 
So cold
So very lonely 

Oaks winter undressed limbs
Stretch into the bone chilling darkness
Seeking as if to be clothed

She is the embodiment of my sorrow
The bleakness of my empty heart
Like Oak I too am barren 

Under this moonlit night
Oaks silent limbs silhouette like a widow in black lace 
Entwined in the grey mist rising from the lake 

It looks like a backdrop for a spooky movie set
I almost expect the lone ominous black cape-hooded rider
To emerge through the haze with its scythe 

It was near here we often sat - in the sunshine 
Throwing bread crumbs to the ducks
We laughed and kissed under Oaks green canopy 

Serenaded by bird song
We were the embodiment of oneness 
Words couldn’t express
We just knew words were not necessary

We fulfilled each other
There was no want
No need
Except - to continue 

We embraced the setting sun knowing 
The sun rose everyday-

But now
Just an eerie silent grey mist rising 
A stark reminder
Of the absence of your sunshine 
Your warmth- your comfort

I wait solemnly- 
Longing for spring-
For summer-

© Brenda V Northeast  20th of July
rewrite 20th Jan. 2012


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My Knight And I

Humbled yet content, my Knight and I... though never assumed with boundaries
Can God be limited?...  He, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills.

Should we be afflicted...  my Knight and I, whatever the plight? 
knowing well our steps are ordered by the ’Kings of Kings’

Oft’ times the trial becomes weary... 
memory echoes...  “Rejoice, rejoice my beloved”, 
reminding us... ‘as we abound and are pleased, 
when we are abased, contentment must also be’

My Knight and I... ascertained as the ‘Apostle Paul’... 
in whatever direction our path may lead... 
adjustments made... we are content.

Invaluable lesson bestowed upon My Knight and I....
When the hard times come for others, 
We have learned how to direct prayers effectively...
  
Not always that ‘abundance will flow’... but that ‘Joy will come with gratification’ 
during ‘this fiery trial’


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Waiting For Thee

The years has came and went
Leaving many memories to
Hold
Some a bit bitter
Some so sweet

On the shore's I wait for thee
Each time I shed a tear
There is a sad sigh it bring

So bitter it leave me here
Waiting on the shore's for thee
A tear fell, than
A sigh

I know you had to go

I feel you looking down here 
From above

But the fact remain I miss you
So
My tears flow like rain

I imagine you were there waiting
For me
Than I think how happy I will
Be
To walk Thur heaven with you
Holding my hand

Me beside you once again
Feeling you
Looking upon your smiling
Face
The twinkle in your eyes you
Get when you smile

How I loved to sit and look
Into your eyes

Just to watch how your eyes
Twinkle when you smile

Oh, how your eyes would twinkle
When you laugh

But I know one day

You will be waiting at the
Shore for me
One day as I stand by the
Shore's looking for thee


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Holding You

I asked you if I could hold you 
close for comfort and safety 
you held me till the morning 
break .

Stake my love on you sweet man
always just to be held by you ,
in your embrace the world 
slips by. 

To feel your heart beating 
close to mine while resting 
in the middle of your chest 
so safe. 

Nothing better than to feel 
your breaths as they float 
over my face so close to 
your face. 

Never has there been a 
sweeter moment I can 
recall until my heart 
did fall, 

so for you and it has 
never been mine to 
rule since that sweet 
day. 

Ever since you took me 
into your embrace 
and swore your love 
nothing has been 
the same. 

Now I hold you close 
and you hold me close 
we are together for 
the rest of time. 

Always going to hold 
you sweet love... 
And I know you will 
always hold me 
too. 


Dedicated to my Sweetie Michael.


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Come Away with Me

Come away with me…
to a place that’s safe and warm,
where love abounds and none can harm;
to a place where clear blue waters meet hot white sand,
where we can stroll together forever, hand-in-hand.

Come away with me…
to a place where dreams take flight,
and they don’t disappear with the night;
to a place where crashing waves serenade 
lovers lying in a hammock in the shade.

Come away with me…
to a place where we can be free,
where you can be you, and I can be me;
to a place of dancing in the rain,
where we can leave behind all the world’s pain.

Come away with me…
to a place where our bodies become one,
on a blanket under the stars or under the sun;
to a place of no secrets, no regrets,
where forgiveness lives and hurt forgets.

Come away with me…
to a place where bodies entangle in passion’s embrace,
where gazes linger and wild hearts race;
to a place of ecstasy, joy and peace,
where fireworks explode, oh sweet release!

Come away with me…
where no one else can be,
a place reserved for just you and me.
Just hold me tight, get lost in a kiss;
for in that moment is where this place exists.


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do you lie?

lying 
is not always 
a lie
‘though the word remains a lie.

ah, believe 
me, 
my dear!

i love you! yo ti amo!
je t’aime! s’agapo!
ya tivya luvlyou! yah habibe!
ay-ayaten ka! mahal kita! 

in whatever tongue 
you hear me say, it’s all the same 
and I would not take away 
that smile, from you.

you are the half 
that lights me in this life, the 
diamond shines, forever—

without lies!


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Dave Percell

Dave Percell

Dave Percell was many men,
Many of them were meaningless.
Five faces we will talk of here,
Some of kindness, some of fear.

The first I will attest to
Rises with the morning dew:
With ruffled hair and smiling fun,
Dave Percell says, “Morning son!”

He tarries late and leaves for work
Fighting traffic in New York...
This face curses, absent mirth.
Just in time, he reaches the yard,
Steel beams rising, like windows barred.
Blue-collar friends Dave Percell has,
They leer at woman as they pass.

Saturday finds Percell’s son gone.
At a friend’s ‘till morrow’s dawn.
Dave's at home with the boy’s mom.
Beers are out, along with wine,
They strike a rhythm in no time.

Gentle he starts, as a rule,
But soon, his movements are cruel.
He gets angry and chokes,
Savoring the screams the action evokes.
Like a serpent Dave does strike,
Laughing at her screams of fright.

On Sunday, the sun does not rise
Behind a sea of clouds lies the bright prize.
The two souls awaken early,
His hair straight and hers so curly.
Dave Percell?s wife has a bruised face.
She puts on make-up, like a race.
Dave smiles, ignorant her pain.
They crawl to the car, through the rain.

At church early on that day,
They heard their good pastor say,
“You should never hate, rather pray.”
At that, Dave?s wife turned her head
And to God she silently said,
“LORD, take not Dave, but me instead.”

So now you know, the story’s been told
One forever new, yet ages old.
You’ve heard of Dave Percell and his life,
You’ve learned about his lovely wife,
You’ve listened to their marital strife.

“What did happen,” you may rightly wonder,
Well, just listen to the heavens’ broiling thunder,
You’ll sense the scrutiny Dave Percell’s under
You’ll know his fate, on Judgment Day... asunder.


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Breathe Together

“Together Breathe”
I look away when
You speak to me,
Trying to pretend that
I’m listening but I’m not,
I’m such a snot!

I’m in my head,
Thinking to myself

I’m holding on to
Your every word,
I want to play,
Wanting to please you,
Want to make sure that I say
Just that right thing
That you want me to say
Each day.

Where do we connect?
How do we meet
Each other’s needs?
How do we plant our seeds
And do good deeds?
How do we
Together breathe.





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strawberry wine

the sweet taste of strawberry wine
burns my chapped lips
it hides my pain of losing you
your crimson cheeks
how they greeted me each morning
til your last


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It's Nothing

It's Nothing
       by Amy Swanson   12/2008


Lost in my thoughts
     you ask me
            what's wrong

    (I hate that question)

I smile and say "It's nothing"
     but really it's something...

                The sum of far too many nothings
                      that sometimes knock
                               on my spirit's door.

Totality of all the
    grandly glaring
         loudly unsaid things


            that build the wall

             (we hide behind)

            that is between us.


Memories of hurt
   that you don't even see
       or maybe you refuse to see.

Memories of hurt
   I've tried to erase
       but like a stubborn stain
           they will not go away

So many things 
that should be said
between you and I...

but never are.

A simple question
  is precursor
    to
           loneliness
              emptiness
                   misunderstanding

And so...
    when you ask,
           I know just what to say.


It's nothing.


Time has taught
     that telling you
            my fears
                 my worries

only cause an angry hurt between us.

And so...
     I simply leave it
                  unstated.

It's nothing.

But there are times
when all these things
come crashing into me

         (so strong)

like waves descending violently
upon some far away, sandy shore

Why won't you see?
     Why do you refuse to see?


But 
in time
the pain subsides,
retreating to the furthest 
corners of my mind, my soul
waiting for the time
when they will 
surface yet 
again.


Never mind me.

     Everything is fine.

         I'm just lost in my thoughts...

               Really.


It's nothing.


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TICKET TICKET TICKET

TICKET TICKET TICKET

TICKET TICKET TICKET 
TICKET TICKET TICKET 
  
Every line not just the bus the cafeteria at least in the lesser smaller rules would 
have a line and must produce the TICKET to get the product eye can sense it 
does not matter now ewe eye has glazed and interest has wandered back to the 
television or the window even oh please ewe pay attention. A stub of counterfit 
will not benifit the lame or halt or worried for there gender there they must have 
the goods in hand the concrete tender the dough rey mee the stuff that makes 
mens greed the money. After carefull consideration of the facts it takes the 
monkey on his back to make the money that he needs to carry greed to pinnacle 
mountains on his overactive garden of imagination he is ON the MARK he is 
Standing Toe to Toe with JOE and active in his quest and merciless at rest he 
makes his way down the line with TICKET in his hand no matter if its milk or 
meat or love or final resting place. Who is that on that cactus patch does it rally 
matter MOE his name was JOE they ALL was JOE he could have went on down 
the road but stayed to die in cactus OH what was his name it never matters to a 
martyer his spirit fled when they killed his body his name is JOE. He had his 
ticket in his hand a purple flower clutched so hard he bled. He hollard out her 
name he called her Violet and then he came to knoe his GOD again this time in 
person he has his TICKET in his hand but what is left is NOT man just another 
NUMBER on the list just another burial to be placed he had his TICKET in his 
hand a violet flower he is now a man at rest. 

_________________ 
Jesus Freak Homeless 
   
           
   


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New Dawn

One bright light was snuffed out
     by a crystal mist
smoky white tendrils weaving paths
     of promise and destruction
          through his mind, body and soul

My own sacred garden grown thick
     with weeds of discontent, vacant
covered in a winter blanket
     of icy protection
          longing for his warmth

Watching in despair and helplessness
     his bright sun shrinking
          vanishing towards oblivion...
               then totally eclipsed

The stranger who claimed to  be my
     husband these last few years died
          as the man I married
               fought for his life

Then, the fragile flowers of my heart
     felt his new and dawning light
          calling forth the spring blossoms
               tender petals slowly unfurl

The Hummingbird returns to my dreams.


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A wife's yearning to be a mother

Please forgive me my love for I am not in my right mind
dysphoria has taken over me. It's a merciless disease that shatters my liveliness
do not think a single time that you've caused this ailment upon me
without you this diease would become a tragic demise
you save me from the end each smile you reveal
you liberate my tortured heart with every kind word you deliver
you might wonder why I suffer from this heartless lonliness
All I sigh for is a life and soul conceived from our immortal love
a life that proves our love can grow and our essence will live eternally
a soul that mirrors your selfhood and captures your true character
I crave for your innocence to grow in my womb and develop into a definite entity
I want to live knowing I gave you all the affection my heart can bestow
I need to feel the product of our love evolve within me
I'm aware of how powerful our endearment is and how profound our souls marry
If our love is truly everlasting then patient and effervescent I shall remain
Knowing one miraculous day our spirits will conjoin and create a divine new life...


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Boommerbombillessentials14

I came to say, I cannot stay, I know I must be going, in the royal unreal realm 
of simple selfish self, shedding/shredding of the u/me/my shydom charade of people poor of word, thought, premise and promise, but lay waste to words
more of toiled terdom, lest of prostrate para phrase, some ill of chance, some driven by mere sillo cir-cum-stance, but yet all speak of shillshock silly ro ma nance. When I read your 
words, and see your shallow thoughts, I think of co intentions derived, so fleshily fractured in lieu of rectal information that I see only all slow contrived, love lived unrealized.
You can take yourself, so important, so reliant that no one else can u be, yet when alone you pray, your wishes seem to say, the love you've seen to sow, is what you've slain and all your own is forgiven forever and a day. Turn back your so so speak space indifferential don't ever slack to remember your place in loves real time rhyme, when you learned that just to love is as good as to be loved, unless it is meant to be by a willful non being, guilty to of all that is knowing, not knowing unforgiving un less you 
thinkthank you could, be awful good and not pre pursue a moment that all is said in non normal nomenclature alphabet albeit I follow you in all of my instincts to let you gogo. I see all that is you and wallow in your everpresence of my own loud aloneness yet feau pause for your anoited
allowance of love forgiveness in our togetherness aplenty. When love ends
and couples cease to exist, where does love go??? When do u abandon "ship".


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Building Obsessed

BUILDING OBSESSED
 
How your hand caressed a building,
like it was your shapely lover.
 
How wet tears in your eyes collected 
and dropped like raindrops
at the demise of the Twin Towers,
not for the people inside but for
the noble structures themselves.
 
When we looked at your developed
pictures together almost all of them
would be of buildings, hardly any had
people in them at all.
 
Morning, noon and night
that's all you had on your mind
and in your sight was buildings.
 
You were obsessed!


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To My Beloved....A Letter Poem

To My Beloved

We’ve been through hell
	hell and back again, really,
			To a new beginning
	                                    a fresh start, relearning
		who we are,
			what we want, dream, desire.
		Lovers, reuniting
			Savoring the long anticipated flavors,
				                            textures, scents of intimacy
			Remembering all the secret places
				pausing, lingering, slow and deliberate
					savoring, craving, flesh quivering
					connecting like never before,
		Made all the more bittersweet
				knowing your health is deteriorating
			wondering how long I have 
				to store these precious moments
		I don’t want to lose you again
		so I savor your every touch
		    your intrepid gaze, your jaunty smile,
         		            your twinkling eyes
			your laugh, your humor, your kiss
				So, if I seem a bit clingy, or
			               	        loiter too long over a parting embrace
					forgive me,
					    indulge me,
					        love me,
				Just hold me,
				     work your magic 
					and enchant me...
								
		                                                 I am yours forever.


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wanted love

                    Lord mabey I want to much, a closeness,
                  that I can touch, a depth of passion,
                  that's within us both, not only.....
                  kids, bill and hope......
                   I want reasurance that it's there,
                  that I have someone who truly cares...
                  not someone who's here, but somewhere deep inside.....
                 words are words , but actions need to reside.....
                  Actions are the memories, the houghts that we hold,
                 even when wegroe old,the actions can be told....
                 when does it start, whas in your heart.....
                  


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Love dies

I have felt the sting of your hurtful words 
I have cried a thousand tears
I have lived to long in your world
I have tried to change you for fifteen years

You used your anger to control 
Your hands to hit not to love me
Now you want to know why I have to go
Why I want to be free

Now it is over and done 
you want me back promising you will do right
But I hung on to long
I don't want you to hold me tight

I wish sometimes we could have had a good marriage
But our love died long ago
You wanted to treat me like a little bird and lock me in a cage
Well this little bird has to spread her wings don't you know


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Start Courting Again

There comes a time in every marriage 
when a certain junction is reached 
When you or your spouse will start to think 
that your love has reached it's peak. 

When times like this come around 
Do something other than you have been 
Forget the NOW and the rut that your in 
And just start courting again. 

A gentle touch for no reason at all, will start you on your way 
A spontaneous dance with no music at all, anytime of the day 
A trip just for ice cream as a midnight treat 
And don't forget that all important massage for the feet 

During a marriage you are bound 
To fall in and out of love time and again 
The true art of staying married is that you don't fall 
out of love at the same time in the end 

If you can recognize this when it occurs 
You can get past this little crisis and then 
Take the steps needed to bring back the love 
Once you start courting again 

A kiss when you pass in the hall 
Or a hot passionate telephone call 
Streak through the house buck nekkid together 
Skinny dip in any weather 
Feed each other red ripe strawberries 
Any thing silly you did when first married 

You may think I'm crazy or I've lost my mind 
But just put away those fears 
This has worked for my Husband and I 
For the past Thirty three (+) years 

It doesn't have to cost lots of money 
In fact it's better when free 
I bet when you first married, you were as broke 
as any new couple would be 

Take these words of advice to heart 
And have fun when your with her or him 
Just keep it spontaneous and silly 
When you start courting again


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motorcycle ride

i am bare-headed
on his motorcycle
every mile is in his hands
i am free,
sight-seeing,
adventurous
i am with the wind
with the road
on a trip 
to nowhere
it's the experience
 that i love


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Sportsmans Wife

 
Ladies, if you marry a sportsman that loves the outdoors be ready for some beautiful gifts
On your birthday, a new rifle or fishing pole, how about a bass boat or four-wheeler on your anniversary
Ladies gets smart! Don't wait until you have seven rifles, three shotguns, two bass boats, and two four-wheelers, a Jeep and a canoe
If you want a Coach or Dooney and Burke, new dress, or perfume go out and buy them a month before Christmas, birthdays, Easter, Valentines, and etc.
Show them to your hubby, give him a big hug and kiss for it thank him for the nice thoughtful gifts!

10/30/2014


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PRICELESS

Get my hair done-70$
Get my nails done-25$
Brand new baby phat outfit (your favorite color)- 215$
New pair of shoes-80$
I spent all day cooking and the house is clean. I've made your favorite meal.
The fact that you didn't noticed and my heart is broken-PRICELESS


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He Might Begin the Nonsense

He doesn’t listen at things twice
He perhaps hears them all at once
We wonder and ho! there he is!
Tiptoeing, kicks; ho! he’s jumpy 
Carries the wife in his mouth all the time
And spits words full of noise, hear them clapping
He’s sharp o my God! and tells his truth, 
But might Begin the Nonsense, if you surround him
He begins with jokes then laughter, ends with a cry
He is a part-timer, he teaches and supervises himself 
He talks about anything, ask him the source, so he laughs!
You say a sentence and same way he repeats it
So He Might Begin the Nonsense 


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Love colors

His arms postured and reaching like branches
With the strength and vigor of the wind
His eyes are charismatic as a sapphire open sea
With moony wisps of salty air setting me free
And I am wrapped around his heart
Love has triggered a ruby hunger
Emotions have swelled as the heat of a summer day
Cherry plum lips so feverishly ripe
Hearts of fire are eternally linked
Lovers tempest sentiment cry aloud
Profoundly stuttering the venerable soul
Forever passing in an enchanted state
Having painted butterflies and turquoise fairy dust  
Tenderness knows no limits of tone
Her twinkling aurora of colors rise in the darkness
Grasping at the echoes, and a moment in time 
The driving of measurable love sublime


(Dedication to my husband John )
 





 


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Do You Feel Me...

Teetering… 

on that prolific edge of mediocrity 

Groping… 

like some street-ravaged whore in the darkness 

Clinging… 

to that abstract formality of “us” 

Drowning… 

as you lie, complacent, in your nothingness


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Marriage

The harder I try
to satisfy the worse it seems
to get.
And yet
I keep on trying daily
Till death do us part.


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Forever-Part 3

We get off the plane and smell the lovely air. Hawaii. One of the most beautiful places. I look at you and smile. "This place is beautiful," I say, spinning around. "Yes, it is," you say and pull me close. "I love you," I say. I love you too," you say and kiss me. Hand in hand we walk into the setting sun.

The sun's poking through the shades in our room. "Good morning beautiful," you say when I open my eyes. "Good morning," I say and smile. "I've got a surprise for you," you say and smile. I look at you questionably. "Just get dressed and I'll show you." "Okay."

You take my hand and lead me down to the beach. "I heard you've always wanted to do this," you say and smile. You point to two goals. My face lights up. "Sand soccer," I say happily and look at you. You kiss me and smile, "I figured you'd like it." We walk down to the two goals and we'r e put on a team. We play for hours and hours.

When the game is over, we sit on the sand by the shore. "That was fun," I say and look at you. "Yeah, it was," you say and lean in and kiss me. "I love you," I say as you warp your arms around me. "I love you too," you say and smile. We watch the sun set on the beautiful sea before we head back to our room.

The next day we surf. We surf for hours. "This is great baby," you say as we sit on our boards. "Yeah," I say and smle, "you must really like doing this," I say and brush a srand of hair from your face. "Yes," you say and you lean in and kiss me.


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Pondering Pride & Love

I realized that I so often write on the beauty of love
The wonderful joy that it brings into our lives
But as we all know, there is also the other side
The side when two people disagree on something
Be it big or be it small, it has the power to become large
The little things can destroy love
Like frozen water has the ability to split hard rock
The relationship between my wife and I, have faced -
Obstacles the size of the Grand Canyon 
It is of my belief that pride is the worst enemy of love
And in all honesty pride is but a deceptive illusion, the father of lies
Please don’t get me wrong we have the right to have pride
In things we do and who we are
But it is imperative for us
To control that pride and not let it control us
Don’t fall prey to the illusion that you are better than others
We are all created equal; each of is a child of God
If I may offer some advice regarding a relationship
That will help yours nourish and grow
Put your pride in the one you love above your own
Because self pride or ego if you will, is the devils tool
In fact that is what got him cast out of heaven
I hold my wife in higher regard than I do myself
And she feels the same about me
And that makes it very easy for us to communicate
Which of course is the key to a healthy relationship
What she says means more to me that what I say
What I say means more to her than what she says
And that makes it very easy for us to stand on common ground
In admiration of each other


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My Love

Looking out of my window 

I wanted to send you that 

Perfect kiss

Thinking of you with such

Delight

By the burning candle light

Sipping champagne

As the bubbles tickle my nose

Painting my heart with such

Love

And passion from my soul

From the plateau I sit

Admiring   a love that is so sensual

Holding so much pleasure

The moment so sultry wrapping my

Body 

Into a silken gown

Flowed in a fine soft lustrous

Pink..

Softly as it wrapped me

To meet my love my heart my

Everything my life


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No Valentines

I Look above
as i open my eyes
the sun shines upon your hair
i smile as you climb out of bed
looking at you as i shake my head
no good morning
no kiss
not even a glance
Crystal tears slice at my face
your love i cant erase
years and years
of the same old thing
No Valentines...


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Painful

Sitting here in a bed that once was mine
but now it isn't

A hot night, lovely and abandoned
A constant feeling of lost love and intimacy

Watery eyes is often a daily effect
the end has arrived

A thought of a brand new beginning
was sorely crushed and shattered

When my love was rejected, once again
my pillows felt my pain, the soaking of the blanket
and sheets had felt the tears my eyes had rained

I positioned myself gracefully to my side of the bed
as he lay there drenched in the covers
from his feet up to his head

I listen to silence, for words are no spoken
but all that  is said is heard
for actions speak louder than words

I cooked the other night
worked all throughout the day
to wake up in the morning
and find the food still on his plate

I cry all the time

He does what he wants, stays out late
the phone never rings, throughout the whole entire day
I want to leave, I want so badly to escape
all the hurt and all the pain
just take my daughter and run away

I pray one day I have the strength 
to do what needs to be done
to leave this man, to leave this house
before my spirit is gone


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Forever Safe

She knew that he was leaving
They had a baby on the way
He’d definitely miss the delivery,
Most likely the 1st birthday
He knows that she’s a fighter
She’d have to do this one on her own
He was leaving to fight a war, flying out today
He’d call her when he could,
He would write her everyday ,
But most of all he’d pray to God
That if anything -  
she’d  be forever safe

We do what we have to do
To live life,  to love
We’ll always fight for freedom
So the world is safe for us
And the love of our family
Let’s  pray to God each day,
That  he will always  keeps us
 -   forever safe

The letters, they kept arriving
They made her laugh and cry and weep
She’d read each one again out loud 
Every night before she’d  sleep
Then there’d be a note just for the baby
Words of love sent from his daddy
Telling him one day soon,
Soon,  they would meet
After each letter she’d kneel and pray,
To God and the Heavens above 
Please God,  if anything, 
please keep him safe

We do what we have to do
To live life,  to love
We’ll always fight for freedom
So the world is safe for us
And the love of our family
Let’s  pray to God each day,
That  he will always  keeps us
 -   forever safe

He shouted words of love and encouragement
Through a static phone line that was fading out, 
He could hardly hear, with the explosions all around
She cursed him like a sailor ,
She pushed while screaming out his name
He said, I know that you’re  a fighter
Fight now and give him life
In the heartbeat of a second, 
The world went silent - all around
No more static on the phone line and
He heard the new life of his son cry out

A son and a soldier cried  together
A mother and a wife was in between
She said, my nose, your eyes
And he’s a fighter like his daddy
So, fight and come home, there’s someone you gotta meet
Just promise me,  you’ll keep yourself – safe

We do what we have to do
To live life,  to love
We’ll always fight for freedom
So the world is safe for us
And the love of our family
Let’s  pray to God each day,
That  he will always  keeps us
 -   forever safe


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Flawless

(2004)

That man, 
Makes me love him
Want him 
Miss him
That man can show me how to treat him
Out of his imperfection
Unbelievable reaction

That man
Whose love I need to breathe
Whose presence I need to feel
Is unpretty

That man
The one I live with
The one I share my lips
The one I call my love
Is unpretty
My flawless unpretty lover


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Accidental Spouse

as with any story it began with
a blissful start borne of twain
innocent hearts aptly swooning
in a hapless saga of cowardice,
a strange exhibition of clueless
ever misfortunate dysfunctional
souls, each winning the lottery
in a marriage never intended,

a union tested and found wanting
in life’s uncompromising journey
of an inept incidental husband
enhanced by a fortuitous wife,
both indulging a vacuous fantasy 
an unrelenting wanton odyssey
giving rise to causeless miracles
of carefree unreal expectations,

a fairy tale of naïveté between
of a husband who won’t lead
and a wife who won’t follow
sharing a voluptuous way of life,
wherein time’s eager trickster’s
misleading subliminal promises
shipwrecks their felicitous dream
turning it instead into a nightmare,

what once was a sacred romance
truly bathed in desire’s afterglow
a cast of lot’s in love‘s shadow is 
but an impermanent factor of life,
of a wayfarer forever wild at heart
embarking on an lifetime adventure
a masculine journey of discovery
into the deep secret to a man’s soul,

one ordinarily lovingly subservient
not consumed by selfish intentions
of desperation shallow and hollow,
desirous of unconditional love but is
forever disappointedly emasculated
a distorted convenient afterthought
of a captivating bride yet unwilling
an enjoined spouse dutifully tamed,

a captive spurned by a closed spirit
oft disrespected ne’er able to break
free of hurtful feelings of brokenness
of a lover effete oft held in contempt,
wherein the story inexplicably ends
a husband unlearned of the mystery
of a woman’s soul separated of an 
accidental spouse o’er yonder reigns

© Eugene Harvey


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Gentle Touch

Your gentle touch by work roughened hands 
caresses my body softer then the finest silk
Endearments whispered in the darkness
are more precious to me than song
Eyes that express your truth
are held more dear than a poem
Your kiss that claims my heart
binds me tighter than chains
The feel of strong arms around me
imparts a strength unsurpassed
Two souls mated as ours
lasts longer than time


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For My Love

Someone once asked me
Why do I love you?
How could I love you?
What do I see in you?

Maybe it's the way you care
or the way you listen
Maybe it' the perfect brown curls
or those hypnotic brown eyes

Maybe it's the way your eyes light up
when you laugh
Maybe it's because I feel safe
whenever I'm in your arms

Maybe it's because
you're always there
even when everyone else
turns away

Maybe it's because
you're different than the others
Unike them, you're not a jerk
you're not fake

I don't care
what everyone else says
Doesn't matter
what you are to them

Because you're perfect
to me
In my eyes
you are the world

The sun
that gives everything life
The moon
with such power and magic

the cool breeze
on a hot summer day
the little ray of hope
in the darkest shadows

You are
the beating
of my heart

you are my heart


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To Be With You

To be with the one you love!
To know that it is right!
To be with the one and only person that has stolen your heart!
Knowing that this will last!
Praying that our love only grows stronger!
Knowing in your heart that it will!
Being with your one and only through thick and thin!
That only makes what we have stronger!
To know that no matter what his love will always be there!
For him to know that his love is returned!


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Lady Madness

Lady Madness how dost thou lie in mine bed?
How darest I allow thee upon my honor tread?
Fair Lady, Fair Madness, drop the dagger from the mind!
Remember once we were the honorable kind?
Oh how hath we slain the king? Lest some restless
worm eateth at thy brain?
My love, my dearest, I pushed thee though thou pushed me!
To hell with Hecate and her faces three!
I love the fair Lady!  Rest upon my cheek.
Perhaps you will return to sanity should you meet God in sleep.

Mary Evangeline


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Longest summer of my life

Its been too long;
I NEED to feel your arms around me,
Your fingers tagled with mine,
My lips on yours,
Your hand in my hair.
I dont ever want to leave
Your cherished embrace;
Im so happy and complete
When Im with you
I feel so alive;
You make me forget everything
But you
For a few precious hours.
I miss those nights
I want them back
I miss you so much.


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Compeyson

We were perfect together
Inseparable
Night and day
Two blackened petals of the amaranth
Wizened, rotted, but eternal

A white angel, a waxwork skeleton
Gliding up the road
Towards the wedding knell
And by the altar 
Before the eyes of God
A letter, with your scrawled apology across it.

Rushing to the phone now
Dialling your number with spinster’s fingers
I cry
Don’t leave me

“The number you are calling no longer exists”

Then I remember
You faded long ago
The dress has yellowed
The clocks have stopped
The feast has rotted

I’m talking to myself.


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The Homecoming

The wind’s warmth gently breathes into my veins
As the road winds through a familiar passage.
Across the dusk canvas a welcoming aura emanates
From the city and streets I once called my own, 
This is my homecoming.

Smiles dawning on the mouths of friends in waiting
And mine, mine as well as I know the joys to come…
Where trails converge tales emerge, old new alike
Cheers to you you you, round round round.

Lives change change, love weight work
Lost gained gained lost, yet no one’s really changed.
The old refrain sang and sung, off key in harmony
Midnight wick sits searing, behind the window pane.

From the town I loved, the road winds away
My gaze now content on faces in the dashboard
Smiles dawning on the mouths of family waiting
And mine, mine as well as I know the joys to come…
This is my homecoming.


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in your shirt

I languish
in my comfort
wearing a old
shirt 
you wore out 
a long time ago

i smile to myself
thinking
how you don't
know ....

what...or who  
i  am...

you seem 
so very certain
and 
you think you know 
me

and you smile....

and i smile....

yet i am inert
in my somnolence 
living  in your old
shirt 

and......as i sleep
renewing my antimation
in your shirt...

and in my dreams 
i continue to smile...
and you smile....


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Man In A Bottle

Dead end story, dead end train,
No girl left to find, no heart left to claim,
Held back by the glasses and clinking of ice,
The whiskey, the bar, the story of my life.

Tears in the whiskey draw memories to view,
A girl in my arms, our hearts born anew,
The dress, the kiss, the vows and the love,
Tears fall once more as I look up above.

To the tattered old ceiling, a cobweb or two,
Look past to the sky, like your eyes, colored blue,
See your smile through rain, and your face through the sky,
Goodbye sweet angel, forever goodbye.

Fog my memory, take the reigns,
With liquid fire, flood my veins,
Pour it through and watch me burn,
A man in a bottle with a lot to learn.


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looking for answers

let me hide and close my eyes
so i can cry and clean myself
of all my sorrow
so i don't drown myself in hurt
i'm looking for an answer
in all the wrong places
when i should of asked myself why--
why would my husband cheat on me?
in the moment of passion
would i cheat on him?
would i give up everything to start all over again?
then why would my husband feel this?
i'm struggling with an emotional meltdown
depressed and worried to be alone


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Hell froze over

the reason for christmas
the bribe to the devil that i can kill with a joke
we told old man winter who he was
how to make it snow
and where he was
boy was he mad
everyone was there
i know many don't remember
we barely got out alive

The controversy of sarcasm
to the one who believes everything
that cannot contain his own force
from the corner of the world
with his voice activated missile
and the curse to lead him in his attempt
of figuring out the secret word

soo obvious
i try soo hard
i don't think he will ever get it
in love 
and in hate
he loves me
a peculiar crime to return him to innocence
to be part of the true reflection of the meaning of life

if something goes wrong with the meaning of life
it affects the gods that are his reflection
mankind a reflection of these gods
working throughout history buying one more piece of the puzzle to perfection
mankind a hero, just needs to start acting like one

with half a brain trying to show the world its own broken heart
i can't give you the answer just selfrighteously string you along
working on tricking an evil genie to get what you want
sometimes you have to do things half backwards to get it done
eventually the time will come when we realise the blind leading the blind
yeah sure, when hell freezes over they'll say
and right around the corner the karma police on the scene of the crime

undercover to tell the truth
of one unbelievable lie


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Summer Memories

The sweet smell of pine
prickles my nose.
It reminds me of that summer
I met you under the stars.
Seems like only yesterday
your strong hand
grabbed mine so tenderly.
With grainy sand between our toes,
we walked along the moonlit beach.
The ocean waves lapped against
the shoreline we strolled.
As we gazed at the beautiful night sky,
the heavens twinkled and smiled.
Morning came as I woke up
in your arms.
Gently a breeze flowed in
through the open window.
On it was carried the scent
of a pine tree - 
the very tree that became memory's bliss.


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Lord, Help Us

Lord, I know that there is something,
That you want us to do together.
What it is exactly- I don’t know.
But I do know that every moment
That we spend together it slowly 
Begins to show. It is hard to do this:
The feeling is so unusual. But I know for 
A fact that you don’t just want us to be 
Casual. I’m madly in love with him after 
Only a few months, and a bunch of
Stupid stuff that we both did. This is so
Weird but I know you work mysteriously.
So I pray constantly that we,
Walk in the path that you designed for us.
Lord, I know you want us for something 
That I can’t quite pinpoint. He knows too.
I love him; he loves you, and most of all,
We love You. Lord, help us to do what we
Are equipped to do not for us but You.
The kingdom needs us to do your will.
So that we will finally get what is for us.
You gave us the tools and the shoes,
 To walk together in love and not shame.
You know our family by name. Give us the 
Strength to endure whatever pain that 
Comes along with our walk. And I pray that 
You will constantly talk to our hearts,
And that we never part from each other,
Or You because I just know deep down,
That You have given us together.
A tough task to do and serious storms, 
To weather. Lord, help us to remain on task
And I pray that our love will forever last. 


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Eternity Awaits

I ask the universe, “Who you are”
Priceless dust from a distant star
An angel wrapped in human skin
Whose love led me away from sin
Things in life we shall never know
The beautiful depths of our own soul
(Though that is which I seek)
From the depths of an empty soul
Broken and lost with no meaning or goal
A tired old fool was led to the light
You’re more than my love you’re my plight
(The reason I was, I am or I ever will be)
For your love, that which I hold
Miracle stories should be told
My love eternity awaits you and I
History has written our names in the sky
(Long before time began)
We were written into the book of life
Antoinette shall become Michael’s wife
(Though so many times we had failed)
But together just look how we shine
With a love that is beautifully divine
Its like we were born that very day
All the past just slowly faded away
Toni all that is left for you and I
Stardust floating in a rainbow sky


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I Am a Lucky Man

So sweetly, 
as she descended the stairs
I turned at the perfect moment to see her beauty.
Nothing to anyone else’s eyes,
but to mine, she is perfection.
She came down, 
just wearing everyday clothes,
but, it was the way she carried herself
that made me stop,
breathe a heavier breath
and smile.
She does that to me often,
for her heart outshines the sun.
Her glow
outdoes the moon’s.
Her smile,
far out smiles that of the Mona Lisa.
My own personal masterpiece,
only not made of canvas.
She is made of sweet smelling,
soft and desirable
skin,
my everything.


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Frozen Heart

Your soul is
Ice cold 
Frozen solid
Like concrete
You are like
Steel on the inside

Your human interactions
Are like that of a corpse
It is like you are dead
The beating of your 
Heart has ceased 
Your heart now lies dormant
Like an empty tomb
You feel no emotion
Just like a sociopath
You can feel no empathy
For you are numb inside
Void of any life

In a way though
You are like a vampire
Eternally searching
For your next host
To drain the life from
You shed no tears for
The ones that you have
Drowned in the abyss
That you wallow in
Despite possessing a rope
With which to pull 
Yourself out with

Misery is all you know
So there you will remain
Until your last breath
Since your soul has been
Tormented for what 
Seems like an eternity
You can never feel sorrow
For the darkness that you drag
Everyone into whose only sin
Was loving you 



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Rotten Smile

Rotten Smile
(About hatred for spouse)

(18/08/08)

I was having my walk today
Watching over the beautiful park
Sweeping the landscape of clay
With my eyes then I saw you there
Giving me your rotten smile

I always imagine someone else
Hugging me, smiling at me
Neither you nor your rotten smile
The hard reality couldn't even recount my pain

I'm stuck with you
Your rotten smile haunts me down
ever you realize that you are rotten to me?


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Lack Of Sight

Lack of sight,
You should be her knight,
Out peddling wood,
Oh, if I could,
Take your place,
Sense, you have not a trace

I don't understand,
How anyone in this land
Could be so blind,
Takes the stupid kind,

I guess a chance for me,
To atone you see,
For I was once as dumb,
As you seem to have become.


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Not Tonight

Just awaking in me to be something other than what I appear to be.
Placement productivity, because this is what I appear to be.
That sublime stature, of open emptiness, and lustful matter.
 That, 
“I keep it from you because I care”. 
You don’t want to appear harsh and unyielding, 
In your shielding the fact that you love another,
And I’m cool with that.

You see… I want something else tonight, 
Not to be the apprentice, to your significant other, I want something you never 
dare offer.
Incurable senitivity, showmanship ambition for me, a guaranteed,
Place in your heart, 
A place where I can lay,
In your mind, with room, and space to grow,
No… that’s right I don’t want sex tonight!

You might think we’re still living in the moment,
But we’ve been planning this all along; spontaneity was never an official issue,
Because it’s me, I don’t want the second seat, 
I don’t want to be turn into the “old biddy” teaching live seminars “for the sure-fire 
way to monogamy”.
So go home, run for that bus,
Catch that train,
 Before you miss that plane, because i don’t want sex tonight.

That touch I yearned for, was never the speeding ryhme, but that steal comfort 
that it’s going to last unequivocal.  
If I walk a hundred paces in from you, I don’t to have to worry.
And hurry back, because i can’t trust the silence any longer.
Play with my ears, the looking me in my eyes, kissing me with intensity, 
Is liable to increase my faith in us.

I want more, than appears to be here,
Devotion, extra attention, words that can send warm voltage,
To my senses
You have it in you; I just know that’s not for me now.

So I love you, I do, okay, but your sex don’t make me safe,
It doesn’t protect me from my conscience, when you leave.
So go home please!  


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Forever-Part 4

We get off the plane, back in LA. We drop our stuff off at home and go out for the day.

 

You wait outside the bathroom door. "Baby," I say. You stop breathing. "What is it?" I slowly open the door. "Yes." I say and smile. "Yes!" you scream and pick me up. You spin me around and kiss me.

9 months later I step out of the car. 3 of us this time. Isavella. Our first daughter. "She looks just likeher mom," you say and smile. "With her daddy's eyes," I say and look at you. "I love you," you say. "I love you too," I say and gently kiss me.

 

We're older now we've made it a long way. We sit on the deck and watch the sun set. "All or nothing," I say and hold your hand. "All or nothing," you say and lead me down to the sand. "30 years is a long time," you say to me and pull me close. " So is forever," I say. You hit play and Amazed comes on. "We'll make it that far, I swer," you say as we start to dance. We look at Isabella playing in the sand. "I know baby," I say and smile.
 

We'll last forever. Nothing will break us. We'll always be together.



Together forever.


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Pay Back

I keep your picture
By my Bed.

So when I flip the covers back
I can slap you in the face.

As you have slapped mine
All these years.

Not with your hand
But with your cold indifference.


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Taken For Granted

Never cherished
Taken for granted
Forgotten
More often than not
No one truly has seen
The beauty that lies
Inside my heart 
When I love someone
Every breath I breathe
Is only for my love
So I can spend one more
Moment giving them a tender
Kiss or loving embrace
I cannot live without their love
It is like life saving oxygen 
That I would perish without

So every year that passes
Little pieces of my heart die
I struggle for every breath
For every love that comes my way
Comes with a double edge sword
For my desire I must always pay a price
Abuse is the only kind of love I have known
It either comes in the form of neglect
Comes in the form of battering my body or
Lastly it comes by the battering of my soul
Through words of emotional abuse that are uttered
I have been left a damaged, incomplete woman that 
Does not know how to recognize anything but dysfunction

Love is our reason for living
But, love forsakes so many
The world is a lonely place
Many people don't have
Someone to love them
They sleep alone without
A lover to embrace them
They have no one with which
They can share a meal 
No one to hold them 
When they cry
No one to hold their
Hand when they are ill
No one to stand by them
When the road they are 
On gets a little bumpy

If you are fortunate 
Enough to be loved
Cherish what you have
Been blessed with
Hold on to it tight 
Never letting it go
Treasure the gift that has
Been bestowed upon you
Always let your love know
How much they mean to you
You never know if that will
Be the last time you see them
Our life span has no guarantees
Live every day like it is your last
Put an end to your searching
Because what lies before you
Is where you will find true utopia


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My Statue

A constant presence
Watching over me
Always by my side
Ready to pick me up
Everytime I fall
No facades around you
I can be myself
I don't have to masquerade
As someone else so you
Will remain true to me

Through the many storms
That have come our way
You have remained
Knowing all my secrets
Knowing all my sins
Nothing I could do would
Ever cause your statue
For me to crumble

Despite so many years
Of unrequited love
You waited a lifetime
Just for the chance 
To show me your love 
No matter what I looked like
No matter what I had done
To break your heart
You always referred to me
As your ideal woman
"Perfect" in your eyes
Your love for me is true
Like a statue always standing
As a tribute of your devotion



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Sociopath Part 1

You don't see me
As a woman
You only see me
As your prey
Your next meal
Seeking to devour me
With your razor sharp fangs
Superficially charming
But, I see through your facade
Your smoke and mirrors
Aren't fooling me
Salivating at the
Thought of making
Me your next victim
You feel Carnal desires
Burning inside you
Swelling up like 
A tidal wave
Trying to make this
Surfer catch a ride
On your cryptic sailboat
In your sea of 
Sacrificial lambs

Cruel deception
Pretty lies
Cool as an 
Autumn breeze
With every single
Act of prevarication
That you commit
Shakespearean performances
In your presence
Acting out so many 
Histrionic displays 
Of drama to seduce
The gullible souls
Who want to understand you
So that you can exsert
Your dyspotic control
Over their lives
Enslaving them
Your narcissism
Prevents you from
Understanding the
Tears they cry
Because of your wrath

Monotone voice
No accentuation
No emphasis can
Be heard because
You don't mean
The words that
Leave your lips 
A poker face
Lacking grace
Devoid of sincerity
Communication only
A tool to manipulate


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Suicide via Love

My heart dies
Everytime you hurt me
My eyes cry tears
When you break my heart
Over and over again 
I loose little pieces of my soul
When you treat me with such indifference
Sometimes when I glance in the mirror
I cannot see my reflection staring back at me
Because my soul is slowly dying
Piece by piece is chipped away and lost
Because of the infinite sorrow
That you inflict upon me with such malice
I cannot go on like this
But, I won't be breathing much longer
You are killing me, causing me to expire
Every minute of every day

I hold out my arms to embrace
Death, an ending so sweet
To such a tragic existence
When the clock strikes midnight
I take journey to the cemetary
As I walk the eerie grounds
My heart is filled with envy
For the corpses that lay here
Are numb, they feel no more pain
No more broken hearts, no more abuse
They are forever free of their torment
The banshees will be coming for me soon
When I hear their screams I will eagerly
Run to them embracing the end of my
Tortured and disappointing life
For I never got my horse drawn carriage 
I never got to go to the ball in my 
Blue satin gown and glass slippers
Prince Charming never came for me either
There are two Princes that will come for me though
The first is the Prince of Nightmares: I have known him
For years just by many different names and faces
This Prince always wants the same things: my love,
My support, my sexuality, my womb or my devotion.
This Prince of Nightmares hypnotizes me first with his charms
Then on his elevator we descend right into the pits of Hell together
He leaves me there alone to rot and decay in his blackened abyss 
While he takes the elevator back to where we just left from
The second Prince I will meet is the Prince of Darkness
We shall make each other's acquaintance very soon
For too many sins with my Prince's of Nightmares has
Assured me a place in his fiery den
Leaving my body a pile of ashes 


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Lone Apple Tree

Let me be as the lone apple tree
Among the trees of the forest
That you found and sat down under.
With great delight,
You sat in its shadow;
For a taste of comfort,
You ate its sweet fruit
Until you were strengthened
Because you were faint with desire,
But I am faint with love for you.
So, take me now to your lone apple tree,
Peculiar among all other trees,
And with great joy under its shadow,
Let us sit and recline
And there awaken love,
As you raise me up;
Refresh yourself
For when I am roused, 
You will be stayed, strengthened 
With words fitly spoken;
Keep me as the apple of your eye.


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He loves me lots (For Blair)

he loves me...
he loves me not!
he loves me...
he loves me lots
poor little daisy
missing petals
how i miss him and he never seems to know
i only i could squeeze him
kiss him 
touch him
just find some way to let him know

He loves me
he loves me NOT!
he loves me ...
he loves me LOTS
i miss him soo much my heart is broken
and all i can do is weep
why won't he love me
why won't he come back to me?

your the love of my life
he loves me
your my ultimate desire
he loves me not
you are my favorite fantasy
he loves me not
you are my sugar sweet coated candy fair
he loves me lots!

I want you right now
twice as nice
im soo sorry for all the things i said and did
you have to realise
he loves me
i have a mental disability
he loves me not
i have codependant lovehungers 
he loves me
i miss you baby your my hero
he loves me lots

sitting in the daisies
wishing for the best
the vote of the flowers
andi am their pest
of i love yous
i love you alot
i love you forget me nots


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Paths to ponder

This location in the deep woods
Amongst the mist
With the moss filled aroma in the air 
This place is where 
She misplaced him so long ago 
Now peace lingers  
As she passes the trail where she buried him 
A secret she keeps, 
While endlessly smirking



(Note this is not about my husband!)


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Start Over

Sitting here all alone,
The silence crawling in.
Just waiting for the telephone
To ring it's dreadful ring.

To hear your voice on the other line,
To hear you say you've made a mistake.
"I'm coming home, everything's fine,
I didn't mean to cause your heart to break".

You promised me you would call
When you got things all sorted out.
Do you miss me at all, 
Or are you glad you got out?

Are you coming home to be with me,
Or is this the end?
Do you just want to be free
And not have to pretend?

That everything's going to be okay
And we just have to deal with the stress.
I wish you hadn't walked away;
Together, we could sort through this mess.

You're not the only one
Who's been through a lot.
How can you just say we're done
When I feel that we're not?

Come home so we can figure this out,
So we can stop the pain.
I promise not to shout
If we can start over again.


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As My Heart Flew Away

My life is a mess without you by my side,
The whole tragic story started with a simple lie.
Then the lies became bigger as bits and pieces of my heart blew away.
I wanted to be strong as you played me along,
Watching me praying, pondering, with my heart rapidly flying away.
Your lies became realities and my heart was soon gone because
Sadly enough you sang the same song.
When I know and have proof that the thing’s you’re doing are wrong.
But apparently you don’t care because you are already gone.
It’s funny how someone can break your heart but you can still manage to love 
them wit all he tiny pieces.


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The Revenge of Sylvia Plath: Part 1

Brilliant poet
Whose life was consumed with tragedy
Existence filled with bitter losses
Happiness forsaking her life
Passionate romance 
With poet Ted Hughes
Swept her away
Bringing magic into her dreary life
Relationship intensified
And they became united
Living in marital bliss
Coddling their two children
For a short spell

Through their love of poetry
They formed a special bond
That was destroyed by an opportunist
A temptress named Assia
Tender kisses turned into lonely tears
As Ted's desire for Assia waxed
His interest for Sylvia waned
Her life now engulfed in despair
She found it hard to cope with the reality
That was her life
She decided to kiss Ted goodbye forever
By placing her head in the oven
And turning the gas on
Ending her pain forever

From there Assia stepped into Sylvia's shoes
Residing in the home where Ted and Sylvia
Shared their lives together
Raising her children
Loving her husband
As if she were taking Sylvia's place
But, even after Sylvia joined the dark realm
Walking hand and hand with the grim reaper
Her memory still lingered behind
Her former home with Ted
Became like a shrine
Filled with the overwhelming presence
Of Sylvia's most treasured possessions
Assia could not escape the ghost
Of her former rival's presence

Though in life
Sylvia was cast aside and forgotten
Now it seemed that her spirit
Would not let go
Of the injustices she suffered
At the hands of the manipulative woman
Who used every ploy
To steal Ted away from her


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bottled up horny christian

3
times
in
4 
years &
1 of those times brought on the little boy whom she spends most of her time taking care of these days
(that is, after all, the reason her man married her---for her child rearing capability)
and she thinks this second sexless marriage
brings with it the security that the first marriage did not
(first guy & her went at it like bunnies until he started finding other bunnies as well)---
the making of constant whoopee that came with the first guy
is secretly missed,
even if she wasn’t the only one that had been tickling his pickle---
still, it is hard to ignore the long stretches of time that her “faithful” husband is gone
with his phone turned off,
or just left on the kitchen table, as if he had been out of the house in an awful rush &
when the baby is asleep &
she’s masturbating alone
(well, she still has “jesus,” right?---that strapping young fictional character),
she wonders just what she did 
for “god” to condemn her in such a way,
as certainly this choice was hers alone,
but everyone that raised her told her that if she followed the ways of the bible,
that if she didn’t cheat on her husband &
that if she was a good wife,
then things would be ok for her---that “god” would provide---
but would “god” provide her orgasms?

she knows that if she even so much as asks where her husband has been
that said good christian man will make her wish that she hadn’t &
that is why she doesn’t---
instead, she just moans alone by the grace of “god,” until she gets off &
then feels guilty about having had any pleasure at all---
she knows that when the next time rolls around that the family goes to church,
that she will look good playing the roll of the dutiful wife,
wound tight in her gingham dress & smiling at her husband 
who is smiling at some other church whore---
all the time pent up & about to explode from such relentless sexual
craving, wondering if she’ll ever have sex again,
telling her close friends that she doesn’t even think about it much, 
that her hands are full with the baby---
putting on the best show of her life, daily,
she obviously missed her true calling in life---
she would’ve made a great actress.


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Falling Dreams

* This was written for someone dear to me. *



Falling Dreams
     by Amy Swanson (c) 2007


Falling... falling...
    ... so much in my head...

is it even worth it
    to get out of bed?

Really not sure, can I face the day


But life goes on...

      life goes on.

             I'll find a way.


I can't explain exactly why it is I feel so blue
    but I would bet some money, it still has to do with you!

People go through harder things, and this I understand - 
    but my world's been turned upside down completely by a man.


I've been through this before
    should have recognized it when
          the problem started knocking at my door.


I hate this feeling... hate what you have done to us.

And you don't even care;
       No, you don't even care.


Destroyed my security
and made me doubt our unity -
true love is such a rarity.


And so it's left to me
patch the pieces of this life
Make believe I feel no pain...

            and go on as your wife.



But... my heart still feels fractured
         betrayed and torn

And in my dreams I will be

Falling...

falling...

falling.


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An old familiar

An old familiar,
all too clear;
as you roll on your back
and new tempo appears.

Repeated chug 
of train runs through;
no nightmare is this
for it’s all from you.

Constant your whistle,
your engine is stoked;
as I try to disturb you
you snort, gag and choke.

Rolled over you're peaceful,
all is quite in our home;
the train in the distance,
'Till on rear you do roam.

I love you dear dearly
as I lay by your side,
and I’m drifting to sleep now
with sun, sand and tide.


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Please Stay

I’ve been sitting here,
Wondering what to do.
Creeping up is the fear
Of losing you.

But you're not really here,
You're so far away;
I wish I could hold you near,
But I don't know what to say.

I don't know how to tell you
That I need you here with me,
How else can I show you,
How can I make you see?

She can't love you more than I do,
We are a family.
You have two kids that love you;
Please stay with me.

What does she have that I don't?
Don't you love me anymore?
If you go home to her, I won't
Look back when I'm walking out the door.


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Pay Back

I keep your picture by my bed
So when I flip the covers back
I can slap you in the face.

Just as you have slapped mine
All these years.

Not with your hand
But with your cold indifference.


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Love Under Fire

Existential jurisdiction,
From those unworthy to say,
They cannot comprehend,
The way our souls collided,
And have yet to part.


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Lost Souls

Two lost souls
Screaming in agony
Searching for solace
Seeking comfort
Brought together
Through the hands of fate 
To guide each other 
Out of the abyss that 
They have become trapped in 

Tears of sadness
Totally consume them
They are drowning 
In their bitter despair
No one could reach them
They were left to decay
In this claustrophobic tomb
They had stumbled into

Eternally misunderstood
Two outcasts
Two souls connected 
Through their endless
Captivity in the darkness
They have been bound to
For what has felt 
Like an eternity 
Now traveling through
Their tunnel of torment
Facing their demons together
So they will never have to
Suffer in solitude any longer



 


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Questions

If I smiled at you
would you smile back
or would you simply turn
your head and pretend not
to notice?

If I cried would you comfort me
or leave me alone to suffer?

If I said 'I love you' would you
respond with a slap or a kiss.

If I died would you grieve or
would you simply start your
life anew?


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Forbidden Love

Across the crowded room
she caught him looking at her.
Tears pooled in her deep brown eyes 
as a sad smile filled her face.

Her heart was shattered
as he turned his back to her. 
She stumbled out the door 
running for emotional cover.

Forbidden love is a painful thing 
hidden deep inside, 
never to see the light of day, 
never allowed to fly. 

Abandoned and alone 
just like the house she’s in, 
her heart cries for mercy, 
and then, HE walked in. 

From across a darkened room
they sought each other out. 
You could feel the tension mounting 
as their love drew them along. 

All else was forgotten 
as eyes locked on eyes. 
The surge of desire
lit a fire deep inside.

Their forbidden love,
no longer a painful thing
was free to fly at last
and seek the light of day.


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When Will You Leave Me

A tormented soul
No peace, no solace
Just uncertainity lies here
Because I always think
About the day that you
Will leave me behind
So many before have
Promised to always
Love me and be my fortress
But, in the end they walk
Out the door never to return
Sometimes without even saying goodbye
They leave like I never existed

These tales of romance
Are all reminscent of one another
We make each other's acquaintance
We feel an attraction for one another
From there our infatuation blossoms
Into love that constantly grows in it's intensity 
We share our innermost thoughts and secrets
A frenzy of passion is ignited by just a glance
In an enchanted wonderland we roam and
Dance under the moonlight, kissing under the
Midnight sky, wishing upon the stars that shine so brightly

The magic between us eventually fades
Just like in Cinderella the clock has struck midnight
The time is up for the spell that we were under
We return to the reality that was always waiting for us
The one that we were trying to escape from

Cruelty knows me well
Felt so much wrath
From my loves
Twisted logic
Acidic words
So often forgotten
So often neglected
Unfathomable sins
Committed by my love
Receive my forgiveness
But, my trangressions are 
Dealt with so harshly
Instead of a pardon
Only judgment is received
My unconditional love
Was given in vain

So when all I hear is silence
I dread every minute until
I am with my love again
For when we are apart
I fear that the day has come
When I will cry out for your
Love and never find it again
I need to feel my love's warm embrace
Or hear the sound of your gentle voice
For I need the reassurance only you can give
But, even then my mind ruminates about our
Last day because no one ever stays around
My lonely past has taught me to always
Prepare for the day that you abandon me
But, in my heart I hold onto the dream of
You being my soul mate that I can journey
Through life with for all of eternity


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Alone

Absence does not make
Your heart grow fonder
It leaves you empty
You go mad from
The constant silence
Not even a whisper
To bring you solace
Trapped in solitude
You cry out for your love
But, they cannot be found
No beautiful words
To keep you alive
No warm embrace
To stimulate your senses
Your heart is slowly dying
Pieces of your soul disappear
One by one until nothing is left
All that remains is a huge void
That cannot be filled until you
Are reunited with your love again



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tears shed

the day you asked me to marry you
 i shed a tear 
the day i walked down the isle
 i cried
every time you hit me
i cried
every time you cheated on me
i cried
every time you walked out the door to go somewhere
i cried
the day we signed divorce papers
i cried 




July 22,2012


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For My Only Love

For my only love 
If I could write you a song 
it would be like rain 

It would fall gently 
upon your sweet heart and soul 
like dew on the grass 

The words would be soft 
as a wind chime on the breeze 
hanging from a tree 

And the melody 
would be the sound of bird song 
at the rise of morn 

The tempo would be 
that of rain dripping on leaves 
of the mighty oak 

All this I wish you 
If I could write you a song 
For my only love 


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Love Defined

You cannot see love
Like seeing sky above,
You cannot hear love
Like hearing bells ring,
You cannot smell love.
Like the scent of a rose.
You cannot touch love.
Like you handle a glove,
However, you can feel love.
In a warm glowing heart,
You can see it so deeply.
From a glance of ones eyes,
You can perceive true love.
From the sound of the words,
Loves fragrance may grow.
From a trail that you know,
Love is complete and scentless.
But never partial or senseless,
Love may be hidden by one.
It can be subjective or won.


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Assignation to Annihilation

A poetic collaboration between Mother and son

By Jordan Adorno and Courtney Dyer


So cold, concrete heart! Absent soul, unable to love.

Your warm tears only leave me frozen.  

Ice flows through your veins

Frosty demeanor, feeding off the vulnerable!

Like a sadistic vampire, draining the energy of naive souls, doomed to sink into 
your abyss.

Your fangs of poison limit my days as your words ravish my soul.

Everything you touch crumbles, I witness as you punch the blood-stained rattle, and 
I fall into a loveless void.

Barren of empathy, your actions bring me nothing but hostility.

Tell me again the definition of bliss.

For in this wretched life this fact I have missed

I imagine dying, naked in the snow; you dare not to see

I endeavor in wanderlust, wanting courage to flee.

Yet I am no longer your snow queen; I am fearful and icy.

You offer me no benevolence, solace, or a trace of a happy sensation.

Now I hold my garnished gun, fantasizing of the bloodbath of your obliteration.

Co-written by Jordan Adorno


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a man

a man is made of masculine virtues
coming into fatherhood
sharing with his wife 
mutual support in family and marriage
developing is one of life's experiences
our lives eventually coming to natual end
God takes us from this world and leaves
our memory in return


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How

How is it that the love of your life, comes only when you least expect it?
To look in their eyes and just know in your heart that they are the one you are 
supposed to be with, for the rest of your life!
What is it about the person right in front of you that captures you?
Is it their love?
Is it their personality?
Is it their way of showing that they care so deeply for you?
Or maybe; just maybe it’s all of that!!!!
All you know is that you are with the one you are supposed to be with!!!


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Last night

i'm your hug 
the one 
that you let have you 
in the middle of the night 
that introduces you 
to the sleepy eye 
wondrous delight 
of being delicately awoken 
in the embrace of passion 
long enough to 
carry you 
to the next moment 
your eyes 
decide 
to close again 


but until then 
i am awake with your breath 
i am the shadow of the light 
that seeps in from the night 
through the courtesy of curtains 
hung by lovers 
who could never say "no" to each other 

i am the lick of the wind 
that tastes 
your skin 
long enough to 
carry you 
to the next moment 
your eyes 
decide 
to close again 


and eventually awaken 
with that "stupid grin" 
that spends 
the rest of the day 
on your beautiful face 


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You are My Everything

The Sun and all its beauty
is just a distant star,
next to you.

The world and all its lands
is just dry dirt
next to you.

The setting sun over the sea
Wanes painfully
In your presence.

The spoken words of love
Fall on deaf ears
If not your voice.

I say, my love,
you are the beacon that guides me.
You are a Louvre exhibit in flesh.
You are an angel as well.
You are my everything.


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Silent Touch

Silent touch awakens the spirit
before the early pre-dawn light
as Eros’ salute alerts the mind,
in rhythmical readiness stands
masculinity’s priapic member,
awaiting coitus’s inner embrace 
love’s symphonic masterpiece, 
as two lovers answer desire’s
eager call teaching the subtle
ever tender art of making love

Silent touch inflames the soul
in sensuous dreams of ecstasy
an eloquent caress touching
the panorama of existence in 
innocent poetic sonnets of 
intimate wordless gestures, 
an opus of blissful thoughts 
igniting two beating hearts 
imagining the silent peaceful
life-giving art of making love

Silent touch is heartfelt words
like the soft embrace of a pure
forever passionate love letter,
a special closeness kindled in 
naïveté’s shared wonderment 
embracing the quiet moments
of special remembrances and
jubilation of two minds joined 
as one in the serenity magical
joy of the act of making love

Silent touch is a soundless echo 
a special harmony giving birth 
devoted intimacy and sentience 
of the mystery of the two spirits,  
dancing in the flickering light 
of natural unconditional love, 
enlivening every tender moment 
living and breathing, a special 
bond formed between two souls 
in the delicate act of making love

© Eugene Harvey


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Oleander



White or red it doesn't matter
You are poison
Dripping in my veins
Breaking my tender heart
Leaving me to die

Warning ambers I should see 
But I only feel your shade
Your beautiful petals hypnotize me
I never see your stinger
You kill the innocent ones who walk in your poetic Garden


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Love Is Not

                      I don't pretend
      to really understand what love is,
                  but I guess I know 
              a bit about what it's not.

         That cloyingly sweet emotion
           that sours with the ticktock
                       of the clock
                  definitely it's not.

                       Love is not 
   just making love like making coffee
               or making an alibi
             or making one's bed.

              It's living life lovingly
   with the one you love for a lifetime,
       despite stale coffee, poor alibi 
                 and aching head.


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My life of lovers

There she was this sweet little old lady
Walking ever so slowly
Singing a tune pushing her walker
It was such a long arduous trip from the market 
Content to be alone 
But one couldn’t help but feel sorry for her 
She looks like she’ll drop at the next crossing
Two young boys walked passed her 
They asked why isn’t your husband helping you?
Oh dreary my husband not feeling well today 
Anyone that knew her always wondered 
How she out lived four past husbands?
And they were all much younger than her
She smiled slyly to herself 
After all I’m may be old but I’m not stupid 
I hug them and kiss them 
I wash their clothes and even bath them 
When they’re ill 
Then I feed them a good meal 
Then I followed with
The big pill 
  


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Sunset Dinner

[///
I would tell him, 
but he hunkered 
down in his bunker, 
debriefing
with one-thousand-caliber cans of beer.
He rationed himself,
confidentially,
to every Bud.
Every friend
poured from their head-wound
deafening - distinctive - gurgles.
	                               ///]


(…
I dine at a wide clay table -
face the gold-red wall.
I serve myself a setting yolk -
season it with salt.
I eat my meal, and quickly-
forbid the air its warmth.
I stuff myself with sunset;
starved in bed, I bawl
as dusk, so kind, wraps leftovers
for tomorrow evening’s gall
                                         …)


He (like the day) has set;
sunsets taste – different –


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It doesn't hurt to say

 It doesn't hurt to say 
It doesn't hurt to say 
 
 
the things we love to say to say that you matter more than me than my old way of 
life so that eye am clinging now to ewe my love my future life 

we love the two of you 
ewe love the eye 
eye love the ewe 

oh orphan never now 
not ever an orphan again 

ending life in love the wife of job left him for lack of love the wife that he had later 
on was not the first it does not say that she was restored to him but that again he 
did receive the me does not believe she even made it back from nether land but 
the second wife came a different one to wed 
 JOB again was given children and it was not the same ones for they had fled to 
nether land. 
It doesn't hurt to say the things we say we blend. 



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Games With the Crone

Strategizing your next move
In our little game of chess
That we have been playing
Against each other for so long
Precious one, don't you
Realize that I already
Know your next move
My teacher was Bobby Fischer 
He taught me how to defeat
Players just like yourself
He made me a pro at this 
Game of cat and mouse

My eyes see the truth
My ears hear what you
Are really saying and 
Not what you utter to me
I know what you're thinking
I know how you will answer 
Me before you even open 
Up your lying mouth
No naive school girl here
I have been playing this
Game longer than you
And believe me, baby
I know how to win
I will take your King
Before you even get a
Chance to move your pawn

You cannot defeat the 
Mistress of love games
I have have been played 
With too many times
To miss when I have
Met up with another player
Trying to outwit the dominatrix
Are you going to quit or
Am I going to have 
To get the whip out?
Save your masquerading
For someone who will
Fall for your bag of tricks
This old crone has been around
Way too long to be fooled
By a mere amateur like you



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Nurture

A ticking time bomb
Full of chaos
Self destructive 
Nurturing for
Your empty soul
You're searching
For what will fill
The emptiness you feel
You will never find the
Truth with your eyes closed
Walking in darkness
You swallow the lies
You have been told
Living your existence
In blissful ignorance
Until it kills you


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Passive Aggressive

Revenge is so sweet
When you have no clue
That I even sought it
Against you and even
Sweeter when you never
Even knew I was
Infuriated with you
In the first place
It is more thrilling when
You never saw it coming
Revenge is so nice
When you pay the price
For your misdeeds
Living in ignorance
Of the passive aggressive
Villan that planned your fall
Revenge is so much fun
When I reminisce about
What I have done
I love having this
Secret weapon that
You will never discover
Everytime Lady Justice
Dispenses justice your way
You will never suspect that
It was I that gave her the
Ammunition that she 
Needed to alienate you
My angel face decieves you
Making you think I am sweet
When in reality Jezebel roams
Inside my heart always asking
Herself "Who is next"?


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The Dream Portal

The Dream Portal 
The Dream Portal 
It was a fancy building very large several stories tall an old mansion 
Very similar to something from my past perhaps a large wooden plantation 
house where many slaves were quartered after the rich white folks died. 
It could even have been a ranch house from the days of yesteryear when Long 
John Silverman the Lonesome Stranger lived. The lady whom eye love was in a 
costume dress and ewe found a matching hat like ladies use both purple dyed in 
woolen splendor the facade of the structure of the place was painted puce and 
purple peeling from abuse of years in westward weathered SUN shining from 
the desert EAST. It was she descending spiral staircases 
Admired at by the many puerile longings of the man who loves her still? 
 Resplendent in her glory long legs move slowly incased in purple dress where 
soon she met the GHOST of friendship past a man she knew while he was yet 
living looking for the day of funeral. He was searching for the memorial that most 
men crave they want remembrances. This story is a true version though the 
name of the ewe is kept a heart secret. This was ewe dream a portal if ewe will it 
came to be told by me through longing olde. 


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DID ewe love

 DID ewe love 
DID ewe love 
 
 
Did ewe love mee more 
than the day before? 
Love grows inside of sorrow 
at the past come back to haunt us. 
But even so 
eye am manly also 
not confused of this my gender 
 ewe aer love fashioned out of time 
  to make me love 
creative people suffer more 
Don't you think? 
they are more sensitive 
sadness and hidden sorrow 
mixes with the love. 
TO m