if i wanted to kiss you
would you stand still
if i wanted to be with you
could we both time kill
if i held your hand
would you understand
or carress your cheek
would you be meek
if i whispered in your ear
would you hear
if i look into your eyes
would they lie
and tell me something else
that my heart is saying
if i wanted to love you
with all my heart
would that be smart
if i made you my reason to live
would it be worth everything i give
and if i said i love you
would you hold those words above you
forsaking all others as the preacher said
being mine and to no others lead
then my heart belongs to you
remember, to no other will i be true
with this poem i make this pact
and with my hopes i hope you act
fill in all the love that i lack
and as for doubts
we could fill up the cracks
Copyright © john loving iii | Year Posted 2012
THESE BUTTERFLY KISSES: (Poem by Nosipho Constance Madywabe)
I can't tell what happened
But I've heard someone telling me,
"They vanished in thin air"
"My butterfly kisses are broken wings"
They said "we know no butterfly kisses"
They told me!..
They know butterfly kisses
That turned them to drop out students
Yes! They told me
They know butterfly kisses
Who promised heaven in earth
Kisses that drips honey
These promises were not just empty
Were full of bruises on innocent faces
Floods of crushed hearts
A loads of pierced self esteem
These kisses turned to be
HIV/Aids in young bloods
Butterfly kisses was a dream of every girl
Those dew kisses on
The blades of the grass,
When the day is matured.
The sun shines
The day is young
Dew kisses pulses down
Heart exhales pure love...whuu..
Its an endless union
These butterfly kisses!!!
Where are they hiding?
These kisses ain't loyal.
Copyright © Nosipho constance Madywabe | Year Posted 2015
UNDER THIS RED UMBRELLA
The rain did not stop us romantically.
Our love was to be enjoyed.
Life span was our imagery.
We are young adults in love.
We walked in an embrace.
We talked about family and friends.
We were unity of togetherness in this scene.
I looked away shortly and saw others doing the same.
That momentary endeavor drew his attention as well.
He leaned forward with protection so that I would not get wet.
This red umbrella glisten from the night lights as we stroll through the park.
The tree leaves were wet; this was autumn.
Good spirits were in optimistic to longevity.
The red umbrella reflects the leaves of the trees as it does my man’s adoration of me.
Under this red umbrella are images of love!
User Name: Verlena S. Walker –
Nom De Plume: Oblivion Dark Sunshine
Sponsor: Leonora Galinta
Personification of Lovers done for Poem with a theme of "Umbrella" Free Poetry Contest
Entry Date: March 22, 2014
Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2014
I thought it was my imagination, when
I saw it coming,
I felt the warm, intimate air, coming closer
And closer and closer into my left side of my face,
I gave him the instance and manner of His presence
What a pleasant activity to termination
His face was contentment,
What a surprise kiss!
My mind was gratified, since I liked
My facial expression, show it all, when my
Eyes started an ending blinking,
He motion to my left eye, and wipe the
His fellows observe attentively
As he took chocolate in his pocked, and give it to me,
It felt like, it was my first kiss ever…
As we both gave an innocent smile, it was
we danced in the middle of the road,
with no music, only the heartbeat in our hearts present,
pretend like we the only creatures in the planet.
Oh, I was so sad when it was time for me
if only i can get a second chance to dance with him again,
another chance to kiss, to communicate, to share and to love,
my life would be compete.
another chance to share that feeling none can take away.
he emotionally kissed my hand,
And motioned his hands with a fake and unpleasing
Goodbye, he was sad,
But we both knew that we’ll see one another,
Soon, before the next flight!
When the car was in motion, he gave me a quick smile
and inner pierce of his beautiful eyes
Kiss goodbye, I smiled
Kiss goodbye I thought
Kiss goodbye, he’s gone
Kiss goodbye it is.
Copyright © Ncumisa Siko | Year Posted 2014
Sometimes I still use a cordless house phone.
When I call her I imagine her wrapping an invisible cord around her finger
as if she were only walking slowly the opposite direction as the cord stretched further.
When she talks she says she likes to feel her voice as it runs away from me. She says that she wants me to believe distance is just a myth our minds created. When she held me I was a last box on a moving van. I was stretched out like piano wire waiting for a hammer to knock the breath back into me. Her hands forced me upward like keys pounding harmony.
She is the hottest day of summer telling me to wake up and find water and her bed is an oasis.
Our clothes scattered a mosaic across the paint spotted carpet.
We read to each other from the bookshelf on the corner.
The one that sagged in the middle until all its shelves were smiling, ready to laugh loose their stories.
The morning she left the half-closed shades left cords of sunlight stretching across her chest
and I traced them but there were highways, and she the smallest country.
When she calls me she traces her breath as it spirals like a hurricane to the wall and bounces between cities. Her voice is strangled with 350 miles of telephone lines.
The clothes we dressed our floors with for months have been stripped away.
The room is naked now and the bookshelf, half empty. When I think of that house
she is the only thing I can remember. Everything else fades, the room disappears entirely and I remember only having lived inside her. Home is where the heart is.
The first astronomers who looked up there had to have discovered sparkling new words about how far two things can be. We build telescopes to force everything closer.
I have built myself a telescope with bed posts and bathroom mirrors.
On warm nights I climb to the top of my room and look west where the world curves her away from me. I know now why the myth of a flat earth existed for so long.
It is not a story of people afraid of falling but of people terrified of growing apart,
reading that if you stare hard enough at the horizon, you’ll be able to find anyone who is left you. But “listen” she says. The blind man on my block had his cataracts removed.
He told me when he looked out his window for the first time he couldn’t understand why his hand was larger than the houses across the road.
He couldn’t grasp how things look smaller at a distance so close your eyes.
Stop looking for me in satellites fading below the skyline. Let us make this world flat again.
I am always right here.
This continent is just our kitchen table.
These highways piano strings.
The same note ringing resonating between us.
God keeps our sight stronger with eyes that we will never see by looking in a mirror.
Copyright © Spenser Jones | Year Posted 2012
He doesn't know
How lovely he is
But I see
How shadow and sunlight
Compete for him
How shadow caresses;
How sunlight kisses
Copyright © Cameron Hartley | Year Posted 2014
Once a heart used to beat to the rhythm
of love behind my ribs, you walked into my
life and I poured all my heart to you.
for a while it felt like there were only two
people in the world you and I. I thought ruled the
world and that our hearts beat frantically.
I thought we were in love but I guess I was
wrong. I loved you, you took it and kept it
we were suppose to share love but you were
selfish with it. My heart you had but you tore it apart
You left it bleeding, as blood oozed out so did love
and every bit of life it had. It withered and died
and you smiled and lied that you loved me.
what a fool I was to have listened to yo lies but
who would blame me when words sipped out of your
mouth with the sweetness of honey not knowing
it will sting like a bee. the touch of your lips
deceived me and the look in your eyes
oh now i have learnt from this that
loving someone is so intense
it feels like it will last forever. I
can't believe that you never feel
the same way.
I can't believe that this sacred relationship
has been betrayed. I was sure
that we were in the same wavelength and
that we understood each other. Meanwhile,
we walked on parallel and eventually
divergent tracks the entire time. The feelings of
betrayal and hurt may take many years to heal.
because my chest is empty only pain remains
Copyright © Albert Bulaka | Year Posted 2014
Experiencing many different emotions, it is shocking to my soul. Such an intense attraction drawing me in, surprising I am complete as a whole.
Finally full and complete within, a satisfation I've never experienced before. Finally someone able to find the hidden key, the only key that can unlock my safty door.
Gratified in every way possible, he has broken through the barrier I've been hiding behind for years. Complete in life and in love, finally able to let go of all my fears.
With a smile on my face and happiness in my heart, my dream has come true. He is my definition of perfect, from day one, my heart and head just knew.
He leads me through many exciting adventures, packed full of pleasant surprises. Everyday he gives me something new, the intensity level constantly rises.
As the relationship continues, the emotions get more intense. Surprising me every chance he gets, my suspense level balances on the fence.
It hit me like a tons of bricks, how fast I needed what he had to offer. His eyes, his touch, his love and charm, made me a little softer.
Everyday I look forward to where this will lead, but I am excited as a couple what we have become. Enjoying every moment as it's our very first, my heart constantly beats like a drum.
We have been through many trials and tribulations, with every memory I keep on replay. DeShane, you are the one meant for me, in my mind, in my heart and in my soul, is where I want you to stay!
Copyright © Priscilla Ford | Year Posted 2013
I've never thought that i would feel this way,
But it finally happened somehow someday;
And i drowned in the deep oceans that looked at me.
I got dazzled by this smile everytime i see
These petals opening softly revealing wonderful pearls;
And everytime this breeze fonndles my skin, my heart twirls.
How i wish to stay forever in this acropolis of passion!
How i admire those two loyal guards fulfilling their mission!
Look at the heavens sparkling in those skies
Making it hell when it comes to goodbyes...
But some dreams are meant to never come true,
Like the one of falling asleep next to you
Because, as they say, the moon is not allowed to rise on the majestic wooden cross
But what a shame of this culture and what a terrible loss...
I had to accept to fall back on earth
A place where cruelty took birth!
Even though they broke my wings, i'll climb as high as i can get
To try and find the heavens that i would never forget.
Copyright © dreamersis poems | Year Posted 2014
morning salutes the new coming day
as the sun looks down tenderly
casting it's eyes to the two lovers
mornings breath blew gently upon their faces
as they nestled in a warm embrace
as passion begins to flare
in the early mornings light.
Copyright © Phyllis Babcock | Year Posted 2012
She's got a plan
just moved to Florida
one week in the hole
a forced proposal...
maybe if I get a job with insurance;
we'll get married...
then you'll have insurance too!"
the spider web is officially constructed
no...we'll name it
the Black Widow!
Copyright © JSLambert Mister ROBOTO | Year Posted 2012
Too young to remember , remembering is all I can do , stories told , may different , not never knowing the truth , a scar for life , not knowing the story behind it all , feeling like a leap and a frog , alone always and forever , standing strong on my own tow feet with no support , about this time I still have tears in my eyes, hurting and weeping from all the pain thats inside, feeling abandoned at a young age, my heart filled with hurt and emotion , like a boat on a ocean , screams and fights , something that I didn't like , it never excites me , it just makes me wanna go far way , running way all the time was getting old and leaving me out in the cold with no place to go , house to house , different rules , different place , different race and different pace. Ive been through hell and back again. 7:00 , lying on the floor , stomach growling , tears falling , left alone , hurting inside , just about to cry , flooding my face , with a salty taste , forgetting my race , forgetting my struggles , going blank with no trace , comes to comfort me , I pull away , with a lot of force , not wanting to be loved by someone who hurts me the most , running away thinking its a better place more hurt occurs , not giving no one a chance , to dance in my present , but finally I give in to something special to me , he who sees the best in me , he who takes me for myself , he who loves me more than ill ever know, he that stunts but deep down he's feelings truly shows , he that I love with all my heart , he that I don't want to leave , he is something like my everything , he is so much like me , he you wouldn't understand , he is my man , I could keep going on and on forever but Ill just end it here this time....
Copyright © April Mae | Year Posted 2012
I woke up this morning
Went to the kitchen
Looking for some-thing
For this morning
I was on a mission
I went in-to the Cabinet
To open my favorite box
It was closed and It was sealed
I shook it, yet
I could not hear...
Surely they were gone'
And so was my last beer'
Fore there in the box
Their wasn't a sound
So, I placed it on the table
Then I sat down,
Only something was strange
I couldn't figure it out
So, I clinched my mouth
And dumped the whole
I was looking for some-thing
That sweet taste for my mouth
But, that nice crispy cereal
With-out a doubt...
I ran to the bed room
And looked on the floor
Their was an empty bowl
The milk was still cold
So, I was perplexed
Didn't know what to say next
My EX was sleep
On her mouth I could smell CHEXS
But, what could I do
Cause I wouldn't go near her
Was this a thought
Or could it be real
It was so...
That was my best meal
My ex-GirL fRiend
Has just killed my last
Box of CHEKS
What will she do next
Heavens' why me
She is a Cereal Killer
Can't you see?
Copyright © Gary Fields | Year Posted 2011
Because he no more loves me,
I will have to go back to my solitude -
my only friend, before I met him.
Now, today after many years in love
he is throwing my adoration
through a severe hurricane;
forgetting to protect me.
My man - the only man
I have ever loved;
he no more loves me. Why?
Suddenly, all my expectations
gone to another continent,
even to another atmosphere -
anywhere, but here with me.
He no more loves me. Why?
How I wish, this very moment
to be invisible,
As my dreams and thoughts
are turning into hatred.
He no more loves me. Why?
Sobbing is echoing louder
than the silence surrounding
my dark room.
I will be living patiently out of love.
He no more loves me.
I am never included in any of his plans,
neither those of yesterday, today, or tomorrow.
How I wish to remember
only the good times we had together;
but now, there is no present or future
Because he loves me no more.
I am old, and have not
Much time left.
Copyright © Therese Bacha | Year Posted 2015
"Why isnt the phone ringing"? I keep thinking to myself.
Did he already put his heart and us, high upon a shelf?
I have'nt been gone 24 hours and I feel as though I am not missed.
My mind keeps going back to the last time we kissed.
It was gentle and sweet, filled with desire..
He put my mind in a whirlwind, and set my body on fire.
Why cant he love me? as i love him?
I wish he'd open his heart and let me in!
I don't know how long to try, or even if I should?
I don't want to think I should have gotten out while I could.
I'm already in so deep, he owns my fragile heart.
From him, i wish to never part.
Will he break this heart, will I cry endless tears?
or will we be together for many happy years?
I need a fortuneteller, a genie or a magicball
To just fill me in, tell me all.
Copyright © Candy Kross | Year Posted 2012
How do I stop my heart from loving you when I have already surrendered my heart
to you. How could I retreat in falling out of love for you when I am totally hopelessly,
madly, and devotedly in love with you. I do not know how to stop loving you
because my heart and head are well trained to be devotedly in love with you.It is
impossible to fall out of love from you because you are sweet and delicious as
cookie. Please come for me. I will not stop begging you to be mine. I belong to you,
and you belong to me, my King David.
Copyright © Sophia Smith | Year Posted 2011
This is for all of the people who have trouble with saying' in the
spelling in the name of LOVE.....
LOVE is just one of
The words' that people
This word is full
And is the catalyst
For the renderning
As needed to form
Or just a conversation
Piece for friends'
Fore their are those'
Dose not get the true
Copyright © Gary Fields | Year Posted 2011
When all hope is lost
when the birds have stoped
signing their sweet melody,
and the flowers lost their sweet scent,
when the grass started withering,
u were there for me.
u defied the odds and stood tall when i was down.
u were able to reach down on me
u reached my hand and pulled me up.
u believed in me even when i didnt believe.
u made me your hero.
and for that i regard as the best gift in my life.
i will rise again and be the hero in me that you have always seen.
i will stand by you forever.
naw i am a believer,
all because of you.
and when i look over my shoulder,
i see the dark past that was my life.
and the thought of you brings light to all of it.
now i can walk with my head held high
because i kno wat m made of
and what i have to do.
i know i have to build you and i
a little heaven on earth
where we will live a happy life that all of us always dreamt of.
we came from humble beginings
and today we stood as legends in the name of love.
we wrote the story of our love in sand
hoping that the wind will not wipe away.
but we dont know of the happenings of tomorrow,
so lets rejoice today,
wat our love has created and brought upon us.
u have not deserted me,
In my darkest hour,
i will also be here with you forever,
for i know u do not want me to go anywhere.
you showed me how it is to love,
i will return the love you gave me
and will remain true to you as u have been true to me.
you are every reason, every hope and every dream i ever had,
and no matter what happens to us in the future,
every day we are together
is the greatest day of my life.
m going nowhere.
unless you push me.
but i will move with greater resistance.
for i do not want to go anywhere,
here is where i want to spend the rest of my days,
i have became happier each day since u came into my life.
and i want to share the happyness with you.
if you will let me stay and enjoy the happyness with you.
there will be obstacles in the journey,
but i think both of us will tacle the obstacle together and overcome.
u always had faith in me,
i also have faith in you, and will forever have that faith,
i plead with you to never loose the faith in me,
even through my downfalls.
m here with you and for you
M here 4eva.
Copyright © busane shoba | Year Posted 2012
A special world for you and me
A special bond one cannot see
It wraps us up in its cocoon
And holds us fiercely in its womb.
Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
Gently nestling us to the fold
Like silken thread it holds us fast
Bonds like this are meant to last.
And though at times a thread may break
A new one forms in its wake
To bind us closer and keep us strong
In a special world, where we belong.
Copyright © Sindey Forte | Year Posted 2012
I sometimes see through you... you sinner.... you saint...
I sometimes see through your selfish gait...
you are but just a boy... and just a boy you will be!
you will never see through a man's eyes... the woman that lies in me.
you will never see the eyes of laughter... you will never see the eyes of pain...
you will never see the trials and tribulations... for you have missed the train...
your mind is open but you heart is closed... you are only what 'You' Know!
you will never know to be someone else.. . as you dwell in your own enclave...
you think your the master of your life... but in reality your the slave!!!
But I am you... and I am me... I am wisdom, I am foolishness... I am beyond the skies and
My world is not known to you... because you cannot see!
You are bound by closed doors which you call your reality!
Copyright © Shruti Vellody | Year Posted 2009
The midnight magic sprinkles in the air.
I can hear the every breath that you take.
Closing my eyes I am so lost to any existence.
This moment is mine that I create.
So very, very much I am content!
My soul is engaged with such a paradise.
I am aimlessly there.
Ah yes! Yes indeed,
You are my grass in the desert and I am so very, very near.
The glitter is everywhere,
I can breathe the every breath that you take.
Closing my eyes I am so lost for time.
This moment is mine that I make.
So very, very much I am entwined.
My soul is entangled with magic so sublime,
I am without a single care.
Yes, yes, yes!
You are my grass in the desert and I do often come there.
The radiance I stand and bear.
I can touch the every breath that you take.
Closing my eyes I am so lost without a cause.
This moment is mine that I partake.
So very, very much I am lost.
My soul is entangled in this web of mine,
I am so very, very much there.
I am lost in time.
Ah yes, yes, yes indeed!
You are my grass in the desert and I am here to share.
Blossoms are blooming everywhere planting the harvested seeds.
My grass in the desert is all that I will ever need, even when so desolately bare!
Copyright © Ann Rich | Year Posted 2010
The distrust inflames me
A tainted image
An angel fallen into the flames
How could he?
He stained my fantasy
Stabbed my trust
Maimed my dreams
And now all i have are ashes of what could have been
A dream killed too soon.
Copyright © Ann Okotha | Year Posted 2009
What would you rather me do
Question everything or to be a blank canvas?
I am trying to balance between the two
Want to figure out why I’m like this when these emotions are new
I know either answer after a while could end up with me losing you
Sad to say being without you could heal my mind but yet, where would that leave my heart?
You tell me ‘Being positive is a start’
I wanted to stop there but now I’m stepping back
And you are right, I am being negative and where is the trust?
Maybe it is our different worlds as there is so much I don’t understand
Want to be stubborn and show no emotion to get back at you
I know that is not fair and of course all this is not fair on us.
You want me to be confident I can do so
I am the best thing that can happen to you
I’ll comfort you when times are hard
I’ll turn your giggle into a screaming laugh
And the physical act of love? Well I know when you know enough is enough
I need you to see my true self
Tell me you know me, for me to take my obstacle down
To make you proud, to turn my frown upside down
To truly know you are committed, to feel safe and sound
I think by now you can tell, I would like this to be true love
Copyright © Bradley Walton | Year Posted 2010
The eyes of God are in these eyes standing here when I look at you.
My salvation! You’re honest and true crying real teardrops of heartfelt tears.
As the Sun sets by night and rises to the dawning of our blessed brand new day,
I Wed Thee to the very best of the all there’ll ever be of me.
I promise to cherish the smile upon your face and to conquer your early morning hidden fears
I promise to abide abundantly to a heavenly scent that comes from me through you,
Forever I’m your lock and you my Master Key!
The eyes of God are in the eyes of you!
My breath, my life, and all of my existing meaning,
I do Wed the “Most Honorable Husband in Thee”!
As the Moon lights the evening skies and fulfills these promising days,
I Wed Thee to everything God ever meant for you in this world to be.
I promise to adore your brilliance and to magnify your streaks of gold in the Sun’s blinding glare!
I Wed Thee to a most promising brand New prospering Year!
I promise to Love, Honor, and Respect your wisdom for many lives that shall follow and proceed!
Following you, I am always so very close when you’re near.
I Wed Thee and by these hands we shall forever be blessed and correctly fed.
I Wed Thee, by my God given name and I now declare our all a final by being done and said!
®Registered: Ann Rich 2002
Copyright © Ann Rich | Year Posted 2010
I stare out into this huge blue Sea,
And the waves, well, they just carry me.
My mind drifts so far away,
Because the Ocean is where I lay!
I’m off to never-never land once again,
So take my hand and let this journey begin!
I listen carefully to the Oceans roar,
The waves, well they just help me soar.
My mind relaxes with my day,
Because the Ocean is where I always lay!
I’m off to never-never land on a hunch for so much more,
So take my hand and let’s find new places we can both explore!
I can see blue water with big fluffy white rolls,
Waves, well they just capture my entire soul.
My mind just helpless with my day,
Well, it is the Ocean where I lay!
Off in never-never land I can always see,
A gigantic Ocean covering over me!
Far away in never-never land near the Ocean is where I always lay.
Lifeless in the sand is where I’ll always be.
So take my hand and be lifeless with me in the sand.
Together, just you and me on our journey to never-never land,
Just lifeless in the sand, together you and I and always we’ll be hand in hand!
© Copyright: 1997 Ann Rich
Copyright © Ann Rich | Year Posted 2010
Oh this Sea from left to right,
How my mind gathers your visions to my sight.
You clouds stray from over here to over there,
And my lungs fill deep as they gather you into my air.
I am the neutral zone with all of my love that I share
The “Palms by the Sea” give my visions their true light!
In each I can see myself inside of a seemingly height.
The Palms by the Sea are my only solemn oath I fight!
Up inside of the tallest tree I shall surely come,
Your Earth, your Moon and your Sun I shall make them all come undone!
I am you as you breathe my life and it is your love that I shall proclaim in the moment I seize!
Up inside of you I am proclaiming my every single genuine need.
The “Palms by the Sea” guard the shores for my more, my all, or even none!
®Registered: Ann Rich 1997
Copyright © Ann Rich | Year Posted 2010
Lost in this emotion
Confused in this silence
Taken back by your presence
Struck down with words
Broken into pieces
Stolen from truth
Broken down in memories of you
Finding answers in mistakes
Regret from those who take
Taken parts of me, torn them like paper
Glass shattered by being fake
Taken bits of you, into a sculpture of us
Broken down, left without an ounce of trust
Like an explosion ready to bust
You and me without lust.
Time in a frozen bottle
Standing at a stop to no where
Looking for the ride home
No fare to pay the cost
Lying in the battle field
Just the broken parts of our limbs
Bleeding from the outside in
Living day to day, sin to sin
Broken down in the tears that drop
Silently waiting for it all to stop
Broken down, we lye here
Broken down, we stay
Broken down, all alone
Broken down, in the days ahead
Broken by you in each tear that I shed.
Copyright © jennifer roberts | Year Posted 2008
‘Quiet attraction, you’re overwhelming elegance;
all I could do was sit there,
blushing could you tell?
No chance in moving just to re-think.
The wanting of being elsewhere,
I needed one more look before I left;
got the feeling you wanted that too.
Sadly just to many people blocked the way,
turned around, head down due to having no view of you.
Will next time be more difficult?
Awkwardness in a room full of people,
now your work colleagues becoming aware,
it is not so quiet now.
Making tales in my head,
multiple versions of the way we could meet
but need of seeing you someplace else without eyes watching,
without the heat of embarrassment waiting,
for these thoughts to be said.’
Copyright © Bradley Walton | Year Posted 2010