Below are the all-time best Emily Schaffer poems as chosen by PoetrySoup members
A warm day, a cool breeze,
An autumn forest, a perfect freeze.
A flying choir, a band of nature,
No one present, a pretty picture.
A graceful doe, a curious fawn,
A shallow mirror, a magestic swan.
A quiet peace, a golden sun,
In hopeful silence, I wait for you to come.
You're just too good to be true,
I can't take my eyes off of you.
You'd be like heaven to touch,
I want to hold you so much.
It's at you that I stare,
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak,
I love the words that you speak.
If you feel like I feel,
Please, let me know that it's real.
Baby, my love is true,
Please, let me love you.
There is something I cannot help but see,
Every time you look into my eyes.
There's always a smile when you look at me.
There is only truth; there is no disguise.
But in all of these unexpected days,
It has been you I have loved all along.
It's all come in this unexpected way.
Could it really mean it's where I belong?
There's no longer any more mystery.
You are the home my heart searched for so long;
This is finally very clear to me.
And it is you I have loved all along.
And I'm filled with the sweetest devotion,
Your love poisons my veins with emotion.
I see your face, I look into your eyes,
And I fall apart, can no longer even try.
Though I know beauty can be full of lies,
Nothing could alter your image for me.
If they could part the sands from the sea,
They never could part my love from me.
Here, there is nothing but rocks and stones,
No friendly souls or angels to guide you home.
Here, you are so, so very alone,
But I have seen your heart, know your words.
They tell me that my vision is blurred,
That my thoughts are slow, my words slurred.
Even love cannot look beyond an evil face;
It can't be missed, not a trace.
No, you're an image of pure grace.
True, beautiful perfection is what you are,
I look in your eyes and I can see the stars.
I'll always come to you, no matter how far.
carry me far away.
I just want to be free every
single day. A void, an empty space, a
grave. From this I need to be saved. Lost is this
world all alone. Nothing to call my own. In the arms
of my angel, I'll fly away from here. And I'll escape
this endlessness that I fear. Deep in my heart
is only suffering and pain. And the cause
I couldn't ever explain. Maybe,
I'll wake up and it will all
be just a bad dream.
To the Angels
I will cling.
I miss you so.
I love you,baby with the entirety
of my soul. So long ago my heart you stole.
I need you now, forever and always. I'll miss
my love the rest of my days. I need so much to
look in to your beautiful eyes. My heart is yours,
I'll never again cry. This poem is for you like all
the rest. I just want you to know that, Baby,
you're the best. In my eyes, you'll never
alter. My love for you will never falter.
This is an ache that will never go
away. I'm haunted by these
words I just can't say.
I love you only, Baby
Could you love
me too? I
The clouds gave a feeling of doom.
I could see the lightning hit the ground.
The earth shook with every loud boom.
The rain poured down like the sky was weeping.
The once dry and cracked ground was now muddy.
I knew in my heart this was no night for sleeping.
My young heart pounded as the storm drew nearer.
I just stood on the porch watching and waiting.
Every noise in the dark filled me with terror.
Then finally, at dawn, the storm died down.
The hard rain was now just a drizzle.
I watched the sun come up in my old night gown.
Birds came out and began to sing.
Their beautiful tunes filled the air.
For this radiant morning I thank the King.
They call my name but I do not hear.
Their words and voices are anything but clear.
I don't even try to listen; I'm filled with fear.
You do not notice my absence, I know.
I know that you forgot me long ago.
I reap, not my work, but what you sew.
What you've done cannot be forgiven;
What you have taken cannot be re-given.
The more pain, the more my heart hardens.
The more they seek me, the more I hide.
All but you have at least tried,
To reach me when I am far off, when I've died.
You go to a place far away from home,
When you feel so completely alone.
Going through your life with a fine-toothed comb,
And they expect appreciation, to be let in?
No can know, no one can know my sins.
My spirit is weak, my soul feeble, my trust shaken.
You haunt me where ever I go.
I still taste the venom, it was so long ago,
But I, I remember what you did, and so,
I try to forget, try to erase an abundance of pain,
But my memories will always be of storms and rain.
I needed you so much but never will again.
I picked a poisonous flower,
Sometimes even the beautiful will devour.
You took something sweet and made it sour.
A young girl, all believe she's insane,
She feels the cool rain of spring,
Which drums the endless rhythm of her pain.
She tries, but just can't understand.
Why they stare, why they pity her.
They say you always need a helping hand.
Forever a child, that's what they'd said.
They didn't believe when she saw,
The fairies dancing on the road ahead.
They don't see the flowers come alive,
And whisper and giggle in the fields.
They don't see the lily pads when they dive,
And they call her names that hurt inside.
They say, "stupid, crazy, and retard."
Why did they laugh when she had cried?
which drums the endless rhythm of her pain- line
Revelation in the Rain by Andrea Dietrich- poem and author
I give you my hands for you to hold,
Whenever you may need it.
I give you my body, to warm you in the cold.
I give my moments for you to make sweet,
With every look, with every word.
I give you my days to make them complete.
I give you my voice and my every song
Only for you, shall I ever sing.
I give you my lips to kiss, oh so long.
I give you my silver and all my gold,
For you are my priceless treasure.
I give you all my thoughts, secrets untold.
I give you my will and make it thine.
I shall need nothing but your touch,
I give you everything that's mine.
I give you my heart, my love I pour,
At your doorstep, at your feet.
I give you all of myself, forevermore.