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I DRIFT TO YOU

I drift to you Written Chrismas 2014 By Joel Thornton polluted start run away our day to drain and you; this heart. spirit of the cold machine All your deceptive armor will rot parsimonious mouth spiting dirt. Brushed so cleanly. I wish I was pure grey Away from the sting of her pain AWAY from myself. AWAY from All this hurt. All my decay. All your running away. You gave this to me. But what cost? This worthless greed? And now take it away Yeah right. I guess we will see All my loss. All you need. If I cant move on, I will destroy myself I can’t become undone. I will save myself. If I will shine on My shine will blind the sun. I owe too much to where I am from. Owe more to the future, And all that has yet to come. Thanks for an eye-opener The sting that your gone. The stink of desperation All or some and some or none. Never anyone left out. There is never only one. But in isolation It sure feels as everyone is gone In isolation - In this life I am the only one. Truly only one. All but you have gone. I can finally breathe with you still around. But with all this distance Digging all this fertile ground Love will be buried Like bad health - Disintegrate to none. If I can’t love myself I won’t Can’t love no one else. But inferior to mend Submit to love, for I am less. Submit to something bigger than me Submit to the ideal of a kinder humanity But I still won’t hold my breath. Will wait. Won’t idle. Fear and time always winning For they are my true enemies
The end.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 12/28/2014 1:22:00 PM
So many roads.... So much love.... Put it to use!! Beautifully Spoken!!! Xo
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Joel Thornton
Date: 12/28/2014 1:50:00 PM
thank you a million times over..=D
Date: 12/28/2014 1:13:00 PM
you weave a beautiful poem, tres bien
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Joel Thornton
Date: 12/28/2014 1:51:00 PM
merci
Date: 12/28/2014 8:00:00 AM
- A beautiful and very well written poem, Joel .... So true my friend: "If I can not love myself ............Can’t love no one else " - Thanks for the lovely visit to my poem - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Joel Thornton
Date: 12/28/2014 1:58:00 PM
you are so kind Anne-Lise.. It was quite a relief to see this get positive response.. I really couldn't tell if it was good or not, I was writing in a new method so it was skewed for me.. Thanks for clearing that up!! Makes me feel great! proud, and not alone,