Time never stopsThe woman in the mirror smilesTime never stops8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
with her tired empty eyes.
Deep sadness now behind that smile
she wears as her disguise.
Without you, her time ticks slowly by,
her minutes turn to years.
Life goes on relentlessly
like her drip, drip, drip of tears.
Another breaking dawn without you
it breaks her lonely heart.
Another day alone without you,
another day apart.
How could she just live on without you,
how could she just go on,
each passing day she longs to see you
each waking minute gone.
Her life, it will go on without you,
if she wants it to or not,
cos just like her endless love for you
the time will never stop.
Meant To BeOh, what a lovely cool breeze.Meant To Be11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Leaves are rustling in the trees.
The bushes all hang full with flowers,
Lushly green from many rain showers.
Sips of coffee to start my day.
I watch as butterflies fly away.
Outside birds sing to mine inside.
The urge to write seems to coincide.
Moments of peace and quietude,
Bring welcome changes in attitude.
Another year and change in season,
Time taking leave without a reason.
My cats lie calm in a big arm chair,
The outside porch their favorite lair.
I am left with my thoughts to ponder.
How long will it take I often wonder.
When will love come to find me?
It should be simple, but is yet to be.
Has that chapter passed me by?
I've given it more than a fair try.
And yet I feel that you are near.
I keep the faith and have no fear.
One day when it is meant to be.
You will come and stay with me.
©2015 Carol Gregoire
Cradle Rock a bye baby in the nursery,Cradle 10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
With the door closed so no one will see,
Any of your tears as they fall,
Cry all you will there's no comfort at all.
His Love.....To feel the warmth of his touchHis Love.....6 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
tender kisses across my skin
his soft breath like a feather
sending my soul into a spin
hand in hand he guides me along
walking as if floating on air
stride for stride, where will we go
for I `d follow him anywhere
his voice whispers in my ear
painting pictures of emotion
from deep within his loving heart
like murmurs from the ocean
© Lissie Bull 2015
The Hole in My HeartThere is a hole down inside of my heart,The Hole in My Heart12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
a cavernous, tenebrous void,
and should you roam carelessly into this dark,
you'd exit with spirits destroyed.
The largest of prisons, the bleakest of dreams,
where thralldom and phobia seethe:
As vast and extensive this cavity seems,
there's little to no space to breathe.
There you'll find nothing, and yet everything.
You'll see why I'm broken inside.
You’ll feel all my pain, the excruciating sting.
You’ll learn to fear this cavern so wide.
The funny thing is that it never stops growing,
and this I can clearly foresee:
that hole in my heart will expand, never slowing.
Not until it devours
every inch of me.
War's AdagioThe shadow’s silver grey, reflects in light,War's Adagio5 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Of darkened moon, at the hour of late.
Across the water, in the cloak of night,
A man escapes life, aware of his fate.
And there his mentor stood, a remembrance,
Of who he once was, and who he is now.
As a leader’s son, now a transcendence,
He holds nothing back, apart from his vow.
The knight meets his eyes, upon his scar,
To raise his sword, and give his salute.
‘With dignity, go show them who you are,
Lest you should fall, in the savage dispute.’
‘Then let it be, this war’s adagio
Shall I succumb to fate, in vertigo’
This World Is DyingThis world is dyingThis World Is Dying1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
It’s killing itself with hate
I can’t stop any of the pain
Maybe this is our fate
I tried my best
To do something right
But I can’t make a difference
So why even fight
I never meant
To be so far away
My only wish now
Is that I could stay
I had a dream last night
In it I saw the end
The bonds I’ve broken
Have no hope to mend
The thoughts I banished
Have returned once more
But I refuse to play a part
To complete the score
They’re calling for me
To lend a hand
But I’ll never join
What they had planned
Falling Off of the WagonI can see the patterns of years before,Falling Off of the Wagon11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Of the pain I've caused and received.
And I say to myself "I've changed and grown"
But can can I be easily deceived?
My voice is one of manipulation,
Of a hurt and lost little boy.
And once you've fallen into my act,
Your emotions become my toy.
I wish I could say I've learned from this,
And that with awareness I am better.
But I look at those who are close to me,
And to them I have formed their fetters.
No, my actions are wicked ones,
And even as my heart protests,
I continue to do that which I loathe most,
Hurting those I hold dearest.
Poem - Hills of My YouthHills of My YouthPoem - Hills of My Youth19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Poem for Day 285 – 20151013
There was a time I was amongst
the lovely hills of my youth.
They lay spread out in my vision,
rolling to the horizon's edge.
Beauty incarnate in majesty,
satyr's realm amongst the barrows.
Mounts of delight, knolls of bliss,
the path ran through them all.
The wheel turned, I moved on,
the journeyer betrayed by age.
Satyrs may romp but not I
on the road to points distant lay.
Now I see them from afar,
separated by the deep chasm.
The gap not of my doing,
but there nonetheless by time's hand.
Respect asked, dues given hence.
My path lays not in the altitudes,
nor in the clefts near in my youth,
these have passed out of reach.
Long trail back to the mountains,
a journey I may never take.
The hillocks are in my past,
the hills of my youth removed by time.
© 2015, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Lonely NightsWhen I'm alone at nightLonely Nights11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Is when I'm craving a hug
In my mind there's a fight
And in my heart a fog
Every day ending in the dark
Left alone to my thoughts
It's like a million sparks
Making me blind to my cuts
Disconnected from the universe
Tired, but unable to sleep
It's like I was born with a curse
Damned to be the black sheep
I just have this feeling
That no one understands
And all that I'm asking
Is for a brave to take a stand
Am I the only fool, tell me?
Or are we all just hiding in fear
Is there a brave to fill this duty
And turn our gray skies to clear
When I'm all alone at night
On the edge and desperate
I just wish for some light
To open up the dark gate
So I’m here, speaking up, out loud
Talking about those lonely nights
Lost and aching, hidden by a cloud
No, you’re not alone in this fight
Watch the World Go ByI'm just going to sit here,Watch the World Go By8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
And watch the world go by,
I feel no hope, I feel no fear,
Since I'm only here because of a lie.
I've done nothing,
I've committed no crime,
But they, their little ring,
Decided to take away my time,
It's okay, though it's not,
I had nothing anyway,
Only my innocence, for which I fought,
So here I lie, and here I lay,
I will watch life pass me by,
Like a stone at a watering hole,
Which has gone dry,
And will never see a green knoll.
Be StrongBe Strong18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
By K. A Cutting
And face the coming day.
Seize it with both hands,
Don’t let it slip away.
Keep holding on.
Don’t let the tide of yesterday
Pull you under and sweep you away.
Don’t waste a moment
of each precious day
because you never know
how many more will be coming your way.
EpicenterSweet lovely womanEpicenter11 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Be the epicenter of my universe
And hold me in your strong and loving arms
Hold me close to your warm body
And breathe me in
Wrap me in your love
Nestle me in your warmth
Let me breathe in your perfumed skin
Fill me with your love, passion, affection
Intimacy and tenderness
Until they drown out my sorrows
And replaces it with a passion to live again
Embrace me in your love and never let go
Love me forever in your arms
Face to face
Flesh to flesh
Quench me with your passions
Making me drunk on your love
AmbiguousWhere is your shadow?Ambiguous14 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
I expected to see it.
all I see is light.
MonumentThe bewildered furrow sculpted to your brow,Monument19 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
set above your eyes that seem dull with a glazed distance.
Within I know you've felt it but your mind is still searching for how,
how has this become of our eternal existence?
When once you proudly looked upwards toward the sky,
looked up with hope as you fell deeper into the love that you trusted.
Now all that remains is a dejected slump and dusty sigh,
lungs and heart long since left encrusted.
Forever is what you had promised,
and I do not doubt that forever more you will stand.
Even with all the sprouting doubts and spreading cracks that refuse to be fixed,
you will remain as a monument of what becomes of offering someone your hand.
The weather will wear you down year by year,
and the world will alter drastically all around.
Except crestfallen you will remain forever here,
waiting on a throne until it feels great again to wear your crown.
The letters that inscribe your placard will tell the story your lips cannot.
To all those couples th
BrokenSomewhere in this broken worldBroken23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
There sits a broken man
I keep this broken heart
Inside this broken box
Bound in broken chains
Secured with broken locks
Upon my broken breast
There lies a broken key
Deep inside this broken mind
There hides a broken me
Standing on a Bridge of GlassI stand on a bridge of glass,Standing on a Bridge of Glass7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
A drop below me of a thousand feet.
The cold grasp of fear chokes me,
As my anxious heart beats.
My feet tremble upon the pane,
Thin melted sand my only defence,
From the long trip down to Heaven;
Or I'll burn for my offence.
I can see the path I have walked,
Behind me the comfort of what I know,
But I cannot see the path ahead of me
I don't know where this bridge will go.
All I know is that on the other end of this bridge,
You are reading these words I write,
And whilst my mind is lost in darkness,
Where you are there is my desired light.
I long for that light and solid ground,
Yet perhaps too much is bad for us.
Though I plead for warm light and safe footing,
Look what it did for Icarus.
So here I stand alone,
On this glass bridge I remain.
I'm scared to move lest I fall.
Will I ever feel safe again?
Please, someone find me.
I just heard the glass crack.
HeimatstadtDie Stadt schmeckt noch immer nach HeimatHeimatstadt17 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Auch nach jedem vergagenem Tag
Nach Stunden und Sekunden
Die tausendfach zerronnen sind
Die Stadt schmeckt noch immer nach Heimat
Auch nach allem, was geschehen ist
Nach den stundenlangen Streiterein,
Die bis heute nicht vergessen sind.
Die Stadt schmeckt noch immer nach Heimat
Selbst durch das Fernbusglas,
Seh' ich immer noch die alten Wege,
Höre alte Stimmen und rieche die alten Tage.
Die Stadt schmeckt noch immer nach Heimat,
Auch wenn ich hier nicht einen Tag zuhause war,
Und mit dem verblassen der alten Stadtlichter,
Seh ich winkend das Kind, das ich damals war.
I didn't Know love had a heightI don't know when this feeling beganI didn't Know love had a height8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Don't dare think it was just some spontaneous waste of time
It couldn't be from how I feel about you
Dangerously I wait but afraid knowing that soon I'd be shunned
Never giving up isn't much of an option any longer for myself
Tell me why you don't see the way I feel about you, the truth so clear
Keeping myself steady as I try to learn the path to your heart
Now I must admit you're one of a kind, more difficult than the rest
Only you are worth more, than it might seem, to me
While I remain shying away on the surface my heart aches for you
laughter's unending way of life is brought to me through your life
Once I saw the jubilance, the wonder in your mind I wanted a chance
Veering off the path I was on to find my way to your love I try
Except that I know where it may all end
Having the love I do, it is true and for you
Anger fades, melts, is nonexistent when I'm with you
Defeat wants me to quit, but I mustn't
A time I can finally breathe and realize th
Weeping WolfMy tearsWeeping Wolf21 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Cannot be reach.
This old, forsaken wolf who fell,
To be discard.
Such as time betrays me.
How long must I weep of the loss
Told a secret.
Friends of the Forbidden.
Theirs are now within flesh and blood
Hunt…hunt and more.
My tears now but acid,
Just come before my eyes to store
I beg of you.
Let my voice pause to hear.
Let my cries reach of those who fear…
SanityWhen one is out a walking and one's shadow starts to talkingSanity1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
One naturally wonders, whether one is sane or not
And when the darkness queries: are we joyful are we cheery?
Is it madness then to answer to the darkness we are not?
Or shall we bid the darkness enter, as an old friend, warm and tender
As we silently remember all the pain that we've forgot?
The Saddest WordsThe saddest words you'll hear me sayThe Saddest Words9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Are "Once upon a time . . ."
Once upon a time we laughed,
Were friends once, for a time.
And now this constant, empty chime,
Rings, "Once. Upon. A time."
And only one phrase sadder still,
Can form a deeper sigh.
The only thing to batter more
And haunt, an endless cry . . .
The thing that sours each good-bye . . .
Is always, simply,