Time never stopsThe woman in the mirror smilesTime never stops3 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.
alonewaiting for morning tidealone2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
to meet the void inside
fill yesterdays sorrow
with empty promises tomorrow
bridges burning from behind
being lead by the blind
wings beat darkened skies
fears feed frenzied flies
still waiting alone
HeightsWithin my ribs a mountain stands, peeks andHeights1 day ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
squints at the outside. He knows he fills the cracks
in me. I mourn the days when I could breathe.
Some grand view will crown the heights and one day
I will see.
Meant To BeOh, what a lovely cool breeze.Meant To Be6 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 5 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.....36 minutes 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 Heart7 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 Adagio19 minutes 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’
HeartsickCan I cry to your shoulder, if I find it in the dark?Heartsick2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Can I keep your kiss with me, if only I feel the spark?
How many souls can I hold in these weak arms of mine?
If you never see tears, will you stay by my side?
All these questions, they kiss the inside of my lips
They chew holes in my cheeks and make my heart sick
I'll Be NewDoes the weight of the world fill your lungs?I'll Be New2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
And does the acid of words drip from your gums?
You are not quite as whole as you led me to believe
Or maybe I was just young and quite naive.
Ripping out the throat of the metaphorical beast
The bleeding has only started to cease
Your breaths fill up the space in my chest like lead
Sucking out the life, slowly becoming brain dead.
What did I mean to you? What will you say?
The edges of my soul are so deeply burning gray
I have to wonder if you ever truly loved me
As my heart floats away in the lurid dead sea
I can still feel your fingers brushing against me
Choking on the sensation, and struggling to breathe
But eventually, my skin won't feel like it was touched by you
And every single one of my cells will be new
This World Is DyingThis world is dyingThis World Is Dying18 hours 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 Wagon6 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 Youth14 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.
Watch the World Go ByI'm just going to sit here,Watch the World Go By3 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 Strong13 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.
Weep in AshIn despair there she weepsWeep in Ash23 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
For her life has just taken leap
All her lovers have been reaped
With their corpses in a heap
Her home now burns and turns to ash
With belongings worth less than trash
Now her life is about to crash
As she takes reality's cruel thrash
Her prideful mansion no longer lasts
Her loved ones now part of the past
All her belongings burning fast
All burning in the flames which seems so vast
So in despair there she weeps
Crying in the savage heat
Weeping over her lost feats
Now finally Death she meets
Singing SerpentineEver since foreverSinging Serpentine2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
from the Ancient year
I tried to make her
feel welcomed, tried to
be her friend when none
She came small and hidden
like a fly, but walked out like
a lion, who just caused chaos.
6th grade, we had our disagreement
My best friend hates her, but I think she
doesn’t deserve hatred even if she done
some bad thing
7th grade, We did get along, I am there
to support her through the thick and thin
even if she is little plain jane.
8th grade, We are not that close anyway
but there was huge deal of tolerance and
understanding between us.
9th grade, She is more alienated from the
crown, huge fend between my best friend
and her formed, I tried to be neutral party.
We gotten along, yeah, we did gossip
and talk about stuff, but she is too boring,
plain, and sociopath.
Yes, I may talked some bad shit about her
with my best friend, but it’s just my way of
venting. At every end of the night, we are just
friend again, even if we fought that day.
LastingThis isn’t something momentary.Lasting3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
I know you and you know me.
We wouldn’t stick together…
Braving all kinds of weather,
Unless we wanted to be…
Rather than remain free.
And I’m here for the duration,
Without any hesitation.
Whatever your heart requires…
Is all that my heart desires.
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
EpicenterSweet lovely womanEpicenter6 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?Ambiguous9 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
I expected to see it.
all I see is light.
MonumentThe bewildered furrow sculpted to your brow,Monument14 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