home.after a while, earth was proof of angelshome.4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
and a silence deeper than earth held us still.
A Walk in the RainThe sky pours openA Walk in the Rain5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
to stop me where I stand,
and I close my eyes
with an upturned face
Wearing a small smile,
cold raindrops kiss my lips
and send a shudder down
I think, This is what I needed.
I’ve felt disconnected
from the world of late, and the rain
jolts me to life again.
God falls down on me,
and I’m whole and at peace
in this single moment.
I don’t care that it won’t last.
God says hello,
and I tell the Lord of Storms
how much I’ve missed him.
He whispers back, And I, you, child.
I smile a little softer
and open my eyes.
I’m lighter of spirit now,
a shot of Life buzzing in my veins,
a quiet burst of happiness
settles my heart
that’s been troubled by a thousand things.
I walk in the rain,
and lightning crashes down in the distance.
I’m not afraid.
I’m not dancing,
but I feel alive—
that I’m not alone,
that I’m cleansed of something
I didn’t even kno
Red Flowers in the RainRed flowers in the rainRed Flowers in the Rain4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Weeping softly in the grey silence
of winter's dawn.
Unable to recall the warmth of a kinder day
Or the memory of light filled air.
Stiffened green stems strive against
The cooling day
And velvet down cradles each tear drop
As it rolls to the ground
Nourishing the earth for other plants.
A long way from death, but still unreaching
Blood red petals strive
Strong but numb.
The last flowers of summer
Shiver in anticipation of the gathering storm
Having long lost the will
To try to remember
That seasons change.
WorriesWorries5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of different shape and colour
Laying around here
By the shore
The coast is their living room
Of different size and structure
Playing around here
By the sea
The ocean is their playground
Each one of these stones
Represent one of my worries -
I don't worry anymore.
Let the tide come and
Carry them away!
Guardians of day and nightThis is the sun, the guardian of the day.Guardians of day and night19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is the moon, the guardian of the night.
The sun gleams
The moon beams
The sun is in the cyan view,
The moon is in a dark twilight hue.
The sun sees people busy
The moon sees people from work, dizzy.
The sun watches children play,
The moon watches children sleep from the day.
The sun makes plants grow,
The moon just gives a blow.
The sun, from the ocean, hides,
The moon, from the ocean, makes tides.
The sun sees the fun,
The moon doesn't see one.
The sun is all bright,
The moon is in fright.
The sun forms clouds of art,
The moon forms stars from the heart.
The sun is the yang,
The moon is the yin.
They are the sun, the guardian of the day.
They are the moon, the guardian of the night.>
Painting Amothey must’ve painted the sky on todayPainting Amo2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
so even, so uniform
and the shade of blue
that makes your printer want to run and hide
hell, it almost looks computer-generated
like the matrix decided on a whim
to learn art
with today as its template
and no matter how many Technicolor tries
the atmosphere takes the top slot
Dawn......As night slowly becomes to dawnDawn......3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
nature's dimmer switch is turned
daylight streams over an eastern horizon
wonder what will this morning bring forth
as the earth wakes up to another day....!
© Lissie Bull 2015
TigerOrange or White fur.Tiger3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Black stripes in different patterens.
Gorgoues hazel green or crystal blue eyes.
Walking through the forest.
Hunting their prey.
Great parents to their cubs.
Perfect Sin as Goodbye Warmerwhat frightening thing the tears were trying to cool?Perfect Sin as Goodbye Warmer3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
what music played on past the last beat of your heart?
puffy friesian clouds
seen from the side
its perfect blue
is nothing to do
the Nimbostratus abattoir
its dandy soul
FROM OUT THE
of toothless lion
and its time
to bleed silver again
as the only stop
in the flying space
Where I liveI live where the sun shines brightly.Where I live4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where the sky's are always blue.
A place where the wind whispers quietly.
I live where the warm sunburnt sand seeps between your thongs.
Where the salty beach waves crash upon the shore.
A place where the birds sing their soothing songs.
I live where the grass grows beneath your toes.
Where friendship is shared by all.
A place where time slows.
I live where the stars shine at night.
Where evening fires crackle and pop.
A place where the moon shines its light.
I live where the trees grow tall and touch the sky.
Where there is the fresh smell of wildflowers.
A place where the birds soar and fly.
I live in a place welcome to all.
No matter how short or tall.
Or even big and small.
UnktomiA sparrow felled by a spider;Unktomi4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
spun stunned into a silk captive,
oak-bodied wings wrestling, then still.
The stickleg matron observes her prize,
(weighty body like a pendant of the web).
I see the abacus clicking in her eyes,
teeth poised for combat,
death professor considering a final grade.
A single feather like a flower on the floor;
sunbeams strike a beak forever closed.
Black beads alight on the heaven-bound body,
sipping the fine wine, the blood of the bird.
Pagan Called )O(Pagan Called )O(1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
The path is easy
The word is old
Universe of colors
The wisdom it is everywhere
And which emerges from within
And grows as you looking for
Through all elements
Through everyone and everything
Do you can not hear?
Good things takes time
Absorb the teachings
When they come
By the winds
Whispering at your ears
When you are ready
When you are free
From easy way
Through a deep knowledge
From a real percepts
About your life source
About who you are truly
In a universe of colors
And magical sounds
Do you still can not hear?
Good things takes time
The path is easy.
Pretty PoisonNature cleverly disguises toxin in an attractive packagePretty Poison1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Meant to catch your eye
Lure you closer, but
Beneath the surface lurks a venom so strong
One taste or touch stops your heart and
You lie dead, like Snow White with the poison apple in her hand,
Wondering how something so exquisitely delicious
Could be so deadly
After the ApocalypseThe wind breaks away,After the Apocalypse6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And carressess the trees,
Growing from the Earth, wind, water, and fire,
The metronome resonates slow paced beats,
Rainwater patters on desolate streets,
It seems to me, that mother Earth's pride,
Is free from oppression: humanity has died...
The bald eagle soars: his skies are free,
The hummingbird humms and her song sets the pace,
For the bumble bees, waltzing jovially,
With poise, these deft wings, spring beauty and grace,
All in the absence of the human race...
Life goes on without us, no species' direction;
Can compete with the perfection of natural selection...
Anchors and the ProvinceThere are diamonds at the swollen peaksAnchors and the Province11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That flash and soon are gone
Disturbance on the surface seeks
The crack that brings the dawn
The metal god is calm overhead
Diverging ripples corrupt
Emanation of silence, dead
Contriving to erupt
So near is still out far, uncalm
The barren safety waits
Turning all the life from some
In the chaos it creates
The game of life does pulse below
Though arrested by discord
Those on the surface surely know
The wreckage of the lord
Green ThumbSometimes, just sometimes I'd wish you'd open up to meGreen Thumb1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're like a flower, that doesn't quite trust the sun yet
I feel like I'm not welcome even though you greet me with a smile
It hurts to think that you'll never bloom for all the world to see
Your thorns point inwards, unlike all the other roses
They dig deeper and deeper but no one can tell
It builds character the more you suffer silently
I can see that you've had enough of this endless torment
All the other bees and insects were never good enough
They boasted of honey and endless pleasures
Every one of them, lying just to have their way with you
You stayed strong, waiting for the right one to come along
Don't give up, I beg of you, you're too special to let it all go
If water would help you keep going, it's all I'd ever give
Think of how far you've come, the change is immense
I want you go keep growing, at whatever the costs, I'll never let you die
The gardeners notice when their children flourish among their siblings
DewDewDew2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
across the yard
Dark leaves shift
on the ground.
In warm pools
of yellow sunlights
in the wet grass.
UntitledjewelweedUntitled3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
it comes and goes
on the banks
of the stream
The Law of Conservation of EnergyThe last bit of flesh was taken from the deer carcass todayThe Law of Conservation of Energy3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
A small loss, but a loss all the same
And the generations upon generations of insects and grubs that were raised in the fermenting warmth of decomposition must move on
To better, fresher lands
The memories of their old home fading fast, quick to be replaced with those created in the shadow of some half eaten possum
The mushrooms, too, will disappear
Their parting proving to be less of a divorce and more of a fading away
The stains they leave behind not at all unlike the coffee cup rings and pipe ember burns
That still accost your grandfather's writing desk so lovingly
Years after his own inkwell ran dry
And so that's that.
For the very first time since this creature's demise,
The deer is actually dead
But no matter:
Something will surely die and flourish with life
Softening into SiegeMonday morning wakesSoftening into Siege6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
to summer's cicada chorus
driven back underground
of news-copter chop,
and the non-stop buzz
of Sunday's chainsaws
still cutting, clearing
in the same tired hands
its trucks still flashing
herding the bewildered
between and around
the downed dead
of coppersnake tangles,
slack and relaxed
in their newfound freedom,
only a mere switch-pull
yet, draped casually
as broken clothesline
our foot-traffic shuffles
under a blue confusion
of too much open sky,
cameras and phones
held up to faces, insert
a necessary distance
and the landscape's green
torn out, turned over, wrong side
of its leaves turned up, a dull grey
back to Sunday's judgment,
its strobe light skies
and the mad thrashing minutes
of its dark inhaling,
its windows whistling,
just a little, if not all,
then softening into siege
sirens, lights, work crews
and the closure
of all roads home
see the worldso i leave all my possessionssee the world1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
to anyone who wants them
and with nothing
but the lint in my pockets
to see the world
for what it is
Love Letter to a ForestLet me into your deepest interior-Love Letter to a Forest9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your verdant bowers,
Your private meadows.
Show me your hidden secrets-
the faded paths and silent streams
that wind through your expanses.
Know that your marvels are undiminished
By having been seen by other eyes than mine,
For in this moment of your revealing,
There is nothing but you and I.
I want to lose myself in you,
For it is only between your boles
That I can find peace.
Un long murmureUn long murmureUn long murmure3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ce fut le début d’un long murmure,
D’un brouhaha incessant.
Celui de l’eau pure,
Contre un feu incandescent.
Un cycle infini a ses débuts.
La fin du rien,
Éternel but des vies,
Contre le perpétuel inanimé.
Ainsi l’animé se dressa,
D’un immense rocher
La vie émergea.
Ce fut le début d’un long murmure.