Simple TravellerI am a simple traveller
passing through this time
Leaving little bits of me
on mountains that I climb
No life is just a fairytale
although we wish it so
we dream of what is perfect
but live with what we know
Behind each door is magic
we need to see it clear
To find what makes us happy
and ward off what is fear
Each day, it is a blessing
we must live it to our fill
Is what our God has granted
in giving us free will
Be careful what you wish for,
as greed can leave its mark
To drag us from the light
and shroud us in the dark
Beauty is in the simple
in love and friendship true
As life will take you by the hand,
from buds to flowers grew
So be a simple traveller
and pass within this time
Leaving all what you do learn
on mountains you will climb
For others will walk behind you
and see what you have shown
To help realize the beauty
from buds to flowers grown..
Hopes RenewalMy play with words is simpleHopes Renewal5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just saying what I feel
Hoping you can hear me
Praying that you heal
We all fall by the wayside
recover, though we must
Find our strength and courage
Learning when to trust
Though pain is meant to guide us
Tis, a hard road that we tred
Searching where we all belong
Walking tall and not with dread
Our love we give so freely
and yet we are so torn
From what is seen as happiness
Is shattered and filled with scorn
We look within for answers
Searching far and wide
Our hearts filled with our memories
No reason then to hide
Tears will cleanse our soul
and help us start again
To find a better future
and rid us of our pain
Lean then, on those who love you
and accept you for yourself
In those, you will find tomorrow
Filled with hope and wealth
Yesterday, you put within the past
Today , you're walking still
Tomorrow is filled with sunshine
So plan to get your fill..
These Three WordsThese Three Words5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Three simple words can mean so much
Joyous to those, whose hearts they touch
Said with feelings and meaning true
A gift, thats said from them to you
In friendship or as lovers say
These words will brighten up a day
Say them often and say them loud
Sing them strong and be so proud
For those whose hearts these words will see
Will place them in their memory
For simple though these words may seem
To hear them though, is like a dream..
The Yearning..Take me from this place I seeThe Yearning..5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
So profound in its complexity
Confusion rampant in my mind
Seeking still, but will I find?
Honesty drawn from deep within
To shield my heart from what is sin
Dark shadows fall to cast aside
To contemplate, but yet abide
I yearn for who I used to be
Filled with hope and so carefree
A strength apparent in every step
With stories told and memories kept
Upon the ground I kneel once more
To count the cost of what's in store
My prayers unanswered to this day
I beg, I plead, once more I pray
Tempered platitudes upon my tongue
To scream unheard to old and young
I quench my need to end it all
Before I take this endless fall
Again, I heed my inner voice
To stand again, and make a choice
To rid me from this place I see
This place of stifling perplexity..
Lifes Bond..A promise pledged, a promise madeLifes Bond..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A life is shared, a future laid
Two to meld, where once was one
Beneath blue skies, or summer sun
So much is learnt when we do give
To guide another's life to live
Bringing joy and comfort close
In times of trouble, when needed most
Seeing from anothers view
Enabling love that can be true
Walking paths, both side by side
A smooth but sometimes rocky ride
Memories made along the way
Pressed between our night and day
To pass to family that we bear
To show them that we always care
Without, which time, within this place
would hold no meaning, or a face
To see that love does hold the key
Creating generations of you and me..
I Wish..I Wish..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Some-one would love me
They really would
Some-one would love me
If only they just could
For you see, it is not easy
When I cannot deal with trust
The pain and the betrayal
Has left a hardened crust
Upon this heart that beats so dark
The scars have left their tears
No place for me to run and hide
Away from all my fears
One day, melds with another
and leaves an empty space
No purpose in this life of mine
My dreams, a forgotten place
I need to see the sun that shines
Within a friendly smile
To give me hope in tomorrow
and warm me for a while
For now, I must walk alone
My path an unturned page
Caught here in my today
and stifled with my rage
I pray one day my knight will come
and take me in his arms
To soothe my inner demons
and settle all my qualms
Some-one would love me
They really would
Some-one could love me
If only they just could..
I am Me..Please DON'T...I am Me..5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
judge me for what you see
Just LOVE me...
for who I am...
My love lost..Warm traces of SeptemberMy love lost..5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Drifting in the breeze,
Thoughts of you resurface
To bring me to my knees
I dream you right before me
The wind within your hair
A smile upon your ruby lips
Our lives without a care
But then there came November
and the rain changed into snow
It made your heart as cold as ice
and beckoned you to go
We drifted and we parted
No longer two as one
Just looking back in sorrow
At what our love had done
From what was once so special
was now a tangled mess
Regrets and angst embedded
upon my wedding dress
You left me at the altar
On that cold November day
To stand so lost and lonely
While you went so far away
So here I am still pining
In this cool September breeze
Still thinking of my lover
Who brought me to my knees..
Eternal Yesterday..Eternal Yesterday..5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The touch of you still lingers,
deep beneath my skin
Creating visions of your lips
and places they have been
I smile as I remember,
your body next to mine
Longing to explore me,
our hearts and soul entwined
I sigh in adoration,
of whom I loved the most
Yet this is not reality,
For you are just a ghost
I knew you once so long ago
and yet I hunger still
My mind still living that one day;
I guess it always will
For once a heart gives in to love,
so completely will it fall
To take you to euphoria,
where time will seem to stall
I live within my fantasy
and dream of how we were
I see you laying next to me,
not leaving me for her
I know that love is fickle,
but here I stay alone
trapped within my memories,
my heart has turned to stone
Never will I love again,
For all eternity
My mind is living that one day,
when you were close to me
No pity do I need,
No scorn for how I live
Trapped within my yesterday,
Praying to forgive..
As Time Slips By..Rescue me from this sedated sleepAs Time Slips By..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As time slips by in a hurried creep
Ticking away the days and nights
losing momentum as reality bites
Spinning and churning the moments past
Seeing no end but going too fast
A second, an hour or even a day
To much to do, so much to say
Taken for granted and mourned when lost
Time is a blessing at any cost
Broken promises that fall by the side
Age is a harshness we try to hide
Regrets and dreams are hidden behind
the months and years we no longer find
Stored in our memory and ticking away
uncovering secrets from whence they lay
We see and hear, but do we heed
That time's whats needed to quell our greed
Of wanting more but gaining naught
This battle of time that's often fought..
Earths WhisperEarths Whisper5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Our name is sung upon the wind, in tunes we surely hear
With every breath the wind will blow, our destiny will be clear
The path of which our lives will tred, are long and filled with hope
Of many trials and travesties, are means of which to cope
See in yourself, what is meant to be, and who you really are
Care not for those who lead astray, and guide you to afar
The sands of time are shifting still and will for ever more
The tales of our Earths Whisper is hidden in folklore
The weathered pages of our books, are kept to show the way
From ages seen so long ago, to what is seen today
Without the land on which we live, we could not but exist
To fraught temptation to destroy, is what we must resist
We are minions passing in this time ,leaving yet our mark
So heed the Earths Whisper, and place light within the dark
Treat every day with respect and mind the seeds we sow
With understanding as a guide, for all we need to know
I Dream, You DreamI Dream, You Dream6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Come pray with me for eternal bliss
Of laughter in dreams, and love's first kiss
To hope for days of everlasting sun
Of a bright new world that has just begun
Back in time when all was clear
A world without ego, judgment or fear
Unlocked doors and pleasures of purest simplicity
Of love between Them and Us and You and Me
I laugh, a nervous laugh, a dream I know
Of hidden complexities too scared to show
I guess somewhere, somehow, it once was
Shed with tears of memories, all but lost
Resurrect me not when I am gone, to keep me with you still
Hold me now, to your heart, until you've had your fill
For tomorrow comes but way too fast
For souls bound together, in life's eternal clasp
We leave behind what we have made
Of flesh and true emotions, so tenderly laid
I feel within my very soul, so much for us to share
Play a bitter-sweet tune, that will surely strip us bare
They wish, You Hope, I Pray, but still it is not heard
My gift..My gift..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It has me in this place,
so full of hope and clothed in grace
Shadowed not in night, but day
To lead me to a better way
It beats so steadily,
filled with love and such serenity,
Compassion etched in every thud
Bound by faith and tied in blood
It filters, the good and bad
To peruse with trust and see whats had
To gain, to give and share this life
In sharing pain and avoiding strife
To you, I give myself
Of honesty and boundless wealth
The purest form of friendship true
This gift from me, I give to you..
To Wallow..I have given up.To Wallow..5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then why am I still breathing?
It is so unfair to think that I have had enough,
then why can't I just cease to exist?
Time can be a saviour and also an enemy.
Flashbacks of moments spent in happiness, clouded
by loneliness and shadows of discontentment.
Why do we always want more than we have?
Can we not learn to be content with the given moment?
Our greed for emotional fulfillment is a blight on our existence.
We find it, we lose it, we yearn it, we shun it.
Are we so confused with what we need that we turn away
every morsel that can be our sanity and salvation?
My tears have gone dry.
My thoughts are of yesterday.
All todays and tomorrows just seem too hard.
I walk within this body of mine and I can find no answer.
Miles and miles of memories are upturned and sifted through,
seeking but never finding what made me whole.
Was I ever content?
Have I just gone through the motions of believing this was how
it is meant to be?
I laugh at how selfish I am.
A trait that infes
First Love..The mere sight of him lounging in the doorway of the cafe had me holding my breath.First Love..5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Yet there he was, oblivious to my infatuation and wearing a smile of the most decadent kind on his lips.
I stood motionless, just feet away from him.
On the breeze, came his subtle scent.
Crisp, young and carefree.
How I loved the way his hair fell and shadowed the bluest eyes I had ever seen.
I sighed softly and turned to walk away.
My shoulders slumped and the tears moistened my eyes but I held them back.
Unrequieted love of the stalker kind were the words that ran through my mind.
I laughed quietly so no-one could hear and think me insane as well.
I fell in love with him in the first grade and have followed his every step since.
Living just doors away, yet it seemed like miles.
Not once had he looked in my direction, not even a glance.
I felt my feet move, one step in front of the other.
Taking me home.
I could still smell his cologne.
Funny that it still lingered.
I drew in my breath and
Seasons..Seasons..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Time has the essence of which we do share
In seasons and nature beyond compare..
Blanket the fields with the white of snow
Draw in its beauty, of which we do know
Feel on your cheek, a soft winter's flake
An icy cold breath, in awe we do take
Cold it may be, but still we adore
the freezing cold winds and starkness galore
Stretching for miles, this blanket of white
Short are our days and long are our nights..
As gently as snow begins to melt
A warmth in the wind is often felt
Whispering high in the rustling trees
Reborn is spring on a fluttering breeze
Green replaces, what once was so white
To give to us all, a glorious sight
Of renewal and hope and what we can see
This, that our God, has given to thee..
Harshness of sun , though warmth it will bring
sharing contentment of birds on a wing
Flocking to heat, where once there was cold
Wading and chirping their songs oh so bold
Basking in colour of flowers in bloom
Revel we will neath a bright summer's moon
Sharing the joy of summer's delig
A Thought..BE not afraid to stand alone..A Thought..5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
It is then, when our true beauty can be seen..
LOST in a crowd..
Remembering Still..Remembering Still..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Take all despair, the fear and pain
Place it midst drops, of soft summer rain
Draw a deep breath and hold it within
Cleansing the soul of all mortal sin
Seeing with eyes, the beauty serene
Of moments once gone, and yet to be seen
Dew holds the beginning, of each new day
To be felt as we're blessed in every way
Simple will warm the purest of heart
Greed shows no finish, to what we may start
Temper the want, the may and the please
See what is pure, with hands we may seize
Mistakes of our yesterdays, we leave behind
existing today with kin and our kind
Forging a life, in a future to shine
A journey as seen as yours and as mine..
Remember..OURRemember..5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
fear is not in dying
in being forgotten..
TICK TOCK, can you hear me..My thoughts come from a place deep inside that only another, who thinks like me, can truely understand.TICK TOCK, can you hear me..5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I guess then, that I am destined to be alone for now, for I will not settle for anything less.
We should not have to settle persay, but we do, and we are disappointed over and over again.
Is it so unnatural to want what we feel we need?
Does it make us selfish when we hunger what we see as contentment and fulfillment?
I fight with my inner demons and struggle to face each day with exuberance and the pure joy of just being alive.
NOW.....that is being selfish.
Who am I to wallow in self pity and believe that I am not as good as another because of outward appearance or monetary status.
BUT... we all do it because we are selfish.
A human trait that follows us like a rabid dog.
Time and time again a life is snuffed out, be it by accident or choice and at that very moment I am sure, if it was us, we would try to cling to what life we have left with the ferocity of a
Falling UnderFalling Under5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would you see me, if I was standing right in front of you?
A broken doll with her hair askew, and no reason to smile
Torn remnants of days gone by, in a flurry of wishful thinking
Plied together with the blood of my tears and no where to run
So many words within my head, but silence reigns and pity is scarce
Too much hurt tainted with insane laughter, in attics of deserted lives
with ghostly hearts scattered on the floor
Would you hold me close, if I was standing right in front of you?
Naked in my emotions, with my soul bare in its transparency
Seeking love not lust in all its duplicity, hiding behind sordid lies
Time will pass as slowly as a sigh, or as quickly as a tear, leaving
in its wake a mournful shell of inadequacy
I am falling under and I cannot breath
My throat constricted, leaving me unable to utter a sound
Would you say goodbye, to me if I was standing right in front of you?
Watching as I walk away, not turning to look back to where I once stood
A shadow falls upon the grou
In the darkIt was the complete and utter silence that I noticed first.In the dark6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So quiet that it was unnerving to the point of the hairs standing up on the nape of my neck.
It is impossible to be this quiet.
There has to be a sound of some kind.
The wind in the trees.
Insects at their nightly rituals.
But there was nothing.
It was making me uneasy to the point that I hadn't realized I had been holding my breath.
Then came the darkness.
So encompassing that it overwhelmed my senses.
I was blind in the dark.
Deaf in the silence that my sense of smell was going into overdrive.
There was a scent, but it was impossible to recall where I had smelt it before.
It was not an aromatic scent but more of a instinctly pungent odour that had me wrinkling my nose.
Hard to describe.
It was actually similar to rotting garbage but sweeter and warmer.
Sounds weird I know but in this icy cold darkness the smell made me feel warm.
Putting one foot in front of the other I started to take small, steal
Dragonflies..Dragonflies..5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A night so warm upon a breeze
Sending shivers through the trees
Breathing life within the night
Creating beauty from the sight
As many dragonflies did fly
Their splendor lighting up the sky
and floating gently to the glow
The warmth, a guide of where to go
Wonder followed the candles blaze
A misty sight in pleasures gaze
A dream she held within her heart
Until the dragonflies did part
A memory stored, to remember when
A simple thought is needed then
To place a smile upon her face
This gentle girl of calm and grace..
My Languid lullabyWrap me in your arms tonightMy Languid lullaby5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Come stay with me till morning light
En-mesh our bodies so they are one
and sate our lust till rising sun
Kiss me softly from head to toe
and find the places that you know,
will rouse me from this tousled sleep
My heart forever is yours to keep
Our love but once, so hard to find
together two souls, in space entwined
To be our bond forever more
In bliss we find our hearts to store
We linger a while before we sleep
Our words of passion in mind we keep
To remember love that holds us close
In memories when we need them most
Languid breaths within a sigh
lost in motion when said goodbye
Not knowing when we'll meet again
These lonely tears, like falling rain
A moment taken for what is seen,
a precious memory; a waking dream
Love is elusive, but not so rare
To share so openly, with hearts laid bare
Time To Heal..Time To Heal..5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I didn't think I was beautiful
No-one ever told me
and once they did
I never believed them.
My mind held me captive
in a place of denial.
Wanting to believe
but being afraid too.
A terrible place to be,
filled with insecurities
As I grew older,
my outside beauty faded
and my inner beauty shone,
but left me with many regrets
and precious moments lost.
Walking me backwards,
instead of forwards
My mind in a tangled mess
of what-ifs and maybe's.
A clouded sensation of
living, but being dead as well
So here I am stuck in today,
hoping for a better tomorrow
and wishing for my yesterdays.
I will not cry for I am strong,
yet too weak to move on.
To see the real me
and love myself for who I am.
Not for what the mirror shows
but what my heart should know..