These DreamsThese Dreams11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have danced with the raven of darkness
I have kissed death itself
I have loved the one who slaughtered me
I have not put my love upon a shelf.
I have seen the good and the bad
I have seen the darkness and light
I have seen into the darkness
I have lived in a world of fright.
I have never been frightened
I have never even been scared
I have never been left alone
I have always been spared.
I have seen the new moon waxing
I have seen the things others call real
I have seen deaths cloud around me
I have been blinded when my life it did try to steal.
I have always been told of dying
Oh how horrible to others it seems
But I think that it is quite wonderful
To always live in your world of dreams.
Beauty is...Beauty is...10 years ago in Open More Like This
How you look is sometimes how you feel
Sometimes you wish your own skin to peel
This is how I can feel, sometimes everyday
Yet I am not the only one to feel this way
Many guys and many girls fuss over hair
Fuss over their looks so people can stare
But many of them fail to see this very truth
Beauty is inside, beyond the frailty of youth
So my friends, dwell not upon a reflection
Realize the truth within your own creation
Where love resides and from where life emanates
Lies your beauty, and there true happiness awaits
(c)2004 Joseph Palladino