Laudanum and the Moonlit NightFlattered by the gossamer glow of a blushing moon,Laudanum and the Moonlit Night6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I scour the poppy-fields for the opiates of inspiration,
the petals brushing against my bare thighs; easing
the tense creases in my neck into shivers down my back.
What wanton joy, as I wander and wade in this sea of red,
the waves of flowers parting before me, waltzing with
the silent wake of my footsteps. I could saunter on forever,
holding nightfall by the waist; nature at my beck and call.
Why do you blush, moon? Is it because of how stark naked
I appear before you, disrobed by your own coaxing caress?
All cares do I brush aside, when on the night you do preside,
and aloft the cloudless sky, gild gleaming eyes with wonder.
Why does Dorian linger in that gray opium den for a whiff
of oblivion, when you could soothe him to sleep with but a blink
of your lidless eye? In a dream would we saunter on forever,
watching nightfall go to waste; nightly would we call out to you,
but you would never answer...
untitledi am certainuntitled6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
FrequencyTell me why we keep repeating these useless clichés, likeFrequency6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
if a tree falls in a forest and no one's around to hear it,
we want to hope for that tree's sake
as it's dying, at least it's making a noise;
but it's just sound waves,
like the waves of an ocean,
or anything, really, because everything is built on tides.
Even mathematical worlds like chemistry and electricity have this.
It's all come and go and light and energy and color,
and it's all got waves.
Even the science of fingertips is just touch and go.
We live on a planet pushed and pulled by it's own pet rock of a moon,
rolling around the gravitational leash of orbit.
The ins and outs of this have been recorded,
described in textbooks,
ground down to digits, and shackled to a complicated system of sines and cosines and-
forgive me if I'm just on a tangent here.
See, we're a math joke,
but I thought we were more geometry than calculus;
sharp angles, you know.
Don't remind me that waves are shapes,
and even sound has its curves
Love on the BeachI see you standing there on the beach,Love on the Beach7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my toes digging deep in the sand,
attempting to gain proper footing
before my heart takes over
and forces me to run,
into your awaiting arms
that are attached to your perfectly tanned body
that is covered with a pair of ripped up blue jeans
and a shirt that probably saw its last good day
in the summer of 1998.
Ironically that was the last time I was on a
beach staring at someone with eyes like yours,
piercing deep into my soul, but this time my
soul cries out for you to hold me, to catch me
in your arms and gently lay me on the blanket
there at your feet, waiting for our bodies to lie
on top of it; tangled so badly that no one would
be able to tell where you ended and I began.
So I stop thinking and start moving, slowly at
first, so that I am sure that this is exactly what
I want to do, then I speed up quickly throwing
one naked foot in front of the other; gaining
ground quicker and quicker because I am being
Blissful DaysTime leads to all things, eventually,Blissful Days6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As long days turn into blissful nights, and
We take part in the dreams we have wished for -
Like scenes of serenity shimmering
As you step gracefully into my room;
Moments paced by faith with traces of lace
Changing my mood in an honest heartbeat.
I know you will hear the sound too, my love,
For its intention sets the rhythm for
The plethora of emotion that is
Bore henceforth (understood only by us).
Desires will dance before our blue eyes -
We will claim our roles as stars in the most
Beautiful love story never written,
As we fall into arms and cherished charm,
With luminous longevity passing
Through diaphanous garments as even
They slip sweetly because of our passion.
Aye, time will lead to us lying amazed
As blissful nights turn into blissful days.
DarlingDarling,Darling6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Won't you smile
I love it when you do
it's like finding the sun
after a storm
Hold my hand
and promise to not let go
I cannot stand the
thought of losing you
Did you know
The sparkle in your eyes
makes the stars at night
appear to be dim
You are like a treasure
I stumbled upon
How did I ever get
to be so lucky?
You are like a forest
unknown and dangerous
but so calming
Your lips are so sweet
that in comparison
all the other flavors
You make it hard
for me to fall asleep
for I do not want
to sleep without you
I do not know why
I write this when
words are never
good enough to describe you
Wishing once more..I stayed up for you, I waited all night,Wishing once more..6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stayed here in the way that you always wanted me,
Waiting for a little sign, that this was the place you want,
That this is what you want again.
I drew notes in wispy purple clouds, and hung them outside,
I hung them so that you would know my heart,
Maybe you would look hard enough for once,
Maybe you would see what is below this surface.
I knew you liked my scent, so I made it clean and pure for you,
I wanted you all to myself, I wanted you alone in my bed,
But would you be there for long? I never knew, I still don't know,
Maybe it will be that there is space for you here forever.
So I drew hearts on stone, and let the words echo the sky,
and longed in whispers, and watched to catch your eye,
And so as that sun rose, over the distant sea, over the hills in technicolour dreams,
I was wishing once more that we were beginning again, just as beautifully as that sunrise.
Love's Name Is OnePlease, let me paint this scene with silent white:Love's Name Is One6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Castle-tops in the mounds soften the sounds
As millions of our wishes stack high;
Building blocks for a passionate escape
Stand tall and fall perfectly into place.
Oh, love's name is one and one is enough -
I, who was once satisfied with myself,
Tasted your kindness and began to change;
Your heart's talents strengthened my resolve and
Bid my dreams to announce in gentle form.
Who am I to bask in your gracious light?
Your temperate being yields no shadows,
And your affectionate feelings allow
A lifetime of romance to surge through me
(Purging the heartache that once consumed me).
Oh, proud paramour, I give you my life -
Please breathe innocent whispers with me and
Entrance sky-flared eyes within our borders.
Built upon this earth is something divine,
And it is our love blessing us tonight.
Summer EyesAs her summer eyes revealed seas of stars over our heads,Summer Eyes7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She said to me: "just open your heart and the rest will flow."
A blanket of uncertainty has been with me for so long, yet
When I reach out to her, I am reminded of what matters most.
She taught me that time passes but it can bring us closer;
Love, like a star in the distance, becomes more insistent
The nearer we get, gently forming a bond for us to discover
(As our passion burns brighter in this world of persistence).
Summarize these emotions I know too well so I can understand
The magic of this ephemeral evening, as it has me reeling
In romantic motions that I haven't known since time began.
If all we need is love, then let us spend eternity feeling...
Feeling like this - living the dream that proves my existence:
Embracing the moment in which all emotions begin to listen...
She Dances[Here] she dances like an angel, granting life to this river -She Dances6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
How could I begin to count the many ways that I love her?
Perhaps by facial features, for her lustrous eyes help the world
Come alive (bringing meaning to this enlivening evening);
Her beauteous innocence gleaming amongst bright blue ripples
With twin red roses ensconced in the golden strands of her hair
With such keen strands arranging themselves secretly on her cheek.
Oh, to place even one hand on that cheek, and to understand
The mystery that beckons my young soul with a voice of song.
Melodies flow with an essence that just does not exist when
Her benevolent presence is missing; she inspires dreams
For dreamers like us - where we're searching for signs in sunset fog
With cerise glows to muse whilst in each others' arms all night long.
This evening sure is blessed, as we spend the rest of it content
And not the slightest bit hesitant towards serenity.
I can't identify just why I deserve her in my life
But I'm glad she
You'll Be Safe In My Armsyou will be safe in my arms:You'll Be Safe In My Arms6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
these castle walls of mine open gently -
please, do make yourself at home, and
rest your worried heart, darling;
shower me with everything that's on your mind.
the stars bring light for us to talk to,
and between you and I, we have all that we require.
oh, between you and I, infinity resides
and it binds us closer than ever before;
those sandy shores aren't quite as distant
as we view them safely within our kingdom.
everything seems golden, as we hold hands
and share the cares we've waited to express
write poems on my walls using invisible ink:
make me think about life
as only pieces are revealed brick by brick;
make me feel love through the usage of words
(like only you do so well).
take my curiosity by the hand, and lead it
through these darkened corridors that have
been with me since the dawn of time, and
explain in a hundred lines or less
what we've been missing in our time apart.
propose a stanza in whic
a 14 year truthi whispered that i loved you 211 times into my pillowa 14 year truth6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
because i wondered whether it was fact or fiction.
i remember bottling up your affection into a plastic bottle
so that i could take a sip whenever i felt lonely and lost
like a mouse in those science fair mazes.
and i wish i had whiskers so i could navigate
through the twisted truth more easily.
i burned your presence to a leather cd so that i could
feel you on my ipod when i pressed
so that when i pressed pause, the feeling
would linger in my eardrums.
and because being able to control how many times
you actually show up beside me
makes me feel closer to you,
like you actually do show up more than
3/8 the times you say you will.
and i said, "i'm sorry, but i forgot your middle name."
and he showed me his braided smile. "that's okay, because i forgot yours."
and we laughed about that because
forgetting middle names is okay and not nearly as wrong
as forgetting somebody exists.
you asked me one day,
"what do you think about for
A Letter to the Sundear Sun,A Letter to the Sun6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
thank you for the light:
you gave me a chance to see the world anew.
oh, you brave star -
your effulgent figure comforts my soul;
it's new to me now
but I believe this
thank you for the warmth:
winters seemed so long before you appeared;
your passion-fire heart nowhere near my own.
I wasn't sure if you would ever rise for me -
just when my dreams seemed their darkest,
you marked your place in my sky.
you were so close;
and we still are,
since your essence finds its way to me
every single day of the week.
I commit myself to your legacy:
you'll always have a special place
Sentrieswhen control is lost, we tumbleSentries6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and then look up with hopeful eyes
searching for a comforting hand.
will it be yours I see?
I'll be your champion -
all you need to do is lend
me your love, and extend a
we hold a position in the twilight:
two sentries sent east to protect
the fabled frontier of a connection
that shines a fine light on the world.
let's slip outside of our element
and circumvent this emotion:
we're so much more.
we've given life to stars
as we were held high in hearts,
and even though
peace comes and goes,
I know we've come so far.
inching ourselves toward our dreams:
sure, it's slow, but it's still
better than not moving forward at all;
it's better than missing out
on such a romantic adventure.
let's pacify t
ParadiseFireflies form patterns of the galaxy as I stare at stories untoldParadise7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(Fables of fools gold and broken sights claiming love can be
Found in the midnight wind, just waiting for an eager heart;
But far too many roads have I traveled in this emptiness of space
Taking in the scenes and meanings until the day we finally meet);
Each moment is highlighted in a beauteous storm of romance.
Oh, such radiance by any other name still sounds just as sweet
But the miracles of my dreams still hold the key to my life.
Take my hand Take the symbol of my awakening in paradise;
Listen, and Im sure youll hear me say, as I point to the sky:
With the right intentions we can spell infinity with the stars
One day at a time; yes, with our strength we can make life shine.
Let the green galleries of grass add comfort to our final ordeals
As we work backwards to when time was young and we were one
As we search onward through fog for our hearts rising sun
Fated TimeThe shadow lingers on the horizon,Fated Time6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
faces blurring in the mist of worry.
Time stand still, Halt, I command thee!
I don't want to loose this momentary diversion.
Bitter sweet it is the taste that hangs on.
Just a moment is all I ask but,
even that must be too long.
I command thee again but time has other masters.
Twinkled star moment, where have you gone now?
Oh how sadly poor my heart feels now,
now that it is realized and lost.
Please my master time, give it back to me?
The Mistress of Fate shows sorrow but time looks not back,
That is its blessing and its curse.
Always forward, always marching,
Never giving a second of thought.
Why won't you turn for me?
Where will I find peace and rest?
Oh fate and time, two who have known it all,
Have mercy on this old soul.
Fate reached for me, understanding in her infinity eyes.
Her touch left a mark but all I heard was her words.
"Sweet child, seek peace in peace, love in love and end in end.
I am merely the wind and time has no ears."
Upon the ShelfRead my book slowlyUpon the Shelf6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take your time to thumb the pages,
Savour the words and
Breathe in the delicious aroma of the line breaks
Blush at the wickedness if you like
Laugh long and hard at the comedy if it pleases you
Weep at the tragedy if you must
But keep reading
Perhaps you will become a recurring plot device
A treasured character, an addendum, a creature of style
Perhaps you will be the author of my crib sheet
Little rays of sunlight will illuminate my pages
and the dust on my cover will sparkle and dance
and seem mystical for a short while before
once again it becomes just an unkempt sign of age
My book is more than a dust jacket
My story is more than a sum of its chapters
and it sits upon your shelf
One Hundred Five DegreesOne hundred five degrees: is that the angle that I now needOne Hundred Five Degrees6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So to lean myself in and kiss the lonely look off your face?
Please tell me: are there scars on your heart - that no matter how hard
I try - my love for you will never be able to erase?
Our figure doesn't have to be perfect - no, but we can try.
We can work at it, calibrating moments along the way;
I figured we'd bide our time so to say it right and when the
Instant arises we'll know what steps we truly have to take.
One hundred five degrees: thoughts of fears we can conquer tonight
Turn up the heat, thickening the cool winds we breathe around us;
But yet we proceed with the bond we want and soothe our souls so
To push the boundaries of what love can create from chaos.
We were sent to different realms to test the strength of our hearts;
Now that we're back in each others' arms I hear the universe
Whispering to me about how our affinity can change
Our dreams (leading light into shadow [letting us lift this curse]).
We were b
AetheticismsI wait looking at your wandering eyes, the whirlpools for supernovas,Aetheticisms7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A glance from you is enough to shake the world,
All the planets force may resolve to take you, but it cannot keep you,
Your power beyond flight, beyond levitation, takes us, makes us breathless.
Your atmospheric luminescence flows from you,
In the dreamy tendrils of superfluous mist,
And your hand creates auroras of delight,
You draw from a palette of endless colourings with gumptious brandishment.
Allusive the universe glimmers beyond your reach,
Draws from you your only incredulity lost in formless words,
Your tongue drawing rasping joys over moistened lips,
Detached and endless from the stardust chains surrounding your heart.
Your ideas lay in graceful forms, flowing across galaxies,
Dance through silvered moonlight, and lie at the hearts of stars,
Spread through your aimless wanderings,
Will there ever be anywhere as perfect as you?.