More Than My JewelsMore Than My Jewels
Women want jewelry and fine clothes,
To make them feel proud.
They want others' attention on them,
Whenever they move around.
Beneath these desires, one passion still waits
To be satisfied.
Whether someone will satisfy it or not,
Brings different tears to their eyes.
What is the passion I speak about?
When a man satisfies it, she weeps tears of joy;
When he refuses her, she weeps from sorrow.
But my lover satisfies me every time,
And great ecstasy will always follow.
So I cry to Heaven above
"He is worth more than my jewels."
The Dark ManThe Dark Man*The Dark Man1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
From the land of the pharaohs
There came a phantom
A figure dark as night
Tall and strong as a willow
He wore the robes and crown of the pharaohs
But his gaze was dark and blind
His voice was hushed like a whisper
And he spoke of a long gone era
When things other than beast or man
Walked and dwelt upon the earth
And in his hands he held a strange device
That glowed like a lantern
And crackled like a flame
Upon the road from the Valley
Where the pharaohs lay buried
In their silent and forgotten tombs
I walked in the shadows of evening
And this dark stranger chanced upon me
To me, he spoke those things in the shadows
And I marveled at what they implied
Then we went our ways in the twilight
And ne'er met again till this day
Purpose.Purpose.Purpose.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What would a story be?
If there was no one there to read it.
What would dreams be?
If there was no one there to conceive it.
What would a picture be?
If there was no one there to see it.
What would a secret be?
If there was no one there to keep it.
What would love be?
If there was no one there to feel it.
What would a song be?
If there was no one there to sing it.
What would the truth be?
If there was no one there to admit it.
What would advice be?
If there was no one there to give it.
What would life be?
If there was no one there to live it.
A Holiday Much Hoped ForA Holiday Much Hoped ForA Holiday Much Hoped For1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
We all seek a needed rest
A breather away from work and stress
A moment or two to relax
And do whatsoever we want to do
This tom and his tabby
Left the city feeling gritty
To return to the place we knew
At peace in our nest
At ease in embrace
We lie back together and unwind
When our day is through
And enjoy what we want and need to do
Rain Poem #33Rain Poem #33Rain Poem #332 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The rain fell in a torrent tonight
We lay in bed and listened
The voice of the rain was soft and low
It nearly lulled us to sleep
We turned to gaze at each other
She smiled and whispered to me
I reached over to embrace her
Safe and sound she was in my arms♥
The rain may fall for one hour
It may fall all night long
It may not stop until morning
We neither know nor care
There is always one another
~~~Let the rain pour down~~~♥
One NameOne NameOne Name1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I must have lived many lives
I have had many names
Once or twice in my life
They echo through my memory
But as years go by
These old names disappear
Their echoes no longer linger
One name echoes on my mind
Dancing HeartDancing HeartDancing Heart1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her heart is moving joyfully
Love its song
Devotion its dance
The world its stage
And I am her partner eternally
Come BackWill you come back?Come Back3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wish you'd return.
But your hatred,
I always seem to spurn.
That's why I did it.
I made things this way.
You know that I had to.
What else can I say?
I really do miss you.
It's so lonely here,
But your wrath,
I really do fear.
Is there a balance.
Maybe I'll ask.
Finding the sweet spot,
Will be quite a task.
If we can be happy,
Just me and you.
There isn't anything,
I wouldn't do.
DripDrip, drip, drip.Drip3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rain pours on me,
Over my face.
Wash away my tears.
Wash away my sadness.
Wash away my emotions.
Wash away me.
I am the rain.
In that moment.
I am reborn.
The Moment of CalmThe Moment of CalmThe Moment of Calm3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I lie in repose,
On the deck of the ship
We call our lives,
Trying to make sense of it all;
One thing or another has come
To rock this boat.
I have only to lie still and wait.
Then there is calm,
And in its wake,
A gentle voice like a Siren calls.
Like Living DeadLike Living DeadLike Living Dead2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My hair is white
From the grief
That you gave me, you never
My eyes are red
Because I pass each night
Like a living dead
But I must live in the light
That you shine so brightly
Around my head
And it must be said
That you make me sad
I want to cry
I may find true peace
When I die
"Oh death, when it comes for me
I may or may not resist.
That opening in the ground
To enter, I need assist.
Will they bury or will they burn
Or simply float me in my longship?
I cannot claim to know these things;
I simply remain here in the dark.
Sometimes the subject makes me cringe --
But eventually I shall disembark!"
CelesteCelesteCeleste1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
On this same night
Two years ago
At the hour of half past nine
These eyes saw the passing
Of someone I loved well
She was the maid Celeste Auberginois
Long brown hair like a waterfall
Cascading from her head
Large brown eyes like a small child
But she was aged twenty five
At the moment they proclaimed her dead
I had left her some time before
Remorseful from my errors
Too late to apologize
Yet I would want her to know
Celeste, you are mine forever
I am sad always at what I did
And if we could be together once again
I would not err twice
I would never make you sad
Alas! I know that it can not be
But I feel that you are still with me
The Raven IIThe Raven IIThe Raven II4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lying upon my bed of cotton
The one I loved gone, but not forgotten
Still my heart remembers and adores
I speak her name time and again
I try to rest and forget my pain
But that familiar voice cries "Never more!"
High upon my doorstep, sitting
Still as that bust of Pallas, never flitting
The raven watches and waits for me to die
It follows my hand as i attempt to write
It follows me to my bed in the night
I cannot ignore it, though I try
My heart and mind are consumed by worry
Still I hear that wnged fury
It remains in my chambers 7 X 24
"Get you gone, you winged devil!
No longer fill my life with your evil!
Leave me alone with her who I adore!"
But the raven still is sitting, still is sitting
Upon that bust of Pallas on my chamber door
Still that awful voice is creaking
Still that awful voice is shrieking
Those two words I have heard so oft before:
Queen For (Ever and) A DayQueen For (Ever and) A DayQueen For (Ever and) A Day1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
During my last life
I was queen for not more
Than twenty years
I sat upon a throne of gold
In the court of Ur
Now, in this happy new life,
Beside the man I adore,
I am queen for ever and a day
Surrounded by the stronghold of his love
Enthroned upon the pure gold of his heart
And nobody dethrones me
Cliff SideCliff SideCliff Side1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
We have moved from the summit
Whence we made our nest
To a point down along the cliff
To find peace and rest
Wine will flow later
When our health is the best
So we enjoy our customary dinners
And gaze eye to eye
And as I sip my beverage
She looks at me and sighs
Two tender butterflies
Cocooned in a love that never dies
Only MeWhat would it feel like,Only Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To just disappear.
You wouldn't know,
If you just weren't here.
There is no feeling,
Because you can't feel.
You can't interpret.
You just aren't real.
It's so lonely here,
Where you used to be.
I look around,
But it's only me.
Counting DaysCounting DaysCounting Days1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just sitting in the breeze
Biding my time
Counting the days
Till I leave all this behind
New life of peace
Nights of warm love await
Whatever I have lost
Cannot compare with what I'll find
GuidanceGuidance.Guidance3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My father once told me that life is supposed to be a struggle
And that everyone has their own specific type of hustle.
Whether it be working in an office or stacking products on a shelf.
Naturally we all share the same aim of accumulating wealth.
He also told me that nothing is promised in this life time.
When you least expect it the man upstairs will throw you a life line.
Something or someone that will give you a reason to continue.
Awaken the hidden belief and talent that law dormant within you.
He then told me that happiness and success are short lived.
In time your name will both appear and disappear from life's shortlist.
At some point you will feel like the whole world is against you.
No matter what you do some people will just always resent you.
Accept their venomously kind words but never take them to heart.
The show must go on and no one else but you can play your part.
Lastly he said that you must find a balance between work and leisure
Because those priceless mome
Love IsLove IsLove Is1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A feeling devoid of time or place
Apt to develop anywhere
There is the need
Ageless and surviving passing time
To continue here and now
In the hearts of true lovers
Like her and me
Backing the WorldBacking the WorldBacking the World2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Olympus bade him back a load;
Quite a load 't was.
The two hemispheres that make our world;
But he had to obey.
That was more than a century past;
And today I feel the same.
Till I will be left to my rest,
At the end of all my days.
Back the world upon these shoulders? Why?
I am not so strong as I was then.
I have enough to do in my time;
Must I bear the burdens of other men?
"I am NOT Atlas. Go find another."
Only LoveOnly LoveOnly Love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The day is almost over
Night is going to fall
Days work is almost done
Time seems to stand still
Daily affairs are gone
What remains is only one
"Relax and enjoy Puabi, beloved!"
"If you gave to the unknown man
a small piece of your life.
if you gave from your love,
you are have not lived vainly
Nobody could take from you
the love of peoples...
And...Nobody could take from you
your faith in them, your faith...
If you took from the glory of someone else
even a particle.
If you have heard gossip
and then repeat
even one second.
If you are an enemy of the villainous,
but he has listened
even a single path.
If you are have eaten from the morsel of your friend
and forget him
why it was necessary
that are you born?"
Edited by Michel-le-fou
Rewards of DevotionRewards of DevotionRewards of Devotion1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
For my sincere vow
To stay beside my love
Through whatever may come
Before those high above
And even now
Comfort, security, prosperity, joy
And her ceaseless devotion
For which they gave her to me
Her heart, indeed her whole being,
Is my great treasure
Protect MeProtect me from strangers,Protect Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Those that want to harm.
Protect me from liars,
Using me for their good.
Protect me from my heart,
It's so easy to break.
Protect me from the voice,
She has such anger.
Protect me from depression,
It can overwhelm.
Protect me from myself,
I'm the biggest threat.
InvaluableInvaluableInvaluable1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
If someone gives you crystal, glass
He will warn you to hold it tight
If he gives you a valuable gem
You must guard it every night
And insure that you never break it
So the High Ones trusted me with an invaluable gift
More vital than crystal or jewellery
And they warned me not to break it
It is the heart of my love, Puabi
Short-LivedShort-Lived.Short-Lived3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Has it got to take a sudden death of a loved one.
For us to realise how fickle and unpredictable life is.
Despite our best efforts to delude and cowardly run.
We may share our lives with others but we are destined to be divided.
Life and death are both a part of a mutual consented sum.
Money will come and go but we all know what the fixed price is.
So although you may think the worst is yet to come.
No matter the occasion whether it be