First KissYou look at me with dark brown eyes.
I'm drawn to you, like the moon's full rise.
With one look, a beginning is unfurled.
Show me now all that is your world.
Different from anyone else I know.
New possibilities are what you show.
You stroke my cheek soft and tender.
Infatuation hits in all its splendor.
I meet your eyes, our gaze intent.
A fleeting moment, or time well spent.
Neither one knows where this will lead.
Forever love or hearts that bleed.
So many things to find and learn.
Everything about you is what I yearn.
You awaken in me that which has slept,
Hidden, forgotten, dying while I wept.
Behind your eyes, a subtle sadness,
To try again, could be pure madness.
But then we talk for hours on end,
We can't deny, we're more than friends.
In your arms, you hold me so close.
We both are open to where this goes.
A goodbye for now, but you I will miss.
Then you draw me in for our first kiss.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
UnravelingThoughts are powerful,Unraveling4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Isn't that what you say?
You can never deny me;
I've brought you here today.
Fight it all you want,
You don't get a choice.
Make it easy on yourself;
Listen to your inner voice.
Dark clouds and rainbows,
All in a night's dreams.
When you close your eyes,
Nothing is as it seems.
Pretending you don't care,
Yet once again, you are here.
Why you even bother, unless
You need to know I'm there.
So run away, ignore me,
But it's always the same.
You wake up in a sweat,
While saying my name.
You can pretend it's over,
Nothing left but small traces.
Till you feel me and see me,
Inside everybody's faces.
You are losing all control,
Time unraveling the norm.
Come now, hold me close,
We'll get through another storm.
©2015 Carol Gregoire
She Screamed Like a Whooping CraneWhen I shower, I always wring out my hair afterwardsShe Screamed Like a Whooping Crane2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because thats what I was taught to do
So that my pillow wouldn't get cold and damp
It's so that my head won't weigh down
So that I can stand straight
And I need more sleeping pills to keep me dreaming
Keep the lights down low to keep from screaming
But my voice is gone and I can't cry today
And when the sun burns me alive
They think that I'm okay
Just turn off the bathroom lights
And try to find her in the dark
Find her in the mirror
But all I can feel is her still heartbeat worlds and worlds away
I know that she's gone
And in the dark
My own shadow flees from me
Because I'm not worth following
And all thats left is to bathe
And hope that maybe
I'll mistake the tears for water drops
Just scrub my skin raw and rip the vanity out of my flesh
Until I can bleed sanity from every pore
And feel the embrace of the therapeutic spray
I turn the hot water up until I can't hea
A Vampire's WarningI really want to eat you,A Vampire's Warning1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
you truly ought to know.
So think of this-before we kiss...
...under the mistletoe.
You think it's about romance,
but I just need some lunch.
I smell your blood-in dismal flood...
...so please go drink some punch.
It's best if you avoid me,
no matter what I say.
Your mortal bliss-you'll surely miss...
...if we take things my way.
I'm functioning on empty,
and kinda like a car.
So low on fumes-I live in tombs...
...if you should flee, run far.
This party's for the festive,
I lean towards mad-macabre.
I lurk in screens-and piercing screams...
...necrosis is my job.
I'd tell you all I'm thinking,
but you're already dead.
You chose my mouth-your heart went South...
...and now I have been fed.
Kissing In A DreamHow is it you feel intimate,Kissing In A Dream4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When of you, I know nothing?
As a lost, now found soulmate,
In my mind, you are lingering.
The one I was kissing in a dream,
Eyes of fire and so handsome.
A pairing we will hold in esteem,
A love that has yet to become.
Or once in a faraway place,
We were lovers in our pasts.
Dying in each other's embrace,
Only our love this day still lasts.
Reconnected by circumstance,
Wavelengths entwined and strong.
In darkness under stars, we'll dance,
Knowing this is where we belong.
Within a garden of slate, I wait,
In the light of a single moonbeam.
Trees cast a shadow on the gate,
Till again we are kissing in a dream.
The sun rises and shows its light.
I open my eyes and you I feel.
We'll meet again another night.
Was it a dream, or was it real?
©2015 Carol Gregoire
Listen To The RainRain,Listen To The Rain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As it falls to the ground.
All you hear,
Is the quiet plop,
As it splatters on the ground,
Its secret gone.
Flowing down the drain,
Soaking into roots,
Spreading into a pond,
Now one secret in a million.
No one knows the secret,
That raindrop held,
For it is now one drop in a sea,
Its secret unheard.
What has that single drop of water seen?
Has it seen the dinosaurs?
Did it soak the back of a Saber Tooth cat?
Did a cave man stand beneath it?
Did George Washington battle under that drop?
Did it wet the head of Hitler?
Cry as the Towers fell?
Mourn the troops of the many wars of the lands?
Who knows what secrets that drop has seen.
What fears, what joy,
For that drop,
As it fell to Earth,
Has seen the good and the bad,
The sad and the horrid,
The happy and the joyous,
That one little drop,
So often ignored,
Has seen the world a million times over.
From the dawn of time,
Cross my heartCross my heartCross my heart1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and hope to die,
I never thought
we´d say goodbye.
I promise honey
I´m being good,
I´d be with you
if I could
but I must wait
till God decides,
to place me once more
by your side.
Cross my heart
I still love you so,
you have to know.
The place in my heart
that you once filled,
is longing for you
and always will.
Cross my heart,
it hurts so much,
not to feel your gentle touch,
not to hear your wonderful laughter,
stuck here in this life ever after.
Cross my heart
this life goes on,
even if we want or not.
Happy or sad,
if we live or if we die.
A poem by Suzanne Karbach 15th July 2014
EmptyI'm so empty.Empty1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's like this pain is here to stay, here to drown me in its icy waters.
The tears fall like waterfalls raining down on the rocks below.
The pain engulfs me like the wake of a large wave, a wave ready to kill.
It's almost as if I want to die.
Or escape this world in which I suffer.
If I could end everything now without feeling bad, without feeling guilty, I sure as Hell would.
I would take whatever sharp object I could and jab it into my skin as hard as I could.
I would let myself take way too many pills, enough to take me out without so much as a sound.
If I could get by that easily,
I really would.
But I can't.
No matter how much I wish I could end it all, my brain won't let me.
It tells me to keep going no matter how bad it gets.
It tells me to keep going no matter how much I no longer believe.
Even in happiness I am sad.
Because in that happiness I know there's just a dead end.
A dead end to put me right back where I started.
A dead end that shoves m
call my nameIn your last dayscall my name1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you must have called my name
a hundred times,
You needed me so much.
Now I'd give anything and everything
to hear your voice
call my name again,
just one more time.
by Suzanne Karbach august 2014
Death of A MuseWhere are all of the words?Death of A Muse1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They used to come so easily.
Corralling them now like wild herds,
Instead of floating in quite peacefully.
Now, I am left in this vacant void.
A mindless drifting out to sea.
It was not me being paranoid,
Drowning in the lies you left me.
Numb and devoid of real feeling.
My heart is broken wide open.
Inside from pain I'm still reeling,
Not even a splinter left for hoping.
Love so fleeting could never be real,
Dismissed without even a thought.
You can't even tell me what you feel.
The lies sold to me not what I bought.
So easily you lie, talking a smooth game.
Only for your convenience or your gain.
Mark my words, you'll remember my name.
Darkness will come, and so will your pain.
You cannot treat me like I don't matter.
What you give out will find you threefold.
When the words ring louder than chatter.
As your life of lies spins out uncontrolled.
For you were once my everything.
Your whispers of love filled my soul.
But you aren't worth the pain you bring.
RE: Meet Me Halfwaybefore we start dancingRE: Meet Me Halfway6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i should probably let you know
i only asked because i wanted to chill with you for about 3 minutes and 27 seconds.
im not some smooth guy coming to sweep you off your feet.
i might accidentally trip you while were dancing though, if that counts for anything.
to tell the truth, i dont even know why i asked you to get up.
i cant even dance, actually.
before i ask you out,
i should probably let you know
you shouldn't expect too many presents and stuff like that.
im broke, to tell the truth.
plus, i'd much rather make you something anyway,
maybe a poem, or a song.
i dont want to give you something someone else made.
that guy in china who made that little trinket doesn't even know who you are.
so why should he be making something for you instead of me?
i mean, im trying to earn your love, not bribe it out of you.
before you ask if i prefer cats or dogs, pizza or salad, natural girls or girls with makeup,
i should tell you i'm an animal lover, not a dog or cat lover.
Forgive MeI'm sorry that I lied,Forgive Me1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I know I hurt your feelings
That's why I cried.
I know it's something
We can't simply brush aside;
I hope the trust you had in me
I don't know why I couldn't tell you;
You're the person
I've always looked up to,
I should have looked at it
from your point of view;
I completely understand if you don't
trust me as much as you used to.
I wish you hadn't found out that way,
I know from now on,
You'll have doubt
In everything I say;
From this point on,
I'll ask for your forgiveness every day.
WallsI've never been one to let people in.Walls1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I built up walls, my defenses against society, to keep out the pain of life.
I've always kept to myself, creating a wary distance between me and the world.
Having been crushed so many times, I didn't want to hurt again.
But here you come, you with your cheerful smile,
Your eyes that could light up the room brighter than the sun itself,
You with your kind words shining through the foggy gray of life,
Acting as a beacon of hope to those buried too early within their graves.
You came to me, treated me as an equal, a friend.
You made me feel human again, made me believe I was worth something.
You defended me against those who were hateful, made me hope for a better life.
You made me open my heart to you, showed me how to wear my feelings upon my sleeve.
How easily you fooled me into thinking that you cared.
I was just a project to you, a broken toy that needed fixing.
It was all just an act you put on, a play for the world to see how magnificent you we
The Whispers"Torn, twisted, brokenThe Whispers1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hurt, flawed, hopeless"
All these little whispers
Meant to destroy me
Hold your head high
The whispers are wrong!
Someone would care if you died
Fall down, no one cares
No one sees me cry
The little whispers tell me
Nobody cares if I live or die
Tears fall, blood drips down
The whispers call to me
Over my steady scream I hear
"You know how to end this"
Hold your head high
"You have to give in"
The whispers are wrong!
Someone would care if you died
"You're breaking down"
"No one will ever dry your eyes"
her name is marigoldhair like dwarven gold,her name is marigold11 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
spilling recklessly along her white shoulders
she has skin like fresh cream
and as soft as a kitten's paws
her eyes of sapphire shimmer
in the heat of the day
piercing you through your soul
and clasping your heart to her bosom
her rhythm beats a vibrating tattoo
in your arms;
the wolves that raised her
are tame compared to the wilderness
that pursues her steps --
she can melt into the shadows
and engage herself with the rock cliffs of yore
better than any creature
the maiden of marigold,
The Game of LifeThe game of life.The Game of Life11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To hear the name, you wouldn't think much of it.
It's just like any other game, right?
Just a pawn you move around the board.
What happens is just a draw if a card,
A roll of the dice,
A lucky or hapless series of events.
It couldn't possibly mean much.
But it's everything.
One choice can send you high in the sky
Or sinking straight into the depths.
And you're either waiting for the fall
Or tying to crawl your way back to the top.
And we like to believe we have some sense of control,
That our decisions matter.
But it's all random,
Nothing but luck.
In the end, our thoughts, our decisions mean nothing.
Because one day, the world's going to come to a rushing halt.
We're all going to die.
And everything we've ever done, ever lived through, won't mean a thing.
Dear MeDear me, I know we've had disagreementsDear Me8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And that we don't always see eye to eye,
But the last thing I want for you
Is to feel like you have to say goodbye.
Dear me, I know you've been hurting a while
And I know that you're sick of the misery,
But just keep holding on a day at a time
And someday you'll find yourself set free.
Dear me, I know you've been crying.
I've seen your demons give chase.
Smile instead for things will get better.
Wipe those tears off your pretty face.
Dear me, I know your heart is breaking,
Like your being is shattered in two,
But please, don't give up just yet.
The survival rate is too few.
Dear me, I see that you're struggling,
That you feel like you're on the brink.
But keep pushing forward, keep fighting.
You're much stronger than you think.
Dear me, I feel so proud of you.
You've made it out alive.
You're happy now with all you've gained.
You've reached all for which you did strive.
Something RealFaster, faster, gaining speedSomething Real1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Stop me I can barely breathe.
Blackest darkness all around,
How much farther to the ground?
Pushing, pressing, caving in
Screaming in this freefall spin
Rushing, racing, clutch the air
I can’t hold on anywhere
Help me, please. When will it end?
This darkest trip down pits of wind.
My lungs are dry. Can no one hear?
I’m falling faster than my tears
When will I see, when will I feel,
Or catch a hold of something real?
Pillowed to a sudden rest,
Gathered to a loving breast,
Brighter, brighter, living Light
Surrounds me ‘til there’s no more night.
Rising, lifting, shooting out,
Breathe free air and give a shout.
Flying upward from the deep,
Cradled softly in His keep.
Water pouring over me,
All around now like a sea.
Brightest colors fill my eyes,
Wash away the vicious lies.
Caressing me, I start to heal
Oh, my Savior, You are real.
Dream of flyingI remember when I was a child,Dream of flying10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'd dream that I could fly.
Taking off from our balcony,
and never doubting why.
There I'd stand, spread out my arms,
push off, soar high into the air,
feeling great excitement,
the wind rushing through my hair.
I'd race across the village
and fly over all the farms.
Free as a bird, I'd fly with speed,
ascend with out-stretched arms.
I'd pass over my old school yard,
see all my playing friends.
They all look up and greet me
with smiles of wonderment.
I'd reach the village church tower
the bells chiming in my ears.
My heart full glee, I'm invincible,
having no more fears.
This dream was all a part of
my childhood growing up
and having caring parents
who gave me all their love.
Poetry by Suzanne Karbach December 31 2014 &
Just Let Me Go"Just let me go" she beggedJust Let Me Go1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
As she stood in front of him, in tears.
They both knew she'd been fighting this
For oh so many years.
"Just let me go" she pleaded
With her knuckles turning white,
The left hand clenching sleeping pills
And an empty bottle in the right.
"Just let me go" she screamed
As the bottle smashed over his head.
She'd nearly drank herself to death
To empty herself of dread.
"Just let me go" she muttered
With the barrel in her mouth.
She'd fill her skull with bullets
Before she'd once more scream and shout.
"Just let me go" she whispered
As she dangled from the ledge.
She'd been fighting for so long
They'd pushed her to the edge.
"I'll never let you go" he promised
Wrapping her in his arms so tight.
It only takes one loving person
To help another see the light.
tea, absinthe, and Wormwood Scrubstea, absinthe, and Wormwood Scrubstea, absinthe, and Wormwood Scrubs4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The prisoners tend the wormwood garden
under the watchful eye of MI5
horse dung for fertiliser
It makes absinthe run faster
And the heart, fonder
and the mind, looser
Poets in Paree
in sALons and cafés
write furious beauty
in century nineteen
for themselves and those
in century twenty-one
Arthur has only a couple of years
to write and couple with whom he wills
We grieve at his loss
No words will change the world
No tea will start blind minds
But give comfort only
Only to those awake
Lancelot Price 2015 June 15
Coffee is the drink of champions; champions are the killers of the world.
Artemis, protect us.