End RemembranceEnd Remembrance6 months ago in Historical More Like This
Remembrance Day originates at the end of World War I. The idea is to honor those who died in the line of duty, defending their country from enemies. For all its pompous words and fancy granite memorials littered with colorful flower bouquets, Remembrance Day and others like it have failed miserably in achieving this goal.
I've often been criticized as having no respect, and that can be an impediment when discussing certain topics. However, I am often in luck – hypocrisy deserves no respect. What changed as a result of the enormous sacrifice of those who died in WW1? As the first bombs of WW2 fell just two decades later, millions once a
In My DreamsIn my dreamsIn My Dreams1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have you
I hold you
No need to
Ever let go
You love me
As much as
I love you
Nothing else matters
Nothing else really
Needs to matter
Not when you
Are with me
But that's only
in my dreams...
May I Never...May I never know what this could have beenMay I Never...9 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
May I never wake if this is all just a dream
May I never see your face again should we ever part
May I never know that someone else now holds your love in their heart
May I never hear your words falling on my ear
May I never have a love like this that makes me disappear
May the world cease to exist should this ever repeat it's self
And if it should may I cut my heart out and place it on a shelf.
RainRain7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When it rains is the sky crying?
Is it the lion dying?
Water falls in droplets from the clouds
Hitting the rooftops really loud
Puddle splashers filled with laughter
Leaping, jumping into the here after
Sweet nectar for the roses
Tickling, trickling down one's noses
Wetting blades of grass
Making one slip and fall on to one's Asp
Making rivers rushing into over flow
Tearing down sand castles leaving and after glow
Turning Mountains into sand
Eroding everything away changing the land
New Year's Eve, 1999New Year's Eve, 19996 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
New Year's Eve, 1999
On New Year's Eve in 1965 a young couple stood before a minister in the house
of the young man's parents. The house, now long since gone, built around the
turn of the century, stood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, many miles from
the Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the young woman.
The gathering there included only the young man's family, all of whom must
have been skeptical about the chances for the success of the marriage beginning
that day. The couple had known each other only about four months, and had spent
most of those four months separated by hundreds of miles of telephone line.
She had rid
GriefIt sleeps inside of me.Grief3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Unpredictable in its awakening-
The grief rises up.
My eyes burn.
It begins in my throat
the tightness clenching.
But that is partly a lie.
It begins in my broken heart.
My mind and my heart-
A never ending fountain
Of what was
and what can never be-
swallowing my dreams whole.
And so I give in and get lost
in the moment.
Get lost in the scalding of tears.
Surging waves -
wave upon wave
crash with rage.
It would be so easy to sink.
But little hands that I can still hold
remind me to wipe my tears
Summer rainAsphalt wet, flower scents,Summer rain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
warm drops on my face,
summer warmth all around,
jackets still on hangers,
I dance ahead,
you look at me, smiling,
I turn around and laugh,
asphalt wet, flower scents,
warm drops on my face,
summer warmth all around.
Winter by the SeaWinter by the SeaWinter by the Sea7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cool winds dance on tops of white capped
A gull cries as she glides towards
The cold numbs the heart as
the leaves turn to fire
frost creeps at windows pane.
Winter by the Sea
Proof of Eternal LoveWe did it, didn't we?Proof of Eternal Love9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
We proved, on some intrinsic level:
Love truly does prevail.
Not on the most basic plane,
Rather on some greater scope,
Our love has conquered all.
A New WorldStarting with a single tear,A New World9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The heavens cry out their rain,
So life may come to a crumbling world,
And hope may grow again.
Liar, Liar, Pants on FireYou told meLiar, Liar, Pants on Fire2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You would stop,
That you would
Never do it again
You told me
You would be the perfect gentlemen,
And that I wouldn't
Have to cower at the sight of your fist anymore
You told me
That you know what you're doing,
That you can now
Take control of yourself
You told me
That you felt bad,
And you, with the deepest sincerity,
You told me
Lots of things.
DeliriumIn this world, in the silence.Delirium2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The galaxy of stars surrounds us.
Where my soul goes, it leaves behind vessels of love.
Breaking the silence my laughter is the only noise.
Just a PoemJust a Poem2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just a short poem,of whats going on in my heart.
I look to the stars, and heaven is not so far.
Dreams and reality not so bad.
With millions of people around me, life is good.
Those that know of eternity, know paradise is all around.
Millions of miles might separate us, our souls share the same sky.
My love for you is eternal, our hearts share the same rhythm.
A golden string connects us, forever and again.
A quiet storm, we are in the eye of the tornado.
I want to take us further, into the Heavens above.
To live once again, standing at the gates of eternal life.
Once again reunited with those most precious.
My love for you is
I am the EarthI am the Earth, upon which you standI am the Earth2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Simply the water and the land
As you live, think not of me
Even though I support thee
For I, no hindrance, wish to be
Forgive me, I should let you be
Though within me, roots of trees
And source of life for all thee
Think not of thy subjects, we
Oh, stewards of our creator
I trust thee with every acre
All my waters are thine
Oh, children of the divine
Body & mind, are thine, thou find
I trust thy every decision
I wish for all thy visions
Thy thoughts are the source
You know that already of course
I thy mother be
Come unto me
That I may heal you
And go to thy father, too
Especially for youI wish I had time to catch all the raindropsEspecially for you6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One of them might be a pearl
But if it was, somebody might get a sore
pop in the head
And that would be on the news
The little news
I amI am the whisper in the wind, my words carrying no weight but my presence lingers,I am1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am the falling rain, the beginning of hope and yet the threat of destruction,
I am the dimmest star on the horizon, the one leading a stray sailor back to shore,
I am the last bit of the nightsky, the one that sticks out like a sore thumb ,
I am the butterfly of december, my endeavors against my darkest days in vain,
I am the red leaves of autumn, my fiery passion burning for all to see,
I am the golden dew in the morning sun, glimmering silently to usher in the promise of better,
I am the earth you step upon, supporting you during your greatest fall,
SPIRITUAL LAUNDRYGREED SOILS SOUL,SPIRITUAL LAUNDRY2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
WHILE GENEROSITY PURIFIES.
Artistic SequesterWhile you sit outside my windowArtistic Sequester2 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Berating the choices I make
I am sequestered amongst a rainbow of color
And a river of words
Set yourself against me
Be angry and hateful
Judge me for all my wrongs
I will stay within my sanctuary
Where ever that may be
Here and there, or somewhere in between
Dancing with the fairies
Even if only in my dreams.
InfiniteI wishInfinite1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
I could free the birds
from its cage,
with a new world
free from sea
and safe from earth.
Shared HappinessI like it better when you're happy.Shared Happiness1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The world feels like a safe place -
A good place to be.
Stay happy, even in the face
of great adversity
I know these last few years have been...
Well, difficult, to say the least.
But as long as your heart shines
I can hear it...
That devilish smile on your lips
the one no amount of miles
or hardships can erase
Remember, I'm always watching
With the eyes of my heart
I see you clearly
And, as long as you are happy
No matter where this life leads me
Then I am happy too.