While you are still hereWill you take my hand?While you are still here3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I turn away and shatter the shards of night with a cry
flying with renewed vigor and soaring away,
enveloping myself in the sighing warmth of
Sparking sunlight streaming through giggling white curtains,
offering my dreams the glowing seed of hope
until the dark makes the petals droop,
Skies of pure, brilliant azure and mystical cotton candy
forming half-tales of adventures, of secrets, of sanctuaries that
slip through my numb fingers,
splashing silently onto the cold, unfeeling ground
Will you then
Nature BlessesNature BlessesNature Blesses4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Through all of Nature's Dreams,
I see you among the rest,
A graceful tree amid the forest,
The best of the best.
A sweet personality within,
So Tender and True¬---
Which is why Nature blesses
Loves, holds, caresses---
And takes such good care of you.
The Whitest PaperHer feetThe Whitest Paper2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
leave small blackened marks in the snow
as she writes with footprints
her final hope:
Japanese AlphabetあいうえおJapanese Alphabet3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
A I U E O
Ka Ki Ku Ke Ko
Sa Shi Su Se So
Ta Chi Tsu Te To
Na Ni Nu Ne No
Ha Hi Fu He Ho
Ma Mi Mu Me Mo
Ya Yu Yo
Ra Ri Ru Re Ro
Wa Wo N
アイラブ ユーラブ A I U E O
airabu yu^rabu A I U E O
かぞくで ゆきかき Ka Ki Ku Ke Ko
kazokude yukikaki Ka Ki Ku Ke Ko
ものさし ペンさし Sa Shi Su Se So
monosashi pensashi Sa Shi Su Se So
ぼくたち きみたち Ta Chi Tsu Te To
bokutachi kimitachi Ta
MirroredSkies loom with grey tears.Mirrored2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Stellar sorrows fill my palms.
Either glance reflects.
*Wishful Thinking*Anticipating*Wishful Thinking*2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Pristine snow gently falling
Trees with white burden.
Intemperate ocean wind
Grey skies and rainfall.
*Lonely Walk*Desolate shore*Lonely Walk*2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Empty windswept beach
Grey ocean surge.
--the dreamer's eyes are closed--2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the dreamer's mind is open
the dreamer's looking distant
while holding close the world.
...i'd like to see the stars, fall...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and kiss the
i'd make a wish as they'd shatter its glow
into a million little pieces, and
across the seas.
one day, these lights will go
out; one day, that wish will come
[shut your eyes and imagine
UNDER A SOLSTICE SKYMidsummer dawned bold and bright when she castUNDER A SOLSTICE SKY8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
on me her Solstice Eyes-the longest day of the year-
she was too alluring to resist-but the truth is
I was too tightly intoxicated on her aroma to try,
she was a tidal wave that pulled me under and I a fish
fumbling against the current, and when I was finally
submerged it was then I found you...snapping off
the heads of tulips and leaving their stems to bleed
out their soured milk, I never knew that you would
do the same to me until it was too late, I guess
love between humans is never meant to last, sizzling
out like the last ray of a dying Star, if only
people could love as purely as an animal...
I loved you like Solstice Skies loved everything
hot and humid-but you never loved me-even when I gave
you everything I was until I became so pale that
I no longer recognized my reflection, my shadow
no longer followed behind for the Darkness had
retreated upon me instead, you never loved me
and even I found it hard to love myself,
how can I hol
Chamomile TeaPhantoms steamChamomile Tea2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
over fresh chamomile--
stories lost to time.
Haiku 31.01I am lonely andHaiku 31.012 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
depressed; I long for stars and
Those who seek them too.
I saw the tornado in your eyesSo you learnt to hide your hurricanes,I saw the tornado in your eyes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You hushed your storms silent,
And hid the seams in your bruised heart,
You found cracks beneath your gentle smile.
-I saw the tornado in your eyes
PERCEPTIONIn victory there is defeatPERCEPTION3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In joy there is sorrow
In perfection there is imperfection
In love there is hate
In wisdom there is stupidity
Everything is measured against the other
Within the confines of perception
Right becomes wrong
Dark becomes light
The limitless becomes limited
In the compounded vision
Reality gives birth to ignorance
Experience gives way to speculation
The known becomes unknown
In the great irony of things
The free become shackled
Truth becomes illusion
Such is the plight of the spirit.
An Ocean is Between UsAn Ocean is Between Us 7/10/14An Ocean is Between Us1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I did it again.
I forgot to speak ( up )
The words stuck to the roof
of my stuttering mouth.
( When I was fifteen I stuttered severely
just like my father did when he was young.
They told me to slow down and breathe.
Eventually it worked and I am stutter free )
My hands stopped reaching.
I decided to reinforce the
wall around my heart instead
of letting you soften it.
I do not think I can be enough for you.
So I sit here next to you wondering
who you're texting today...
What boy will claim you?
It's only a matter of time.
I like how we are right now.
It could be better - so much more -
but that's okay.
I don't want to lose you so I am content
to be close, but oh so far away.
And when you find love I will break
and slowly mend like I've done so many
You see, I'm an expert at pining and letting go.
So many have slipped through my unworthy -
trembling fingertips I lost count.
I watch you from across the table -
it could be as va
ReflectionsLike silent raindrops fallingReflections1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
reflections, shown in tears.
The agonies and sorrows;
a picture painted clear.
Each one tells a story
in, such a way
compassionately, as to make you feel
what words could never say.
Watch them slowly falling.
Listen, with your eyes;
to the pictures, painted before you.
See them come alive.
So very colorfully dancing;
in full detail
one, by one...
On and on,
you can't escape.
The story is never done.
Fixated On Twilight InfinityIf I stand very still beneath the moon by the bay,Fixated On Twilight Infinity2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I could see the moon grazing its ray onto my tanned skin;
And how every strand of my hair
Carries the weight of the gravity;
And I'll realise how close I am to the scorching core of my own Earth.
I could see the entire universe covered in the same twilight infinity,
On every planet I may or may not ever know;
As the supernovas explodes chips of stars onto the fragrant dandelion night,
Somehow I just stand amazed at every improbability of the galaxy,
And I realise the meteor showers had granted my wish upon the star.
-Fixated on twilight infinity
Paranoia and Weather PatternsOn certain darker daysParanoia and Weather Patterns3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The wind starts to blow a little stronger
And I ask the person sitting next to me
“Do you think this is the end?”
The Red TableThere is no windThe Red Table2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As sun glistens through stoic clouds.
Wrappers and pages of torn homework
A place desolate after dark.
It rings in my ears
Years after years
Like an old friend
Who I hugged and whispered,
Dirt has collected on our old spot,
The red surface not cleaned
By my laughter,
Or your smile.
A circle we created of life
Now empty, since
Our lack of presence renders it useless.
Nostalgia coated in water drops
Is enough to say,
I miss you.
Lost without your LoveThe rain is tapping lightlyLost without your Love1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
outside on the tender leaves.
I look through the window
on this cool summer night
caressed by a gently breeze.
I am missing you deeply inside
staring blankly, into space;
curtains blow softly
against my skin
tears of love, run down my face...
Staring, for the longest while
never realizing the passing time.
Trying to find the pieces
to make it right
the words, to make it rhyme...
For how can I ever tell him
let the deepest part of me show?
That I'm lost without his love...
How will he ever know?
What Friends are ForA true friend is so much more than a treasure.What Friends are For2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
A real friend is worth more than a chandelier made of diamonds.
She will not be a source of money,
but without her you will find yourself begging,
not knowing what for.
She will fly you away on the winds of imagination.
She will make reality naught but a blur.
Yet through your life she will be there for you,
To lead you home at the end of the day.
A true friend is so much more than a lover.
A real friend is more beautiful than a garden of roses.
She will walk with you the whole journey of life
and she will carry you when you fall.
A true friend is more delicate than a petal.
A real friend is more painful than a thorn
because you grow so close that your hearts beat as one.
You share her tears, her sorrow, and her fears,
but you face them together:
You're strongest that way.
Isn't that what friends are for?
Isn't that what friends are for.
Silent by the GraveSilent, a hundred people are.Silent by the Grave2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Solemnly over a hundred graves they stand.
Not a single word is uttered, heads bowed,
respects already paid.
Slowly, a hundred coffins descend.
Rain compensating for unshed tears.
Thunder replaces unheard cries,
roaring in denial and rage.
Deafening, a hundred souls are.
Six feet deep, their bodies laid to rest.
Silent crying they will remain.
Forever grieving they will stay.