Fifty Shards: Light (1-10)1. MeetFifty Shards: Light (1-10) in Free Verse More Like This
I remember the day we met
the shy smile on my face
and the bemused one on yours.
I loved my curly "afro mess"
then hated it, wanted it straight
now I'm learning to love again.
"Peanut butter baby girl" you said
"I love you so." But I
wanted chocolate skin like yours, mommy.
Shining warmth and sweet day dreams
Above all else, we are connected.
More sick than we were before.
Give what you expect to get.
I can quit anytime I want.
As fragile as you are strong
see through promises and transformations
the disappointment of the fall
Pierced my heart then quickly consumed
my mind, the bowstring pulled taut
and let the deadly arrows fly
Fifty Shards: Light (41-50)41. OpenFifty Shards: Light (41-50) in Free Verse More Like This
An idea I'd like to try.
Silver fish, spineless single dorsal fin.
Lapping on my shore in waves.
Euphonious and decadent words catching fancy.
Lift your head from its' pillow
bring your body to its' feet
rise, the presence and warming glow
of the sun to gladly meet.
I remember the way his hands used to shake
the way his eyes used to search for the ghosts that always haunted him
the emptiness in his vacant words but now
he's firmly in the world and I
no longer worry that he'll fade away.
Emotion moves through me in waves.
But nothing is ever truly finished.
Essence of a soul: purpose, determination.
Fifty Shards: Light (21-30)21. LuckyFifty Shards: Light (21-30) in Free Verse More Like This
Farewell friend, I've accepted my fate.
I like to think that something
more lingers just beneath the surface.
It's been a long while since I've written
but I finally reached a point where
there were no words left.
A frozen heart, I think that's
what you have inside of you.
27. Above and Below
Two lonely mirror images have made
our separate halves a happy whole
Please, instead of insulting me just admit that you don't know.
The taste of treasure fading quickly
on my tongue until it's gone
TiredEven though I know the way out,Tired in Free Verse More Like This
I don't have the means,
left to live nightmarish dreams
'cause I'm stuck in this cage
waiting for release of age
until all hope I had for life
becomes a wistful memory.
Fifty Shards: Light (31-40)31. NatureFifty Shards: Light (31-40) in Free Verse More Like This
Soul and molecules.
We connected somehow.
I burned my hand on the cast-iron skillet
wrapped it in bandages, then finished my meal.
Tiny and reassuring evidence of life.
Well, hello my friendly young octopus!
Can you begin to fathom forever?
You could be a diamond, maybe.
Outstretched palms appreciate the careful flames.
My heart rests at long last.
Suspended QuietusI lay to rest, cold soul and deep beneath your groundSuspended Quietus in Free Verse More Like This
no longer attached to the world by physical thread
am I alive at all, I often wonder aloud
or does this hollow hole imply that I am dead?
Do you miss me now that I've gone?
Or were you waiting for this moment all along?
I faintly recall your voice's waning sound
as into the depths by a dark angel I was lead.
Suspended consciousness walks hand-in-hand,
With this mysterious being that wishes to lock me away,
In this alternate universe known as dreamland,
So as I rest in my sturdy base,
I close my eyes and fall into a peaceful trance,
I envisage myself at the doorway of this place,
This place of purity, upon these clouds I stand,
Pressed against the box that was once my refuge
It has become the prison I abhor
From spirit my bones seem to protrude
I’m not whole anymore
Severed from the world and plane that I once knew
Distant and detached as this land I wander t
False EternityDisillusioned youth was less common in those days,False Eternity in Free Verse More Like This
I assure you, the people even more set in their ways,
murderous and unforgiving, yet unaware of the lie they were living
convinced that faith is stone, they cut faces into gods, they thought
ignorant that being made rendered useless the very gods they wrought.
Shiny carvings into stone, faces, figures, blessed unknown,
Murders, slaughters, sacrifices of the weak, preaching sins and what they seek.
Forgiveness is not for all, all who do not have will now fall!
Greed consumes the mortal mind, rage is all that's left behind!
Amidst it all I rose and found the sun, disowned him for the moon
then sought the horizon, again and again warned my father that doom
would befall him if he didn't seek a better way to live and be
I wasn't willing to follow the dark and deadly rules,
trying to bring some light into the lives of these fools.
Guilds of anti-gods were formed, wars rose higher, nothing to atone!
They all represen
Important PapersThere must be some sort of irony in the factImportant Papers in Scraps More Like This
that to one whose life is so filled with ink
and dependent on pen
-as they do in this moment-
papers never meant as much to me
that fleshandblood were always so much more important
more important than words could ever be and
what thread could ever tie us so closely
as my heart long since had?
Sweat and tears were the callouses I loved
and the markings we carefully tread by
but now, with this sort of freedom at last
I have important papers to thank for you.
Ink StainThere's something about making these linesInk Stain in Free Verse More Like This
the disconnect between the ink and the words in my mind
that makes me wonder if it all makes its way to you
or if you only see traces of what I can really do
Are they real?
tangible, that your heart can touch them?
Or just an illusion
I'm a plain magician
doing parlor tricks in the back
pulling fancy phrases out of a hat
My skill is unmatched
and you seem unattached
from what I do
and maybe it's true
that you don't see
the things I want you to learn from me
My lessons remain untaught
and I see boredom in your eyes
you wish something to be bought
maybe new ties
my wisdom evaporates
you don't inhale
you're dying at a rapid rate
my teachings start to fail
I'm at a loss
I thought this bridge could be crossed
but you fell
and you don't respond at all to my spell
how can you possibly be revived
when I'm not even sure if you were ever alive?