The long goodbyeWill you ever know that feelingThe long goodbye in Free Verse More Like This
when someone says goodbye
with a blow that leaves you reeling
and the days just will not fly.
Will you ever know that aching
from the heaviness inside
which hopeless thoughts are making
as you recall how much you cried.
Will you ever know that yearning
that things could be as they were
before life took sharp turning
causing dark suspicions to stir.
Will you ever know that sadness
about a friend or lover's decision
to abandon you forever
with clinical precision.
Have you ever known confusion
about signals coming through
that lead to wild delusion
ricocheting back to you.
Will you ever know that hurt
that you were badly used
and felt so undeserved
of that emotional bruise.
Will you ever know the heartache
when left alone to bleed
in sorrowful seclusion
your anguish now to feed
But now accept you've been rejected
by the one that love you gave
from harsh words you hear reflected
that will last until your grave.
Long live the loveA young girl waits, her boy to meetLong live the love in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Upon their hill, on rough hewn seat.
Nearby a tree, their names carved there
To show their love and mutual care.
Her troubled look becomes a frown,
A head that droops in looking down
Upon the grass where they did lay
so often on a Summer's day.
How sweet the name of love did sound
When shared between them, newly found.
Their days were filled with surging joy,
A pretty girl, a handsome boy.
The hill was their own special place,
Where she once kissed his smiling face.
He'd picked a flower upon that hill,
And offered it with earnest will.
Each day for weeks she had stood there,
As Winter stripped the branches bare.
But she herself no longer cried,
T'was so long since the boy had died.
The wilted flower he once had gave,
She'd go and place upon his grave.
And then she'd let her tears run free,
Distraught that they would never be.
But he lived on inside her heart,
Soft death would not keep them apart.
Love's sad songCold were the notes the violin did playLove's sad song in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The day her lover had slipped away
Heavy the weight of her sagging grief
She knew would linger with little relief.
Memories sang her a bitter song,
A lingering chord, with notes so long.
Tears squeezed out from gravelled eye,
The whispering chill of a shivered sigh.
Wondering now which path to choose
To flee, and from the grief to lose
Or live with drum roll in her breast
Thoughts once shared would give no rest.
The girl she loved had gone away
With few words from her lips to say
Except goodbye, and do take care
But nothing in her soul did bare
Her love unsung, an empty thing
Mutual love it failed to bring
Oh dear God, was this so wrong
To love a girl, to sing love's song?
I am your nightmareLay softly now and close your eyes,I am your nightmare in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
slip into your pastel dream.
Soon it's time for us to meet,
when I shall change the theme.
For though I may not be the One,
that black nightmarish Devil.
I am instead the Devil's whore,
and in your fear I revel.
I'll take your pretty daytime thoughts,
the one's that banish dread.
And I will twist them cruelly,
like the screaming of the dead.
In the dreamy state of your quiet bed,
I'll watch you twist and turn.
Then I'll slip inside your mind,
you'll wish in Hell you'd burn!
Cold fire dance from my fingertips,
from my paralytic grip.
Inside you'll writhe in dark torment,
my hold will never slip.
It is getting light, must slip away,
see sweat on your white face.
I've worked my evil well this night,
tomorrow I'll up the pace.
I am no screaming banshee,
no chains are mine to rattle.
But you are weak and helpless,
and have no strength to battle.
So welcome to my nightmares,
I have you in deadly hold.
Kind sleep for you I will deny,
your skin goes deathly
Autumn songAutumn song in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Come dance with me
In Autumn's light
That drift as filtered sunbeam's rays
Down soft-lit shafts
Thro' misty haze.
Run free with me
As Summer ends
And marvel at bright Nature's quirks
To colour lives
With dazzling works.
Kick leaves with me
Make storms of colour
That trees have floated to the ground
From bare wood fingers
Skip wild with me
Through Autumn's blaze
Curled golden leaf about to fall
Beneath our feet
Where earth do call.
Lay down with me
On brown-grassed field
Breath deep the crisp clean Autumn air
So far away
From city blare.
Share with me
With wonder look
Watch season weave its pastel choice
To drape the land
With evening voice.
Rejoice with me
And have the will
To prance among the Autumn's plunder
Before the roll
Of Winter's thunder.
Come sit with me
By pine log fire
Where crackling sparks dance points of light
And Autumn whispers
A soft goodnight.
Love isCan love be measuredLove is in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In a look
In a deed
Or in bounteous thoughts
Sprung fresh from a seed.
Can love be treasured
To banish all doubt
As joyous you weep.
Will love last forever
Throw open love's doors
In heart-glowing song.
Or is love an illusion
To shatter the dream
That you both did make.
Can love be saved
With a plea
Or live with the pain
Through endless bleak years.
Love is like life
Or to lose
Both tenuous and frail
These thoughts beg peruse.
Love is a river
Surging or peaceful
Will not bend to your will.