RegretsRegrets in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Hope is just too far for my reach
Is it just me, or everyone is out of reach
Shadows overcomes my deepest hole
Night becomes my day
Sleepless grief stomp me
My bright days had gone
Faith is almost breathless
Suffocated by doubt
Little light shines
My light died with youMy light died with you in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I breathe the lonely air you brought me
I journey life's challenges alone
I did everything I could to believe
That you would come back
But I know, I will always be alone
For the fact that you've lived in my darkest shadow
How can I ever tell myself that it's already impossible?
You have done enough, you've suffered enough, endured hard enough
You have done everything possible; I've done everything ever possible
Still it was not even possible
start of a new endstart of a new end in Free Verse More Like This
Suffering, revulsion, pain, misery
Greed, power, corruptions and lies
Sparks of war manifest itself to the world
Mistakes unhide itself to the world
past and presents connects the dots
Inevitable consequences comes along
Virus outbreaks and new disease
Starts wiping lives
Availability of jobs, constant changes of nature, extinction of rarity
A coming of struggles
Survival and War games
will start of a new end
FamilyBound by bloodFamily in Free Verse More Like This
but not all the time
they can be bound by love
a connection that is deep
a special link between the parents and their children
we share a special relationship
yet sometimes they can be troublesome
we share our achievements
yet sometimes we don't tell
we share our thoughts
Cruel FriendI hate it when reality struck us with something so disturbingCruel Friend in Free Verse More Like This
Cruelty against our trusted friend
Suffering in every direction
Trust and bond is lost in the sea of fear
Maybe it's just the balance of nature
That something deep inside us is just too cruel
There are some people are just bad in nature
Yet we can't change the nature of life's beings
Still we stand and defend what is right
We trim down the bad characteristics
And stop them from being free to spread its bad nature
it's not perfect
it's half good and half bad
We can't change those facts
But we can pr
OvershodowedOvershodowed in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Rock with double shadows
Penetration is hard to swallow
Pebbles in the sands of time
Roses hunt something that shines
Powders of snow shine in the dark
But it did not shine by just anyone
Alone, hidden in a sea of pebbles
------------Will you find it?-----------
Or is just another thing lost
In the sands of time
A Bond of friendshipA Bond of friendship in Free Verse More Like This
Life's most treasured friend
They lighten our life's saddest moments
They brighten our moody self
An acquaintance in our lonely home
A companion in our lonesome journey
A loyal friend in good or bad times
A playful fellow that makes us smile
We paid them with affection, food and love
then they repay with much more than that.
They are our familiar in our fantasy world
A guide and protector in every task
In the real world they are part of our extended family
A protector and guard in our home
or our precious
ThievesThieves think they prevail in stealing something they don't own, for now.Thieves in Free Verse More Like This
But in time, karma will take something more important than what they stole.
I breatheI breathe in Free Verse More Like This
I breathe the life you give me
I stumble on life's expectations,
and in every loneliness I suffer.
Sometimes I just wish
I should have not accepted the life you given me
Yet, I know it was meant to be
Some things are constant and never changing
It keeps o
I give you my final breathI want to lie in your arms at my final breathI give you my final breath in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Be with you until my life is over, my death
To lie in your arms, look into your eyes
When my time is over, at my final sigh
That way I will know all is well
Now it's time for heaven or hell
Or maybe it'll be something else for me
but that's something I will then see
I want to be with you for the rest of my life
and from a certain moment call you my wife
I know it will be fine, I've done my best
when I lie with you at my final rest
With you I want to grow old
and with you watch life unfold
Love is something I finally comprehend
I want to be with you until my end
Waste tomorrowTomorrow is not importantWaste tomorrow in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
because I live today
my children need a future
is what they still say
I need money today
for that brand new car
it must go fast
and it must go far
I need the biggest house
it must be warm all day long
Why are my bills so high
What has gone wrong?
We can't comprehend the future
and we forget about the past
people live only in the now
Because life goes by so fast
We have no long term vision
Everybody is selfish
"I must live well
and I must be rich"
No faith in meI don't have faith in life to comeNo faith in me in Free Verse More Like This
I look at my past and see ruins
I want to escape out of them
I can't escape the ruins
Have faith! All will be well.
Tell me when, for I don't see.
What has faith in store for me?
Another cruel life to come?
The sequel to the past
is the present and
Faith will determine
the future to come.
My faith in the world is gone.
Why should I have faith,
when faith has no faith in me.
Another DayAnother day without youAnother Day in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Although I know, yes I do
That tomorrow hopefully again
I'll have you under my arm
Today however I live in pain
For my heart is no longer warm
This is a long a day
Without you, I again say
Want to be with you all the time
Embrace, kiss and touch you
To call you forever mine
That's what I want to do
But I have to wait
That is my faith
Just a few short hours
but they aren't for me
I want our love to flower
with you is where I want to be
Yet another dark thought
and this is what it brought
I long for you so much
It's a burden I have to bare
Until I can see and touch
and show you how much I care
Whispered wordsJust a few words whispered to youWhispered words in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In your ear is what I want to do
Words you have heard often now
and you keep hearing if you allow
Words I will repeat and repeat
Every one for you a treat
You know what you will again hear
The words I whisper in your ear
Spoken soft and slow
My voice creaking low
They are only a few
I whisper: "I love you"
My biggest fearI would like to tell you my dearMy biggest fear in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That I don't have any fear
But that's not what I feel inside
It's something I'd rather hide
Because if once told
My heart turns cold
With fear for you
and what you would do
The thing I fear about
without any single doubt
is my own depressed mind
and what I would find
Deep inside, my scariest thought
which I would have caught
My fear is to think and dream
Happy outside it would seem
My fear is not what really did happen
No, my own thoughts are the weapon
Of what the world could do
With my family and with you
It's not the actual action
That's just a small fraction
It's the thought that I co
Voices from the pastThey scream inside my headVoices from the past in Free Verse More Like This
The voices from all those years
Tell me this is a gift
I should not have
"YOU DON'T DESERVE IT!"
You're not worth it
You're an outcast
and different to us
Be afraid to lose it
Nurture it while you can
For we will take it away
On the coming day
We will take what you love
and leave you behind empty
From that you will learn
Everything can be taken
Hold onto what you love
For you will lose it
Maybe not today, but you will
on one of the coming days
You shouldn't have a single thing
that means something to you
they repeat it all the time
every single day I live
They repeat what they said
Shattered brittle heartPieces of my heartShattered brittle heart in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
all over the floor
it just couldn't
take it any more
That is all that's left
of what once was
my whole and entire
heart, before the theft
You've stolen just
a piece so very little
But the hole grew
slowly and steadily
my heart turned brittle
I didn't knew before
that it had always been
brittle and empty inside
you've shown me beauty
I otherwise couldn't have seen
With you by my side
my heart has grown
outside it former shell
which was hard and brittle
love it had never known
My heart threw aside
its former brittle shell
Now it has grown
with love and more
Still dark in my mindIt haunts in my mindStill dark in my mind in Free Verse More Like This
I have to say something
but I don't know what
it possibly could be
I am happy now
my life has meaning
but there is a dark corner
in the back of my mind
Calling, whispering to me
I don't know what it says
I can't understand it no more
But I hear it calling
In the back of my mind
it's still dark inside
The light of your heart
hasn't come through yet
My deepest thoughts
which I can't hear myself
Call to me, something dark
I don't want to understand
I have been in the back
of my mind too long
I don't want to go there
but it calls, it whispers
Sometimes I can't hear it
but I know it's there
the dark i
The flames of hope have flickered outThe flames of hope have flickered out in Free Verse More Like This
Hope has returned, only to flicker out.
Gone before our eyes, almost touching it.
Our hand reaching, it destroyed to much.
The flames of hope are dark, we can't see.
No light in our eyes, guiding our path.
The journey will be in shadows again.
Whisper in your hands, before it escapes.
No words for your ears, hope is gone.
The light has slowly flickered out.
Our eyes are deaf, our ears are blind.
We can't see what's left behind.
Don't know what's in our front.
The flames of hope have flickered out.
We are left behind deaf and blind.
Yet we journey on, just to stay strong.
My Constant LoverSo gentle is your touchMy Constant Lover in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That tender first caress
Yearning in your fingertips
That leaves my soul undressed
Naked here before you
I have become your toy
Knelt in thrall before you
Defeated I give you joy
Your hands roam unrestricted
Your touch so deft and true
Making such sweet music
There is no move you rue
Fire bereft of passion
Intensity without pleasure
Weakness and surrender
The qualities you treasure
Mistress all demanding
You know that I am yours
There is no resisting
The fire in dreaded claws
So deep you rip and tear
Such damage you inflict
You laugh to see me crying
At the pain that makes me sick
Joints you cau
The beautiful HauntingIn the sweetest birdsongThe beautiful Haunting in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I hear a haunting voice
Memories of our love
That bid my heart rejoice
In floating cherry blossom
I see the beauty of thy face
Echoes of bright halcyon days
And thoughts of fond embrace
Love for just a season
Times river dried and gone
But you still live and breathe
In this heart you e'er belong
Lips that touched, our token
Like a flower pressed
Found between our pages
And living in this breast
Serene and cherished lover
I read your crafted words
Etched upon eternity
Such comfort they afford
Your eyes I see before me
They touch and warm my soul
Passions flame still burning
For you, who makes me
All In A Nights Work...In this hallowed cradleAll In A Nights Work... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I lay but do not sleep
Waiting for the sunlight
It's dying hour to greet
As the shadows lengthen
My thirst begins to rise
Eyelids slowing moving
I open blood red eyes
Fingers stretch and waken
Being dead is such a blast
Hunting in the moonlight
A sweet and pleasant task
Leaving this dark palace
I dance 'neath silver beams
Merging with the darkness
I listen for your dreams
When at last I find you
My pretty little prize
Haunting music calls you
I love how you comply!
From the blackest corner
I watch you in your bed
Turning dreams to nightmares
I play with your dear head
Slowly then I come to you
The Poets Birth...Snow is gently fallingThe Poets Birth... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I feel it's cold caress
My world disappearing
All by ice possessed
Passions embers dying
Love falling from the sky
Screaming out to heaven
The simple question, why?
Helplessly I'm watching
I know my heart must die
A thousand broken shards
No more to rise and fly
The sky is cold and black
The stars so far away
Beneath this long dead moon
My crying soul must stay
I begged the sun, 'don't go'
Yet from my sky she fled
Left me alone and dying
And not a word was said
Love thy blade bites deeply
There's crimson on the snow
And from this bleeding heart
The hurting words shall flow
Tears like rain are fa
Beyond...Beyond the sea of lonelinessBeyond... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And past forgotten shores
There is a realm of mystery
Though few can find its door
A world of dreams and wishes
Where cats fly in the sky
Puppies sail boats on rivers
With no one asking why?
Pilgrims travel silver paths
Their guide a plain white dove
Like ark's in search of land
These hearts just look for love
Here poets write with moonbeams
And paint what's in their heart
Never fearing brokenness
For hurt just plays a part
How sweet this place of wonder
Where rainbows serve as slides
And butterflies will lift you
To take that magic ride
And yet for all its splendor
There's something here I mi
A Poets TaleThunder rolls through heavenA Poets Tale in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And lightening falls like spears
Pain is heard in howling gales
Rain hides the flow of tears
This heart it softly rages
Howls against the loneliness
Yet wears a happy mask
To hide what it won't confess
Hurt in every lonely step
That cold and empty bed
Memories of better days
That echo in my head
Here the battered keyboard
That helps to keep me sane
Words that bleed with hurt
And yet the truth remains
Within this wounded heart
Love to give I've plenty
All around is beauty
Yet my world is empty
Thus the pilgrim poet
Found his haunting voice
The cost by world extracted
That did not give him cho
My RoseHow can I extol theeMy Rose in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Paint a perfect vision
Sing a golden sunbeam
Write what can't be written?
Soul of burning wonder
Angelic, perfect heart
Overwhelmed I struggle
To capture thee with art
How can words paint heaven
The beauty I perceive
The rising sun of love
Such words I cannot bleed
Unworthy this poor tongue
To ring with fulsome praise
To sing a truthful hymn
Would take me all my days
Daughter of creation
Sacred jewel of night
Within this lonely heart
Shines your radiant light
How to scribe such beauty?
One comparison I know
Thou my hearts desire
Art like a perfect Rose...
The QuestHowling, raging stormThe Quest in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Skies of hurt and pain
Lost within the darkness
The heart I cannot tame
Why will you not listen
Oh love on fragile wings
Time and fate have spoken
No longer should we sing
Tender arms a memory
The echo of a kiss
Heaven rolled the dice
And took away our bliss
Still in hope we travel
Through icy rain and gales
Praying, hoping, dreaming
That love may yet prevail
Yearning, always yearning
We fly in search of you
For love forever destined
The love we know is true...
The journeyThe softest silver starsThe journey in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Paint love light in thine eyes
Pure, enchanting beauty
For thee my heart doth fly
Moonbeams light perfection
Each sweet enchanting curve
Whispering of passion
Without the need of words
Love, our wine and nectar
A sacred river flows
Whence and where unwritten
Save to high plateaus
Then in rainbows falling
Through light and time and space
Our love divine shall journey
As I look on thy face...
Possessed...Place of darkest memoryPossessed... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Enshrouded tomb of lore
Lingering in darkness
The legend of Lenore
Here sat he who loved thee
Neath dust the salt of tears
Love still echoes faintly
Despite the passing years
Dark tomes on dusty shelves
Muddy prints upon the floor
Well meant the dire warning
The Raven's "Nevermore"
Sweet heaven bids me run
Pray and don't look back
Yet I sit upon his chair
Seeking what we lack
For I am imprisoned
In love forever more
I looked upon the portrait
"The legend of Lenore"
The Love is TortureBeautyThe Love is Torture in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Like none held before
Like none ever performed
Like none held before
Like I could wait forever
Like she never would complete
But I loved her and she loved me
Always together forever we'd be
Without her, all of my functions would cease
And brusquely free my soul's release
In love with each other so deep,
Inseparable, in each others arms we'd sleep
Then awake, before the break of day
Lost in each others eyes we'd lay
Why couldn't she stay?
Every thought to cross my head
Are about her and the last three words she said:
"I love you,"
And I love you, too,
I never thought she would stray
But she was brutally taken away
All I had to live for...is gone
A crucial, fatally severed bond
The love I still bear
Picks at me
It tears at me
Endlessly hurting me
Eternally torturing me
My heart has shriveled, my lungs collapsed
How long has the time elapsed?
Only five months and sixteen days
Losing MeI find peace in loathingLosing Me in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I suffer pleasure from pain
I feel comfort in dark clothing
Whether judgment or acceptance is my bane
I have cried all my tears
Still in darkness I am bound
Wandering desperately through the years
The true identities never to be found
Lost is all
A blanked out, thrown out memory
From the abuses that do appall
Hope and love was my every
But now my life will soon dissolve
Into a screaming dark place with no resolve...
BornIn the beginning,Born in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Where do we begin?
In our minds, we progress
In our bodes, we digress
In our heart, to learn
What is right, we discern.
But what of it, forewarned,
In its nascent form
The inability to infer
Just why it differs?
No one can comprehend
Or pay with amends;
The prize of destiny-
A life of bigotry
A hateful word to confess
And they couldn't care less
For the reason it was condemned
For there was no one to defend
That it was just created that way,
But that's not what they say
They knew when it was born,
And adorned it with scorn,
TimeAh, the first breath's sweet kisses,Time in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Morning dew's fair promises
The love and life patient waiting could bring
Ready, wishing, and anticipating
Hopeful for the next fruitful morning to come
Desiring time in all its splendor from
Delighting in each and every new experience
Learning and growing from all life's experiments
But dreadfully missing the sight of a loved one
Joyously anticipating the morning sun
To lighten every mundane worry
And make the next day better, surely
But now as each second should pass,
Desperately remembering the sweet, passionate last
And wishing dearly that it would return
Back to happier, younger times w
Follow MeYou said that it had nothing to do with meFollow Me in Concrete Poetry More Like This
So please share what it is that I can't see
If you just take the time, I promise to understand
And give you a hand, as best as I can
But it's hard to tell what you want to do
All that I want is for you to be you
Despite everything in society
And simply forget all the notoriety
It really hurts me to see you this way
But if you listen to me, you'll be there one day
So please, don't hide
It's better outside
I'll teach you the ins and outs
And show you what it's all about
I believe this, you'll admire,
So please don't tire,
But if you deny yourself and only listen to them,
A Beautiful LoveAt first it was hard to tell how you feltA Beautiful Love in Concrete Poetry More Like This
So she just played on with the hand she was dealt
Thankfully she began to play her cards right
Though she missed a few moves, she still held on tight
And never let go
Or let her weaknesses show
Soon enough you caught on
And she loved you like music
For you were her song
She didn't need to choose it
Always stuck in her head
Especially as she lay in bed
Just dreaming of the day
That she would hear you say
"I love you,"
And when that day came,
She was, overjoyed,
If I may,
For she loves you too
With all of your feelings realized
The ensuing delight materialized
And your hopes and dre
FlawedOf every fearFlawed in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Death is past so clear
To be unset
Conceal my fate
Veil my hate
Darken the place
Seal my fate
Broken and cracking
Slitting and split
The blood is lacking;
Flesh now separate
Flawed my fatal design
Never to heal, even through time.
When All is Lost...My hate, subject of its own contagion,When All is Lost... in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Though my inner thoughts will never reveal;
Conceptually, my whole life's abrasion,
Because all of my wounds will never heal
Black-pitted horror is all that is seen
Every day throughout perpetual pains
Never a soul able to intervene;
Internal, scarcely blood courses through my veins
Forging my scars, cutting through my struggles,
Dare to ask, will these lacerations repair?
SanitariumWelcome to where time stands stillSanitarium in Personal More Like This
No one leaves and no one will
Moon is full, never seems to change
Just labeled mentally deranged
Dream the same thing every night
I see our freedom in my sight
No locked doors, no windows barred
No things to make my brain seem scarred
Sleep, my friend, and you will see
The dream is my reality
They keep me locked up in this cage
Can't they see that's why my brain says rage?!
Leave me be
Just leave me alone
Build my fear of what's out there
Cannot breathe the open air
Whisper things into my brain
Assuring me that I'm insane
They think our heads are in their hands
But violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied, it makes him well,
He's getting better, can't you tell?
No more can they keep us in
Listen, damn it, we will win!
They see it right, they see it well
But they think this saves us from our hell!
Leave me be
Just leave me alone
Fear of living on
Natives getting restless now
Mutiny in the air
Got some d
Why Do People Do These Things?How can people be so judgmental and cruel?! Don't they understand what they're doing, who they're hurting, and how?! I can't even begin to tell how many people have committed suicide for these things!! How people can't be who they want to be because of them. They are stuck. They can't accept who they are. Fearful, intimidated, ostracized. I'm referring to homosexuals, bisexuals, transgendered people, or otherwise. The cruelty is unreal. I can't believe that they are doing this to her. Her parents, (ex)friends, siblings, and acquaintances. But parents especially. She told me that she couldn't exactly be involved with me because of her parents. They have her trapped, scared even. I can't believe it. I wish more than anything that I could help her. That's why I wrote "Follow Me" for her. I can't stand to see her put down like this. They are lying to her and she is lying to herself, now! It will only get worse for her, but she can't realize that. She's trapped under their spell............Why Do People Do These Things? in Personal More Like This
Silver Egg!Celtic mists of timeSilver Egg! in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Our land from long ago
There lies silver dragon egg
Sadly left with feelings of woe.
Nest on Carrauntoohil
Secret spot unknown
Safe throughout endless years
Millennium all on its own.
Dragon now seeks long lost egg
Feeling relief when it's found
Where she'd left it, long ago
Glittering silver on Celtic ground.
Red and green dragon wings
Flapping silently this quiet night
Mother breathes nurturing fire
Egg breaks there's dragon life.
Waiting on Celtic twilight
Pair fly high on Carrauntoohil
Portal into glories past
Door to home will open soon.
Entertainment!Foxes play under lamplightEntertainment! in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Russet fur shining bright
Brush of tail, shadows sweep
Pointed face, eyes that peep.
Visit each and every night
Play on lawn pure delight
Peculiar bark signals arrival
Audience assembled, foxes recital.
Over wall they fluidly climb
Loping along, race against time
Rising dawn brings end to night
four red ghosts glide from sight.
Tears!Brave face hides tearsTears! in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Refuse to let feelings show
Inside storm of tears.
Buttercup!Buttercup BalletButtercup! in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Meadow alive with dancers
Yellow petals gleam.
Caverns!Heartache creates cavernsCaverns! in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Deep within out of sight
Where the mind freely wanders
Pondering the meaning of 'might'.
What might have been different?
Was there a wrong or right?
Straight back to those caverns
Deep within out of sight.
Hive!Hive is deadHive! in Free Verse More Like This
Dearly departed bees
Pesticide the culprit?
I miss the buzz!
Heart Break!ExquisiteHeart Break! in Free Verse More Like This
Pain, at the pulse of life
Oh! Brittle tremors
Within this heart of glass
Breath held, it just might break.
Lost Souls!Lost souls swim for shoreLost Souls! in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Luminous sea mist lights way
Ocean returns dead.
After the Storm!Storm cloud in heartAfter the Storm! in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Reflects tempest at sea
Turbulent nature amazes me
Ocean calm resuscitates
Five precious minutes, meditate.
throw me a boneWho would have thought it would come to this?throw me a bone in Free Verse More Like This
anxiously waiting for a word, a touch, a kiss
Like a dog in heat, I sit and wait
for you to send word, a promise, a date
I know I should be looking around me to see
see if there is anybody better out there for me
But still I sit here all alone
While I wait for the master to throw me a bone
I hate this, this situation, this game
why was it, that for my heart, you had to aim?
You have my heart, my promise, my love
But apparently even that is not enough
you want more, and more again, it seems
You want my soul, my talent and my dreams
yet I sit here alone
While I wait for the master to
PlaythingI was your playthingPlaything in Free Verse More Like This
When you came to London
I was your plaything
To sate your hunger
I was your plaything
For two great days
I was your plaything
Until we parted ways
I was your plaything
But I wanted more
I was your plaything
You made my heart sore
I was your plaything
You had to be cruel
I was your plaything
I was such a fool
I was your plaything
And nothing more .
CapableCapableCapable in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes I think we are able,
Of doing more than we are capable.
Believing the unexplainable.
Achieving the unobtainable.
Understanding the unspeakable.
Admiring the unsuitable.
Depending on the unreliable.
My AmbitionsMy Ambitions.My Ambitions in Concrete Poetry More Like This
People tell me I have talent.
And my attempts at poetry are noble and valiant.
I want my words to leave a mark on this earth.
I write for myself, to give me some sort of worth.
I still think anyone is capable doing I what I do.
Paint the same or an even better image of the one I just drew.
I've been accepted by a few, but rejected by many.
This life is perpetual and the strain is getting heavy.
I write for you, as well as for me.
I write from my heart, to set my mind free.
A man who writes poetry isn't the epitome of masculinity.
I had to disregard the stereotype and over come the humility.
My writing is all I have
Describe Your LifeDescribe Your Life.Describe Your Life in Concrete Poetry More Like This
From your pre-destined slumber.
Life's lottery has selected your number.
Your way through this world.
These feelings can't be bought nor sold.
Through the hardships and pain.
These feelings have proven impossible to tame.
Every story must have an end.
Life is one process which is impossible to extend.
There are countless words to describe your life.
Living is something you cannot experience twice.
Make mistakes, learn from them and prosper.
We are all apart of an ever changing r
Everlasting LoveEverlasting Love.Everlasting Love in Free Verse More Like This
Two wrinkled hands intertwined with one another.
Their frail legs moving at a notably slow pace.
They always come in to the store every Sunday morning.
Buying their weekly packets of bird nuts and wild berries.
The elderly man always gives me a subtle wink whenever he sees me.
Comments on the amount of female partners I should be courting.
While the elderly women casts an innocent smile.
Ignoring her husbands repeated jokes and tugs him out the store.
The next week the elderly man is pushing his wife about the store.
His arms straining from the weight of the wheel chair.
He holds up two variations of bird berries
The Dance FloorThe Dance floor.The Dance Floor in Free Verse More Like This
Children frolicking in their innocence.
Discovering a thousands ways to use a balloon.
Energy levels remaining at its ultimate capacity.
Oblivious to the rigorous reality that surrounds them.
The adults consuming alcohol in abundance.
Laughter and smiles overwhelm colourful tiled flooring.
Multiple feet respond to the melodious beats broadcasted.
Fully aware of the blunt reality that surrounds them.
As I look back and observe this serene scene.
I try and decipher what life actually means.
The complex simplicity that overtakes this vicinity
The duplicity that is evident within this ordinary activity.
At one point
Uh OhUh OhUh Oh in Free Verse More Like This
There's something I got to tell you
The moment I hear this,
I cant help but think the worst.
Every single sinful act,
I have ever committed,
Hacks in to my main frame.
Guess what I heard about you ?
Then I wonder how on earth,
Did they un-earth the truth.
What truth have they uncovered?
Do they now see me differently?
Is that why they have been treating me differently?
Me and you have to have words
I always dismiss the possibility of a positive response.
I begin to back track and defend myself at once.
Paranoia takes over as I start to reveal,
All of the secrets my lips promised to seal.
Heart AcheHeart Ache.Heart Ache in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
People constantly telling me you're not the same.
But I see all you females as the same despite your names.
I've had my heartbroken before, but you are not to blame.
But instead of removing I'm adding to the bloodstain.
The mark is healing but the impact still remains.
Fought my gut feeling and let you in to my mind frame
I can't help but think my history is repeating itself once again.
Security is one mind set that I find hard to obtain.
But after the last time, I said I would stop and refrain.
I said to myself I would never end up in this same situation again.
Maybe she is right and my past has driven me insane.
Good MorningGood Morning.Good Morning in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I have a distressing tendency of waking up too early.
The sun escaping from the blinds always begins to stir me.
Just as I begin to behave sullen and surly, her presence averts me.
I turn to my side to see the vein in her left arm pump overtly.
She's completely immersed by the covers.
I have to resist temptation not to hold and hug her.
Her body suddenly moves with a spontaneous shudder.
Her mouth moves but not a word or sound does she utter.
I stare at her intently and push her stray hairs behind her ear.
Realising that loosing this woman will be my most dreadful fear.
Her eyes momentarily open just to make sure that
Family PortraitFamily Portrait.Family Portrait in Visual Poetry More Like This
He comes home late, surly and disorderly.
Tears streaking from his eyes because he's so morbidly
Depressed and continues to drink unlawfully.
He notices I'm awake and sits me down forcefully.
He tells me to come close as he whispers to me reassuringly.
Then he thrusts me around the room, beating me unremorsefully.
He said its my fault that mum decided to leave.
He pulls me closer as he venomously adjusts his sleeves.
He said he regrets the day I was ever conceived.
He lifts me up towards the ceiling with supreme ease.
Grasping at my throat making it difficult for me to breathe.
He intensifies his grip
Free WillFree Will.Free Will in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Is free will a devout gift or a curse?
Was it free will that granted a desperate man to steal an old lady's purse?
Was it free will that resulted in multiple bodies carried in a hearse?
Was it free will that justified a police officer to shoot the accused first?
Was it free will that allowed a family man's mentality to be so perverse?
Could this world of ours get any worse?
Free will gives us the chance for all of us to be distinctive.
But as a consequence people can act corruptive and vindictive.
But without this choice, our lives would be constrained and restrictive.
Undoubtedly these two differing perspectives are cont
Call It SweetHe placed his hand gingerly on theCall It Sweet in Free Verse More Like This
gossamer swarm of bumblebees
raising honey from the clay;
his fingers curled slightly as they
accepted his flesh like petals
under nightfall lacking nectar.
Life was built under the
shade of his palm extending from
a trunk with one
quiet, pulpy heart.
When morning awoke with the sunrise,
its yellowed mosaic of wax
had branched up his arm:
he was nature (un-moving,
immutable, so sweet that sweat
could just drip from a stranger
extending his arms to embrace you).
made a fist and pulled neatly away,
stung and laughing with amber sugar
crystallized on his skin.
The BeachThis isn't much,The Beach in Free Verse More Like This
but whenever someone tells me
to put a shell around my ear,
I hear your breathing
with my head resting
on your warmth.
I know it's just
the blood rushing
around my head.
I know, it's just...
the sun in your hair
and the salt and the sand.
Vulgar WordsShe is worried aboutVulgar Words in Free Verse More Like This
sex and love
and qualities of the mind
while he is busy
We have seen this all before.
Poetry is a hangover
stirred with an orgasm,
(add cream and sugar to taste).
It is better
if they both cared,
but worried all the same;
and love destroys them.
It is best if
neither of them connected
and they were both
His children would
rush to the door like puppies
when he came home exhausted.
Her husband would
just to surprise her.
Orange juice and eggs are
and twice as delicious.
But instead, they are
going through an
The Storm Awakening (Re-Write)As chaos was my skin andThe Storm Awakening (Re-Write) in Free Verse More Like This
lightning was your touch,
my body shifted like the sands
of a desert at midnight;
with sirens far in the
distance. Dunes become linen sheets and
the sun is held in a bulb of glass:
wake up, wake up.
Some thief in this barren night
has stolen my lightning,
I thought I could keep you
safe inside that jar, like when
we were children. But no,
some other solitary pair
of hands and heart are watching
you flicker and flit and dance:
wake up, wake up.
My lovely firefly,
what stories or warnings are you
trying to convey in your
glowing ballet? Come back home,
the night is young but we are not:
OccupiedI could find someoneOccupied in Free Verse More Like This
that looked just like
her, but this is not
so we will keep that
as I am convinced
it should be.
But I have spent the
past ten minutes
kissing a silvered mirror
and leaning down
to dribble sweet nothings
into the bathroom sink;
my hands gripped the head
of the faucet, hot water
dripping in streams down my arms
so my shirt clings longingly
to my chest.
The handle twitches
and shakes, but I am locked
for the moment.
Now, I have fixed my hair
and left quietly,
so someone else will have to
wash my spit off the glass
and perhaps the walls.
Speed DialI walk downstairs andSpeed Dial in Free Verse More Like This
dial the phone
with my eyes closed
and instead of the moan
of a stranger's dial tone,
someone picks up and says
that the leaves are turning
where she is
and the wind is cold
and the lake has grown hard
-what do you Americans call it,
when you can see yourself like glass?
Ice, you call it ice,
the lake has become ice
and her English is poor
but she has always wanted to visit
the United States of
America. So I tell her
it's alright here
and in some places the sun
burns hot throughout the winter
but we have places
with red trees and ice as well.
She thanks me and the receiver
and we ar
Prismatic"The sky is gray, and so arePrismatic in Free Verse More Like This
the cities and the streets.
These people are gray
as well, and all they see and
all they are is gray, gray, gray."
He muttered this and more to himself
while picking his fingernails,
but I was listening
on the curb with him.
Listening to the tectonic
engine rumbles; and the
heat shimmering off the six-lane road
like melted glass.
He spoke my language but that
didn't make it
any easier to understand.
When I lifted my head from
the sidewalk, there were young couples
painting the town red. There were
vandal artists in rainbow packs
marking in blue and yellow
as an alcoholic throws back her hair