Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012
Secrets of the DjinnLo the winds howl "Never you roam the mist"Secrets of the Djinn in Free Verse More Like This
Wander you far across lands, forest & desert sea
Or dream you deep in a cloudless sky ...
Yet a presence looms & beckons, spirits unseen
For they are the Djinn, silent and ever watching,
embalmed into seasons of mortal blood-flow
And beware, for I shalt not speak of this again,
lest darkness unto thy flesh they quest and sow
Eons adrift in smokeless fire did they slumber...
Befallen to Earth's domain, they undressed fate
The Djinn, ancient dwellers humans would fear
Betwixt worlds they linger, shimmering in fire
Thru parallel dimensions they reach, seducing
dreams and reality, life... You!
Peering eyes thru the veil of time and space;
shape shifters of any form, stalk and hunt
Thoughts & flesh canst not escape their magick
Besieged and shadowed, the human race
til they are sent back to whence they came
And death became a wanton treasure,
where Angels pillage & Demons lust in flame
"You should never have come human"
A Siren's CallA Siren's Call in Free Verse More Like This
Visions of madness shimmer in silvery skies
Horizons of passion drown in timeless beauty
There is a voice so pure that can melt a Sun,
a fragrance so luring that can reap mortal breath
Once thou hath gazed into the eyes of a Siren,
love befalls in a kiss, upon whispers of death
An endless ocean swirls, ethereal waves bewail
the sound of her cry haunts eons of dreams
In the deepest abyss, my soul shall forever sail
For a thousand years, I drifted in her song
lost in restless fever of wanton seas
Gently I reached towards her long silvery hair;
embroidered in tempest of Love's odyssey
Tears of sapphire jewel oceans deep ...
luminous thoughts seeking the nectar of bliss
Among flesh and shadows, I crave evermore
Lips unveiled, blackness approaches
my destiny entombed by the Siren's lore
When the world turns forever still,
only the sound of her fleeting whispers remain,
like echoes of rain, suspended over the sea
Arthur Crow © 2012
MirrorsPainted with reflection,Mirrors in Free Verse More Like This
And looked upon the same,
Glazing lights bounce off once more
Onto the walls behind,
Dancing gracefully and with elegance.
One may look into it,
And see only what is expected,
But that is only what the ordinary might see.
For me, a parallel universe,
Living among us in cooperation.
But what if someday,
Someplace, where the Sun never sets,
And darkness ceases to fall across the land,
These reflections of our very being come to life,
Only to dance in the fields,
Once more reborn.
The Blackest CloudSadness, is such as a cloud,The Blackest Cloud in Free Verse More Like This
Gray and dull, lingering in the sky.
Longing for a purpose, wanting to be found,
A dark suited man, a black colored tie.
Sadness is in all of us, waiting among the white,
A single standout, outsider, in a sky of bight.
Shifting through the crowd, effortlessly dragging,
Pouring down on other, definitely saddening.
Catching on a host,some more dead weight,
Creating mixed emotions, grief, anger, hate.
Rising from the hidden, dark cloud overhead,
Unknown misery you cannot leave, not until its fled.
Friend come and go, leaving you behind,
Just outside the gate, the entrance to the shrine.
The rusty doors unlatch, letting you inside,
But what you find is misery, a garden full of lies.
You try to help, from the things you've seen,
Nothing more than a wave, ignored unkeen.
You want it to stop, not let it spread,
But no one can escape, the blackest cloud's dread.
A Girl and her DogThrough the fields and over the hillsA Girl and her Dog in Free Verse More Like This
There lies a small cottage, housing several
Children of young age, a mother and father as well,
And although ceasing to diminish their love for all
Things ringing truth and good in the world,
They struggle to pay their dues and keep such
A lovely location to reside around and among the wildlife.
When almost all hope seems to be lost,
Amazingly, above all the rest, a girl and her dog,
Just as plain and simple as that, a widely renown
Bond that seems to exist from household to village throughout
This very world.
It may seems so ordinary, but have you ever noticed what happens
When the normal and routine is taken away from us?
We crumble, like trash under the steel weight that is
A girl and her dog, so happy and joyful to those around them,
And don't they seem to live on forever?
But once one has past, and the dog of her life has passed,
What do you expect only for sadness to come along once as before?
Perhaps, but only weakness
HeartbreakIt hurts.Heartbreak in Free Verse More Like This
How can you tell?
You feel that?
A soft happiness coming from the depths of your heart.
Suddenly, a bullet hits.
Shattering glass hearts.
Everything bleeds away.
Now you have nothing.
No life. No hope.
You are alone.
A cold, dark presence forms where the love once was.
In Loving Memory - DanielIn Loving Memory - Daniel in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In Loving Memory - Daniel
Death is an interesting sensation. There is the myth that when you die there is a light that you see at the end of a tunnel that is supposed to guide you to where you belong. Not true, there is no light, no pearly gates leading to heaven or anything. There is nothing but pain for the first moments and then nothing. It was almost like falling asleep, and when I woke up I was in a dark place filled with people that were either muttering to themselves or disappearing and then reappearing a few minutes later in a different spot. One person asked my name and I was unable to give it to him. I knew nothing about who I was. His name though was Tyson Hitsune. I didn't understand where I was and why I was there, the only thing I understood was that I was being punished for something I must have done in my life before I ended up in this place. Moments after I showed up in this peculiar place a little girl with a jar in her small hands
Maybe there is a slight chance. - PhelanMaybe there is a slight chance. - Phelan in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Maybe there is a slight chance - Phelan
No longer wanting to be a burden on my parents who had their own problems to deal with I left. I didn't know exactly where I was going but I just knew that maybe somewhere along the way I would find myself again and be who I used to be. I walked all over, hell I even used my wings once my legs couldn't carry me any farther. Within a few days I found myself in my father's home country of Spain.
Quickly I put away my wings and transformed into a wolf, not expecting to instantly run into animal control or the dog catcher.... After they spotted me I took off in a dead sprint trying to escape them. But they pursued relentlessly, finally after so long I traveled up an alleyway and turned back into myself checking to see if anyone saw that. I began to wander around and not watching where I was going exactly I ran literally ran into a local, knocking him over. "Oh god I'm so so sorry! I wasn't watching where I was going. Are you okay?" I quickly said and
The Sore Of A Deaf PoemAnother crumpled sheet thrown on the floor,The Sore Of A Deaf Poem in Free Verse More Like This
Another shout, a thud, because she can't get rid of the sore,
The deaf poem of her broken heart is maybe too degraded,
She's not able to write it down, her soul is jaded,
The phrases of her life are burning on the inside,
A description about the moment when her dreams died,
It's smashing her heart and her tired mind.
From nowhere she hears a sardonic voice,
"- You're not able to hear the words anymore, in fact you never really did,
You have shed some scraps on pages, lies your soul to feed with",
She covered her ears, closed her eyes,
To stop hearing the demonic voice she tries,
"- Shut up!" she yelled again like every day,
It's impossible to escape this abomination that came in her way.
Maybe this is an already lost fight,
A decommissioned road to the healing light,
Her pathetic flounder makes no sense,
She's laying on the floor holding a broken pen.
Torn by the fall from grace,
She will leave behind just a bloody trace,
BabyBaby in Free Verse More Like This
Baby wipe your tears,
let go of all your fears.
Let me take your pain,
and put it in my pocket.
I'll put a lock on it.
You'll never have to see it again.
Let my hold you close,
and wrap my arms around you.
Let me warm you up,
and take away the cold
and put it in my soul.
I'll take away your anger,
Your not a hater baby,
your a lover.
I'll take the hate,
and reform your fate.
I'll put your anger in my fist
and crumble it into bits.
Let me take your sorrow
and throw it away.
You'll never see it again.
Let me kiss you on the lips,
I'll hold your hand,
and put a smile on your face.
Let me color your heart
I'll push away the darkness
and let the light shine through.
I'll walk you out of the shadows
and bring you to the sun.
I'll walk you onto the moist grass
and take you away from the desert.
I can do so much for you.
If you were to give me the chance.
I can love
and love you right.
Let me show you,
you don't have to be lonely,
because I'm right here standing
Beautiful ContradictionOne of my favorite places to beBeautiful Contradiction in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Is also my worst fear
All the life I see
Is shadowed by the death here
The waves call me
Begging me forward
Into the sea
Only to drag me downward
What a beautiful contradiction
It's hard to tell the difference
Between death and life
Day and night
Sinking to the bottom
It was you, not them
Beauty turns to scars
Can't erase these marks
Save me from what I've done
Save me from the monster I've become
Swallowed by the ocean
I'm calm, I'm calm
My heart is broken
This is how I move on
It's better this way
I'm out of the picture
No longer causing you pain
Thinking of you now
A tear rises to the surface
Do Not CryDo not stand at my grave and weep:Do Not Cry in Emotional More Like This
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the softly fallen snow;
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the field of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.