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Play Like Canines
I can hear the waves aspiring
    down at Murrays Bay
Onward thus I'm beckoned on this
    clear and cheery day
Looking at the happy couples
    strolling by the tides
Dogs and prams accompanying
    calm and blissful strides
Lovers play like canines in their
    timeless courtship game
Oh, for us to be together
    doing much the same
Dusk proceeds impatiently as
    everyone departs
Leaving me to dream of ways to
    share our distant hearts
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True Love, Revisited
A true love is one that
Deserves no desertion
A gift of the highest kind
One without any equal
A true love is one whose
Sustenance requires trust
For its greatest depths are made
From the tallest leaps of faith
A true love is one that
Desires no bitterness
The preciousness of sharing
Is worth every forgiveness
A true love is one whose
Beauty comes from patience
For each moment together
Is a step nearer heaven
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Summertime Splendour
Outside, the soft sound of cicadas
The steady warm flow of sea breezes
The promise of a bright sunny day
Untarnished by weather vexations
Inside, the soft whispers of your joy
The steady warm glow of shallow breaths
The promise of a long, lasting love
Untarnished by weary vexations
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Amnesia, by the Piano
Soft notes tease my mind
Stirring up stilled memories
Like breezes to chimes
But such haunting ones;
The chills seemed to ring a bell
Without its clapper
For I cannot tell
If those echoes were mine, or
Some long-dead person's
Seeking redemption
For past lives' buried regrets
Here resurrected
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Dreaming by the Piano
When my memories
Are in shades of discord and
Constant restlessness
Soothing dreams bring me
Sounds of virtuosity
From your fingertips
And I think back on
Forgotten times together
Always wondering
If we could have been
Better friends for each other
Rather than rivals
For now we travel
Very separate pathways
Undestined to meet
But maybe one day
Long-desired reunion
Will come within reach
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Echoes of You
Your breaths, like ascendant fires
Lick my ear lobe
Dispatching all through my body
Butterflies of incandescence
Your heart, like a metronome
Speeds me forward
Entranced by its relentless beat
I surrender to your rhythm
Your murmurs, like timeless songs
Tease my longings
Resonating with my heartstrings
Into deep emotive duets
Your passion, like a high tide
Floods my senses
In every wave that rushes past
I'm feeling more echoes of you
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There's nothing to say
Silence is love's darkest foe
A soulless black hole
No fight, no struggle
Just an impenetrable
Wall of wordless doubt
Forever it grows
Like a malignant tumour
Awaiting its prey
Sundered grievously
The bond gasps one final time
As silence triumphs
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Making Me Beautiful
Here I sit and hug my pillow
Making like a weeping willow
I feel my glasses start to steam
As I recall your piquant dream
I really like the way you flirt
Setting off my interest inert
You open doors I've not before
Dared to venture out to explore
Always felt like some ugly duck
Until you came and changed my luck
When you bashfully showed desire
To set my lips awash in fire
Your sweet words light an instant spark
And leave my heart a lasting mark
Butterflies dance 'bout my belly
As my whole self turns to jelly
Thanks for caresses plentiful...
I've never felt so beautiful!
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Wall of Tears
As you down a few more beers
Letting go your wall of tears
Telling anyone who nears
Tales of wants, regrets, and fears
All dammed up through long hard years
Bitter sorrows no one hears
Waiting with a mask of cheers
For the day escape appears
Wish as I to help you through
There is too much I can't do
Like a wingless angel who
Tried so hard but never flew
So I'll just look out for you
Sending silent blessings to
Ward off future strifes undue
And to pray your dreams come true
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Multitasking, part 1 by cky944 Multitasking, part 1 :iconcky944:cky944 0 2
Into the Fire
A strange obsession:
Drawn like a nostalgic moth
To radiant flames
Dancing, daring the
Firewalls of oblivion
Already too weak
To melt, burn, shrivel
Like guilty inhibitions
Into brief glory
Consuming every
Last vestige of redemption;
And nothing remains
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Springtime Hope
Spring comes, flowers bloom
Sunlight, step into my room
Begone, winter gloom
Hope comes, sparks arrive
Delight, step into my life
Begone, needless strife
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Dream your own world by lryiu Dream your own world :iconlryiu:lryiu 6,218 331



Chris Jester-Young
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Expat Kiwi from Auckland. INFP. Totally facetious.
So, while I'm still seeking the time to work on my next poem...I still owe Tiara three more, so there'll be more to come...I was just wondering:

What's the story behind your nickname/handle?

I must confess, there are ones like Kimpatsu's one that I have no idea about at all. :-) (I'll be posting my own story too, so it's not a one-way street.)
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sanguinetalons Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
I wonder if you've moved to the states yet... O.o If so, I hope everything's working out for you. I'm going to China this summer so I'll speak some Mandarin for you!

And I learned two words in Cantonese: Mgoi and Duosie. Oh and I guess "bao" as in full because my Cantonese friend's parents try to feed me so much. :D

Happy summer!
cky944 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We did eventually move to the US in February 2009. So I guess, as of current writing, we've lived here for 4 years now.

I hope you enjoyed your trip to China, and maybe perhaps you've made further trips? :-)

Cantonese is even more finicky about tones than Mandarin---there are 6 (or 9, depending on whom you ask) instead of 4. But yes, I know the words you're speaking of. :-)

Sorry for the late response. I haven't logged into dA for many years....
sanguinetalons Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
Just wondering how you're doing...well I hope. :)
cky944 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Not doing too bad, I guess...what happened since I last posted? Let's see, I visited the States, met Tiara, with whom I got on really well. Tiara came over to Auckland in June, we got engaged, and are planning to move to the States next year.... So, that side of things is all good. :-)

I haven't written any poems since, though! Between work (still mostly 10-hour days) and the relationship, both free time and creative space have been scarce. :-( So, apologies about the late response. (I have not caught up with my AML friends list for very, very long also.)

I hope your life has been doing well, too....
sanguinetalons Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Ooohhhh!!! Congrats! :D Are you moving to Texas or any ideas?

I can totally understand on the time thing, too, no worries. I have very little free time between my work, my relationship, and school. ;) Life is pretty good, pretty busy though. We'll have to catch up sometime, maybe on AIM or something. :D
cky944 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
No, not Texas, hopefully NC if I find work it's still one end of the pjmel, if not the other. :-)

Yes, hopefully a chance to catch up week is school break, so I don't (cross fingers) have to work then.
martisunshine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
:hug: Hey Chris...thank you SO very much for the :+devwatch:
martisunshine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
:hug: Thanks for stopping by my page ;)
cky944 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer

I found your account through *ClaireM (in turn through *SecretLobster, who I know from Lemon Fingers), and I just thought the whole matching-avatars thing is so cupid-squeeingly cute! :aww:
martisunshine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
:hug: Why thank you!!! I do think your avatar is quite pretty :nod:

Dave wanted us to have matching avatars...I LOVE Claire and Carsten's...I SO adore butterflies and LOVE animated avatars ;) But Dave likes I am happy with them too :aww:
cky944 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! My avatar is of the pendant I wear, Kat's Eye. It has a heart-shaped stone with a rose-shaped setting, and it means a lot to me...but then again, I'm an incurable romantic (I'd be the first to say that I enjoy writing love poetry), so what does one expect? :-)
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SecretLobster Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006   Writer
Hello again!

Thanks for adding me to your friends list!
cky944 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
And the same to you! :-) I hope to post more here soon, but I'm not holding my breath. :P
skm-industries Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: thanks for the :+fav: ^_^
skm-industries Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: thanks for the :+fav: ^_^
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