Category Archives: Poetry

The Wooded Realm Pt1

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2151797-the-wooded-realm-pt-1.mp3]

 

Once upon a destiny, one sweet spring eve,
While buds were still blossoming on the trees,
And whispering wind gave kisses of breeze;
Here is where our story begins to weave.

 

A figure, slight and spry, steps from shadow,

A shimmer surrounds, more than mere moonglow.

Small of stature, yet somehow commanding,

Her back straight and proud, a regal bearing.

 

Hair dark as coal, eyes deeper than night, shine!

Features petite, somewhat sharp, yet benign.

A heart-shaped mouth, so elegantly curved,

A sweet pointed chin, so gracefully carved.

 

Clothed in a cloak of pure moonlight, it seemed.

Nearly a fairy, emerged from a dream.

Proudly, she strode through her dark wooded realm,

As if leading an army, she at the helm.

 

But who is this creature, this bold empress,

This goddess or temptress, this moon’s mistress?

And what is her tale, conquest or capture?

To what long promised end is her rapture?
Time may tell, soon enough. Be patient, friend.


Let Her Dream #SonnetSunday

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2151781-let-her-dream.mp3]

 

Late night, the lone girl, curls into her bed.

Snapping the light off, bathing in moonglow.

Cool air on skin, pillow soft ‘neath her head,

Down comforter wrapped around her warm soul.

 

Against the rough thoughts that thrash wild within,

She grits her teeth and squeezes shut her eyes.

Holding to a promise he had given,

With that succor, she smiles, happily sighs.

 

In dreams she falls, into his waiting arms.

As always in dreams she meets him once more.

His face always finds itself in her palms;

And here, again, she lives in loves splendor.

 

In sleep, her true, deepest desires show.

All fears and rushing thoughts finally slow.


Not Kept

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2142277-not-kept.mp3]

 

A promise said

Meant and kept

By a heart

A soul

Who knows

What it means

To finally be whole

To be made

With a promise

Meant and kept

 

Hollow words

So loosely said

From false and spewing lips

Wherein love

Does not exist

Just pretty

Petty words

That swear

Uselessly

 

Hearts and souls given

Unjustly

With no real trust

While in reality

Love does rust

Sitting

Baking

In rain and shine

Pouring down

On devotion blind

 

To what do we owe

This surfeit of

Emptiness

This hollowness

This pure bullshit

Does it lie

In our seeking

Of meaning

Of love and lust

And all these things

So meaningless

In the end

 

So what

What do we do

When I make promise

To you

Do we take

and give

All of us

Do we mistake

Compassion for love

Can we ever

See fucking clearly

Through this haze

Of desire

Through this unkempt

Fire

 

What remains

Of promises

What is it that

Continues to live

When hearts and vows

Are broken

And not a word spoken

Is ever to be trusted

Ever again

What do we do

With a promise

Not meant or kept

To the end

 


#Haikuesday

Yesterday’s collection of haiku on Twitter. #haikuesday

 

1.

Dearest wind, my love

Blow your song again for me

Sweep me back to you

 

2.

Gentle breezes make

The trees shiver in pleasure

Warmth spreads to their roots

 

3.

The stream is giving

The river is a release

The ocean knows all

 

4.

A mountain born of

Shattered pieces of old stone

Each pebble matters

 

5.

Smoke rises, clearly

While fires hide from sight, beyond

The far horizon

 

6.

Fields of amber sigh

Soft rustling as they reach high

For the blue of sky

 

7.

Water seeks crevice

In stone to widen and own

Seeping deep in home

 

8.

Ever present soul,

Which guards and girds this world whole;

Oh trees, speak to me!

 

9.

Stone, water, ripples.

Susurrus of cool soft flow,

Lullaby of streams.

 

10.

Upthrust, molten rock

Scars as it creates the earth;

In fire, world’s rebirth.

 

11.

Clouds pass overhead

Soaring through the sea of sky

Misty submarines

 

12.

Black birds in black trees

Roosting upon burnt branches

Mourners of wild fire

 

13.

Life as we know it

Challenged constantly, for we

Know nothing really


Just Embers

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2134373-just-embers.mp3]

 

I so want to be angry

I have written

And deleted

So much that my heart

Bitter and wicked

Wanted to say

But I can’t

I can’t

I never can

Be angry

At a heart that only

Spoke the truth

 

Though I loved

And how I loved

This bitter sweet

Reverie

Does no good

To you or me

What was

And can never be

Should maybe remain

In our logs and history

 

While my heart

Still cries

And dies for yours

For a touch

A word

A scintillating untoward

Turn of phrase

Before my eyes

I understand

I do

Neither will chase

Neither will win

Both will lose

 

And while I

Still love and hate

To see your face

Running through my mind

Each night

I so hold close

Your thoughts

Your soul

And always remember

That once you were

The epic conflagration

And my every

Invocation

Of love and lust

And all good things

That turn to dust

 

Beast, monster, devil

I always wish you well

And your precious soul

Will travel

In my mind

In my heart

Till death himself

Stamps out my my embers

For in my flame

I will always remember

Yours

 


Please Do

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2131272-please-do.mp3]

 

Oh, how this dreadful heart

Still races

At every word

That passes through my eyes

How the thunder of anxiety

Flows and pulses through me

At just the mention of you

And reminds me of

Those damn eyes

 

How I tremble every time

Your heart passes through mine

Too often, far too often

I see the signs

Warning of danger

And yet, love, I still linger

At the crossroads

Where our hearts once met

Where I once thought

You were heaven sent

 

You, you, the most divine hell

How your every thought

Made my soul swell

My body quell

The image of you rough

Taking and making me

Submit to your touch

Oh please, heart

Please mind

Don’t bring his face

Before my eyes

Once more

 

Please do

 


The Writer

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2131181-the-writer.mp3]

 

Twisting her hair to a knot in the back,

She settles in to type; but what today?

Poetry, yet free flowing or with tact?

Shall she write eloquent or let words play?

 

Her lip in teeth caught as her thoughts wander

Through love’s past, present, possible future.

Her mind winding, past lessons she ponders.

Suddenly, inspired, words flow through her.

 

With furied clicking, tapping and ticking,

Something unfolds from her graceless fingers.

Her eyes glaze with pleasurous precision;

Words fall in place without hesitation,

As all those tales that in her heart linger,

Flood the screen with purity, remitting.

 

Each sense, all five, bring back that history,

Of love and life, sweetness and misery.

Unrestrained, she pounds the keys rhythmically.

Again this night, she lets her soul flow free.


Knight of Night #SonnetSunday

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2127727-knight-of-night.mp3]

 

The night loomed large, overwhelming senses

The demons howled and hollered to the moon

And prowled amongst the fragrant nightshade blooms

As rain poured down, thunder roared relentless

 

A form emerged from the storm’s offensive

Darker than pitch, ebon eyes pierced the gloom

A hulking shade whose presence spoke of doom

Blade in hand, he took down night’s defenses

 

Beneath his mighty swing darkness shattered

All the laws of time and space were broken

He carved them all away to set her free

To this haunted figure, all that mattered

The light of his love, whom night had stolen

Now rejoined, he claims her eternity


Not Meant

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2124975-never-meant.mp3]

 

I didn’t want you

To read me

I didn’t want me

To hurt you

 

You have your side

And I have mine

You think

You were right

While I see

Both sides

 

So guilt I’ll bear

For your wrongs

And mine

For you

Will never know

What lays upon my mind

 

My heart still is hurt

For yours rejected

All that I told

That I’d held protected

Your ego

Which I’d thought

Barely existed

You brought

To forefront

And used

Against me

 

Every feeling

Every thought

You took as

An assault

That’s no way

For this to live

That’s no way

For love to give

 

Patience

Kindness

With a true heart’s

Guidance

Stepping to each other

With respect

With reverence

For someone

Who truly loves you

 

You swept that away

You had your own way

And mine was just

No good enough

I tried, babe

I tried so hard

To let you see

To understand

What I held

In my heart

Outstretched in my hand

 

But at

The end of this day

It’s only you who holds

The power

Where another

Would shower

With gratitude

I accept that I’ve earned

My solitude

From you

 

I wish, but I will not bow

For you, my love

Do not deserve me now

You and I were never

Meant for one another

And though

You

I will always love

And treasure

Your love is only

Meant for your pleasure

Your time

Your rhyme

Your pace

Not my place

To be

Anymore


The End – An Elegy

[audio https://audioboo.fm/boos/2121030-the-end.mp3]

 

For a time, for a moment, you were all

You were my smile, and my ache, and my fall

We were once a promise, now we decay

It hurts my soul to say goodbye each day

 

The most bitter pill I’ve had to swallow

Knowing, after my heart, you’d not follow

That your love was ever only so deep

And yet somehow it continues to seep

 

In you I found such release, such glory

I’d had hopes we’d continue our story

That your exquisite fury you’d unleash

On every delicate part of me

 

Oh, your hands, your lips, your razor sharp teeth

How I longed to be taught and caught beneath

That face, that smile, how I would surrender

And let that gaze burn me to sweet ember

 

Burn we did, alas too quickly to last

Your perfect storm was ever meant to pass

And my harbor was never to be home

You, love, were the wind, always meant to roam

 

My heart must let go, to set you now free

As you once said, you were not meant for me

Though I love you, I leave you, though it’s sad

We could have been the best we’d ever had

 


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