My Poetry, My Thoughts, My Life

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by *peace*child*, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. *peace*child*

    *peace*child* Member

    STARS
    The stars are translucent;
    tartan images burst from shade to sun
    applauding.
    I am lost in ovation,
    breathing sky and resonating movements that I can
    never win.
    How they lose their radiance when falling
    ebony to ivory, as points of ballet dance
    across the stage.


    Who Listens to Flowers?

    They grow like little comets,

    blazing through the blackened soil,
    singing long-forgotten songs -
    songs of death's demise,
    of life's bright distillation
    lighting the very core of time.

    But who has ears to hear?

    Who sits among the stalks
    listening to the creak of growth,
    the crystallization of each new cell,
    enraptured,
    convinced
    that life conquers all?

    They stream into our eyes
    pouring ambrosial essence,
    lean light,
    pure and natural passion.

    They nurse the soul
    of this belaboured age,
    singing a silent song -
    once heard,
    they sweep the sky's wide towers
    heaving lakes with ease into the blue,
    filling children's eyes with stars,
    and breathing joy's pearled kiss
    into each welcoming ear.

    Who listens to flowers?
    Flowers listen to flowers,
    as do trees, laughing clouds,
    rivers, lakes, and all
    the glowing world unseen
    within poet's hearts,
    within those who simply take the time
    to listen.


    The Wise Old Tree

    Within the forest dark and deep, rooted firmly in the clay and sand,
    lives an immense gnarled wonder, a wise old tree...
    standing steep with voluminous trunk and many bands therein
    to tell of his years; of all he has seen and heard.

    With branch-arms outstretched to the sky, "I am the voice for the rest" he cried.
    So many don't consider us really alive,
    but we hurt and we cry just like you, inside.
    We fear the storms of nature and life; we rejoice and are reborn.

    Come listen to the forests' tales, as do the winged birds soaring overhead.
    Hear the magical wailing whistle of the wind as it tousles my headdress,
    see the dark dense storm clouds sailing past, tune into the coyote's cry.
    Come sit underneath me -- feel my rootedness.

    Draw from me ancient knowledge amidst the whispers of the earth,
    and the supreme wisdom of the skies, I will tell you no lies,
    for I am, and you are, and we are worth...
    and I am just what you see, a wise old tree.

    Take that comfort with you when you have to go.
    Carry my strength back with you to the forest of cement,
    and lament no more!.

    Remember me adorned in tiny spring leaf buds,
    think of me in autumn's brilliant hues,
    and picture me with snow glistening atop my arms
    outstretched to you when feeling cold and alone.
    Envision me with face in full dress of green inside of summer's heat
    providing shelter
    from what can be a merciless sun.

    I will be one with you, I am nature's embrace...
    I am all seasons, I am season less, I am saving grace;
    a fortress solid and strong who, like you, was indeed
    once also a sapling, before that a seed.


    Tales From a Passing Cloud
    I see you all from here!
    Tiny ants, scurrying around
    in a chaos of your own creation.
    Each one too busy
    for the beauty
    in the world.

    I see great mountains,
    wearing snow hats,
    tipped to greet
    their friend the sky.

    Deep oceans,
    dressed in green,
    garnished with silver
    shoaling fish, and
    rippling waves,
    like horses running home.

    I see Mother Earth
    who binds us fast
    in a whirl
    of fields and forests.

    But you, little ants,
    tear down forests
    and pollute seas.
    The sky is darkened
    and the stars dim
    to your touch.

    While we, the clouds,
    created to refresh the
    world, pass by,
    shedding our tears
    in a scalding cascade
    of bitter rain.


    Fairies
    The moon has risen the sun has gone,
    The fairies come out one by one.
    The stars light their way through the weary night.
    They must get prepared for their untimely flight.
    The winter has come much too soon.
    They must flee this night, by the light of the moon.

    The days are cold, the nights just as bad.
    The fairies have lost what they once had.
    The warmth of the sun, the breeze of the night,
    Now they are desperate, fleeing by flight.


    Never Ending Rain
    You had to go and that is understood.
    Things just weren’t right here for you.
    The feeling you have given me
    Has left me alone, standing alone.
    I’m almost certain that you can see.

    During your absence it has given me time
    To think of ways I can escape this.
    To run away from the pain.
    Nothing ever seems to work
    It’s almost like a never ending rain.

    With you there and me here standing alone
    I worry for the day to come
    The day when we are further apart
    You won’t be there in the coming year,
    To help me through things, but you’ll be in my heart.

    There is also a fear of being detached,
    Of being separate for so long.
    We have progressed through the years.
    The times we have shared merely brightened my day
    And now all I can do is shed the tears.

    The hurt that I am feeling right now,
    I know that you can feel it inside.
    But I want you to remember that once it’s through,
    You’ll always be my mother,
    Someone whom I will forever look up to.

    *My mom is going through a tough time right now. I've never seen her like this. We moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina last March. Since then are lives have drastically changed. Now she and my dad have split up and she's back in PA, along with my brother and two sisters. So it's just me and my dad now. There's not much I can do for her, but I promised her that I would take care of my dad. He seems to need the most help out of all of us. I'm the one who always is there for anyone, I can handle the most and changes don't effect me much. Sorry, I know this is for poetry and I'm going on about my life right now and I don't really know anyone here but I had to get this out...

    Dream With Me


    I lie on the ground in a cold empty world
    Dreaming of winter's lament
    The moonlight shines on the side of your face
    Your expression is one of content

    "Listen," you say with your eyes deep in mine
    "I hear nothing," I admit in reply
    You continue to start with nothing to say
    Then you turn and look at the sky

    "Wait," I gasped, with trembling hand
    nd I turned to face behind
    It was darker than dark as I struggled to see
    What was troubling my mind

    Blinded by light, a whirlpool of white
    I could not tell where I was
    My mind was racing in circles around
    I couldn't get rid of the buzz

    We were no longer there, I recalled, when I woke
    But I couldn't grab hold of my mind
    Bright spinning colors appeared in my eyes
    I was floating as if in rewind

    A haze of euphoria took me away
    As I struggled to gain all control
    A rainbow of sound blazed through my ears
    As I flew into a dimly lit hole

    A big purple man appeared up ahead
    Growling like a dog with no care
    Big green teeth and orange-red eyes
    And blue where there should've been hair

    I felt the great teeth gnawing my bones
    The confusion of bright purple sound
    My eyes were stained with flashes of light
    And suddenly, back on the ground

    She smiled at me as I woke with a start
    And gave me a small kiss goodbye
    I asked her to stay as she got on her feet
    But she left as a tear filled her eye
     
  2. *peace*child*

    *peace*child* Member

    When she said​
    enough,​
    the happy flight in his eye
    broke.
    She could hear
    the cracking of the bone,
    shedding of white feathers
    drooping on her flesh,
    fraying the corners of her soul.

    The engulfing of her hands
    in his
    did not bring back
    the glimmer in the blue,
    and one of the birds
    in the dense, trembling wood,
    the one with the happiest
    longest whistle,
    stopped its song.

    But the maiden with the green eyes
    and dark lashes,
    is not made to be a
    breaker of wings,
    she is made for song
    and for laughter,
    she yearns for the wings
    to flap again in delight
    in the blue,
    without breaking
    her own.
     
  3. *peace*child*

    *peace*child* Member

    You hand in my hair
    planted twigs
    not roses,
    you whispered:
    "there are no roses
    around here
    but you."

    I kissed the
    twig-bearing hand
    as if it bore
    all the crowns,
    laurels, and flowers
    in the land.

    You are the garden
    where I dream
    full of trees, love and roses,
    the lake where I bathe
    among the beams of souvenirs.
    In the heart of my mind
    I again kiss
    the twig-bearing hand
    as if it bore
    the finest ring
    and richest chalet
    in the land.
     
  4. *peace*child*

    *peace*child* Member

    One Way Journey



    We have traveled deep,
    There is no return.

    Every bone
    of your frame
    has found its nook
    in mine,
    has caught
    cannot let go.
    Every turn of your jaw
    round mine
    has pushed us farther
    on the Carmel lane
    of pomegranate exchange --
    from which there is no return.

    No words,
    no reason,
    no facts,
    no laws --
    Can stop our journey now.
     
  5. *peace*child*

    *peace*child* Member

    Your Real You



    No, I do not fill my pen
    with the moondust
    and green lawns of my own mind
    when I dwell upon you,
    but in the limpid spring
    of your real you
    deep buried in your skin

    And the kind of tune I play
    is not what I want to hear
    (as you maintain),
    but the quiet sounds you are.
    The shapes of light I draw
    are not from my own sun,
    but from their source in you.

    I look at you
    not only with the tips of my hands,
    but with wide-open eyes and ears;
    it is not the idea of your smile
    I love,
    but your real smile
    lingering on honey lips and teeth
    I know cannot only kiss --
    but also bite.

    So, if my pages
    are wrapped with rainbows,
    it is the iridescent effect
    that you had on me, you see,
    when your barbed wires dropped,
    and you showed me the gentle spirit
    in the tight-clasped fist.
     

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