Tag Archives: poetry

This Feeling

This feeling inside

Can’t be mine

Feeling love, feeling loved

Who knew life could shine

 

Turbulent, tormented, troubled past

Darkness and coldness inside

Filled up my heart

Too much pain to abide

 

Suffering seemed normal

The pain, an old friend

Living in darkness

Seemed to have no end

 

But my heart broken open

Spilled out the pain

The words filled the page

That’s how I stayed sane

 

Anguish was my muse

Filled with disdain

Suicidal, homicidal

Drowning in pain

 

Happiness bubbling up

Was the end of the line

No inspiration to be found

Either earthly or divine

 

That’s what I thought

That’s how I lived

Abandoning my craft

The words now contrived

 

Until this very moment

Floodgates broke open

Creativity survives

My arts not broken

 

The love that I feel

The love that I give

The man that I have

The life that we live

 

The pain still survives

In memories, in other ways

New pain but not from him

New challenges, different days

 

Through it all, he’s been there

A life raft, a hand to hold

Buoying me up, buoying my on

Making my dreams his own

 

A port in the storm

A safe place to land

From the darkness

He offered his hand

 

Trusting him

Completely, totally

With all that I am

Utterly, hopelessly

 

Loving him was easy

Natural as taking a breath

Yes, I do

Until death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace, Peace

We want peace for ourselves and for all peoples of the planet.

For our children and for you.

For the future, for the world, we must have peace.

Politics and rhetoric are stupid, it’s true.

 

Peace please beg the hungry

Peace, peace, cry the dying

We’ll have peace lie the politicians

Peace, peace, whisper the crying

Unrequited Love

I haven’t written a new poem in awhile, but I’ve been doing a series of writing prompts that called for one, so here it is! Unrequited love was the theme.

Should have all worked out, but it didn’t. She should be here now, but she isn’t. There’s your trouble, there’s your trouble. ~~ The Dixie Chicks

Unrequited love. Is there anything worse?

 

Pain and frustration

Anguish and loss

All just tokens of a battle

Brilliantly fought.

 

Like daggers that cut

Through your soul

You pour out your heart

For love you can’t hold.

 

Fighting for him

But he doesn’t care

He doesn’t see you

His heart he won’t share.

 

Living in darkness

Crying in pain

Shattering your heart

There’s nothing to gain.

 

 

Abandoned, deserted,

betrayed

Alone in the darkness

You prayed.

 

Empty, desolate, alone

Shutting emotion down

Is your only hope

By love you are bound.

 

Constricting, restricting,

Suffocating you now

You would break free and run

if you only knew how.

 

Silently, slowly,

Dying inside

In agony you suffer

Too much to abide.

 

Wondering why

did you fall

Loving in vain

Is not love at all

Growth Costs

Came across some of my old poetry tonight and thought I’d change things up and bit and post some! Enjoy!

My youth was not
Really lost
Just used up,
Because growth costs
Pain and desire
Anguish and loss
All just tokens of a battle
Brilliantly fought
Poetry flowing
Like a waterfall
Rushing to be free
I hear my art call
Life flows all around me
Like the blood within my veins
Purity and security all given up in haste
Life is the total of losses and gains