Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gotta get back into the flow of things


I went an entire month with no blogs.

Just couldn't get into it like I hoped I would.

I do want to start posting poetry here.

So I think I'll do so now.

Here's a couple of older ones I'm pretty fond of:



Internal Epiphanies Often Appear on the Outside

Revelations in thrift store dresses
Secrets covered by boxed red tresses
Pay me in your compliments
And recognized accomplishments

Speak your volumes with your eyes
Hide the truth with little white lies
I listen carefully just so you know
And when time is up quietly I go

There's no room in here for you
My bed
My head
You've broken through

So read me like you read your books
And silence me with those cold hard looks
Through acceptance I've been set free
And no more talk of you and me

Until you surrender it will never be


You Think You Know

It's denial laced in silence
"Excuse me, what did you say?"


"Nothing."



Nothing.

Nothing to you means everything to me.

I didn't intend for it to mean so much, love.

I didn't intend to give so much....love.


Another successful self inflicted heartache.
And you're there asleep on the line.


Whisper softly so I'll hear.
Then deny the truth that's there.


I believe in what I see.
I have faith in you and me.


Switch the subject.
Laugh it off.


I hear the smile.
And the scoff.



You're right.
You're right.
I must have misunderstood.



Apologies exchanged, accepted.

.then move on.



"Darling, is everything alright?"



"I just called to make sure everything was alright"



And a new one for good measure:


I sat still and listened
I pictured you in the clouds
I remembered that one time I saw you smile
I imagined your hand in mine
I felt the pain you feel
And it became my own
Every breath I took was hard to take
My awareness of self I could not shake
Night soon fell
And the meteors spelled out your name
I knew if I opened my eyes I would lose you
You're always just out of reach
Come back and remind me
Save me from the waters
For I am drowning
Dawn rains down on my face
Brings me back down from floating in space
I miss you
I blinked too quickly
And you were gone


And as always....feel free to share....I love reading others' poetry as well.

Happy writing!