Bring me to the stars daringly
Lust upon their aura glaringly
Feeding my inner soul with clarity
Solar love unbound with rarity
Aura fades away erosion
Sucked in the black hole of devotion
Screaming for a higher notion
Time has stopped there is no motion
Floating through a vast black ocean
Reach for mars but touch the ground
Faster than the speed of sound
A lifeless heart now starts to pound
An unfamiliar world surrounds
Jennifer Booth © 2012
By Don Simmons on September 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm
A Poem For The Erudite
A poem for the erudite, it sure will be hot
Take the time out to listen, rubbish it's not
Straight from the life of a perspicacious young man
Try and comprehend it, I sure hope you can
There's a lot I can tell you, but I'll make it laconic...
Words to astound, it works like a tonic
But, it all isn't good, I'm sure you'll agree
I robbed to support crack, went on a spree
Nonetheless, I must tell you about erstwhile things
About cause and "affect" and what it all brings
It started with punishment, and led to abuse
Stomped, punched, and kicked like a piece of refuse
That was at home, a total nightmare
Told my story to many/few seemed to care
Yet, at school it was different, totally contraire
There were many happy times, but in all they were rare
Still, to escape from my father - a partial reprieve
An escape so traumatic you can hardly conceive
Fascinated by study, entwined in my thought
Trying to achieve/ knowledge I sought
Then came junior high school, another hill to climb
Still being abused...now etched deep in my mind
Then came the reefer, then came the coke
Life became heavy, like being grasped with a choke
Playing hooky from school to hang on the "Deuce
Leaving sadness behind/youth on the loose
Coming home at all hours, high on the drugs
Fending off admonishment...not verbally with shrugs
Now, we come to the part of my crack addiction
On a mission to Scotty...incarceration/great friction
On a mission five years, retaining intelligent potential
Well, I couldn't lose everything/the mind is essential
But, through all this in jail, you can't know my chagrin
For nothing egregious, no unredeemable sin
Still, remember I told you about cause and "affect"?
Recalled in my poem, I helped you reflect
Being abused was profound, a real heartache
There's been many times I thought...my life I would take
But, instead I turned to crack, searching in vain
I know to crack you say, how gravely inane!
Yet, there's a moral to this story/my life in review
I was abused and kicked crack...and you can kick too!
PAIN I CAN'T ERASE_
Love was not what it seemed
you lied to me and cheat
i gave you everything
i even let you in
after i locked my heart oh so tight
not wanting love within my life
but i trusted you with all i had
why did you have to go and treat me bad
you made me sad,
you left me with pain
i found myself in an empty space
drowning my sorrow
left in the dark, hoping someday
you'll come along,
but i was wrong you've moved on
you couldn't care less
about me, hurting deep
i weep and weep,
tears stream and stream
how could you love me and just leave
after you promise you'd never leave
saying we'll live happy ever after
like i always dreamed, but your words
was fake, tormented with hate
now i'm filled with rage
and there's no escape
this pain i can't erase..
Long time Love,
I couldn't see you standing there, I couldn't see you even though you were there, in front of me, beside me for so many years.
I was blinded love, my mind lied to me about the way I thought you should be.
Your words and your touch or your time wasn't always kind. You were weak and so was I. Young, dumb and couldn't see eye to eye.
Love, love, long time love.
I built a wall strong and tall, pushed you away, hurt and afraid and couldn't let you back in.
So many walls and so much time separated in our heart and mind.. One! we were supposed to be one!
Love, long time love. My mind was in shambles, confused and dismantled, couldn't think straight anymore. There was a cloud surrounding me, as the mist cleared and I could finally see, my heart in between steered away from you, thinking it belonged to another..
DAMAGED! I was damaged. Turning it around and breaking you down, not what I wanted to do...
Time has past and God is healing, healing you and me..
Love, long time love, I'm letting my walls down, I'm letting them fall and crash to the ground, the bombs are going off.. Can you see it? can you hear it? my heart is open, my mind clear, no more hurt, anger or fear.. Just me loving you, all of you, my love, true love, my long time love. :-)
Written by me Atiyah Vasquez AkA Tee Tee
Just beyond the endless shores of horizon,
The sun had sunk in the fathomless lake,
Leaving behind aura of orange glow and ripples of life.
Sky filled with chirping birds,
Land trodden under running hooves,
After a long day, life was hurrying to rest.
In the night will come her beloved,
To keep a promise made,
To open his heart, to open his arms,
When every door would be closed.
Before long, the moon appeared to ascend.
Walking on the ladder of time and glorious shine,
It soon took the reins of night kingdom.
On the melody of swaying trees,
Crickets sang the songs of night.
Amid occasional dog howls,
Amid occasional snatches and screams,
Moon shone in its glory.
Night was slowly growing old,
The once ascend was now a descend,
The world will soon see new world,
New reign and new ruler,
Kingdom of day will come with the sun.
Under the vast shiny roof,
Near the edge of long colonnade of tall trees,
Facing the descending moon,
Facing every shadow it made,
There stood her small house.
In the open window,
In the flickering candle light,
Draped in swaying curls of long hair,
Filled with wilting hope in the heart,
Looking in to the depth of the colonnade,
Stood still the lean silhouette.
Before the candle dies out,
Before the sun rises afresh,
Before the fresh ripples of life,
Before the flower of hope wilted out,
To keep a promise made,
Perhaps he will come.
By – Nakshatra singh
PS : I dedicate this poem to THE PINK.