Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Perchance to Dream

Sunshine trickling lazily
through the leaves,
alighting softly upon my skin
and the soft breeze sifting gleefully
through my hair.
Lying listlessly upon the ground,
my thoughts meandering happily
like a butterfly amidst the blooms.
Above me, a bird crosses in flight,
my mind breaks its course
to ponder his thoughts...
The sun drops quietly over the horizon,
as the moon settles in to lighting the night.
I watch the first stars
wink serenely into sight...
the animals settling in 
for a long respite.
The fireflies dance lazily through the air,
seemingly without a care...
Peace pervades this nightly scene,
as I close my eyes and drift off to dream.

Betrayal

Gnawing and ruminating
upon my conscience.
The guilt pervading my dreams.
Tears saturating my face,
despair purchasing my soul...
The full narrative was not 
visited upon my ears;
full of unbearable plot twists
that garner fear.
Uncertainty perches
upon my shoulder,
grinning gleefully
at my tremors.
Staring cagily
amongst the shadows...
my eyes search vehemently
for imperceptible foes.
Praying zealously for
the shadows to recede,
and the sun to shine
anew once again.

Mi Sueno

Your love is the comfort of sunshine
upon my skin.
Your smile,
my homecoming.
My heart races in awe
of this masterpiece between us.
Gazing into your eyes and realizing
this is what love looks like.
The beating of your heart
the very echo of my own.
Fingers lacing with mine,
completing, mi sueno...my dream.
Knowing that when all else
has fallen at our feet,
we still stand strongly upon the horizon.
The feeling of contentment fades,
as opening my eyes,
I become aware of my penchant
for wistful thoughts...
And a sigh escapes 
amidst the tears.

Love's Twilight

The sun has set upon your love.
Twilight hearkens nearer,
to remove all remaining essence of emotion.
Stars appear and wink
coldly upon my face.
The solitude of night
making the loss more poignant.
Staring desolately 
across moonlit fields,
heart torn and soul shattered,
upon the rocks of despair.
I sit numbly,
all happiness ebbing from my eyes,
quietly awaiting my fate.

Visceral

Where have you been?
Who are you seeing?
Questions firing,
as you're grabbing my hair and pulling.
I'm forced into
helplessly following.
Sliding closer to the edge,
you're just about to break.
I whimper
after a vicious yank.
As I hit carpet,
 your blade appears from your coat...
the tip caressing and dancing
across my throat.
A line of blood
appears along its downward journey...
Blade slitting skin open,
like honey.
Pain, sharp and stinging...
My child lies helplessly within;
silently sleeping.
Struggling, fighting, screaming,
pleading...
Through your drunken haze,
comprehension starts to rise...
Safe, my little one, safe...
you will still be allowed life.

Hopeless Love

From afar, I watch thine
burnished hair glisten as, 
by the sun,
it is lovingly kissed.
The fine form of your body
is poetry in motion.
I long to caress that
smooth, glistening skin
and hear thy deep voice
break upon my ears.
I dream of having my humble countenance
graced by thine smile.
Oh, to have you take my hand
and pull me into thine arms,
so that I might rest my head
upon thy heart...
Someone jostles past
on their journey,
and, once again, my daydream
shatters like glass...

Inner

You wish for
poetry and prose,
to enjoy the rhyme and meter
of how it flows.
What you fail to see,
tis' my heart within this book ...
My inner thoughts
out for a look...
MY SOUL IN INK.
Those pretty little words
you seek?
My emotions immortalized
for all the world to see...
To let them do
as they will with me.
To criticize
or acclaim...
Oh! To be felled
BY A PEN!