It never rightfully belonged to me
But I wanted it nonetheless,
So when you were distracted and couldn’t see
I took it, I confess.
I thought that it might take a while
For you to realize your mistake,
And though I felt guilty in my guile
I held it close, for love’s sake...
In nighttime's sleepless hours my reverie of you takes hold
I place a kiss so gentle as not to stir a sleeping baby on the face that fills my waking hours and haunts my dreams
You alone are my Northern lights, evoking a rainbow of cascading colours, Plumes of light that fill the...
Another night has come and gone and here I sit all alone
wondering what the hell I did wrong
Trying to pick myself up and carry on
Though it's tough when you have been beaten up by life
Lost your will to fight
Trying not to listen to the voices in your head
Fighting against the...
for the head
Another for the heart
To jump up out of bed
Or sleep from dawn to dark?
To watch a blue bird singing
Or scream and screech and scare?
To leave the phone a-ringing
Or talk and feel and care?
To finish your dessert
Or only take a bite?
To wear your favorite shirt...
Like others in his clan,
His name described him perfectly,
But far from perfect was the man.
Much in his life was missing,
Things so deep inside,
A vacancy so hollow,
It could not be denied.
Then, one day it happened,
As fate would call his name,
He met someone who changed him...
On the platform I watched with fascination the lovers at the station
Lost in tender admiration
I had to turn my gaze away.
For the first time in a long time I missed your smile today.
Living life at a pace, agents to please, speeches to make and deadlines to keep.
The only time...
incessant voice inside my head
You pretended to be a patron saint
Then wrapped my eyes with stained purple war paint
She and I drenched my mouth with shades of black
You offered me hope, and snatched it right back
You are the asthma living in my lungs
You are the cocaine...
That which I've lost before.
One day it will be mine,
This feeling I adore.
For no man can claim complete
If his life he lives alone.
And no man should claim defeat,
'Till his name is carved in stone.
But to claim this feeling lost,
I must learn some inner pride.
For this prize...
Waking up in the morning,
another day dawns,
I rush to my computer,
I flip the cold box on.
As it's familiar sounds start,
Time to pour a cup,
I rush back to sign on,
To see if he's already up.
The "Sign In" is complete,
Today begins anew,
I gesture "Good Morning...
that guy who's there
When things go down, down, down
When they've been down that long,
You just can't bear
To see this life go on.
My mind, my heart, my soul -
Giv'n at moment's notice;
To find the road you thought you'd lost.
That road makes people happy -
The good, the bad...
In the gloam
deep in the forest
where the faeries sleep
There is one who knows
She knows the full measure
of you; the flame your smile kindles
The ache your brown eyes afford with every stroke
And the wake you leave in your leaving.
In the gloam
deep in the forest
Broken pieces, shattered all around
We heard the sound, when it all hit the ground
Torn pages, in the book of my life
In the pain and strife, seems like a losing fight
Empty spaces, covered in clutter
My heart skips paces, and my words come in stutters
I see the places, where the...
I'm sick, and it's a pretty little illness
A prefrontal bacteria that eats away my willingness
To live within the social parenthesis
I'm twisted, sick from this political annilingus.
The jacket that I'm wearing will define my disorder
I'm due to see a professional Visceral...
The girl that died of a heartache passed me in the night whispering memories of youI stood to frightened to move for fear my eyes cast a lightand the darkness she drew like a cape around her shoulders.Her tears fell like jewels on the crushed lovers rulesthat you broke to bring...
roaming the streets,
Rotting men that moan at my door.
I am preparing as the scent of decay
Assaults me, vile, putrid, so real.
They should not have left to brave to open;
Impatience has lead them only to their death.
Two strangers, Unknown, Old, Useless,
Dead now, surely, one...
I have let the light go,But not let the dark in,The pain from withing spreading my fears,You and I,Standing here alone,We are like each other,The pain consuming me,This world is nothing but a dream,A peace of a shattered memory,Here we go,The secrets we never shared,Each time we...
(Barvo's note - I don't actually write poems. I have no urge and don't read it for pleasure. I wound up in a writing class taught by a poet, so had to write several poems. When I can't do something well, I hide behind humour. Behold the result!)
Ode to a Lost Sock
her eyes have lost galaxies of men
her face floats in a sea of dark hair,
but beyond all that
is something greater.
speak the truth,
of kindness and virtue.
When she’s mad the world agrees,
when she’s sad the...
I planted this seed...
watered it with my blood...
tried my best to shine...
my inner light upon it...
so it might prosper...
but as it broke through the soil...
I knew it was fragile...
maybe I sheltered it too much...
perhaps I didn't give it...
as much as I...
As I lay back down to sleep
to dream of nature's virtue, sweet
to dream of her within my mind,
to dream of once upon a time
to dream the dream of
happy ever afters
to dream once more
of nature's laughter
to know it teases,
and in it's recourse
If only they spoke ...
.. Those walls .. If only they spoke ...
To tell about that hidden truth and what really goes around ..
To tell about those secretive screams that never made a sound ..
To tell about those real smiles that yet haven't been found ..
To tell how those lies...
I stand upon the epicenter of the world
I am at ultimate peace and harmony with myself
I stand where my body and spirit
Are at one with the universe and the cosmos
I gaze upwards to see a celestial
Divine of ambiance within the clouds
The clouds unveil...
My heart is as deep as the Hudson River. Its fresh with unpredictable currents. Once a murky barren zone is now the object of a mid summers swim.
My mind is a twisted Christmas peppermint stick. Its stale and forgotten in your grandmothers garage, along with...
I'm just an old bench
No beauty in me.
I'm old and I'm tattered
The years have gone by,
Beaten by nature
My upkeep denied.
In life I have seen
So many there be,
All shapes and all sizes
Who rest upon me.
Some who have sat here
Are looking for rest,
A break in their...
You are lost
In faded colours of Summer's smile
The world we had now locks me out
I tear and strain in desperate style
You drift away, I scream and shout
My blood dries in the vein
True love just means real pain.
You are lost
Until moonbeams send you from the skies
and I think it's alright
suicide and misery
walk hand in hand
as daylight fades..
with shattered hope
but they don't care
for they got a past
unlike anyone else
they were poor
and ready to live
having a blast
running thru life...
I’m great, fine, spectacular. In a way
I relish every night, and I live every day.
I live, I laugh, I write, I sing,
I wonder what the new days will bring.
Then I get home, and I take off the mask.
The day, an almost impossible task,
Is finally over, and so I lay Down,
When you look into someone's eyes, you can see everything.
You see emotions and their journey.
Their heartbreaks and their fears.
Their memories, maybe even eternity.
Now, look into my eyes,
And tell me what you see.
Can you see the darkness,
That lives deep within me?
Your armor shines and glistens upon the sun
Your helmet glows brilliant gold and silver
Your face illuminates the radiance of love
Your eyes delve deep into the world and universe
Crisis and desire conflict in one spectacle
Damnation upon you and I forfeit our lives
Your halo and...
that winter has hardened over the years.
I can give you no shade and my leaves haven't come back.
You are full of hope with a song in your heart. You have color on your wings and so much left to fly. Happiness is what you are and I can't even hold you.
Tomorrow when you soar...
The feelings we share I ride like a wave,
The ups the downs the direction they make,
On a magic carpet that we made,
From threads of ourselves,and the pattern we laid
the vessel counts as much as the map,
The carriage awaits for us to step up,
I admit Its scary as it might...
My soul had given up the fight
When dreams clashed with reality
On that strange, surreal night
I was deep inside the forest
In an ancient, sacred place
Large silver drops of mercury
Were streaming over my face
The planet with the seven rings
Was of a deep magenta...
Hope y'all like it.
I had nothing left but hope
In the dark of night
That my length of rope
Had no end in sight
It led me to a place
With a fragrant breeze
Sunlight flooded this space
And put my mind at ease
What I always dreamed of
In the depth of my...
and words fall out.. a jumbled alphabetic chaos that only few can sift thru to fully understand. The letters from my words strung out in front of him like a jigsaw puzzle waiting impatiently to be solved. My skin feels bare, scaly and freezing cold. Vulnerability has never been...
this would never have happened
you brought poison, from day one.
you slipped it in my drinks.
you admitted, I forgave.
still you kept me around.
the day I forget your name,
is the day my wounds heal
Part of a song called "your palms" that will be on my album.
She lies easy in my arms
This dimly moonlit night
Her body supple to my charms
She moans with such delight
I brush her hair back, find her neck
And kiss her softly there
My lips they trace her gentle curves
They make her arch and swear
While fingers brush and pinch and...
Grandma's here for you. She has a hug and some kisses too. Her gentle glance warms me up. Her soft lips touch her cup. She has years worth of stories for me. For the day I open up and truly see. Her hand touches mine, and away she rubs. Her hair is the color of a baby bear cub...
I cant believe it was already here.
The one night everyone talks about for generations,
At first I had great anticipation.
What's so great about prom anyway?
Its just another night to let loose and get away.
A thousand dollar dress you'll only wear once,
Roses are dull
violates are dying,
you say we dont care
but yet i am crying.
just fades away,
im left behind
we want you to stay.
In my eyes
im holding back tears,
scared and in pain
from all the past years.
We all care alot
we dont want you to go,
i try and stop you...
are all worth completing
There are ones who forget
In the fray of distant tremors
The sound of sirens gone off
Left behind somewhere in time
Are moments we look back and scoff
At the when and whatever may it be
Open our eyes to see what we don't like
Still the scars present on...
see the sights
My thoughts would drag me down
But not below the lights
We never questioned why
The best deserve to die
No one can stop their soul
Collisions with the sky
Our hearts are on fire today
The leaves falling into the flame
Smoke rising into their distant face...
who looked just like an angel. As she walked toward me, I smiled & wondered what a beautiful girl like her could want with a guy like me. As she approached me, I began to see past her beauty & focus on her heart. She looked really hurt emotionally. As we looked at each other...
so beautiful yet so cruel, so peaceful but full of raging wars. Every smile is led by a frown. In the darkness I see it. I see the peace. But when night turns to day. I’m just another person born upon a grave. Are we not all bid a due with the warm welcome of hello when we...
A breath of what couldn't be
How it yearns to be on the lips of a careless breeze
To be swallowed in darkness
caged behind teeth and set free
To live again, the moment it's fulfilled
tossed between the sculptors of words
Placed in memory
the door swings its motions
the air rushes through
the cycle it seems
But where is
what makes it new?
the people walk past
Below me the ground,
Above me the clouds