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,
from my body
But people keep staring at me oddly
It seems that you are forever destined to be there
Does anyone even care?
Do you think back on that night?
When things reached their height
I tried so hard to fight
You kept on until it was light
The tears fell like rain
I have to...
Keith Kenniff - Portraits Pt.2
Waking up, cold frosty morning
Sun peaking beyond the lid of cloud,
Golden orange glow, breathe,
It’s so much harder today than before.
Coffee, motorway, cars all aligned in a row.
Coming up for air...
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...
Longing for release
Dancing beneath a winters moon
Words are meaningless
Tonight I see the truth
The holes in the hopes
The never audible yes
Only attracted to the ropes
Another of life's sick tests
Injustice, it settles
Just like mist from a rain on a hot muggy...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Sometimes occasions come our way,
Inspiring memories good and bad.
The occasion that is now close at hand,
Brings me memories of my dad.
The things he taught me have stayed in place,
And have become a map for me to tread.
As he told me about the things in...
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...
Sighing with relief
Made it again.
Time to play,
Time to put away
Of keeping the sail full of air.
Sleeping in, warm, coffee with no rush,
The soft rounded mountain and...
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
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...
For it has no words
In my head
Lives a Secret
I cannot show you it
For it has no form
In my head
Is an empty aching space
Where I invite
The story of my life
The Secret in...
So alive amid dying light,
Embraced by the night,
Illuminate with unseen bliss.
The earth is your canvas.
Scary, yet I’ve no fear.
From afar I see slow dancing:
On haunted soil, frolicking
In ragged dress with messy hair,
Awkward steps oh, so dear.
Remove your cozy boots...
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
This very night for me,
Alas I know not what it means.
I walk I walk…. the wandering me.
The brook it rises above its banks,
Water roars as far as you see.
Amidst the chaos and flotsam still.
I swim I swim…. the wandering me.
The falcon soars in search of its prey...
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...
(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
let me know if I am..
She wore her day with a smile
It was nothing for her to stop
And help someone smell the roses
Finding peace in imperfection
Drops of help in small doses
She carried out daily duties
Drawing strength from above
Fought through the afflictions...
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...
come along with us?
Don’t know where we will go
Don’t know yet where we will stay
Could be this layby or that parking bay
One thing that is certain is that the time will be gay
We could sit by the sea
Supping a cup of tea
Or by the motorway
Just passing time of day
spoke in a lonely room,
"No call for ale I hear?
The Pilgrim stands as still as a tomb,
for a murderous beast roams near."
The late patrol rushed in the door,
"Stand us a round," they cried.
Youth boasted, "We will kill the beast."
Yet in his youth, he died.
beckons outside my window
Tapping with a glimpse of sunlight.
Promising warming rays
...I remember when first my heart skipped
And I would race out the door
With renewed anticipation
Only to find
Wind burned heart
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
i know i might just light this joint just for the touch , just for the rush
you dont even know the half of it , mad ruckess
tangled brain , im feeling like a hand puppet
cause she dont know im alone , im on my own
comatose , im feeling sick but im still posted up at...
tes mots voyage comme le vent
Les rêves en moi se sont éteints
Je ne crois plus en mon destin
La peine en moi s'enflamme
Ciblant directement mon âme
Jaillissant du plus profond de mon être
Personne ne voit, je ne le laisse paraître
Accablé par une douleur vive...
The crab’s in
And the money rests in my pocket
The sun goes down on the end of an era
For next year I won’t be here
I’m going on to pastures new
I’ll be watching my boys as they do
The job I’ve done for many years
I hope that the advice I’ve given
Everything’s red, white and blue
People line the streets as far as the eye can see
Some are sharing a party,
Others hope to glimpse the carriage
While others just want to hear the music
From the biggest party of the century
It’s 60 years on the throne
Mucking up all my practice
And by now I think you'd know
The danger in your words
Aimed at the wrong heart
What is it you want from me?
Or don't you even know?
I dumped every drop I had left
Spilling it on the ground
The daily wonders...
And you are been laid down in a 6ft hole
When you body starts to fade away
And your memories are the things that stays
You feel like a dead, a true dead
But when you are alive and find no one cares
You want someone, but can't find to share
When your heart longs for hope to...
And they're wailing a hurting song
They cry out in pain with each breath that I take
And my hips and my knees sing along
My fingers pick out the melody
Each one plays a note of its own
My shoulders and ankles bang out the bass
Sending vibrations to each of my bones...
Calls me back into the wild.
I long for days remembered
For the wonder of a child.
The smell of wood smoke drifting,
Bacon frying in the pan.
Sunbeams dancing on the water,
Coffee bubbling in a can.
The sound of tents unzipping,
The morning call of birds.
To the depths of the sea,
It matters not what you say,
For I am, and only, me.
Their mouths shut yet by chance,
I know I cannot be free.
I see the blood on my hands,
And, oh, the rage it brings me!
As I lay down her head,
Pale and motionless on my knees,
For eternal in bed,
path I take
Goes with me too
I can work alone
And think it is fun
To start a task
And see it done
I can sleep alone
For once I'm there
My dreams will take
I can stand alone
And face the fight
I will not run
If I know I'm right
But love alone
I can not do
As a veil in your thoughts and dreams
Image of my red lips and red hair
Is what you remember
But no life is behind those thin eyes
While the real ones gleamed that colour
Like the rest of me
Shards tearing us apart
Or perhaps we were always torn...
that I know your there
I see you in the morning, a little bird that knows your there
I see you in my mirror, a face I wish to kiss
I see you in my dreams, your always there
I see you in my heart, beating inside of here
I see you everywhere
that is how I know.... I love you
as they stand along the docks.
First class Children,
With their knitted vest's and socks.
People flee to waters side,
to witness man made's beast.
Hundreds to the thousands,
all standing at her feet.
People Cheer and people cry,
as their loved ones set sail.
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...
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...
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...