as you planted me in the earth.
"Grow!'" you said dutifully as you watered my roots.
"Grow!" you demanded as you stood over me, blocking the sunlight.
"Grow!" you said angrily as you walked past me to focus your attention elsewhere.
"Grow!" you said mournfully as I withered...
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?
by murky, fertile soil
the nursery for a growth that was at once
a flowering garden
a verdant forest
a steaming jungle
but always the contours conformed to your shape.
A shell of beauty, life and lust.
While it grew you directed it, drove it
Used its fragrant petals to entice...
To settle in and feast.
I tried to fight it with my sword,
Just to kill the beast.
Great care it takes to fight the beast,
And certainly great skill.
It tries to make you think it’s dead,
By lying quiet and still.
It moves around and hides away,
Like a thief into the...
The silence of when I was waiting to see my therapist, scared out of my mind, hiding the burns I left on my skin with the sleeves of my hoodie, thinking 'I shouldn't be here'.
The silence between my mom and I when I came out to her, wanting to run away and feeling my eyes...
looking anywhere but eye to eye
feigning a casualness to the request.
The truth was it wasn’t casual
The quiet seemed almost to make the walls fall away
Giving too much running room to fears about ourselves
grown large and feral and rageful at their entrapment...
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
I knew better
I put myself in this position
Just when I think I'm winning
I start losing
This game called love
It's so confusing
A vicious cycle with no conscience
No remorse, I made my choice
I sacrificed my heart
Was torn apart by feelings I let loose
It's a noose...
Seeing patterns in chaos
Rather than chaos in patterns,
Seeing status and purpose
Beyond butterfly flight.
Under any other jurisdiction,
Where majority does not rule.
Bent all out of shape?
Thinking of a square,
But being a circle
And peel my pale shoulder blades.
My tongue is a field filled with lies,
Waiting to split me open and rot my beating heart,
Shelter me I beg,
In the velvet of your palms,
Cooling my wretched scars.
Every time we ****** nothing would heal and nothing would grow, lost in forest...
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
Each and Every Night
So much do I miss you that
Each and every night as I close my eyes
My heart sees your sparkling eyes, and your smile.
So much do I want you that
Each and every night as I think of you
My heart hears your sweet whispers and your...
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
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,
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...
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...
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
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...
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
And wish it would all go away.
Those moments that creep up at night,
a periodical cycle every sleepless night.
Though months and years pass by,
the faces of the past are always nigh,
to haunt my present not quite a fright,
but thoughts that are not quite right.
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...
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...
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...
The dreams had been too deep.
The darkness surrounds me like a glove.
The sun was still asleep.
The morning air was damp and cool.
The grass was wet with dew.
I sat and drank my morning Joe,
But my thoughts were those of you.
This time of day is always quiet...
Hands on your hips
Along your iliac crests,
The curve of your gluteus maximus
And lateral hip,
One of humans greatest evolutionary museums,
Bipedal, walking towards me,
Two legs, two feet.
Heat maximising the moment.
Love or lust,
Desire and intimacy,
Mouth on the...
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...
. This is me being raw before I explode.
Leave me in peace.
How can you expect me to like you when you unknowingly fractured my own ability to stand and be confident in how I was designed to be?
I love you but I don't like you.
I need you at a healthy distance or I...
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...
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...
It bemuses me..
Doesn't amuse me.
I find it mundane..
Are you do vane to think that my world should revolve around you?
I might offend because you can't comprehend in that small mind that I actually just don't care.
I just think some peeps are pathetic...
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...
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...
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...
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...
when I shock myself turning on the light in my room, my heart stops a tad bit, and I smile because it gives me weird little giddy feelings in my stomach. A little bit of electricity like that is safe, okay, adventurous even. But when I let you closer, into my thoughts, my...
She cries each night,Never does she show her pain,Always hiding her face,How long can she stay strong?How many more days must she play along,Raw emotion in her eyes,Fear crawling up her spine as she wipes the tears,Looking down at her scars,Looking at her reflection as she hides...
were strong and firm,
But also rough as well.
He used them for the work he did,
And you could always tell.
You could see the calluses,
And all the scars and pain.
On his shirt you could also see,
Where blood had left a stain.
His work was hard and took its toll,
(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
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...
Then it can be removed
And in the ocean thrown
I need a magic spell
To weave into my soul
Wrapping it in thread
Making it feel whole
I need a magic spell
To whisper in my ear
And tell me all the beautiful words
My body longs to hear
I need a magic spell
To freeze my...
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...