Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wash away the dirt
I pick up when I fell.
Cling to my unclean self and
fight the worries that rise.
Sing a song with your peaceful patter.
Roll in the direction leading to
Shine in sunlight that finds its
way to your invisible reflection.
Hang on my window and glisten
in the overflowing light of
street lamps, cars, and bustling
I can find comfort within your
sprinkling effect; you see into
darkest hours, yet do not judge.
Life's a one trip journey in your
travel from the shadows up above.
You make your way to my room
sharing this warm fire alone
in this life for two.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
You brought a light to my darkness,
You glistened the harbors that were dim.
Went slowly through my mind.
Clearing grey skies and showing hope in this solitude
Sweat dripped mercilessly down my face.
I could not stop staring at you. I could not stop working, digging in the sand, thinking if I just dug deep enough maybe I’d see you on the other side when you had vanished.
But eventually you would. And the time we had left, crept away quicker than it had come.
The land became quieter. The floating birds drew back to their home nestled in the rocks.
But I pretended time didn’t work against what we had.
The world changed slowly when your bright illumination started to find home in places too far for me to reach.
I looked under rocks. Under the tides that rolled in. Peaked in shells. Even in the cliffs where I last saw you.
But the darkness was clear. I could sense this dusk was crisp enough to taste. The colors you once showed me. Are now moving across another face.
- Words are our outright melody and no one else is going to play the songs you feel but yourself. Let me be more esoteric....just kidding. You may ask when reading my poetry, why do I use metaphors so often? After thinking that through, I honestly don't know why. My guess would be that language, though freeing, can also be restrictive. Especially in terms of expressing ourselves in attempt to understand ourselves. I, personally, get stuck in gears sometimes and I like to expand and break through traditional understanding of the concept at hand. I like to read what I'm feeling in different forms, and see if the language can lossen up more.