I never meant to need anything
I just want to be
I never meant to need anything
I just want to be
Will I be a page in your book? Or will you forever be the muse for these poems of misery?
September is ending
and I’m still here.
How do I stop this feeling
of dying within?
Tell me the place I’m going
before I continue to breathe.
Is there hope I’m not seeing
covered in dusty wind?
Is love existing
inside the hearts that beat?
Is faith always living
in those who believe?
I don’t know anything.
don’t start weeping
by the end of the week.
I want to hear you speak forever. Because your words your heavy. My ears fall to them like gravity. Each syllable makes me smile. You give me more reasons to appreciate breathing every single day. I curse the moments we stand apart. It drives me to wonder, who today, was blessed instead of me. You’re angelic my dear. I’ll spend the rest of my of my years drying my tongue, yelling to the world, they never deserved you. I’ll break my hand in the process writing out your beauty. There is no light in my darkness, without you.
Man is corrupted by value
Not of quantity
And not of need
But the very notion of value
In excess of natural properties
A new conception
And for actions, the notion of debt
Indebted for feeling ache and thirst
To enslavement, by this notion of payment
I really didn’t mean for this to get so dark…
Poetry Challenge – Day 260 Please Stand Behind the Yellow Line
In the tall grass, out past the fence posts
Where the wild dogs go
I remark on your pace, ‘tis so painfully slow
I seek to chase, as my heart hath been stirred
Like a hare or rare bird
I am a hunter, I declare to myself, or haven’t you heard
But you turn, and I am caught in your gaze
As you walk briskly my way
I drop to the soil, offer my tender core, and, readily, capitulate
How many things
did she have to destroy
before she destroyed herself?
- G.L. Angelone
Barring any unforeseen
pomp and circumstance,
our alluring dance shall proceed
until the stroke of twelve
beats us back to the catacombs.
We exist solely to subsist
on such flourishes, physical,
metaphysical, or otherwise.
Let it be known
that I adore the storm superimposed
against the backdrop of your love,
and I ask only that you grant me
similar pardon. In unison,
we are made hard on glassy plateaus,
which may at any moment
be shattered by our livid, lusty steps.
We intertwine so marvelously,
like a caduceus made flesh.
Your every hot, healing spurt
freshens my tongue,
your every moan hangs melodiously
in the warmth between us.
I am moved by the multitudes you contain,
and sometimes, in yearning, I become the storm,
enamored of your softness,
your receptiveness, and depth.
(The final stanza is a reworking of the final stanza of a Frank O’Hara poem, also entitled “Ode,” which was featured in “Meditations in an Emergency.”)
Under the sun you are blessed
Under the moon you are cured
Under your skin sits you sins
So you’ll have to sweat them out
“trying to find a place that i belong outside of your arms
your arms feel like home but you are home
our souls intertwined that became one
im trying to belong outside of you
i never belonged anywhere till i hugged you for the first time
i didn’t expect you to come into my life but you did
and now i don’t know what to do”
the wish of death
knocks your head
as you pass down a river
with no fish in it.
With my lowered eyes, in a forward stride
Me Left, Her Right
Kicking it like Cobra Kai
We’re like the burger, soda, fries
A perfect combination, and allows no dissemination
We talk it out then we fight
then we laugh and we cry then like a flash before your eyes
Back to back, side to side like a Cadillac
The way she rides
Never afraid to crash
As we live the fastest lives…
As we age, we reduce to coffee, water, and wine
Wake, replenish, folly to sleep
At worst, it’ll be 24 hours ‘til our next chance to feel alive.
Drugs were all that made me feel high
But the moment you said hi
Yeah, this feels right
Now as the guitar strums
The way my heart hums about you
And the beat drops the way
My heart beat stopped the first time it seen you walk
Because it knew it could no longer be without you
Even before I knew your name
When I was hit by your scent and it
Sent me somewhere ascended
Then everything changed…
Always up all night, talking, partying
Living, loving, partying and talking
We would just drive and keep going
Like there was nowhere to stop and
You never questioned me, I never questioned you
Our own world, we walked in
You set me free when we were locked in
We worked out, we’d go on runs together
We shot guns together
Clown on everyone and have fun together
We were number one together
My dad wanted me to focus on school
But I was focused on you
Your mama wanted you to dance
But you only loved to move to the records
I’d spin like a fan
Then the guitar strummed the way my heart hummed for you
And the beat dropped the way my heartbeat stopped when I was in front of you
When we’d lock, we’d make the bedrock
Like the Flinstones
We even wore each other’s gemstones
So when we were alone, we’d still feel at home…
For a moment in life, we raised the roof
In a place where love ain’t alive
We’d be the proof
We lived in a world of lies
where our love was the only truth
We could take on a hundred troops
No matter the size
When it was you and I