Rudyard Kooistra on
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latest tears not necessary
descending like ripe apples
hapless hints of discontent
the dew sunlight dapples
I remember when we met
calf with a hint of muscle
smile like morphine drops
amid a mad festive bustle
not a gratuitous weeping
eyes dry as desert dunes
she swayed like Salome
irrespective of the tunes
veils swathe damp eyes
Saturday 19th June 2021 10:57 am
women always a problem
never knew my own mind
happy to get what I could
you the best I could find
chains rattle in your eyes
I'm drowning in your malice
fate led me to your clutches
drink this poisoned chalice
you left me black and blue
sub-human and perplexed
wondering where you were
what punch coming next
little self-esteem to begin
Tuesday 15th December 2020 11:05 am
You need hope to see a future
Without that there's only despair
That's the lesson you taught me
When you told me you didn't care
There was no tomorrow in your eyes
Only dead ashes from yesterday
There was no tomorrow in your eyes
My future's upped and flown away
Our journey's come to to dead end
I'm backed up against a concrete wall
Even now I'm hoping again...
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 10:56 am
It seems only yesterday we were fine
How I yearned for the feel of your mouth
Your every touch would set me on fire
Whether north west east or south
The sight of smoke on the horizon
Haunts me now when I look back
For it was over yonder hill we flourished
Before my thoughts turned so black
That dark column taunts my tortured eyes
Acrid embers still fly off in ...
Thursday 13th August 2020 10:44 am
In those eyes, tears do brim
All a-quiver are your lips
I've done wrong again
The latest of many slips
I rack my brains for reasons
Did I omit my morning kiss?
Or fail to hail your daily bloom?
What critical need did I miss?
As the baby's due next month
I'm watching my p's and q's
Skating on thin eggshells
Pandering to your mute clues
Then it dawn...
Thursday 16th July 2020 12:38 pm
The world through a net curtain
Since the blood vessel burst in my eye
A Jackson Pollock of dark splatter
Swirling and whirling like oil on water
Swooping and looping like dragons
Drifting in ancient skies
One good eye doing the work of two
And suddenly you are vulnerable
Knowing that losing that one too
Would be blindness waiting to happen
So you ...
Thursday 18th June 2020 2:33 pm
Floaters - Poem by Marie
I have big dark floaters in my eyes interfering with my vision
the optician said its old age, from which there's no remission
I remember when I was twenty I could see for miles ahead
Now these eyes are not like mine, imposter's in my head
I sat there and I got through the eye tests only to be told
You need to wear bifocals. I picked some trendy glasses
Tuesday 21st January 2020 11:22 pm
can explain my
coarsened hands made so unsteady
muffled heart beat - louder, heavy
trusting eyes fallen too quickly
an impish grin
Thursday 26th December 2019 3:04 am
No one else can judge me
Only God who reads hearts
People have abused me
When I reach fake of the facts
If you believe you're the master
And you can judge and lead
Surely you lose the only factor
That keeps you faithful indeed
Leave me alone fair and simple
I have to forget tens of lies
You should break your false temple
Wake up please .. open your e...
Saturday 6th April 2019 8:20 pm
Lovely smiles at early morning,
Poetic voice says: “Hello”
Shiny eyes yearning look.
Asking happily “How are you?”
When did we met and where!
Few years ago, may be more
It was crowded party there
When she shines out of the door
We had a table, but no talk
Merrily smile, she looks shy
Asked timidly can we walk?
I shook hands, then walk...
Friday 1st March 2019 2:52 pm
Are you sure you want to know
the story behind my sad eyes?
Can you handle truth
buried in lies?
left for dead.
Still, I raise my
Hoping against all odds
for love and a warm bed.
Tuesday 12th February 2019 4:41 am
Don't wear contact lenses
Your eyes are my Ocean
Let me feel your lovely senses
And see you my Queen.
Don't use makeup material
Just be same as you are
Rosy cheeks are really natural
looks for me as star.
Don't cut your shiny hair
I love it to become so long
Set free your hair to air
And let me enjoy the song.
Monday 11th February 2019 6:14 pm
A look clear into a pretty girls eyes
clear hard water forced down your optic nerve
the abyss of beauty deep and cold looks back.
Like that mirror stare when an odd flicker calls you back for more.
Friday 3rd August 2018 12:26 am
I had been feeling sad and lonely. I decided to go back into the past and visit my childhood home. When I arrived, my sister, mother, and brother were sitting at the kitchen table having a meal. I walked in and said, “Hello.” They welcomed me warmly and asked, “How have you been?”
In a short while my Father joined us and demanded to know, “Why are you here?” I was taken aback and said, “I’m lon...
Thursday 12th April 2018 4:30 pm
His stormy blue eyes
Mesmerized many women
But they sparked for her
Tuesday 6th March 2018 10:27 pm
Have you ever felt the joy of looking at the clear sky?
Lying down on the ground flat
Trying to measure its limitlessness
Have your ever felt the joy of looking at the drops of rain?
Falling down, making a puddle
Seeing a spectrum of colors form over the surface
Have you ever felt the joy of looking at the uncountable stars at night?
Capturing the exact moment when
You can see them t...
Wednesday 17th January 2018 4:15 pm
This rumination came from growing awareness of my mortality which, in turn, is generated and measured by the expanding list of things once given or assumed that, alas, are no longer possible.
How shall I talk to you, my friend?
How should I regard you
(and will I care)
as you grow ever older before my gaze
while I stay young?
Who are you? Dare I look on yo...
Monday 15th January 2018 2:33 pm
Passions of the Soul
Like a lighthouse set on rocky shores
we gaze at the world within our sight
with scant regard for any cause;
indifferent as the mosquito's flight,
and chatter gaily over tea or beer
on friendship, crime, or the next career.
But I am ego: I stand alone,
a moral agent in time and tide.
With resolution I keep my own
counsel; hermit-like, my thou...
Sunday 15th October 2017 1:50 pm
by : Mirza Sharafat Hussain
Tere janey ke baad hawayein beyqaraar
Khushk aabshar , fizayein sogwaar
To suno meri udaas aankhon ka raaz
Kisi ki yadun me meri aahein girftaar
Ye itna parayapan achanak na guzrey
Tere paas aate hi bahein sharamsaar
Rotey kuch mei ne bhi mangha hai rab se
Pyase labu se meri duayein ashkbaar
Tuesday 29th August 2017 5:20 am
a wild horse
which is free
free to go
to go everywhere
to run away
or to stay
in the eyes
you are my rider
the person whom my heart
chose to not live without
you make it tame
my heart is not as wild as it was
I feel each step
through my hooves
the hard hooves
which were infrangible
Sunday 16th April 2017 3:37 pm
Instead of your eyes, I see only warmth,
I feel only heat from the heart that you hold.
Inside those great pools of a deep, liquid hearth,
My own eyes seek shelter from the cruel in the world.
Instead of your lips, I see only my future,
All the stories ready to spill from your mouth, they unravel.
There it holds the embers of a pink, raging fire,
There it holds me, hypnot...
Tuesday 14th March 2017 5:10 am
Back in 1995 I seem to have been a whole lot angrier than I am today! And more lost. But there's certainly some energy here.
Lost when your eyes are too wide,
lost when the sky
shouts high notes
when it should be whispering;
lost when the fires die.
Lost when complete strangers
give you the finger and grin,
or when the beer and the noise stop
Sunday 12th February 2017 2:55 pm
Those eyes never quite starring me down but only judging me worse.
Something or someone of within faith to rely on.
What is relying? Sounds more like lying over and over again.
You just wanted a better image.
Who dare tarnish your preusous beauty.
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 12:18 pm
Just like any man,
Going through heartbreak.
Just like any man,
Feeling the weight of his mistakes.
Nothing other than a man,
Who has fallen in love.
Nothing other than a man,
Whose heart cannot be absolved.
I am a man alone in my bed,
Thinking of you with a sigh.
I am a man alone in my bed,
Crying over the color of your eyes.
Thursday 23rd June 2016 9:27 pm
you had knocked on my door that evening
with nature wrapped in plastic
you in your gorgeous suit
with your gorgeous eyes
but not the eyes that were mine
you spoke the words that your heart could only shout
and the pour of admiration coming out of your gorgeous eyes
was too much for me to take
(in my mirror I saw a stick
an odd shape, not one hint of sun;
in your mirror you saw heave...
Sunday 15th May 2016 12:51 am
Never sure what to expect.
Never quite aware.
It has been eons and we are still here,
Like nothing ever happened.
With eyes blissfully shut,
And the ritual keeps on.
The soul shines on within,
The flesh is wearing thin.
Where there is no love,
There mustn't be life.
What is this weird dream I am in?
Thursday 14th April 2016 5:58 pm
Gaze into the mirror
at the face behind the mask
and wonder if it's really you,
or don’t you dare to ask?
Who can know what lies beyond
the mirrors fragile face,
reflections of another life;
another time or place?
Touch the chill upon the glass
and see a tiny ripple,
was it real or in your mind,
did it really feel so supple?
Gaze into empty eyes...
Friday 18th September 2015 2:00 am
What sad weary eyes we have
that see, in all the world,
such poverty and pointless pain.
Would not the sunlight bathe upon it
if we simply look again?
For the eye of the beholder
may choose the depth of tint
we see, through a rose coloured lens.
A hint of fanciful forms,
as they filter the rays they sense.
From beneath the haze
of the shimmering sun,
Monday 27th July 2015 7:50 pm
My glasses are part of me
They are simple and not flashy
I shall wear them with pride
They are fashionable and worldwide
Many colours and styles to choose
It is always nice to hear honest views
I don’t need them on when I am in bed
They come off as not glued to my head
I always feel lost without my glasses
Missing all those admiring glances
I like being able...
Tuesday 14th July 2015 4:33 pm
When my hands begin to tremble
You’ll place your hand in mine
When my eyes become hollow
That you’ll gaze into them
When I’m at a loss for words
You’ll kiss me so the silence
Can speak for the both of us.
Saturday 14th February 2015 7:18 pm
And a thousand eyes smile for those who know what love is.
Such a smile could never be traced over lips.
For lips they show emotion as gates to guarded words.
As barriers to the unspoken breath.
But the eyes, the eyes, the eyes, the eyes.
Are not indulged such a protection.
Shining silently like stars.
A light adorns their gentleness.
Tuesday 10th February 2015 12:58 am
(‘Ask me why and I’ll spit in your eye’ - The Smiths)
Pinch the rogue flesh slipping from my jeans,
Dig each thumb and forefinger into my hand,
Scratch me with that caress and turn when I blush,
Let the fire wash over my face whilst pretending not to realise.
Leave me be even though our legs are intertwined,
Please leave me be even though our mouths talk and share,
Leave me be even thou...
Saturday 4th October 2014 6:20 pm
Through the window
a star less night,
only gloom and stillness.
Across the clearing
a pair of red
They seem to
float through the
fear, the horror!
I close my
eyes afraid to
look. Afraid of
what I might see!
Tuesday 9th July 2013 4:35 pm
Take a look into my eyes,
And maybe we will find
that between you and me
It's the way that love should be.
She told me I had beautiful eyes
her heart said friends
and her mouth did too...
and my mind's confused now I'm not with you.
See I can be the best friend that I have been for years
or I can be the guy that can hold you near.
But I can't be this.
You said you don...
Saturday 15th October 2011 11:50 pm
Eyes are blue
Eyes are green
Eyes are true
Eyes are mean
Eyes are bright
Give the light
Eyes are black
Like the night
Eyes are cold
Eyes are warm
Eyes are angry
Like a storm
Eyes are kind
Eyes are blind
Eyes are evil
Eyes of devil
Eyes are hungry
Eyes of walls
Eyes are empty
Eyes of dolls
Tuesday 11th January 2011 7:21 pm