Poetry Blogs (LIFE)
Brian Blanchard on RACIST? (4 hours ago)
I hurt for you,
Then, now, and my whole life through.
I hurt for him, her and the next,
For last time and this time, I’m a motherfuckin wreck.
No body knows that shit but me,
That this butterfly ain’t as free as she’d like to be.
I’ve lived this way,
It’s why I sway and sway,
I dance, in a trance,
In the dark, feel the expanse.
I've never had a choice,
But I’ve l...
Wednesday 7th April 2021 5:51 pm
Kneel before the rich black mud
the minty plants smell when bruised
she sees the double backed burden
spouting eggs into the brown tea water
shame gathers with the loaches at the bottom
as the dragonfly larvae pounce
and eat those who have just been born
the shadows hold no magic to her yet
Hands fly, she captures a creature
pulling its leg to keep it safe
Monday 15th March 2021 9:28 pm
What is it that attracts us to other human being so much we can’t breathe?
What is that gate to heaven and hell?
What is it that attracts me to you?
Eyes in the dark, like reindeers in headlights. About to live?
What was life? What was all that fear and anger? Sweat, trembling, catching breath so hopelessly.
So hopelessly lost in you. Forever....
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 1:09 am
You say I am a good person,
They say I am a bad one,
Forgetting that I am just a human being,
Just being what I am now.
Change is unstoppable, just like the flow of water,
People change, so does life,
Making sad almost all the time.
They say you are the one with wisdom,
I can only see you as the one with regret.
"Life is beautiful" as you state,
So why it becomes so hard living like ...
Wednesday 24th February 2021 6:08 pm
"You have been here a few days now",
"Since Saturday", she replied
"And why did you come in here?"
"Because I attempted suicide"
She didn't have any worries,
She wasn't sad or happy,
It was blank, emotionless state,
Nothing to do, nothing got her interest,
Now been quite a few time living through this noiseless rhyme,
It was like a vegetative state, living in her mi...
Friday 19th February 2021 6:15 pm
I know, somewhere, on the other side of the Universe,
An alien man and an alien woman seek
Love. Light could not guide their course –
They did not have eyes; they could not see.
They had genuine intentions, they always did,
A family or whatever it is called there.
They would count every single beat
Of their hearts if they could only hear.
They were married. They would nev...
Wednesday 17th February 2021 12:13 am
No more asking of “what” and “why”;
As always, silence replaces the weeping.
I keep repeating that you are not alive,
But you are not dead either, you are just sleeping.
I hear your steps on the staircase,
Your voice rushes in, then, the smell of your hair.
You smile at me, and I look through your face
As the cold of eternity fills up the air
And rests on the lifeless face ...
Wednesday 17th February 2021 12:11 am
When your soul returns to Ras Dashen many years from now,
Time will stop to acknowledge your final descent.
Time will give no pardon. Time will take no vow.
As a child again, you will walk through the land.
At the mountain foot olive trees are the same;
They were guarding your peace from below and above.
When the world seemed unfair – this is where you came,
This is where you...
Tuesday 16th February 2021 11:59 pm
Empty of its audience, red, plush velvet seats;
Sorrowful, in mourning.
No more echoes of applause,
the opening of a grandeur curtain,
Just a ghostly appearance,
Breathing in the past.
Dusty stage lights,
Costumes bleeding out their vibrany; silently decaying.
What do you call a stage
without a captivating drama?
Wednesday 10th February 2021 11:44 pm
Climb the steps, one by one
Feel the breeze refresh me
Hands can nearly touch the sun
Golden rays drip down around me
Love and splendour encases my heart
With the world shining out all its glory
A brand new day, a glimmering start
New beginnings, new days, new story
Top of the slide, secure on the mat
Fluttering lungs fill up with excitement
The world whizz...
Monday 8th February 2021 8:44 pm
I don't hate you. I love you.
I hate myself.
I hate myself for putting up with the abuse.
I hate myself for wasting so many years with someone I have to continually beg to love me.
I hate myself for believing the mental abuse.
I hate myself for feeling sad everytime you cuss at me. Everytime you belittle me. Everytime you embarrass me.
Everytime you let others disrespect me.
Saturday 6th February 2021 5:34 pm
Today's blog is a poem (well, two poems actually) where there are two versions of the poem and I have not yet been able to settle my feelings about which version 'wins'. I feel like there should stay two versions of it.
Version 1 – Personal
If Life will be what it has to be,
And Death will come when it comes,
And all the moments that I breathe
Happiness still is mine to give myself...
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 12:39 am
I am the real deal, and so are you.
But what is the real deal?
Is it all of the cards we're given
Or the purpose of absolutely everything?
Or is it the sum of both?
We are the real deal
And we are finding out what that is.
Tuesday 26th January 2021 8:32 am
Hold on to the dream,
of you and me,
in air and sea.
After all the drama,
a lifetime of battle scars,
it's still you and me,
for all eternity.
Monday 25th January 2021 7:44 pm
Who am I?
Who knows? not I !
Perhaps, I'll find out
when I die
When in the ground
cross armed I lie
the congregation spy
Will friends & family
Or, perhaps pretend
and also lie?
Will I hear truths
I now deny?
Or, will they say
'Oh! What a guy!'
Will happy thoughts
of times gone by
Just turn to thoughts
Sunday 24th January 2021 11:31 am
Don’t say a word for now…
There is nothing to say
that we haven’t already said…
Walk with me for a while…
From here to nowhere…
Close your eyes…
Trust my hand…
There is nothing to see
that we haven’t already seen…
Nothing to hear
that we haven’t already heard…
Nothing to fear…
No horizon line where to scape…
No unfulfilled dreams to cha...
Friday 22nd January 2021 1:36 am
I drink the elixir of your words
to calm my nerves,
to hear the crunch of leaves
on my way to brighter days,
to see another creative soul
soar above the chaos of a broken life,
to witness corrosion
turn to gold,
to prolong the beauty of this moment,
Friday 15th January 2021 5:13 pm
Stepped outside the Big White Room
Closed the door behind me
Needing to see where I belong,
Trying to feel familiarity.
Writer’s block is brutal
-A stab in the back from loyalty.
Needless to say I lost myself
Trampled by a monotonous society.
Tuesday 12th January 2021 9:50 pm
I would Love to get a Feel
For the Scope of Your Argument
A sense of the Depth
The Sake of the Grip
Your Persuasiveness and Pulsation
Nasty Crude and Bitter Hateful Reports
Mean and Niggardly
Soap and Clasp
Fine and Kind
Monday 11th January 2021 6:02 pm
How many people have it all and want more?
Just one more toffee from the box
Or one more lady to make love to
Or a car 10 miles per hour faster
Is the grass always greener?
Step over the fence to see
There’s no way back over tho
Make a choice and away you go
Cross your fingers it’s better
Are all people like this?
May I look inside their heads?
Sunday 10th January 2021 10:12 pm
Don't ever let anyone convince you
to not share your soul songs.
The weaponized words
they hurl towards you,
are formed from
their own insecurities.
You get one shot,
in this time and space,
crabs in a bucket,
and a host of other cliches,
determined to control
your creative mind.
Give in to dark energy,
and you become it.
Rise above it.
Tuesday 5th January 2021 2:22 pm
Back seat kisses,
long walks in the woods,
sunbathing on the beach,
talking for hours,
slow dancing to George Straight songs,
making love until dawn,
falling asleep in each other’s arms...
behind the sheer curtain of my mind,
found in a bottle
Monday 4th January 2021 4:29 am
He flung the rope
over a branch of a tree
And fluttering down
came a few dead leaves
He watched them rest
upon the cold, crisp earth
And cursed his mother
For his wasted birth
This year of pandemic
Had him stripped to the bone
Made him jobless & useless
A bear in his home
Frustration begat anger
And anger begat fear
Unable to provide
Friday 1st January 2021 1:24 pm