Poetry Blogs (2014, hope)
Nicola Beckett on Family Of Four (8 hours ago)
I am not a fool for loving you.
I am not a fool for trusting you.
I am not a fool for giving you
everything that I had.
A fool is not what I am
and a fool is who I shall not be.
It is what you've become
in this situation.
You are the fool for not loving me
the way I deserved to be loved.
You are the fool for not being
the man that you needed to be.
You are the fool for letting me g...
Sunday 21st December 2014 12:57 am
The sun is always there
you used to say
there behind the clouds
waiting to break through.
I hung on those words.
And now I wish you were here
so that I could show you
how outside the rain’s been falling
for longer than I remember
day after day after day
and the skies are grey and heavy
the streets run with water
the fine clothes we were so proud of
Monday 1st December 2014 8:45 pm
All sides, when darkness me envelop
Hopelessly, when unthinkable seems hope
A chimera, when the abyss
With saw-like teeth yawns
Expectant me to drop,
To cling on, to cross over
There is a tight rope
God-for a single second
That doesn't stop
To emerge atop
Up all problems that pop!
Sunday 23rd November 2014 2:04 pm
I still cant find you, looking around and you're not here.
You're lost in this word, and Im here on my knees.
But until that time, I'll sit and wait, and hope tomorrow brings a brand new day.
And maybe then, I'll get the chance, to look around and hold your hand.
To see your face, to make you glad....
Wednesday 19th November 2014 6:03 pm
I sit outside and smoke and stare.
At all the people who pass me there.
They do not wave, they do not smile.
Why won't they come and talk a while?
They pass me by without a care.
I watch them go and wonder where.
I go inside and think of them.
But they of me? Not now or then.
Tuesday 11th November 2014 9:55 am
I arose to a light each day
No fret nor fear
Light was my heart each day
No burden of tomorrow
Swift was the awakening
And thus came the end
For the warm and friendly optimist
Maybe it was dust was buried
Or the earth that swallowed
The oh so promising optimist
Cries went unheard
Of a life endangered
By the swallowing ignorance
And the engulfing endeavors
Lasting only so long
Saturday 8th November 2014 6:37 pm
My poor dear brother,
I don't know you
and you don't know me.
Your name is Robert.
My name is Crystal.
You were born on march 4th,
and I was born on March 14th.
You are three years older,
and i am three years younger.
But, my poor dear brother,
Although we don't know much
bout each other, I somehow still feel close to you
and I know that someday we'll meet again.
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 2:51 am
When you find that day
that moment when,
when you realize you're just an mistake.
That your shine you thought you had
has been ripped away from your soul.
Your eyes begin to shed of tears.
When you find that day
that moment when,
when you realize you're worth
as much as a penny that's been tossed away.
Your scaring then becomes an healing
for just that one moment.
And when you find tha...
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 2:33 am
Frozen sighs shadow thick,
Fire heaving through the giants teeth,
Her silk dress gliding gently, serene,
Eyes beating like drums on Winter Eve.
He quells her silent tears,
Caressing her sea of particles,
Eliminating the smudges wept across her jaw,
For her eyes spilled a thousand written articles.
"Beauty, beauty is within and without,"
He articulates, palm leveling her ...
Sunday 5th October 2014 1:26 am
Swept away by these waves of confusion,
Iam now stranded in the island of chaos.
Just yesterday I was dreamily looking into the horizon;
Peacefully sailing in my boat of bliss.
I didn't see that big wave coming,
I didn't hear the roar of thunder,
I couldn't smell the storm.
And now Iam all alone in this strange wilderness;
I see no light,I can f...
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 7:21 am
Empty boxes now unpacked,
I pretty sure I left with more.
A new house with new memories,
But an old house with bare floors.
Still there's promise in the air,
And potential in the frame.
Perhaps here I will thrive,
I know it can't be the same.
Sunday 20th July 2014 9:55 am
I sat upon a cold creek bank,
I often do this when I think,
Or ponder over the deeper things,
Like, "what does the future bring?"
Now, the water seldom answers back,
So I sit there, listen, and relax,
And let my mind wander off,
To other shores and other thoughts,
But today the water heard my cry,
And decided, though I don't know why,
To take interest in a lost man's plight,
Friday 27th June 2014 10:59 am
I must admit that I usually do a few, short and simple poems a day. There is nothing wrong with this, and I normally do, and will most likely continue, to write in this manner. But when I woke up today, seeing as it was my off day, I thought I might try something outside of my comfort zone. And so I wrote the longest poem that I have ever written (not so long by most standards, but long for me). I...
Friday 27th June 2014 10:49 am
The teachers told him not to dream too big,
That his talents lay somewhere other than Arithmetic,
That English would never be so kind,
As to reveal its secrets to his young mind,
That History was better served,
By someone who could steer its curves,
That Science was a distant star,
So he shouldn't try to reach too far.
Maybe because he was so slow,
He didn't listen to them blow,
Friday 27th June 2014 8:08 am
Time rolls round too fast for me these days,
it feels like a hurricane though once just a breeze
there are days when that is a blessing to be sure,
when pain dominates and I just want to slam close the door
but then another comes when the sky returns to bright blue
and I get to thinking there is still so much yet to do…
That's when I get busy and the urgency starts to r...
Wednesday 18th June 2014 10:00 pm
Wednesday's Child, I kept you
At the length of an arm
I hope I didn't cause you any harm.
Guilt ridden, I look at you now
As brave as a full grown man
But just a child, unflinching
Batting away each challenge
That comes your way.
Wednesday's Child, your spirit
Knows no bounds, full of woe?
I don't think so. No.
Full of resilience and strength
Sunday 15th June 2014 8:39 pm
Her & Bear
There was once a girl with a Teddy Bear
The teddy bear was part of her
They played, they cuddled they had such fun
They’d sing and dance and laugh and run
And then one day she met a boy
Who wished to take care of her toy
She loved that boy with all her heart
She always thought they’d never part
The boy was mean he hurt the bear
Saturday 24th May 2014 1:27 am
Home By Christmas
I fear I let my feelings rule my head,
that you would have no trouble getting leave.
You would be home by Christmas as they said.
All through the Autumn, sleeping cold in bed,
I dreamt of all our marriage would achieve.
I fear I let my feelings rule my head.
Not since the day that both of us were wed
had we missed carols, sung that holy eve.
You would be home by Ch...
Wednesday 14th May 2014 2:15 pm
Time to sever all alliances
shades dark which depict
No purpose those serve
and independence restrict
Had my share of amends
beliefs now must uphold
Fix impending glitches
skewed life thus remold
All of robbed past verve
it’s time now to beget
Seek out fresher vistas
sans cause for any upset
In environs carved out
Wednesday 16th April 2014 12:57 am
Now nearly at the cusp of finding logic to the dare
With expended all vigor and resources in despair
Past forte banked upon has since proven wrong
Heart though persistent, head tells to move along
Most of earlier envisaged is contrarily turning about
Staunchest of old values now cast many a doubt
Notwithstanding abilities, I feel isolated and prone
Thursday 10th April 2014 4:33 pm
Some day in the future
dawn will break again
None be grudges nursed
or space for any disdain
Where vales be pristine
living modest and plain
Wednesday 12th February 2014 5:34 pm
At core of it all is yearning
to someone similar belong
Another there to relate to
and walk distances along
Bond in sort of perpetuity
till infinitum which extends
Joyous in times favorable
supportive in nasty bends
Tolerant of most nuances
offering emotional bind
Forever whetting intellect
as stimulus for the mind
Thursday 6th February 2014 1:13 pm