Poetry Blogs (2020, Broken heart)
My gums are bleeding again.
There’s a stack of papers that need attention
But I can’t find my glasses.
My truck is making that funny noise.
I sleep too late
Because no one wakes me.
I don’t write
I feel it’s all been said.
I find I’m repeating myself
No one takes me seriously
Your point’s been made:
I am selfish and fickle,
Sunday 10th May 2020 4:55 am
Michelangelo said the work of art awaited him beneath the slab of marble, merely for him to uncover it. In my own small way I understand that as I write these days. The poem I know is possible waits patiently at the other side across a murky divide and with luck and patience maybe I can reach it, reveal it.
Here is one I wrote about a barbecue years ago in the small town where I lived.
Friday 8th May 2020 11:43 pm
Every notification I wish it to be yours
They are supposed to be are they not?
For you make me feel what I want so desperately
Then, why do you lie and make me uselessly dream?
I believe you told me "let's continue being weird"
But a stranger is what you have become
You pop up in my mind without any alarms
But the feeling has me all fuzzy and warm.
Giddy in spirit, I'll tell you why
Friday 8th May 2020 8:23 am
What do you do when the person that once brought you love brings you nothing but pain.
What do you do when the person you gave your heart too took it and threw it away.
What do you do when your heart beats so fast it feels like it is coming out of your chest.
And the love you once had starts to change into tears and hate.
And that person that once brought you comfort and made you feel...
Friday 10th April 2020 6:43 pm
The first time I saw you, your mouth held no words.
I would take you out and watch you marvel at the birds.
Your awkward waddle would bring me smiles.
There was peace in my life holding you as we walked for miles.
The screaming, the crying, the testing,
The laughing, the hugging, the learning.
As I helped you grow, and loved every moment.
Even the ones that involved your excrement.
Saturday 13th April 2019 9:19 pm
for you to literally sit in front of a motherfucker and to have blood on you and to be shaking so bad and tears streaming down your face and snot coming out of your nose and spit running out of your mouth with bruises still on your legs and arms from your last encounter and the person you are sitting in front of still not give a damn and still somehow make an excuse for leaving you as though it's ...
Sunday 11th March 2018 1:51 am
Maybe instead of not being enough,
I was just far too much
Maybe instead of a broken heart,
he left me so I could have a new start
Maybe instead of “being left”,
I was just being pushed one step ahead
Maybe he was the one with problems,
and he walked away to go and solve ‘em
So instead of crying over you,
I will say “Thank you”...
Because what ...
Monday 5th March 2018 9:41 am
where were you all this while
when i lost my smile
when i was lost
when my heart got tossed.
when all the world walked away
left me alone to stay
when i was all alone
they turned my heart into stone.
when i felt my life been drawn out
all i did was scream and shout
with no one to hear me out
it left me short and stout.
everywhere i walked
Monday 26th February 2018 1:13 pm
I think I hung myself in your tears
Yeah, the other day I realised
One noose, one tear drop - same shape.
I choked on the salt of it
eternally thirsty now
When they fell from your eyes
they looked like showers of broken glass
How I wished I could have swallowed that instead
I think that would hurt less
I’ve got 6 bruises, 7 cuts, 3 scars
I’m still counting.
Sunday 11th February 2018 2:21 am
I can’t tell you.
But last night, you entered my chest
for play, some kind of game, like ‘Operation’
and then I couldn’t sleep
I jolted – shivered – jerked – quirked,
now my eyes don’t close
and my body is a pulse,
you tiptoed across my ribcage,
leaving foot prints enlaced by landmines,
you slept on my lungs,
short wired my arteries,
you clipped the circuits of my ...
Wednesday 27th September 2017 2:10 am
Another one from the past, circa 2000. Definatly a bit teenage angst-y, and funnily i can't remeber who this was written about now. They must have been important at the time though!
The feeling in my chest,
Is one I’ve felt before.
All so easy to notice,
Not so easy to ignore.
It tightens up your breathing,
Chills the veins into your heart,
Was that my soul just leaving?
Saturday 15th October 2016 12:24 pm
I’m pretty sure there were tulips in her eyes,
I shouted “Fire! Fire!”,
She took off her sunglasses,
She saw sunrise.
Now I know it, there was a darling rose in her blush,
A honey dew in her stare
But they told me “beware, beware!”
“Have you not been warned of ‘primrose way’?”
Now I felt it, there were dandelions on her lips…
Make a wish, make a wish!
Thursday 4th August 2016 12:32 pm
Someone's sowed pins and needles into her lips.
Thursday 11th February 2016 2:32 am
There, seated at one of the bleachers,
Far distant from me, nineteen meters.
There, a girl before you,
Like a piece of a broken tableau.
For me, it was likely,
A vision, pain with no remedy,
Loud laughs, so clear in view,
Nineteen meters away, such a milieu.
Just heartful days ago,
The pair of your eyes never forego,
What was seen in the sight of me,
Monday 9th November 2015 4:09 pm
Astray that had gone far
Blemishing his /her soul
With Sin's tar,
Puts a broken heart
On the altar,
S/he could enjoy
Win a higher place
In His face
Than a devotee,
In his/her deed,
Who oft mount
A spiritual war
Devil's way to bar.
It is with
A broken heart
Hanged by the right
Of Jesus Christ
Tuesday 15th September 2015 7:51 am
You sent me a dear john letter today
That was cover in poison ivy
I knew in that moment
My world was about to end.
As I open the letter with shaking hands
With anxiety filling my lungs
My darkest fears was realize
As I read the blood ink words.
You've met someone else
Someone better than me
But I couldn't believe
The evil that was going on behind close doors.
Laying in bed
Thinking of you
You're in bed
Friday 27th February 2015 3:37 am
"I'm sorry" is not enough
For all the selfish things I said to you
And taking your love for granted
And always pushing you away.
The rain poured so hard that night
Police cars and flashing lights
You're at home in the clouds
Towering over my head.
I found you lying there
Your body kissing the ground
Broken and fragile
Your blood is forever stained on my hands.
You know I wasn't p...
Wednesday 18th February 2015 4:33 am
Fragments of my heart began to scatter like narrowed tears,
Foraging the pieces to corrade together, 'till the very near.
I frech as I hear the boastful brontides approach
Agonously attempting to grasp on to my unconvienent hopes.
My eyes are discerpted, bleeding tears of remorse
Time had fleered me from its natural habitat
Balefully, it mocked my optimistic ways
Sunday 5th October 2014 1:37 am
Guided by the faintest of light
Though the world casts its shadows
They kept their dreams alive. People stop and judge them
For what I just don't know
But they keep travelling on
Though they've got no place to go. Love brought them together
Pain has torn them apart
Just two lost souls in the darkness
Joined together through a broken heart. ...
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 8:12 pm
I worked into exhaustion,
Then I finally saw,
I was born to write,
And so walked out the door.
I fell in love,
With a perfect female,
But I boarded a train,
And so we derailed.
I finally see it,
My stupid brain,
Knows what it wants,
And takes it away.
Thursday 12th August 2010 10:08 pm