Poetry Blog by Jordyn Elizabeth
Robert Haigh on Rage (8 days ago)
Look at you
Hiding in the safety of your home.
Guarding all the charm you hold from curious eyes
Locked away inside four hollow walls.
The fear eats at you
Tearing away all that you are
Flesh by flesh
It devours you until it becomes you.
It's been years since I've had the pleasure of laughing beside you.
My soul misses yours.
This isn't protecting your...
Saturday 19th September 2020 2:55 am
The words I yearn to say are stuck inside my chest,
Burried deeply under all that is unpleasant.
To write much more than I already have urges me to feel.
I often wonder how those around me navigate the world without writing down all that they stumble upon.
I have never known what it feels like to be numb to passion or anything in relation to.
In sorrow I drown and in love I always plummet ...
Thursday 17th September 2020 5:54 am
To taste the slightest bit of you
Would be nothing short of thrilling.
Though chasing such ambitions would be caving in to evil.
One taste is never enough to quench the thirst of fleshy desires. Temptations lurk around every corner, begging to be fed with immediate attention.
Avoid it all together,
The only thing to come from what claws at our emotions is destruction.
But this I cannot ...
Friday 11th September 2020 10:32 pm
A Staccato burst of energy kick-starts my heart, fueling energy from inside, the splitting sound of a guitar sends shivers up my spine.
Each chord is an electric roar connecting me to the song.
And so it begins,
A feeling of joy that one can not fully express,
It's another level of ecstasy and it cannot be contained.
Speakers blare that metal sound rattling the marrow in my bones, I belie...
Wednesday 9th September 2020 2:58 am
She tries to recover her composure and regain self control.
Each time she loses her temper, havoc wreaks upon her soul.
She feels too deeply to suppress the intensity under the surface.
Her anger has no limit, her voice has no purpose.
Fingers point as she is the only one to blame
Guilt holds her under, drowning her in shame.
For such madness there must be a potion
She's at it again los...
Monday 7th September 2020 6:01 am
How long has your beautiful soul been wandering the great unknown?
Out of nowhere your kind heart has taken hold of mine.
Somewhere beyond the starry night you reside.
Can you feel the overwhelming tension creep up as you sleep?
In between cold sheets I am choked by the feeling until I am wide awake longing in the dark
I ask myself
How can you miss a stranger?
Abusrd to even suggest an id...
Friday 4th September 2020 4:17 am
He couldn't say how he really felt
Maybe because he was scared.
Scared of the way it felt so easy
It all just seemed to flow so smoothly Towards all that is equitable.
If his heart had a say it would leap from his chest and chase opportunity as it appeared.
But it was his fears that spoke instead.
Ringing in his ear were voices of deceit.
They scoffed at him and mocked him loudly.
Tuesday 1st September 2020 2:37 am
A war has been waged between my mind and my heart.
At fault is my flesh as it is loud and dangerous. I continue to find myself consumed by it's cries. I question your existence as much as I question your love. No matter your grace I still feel dirty. Doubt weighs heavy on my chest, igniting endless confusion.
Though I long to heal wounds of the broken, a good person I am not.
I may reach o...
Sunday 30th August 2020 10:15 pm
The world was at peace
And I myself was at peace
So I sat for a moment
How long it would all last
Seemingly almost perfect
I had never experienced such blissful contentment before.
I could get used to the silence like this,
What a rare thought for me to have.
But who could resist?
From the warm breeze kissing my skin to
The tickle of fresh grass.
I was alone once again
Thursday 27th August 2020 4:07 am
Loneliness emerges from the depths of my being and swallows me whole.
No mercy is shown to the one who swims aimlessly in despair.
A shadow, all alone I scream my troubling thoughts into the void.
Yet I am not heard.
Without a fight I am taken hostage to an island of solitary chaos.
"It must not be that bad" I say "You harbor your feelings until they explode into pointless metaphors across ...
Tuesday 25th August 2020 4:07 pm
I heard you were thinking about giving in.
Your heart is broken and your faith paper thin.
Weapons down you surrender before the win.
Lift up your face, let me wipe the tears from your chin.
Through the tides of life you roll
Cracked and bruised it's taken a toll
You're so empty inside and long to feel whole.
Bring me close so I can patch your weary soul.
You speak stumbling over...
Monday 24th August 2020 4:08 am
In the dark
But not asleep
To my right
You left me
Tears drop slow
Caress the silky
Fill the void
Thursday 20th August 2020 3:52 am
When the silence is loud and smothering I put on a pot
I settle into the nearest chair and call up my friend Regret.
He’s an old ally I don’t know how to live without.
I offer him a cup as we play a game of catch up.
The scent fills the room around us, then I melt into my mug.
He does most of the talking as I listen in pained focus.
Bitter coffee burns my lips and I swallow down the steaming...
Monday 17th August 2020 2:49 am
*This is something I wrote during lockdown. It's a bit different than what I'd normally post. I'm not sure what I could turn it into but I wanted to share it here if anyone would like to read.*
The moon was a chrome silhouette perfectly hung behind dull clouds. Trees rustled beyond the entrance luring closer an innocent victim.
How could one not venture further into the gates of the...
Sunday 16th August 2020 3:36 am
From where I sat in the safety of my home, I could have sworn the Earth was speaking.
The wind whistled a tune through the cracks of the hollow walls resembling the sound of an old pan flute.
Dark cranky clouds rolled over the blue revealing a grey atmosphere as drops of rain fell from above painting the asphalt in splatters.
Just then the sky erupted into a thunderous song roaring fro...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 1:06 am
We're on the edge of a broken prayer,
My faith is held between the tips of my fingers.
I search for a reason to just hang on, but the feeling burns deeply.
With only a flick all of this could be gone.
The clutches of uncertainty are too tight, too much.
Our future remains a questonable haze in front of me.
The past we share becomes more clear than what could ever be.
Monday 27th July 2020 7:13 pm
His words like the ocean so full of depth not a thing was shallow about his work.
Each verse ran smooth with a profound sort of swagger one couldn't resist.
She could easily get lost in descriptive metaphors and she often did.
Her mouth quoting his intelligent thoughts and memorizing stanzas till late. She longed for the conversation behind each piece.
What inspires the writer insi...
Friday 24th July 2020 5:30 am
The place my soul burns the brightest is located up North.
Land covered with fresh green earth glazed with drops of dew.
Miles of trees rooted in strategic lines in front of me.
The leaves catch a breeze giving off the effect of waving in my direction.
I always wave back.
No worry lies in the depths of these woods, no evil can penetrate this brain.
I wander freely along trails ...
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 3:50 am
Two burning souls intertwine
Inhaling the scent of a starry night.
The taste of innocence diminished from their lips while greed lingered upon their tongues.
Her skin had the power to tease fingertips, thus provoking the smoldering blaze.
Feelings escalated from deep infatuation to passionately in love
One couldn’t help turning the shade crimson
Even Orion felt himself blush....
Thursday 21st May 2020 4:04 am
Here we are
Facing problems we didn't know we had
Thanks to the solitude
We are reminded to panic.
This pain inflicted world
Has become contaminated overnight.
We begin to shake hands with our fears
And let go of our sanity.
Looking from the inside out
With restless impatience
We reluctantly wait on the edge
For that moment of freedom.
Our lives on pause from d...
Friday 15th May 2020 5:08 am
“Who am I? I asked the mirror today.
The mirror gave no reply.
So then I asked a second time. “Who am I?”
I was given nothing but a half-hearted shrug.
My impatience got the best of me so I shouted once more.
“I said who am I?” Silence fell all around striking something deep from within
I leaned into the mirror searching for an answer but the only thing I found was the face o...
Wednesday 6th May 2020 4:22 am
The morning solitude beckons me again,
I rise with the sun and bathe in the depths of it’s rays.
With a yawn,
I shuffle sleepy toes across the floor to an imaginary rhythm.
Down the hall I dance away the sleepless night.
On the porch I take a seat.
My day starts with verses I’ve written a thousand times.
I reach for the horizon as if it were asking for my hand.
Tuesday 7th April 2020 2:26 am
There once was a lemonade stand,
That was run by a short man,
The man made it taste sour,
He made it in this shower,
The short man's name was Tad,
Selling Lemonade made him glad,
When it was out
He began to pout,
At Buyers, he would shout,
The very short man named Tad,
Got an idea he once had,
He made more lemonade to drink
Ha! He finally used his mind to think.
Friday 3rd April 2020 7:25 pm
Dear Weary and Tiresome Souls,
When you get caught up with years from the past
Does it make you ache for what didn’t last?
Are you strong enough to stand when shame passes through?
Or do you bandage your wounds to hide them from view?
Has it become hard for you to breathe bearing all that weight
It’s easy to wander when the narrow gets too straight.
Your shoulders car...
Sunday 29th March 2020 11:24 pm
She studied the picture one last time, memorizing each pixel that made up his face.
Her evenings were quiet and her mornings were rushed, but not a moment went by where she didn’t think of him. Oh sure, she found ways to distract herself from letting her mind wander, only each time she paused she began to ask “What If”.
They left things in such a strange place that she felt too apprehensiv...
Monday 24th February 2020 2:47 am
Breathe in the fresh Michigan air
Go ahead, take it all in don't be scared
Button your flannel and let down your hair
If I were visiting North I'd pull up a chair
Tell me the day you saw him last
Just cry me a river of the past
Speak of the moments gone too fast
Our hearts are made of tainted glass
Run away beyond the trees
Let your tired soul be f...
Friday 7th February 2020 4:52 am
I hit the ground and plead.
This dress I’ve outgrown.
I chase the moon beams.
Heart of shattered glass.
Whispering all my flaws.
Sunday 26th January 2020 1:17 am
In silence between the whitewashed curtains I stare
My feet dangle from the bed swaying slow and bare
The street lamp buzzes on just as the darkest hour falls
It’s 12 am and my only company are these four walls
I take a hike backwards on the trails in my mind
I scavenger in attempt of old memories to find
Wet grass and broken trampolines make me smile
So I search for your ...
Friday 17th January 2020 11:17 pm
You and I.
Four young fists.
Long lasting kiss.
Once a flame, now a smoldering blaze lasting long after the sunrise.
Throw your matches into the fire, take that chance and pray they won't burn out.
Run with me beyond reality and back.
Hold my hand and pull me headfirst into the oblivion of us.
Saturday 14th September 2019 3:15 am
Here I stay in a place I haven’t yet known sitting as an anxiety infused soul.
I am not a being wrapped in flesh but a being wrapped in fear.
It’s the uncertainty of the unknown that bothers me, what I won’t know till later and the things staring me down but I can’t see.
The oblivion of tomorrow is what gets me.
I let the worry choke me until I’m too worn to fight back any longer, ...
Wednesday 17th July 2019 2:22 am
Her place is not yet found.
A lost soul she wanders freely.
The wind carries her to the next destination.
She prefers her feet bare soaking up the minerals of the ground.
The sun rises each morning bringing a new adventure.
An alluring smile spreads across her face.
She is fully in love with life.
To survive she only needs to reach for the heavens.
If this is w...
Tuesday 5th March 2019 10:50 pm
Lonely little life.
Lonely cold nights.
Lonely empty dreams.
Lonely dismal thoughts.
Lonely silent tears.
Lonely vacant heart.
Lonely fake laugh.
Lonely bare hands.
Lonely broken smile.
Lonely crushed soul.
Lonely waste of time.
Lonely little life.
Thursday 28th February 2019 6:11 pm
“What makes you love him?” They ask me
It’s the way he can make me smile when the only thing I want to do is lay down and cry until there is no life left in me.
Somehow he knows all the rights words to say to calm my troubled brain and save me from my own crooked thoughts.
His comfort is like a memory, it never leaves me.
He treats me like no one else ever has, always telling me I’m ...
Monday 18th February 2019 10:41 pm
Her mind as bright as the sun.
Her smile sparkling as the ocean.
Her eyes bold as a leader.
Her hands strong as hercules.
I can hear her laughter even though she is far away.
I imagine her hands working, welding, painting.
I try to play back every conversation.
I want to treasure every golden memory.
Every hello ends with a goodbye.
Every hug must let go....
Monday 18th February 2019 10:15 pm
Feels like a cloud of grey smothering you in your own thoughts till it becomes too hard to breathe or weights holding you down underneath the sheets. You are drowing in all that you feel trying to keep your head just barely above the waves. No matter how much you struggle to be released the harder it is to stay alive.
Sounds like a constant nag reminding you of all ...
Monday 18th February 2019 2:13 am