Poetry Blog by Ridge A. Dillard
on No Way of Knowing (Fri, 7 Jan 2011 04:14 pm)
No man knows the burdens of another, The ripping ache Attached to life As center of his universe No man knows The dreams of another, Stalled by reality Plundering endlessly Tattered to shards Falling apart Locked in his heart Shrouded in shadow Sheltered from daylight Hidden from plain sight Hidden from Pain's slight Secrets by nature, What was...
Sunday 15th January 2012 9:37 pm
In my last slumber
My soul cast a dream
In which my lost love
Reappeared to me
Clearing out the storm
Manipulating my heart
Her lips lush as life
The overcast cleared
As our eyes met
that this was real
Soon withered the distance
Away; We ran
To fufill our tethered dreams
We made love
Amongst the sun-soaked Lillies
Tuesday 21st June 2011 1:52 am
Thursday 24th February 2011 1:07 am
I am the cold
You hide from in you bed
I am the words we said
The path we tread
I gleam with a discontent
it shuns the sun
To that cold dark place
Where this hell
had all begun
I am the cold,
The chill, You dread
That comes with thought
Upon the nights we spent
The pain w...
Monday 31st January 2011 11:02 pm
I drift into a shiftless sea
Can break this sort of
A peace so great
I fell on knees
And sobbed soundlessly
By the shiftless sea
I dreamed a dream
the other night
Of the wrong and of the right
And as I watched
by the shiftless sea
My aspirations went belly up
They had drowned
So I cried out
But alas, no sound
Monday 24th January 2011 4:06 pm
The heart wants
But there's nothing I can allow it to do
Thoughts; lie askew
From the "lover" in view
The scent of this new rose
Induces an obsession
With a ruthless aggression
Knows no end
All I can think of is her
And the longing
But my obligations
Demonstrate an authority
Grounds me from air
Monday 24th January 2011 4:02 pm
Destruction poem #2
Sometimes I sit
would be done
If sound could hold
And I spoke
As the foundations crumbled
Monday 24th January 2011 3:58 pm
What's it like
when you become
The enigma of man
Turned into a symbol
Your name on everyones lips
Weary from the unpleasantly
Of countless prayers
Calling for the smallest sliver
In their barren lives
Does the pain consume the symbol
The false idol
Monday 24th January 2011 3:57 pm
Go the thoughts of a dreamer
The illuminated streamers
Gleaming down deserted streets
There's blood on the brain
The everlasting stain
Upon a stain, upon a stain...
This cycle, unrelenting
Am I through repenting
To the father that walked out
On these cries
The day the dreams died
Oh, what a morbid
color those cloud...
Tuesday 11th January 2011 2:11 pm
No way of knowing
I wonder if she knows I'm watching
From the yonder place she dare not go
Seeing, if only to truly see her as she is
Searching if only to search for reason
Sifting for her soul and recognizing her flaws
Accepting them all
I'm not to blame, her beauty invaded my solace
She assaulted my senses first
I only surrendered to the battle ...
Friday 7th January 2011 1:45 pm
I couldn't recite it if I tried
My greatest work
By your standards or mine
For the nature of it's conception
Burned bright like embers
Hot as brimstone.
I wrote all I wrote
to forget Times of temptation
And tribulations; too great to number
Days overcome by wonder
And pondering with production
Except for abstract bearings
But then again wha...
Tuesday 21st December 2010 7:50 pm
"you're probably right"
"just add it to my list of regrets"
His debts, to potential
An endless assortment
Shiftless and impenetrable
Words unspoken define
As chances untaken describe
In an unexplored state
Treasures deep within this jungle
By the soul that played it safe
Who stayed by the rugg...
Tuesday 21st December 2010 7:48 pm
At times you sit and cry
Over what would've been
Could have been
that's what drives you
An unnamed bitterness
No time to weep
It's eat, sleep, struggle
No changing things
But at times
that clock stops
Long enough for the past to catch up
And that which would've been
Tuesday 14th December 2010 12:39 pm
Scars(the poem of life's learning curve)
Check out my scars
Numberless like stars
Some are visible
Some are not
And for a million dollars
I wouldn't trade the lot.
Monday 13th December 2010 6:09 am
I've said all i can say
but at the end of the day
i seem to have another page
i want the world to glimpse
my heartache, rage, and pain
perhaps what i'm writing
will save them from some of these things
I write to enlighten
because even wise men
know you only begin to grow
on a deathbed
We as humanity are still fetal
but i'm helping us stand
the movement goes back to plato
And when the poets and tho...
Monday 9th August 2010 1:28 am
Cloudless days such as these remind me
of times past and hours foregone.
I long to call back, dearest friends I have lost,
their voices drowned out by a shift,
In the sands of Time. Their figures dark
upon my pondering mind, like shadows
in a deserted forest. Laughs shared,
Affection shown, turned to dust
Mummified by the rifts of time and space.
Monday 17th May 2010 6:24 pm
So many loves have gone like forgotten thought
The brilliance wrought, existent but lost
Each hand once held dangles now alone, a pair-less touch
Remembrance of gentle kisses now ends in hush
I dare say my love'd done better by not knowing
Long days in my arms, the summer's vibrancy glowing
Independence may have saved shed tears
Togetherness brought about our grandes...
Monday 17th May 2010 6:00 pm
The frost kicks
A jolt to my tender ribs
A cough of angry and perseverance leave me
Leave me, alone in this frozen hell.
My friends all left when the weather turned.
Cowards, each and every one
But what’s done is done.
I’ll just call for a god in this hallow
But I’ll withstand this winter.
Call me the Evergreen.
Glory has lost all its meaning.
Monday 28th December 2009 9:39 pm
The medium through which I will tell my tragedies
The smiles on my face as stars wink at their beholder
The tears I’ve shed over the plights devouring joy in my life
And it’s what I would give my life to sit down and write
my best friend
beauty caught for the masses
raw love spoken i...
Saturday 26th December 2009 4:36 pm
Differs from that of which I am acquainted
It burns bold like stray embers illuminating a dark night
It grows leaps and bounds daily, nourished by a trembling touch
Like a flower of delicacy, coveted for its splendid beauty
quakes my wits
sending my spine a warming sensation
travelling through my vessel, a kind hearted drifter
Is a bond of trust, without im...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:57 am
throughout his slumber
Memories whistled the sweet tune
"nostalgia, oh nostalgia"
And in his weary head
he hummed along
mesmerized by the enigma of the melodies
And as he swam through the rapid seas
Of his past
The heart he owned quaked
from that upping mixture
of pain and bitter rejoice
The stone halls of his mind
matched his hollow patchwork conscience
The discovery drew the air
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:56 am
This is a poem
To me, a wordsmith without words
A man startled by his own powerful reflection.
Hath i potential to raise seas?
Possibly, but i wrap firmly beneath a facade,
of "the guy who could be more"
I feel safe and my territorial manners
jump starts a defense mechanism
Anger replaces the bitterness
of "what ifs" and "could've beens"
So this is to me and my dreaded ...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:52 am
Alone in my tomb
the swallowing darkness
Chills my fickle nerves
The gloom of realization
Showers down on my panicking soul
The predicament of inevitability
Sickens me, twisting my gut into slipknots
I call for freedom
perhaps i dialed the wrong number
Because only hell answers
impatience rears its head
boiling over inside me
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:51 am
I rest a weary head upon a pillow of lullabies
Hard, chilled concrete meets bare flesh
while moonlight soaks through my eyes
Night feels like a purgatory for reckless insomniacs
bathing gold paved streets in a crimson cleanser
It costs to be unknown in hell
Where clocks don't chime, the rhythm of time
plays like a muted operatic ballad
Fathom: twinkle-toed bums swaying off balance
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:49 am
Kiss From A Rose
Many a man have ventured
Many a fool have fought
And bones have been rendered all but broken
A glimmering slice of splendor
Romance upon twilight
Love in its purest, an irresistible addiction
Love quakes bitter reality, with an uncanny simplicity
And we flutter towards it, a mindless insect drawn to a flame
The greatest human conception is a dangerous one
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:45 am
illuminate a beginning, an end, a life
Shine bright your splendid rays,
eroding darkness with their luster
Burst through the hallways of ignorance, enlighten us
punish wickedness with a bright grin
Banish our fears, dominate our day
Give a sense of hope, you the symbol of beginning
Warm God's figurines, kiss their pink necks
Be the hero, Light, flutter to your sporadic bea...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:39 am
communion, communist, devouring, raping
Taking all innocence from mother earth and her children
Sucking life nectar like vampiric monsters
staving off a hunger
My blood, my wine
socialist, equality, the rare drums of freedom
beating rapidly amidst burning villages and cracked infant skulls
behold gods mission, missing meaning enmity
A cryptic nuke, clouds humming a dea...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:36 am
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The race of the faceless, the voiceless nomadic souls
The gathered impure hunching forward
surveying the calm, clear, broken, horizon
In search of a resting place, every heart needs a home
We are your hope, your future
Your beckoning childhood asking one last favor
We're the eternal sun
whispering sweet nothings i...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:31 am
Died a thousand times
A shadow of your youth
A machine with no rhythm or rhyme
Your flesh has aged
Your will is tested
all hope seems gone
Yet you prevail
And walk far off
into the setting sun
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:29 am
And vanquish my wants
Feed to my lions of greed
those who sinned and didn't live their dream
The Dream is to travel the world
go back to the motherland
and bring back the gift of knowledge
Dream up a dream house
with a dream girl but the dreams out
The Dream is never real
I'm awake and sleep talking
Heavens me, God is Life
The Goal is to live a lif...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:24 am
Look without your eyes as I embody my words
Feel without touch, lay down the palms of your mind
Bend your reality,
As you tear into the realization
Of how fragile “REAL” is
Allow me to define:
A dream’s tears collect nuzzling safe from despair.
The broken persona of righteousness lay slain
By it’s own self-awareness;
Narcissistic bastard, reflectin...
Saturday 26th December 2009 5:15 am
For many a year, pondering
Playing out this wicked bout
a chess-boxing match
between a man i deeply respect
But my time is now
I remember the iris, speaking in a tone
humorous yet solemn
some great enigma
His voice just as mysterious
As that sly, chilled expression
Saturday 28th November 2009 1:46 pm
That funny little feeling
tackles my senses
Have you heard the tale?
Whispered from my Iris
Colored bloodshot crimson.
Rapping on the doors
Of the ever eroding coast,
My voice is distorted
The twisted vibrations floating far
Whenever the winds coughs a breeze
Mass influence in it's purest
Eat me, Dr...
Saturday 28th November 2009 1:42 pm
My ears are the sea.
My eyes the countless sand.
My heart the beating sun.
My voice the wind.
You hear me faintly,
Inside of your busy life.
My momentous mural,
stamped onto the street as a shadow.
Imprinted into your memory,
To haunt you as a dream.
The phantom of your imagination.
Monday 27th July 2009 3:14 pm
The witch of a village.
She enchants, with her crimson aura.
Belittling many a man’s spirit.
Her beauty is amazement.
And vengeance of the devil.
The science of seduction,
The means of her domination.
That glossy crimson mist
Enveloping Lady Beelzebub.
The color of destruction.
Her throne is beset on either side,
By cadavers and skulls.
The wind fully furnished,
Monday 27th July 2009 4:34 am
I've been exiled.
Rotting inside my own head,
contemplating my abyss.
This place of sacrament,
has become my burning hell.
A sanctum of brimstone,
Burning deep into my conscience.
Stabs deep like a serpents fang.
The sacrament of alienation,
An unrelenting venom.
A violent storm of forlornness,
brews deep within,
Bubbling underneath my ste...
Monday 27th July 2009 4:32 am
I found myself outside once,
Dancing, to some song…
It was, Ancient and beautiful,
Filling me. Enchanting,
Feeding into me,
The nature of harmony.
Through the tenacity,
Of the rain.
As I danced,
The limits of all I’ve fathomed,
We’re torn asunder.
I was ELEVATED.
To a plateau of understanding,
My eyes shut, yet opened.
All that I felt I saw.
Blinded yet ...
Monday 27th July 2009 4:31 am
journey is written,
On the Souls of my Feet.
The oppressive tribulations,
The wake of anarchy,
The disaster of reality,
All of which I've witnessed.
Scrolls of papyrus behold,
Inks of blood and of will.
Telling that tale,
we all long to hear.
Twilight tears have been shed,
In daylights roaring presence.
Daylights chuckle sound...
Monday 27th July 2009 4:30 am
Death, and Entertainment
Entertainers live for the limelight.
fluorescent, and ever present
like the alluring feeling of dreams
fresh upon a churning mind.
Hope's lost in a fissure,
resemble breath slipping into oblivion.
The crowd grows silent, as the beat
They're expecting a build up on a whim,
a story fit for film,
An escape from all the hell bottled up within.
Monday 27th July 2009 4:24 am
Sipping from the nectar of sweet dreams
Around the bend of the forgotten river they call hope
Shunned to a secret corner, singing a faded Lullaby
Her beautiful, skin, silky as the flow of her golden brown hair
Her beauty is remarkable, yet she is a child
Touched by the favored palm of, god
Grace is chosen, to enter the kingdom of our lord
She cannot grasp the concep...
Monday 27th July 2009 4:22 am
Of the arts of Creation & Destruction
Both are fabrications of my mind,
An elegant design
Devised to bamboozle
Instrumental to my plot
Is the infinite echo
You WILL believe what I tell you to believe
Until I catch you in my web
Of entangled deceit.
I am the loudest
in this chorus of laughter
At the fresh grave of yo...
Monday 27th July 2009 4:09 am