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Ell

2021-03-14 06:42 pm
I feel like an empty vessel cast away
The only thing that hits my hull is the slap of a choppy wave
I have no crew on board they all found the challenge to much
The cargo I have is overflowing from deep within my hull
The milk has soured & the whey of the milk is all I am able to smell
I once was loved in such a way, the strength of it filled me up
I know it is hard to see not that I am old & withered up
The way she pulled me towards her, like there was always a rope connecting us
The feeling this gave to me is far too much to describe 
I know that is is hard to see now that my ropes have frayed away
The sails are saggy, no wind will fill them up
My rudder seems to be broken, around in circles is the only way it goes 
I fill with dizziness, that is all too much & reminds me of the day the love went away
I know I will never dare love again, this old hull can not handle it all again 
So I will keep going in circles seeing the same thing 
There is no joy, no crew to fix me up.
The old milk, in the old vessel has been left on its own
The stench will never leave.

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Wim Grundy

2021-03-10 08:35 pm
"Oh, weep for Vietnam! The sick dreams

Of passion-winged Ministers of War

Who sent boys in, who never living streams

Nor ripe rice paddies crossed to get their star.

Their Draft which made men fodder, blundered not—

Wonder no more, tho' sixty thousand slain,

But fly there, where they fell; and mourn their lot

Round their cold hearts, where, after their sweet pain,

They ne'er will gather strength, or find a home again.''

~ After Shelley, ELEGY TO KEATS

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Gord

2021-03-03 02:39 am
Caustic fools, ictus womb,
Sickly youth symbolic,
Less useful as tools;
Into nothing I look,
Root causes, congress,
Dishonest responses;
Old meat, new locker,
Few cure, heal stronger,
Video, feed, Alone, Me,
My mind to wander.

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KilltheDistance

2021-03-02 05:40 pm
Often at times, I find myself at war with my own mind,
Unable to accept that that I'm unable to accept that I am but a speck of dust,
Wandering aimlessly,
Crashing into everything that I'd eventually grow to love,
Then wandering off in search of someone who would eventually break my heart into a million tiny pieces until I'd convince myself to just give up,
But our species,
For better or for worse have an unwavering ability to persevere,
So I tuck myself beneath this dirt seeking only solace from that which left me questioning everything,
Until one day I push past the debris and rubble, a stock with a shadow,
And with each and every passing day,
I feel the life and love growing and shaping me into a stronger version of the person I abandoned in the grave I call these sheets just the day prior,
For no pain will silence me,
No discomfort will ever extinguish that which sets my heart on fire.

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Austin Dailey

2021-02-26 12:35 am
A doctor told me ten years
But
You will have all of mine

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Austin Dailey

2021-02-26 12:26 am
My boughs bend
From the snow of your heavy winter
But over my seedling, I will bend
Until my boughs can weather no more

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My3Verz

2021-02-25 01:26 pm
Once I Was 
Was I Once 
Whom I Am 
Am I Whom 
Whom I Was
Once I Was

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Gord

2021-02-25 01:46 am
Understand and teach,
Understated leaning;
Two doves meet, screw, 
Too political to flee
So peruse their feelings.
Undo seams, view my being;
What ensues is anarchy, 
Stop to stare at the window,
What do you see?
A world, without me;

Call the children, in at once!
It's not what in his heart,
It's the way he talks!
A speaking hall of mirrors, 
All it's brilliance lost.
Chicken mostly water,
Only poultry in part.

Justice and peace,
Butter and cheese,
Elephant man feels, 
just like bad dreams.

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Gord

2021-02-22 12:47 am
For Mayor, for payment,
For wages, forced labour,
For most run four bases,
For patience, no basis.

Road changes like young brains,
Record-breakers, the role favours;
Horses race toward old age,
and the coast as it fades;

Full weight behind the sail,
Like regulation of the state,
Your neighbour, Your patron, 
Afford bravery for faith,
While some live, agate,
Judge races from inside of a cage.

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Gord

2021-02-18 02:24 am
Smaller seaming,
Because he was younger,
and brimming, not breaming,
Avoided ringing doorbells,
Wrote love poems,
Fell for risks too far,
Bridge too tall an order,
Gambles on goon squads,
Heart, drawn and quartered,
Imagine waking to find that normal.

If life was dimming,
And one finds a switch,
Would you first turn it off
Or just turn up and live?
If I started singing,
Same time swinging my arms, 
Nobody listens,
Not even to turn me off.

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Igor Goldkind

2021-02-12 12:44 am
LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY

What if we thought of this uncertainty
as Jews consider our Sabbath—

As a sacred space in time?
Stop traveling.
Stop buying and selling.
Stop working.
Give up trying to make the world better than it is.

Instead, sing. Dance. Pray.
Write songs and recite poetry.
Paint the pictures from your eyes.
Walk amongst the leaves and the stars.
Touch only those to whom you have committed your life.

Sit down.
And when your mind and body have become still,
Reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected in ways that are both terrifying and beautiful.
No one can deny that now.

Do not reach out with your hands.
Reach out with your heart.
Reach out with your words.
Reach out with all the curled tendrils
Of compassion that connect us invisibly,

To where we cannot touch each other.

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lynn

2021-02-08 01:19 am
quite literally
they cannot spill out of my mouth into the toilet bowl fast enough

green, neophyte, insensate

swirling around in the clear, shallow water, they almost look like they are swimming

ancient, ferric, turpentine

its midnight on sunday afternoon and the morning never felt so far away

verily, salt, halcyon

pulling the lever, they swirl away, the letters sloshing together into a murky soup

gestalt, vermilion, fear

they turn into equations with no solutions when i bring my hand away from my mouth, wiping

ouroboros, nineteen, baseless

i know better than to brush my teeth

golden, gale, corridor

i know better than to go back to bed right after

demilune, murmur, mirror

linoleum, throat, nightgown

listless, lucid, dreamer

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Gord

2021-02-07 09:01 pm
Soul, devour me,
Like happenings you accost,
I'm happy now you've gone.
Coal, empowering,
Vikings clap, bugles call,
Climbing walls, kind regards,
A human heart finds us all,
Claims to what Buddha was,
But could it not?
Where do I belong?

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JeanQuiros

2021-02-06 11:45 pm
Averno.
Y me escapé de las fauces del infierno
Aterrado, completamente perplejo
Por peldaños de piedras fui subiendo
Lentamente un dolor me fue deteniendo
Un dolor que peldaño tras peldaño fue creciendo
Agudo malestar en cada uno de mis extremos
Revisé buscando la causa de ese malestar intenso
Solo para descubrir cuatro grilletes de huesos
Calaveras arrastradas con cada movimiento
Alaridos en las profundidades reclamaban mi regreso
Daban la alarma de un escape en progreso,
Alguien intentaba salir del reino del sufrimiento
Era yo, que me arrastraba para no ser descubierto,
Poco a poco continuaba mi doloroso ascenso
Agotando la energía de mi andrajoso cuerpo
Entonces advertí que no era humano, era un espectro
Un ser pusilánime en un cuerpo descompuesto
Un ángel caído tratando de burlar su encierro
Sin previo aviso una carcajada me fue estremeciendo
Una maligna risa resonaba en el infierno.
Abro los ojos, estoy en mi cuarto, en el frío suelo
Me levanto rápidamente, me observo en el espejo
Soy humano otra vez, solo fue un sueño
Pero la carcajada sigue resonando como un eco
En la profundidad, en la oscuridad de mi aposento
Y se añadió un comentario aún más siniestro
No te descuides, aún te espero…

Sigueme en mis redes sociales

Instagram: @JeanCQuiros

Twitter: @JeanQuiros

Youtube: JeanCQuiros

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R B Lane

2021-02-06 08:28 pm
I hear your voice upon the wind. 
It calls me, to come to you
I follow the sound unable to resist like a Siren call to sailors at sea.
Your eyes meet mine. 
The eyes of a lioness who wishes to devour me
You pounce upon me and bring me to the ground onto your bed of lilac and lavender
I am helpless in your jaws about my neck.
Your fangs pierce deep into my flesh.
Your jaws crush my last resistance.
Your golden flaxlike mane falls upon me like waves of soft sea mist
In my mouth and in my eyes, I look through the golden net which binds me
Your lips find mine. 
Your tongue darts into my mouth and upon my face with the kisses of my submission.
Your kisses go down my chest with your golden hair softly following behind.
Your kisses rise back to my face with your hair all about me forming the net of my capture.
Two breasts land upon my body like twin fawns playing in a meadow.
They move and glide up and down my body.
I reach to grab them, so smooth and soft
You are upon me now and our bodies move like the sway of the trees in the wind.
I am in you.
You have devoured me.
There is no more me, only you my Calypso.

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Gord

2021-02-06 02:11 am
An Invitation,
Tracing my path,
Jason Vorhees,
Heart racing,
bracing myself,
Protein and more cheese,
Chores for violations,
Head and shoulders,
Knees and the space between.

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Knoble Kaller

2021-02-05 02:18 am
Babies and family and warm woolen mittens these are the things in which we are smitten. Sunlight and rain on my face all insane one patters one warms yet both matter the same. Porpoise and dolphin like gorilla and chimp similarities to cuddle yet don’t make good sense. Oh why are these thoughts so loud in my head of things that concern me and things that are said. Is my heart crying out and my logic repressing or is common sense keeping myself from undressing. Baring soul inner thought is scary at best when guessing who’s trustworthy or in whom to invest. Light of day brings rising clarity for each intense charity of ones mortal soul and the damning sobriety. So tortured inspired and desired the same within friendship and love and all things a flame. Now dry from the patter and warm by the fire to cuddle desire and wash off the mire for all the heart wants is all it requires and that my dear friend is all that must matter.

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Knoble Kaller

2021-02-05 02:06 am
Rise oh sun oh immortal flame to wake the soul to play again. To run and dance and jump for joy and warm the hearts of girl and boy. Beam down your rays of healing light confirming natures pure delight and bringing forth more glee than blight no winter yet in this souls sight. May brilliant joy and exaltation be your gift and coronation leading toward the beach of plenty makes one feel like being twenty.

Wish upon dream upon starry starry night. Let your spirit take its flight to one you’ll hold extremely tight. Embrace your dream with passion free exposing all intentional glee for daylight breaks and dawn reveals lovers heart… eternally.

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