Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sans words...

Sticking with the poetry again this time. I have a song tickling at my brain but it's not ready to show itself yet. In messing about with those lyrics though, some throwaway phrases that didn't fit the song came up. I loved the phrases and wanted to fit them into the song but no amount of smashing worked and rewriting them destroyed the music the words had all of their own. So a short poem it was and it's not bad at that. It may need another stanza at some point but it's finished for now. :) So much joy in my life right now. So funny to think 5 months ago I thought I'd never smile for real again. Now I can't stop! It can all change in an instance. But this piece is about reading actions over flowery words. Enjoy!


Ocean blue meets earthen brown
And worlds must fall away.
Eye to eye electric bound,
Lone two on separate plane.

Breathe synchrony, in chaste embrace,
Arms locked with head on chest.
Beating hearts in tandem race,
Sweet tension held in check.

Hand in hand is palmers' kiss,
Long walks and steps of dance,
Secret language in silence,
Mute poetry of romance.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Whimsy and musings

Back to poetry this time and this is simply reflections on how small reminders of home, childhood homes, can throw me right back to that little girl I was, all dreams and make believe and stories. A lonely child at times, finding friends in the natural world, when other children were too cruel. I grew up on fantasy and i think a bit always stayed close to my soul. Though practicality may erode the magic, a part of me believes in fairies still, or that a friendly breeze can carry secret messages just for you. :) (On a writing note, I'm leaving off punctuating this one for now...just doesn't seem to fit)

Kansas Winds

Kansas winds
Apple kiss cheeks
Swift fingers run
Through tousled hair
Lift soul's sometimes depression
With whispered caress, never alone
Always home


Pigeon straight
To midwest girl
Flown far away
Past mountain to sea
Still Kansas breeze
Finds tanned skin
Pushes hard,
Aiding steps, stopping tracks
Wind's whimsy
Directional fate
Blowing memories
Of remembered
Flights of fancy

Flights of fantasy

Long ago winds so strong
If small girls raised her wings
Ran ever so fast
Winds would carry her high
Skim lonely treetops
Spin her wild

Tornado's child

Woman grown
But still she knows
Old friend's touch
Imaginary family
I give kin's kiss
Tie back tangled tress
Secret smile 'cross face
I walk hand in hand

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Song lyrics again! It's fun to start writing about stories instead of just personal stuff. It allows me to grow and look from different points of view. In a much happier place these days and I think that means I can be a poet, not just a sad hurting girl. :) Ok, this piece. There are so many moments that I have that I wish I could just stop time and live in that one point in time forever and ever and ever. And i love to revisit those memories and live in that moment again. So that is the idea, moments: good, bad, and life changing. Because nothing is certain and nothing is forever. Life goes on, joy, pain, sorrow, happiness, laughter, etc. :)

"Freeze the Frame"
Dawn breaks and,
I wake then,
Reach my hand
For you lying next to me.

You open
Eyes hoping.
I float in
The smile spreading cross your face.

Arms hold me,
Enfold me,
As golden sun creeps into our room.

Freeze the frame.
Perfect picture,
Never again.
How happy we were

Long walks to
Deep talks you
Outfoxed the guards I had around my heart.

On one knee,
You won me,
To love me til death should ever do us part.

We thought we'd
Had caught, tree'd,
Our lot be to live forever and a day.

Freeze the frame.
Perfect picture,
Never again.
How happy we were

Wet nights, flashing lights,
One phone call to change my life.
No chance, no last dance,
Bad luck and circumstance.
No signs, out of time,
No reason and no rhyme.
Can't breathe, you and me
should've had eternity.

Freeze the frame.

You left me in the rain,

As I screamed out your Name.

Never again.

Her eyes clear,
Your eyes dear,
Dry my tears as your smile peeks out from her face.