May 21

My entry poems

2 comments

Hi :) Here are my entry challenge poems:

 

 

1.

 

And here I am, for you, my friend.

There is no world I wouldn’t bend,

Reality I wouldn’t twist

Just to make sure you exist…

 

 

2.

 

I am not taking sides.

I won't pull any strings.

Not dancing anymore

to this old-fashioned song.

 

So don't make me decide

'cause I won't say a thing.

Not fighting in this war

between the wrong and wrong.

 

 

3.

 

Failed Attempts At Nostalgia

 

Pt I

 

Turns out past can have strange flavor

especially when past was lived

by someone crazier and braver

someone who dared and believed.

 

I often crave to feel again that -

the same old mist, the same old haze,

I often try to swing with memories,

remix the songs, replay the games.

 

But it’s not possible so often

how could we do it all again -

with foes forgiven and forgotten

enjoy the thrills of war and hate?

 

And why we want to make it real

and why we dream of magic spells?

We could return the times, the people,

but can’t go back to simpler selves.

 

Pt 2

 

Turns out life can feel so breathless

especially a life observed

through muddy windows, broken fences

with heads in wrong directions turned.

 

Turns out friends are outlandish

especially a friend not met

with lives so busy, folks so selfish,

with grudges held and truths unsaid.

 

Turns out love can seem so daunting

especially a love unfelt

with lips so dry and hearts so guarded

and minds expecting to be read.

 

Turns out we find empty meanings

and cling to voids with worthless strings,

turns out letting go is easy

'cause I am not a sum of things.

May 22

Maria, I loved them, especially the first one - although it's short, it spoke to me in many levels 😊

New Posts
  • Happiness How much I long for peace and understanding. For love, emotion, sans pretending. I search in me and see her there, she's standing wordless, almost dead. But words are power, they are freedom to let her roar inside this kingdom that I call home, without a house. Without a harness but with words I feel so close to happiness. --------------- See me You subside inside, I feel it. I feel the ugly pain. I try to smile, to hide you, but it is all in vain. The blood inside me rushing. Oh, make it stop. Before I lose myself, before I vanish, before I am just a spot. A spot of happiness, a spot of smiles - "Can I be this?" - instead of ugly feelings and resentment, why, they feel so amiss. See me? --------------- In your heart You wake up, feeling "why?". Instead, try putting on a smile - for everything you are - you are enough, the world will see it when it's in your heart.
  • * i'm a thorn in the eye of abundance ruffling the light in his hairy knees in her naked flat breasts trickling between the moles of his pear skin on the slide inbetween her orange thighs our confluence possible only if we learn to suck simultaneously roots my giblets summoned up for the shooting down of a premature intimacy abandonment’s no death the black tightropes down the throat are roots devotion tiptoe running over the crumbly outlines of tonight i spread salty insights above the insensible streets i intoxicate hanging answers up the oval of grey swifts they fly away i crumble into a brand new pit
  • Look They lead me to a stage made out of wood. People cheering, all in happy mood. There is a rope. They tie it all around my chest. Another rope. This time attaching my body to the stalk. All are shouting. Screaming for a show. So here they bring another rope. They light the fire, I breathe in the smoke. I hear them all. All waiting for my fall. There is no fear. I still can hear. They’re all looking in my direction. No one seeing my reaction. No one knowing how I looked. No one caring why I burnt. My eyes open against my will. I just want to stop to feel. But instead I look and really see. I lock my eyes at them, but no one at me. The flames begin to reach my body. I cannot think, my mind is foggy. It quiets down. I cannot hear the screams. I have no choice but to close my eyes and breathe it in. I wish I did not have to feel. But I did. I felt it all. Until all left was my ash laying on the floor. A Spider’s Dance It is not an endless wave of pain. It does not hurt, it does not rain. And despite the tears that come rolling down, I do not jerk, I do not make a sound. For something in me broke today. Something I’ve been holding onto begging it to stay. I did not care how it would go. I was delusional, my apprehension drowned within my core. I have always thought that either one of us is better. He always told me it was him. And after every day the gap went greater, every passing moment in his favor. I sometimes tried to fight the storm, the waves of words, the smile that called for more. I ventured down the alley of defense, I speculated he would call for rest. And every time the attack came round, it was harsher, aimed with brutal calm. It went for all I held up close, through all defenses, keys and doors. And as every moment passed in time, he knew a flicker more of my guilt and crimes. But he did not use them all at once. He spent his time in a spider’s dance. He joked around about funny things. They all included dates and love and rings. He leaned down close and whispered in my ear, things that all would know, but only I would hear. He would call me names, some nice, most not. And with every step he would get closer by an inch, to my soul, my heart and a body he could lynch. Of course, I thought I held up strong, and as I fought I saw nothing wrong. For with all the webs that tie me now, he can eat me slow and make me bow. No. It is not an endless wave of pain. I was in love. He held my chain. It is not something that could easily break. My heart resists, my master begs. So I write this down with hope that I will not forget. That I will not be caught in the spider’s web. For I sometimes caught that glimpse of how it is, but never naked truth and always his. It did not help that they had my back, encouraging my delusions, not keeping me in check. He does not love me, he does not care. He proves that daily with actions I refuse to share. But this… It does not help. For when chains of leather break, ones of metal are eager to replace. So no. I hold no regret, not towards my actions or claims to be upset. He made me feel like shit. He showed me all the ways I do not fit. That I stood alone, him on the throne. That I could not fight, that he was always by my side. That all my words were always wrong, that all of his are a gospel song. That I am less and he is more, that while I squeak, he would roar. But through all of this and despite of it, he would be my friend, I would never leave. I dread and feared of being played, of acting as a fool. I thought I held myself together, I thought I played it cool. But I did not see that while the truth I would conceal, he saw through every wall and every seal. That even long before the seating changed, behind the curtains, it all was staged. And now I know that I’ve been wrong. That it is not at all as I had thought. My chains did break, no matter how much it had to take, but there won’t be new ones to replace. I see my class. I see every person till the last. He is their king. All are wearing the black stoned ring. But I do not. I am a threat, he is no god. And while he can scream, my look can bring monsters to their knee. He might have power, but it is not his own. And it is my fire, my will that will prolong. Just Alone I know they hear me. I know they see me. Everyone knows I’m here. Every morning I sit where I am placed, wherever I fit. Everyone greets me, as they arrive later than me. Everyone sits on their spot, as I sit on my own. We all do it together. This should make me feel better. But then the bell rings, and my happy mood flings. For they sit, too, but they sit in groups. They walk, and talk, and laugh like me, but mine is fake, and theirs is free. And yes, I’ve learned how to smile. It is not something new. It is a skill that is known, practiced, mature. So, if I have to stand up, to walk or look up, I put on a smile, and with small steady steps, I do so ahead. I don’t have much time, not that I need it. Everything’s fine. I study. I do everything due. When there are problems to solve, I do them both. When there are stories to write, I manage to hide. But then the stories we tell, and then starts the hell. The first one is funny. It is easy to laugh, pleasant to do so, we all have our fun. The next girl stands up. Everyone hopes for her mouth to shut. They talk to each other, joking around. That is why I begin the remaining seconds to count. So, the class proceeds. Every boy and girl reads. But I stay right there, someone says my name, but I am too scared. So, the class does proceed. I did not speak. The classes end. Time to go, to not pretend. They find their friends, stepping out, all holding hands. But all I do is smile once more and walk out the door.

+359 883 496 235

©2019 by Part Time Language & Culture Center