Thursday, March 31, 2016

Poem for the day:

“the mountain climber”

as a child they assured me
I could climb higher than
any mountain peaks
but the task seem more daunting
as I climbed higher and higher
yet my resolve never wavered
I found strength in every
summit I reached
at the top of the mountain
I stared into far off horizons
finding more mountains to climb

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tiny Poem for the evening:

“we climbed mountain peaks”

we climbed mountain peaks
high and low
in search of treasures
that was right before our eyes

Monday, March 28, 2016

Poem for today - another Octain Refrain attempt with a little variation at the end:

“the way things were”

I wish things could be as they were
before everything fell apart
back to when you still held my heart

to go back before the lines blurred
dreams went astray and lost their way
bad things that should have not occurred

can we just forget and restart
and wish things back to where they were

Friday, March 25, 2016

Poem for today:  Octain Refrain

Here's my first ever attempt an Octain Refrain poem:

“returning soldier”

the ghosts of the dead haunt him still
plaguing his mind with such nightmares
in his dreams, all they do is stare

the doctors try to help with pills
yet every night, they come with fright
and slowly they break down his will

he wants to live without such cares
but ghosts of the dead haunt him still

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Poem for today:

“no longer coordinated”

once upon a time
I used to coordinate my life
to precision with nothing
left out of balance
that was until you came
and threw all my plans
up into the wind
and I never looked back

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A poem for a Wednesday evening:


she could hear them
whispering behind her
a gaggle of geese
telling second and third
hand tales, not knowing
what was true or false
she kept her head up high
with a smile on her face
she would never give
those gossipmongers
standing by the doorway
a hint of satisfaction 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Poem for the day - a tricube poem:

“a forsaken feeling”

his fingers
lingered a
bit too long

on her hands
as she wept
lust seeping

in his heart
the was claimed

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Poem for the day - a triolet:

“Lingering heart strings”

her mind says to just let go
but the heart wishes to stay
though his betrayal was a blow
her mind says to just let go
and when he pleads just say no
but the heart still gets its way
her mind says to just let go
but the heart wishes to stay

Monday, March 14, 2016

Poem for today:


you devoured
every heart I grew
and naively gave to you
I thought every time
it would be different
but I only found
indifference in you
I was too blind to see
you would never change
for yourself or me
I was just a thing
kept on the shelf
to gab when nothing else
would satisfy your ego
leaving you fat and stuffed
while I have only crumbs
of my soul left scattered
on the bottom of a glass jar

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Poem for the day:


when the honeymoon is over
will you still love me as I am
or will you nitpick at every
flaw you once called beautiful

when the honeymoon is over
will you still stare at me
or will my smile now blind you
forcing you to shield your eyes

when the honeymoon is over
will you want me to stay
or will you ask me to leave
so you can get your beauty sleep

these are the things I ponder
while the sun rises over horizons
I lay beside you wondering
if the phase has come to an end 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Poem for the day:

"one kiss"

just one kiss
was all it
took for us

to jump off
jagged cliffs
not thinking

our actions
will affect
all our lives

but that kiss
made us lose
all reason

and blindly
we fell down
rabbit holes

with regrets
I now try
to piece parts

back in place
and return
to old days

when the world
still made sense
but I should

have thought it
through before
I kissed you

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Poem for today - another tricube poem

“losing hope”

I want to
believe in
the good of

man but then
the ugly
side comes out

and my heart
begins to
lose all hope