Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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I used to think that
you'd be around forever
like the knick knacks from grandma
that seem to be the only things here
that don't break
or the stained coffee table
we can't seem to get rid of
because the old wood feels like home
I thought you'd be around forever
until our friendship dissolved in
the rain of life
and you broke away like
a too-sensitive light bulb
that's been around forever

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rainy Season

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April thoughts
We stand under the rain
Hand in hand

Though many have been here
Their faces blur into
Water monsters
Your hand alone remains

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Artsy Endeavors

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Paint and pencils I had
Paper and tries aplenty
One line, two lines
Out of proportion
Start over

Never had the gift to
Draw a pretty picture
But I did have will
And that
Made all the difference

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Maria Ruth

11/14/11 Un poema para mi mama

Maria Ruth

Decirte adios
Es como decirle adios a la luna
O besar al sol por ultima vez

Decirte adios es tan dificil
Como contar los granos de la arena
O caminar de aqui al cielo

Decirte adios es imposible
Porque yo naci de ti
Y sin ti no existiria

Tu voz vive en el viento
Y tus ojos alumbran la noche
Al acostarme tambien estas tu

Decirte adios es imposible
Porque tu vivez en mi corazon
Y nunca te dejare ir

I am One

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I am one
And can't do much but
I can see and I can move
I can speak and I can feel

I am one
Solitary soul with no
Political power or
Great beauty to speak of

But I have words
Some of compassion
Some of comfort
But all of love

I am one
But one alone can light the stars

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dancing to Live

I haven't posted in a while because lately I feel as if I'm just writing to meet a prompt deadline. I'm not being inspired and I find myself scrambling to write. It's been a while since I've written a poem that I originally thought of and I've missed that, so without further delay here is one that I wrote on 11/11/11.

Dancing to Live
I dance to
The rhythm of the land
And the rhythm of the sea
For the life not lived
And the words unspoken
That they may never belong to me

I dance towards
Limitless skies
And limitless dreams
For voices unheard
And beauty unseen
That they may find a resting place in me