Category Archives: Poetry
In my dreams we lay happily together
Entwined in each others arms
Each keeping the other warm and safe
From life’s cold reality and harms
Some restless nights, I lie awake and watch you sleep
Drinking in your amazing peacefulness and beauty
I am moved so deeply by my love that I cannot help but weep
Tears of joy run down my face as I watch you lie in slumber
But when the sun rises and I wake slowly from my bliss
I find a totally different world, cold and all alone
I resist waking with all my strength to steal one last kiss
Fighting the light as a vampire, who fears for his demise
Fully awake now, I recognize my reality and my place
In a cold, cold world, alone, am I, in a crowd of humanity
I wish only to return to where I see your lovely face
That land where I am warmed by the presence of you
Though I only have one wish I care to be fulfilled
That is to be by your side forever and a day
A world in which we are joined as one, I wish to build
But that world and this are light-years apart
I can only pray that, someplace, you are out there
Amongst all this planets billions of residents
And you dream of me, my love, knowing I am somewhere
And someday, by some whim of fate, we shall meet
Until that fateful day, should it ever arrive
I’ll do my best to get through each lonely day
To make the best of what I have while I survive
Waiting and wondering, and living in my dreams
Walls, they hold up roofs or, perhaps, hold out fears
Built for a purpose, not always one of which we are aware
To help us stay warm and dry, or help defer future tears
Some can be seen, others, to anyone’s vision, we don’t share
Walls I’ve built, meaning to or not
Never served the purpose I intended
Many times allowing relationships to rot
Built to keep myself safe while I mended
They only shut out the ones most needed
To heal my broken spirit and my soul
Those outside the wall left like a garden unweeded
Love dying choked by neglect and evils control
So much of my life lived inside these walls
Progress hindered by invisible mortar and brick
Nowhere to go, save in circles, ’till this wall falls
So difficult to destroy, it has become so thick
Finally toppled, my walls, by senseless and needless pain
Never to be rebuilt for fear of hiding again my heart
From the one who will finally heal it forever again
Fear is nothing compared to the loss of being kept apart
Do I fear being hurt by felling these, my walls
Of course, a fool I would be, possible betrayal to ignore
But my heart can bear pain and countless pitfalls
To find that which, I believe, for me, is in store
Walls will no longer delay the journey of my heart
To its destination with its completing half
Walls standing in the way, I’ll scale to their rampart
Or wait for their crumbling, as if struck by a mighty staff
I know not when, or with whom, I shall be complete
But I do know she’s out there, probably unaware
That her life and mine are to be, with joy, replete
My heart will continue, without walls, to journey to her there
Love is…..That beat that my heart skips when she enters the room.
Love is…..The joy of simply listening to her talk, laugh and giggle.
Love is…..Talking to her for hours on the phone and still not wanting to hang up.
Love is…..Not wanting a day to go by without speaking to her.
Love is…..Wanting to be a better man simply because of her.
Love is…..Knowing, in my heart, that I would never willfully do anything to harm her.
Love is…..Wanting nothing more out of life than to live it by her side.
Love is…..Being hundreds of miles apart and feeling like she is right by my side.
Love is…..My first waking thought being of her.
Love is…..Watching her peaceful face in sleep because I can’t bear to take my eyes off of her.
Love is…..Being able to tell her anything without fear of being judged.
Love is…..Knowing that my life would be immeasurably lessened by her absence from it.
Love is…..Holding hands in silence knowing that we are one.
Love is…..Accepting her for who she is and being accepted as I am.
Love is…..Desiring her without requiring anything of her.
Love is, above all else…..Wanting for her to be happy, even if that happiness does not include me.
Wandering through this, my foolish life, ever approaching its end
Wandering alone, yet again, after so long a part of another
Looking for that special one, a lover, a confidant, most of all, a friend
Whose eyes drink me in, see past the broken shell, to the heart within
The heart so willing to give of myself, to her and to her alone
Asking nothing in return, save the exhilaration of our shared lives
To gaze into her delightful eyes, to see past skin and bone
Through to her very soul, so tender and so loving, the soul of an angel
My angel, created above, created to complete this old soul
To softly hold my hand, travel this journey forever by my side
To comfort me when I cry, and, when she is sad, for me to gently hold
Merging one with the other, for all eternity, in joyous love
Where is my love? Am I to find her, or forever remain unescorted
Is she a stranger in my future, or a dear friend I already know
When will I find the one who waits. Waits, by me, to be courted
My love, wherever you are, please hear my heart calling,
Where is my love?
Two souls, once so close, entwined through eternity, so it seemed
Now unraveling, going their separate ways
Two people, once friends, and lovers, and more
Passing the other each day, without touching, barely speaking
Hardly recognizing the other, for the changes they’re enduring
Life goes on
Night time, the hardest, the bed that we still share
Once so small, the love keeping us close
Now grows larger, each further from the other
For the space the loss of love creates
And the coldness we share for each other
Life goes on
You return to your last love, though your heart he once broke
You try to heal your heart with his
Leaving mine in loneliness and despair
You go backwards, I forward, to the unknown
Perhaps to know love again, perhaps to remain alone
Life goes on, to wherever it will