life, love, poetry

Afar

I love you from a distance

Just the way you are standing now

Blue eyes so haunting

Smile with slight sadness

Broken and bruised in your past

Strong shoulders carrying the weight

Compassion that comes from

Knowing the opposite

I love you over there

With all the parts to your story

That I added in my mind

Gentle touch of your masculine hands

Ability to listen and understand

Laughter that heals

from the outside in

Heart of an angel

Propensity for sin

I love you over there

From across this room

No need to approach you

Or learn your name

The way that you move

Painted on the canvas

In my brain

I love the parts of you I can see

And the parts I added on

To add one color stroke

Or to remove one flaw

Would be a sadness

I could not bear at all

So I will love you from over here

Watching you with my eyes

Picturing you in my mind

You will forever be my love

Across the room

Loved from afar

life, love poetry, poetry, sad poetry

Midnight Light

The crisp coolness of the night

Cuts sharply against  my skin

The moon watches me silently

Offering a dim illumination of the street

Like a  nightlight  in the darkness

Lighting  my path, but offering no consolation

No comfort  from the moon tonight

No comfort from the midnight light

It’s companionship is not the same

As someone who could whisper my name

And hold my hand to silence the pain

And speak of romance and love again

One step of footsteps where there should be two

I walk through the darkness  lamenting  of you

poetry

Grief and Loss

A single tear

fell down my cheek

and my eyelashes

were soaked

with salted water

for the poet who lives

on the other side of the states

and writes out loneliness

in computer light 

as sorrowfully as I feel

All at once

the tears they fell

that I thought were lost

from holding them back

for so many months

came down from nowhere

stopping me in silence

suffocating my body

as the grief of living

and loss

and all of the

compounded sadness

in my life

was felt

all at once

in my chest

making it hard to 

catch my breath

blogging, lament, life, philosophical poetry, philosophy, poetry, sad poetry, writing challenge

Old Woman’s Pond – my Poem Published on Wolf Publishing Blog

Please take a few minutes to go over to see my poem that was published today on the Wolf Publishing blog.

Poem was written for this week’s challenge. My poem is entitled Old Woman’s Pond

I have not entered any of these poetry challenges before so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you  🙂

Annie<3

life, poetry

Footsteps

The crisp coolness of the night

Cuts sharply against my skin

The moon watches me silently

Offering a dim illumination of the street

Like a nightlight in the darkness

Lighting my path with no emotion

No comfort from the moon tonight

No comfort from the midnight light

It’s companionship is not the same

As someone who could whisper my name

And hold my hand to silence the pain

And speak of romance and love again

One step of footsteps are better as two, Yet

I walk through the darkness lamenting of you