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aMuse

One poem every week. No other rules, no other plans, just words.

Memories

Fragrance overtakes me
Colors dance through rounded glass
Pulsing. silent.
In Thailand once again
Or is it Egypt?
At once at home
The cozy unfamiliar
Thinking of nothing
Simply there.
Simply then.
Until I return
Pulled back to reality
Friendly voices call
Simply here.
Simply now.
The senses loose their hold
It fades
The unconcious journey
A beautiful surprise
My living memory

Mess

Messy wandering
Filling the room
Energy wasted
A silent heart flume

Talking with friends
Hearing things unsaid
Displaying a smile
But scratching my head

I must be dreaming
There’s not something here
But things do seem different
Have we lost all our fear?

And so I push on
With a scouple-1838940_960_720.jpgmile ear to ear
Enjoying the friendship
Til you give the all clear

David

May we dance
Flying from the floor
Joy straining the muscles
Uncontrollable excitement
Loved regardless of shame
Streets filled with shouting
Happy bursts of hopeful noise
Affection that refuses to remain silent
May we dance

The End

We finally made it to the last and final call
I couldn’t have guessed how little we’d fall

Jumping from friends to a little bit more
But keeping our distance just as before

The signs seemed sure; an obvious match
But try as we might the lock would never quite latch

But each word was kind and the landing was soft
Respect winning out, holding friendship aloft

Final Rose

Trapped beneath society

It feels like all you do is lie to me

If we cant say the things we feel 

What of our story stands as real

Interest left in vague conversation

Anxious thoughts destroy elation 

I let you in but the hinge swings close

The game comes to an end I hold the rose

But here it stays tight in hand drawn near my heart

Watching fear of stage steal your starring part

Here

Heading out to distant shore
Or holding fast to time worn moor

The push and pull to run or stay
Letting whims rule the day

Driving out and rushing home
Wondering if all my life Ill roam

Searching onward for the way
To future joy in love and play

But with each try I start to see
To reach my goal I must start with me

Looking around, above, below, behind
Its in THIS moment my life ill find

Respect Me

Respect me.
I plead with my eyes
Willing him to understand
I am more than this
I have value

Respect me.

He doesn’t care
Utility only
Valuable until unneccesary

RESPECT ME

I yell silently
But he sees only weakness
Refusal to act

Respect me.

Tears wont come
Pain lashes my heart
But I wont let him win

RESPECT ME.

I didnt say it
I stared into darkness
Muttering hate until daybreak

RESPECT US.

I cried to them
To the ones who listened
Praying they saw the pain

Respect me.

Why cant we see it?
When others beg?
To be human
To be respected

Respect me.

Gideon

Like Gideon long ago
I place my fleece upon the ground
Hoping that as I asked it
In the morning it will be found

Hearing the truths God tells me
But holding on to fear
How could this be your choice?
I’m sure my future’s over here!

Learning to trust your words
And not just what I see
Trying to be brave
Sitting daily close to thee

Letting go of control
Putting my doubting fleece away
Help me to move forward, Lord
May Your word guide my way

Switch

It was you
For sure you
Now it’s my turn?
How did we switch?

Anxious thoughts
It was me
You wanted me.
Right?

When the change?
My vision altered
More regard
More respect

How did I become
The obsessed?
Wasn’t that you?
Loving the indifferent

But here we are
I sit
In admiration
You are incredible

Thank you
For listening
For caring
For being you

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