Perfect (Cover)

When I’m all alone and the world is asleep,
I wish for that someone who’s dreaming of me.
I need a man to sweep me off my feet
and dry my tears with just a kiss on my cheek.

I thought I knew what love was
but had it all backwards.
I miss the one who was right in my life.
Now that I’m on my own
your side is growing cold.
If only you were here tonight.

Grasping for the stars and not between your arms.
Lying here in the dark, afraid to go to sleep.
I can feel you touch my hair but I know you’re not here
to kiss me. Baby, I’m sorry. You were perfect to me.

Another round of Memories

In the company of January’s silence,

I raise a glass in remembrance

to who I used to be.

Drunk off flashbacks,

I timidly raise a glass—

Another round of memories.

 

Here’s to the smiles I’ve lost

and all the pain I’ve caused—

I raise my glass to you.

To all the future misadventures

and other endeavors

I’m about to do.

 

May the years of mistakes

show me a better way

to be the ideal me.

Let me fill this glass again—

happiness, sadness…Fill it to the brim!

Another round of memories

please?

Quo-etry #3

Bittersweet memories taste so much better now that it has been aged properly

Remembering Jar of Poetry

I still can’t believe we will be entering a new decade! So, to close out the final entry of 2019, let’s look back on 10 entries that impacted Jar of Poetry!

  1. Jar of Fireflies
    This is the first entry and the premise behind the site. Like fireflies, poetry is meant to be shared and admired by those who share the same fascination.

  1. Synthetically-Laced Puppet
    This last decade was filled with many things I never thought I’d face. Stepping away from the medication to combat PTSD, the experience helped inspire this piece.

  1. Locket
    Taking a chance at revealing something personal, the words from this poem naturally flowed. I was shocked at how many people related to it!

  1. Just not ready
    Originally meant to be a song, I never completed it. With a new blog and no material at the time, this led me to some old notebooks. After refining it to be a poem, I finally finished it, 3 years later.

  1. A Table with Friends
    Struggling with hunger pains, I went out to get some food. I ran into an old friend and ended up with a free meal from him. On my way back to the house, the idea to compare friends and food came to mind.

  1. How I tell time
    One of many ideas that kept me up at night. Despite the tired eyes and body fatigue, this poem was worth every second put into it.

  1. Come and Chill with Me
    A personal entry and my first personal Top 10 list. The only part that I didn’t like was having to listen to myself while trying to transcribe what I said. Oh well…it was still fun though.

  1. Her Vows
    This entry was the first time I gender-swapped. Writing from that point of view was new and I honestly found it interesting!

  1. Paper Airplanes
    Okay…stay with me here. This was inspired by Antony, who was inspired by Uncharted Course, to write this. This poem is the first time I did a poetry “Ping-back

  1. Nothing more beautiful
    The lines that inspired this whole thing was, “How does one payback a lost angel? With a pocket full of sin, a man can still be grateful.” This motivated—well…agitated me—to finish writing this to get some sleep. I bet you didn’t know that?!

It has been a wonderful time sharing these posts, along with some of the others, with you and having fun doing so. I look forward to keeping this up for 2020. The one thing I want will change is adding more audio to the posts.

And that my friends does it for JOP 2019. So until next Sunday (EST), I’m John-Anthony and this is our Jar of Poetry. I wish you a prosperous, wondrous, and most mischievous New Year! Take care!