Tag: free verse

Your face is showing

Fear glazes the eyes atop masks
Out-stretched hands, morally bitten
Hordes
hoarding essentials—
some to profit
while others for security
Public services mocked
while trying to keep their composure
Bound to their castles,
what awaits one
can not be seen—
Insanity.
Isolated roads
are no longer a metaphor
What was a friendly smile
now a grin of greed
Words of encouragement
from people who preached saying,
“Things will be all right”,
no longer have meaning
in this day and time

Excuse me,
but your face is showing.

 

 

Paper mache heart

An empty heart can still be seen,
making the perfect mold to cast over.
Strips, unevenly torn, of red and pink—
the bits I kept that meant the most—
are lightly brushed over
with a blended mixture of
wishful thinking and tears of “I Love You.”
Decorated with ribbons, bows, and lace,
helps keep everything in place.
They overlap,
trying to cover the pain
from “We’re Over.”
It’s how I see my heart—
the perfect gift
for myself.

Death Regrets

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hollowed eyes can still shed tears

promised to me before creation,

I let you run free.

Loved by many—

myself included,

I denied you in the darkest of days.

A man’s promise of love cannot compare to mine.

Kings have fallen

A knights’ valor can be broken

No mortal

can feel the pain of taking you away—

as I do.

Yet,

I am still hated.

Agonizing as it is,

I still await your hand.

No one is ever ready

to leave what has been.

Hush now,

let me fulfill my promise

of helping you

let go.

Asphalt River

Leaves begin to scatter—

scraping across the asphalt.

The sound of a river

coursing through my street.

Swirling

Churning

Ebbing with the wind

I wish I can toss my memories into the current

but they will eventually

find their way back to me.