Tag: free verse

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.

 

Sleeping with Stars

Sleeping with stars

always awaken my thoughts.

We relate so sensibly.

tears streak in the dark

clouded when lost

dim as hope—

barely out of reach.

Quilted constellations

ease tired eyes.

Lullabies of

wishes and prayers

carry my dreams tonight.