Friday, 31 May 2013

The Heart and Soul of the Heart and Soul - A Poem

A lonely, empty soul
Trapped within
The depths of oneself
Struggling to break free
From inside
To the outer shell.
Feelings are hidden
To rise to the above.
Fall down
The broken,
Aching heart.
Boiling blood trickles
Endlessly downward,
The pure-as-driven-snow’s

Comments, anyone? Like or dislike? Don't be afraid of hurting my feelings...please just say what you think and/or feel. There is no "right" or "wrong" here...
I love hearing from you! Please comment!

Monday, 27 May 2013

A Smile - Poem

A smile
is a sign
of joy,
a symbol
of happiness,
a show
of love.

This poem is short and sweet, don't you think? :)

Tell me your thoughts on what a "smile" means to you, please, as I would love to hear them!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dreams or Destruction? - A Poem - to be "re-titled" (suggestions please!)

Dreams or Destruction?

What is failure?
What is success?
What happens to dreams shattered, left in a mess?
Why should I try, and put forth effort to succeed?
Are happiness and security my only needs?
Why should I try and make it in this world by myself?
Will the only joys I’ll ever have be stored on a closet shelf?
If I’m successful, what am I to achieve my wealth in?
If I should fail, does it leave me hope for anything?
I get annoyed with myself for asking these questions,
For I’m destroying myself without the intention.
Why do I do such things as this?
Why can’t I cry silent tears of bliss?
I suppose I know why:
I don’t, unfulfilled, want to die.
The sun is still shining,
but are the clouds still silver with lining?
I don’t want to end life
With a knife,
But a kiss.

I don't like the title of this poem, and want to change it. Can you offer me a better title? Leave your suggestion in the comments, please!!!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Dark Night - A Super Short Poem

The Dark Night

The flash of lightning (5)
So razor sharp bright (5)
Quickly sets aglow (5)
The cold, wet, dark night. (5)

The candle’s hot flame (5)
Burns orange so bright. (5)
Then, without warning, (5)
Fades in the dark night. (5)

Caught within a world (5)
Of flickering light, (5)
There is no escape (5)
From the cold, dark night. (5)

I was going to enter this poem into the contest along with my other four, but somehow it either slipped my mind, or I did not think that this was worthy of first prize. At any rate, be happy I can share this with you!


Note that I used the same number of syllables in each line. This was intentional, from a technical standpoint. Imagery is present within this poem, too. Colors include black (the night sky), white or silver (the lightning), and orange (the flame from the candle). Noise is also apparent, since lightning is generally accompanied by thunder, which is frequently loud. The image of someone being trapped indoors while a storm rages outdoors is evident from the fact that candles cannot stay lit in the rain. 

All in all, I think I should have sent this poem into the contest, or maybe saved it for another one... But, I wanted to showcase my abilities on this blog, and so here is another sample of my talent for writing.

Comments, anyone?

Saturday, 4 May 2013

"Sisters" - A Poem


There are many things in this great world
that are wonderful and good,
and there are many things in this great world
that to change them, we wish we could.

Our sisterhood falls among both of these;
Our relationship is unique.
Because of our many differences,
Our casual feelings change from week to week.