Love’s come of age

You pondered the dimensions

Of his myriad intentions,

His relentless insistence

To erode your resistance,

It was Love’s masquerade,

In Lust’s big parade;

You danced while he played

A true lover’s charade.

Now the day has gone black

Your love has gone slack.

Your heart must decide

Where it will always reside:

Shall you stay at the ball

Past your night’s fall?

Or will you go home?

With love or alone?

Once We Were

I originally posted this poem three years ago. There has been some interest in my verse this year, so I thought I would re-publish it with some minor edits. 

As always, comments are welcome. 


Orbs once we were …

Suspended in glistening space
Brightly afire and white ablaze
Held only by primordial grace

Then drawn we were
By a pulsing explosive phase
And slowly together we came
Held by love’s orbiting embrace

Until we discovered the world beneath
And heard its call of mortal needs

Too quick by gravity pulled and thrust
We hurled to earth’s brittle crust

We fell from heaven we’d only known
Helplessly down we were thrown

Now ensnared by inescapable mass
Into this world we finally crashed

Darkening, hardening, we fall to embers
Under the glittering sky of what we once were.

 

Until home

It’s a too hard road

For a too young soul.

I’m sorry

for the questions you ask.

I’m sorry

for the answers I have.

I’d give you the moon,

I have only the truth

Can you believe

What you can’t see?

He holds my hand as

I’m holding yours,

Through our space,

Through your rage.

Peace comes after the fight

When God and I will hold you tight.

Title in search of poem

The answers have flown their cages

In search of finer questions

The window spurns the sun

I alone remain

I am no slave to daylight

Nor a fool for the moon

I turn my face from the portal

And open to the world.

And so my truth begins.

Love’s Dark Twin

Clothe yourself in darkness
Sewn from your soul’s abyss
Then I can finally take you
With my aching, starving kiss

Bring our love to shadows
Where haughty spirits stay
And we shall dance with them
As God’s feral gypsies play

This is not shameful
This is not sin
It is a lover’s song
I hear from deep within

So burn off all your daylight
That clings so to your skin
Walk to me in the darkness
Where my love begs to begin

Letter to Noah

The flood is futile
It cannot clean
The truest soil
That lives within

We are born to fly
And born to fall
Born to sin
From grace to fall

But soar we can
And try we must
Briefly behind
Leave earthly dust

In far greater deep
Our souls do dwell
We often choose
To allow this hell

Sin breathes the air
We allow by day
It walks the earth
Only by our say

Come the night
We pray for more
We hide in dark
And shut the door

Honor, justice
We must seek
Then bring them life
And our children teach

The world is ours
It is what we make
God gave us choice
God we cannot blame

 

 

 

 

 

Stealthy Love

Joy slips in
Like a spy
Through the halls
Of their disbelief
My prison walls
For now.

Love soars over
Like a wind
Above the decay
Of their blasphemy
My prison cells
For now.

Your smile encodes the possible
Your kiss ensures tomorrow
Remind me of God and Heavens
Victory of the future
Over now.

Hope is our secret.
The secret of God
Written into the wonders
including you.

God’s promise in your face.
Look upon me always
That I may remember
And I shall carry on
With joy
With love
You have brought through
Against their knowing.

 

Apprentices of Alchemy

This is still a work in progress. My last poem took me six months, and I’ve got another under construction for a year. This one said something I needed to say, though.  Feedback welcome. 


Apprentices to alchemy
of the soul

Send poison from their lips
to our bones

Once wiser wizards healed hearts
stone to gold

And crushed minds and hearts
they let unfold.

Now see tender spirits
bent to mould

Spirits taken as their own
then sold

For lesser massive missions
of the bold

One marching, silent, aching,
muted moan

Once We Were

Orbs once we were
Suspended in glistening space
Brightly afire and white ablaze
Held only by primordial grace

Then drawn we were
By our pulsing explosive phase
And slowly together we came
Held by love’s orbiting embrace

Until we discovered the world beneath
And heard the call of life’s mortal needs 

Too quick by gravity pulled and thrust
And we hurled to earth’s brittle crust

So we fell from heaven we’d known
Helplessly down we found ourselves thrown

Now ensnared by this inescapable mass
Into the world we have finally crashed

Darkening, hardening, now just dying embers
Under the glittering sky of what we once were.