Category Archives: Life

#656

If he turns each teardrop
from your eyes
Into poetry,
If you can find comfort,
Nestled against his side,
In the silence past midnight –
Then my dear,
Go with him
It isn’t my happiness,
That’s important to me,
But your’s.
-akylus

#652; If you …

If you loved me,
As I love you
My dear,
You would throw away
All your fears,
And come to live
In my heart.

#634 — Incense;

With the twilight breeze,
Burning fragrance of her breath,
Waft slowly to me.

#incense

#630 — Memories;

Ripples
Of your laughter,
Drift in the morning air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Chasing,
One the other,
You’re running on the floor
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Giggles,
Silent whispers
Your echo in the air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Because,
I can’t let go,
Memories in me flow,
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.

#memories
5 May 2017

This poem is the first of my attempts to combine and present #cinquain poetry in a ghazal style (last line of each verse similar in all verses). I can only hope it is acceptable to fellow poets and appealing.
My wife lost her battle with cancer three years ago, on May 5th, 2014. She was only forty-two years old. She left behind two very young daughters and memories of her with me. I dedicate this poem to her memories.

#627 — Shadows;

Shadows,
Refuse to drown,
However hard I try,
To sink them into the night that,
Surround.

#shadows

#626 — Restlessness;

Enough
It is for you,
That he lives in your heart —
Say it then to his restless days,
And nights.

#restless

#616 — Shame;

This shameless vessel,
Fashioned out of one handful,
Of scattered loam,
Ooze its fill of puff and hubris —
Yet, held in the embrace,
of its naked reality,
It trembles and crumbles,
To dust, in utter disgrace.

#freeverse #wordporn
#shame