Feb 20

My grandpa told me stories
When I was a little child
I listened with attention with eyes just opened wide.
I didn't fully understand I hadn't got a clue
He talked about a treasure chest
made from brass with a greenish hue.

Now can you step into my shoes and imagine how I felt
I sat in school and pondered might there be something of great wealth.
Then one day I said grandpa, please will you let me see.
He kissed me on the forehead
then told me he had no key.

When he saw the tears flow
he took me on his knee
Now let's go to the loft, we'll take a light to see.
And when I saw the velvet chest I laughed so joyously,
he said to me, "one day you'll know, magic and mystery."

I marvelled at its beauty of red and golden strands
The velvet was divine I touched  it with my hands
"Where is the key where is the key?" I yelled in ecstasy
He shook his head and said to me
"We'll come back in our stride."

He tried his best to tell to me tales from very long ago
And I just wouldn't  listen and yes he scold me so
This chest you see has been here, for many centuries
"We can't take heaven by storm "he said, "for Heaven  is given to thee."

And now this chest is in my home
It's in a sacred space
I can hear my grandpa's voice and see his adoring face
He truly is an angel who reminds me constantly
I listen to his words with attention consciously.

And still, I still imagine, the secret being revealed
And every day I create a beautiful new dream
I see the sun the moon and stars when I look inside of me.
And in joyous anticipation, in prayer I request the key.

Childhood grandpa magic joy revelation mystery. Imagination.
#poem   #this   #a   #ive   #but   #sorry   #times   #few   #as   #edited  
David P Carroll
David P Carroll
Nov 19, 2016

O I'm alone again its only me
Alone again and lonely saddened
Forever searching for a true love but never finding her

Only sadness there was only sadness
Finding her was truly unbelievable always alone never happy

Sadness inside my heart it was always me
Dreaming of a love so strong always waiting but never finding her

My life is full of sadness only me only me crying for true love
Every day dreaming of a better tomorrow always hopeful of a better tomorrow

As I'm floating away in loneliness
Hurt heartache I'm saddened I'm truly alone

Then she comes into my life a bright smile so bright my heart feels love sent from above
I've smiled my heart racing faster than normal suddenly my life means something her love has brought me happiness and joy
When our two hearts join our love begins o I've truly found true love and it's a wonderful love never to forget I'm truly in love.

David P Carroll
I've Found True Love
#love   #true   #ive   #found  
David P Carroll
David P Carroll
Nov 11, 2016

As she walks
Into my life
She takes away
My pain
You bring happiness
Sun shine and joy
O I was always in pain
I cry for your love
Never before have I ever
Felt a women's love
I'm grateful for your
Love you made me feel a better
Person in life I'm crying
For your love you loved me
Forever in life all I can say
Is I've stopped crying I'm truly in love
A love I've found in truly in love.
David P Carroll

David P Carroll
A Love Ive Found Im Truly In Love
#love   #im   #in   #a   #ive   #found   #truly  
Wyatt R
Wyatt R
Sep 27, 2016

What is the cost? What is the gain?
I don't think I'll ever be the same.
The sins in the back of my head
make me feel I am better off dead.
I've done wrong again.

#wrong   #sins   #ive   #done  
Andrei Marin
Andrei Marin
Aug 24, 2016

There was a rhythm in the night,
an echo from out of sight,

footsteps on cold concrete,
in an ally, dimly lit.

It was his last night guarding,
representing law and justice,
so much patience to practice.

He worked for the police: so slow and sluggish,
bound up in red tape, corruption and rubbish...

But tomorrow he'll be free,
returning to his farm house; the one with the old tree,
breathing in the fresh air, with the scent of young grass,
not like the city, smelling of smoke and gas.

His dreaming was cut short, by the sound of shattered glass,
turning around he saw a spark, heard a shot: he was caught...

Falling into death, the eternal black mass,
the last thing he saw; fields of green grass...

#first   #poem   #hope   #of   #this   #my   #its   #ive   #kind   #captured  
Nov 25, 2015

you can call them my veins
well, I consider them vines
when you look for what grows it is you that you'll find
my blood vessels are ships, and they sail the blood sea
carrying cargo called 'words' from your mouth to me
and my bones are the homes of each memory
they ache when you leave
but they are calm when you breathe
my skin is the sky
scars being stars
I've created this world, dear
but it's not mine
it's ours

#world   #this   #ive   #dear   #created  
Jun 15, 2015

Make it stop
oh how nieve you are
free as a bird
inside a cage
with wings made to fly
from page to page
sure ive burnt papers galore
but my soul, my spirit is no more,
you dont know now,
but you will
the effect you have on me,
no frills
youve made me realize,  that i am two sizes to big for this skin
and my kin ,
im scared
so scared you see,
of this demon lurking beneath me
caged birds dont get to fly to often
its so difficult when without my vice my bones soften
and to be with you is to brake both my legs
and even when my soul pleads and begs.
understand that  to scream at you is to show affection
because i have chosen my direction
to loose myself in you, is to find my way home
and never again,
shall i feel so alone

Im an addict
#love   #her   #stop   #you   #ive   #us   #addict   #chosen  
Kiarra Dean
Kiarra Dean
Jun 7, 2015

ive been feeling
and not just the lonley
where your lacking a person
or a presence
an alone where you cant feel anything
and it feels like your stomach
is droping from the top of a rollercoaster
and it is because of you

you, you, you, you, everyone

and i hate it. i cannot change it

i have no control
and i like having control
over my own emotions
i cannot feel anything
my brain
is in a soft fuzzy blanket
i cannot feel
my stomach
the acid burns it numb
and my heart
it has stopped
dead in my throat
my eyes
have become blind
by the boiling aogny flowing out
my mouth
the words gushing out
cut it, emotions choking me

i long
to not be able to feel
because numbness



spelling errors are intentional, all written in the spur of the moment
#alone   #not   #the   #and   #feeling   #ive   #just   #been   #recently  

Wood broken
Steel bent
Life jacket
Broken mast
One intact
Chewed up oar
Part of bow
Some of rail
Looks like keel
Flogged to bits
Was once a boat
Someones joy
The mighty sea
Did not want
This little one
To escape from
Its horrific jaws.

#this   #ive   #more   #than   #seen   #elsewhere  
May 6, 2015

I can't cry anymore.
I've lost every counted hour of sleep.
No words can form any sensical sentences.
I'd go weeks without talking if you'd let me.

I don't know where I've gone but I know its not here.

#lost   #mind   #my   #ive  
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