T      A
T A
4 days ago

"Red wire, Red wire;
Oh won't you let me go to bed?
The days' been so long,
the nights' too
and I'd like to rest my head!"

But no- The Red wire replied.
The clocks yet to tock,
the stars are yet to align
and the moons not yet sighed.

"Oh Please," I begged
"Red wire, let me sleep.
Take my arms, my legs
or my heavy heart instead!"

I see, the Red wire said,
Snaking around my throat.
My lungs filled with dread.
"I will make you dream.
Dream.
Dream.
until we are dead."                          
                                       So i dreamed  with your silky red thread
                                       where i wished for your hands: to be led.

#love   #sleepless   #nights   #wire  

A grille
about grease
that string
If she's
only a
remnant where
those cars
were too
fast and
nights were
long and
days with
times that
children played
then here
along my  
street again.

#street   #women   #nights   #main   #spoon   #autombiles  
T      A
T A
Dec 31, 2016

The Night
sparkles somewhere....far
lit only by
the tail of some falling star.
and under it
Two hearts expend,
all that they thought....
they thought their hearts could send.
and between them
The oaken child
who stares up at the sky
wishing to be wild.
and in his hand
a pen tightly held.
a caligraphical cage
another passion quelled
And Above Them All
     Snow.............. Slowly..... begins..... to.... fall.

i joined Hello Poetry this year in April
And i have found nothing but love and wonderful people
and i will stay here. I will stay. Thank you all for 2016. Thank you all.
#love   #ending   #wishing   #nights  
Arpan Rathod
Arpan Rathod
Dec 29, 2016

A day without you
made me realize
how it's never
gonna work.

A day without you
forced me to think
about all the times
you said
"I need you".
and
"I can't live without you".
when it's clearly
possible
and easy.

A day without you
was a day
without light,
where I couldn't
see myself,
find myself.

A day without you
was also a day
without me...

just a draft..
#love   #pain   #hurt   #day   #you   #breakup   #couple   #nights  
Andrew T
Andrew T
Dec 25, 2016

I watched you soar off a balcony,
Only to land on a giant net stitched
From your goals and dreams.
You traded your soul for an extra moment with the silhouette of her shadow.
Bury me in her old cardigan and
Her parking tickets. Take me back
To a time when these feelings
Didn't shatter my good sense.
I traced the outline of our brownstone
On your inner thigh.
You woke up to the bed covered
In roses and firewood.
The getaway car trembled as
You stepped inside, dragging
A red wagon weighed down by your discarded dreams.
Before I could pass out on the futon,
You asked me, do you love me?
As you drank from the merlot bottle.
I wanted to nod my head instead of
Shake it. But hey that's what the
Rewind button is for.
So the parachute refused to open,
And I died that night too with you.

#days   #dreams   #nights   #mornings   #giant   #balcony   #evenings  
Thoughtskeeper
Thoughtskeeper
Dec 19, 2016

You arent afraid of the darkness because of demons and monsters out there.
More likely you are afraid of your own demons you have to face.
Cause in the end of the day you are all by your own. Darkness kicks in.
People disappear.
Objects disappear.
Your eyes get blind. Things get hardly to find. The vision you have in the morning gets blurry. The only thing that stays is you.
You and your own mind. After a long day with many attempts to escape, the darkness overtakes you.
Your problems and thoughts get clear cause there is nothing other left to focus on.
There is nothing other left for your senses to be seen or heared.
Cause in the night when youre laying all by yourself in your bed. You are confronted with your own inner demons.
Just yourself.
And somehow you manage to escape this demons night by night by falling in sleep. But in  very few nights your mind finally interrupts your sleep..

#fear   #anxiety   #dark   #thoughts   #darkness   #night   #nights  
Esther
Esther
Dec 10, 2016

Sometimes
i feel as if
my thoughts
eat me
alive,
as if
they are tearing
apart
grey matter,
popping
brain cells
like pills,
getting high
off me
and the nights
i can't sleep
and the nights
i lie awake
and the nights
i am alone
and the nights
i am too quiet
as my
thoughts
throw extravagant parties
behind my forehead
and invite all their friends,
who bring their friends
and their friends
until my head
is a head
of raging thoughts
that dontcantwont sleep
so that
i dontcantwont sleep.
They keep
knocking, banging my skull with their fists
they keep
pounding, bashing my head with their screams
they keep
my eyes open
so that i can watch the floorboards creaking
so that i can hear the shadows pirouetting off my wall
so that i can smell the rustling in the darkness
as if i am the one ecstatically covering myself in angel dust
and not my thoughts
as if i am the one speedballing too fast, too fast, slow down
and not my thoughts
as if i am the one flying, crashing, idontknow, too fast, too fast, slow down
and not my thoughts.
They won't let me sleep
Just let me sleep
let me sleep
and you can
tear apart
all the gray matter
you want
and you can
pop
my brain cells
like pills
but
just
let me sleep
let me sleep
Just let me sleep

please.

#pills   #sleep   #thoughts   #quiet   #party   #head   #tired   #nights  

The days grow shorter

The nights grow colder

The clouds grow dreary

As you sit amongst the graves

Sing to the sleeping
For amongst the dead you are weeping


A melody for the fallen
To their forgotten souls you are calling


A lullaby to the little one
Showing them one last rising sun


The days grow shorter

The nights grow colder

The clouds grow dreary

As you sit amongst the graves

#lost   #fallen   #last   #souls   #sleeping   #nights   #lullaby   #graves   #dreary   #weeping  
tumelo mogomotsi
tumelo mogomotsi
Dec 6, 2016

i fell in love with an african girl
she had me by the way she moved her applicant curves
she moved with the music - and it was more than a simple prom queen candidate twirl
our eyes connected and the disco lights made her eyes look like two blackened pearls
the synergy between us was overpowering and we danced together like beautiful patterned birds
we swayed to the sound of the jukebox and lost contact with our singular lives in this passionless world.


-t.m

#love   #dream   #dance   #passion   #you   #nights  
Rebecca Kinga
Rebecca Kinga
Nov 30, 2016

Our love left nothing except wrong colours
Our love pretended we had true lovers


Red laughter on nights
Together under green tree
Blue tears & grey eyes
Never said you'll need me
Pink flowers yellow sunshine
Never said you'll leave me


I guess my favorite colour now is darkness
cause nothing is like colours meaning less


Emotion is colour less but full of it
Ocean isn't only blue that is why we love it


Boats need to float in the blue water
Hopes don't need toys but a true lover

Do you still come to sit under this lonely tree
Or you have forgotten and one who comes is only me...

Coming back here again...
where I smiled with you...
Now I just cry without you...
#love   #sad   #stories   #trees   #nights   #colours  
 
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