Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
 
Jen Mar 2020
the hour is 3:59am
the sound of thunder is waking
a storm taps on glass
as if to say come here
don't miss it
i walk across the floor
and stand by a door to
admire the rain,
a semblance of hope
ripples in the expanse
hitting the ground
the far off cosmos are
hidden by downpours
designed in the vastness
living in the present,
a moment of calm
in the chaos
it's the best time to be alive
Jen Jan 2019
An abstract butterfly’s wings
Are made of unpractical things
Rings, springs, flings, and pings
It tries to fly but fails to flutter
There isn't enough fuel
In its tank, so all it does is sputter
Jen Mar 2020
A voice is heard in stillness &
Ripples across the night sky,
It once held emptiness
In its arms (So close)

Step across the veil of clouds              (Light as a feather)

A song is heard from afar
Where no lines
Had been sung before

Heartstrings are pulled
By distant melodies
That drown out fears
The end of all tears

(Overflows with luminosity)

The wind a choir (Harmony)
The rain a piano (Heavy)
The thunder drums (Strongly)
Leaves rustlin' in tune (Delicately)
A band of miracles
That breaks the silence

(Dance up to starlight)
Jen Mar 2019
We are the aliens
Among ourselves
Passing each other
In the crowds
Looking at one another
Without a sound
Communicating
None of us the same
All glued to earth, this gravity
Not understanding ourselves, really
What is relative, everything?
What is this life, we live in
Heads stuck in television
Living through others
What does this say
Of our lives?
Jen Mar 2020
There is magic all around us
To see past the sky
To what is far beyond,
Beneath the skin

It drifted above us
Fell back for a moment
Rested on a quiet breeze
Landed in softness
Covered everything (Glowing)
Touched a thought
Lifted somewhere soft
Rain fell beautifully and gently down
Forever

Closed my eyes and breathed it in,
Pure essence from within surrounded
The natural world
Felt deeply
Jen Feb 2019
We are shown
Videos growing up
In history class
Of what has happened
In the past
We only know
What we've been
Shown
All we can see
Is what we know
Living in
Someone else's
Creation
Changing the,
Stations
What keeps
Us alive here
What is it?
Jen Mar 2019
They want to form you,
Take away your, mind.
Blind you to what’s deep down,
Living inside.
So caught up in it all,
Before you know it,
It’s gone.
All you wanted was that topaz ring,
All you wanted was that house and everything,
All you wanted was that wedding dress to impress the crowd,
All you wanted was that image of what you thought your life, should be.
When all you needed was love,  
Those moments you couldn’t buy back with any amount of gold.
It’s easy to think these things will bring happiness to your life,
But they never do.
The greatest gifts are free to give, yet they are becoming Extinct.
A lasting embrace, a smile that can’t be erased,
Human touch and raw
Emotion when unselfish and giving, a kiss blown as more than Expression,
Awaking from this daze and wanting more than what is depicted,
True love for ratings, highly overrated.
Jen Dec 2018
Always wanted
To get lost with
You.
You said
We all
Die alone,
So, get used
To being
By yourself.
I still
Am.
Jen Jan 2019
When did the movie end?
     Curtains faded to credits
      Should have known better
               Than to watch movies
                                     In the dark.                

 Two souls anticipated,
       We kissed in between
              The lines and scenes
                 Your hands touched silk
                                           In my dream.

I’ve always wanted this,
           Climbed to the top
                            I gently bit
                             Your bottom lip
                                    Inhaled your kiss.


What happened here?  
The movie was missed.
What are you talking about?
You said come in close,
Let’s speak without words.
The rest is just
A movie scene,
Not rated G,
So
Turn out the light
And bring your I.D.
I've been working on this one for a little while. It was inspired by a movie night with a good friend, a movie night that took place with just words. Thank you for the inspiration. :)
Jen Feb 2019
Heaven's eyes
Shine tonight
Passing through
On their way
Through clouds
And rain & tears
Remember
You are loved
Just want to
Let you know
You're always
Looked over
Angels are real
Protecting us
From near & far
Even when we
Can't see them
They are...
Anyone believe in guardian angels? I do.
Jen Jan 2019
You say we’re one and the same
You agree with me that
We’ll see what this is
I haven’t let you go
I’m caught up on you
Tied with a ribbon and bow
We’ll see infinity until tomorrow
It could be anything
We could be on the same wavelength
A frequency going the distance
Traveling side by side
Rocking out and enjoying the ride
It could be anything
The unknown...it could be anything...
Jen Aug 2018
Slowly
Unbolted,
An aperture
Inside.

Mind.

A rift
Settles
In.

There is
No measure
Of seconds,
Or hours.

Time.

Finding
Reassurance
In
What billboards
Display
As
Happiness.

Everywhere,
Every time.

Running, running, running;
You can't leave this world.

Behind.

Feeding,
So blind.
Constantly
Monitoring
Others.

Lives.

Judging blindly;
To take a glance
In the mirror.

Sometimes.

Knowing
It's a
Far
Cry
From
Circumstances.

Here.

Is that what
Brings
Us closer
To finding
What we
Seek?

Displayed
In the form of
Material
And Physical
Things...

Nothing in
This
World,
Can
Satiate.

This aperture.

See.
Jen Apr 2020
God,
Please hear this prayer
Watch over the little ones
And hold our families near
Let me forgive
And move forward from
Past situations not meant to be
God,
Please let someone find a cure
(One with your blessing, not the mark of the evil)
Watch over the weak, the poor, the sick, the sad, and the lonely
& those that have lost it all and more
You are capable of miracles (Are we that far gone?)
I trust in you
Have always seen it
Felt it
You’ve never led me astray when I’ve followed your ways
A personal journey
You’ve led
I've followed
All I have to do is look up
To your creations
And trust that everything will be okay
Something better awaits (In unworldly paradise)
This is the prayer that I said before falling asleep yesterday.  The words came so clear to my mind as I closed my eyes.
Jen Apr 2020
April is a month of flowers-
Trees blossom after many showers
It's warming after the cold of winter
A bee is buzzing, spinning cartwheels
Haphazardly in an airfield
Dogs run carefree about the grass
I'll keep singing
No matter what clouds are forming
I'll keep singing
Give thanks and hope for the best
Because April is a month of flowers
Surrounded in natural life
And new hopes
Happy April :)
Finding joy in simple things
Jen Jul 2018
A Scene
Comes to mind.
Evading reality.
Waves
Of comfort
Covering.
A vast ocean
Of warmth
Descending.
Resilience
The framework
Surrounding.
Safe here
In this passageway
Pretending.
Jen Mar 2020
A Scene
Comes to mind.
Evading reality.

Waves
Of comfort
Covering.

A vast ocean
Of warmth
Descending.

Resilience
The framework
Surrounding.

Safe here
In this passageway
Pretending.
This little poem is the first I ever posted on a blog... a safe place to go in the mind and find comfort and peace.
Jen Dec 2018
Oh lover,
I ravaged your plans.
You said you knew
How you would
Lay me down;
Instead,
I took your hand
And led you
Down the
Stairs- Heaven bound.
You said you wanted
Me in
Every corner,
Until none remained.
So, we did
As lovers do.
After going
Down the
Stairs,
I sat you down
On an accent chair,
Then removed
My clothes too.
Your heart raced,
And you looked
Surprised;
The rest,
Is left untold.
We did
As lovers do.
Just reminiscing on a memory from a while ago... my current reality isn't this exciting...ha-ha. :)
Jen Jun 2019
Keep it safe,
Hold it forever,
Never let it go,
Keep it whole,
Not to break again
In this lifetime,
So full of hope,
You'd hold my hand
Close to your heart,
I believe your words
Are true,
Hand on your chest,
Smiling sweetly,
Two hearts
Beat as one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByfFurjQDb0
Jen Sep 2020
Until you find
The end of time
Don’t look back

Flowing through
To where it all began
In the soul you knew...
Until you found
Your way to peace
At last
Then you knew
And trusted as you
Rested your weary
Head down

At last, at last

You’ll love
Somehow
You’ll love
At last

Oh don’t look back
Nothing remains
In that

Until you find
The end of time
You’ll keep
Moving forward
Just like the wind
Like the sand
Finding inner peace
And love
At last
*Was listening to the song below which inspired the lyrics above...started to sing along with the piano*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvZwiMNMV-g
Jen Feb 2019
Wake up,
Come up
From below
The depths
That hold you, hold me too
This life isn’t real
Hypnotizing melody
Plays out in this reality
Otherworldly songs
Call you
What is it that you want
Me to show you
Living to sleep,
Living to wake,
Sometimes
We just need to
Open our eyes
And know what
It feels like to
Be awake
Jen Jan 2019
Fog dissipated to the sheen and splendor of
Bursts that broke through twilight’s embrace
Released from their cages by night’s keeper
Right before daybreak, awakened the sleeper.
Jen Jun 2020
I listened to this
Song last night.

Its message so simple
But deep.

It basically said
Something along the lines of...

What would it be like to
Live in a dream but never
Have been to sleep
And that my friend
Was the moment
Of your birth
Jen Nov 2018
If the past fills
Your thoughts
Like a thief-in-the-night;
Stealing your words
All the time;
Maybe, it’s time
To leave it All
Behind.

Hang on
To the Good,
Though.

There’s no use in dwelling.
There are voices inside
Yelling;
"Stop them,
Now."

"Now."

No more, no more.
Send them away,
To a place
Where they
Are free to
Rest,
Forevermore.

They’re dark waves,
Crashing ashore.

Do not hate them,
Do not shame them.

Just maybe,
They will
No longer
Intrude,
As you
Attempt,
To sleep.

Sleep soundly
Tonight.

Evermore.
Jen Dec 2018
Maybe I haven’t met you yet.
You are my beach.
A happy spot, bringing only cloudless thoughts.
A relaxing stretch that melts away the dark.
Two piña coladas, umbrella, towel, and endless sun.
You are my beach.
To dream is fun.
Jen Feb 2019
You have a beautiful soul
It's been beaten
Tortured and tamed
Don’t hide it
You have a beautiful soul
Living inside
Let it out
Let it shout
Don’t
Let it hide
Let your inner beauty
Shine out
Jen Mar 2020
Beauty can be anywhere you look,
An expression
Or kind smile
Passing by a sunset
Only to discover
That if you glance
In the side mirror
It's still there.
Time always
Goes  away
But beautiful memories
Stay.
Beauty can be anywhere
We look,
Imagining.
Jen Apr 2020
You had
To go
Through
It all
So you
Could
Become
Who you are
Today
Jen Jul 2018
Sometimes,
I look up
To distant stars,
Letting myself
Wander off
But, not too far…
So now,
I begin again,
Creating
The best version
I can be.
It feels great.
Not living for them,
No longer a slave
To their words,
Constantly
Beating down
Like stones upon
Ice water.

So I, so I,
So I…
Begin again.
Jen Dec 2018
Beneath
Sea,
Fluid is
Conduit.
Stare up,
Oxygen finds
Unbroken
Pipelines
Underneath
Atmospheric
Resistance,
Transformed
Under
Aqua Presence,
Flows
&
Gives Life
To All.
Hair moves
Like Silk
Strands,
Freely.
Open
Your eyes,
It’s another
World
When
You’re
Beneath
Sea.
I wanted to break down what started with a bunch of wordiness into a simplistic abstract poem that represents losing oneself in a world below the sea...what it might feel like to enter a new world underneath the break between water and the open air.
Jen Jun 2020
Suddenly so suddenly
Earth’s ground is falling
Beneath
You reach out to touch
The hand of one
You can’t see
They can’t hear you
Scream any more
Dry your tears
Off the floor
That doesn’t exist in
Space because-
In space
There is no floor
So wipe them up
Find your way
For all of time
But you can’t see them
Any longer
All this distance
Makes you pour
Out an empty glass
Hold your own hand
Dance on your two feet
All this distance
In space
Released
It's all inside of you
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PruX7fBgxNs
Jen Feb 2019
It's a scary world
Out there
Run from
Mr. Big Bad Wolf
A story told
To children
To warn
Them of
This world
Jen Dec 2018
My mind drifts at the thought of what it would feel like
To share your blanket with you;
Letting words cover me head to toe with your many layers.

Hidden pockets of warm down filling,
I’d get lost there forever if you’d promise to never let go...
Jen Dec 2018
Paint to paper,
From a beating heart;
Bleeds like old acrylic
Dreams on the back
Of syncopated medium
As emotions
Pour uncontrollably
Because you never
Knew how to not
Feel so much.
Jen Dec 2018
Exit sign, rainy night;
Rushed, beloved
Plight; Always
In clear sight,
Falling short,
Never missed
On a stormy night.

Reprieve hides
Beneath,
Footprints,
Face down to them.

Blurs in puddles dissipate,
To purple, bluish streaks;
Gray daze.
Headaches with
Thoughts, down the drain.
Core subsides to
Liquid
Particle bliss,
Followed by uneasiness,
In the drizzle.
Thoughts gathered during a few good rains. Currently listening to "Better Love" by Hozier.
Jen Jan 2019
Thoughts break free
That feeling of longing
For you
This is crazy
It could never be
Feelings for you
Make me insane
Thoughts of us
Continue
To break free
Light in the dark
Heart in the cold
Ice in the hot
In minutes you’re gone
These thoughts invade
Thoughts of you
Thoughts of love
Thoughts of us
Continue
To break free
Jen Jun 2019
Never try to plan
Your life out,
Because without
A doubt,
a wrench will
Be thrown in,
A heavy one,
Not always
Necessarily bad,
But a test of sorts
Brought about
By fate,
To see how you
Choose,
Which way you
Will go,
Just when you
Think your life
Is set in stone,
A wave rolls
In to break
The still,
Sometimes
It's love
That breaks
The still,
To risk it
All following
Your heart,
Or to stay
Still
And never
Know
At all.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ly4gCvb9RM
Jen May 2019
Questioning everything,
Events coincidental or something more,
Putting thoughts in my head,
And here I am the willing puppet;
Eating crumbs off the floor, Led
To the gingerbread house where
I can foresee a fate unknown and
Forest of tangled trees unending,
Silent chords follow patterned ringing,
Day after day a new situation

Only I can break the chain,
Before my heart stops beating,
The only way to escape the game,
Is to sever it and have no shame.
This poem is about a personal situation I'm faced with. I decided to give someone a second chance to be friends (platonic friends), but I'm afraid he is only playing an endless game with my heart instead and seems to get some kind of excitement from it. I know what I have to do...I have to end this false friendship. It will be challenging, but I know I'll have peace of mind and not be taunted anymore by the endless trickery. It seems like he will say anything to keep me strung along, but I need to be strong.

Anyone else out there ever experience similar?
Jen Jun 2020
Held on to a hand
Glanced up with a smile
Breathed a breath
Of the past
All moves forward
Until all is no more
Nothing is ever meant
To last in this life
I know this for sure
You thought you
Could have the best
Of both worlds
Kept me around
To help fit the bill
While you found
Other thrills
And your long lost
Lover soon returned
Sometime in early March
Or before,
If you were a real man,
You would have told
Me this before...
Now I breathe a breath
Of the future
It's all I have left
And here and now
Breathe into me
A future breath
Breathe
It's sometimes
All that is left
Jen Aug 2018
An opaque
Film
Covers
This bridge,
Lit throughout
With many shades
Of imaginary.

Close your
Eyes,
And pretend
Just this once.

Looking
Upon
Its features
With childlike
Wonder.

Remembering
When
We were younger.

Dancing in
The rain
Despite the
Lightning and
Thunder.

Playing in
Daylight outside,
With grasshoppers
In the mud.

Making forts
From nothing but
Sticks
And twigs.

Swimming in
A creek,
Feet against
Smooth rocks,
Skinned knee,
Little minnows
Swimming,
Feeling free.
Jen May 2019
It's something
We are trained
To ignore,
What can be
Felt,
Emotions,
Conform to
Social Norms

Maybe some of us
Are just a little
Too deep
For someone
To want to
Keep...

Always taking
The blame
Constant
Broken flame

Boat so little,
The waves keep rolling
To oblivion
Remember...
We had our gear,
Storms couldn’t interfere,
What would it take to
Break the surface
Of the storm
And welcome
Sunlight, someday
Listening to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZzPsGXFQ8
Jen Mar 2019
Worn tennis shoes hit pavement on repeat,
Broken records from the past droned like it was meant
To last, all moves so fast, say you just need a little
More,
A few more seconds,
To strike a chord,
To rest and recover, mourn your loss, move on, don’t stop now.
Like a broken record, words and voices repeat and live forever.
Nothing is ever truly lost.
It plays on even when we move on,
Rubber soles hit the cement every day,
Broken records always play,
Leave them in the dust,
Sometimes this is easier said than done.
Jen Mar 2019
It’s a fingerprint parade,
They press down into this bubble,
It doesn't break.
You’re enclosed in it,
Where is this place?

Not recognizing...

Breathing rapidly into a balloon that surrounds,
Calm down; quiet

White walls are the only thing you see, a display of them stretching
To infinity.

Let colors expand endlessly.
Jen Mar 2020
Why can't my God
Be love?
Spirit within
Longs to be lifted up
God(s) is
Different
To each of us
Above all
My God is love
Guiding me
So I go
Following intuitively
The Creator has always
Led the way
A protector although
Any day can be the last
No fear of death
Here on earth with all the horrors
I believe that all beliefs
Can be as one
As we all worship
What is in each of our hearts
My God I know so close
Angels sent from above
Guided by love
The spirit free to fly
At last
Shortly after posting this poem a friend sent me the following verse:

Jeremiah 29:11, "for I know the plans I have to you declared the lord. Plans  prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future"
Jen Dec 2018
Rested on a Mammoth
Rock by the sea,
Watched the waves
Roam free like
Tales of
Ancient
History.
Jen Jul 2018
A cake has many layers,
Of Joy.

Overhanging
Above sheets
Upon levels of
Sweetness,
Texture contrast
And Soft
Lightness
Which serve
As an escape
From the harshness
Of Life.

Take a bite-
And smile.
Jen Aug 2020
I can't explain it
Trying hard to
Deny it but
I think
I love you
Can't say
I've ever
Felt anything
Like it
I'm trying
To deny it
Why am I
Lost in you
In those eyes
No place I'd
Rather be
Never felt
The need
To fight it
Never felt
It erasing
Everything
I once knew
No matter
How I try
To fight it
Can't deny it
Jen Aug 2018
Capturing
Shadows-
Quickly
Fading,
Not concrete.

They melt
Into
A moving
Spring,
Floating
Petals
Above
Your feet,
Enlightened
By
A realization
Misunderstood.

The only
Way
To cope,
Is not
To falter
From
The
Never-ending
Numbness
Of ego,
Altered
In this
Present
Moment.

It's all
In
What you
Believe.

Undergoing
An original
Way
Of
Seeing,
A purpose
Among
The vines
Growing,
To find
That
There is
No
Clarity
Until
Finding
Inner peace.

If you
Don't want
All of me,
I can't
Give you
Part of me.

It's
The only
Way.

I feel
It beating,
Breaking,
Before beginning.

No one should
Settle,
For less
Than
A loving
Heart
And
Open arms,
That don't
Leave you
Out
In the dark,
Searching
for a spark.

Slipping
Into my
Own soul,
To find
A place
Distant,
But it's
Filled
With light,
Ever persistent.
Jen Apr 2020
Let these words
Carry you past
Tonight
Twilight covers
Only to prepare us
For Light

A voice breaks
The surface
Of silence
Where there
were no notes left
To be sung

Let these words
Carry You
Listening to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRN3cTQM84
Jen Oct 2018
Current State: Not awake
Close your eyes-
As if anchors hang
On the ends of lashes.
Clouds covering,
Weighted by an anvil.
And steel plates
Fold upon it,
Shaking like an
Earthquake.

Diminishing more.

Heating, Expanding, and Cooling-
To become
Resistant,
Even more,
Hard to break.

Made of Flesh,
But just like metal,
This is just
A process
Cast
To reveal
Another shape.
Jen Jan 2019
Impending darkness
Cuts into this hollow
Cave, need the one to
Come in and
Let in the sun
This hollow cave
Is covered in floods
Flowing in and out
Night after night
Need the one to
Let in the light
Next page