Thoughts are merely pebbles
Being gently washed by a passing stream.
You are the stream.
Thoughts are merely pebbles on a beach
Being gently rounded by crashing waves.
You are the waves.
Thoughts are merely pebbles in the sand.
Being gently worn away by the passing wind.
You are the wind
My words escape on.
Words are merely thoughts
Being gently read by a passing eye.
Yours are the eyes
That can read my thoughts.
Originally, this was a 3 line Haiku or Faux-ku.
But each time I read the first 3 lines to an audience, someone would always ask me to read it again so that they could hear the idea a second time. So I decided to repeat and expand upon the initial 3 lines.
Read the first 3 lines by themselves and if it doesn't make sense, keep reading.
this blue light has grey shadows
you're blue with grey
climbing down and settling with the pebbles and shards of bone
I take the paper from the walls and make stars
pebbles do tumble
I don't need your pebbles baby,
I got stardust in my mouth.
I'm gonna write a whole poem on it very soon
like a picnic on pebbles
you held me close
and told me to remember this moment forever
like a picnic on pebbles,
the rocks left red marks on hands and legs
but i didn't care
because picnics on pebbles meant you and me
like the last picnic on pebbles,
i planned everything out
for you to appear
on our palace of stones
and you never did
and stone by stone
our palace fell apart
like last week
i saw our kingdom
except there was a new queen
i had no power over the picnics on pebbles
like picnics on pebbles
i brushed off the redmarks
and built a new palace
where i was queen
maybe you can fall down on the street
just because of the pebbles
but you can stand again
then jump, or find another street
into an dream
his arms hold me
his body enters me
gentle he is over
he kisses me
Eroded on the Shore
Paving decorative Pathways
The foundation of The Hallways
Well here I am, milestones had passed
yet not a granite one had levelled my
field of recognition. When I was just
moments into digits doubled, a mind
was vacant of contentment.
Was I motionless yet progressing to
nowhere, my emotions were alike to
a cadaver rotting me on the inside.
Putrid anxiety chained with solitude,
voices of others, shadows clinging inwards.
A tomb of negativity had obscured my
needing of others. I was deaf in a room
of many whispers, mine screaming out
the loudest in need to be heard.
I was a ventriloquist scattering my voice away.
But even though in contained emotions,
I woefully expelled my moments on tiny
little pebbles, swallowing them to drown
out the living cradle of my imprisonment.
And I slept like death for an eternity.
Awoken by the morning verses of birds
rising to a new day, for me two had past.
A lifetime of slumber and I pondered my
reflection in the glass, twice was not the
charm, and pebbles dissolved into regrets.
Lingering in the empty shell of what drowned
within me. I looked in the mirror and saw
something strange? Myself, and I looked rough.
I took the blade to flesh and removed the
memory of the last static months stained on me.
Well that was vacant times and now my life is
fulfilled with the motions of love compassion,
A wife and children that expel any darkness
lingering beneath. And I smile, my granite footnote
is a while a way, today i just smile out the window..
I take each step forward
thinking about the steps you took without me.
My heart has faith
in the love that it felt
and it knows not how to give up.
But the pain of your indifference and neglect
hits the shore made of pebbles and shells
we collected all our life,
for the one we shall love.
But tonight, I am leaving this shore,
venturing into waters that I do not know of,
to feel what you feel.
So we may be united in hatred,
if not in love.