Archive for short poems

An Abject Prayer

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by dustus

It’s not because she’ll tease me
Or make me wish I’m there
Trick my mind to thinking
Someone truly cares

It’s not the song within my heart
Or how she can’t compare
To any love I’ve ever known
Beyond an abject prayer

Malignant Heart

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by dustus

I had a malignant heart
Past beating to decay

Fire filled its pulsing chambers
Purged my coursing veins

Hopelessness and self-contempt
Died among those flames…
And while no phoenix ever rose
Nor any angel’s face did show
I felt self-love regained

Spiritual Crisis

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2019 by dustus

Writing kept me sharp
Tempers my dull mind
But this is not the type of note
That makes me feel alive

Unrequited

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , on January 30, 2019 by dustus

She could never say she loves me
Believes our time has passed
Still I’ll reveal what’s in my heart
And get some song and dance

 

Vigilance

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems, writing with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2019 by dustus

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Once mourning welcomes darkness
Before grief burns to its end
Each day as bright as candlelight
When your heart won’t seem to¬†
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Yet amid such deep set loneliness
These times leave healing change
And remains of loving vigilance
Seeing through life’s pain

 

Dawn

Posted in Blog, Poetry, Short Poems, writing with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2019 by dustus

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I see her smile in my dreams
Making up lost time
She whispers that she’ll never leave
‘Til dawn wakes up my mind

I wonder where this vision goes
And rather close both eyes
For another glimpse of heaven
Which seems fleeting like our lives

 

The Fall of Snow

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , on January 24, 2019 by dustus

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Even when I questioned my decision
That voice inside my head pled don’t let go
And while what is done allows for no revision
God I miss Lansing and the fall of snow

Sunflowers

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2019 by dustus

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Sunflowers do wilt
Petals will shed
But when roots are not shallow
They may thrive again