Poem #20 – Permanence

Dare I say that we are together and doing well

When the night before was unmitigated hell

How can this be now

I reached my boiling point then, but my head still aches

Yet, I am awakened by the feel of scratchy stubble on my face

In the softness of fury, forth and back we go

Constantly, unknowingly, aware, alert… to and fro

Night and day hate each other

I am entrapped by your arms’ embrace

Your lips find mine, we both steal a taste

Yes and no are best friends

Mingled, mangled, and drowning… optionally yours

Destructive storms make still waters behind closed doors

Your comfort kills my piece of mind

Insults and praise twist themselves and are intertwined

We speak the same language

Fire chars and burns your soul

The fire that heats my voice before traveling through the black hole

Wrath resides where pure bliss lives

You take, I take, we both give

We are selfish

Angry white steam evaporates up into the night air

With your gesture as hateful hands smooth back my hair

Stay away from me, but don’t leave

Disaster, peace, in oblivious glee we conceive

Our spirits are razed and raised

Rhythmically, tranquil raindrops fall…they are tears

Unmitigated hell is flooded out…washed away are all fears

We are transformed

Our desperate lifeline has become a promise etched in stone

The promise lives, dies, and is regrown

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wordyrappinghood
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 14:54:52

    Love it. Great words and emotion.

    Reply

  2. Charlene Woodley
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 15:07:03

    Thanks, I’m still playing catch up, but after visiting your blog, I was inspired…glad I found it, thank you!

    Reply

  3. Christy Birmingham
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 13:53:41

    “Yes and no are best friends” – wow! You characterize an up-and-down relationship very well!

    Reply

  4. alittlebirdtweets
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 23:57:30

    Your words are so powerfully rich. I love this – it’s full of emotion, darkness, conflict and beauty. Brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

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