Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

My earliest works, poems and prose alike. Extra-ly sentimental!

Works that have won awards have stars. Notes are identified with the female writer icon art; poems with the male.

The Sodden Lane

The Sodden Lane Christopher Denq 2011 Who am I to think of When the clouds dim in dye, The air becomes heavy, And the sky starts to cry? My Sorrow, when she’s here I remember fall days Full of cold, shallow rain – The baleful, shadowed haze Gloom has befallen…

Disconsolate Stories (Verses) 2011

Disconsolate Stories 2009-2011 Selected verses compiled in one story. Through struggles and eventual unhappiness comes an entirely morphed version of regular love tales. Traumatic at least, these stories, perhaps, are of relation to its Ultimate counterpart. They are born and developed under a certain period – one of which is…

A Couple’s Perspective

A Couple’s Perspective Christopher Denq 2010 The bright morning had shined its glow pretentiously in my face. The great outdoors breathed a sigh of welcome – flowers sifted and started dancing, leaves jiggled with pride, having shaded yet another person. The large P.E. field grass swayed to an unheard rhythm,…

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Untitled Christopher Denq 2010 The winter hates the spring; the spring kills the winter. An eternal war that will never falter. The winter hates the spring, because the spring kills the winter. A reason is given instead of a blind loathing. The winter precedes the spring, for spring to follow…

The Pasta Haikus

The Pasta Haikus Christopher Denq 2010 The steaming pasta Its arrogant aroma Hits me in the face The strange utensil With a jagged-edged face It looks like a knife The mere confusion Eating pasta with a knife I sit there all day < < < < < <    …

Sin

Sin Christopher Denq 2010 The world is against me. The sun may smile at me every morning but I know deep down in its core its thinking of my end. A strange glide of pain soothed my body. My hands were soaked in my own blood, replenishing the lost feeling…

A Poison Story

A Poison Story Christopher Denq 2010 I had finally gotten it. It laid in my hand, ever so innocently. I stared at my own bottle of poison with blithe – I wasn’t allowed to have it, yet I still grasped it. A strange and inexplicable urge took me to uncap…

A Teacher Story

A Teacher Story Christopher Denq 2010 A chair – thrall to its desk – awaits for my passing. The clock high upon the wall aches to tick faster. The ground denies the sound of footsteps. The eyes of the teacher inevitably glare back at me, that same incontrovertible hate is…

Love the Rain

Love the Rain Christopher Denq 2010 Dark days like these Know that they’re special A drawn taut release Washes the stressful The sky starts its grief Many tears pet my hair Reborn, my relief Nature really does care Unlocked comes the chain I let out a sigh I do love…

The Bringer of Darkness

The Bringer of Darkness Christopher Denq 2010 There is a darkness around me Too dark to be night I search in dread vain But can’t find a light Ease a fading mind I sit down and drag Yet to the edge, see What’s this shadow tag!? I am so tired……

A Painter Story

A Painter Story Christopher Denq 2010 The painter sits with determined aplomb. She rolls her sleeves with grace and readies her fine brush for a light dive into color. The canvas – oh that bright milk canvas! – is spread out perfectly upon the strong stand. And so brush kisses…

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Untitled Christopher Denq 2010 I lost everything I owned in a fire. Ashes were the only thing that remained to whisper a story of the past. Hating, I locked the door to myself. I had trusted only to be burned, but that would never happen again. I threw the key…

A Flower Story

A Flower Story Christopher Denq 2010 The yellow flowers dance to the wind of the air. Their petals are light and open, relaxing as the pre-noon sun warms the world. The shade of their gold strikes me as majestic – never have I seen a yellow so sad. An insidious…

A Tear Story

A Tear Story Christopher Denq 2010 The blue shade of salty tears are nothing compared to my grief. While others cry because of unpleasant things, I cry for my pleasure. Unlike others who mourn for their loss, I mourn for my gain. They hope for a miracle, I scorn a…

A Blood Story

A Blood Story Christopher Denq 2010 The color of blood is the most beautiful in all the world. A rich scarlet crimson… a ruby tear slides down the back of my arm. My wrist has a necklace of cardinal beads; an ornate hand dresses in the most expensive red habiliments….

I Fell for You

I Fell for You Christopher Denq 2010 I laid on the floor, hands subdued Felt a pain that raced on through Each second felt death renewed Laid there with my hands subdued Lacked the will to breath imbue Forced coughs were overdue Opened eyes saw the truth Real blood stained…

The Flower’s Endeavor

The Flower’s Endeavor Christopher Denq 2010 Wander the forest, trees that tower And upon the ground, I, a flower It stands tall, filled with splendor Stem thick, petals are tender Wow! How beautiful it did gleam! Like a gem perched in a dream But then I think the process how…

Boats

Boats Christopher Denq 2010 I built a boat, ever large And started out sailing I drove with all my might And yet I kept failing Cause in my mind You keep showing I try to forget But you keep coming So I realized Where am I going? I love you…

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts Christopher Denq 2010 A cold sweat broke from my forehead and slid down my cheek. My arms were wrapped around my knees – I was in the fetal position, but had no idea why. Some inner sense had detected fault, but I had nothing else to rely on…

This is My World…

This is My World… Christopher Denq 2010 There is a still wind in the air Silent and eerie Trees bend o’er with shade Limp dead and weary Always it be eternal night Dark and death void The area is doomed Barren and destroyed Nothing swims in the water Nothing grows…

Step Forward

Step Forward Christopher Denq 2010 Towards the Darkness, I do venture My mind is lost within With no direction, I do follow No idea when it’ll begin My soul has been shadowed Tainted with pain It’s locked up inside There it’ll remain It pounds at my heart But I cannot…

Who Am I?

Who Am I? Christopher Denq 2010 I am someone who walks along side you Not someone who walks away On the darkest days, I’d make you laugh Comfort when your mind’s in sway I won’t judge a flower by its color Won’t mind sharing thoughts with you Will always remember…

Meandering

Meandering Christopher Denq 2010 At first, I sat here waiting Waiting for something unknown I stayed waiting for so long I sat in the dark alone Later on, I rose to my feet I started wandering about With no certain way, I walked Walked aimlessly with doubt But now, I…

Candle

Candle Christopher Denq 2010 A past time has abandoned me I mourn my loss alone They are distant, remote Only memories have I known How I wish them back To relive something gone But my wish – unheard Though like the steady dawn Light is the brightest Only once you’ve…

A School End

A School End Christopher Denq 2010 The end of our school It’s coming ever near Though it’s quite delightful I can’t help but tear For when this is all over None will be here I shall make the best Out of this year Graduation is over Let’s all give a…