Settled Hearts

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Just Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly: Live Poets Society of New Jersey Topical Winner, Published Poet Published in Of Love and Dedication, Oct 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: See the explanation here. TEXT: Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades…

Settled Hearts

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Just Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly: Live Poets Society of New Jersey Topical Winner, Published Poet Published in Of Love and Dedication, Oct 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: See the explanation here. TEXT: Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades…

Seasons of Dead Water

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Poetry Nation | National Amateur Poetry Competition Semi-finalist, Published Poet Published in Across the Way August 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: The speaker has done something for the sake of pride. Now guilty, he falls into absolute despair. His sadness is isolating, and even the warmth and happiness of…

Settled Hearts

Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades Emulate our exciting ties How tremendously I treasured you In troves ton-and-teeming But our tender thoughts thus Traveled lost and leaning As lepid loves lighten Like unlasting loves oft’ do Lieu,…

Seasons of Dead Water

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: N/A POETRY TEXT: Summer rains bring sunshine warmth But such signs just poorly augur For ending rains mean wind-blown leaves And a happiness forced to wander I tread along once beaten paths Now disarrayed with brown color…

Grave of Dreams

Yesterday was the memorial. We had gone out and missed it. Perhaps it was meant to be, for no one had ever kissed it. Goodbye, went the mourner, the only soul who came. She had arranged her own funeral; the service, too, the same. The night was still eerie, and…

Pitter Patter

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Creative Communications Published Poet Published in A Celebration of Poets – Summer 2014 Dec 2014 FOREWORD: Will be published in Creative Communications’ come December! The speaker of poem finds himself in an unfamiliar situation. Normally, all these natural sounds would have woken her, but when they fail to…

Yellow Strand

Maybe she knows of a quieter memory While she dangles her feet on the yellow beach Then the sound of waves behind sea debris Collides with the strand so sadly Sensations unbeknownst to the bourgeoisie Are to her and self also quite out of reach For under yellow shade sat…

Nightfall Loans

Midnight silence forebodes a shadowy blue That distorts reality into fantasies of its own And within a night, the petal blacks bled through Like spots of supernatural undertones Sable eyes under moonlit night peeped anew To view a fabled valley to sadness-prone But before twilight coffers had chance to accrue…

Armor of Brittle Ice

Two soldiers joined battalions at dawn’s first yawn Amidst shouts of war, one wore one more ++++++++++To say, “Two layers should suffice” While the other hurried down the alley ++++++++++With his armor of brittle ice The first was second to fight The second was first to lead ++++++++++While similar cries…

The Sad Dance of Joy

She spoke with such a sad whisper In the company of the clowns While their dancing deserved demur Their joviality was too down The ironies that fed once were < < < < < <     > > > > > > Continue browsing all poems! Back to all…

Seasons of Dead Water

I’d unconsciously oathed my life To a mud of misery at the altar For I don’t recall sacrificing pride For the sake of standing a little taller Summer rains bring sunshine warmth But such signs poorly augur For ending rains mean wind-blown leaves And a happiness forced to wander I…

Woeful

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: Heartbreaks are a big deal, and thus, I wanted to capture the desolate feeling of loneliness. So horrible is the solitude that the speaker marries the sadness lest left alone. Even mourning, considered the first…

Gates of the High Heavens

Time awoke for the first time ++++++++++Before the grandeur of the crystal gates While angels sought refuge behind the light A shadow slipped between the cracks ++++++++++Crumbling their columns of white < < < < < <     > > > > > > Lords Inherit | Witching Hour | Gates of the…

Castle of Poets

In quiet keep, sat him in sleep The old poet lost in memories He chronicles the arbitreals Events recorded in mystery But in that castle fraught with hassles He mourned his work so suddenly He sat agape at the fate Of inconsistency in histories In fiery tone he shakes the…

Witching Hour

When the moon grows to its potency And the shadow of silence descends upon the land, ++++++++++A sable callousness paints its black fabric Forlorn, for the ill omen we must all bear ++++++++++Can be seen by the witching hour of magic < < < < < <     >…

Lords Inherit

The stable boy found a yellow flower Though not as pricey as the chests of gold in the back A present for the princess in the tower ++++++++++And the princes grew green as grass You see, talkers inherit the fortune ++++++++++While the lords inherit just sat and glowered < <…

The Wanderlust Tragedy

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry ☆ Editor’s Choice Award ☆ July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: The speaker has been diagnosed with explorative spirit and colorful imagination, but misunderstood by a society of hard logic. His parents insisted a more tempered lifestyle, forcing the speaker to commit a self cleansing. Drained of…

Inkwell Memories

Flickers of rose bend to the breeze As sadly backed, she sat abed Ushered under heartfelt unease The vermilion fire consumed her dread Consciousness under-minded fled To and into such flames of glee Keys embedded in thoughts instead Felt so content with false guarantees But at no point did she…

Mossed Ballroom

Amongst our dimly lit soirée We reveled in sampled gloom Murky drays topple on the way Whilst we breathed such dreadéd fume A ball of crystal, we’d assume Saw the tragedy in gray Prepared the tools in the next room Had we known drays to sway But came the wagon…

November

Past the warm spring music And into fall cornet I stand so deathly still And wait for autumn’s threat As green bleeds from trees And flowers drain their rosette My gaze shifts to follow The verdure’s solemn set Fallen colors ascend slowly Due the frigid wind’s abet ‘Mindful of blooming…

May

Winds sing their mellow song New leaves splendor with fay Apple blossoms deem it true- There be no better day Petals drift in the cool breeze Light orchids tilt and pray Along the dainty daisy wall Birds find solace in play The sun shines like no other Flowers dance their…

Ambivalence (ABC Poem)

Ponderous sorrows blacken my day, while Quicksilver thoughts upset my mental ease Runaway emotions, I’d love betray So I’d lastly rest with sorrows appeased But drenched in such heartfelt agony Agony birthed from mindless love for thee Backed into corners with dust and gray, my Contrived happiness remains ever so…

The Candy Store

My local candy store never sold happiness Never wrapped nor bottled for the window dress And while children waltzed by in empty bliss An emptier window displayed quite-ly amiss I had not a privilege of store-bought commodity And thus yearned happiness in all my despondency For while it slowly trickled…

Winds Pass my Keep

Are you listening, calm breeze? Do hear my farewell I need you to pass on When I am too weak to tell Can you hear my faint whisper? Keep close, for it is your’s To you, I confide My great love from before My heart is left broken It cannot…