Friday, February 20, 2009

just wondering

glittering lights under night time skies
winking and urging you on
flashy cars and showy dresses
perfumed scents and long, red nails
glistening lips and flamboyant smiles
the sound of exuberant laughter
and spirited conversation
fighting to be heard
over the sounds of music flowing from speakers large

time moves on with wild abandon
an evening touched by magic
as you engage yourself fully in the moment

and when the time comes
to turn on the lights
the vibes immediately still

now you see
raw humanity
the tired traces
and streaks of dirt
without the sparkle
created by music
and by the substances
flowing through your veins

the showy dresses
no more than sequins
the flashy cars
no longer polished
the glistening lips
have lost their gloss
flamboyant smiles
static with fatigue
and the spirited conversation
muted in the ears of the misunderstood

and you’re left with the stark reality
of yourself, by yourself once more
open and transparent
the sparkle has vanished
and you are
tarnished and blemished
as you’d be
under the bright midday sunlight
with the knowledge, the wondering
were you true
to yourself, your values, your standards…

you can loose yourself
in what you do, with whom you do it, in whichever form
but you will find yourself again, alone
your mind full of pictures that you now own

do you like what you see, what you feel
in this moment?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

you are here with me

golden rays that touch the morn
watching ships on blue seaborne
through the music of misty foghorn
you are here with me

scents of perfume breezes bring
bells that ring in gold casing
trees that whisper in clearing
say you’re here with me

stormy days that hug you close
deserted mountains with echoes
rapturous smile from bright rainbows
brings you close to me

touch intense by fingers true
gaze adoring through eyes so blue
words that never say adieu
i know you’re here with me


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

between a woman and a man

auburn hair so smooth, cascading
past her shoulders, down her back
red lips curled in teasing smile
eyes that smoulder almost black

mesmerized by vision
brushing hair from his eyes sight
faintest shadow on his cheeks
sensual mouth suggests delight

with a swing in her slim hips
tantalising and inviting
from her shoulder falls a strap
oh so casually inciting

as he leans against the fence
eyes half-closed against the sun
dark hair curling in his neck
feigns disinterest but it's done

clear vibrations in the air
as they face each other close
separated by mere breath
mingling heat from bodies both

and she offers him her hand
which he takes, they walk away
words unspoken as they know
said as instincts best convey

Friday, February 6, 2009

55 - i wave you goodbye

every friday, compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. if you want to join in the fun and games and give it a your story and report to the boss G-Man!

with a tear in my eye
in my soul a sigh
i hold you close
shutting out my sorrows
as i watch you go
with your bags in tow
for some time away
while i will stay
counting the hours
‘til the time’s again ours

…with a tear in my eye
i wave you goodbye