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Poetry, the Music to my Soul

I'm not, by any means, a real poet. But...I do love words. I love poems and the way they sing to me. Sometimes, when I feel emotions bind me so tightly I can hardly breathe, I grab my notebook and jot down the words that come to me. It's my release, my silent reprieve. Today my soul is shaking, vulnerable, as I share with you a few of the poems I've written over the years.

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I want to
crawl under my skin and
never come out--

Dewdrops fall.
Silver rain.
Words all locked up
inside my head...
They scream, they scream,
"Let us out!"

But
Lips remain shut
Fear, the glue.
I can't win, can't win, can't win
You.
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Soulless, I am
Unmade
by your hands,
your words,
your glance.

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Like the wind you come
And sweep me off.
Grand gestures--
A dance,
A kiss,
 A smile.
Airborne, high up you take me
And then let go.
I'm falling,
falling,
Rocketing past my dreams,
My hopes,
All laughter.

I am broken.
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By Jason Barnes

22 comments:

greenwoman said...

You are so brave to share your poetry! I always hide mine. I can't bring myself to burn it, but I can't bring myself to show it to anyone either!!!!

I like the shape of the last one, it reminds me of those fancy kites that some people fly at the beach. Appropriate, no?

Justin Holley said...

I like it! It's much better than the crap I should take off my own website! The thing with poetry; I always want to know what is behind it...what was the author going through at the time. Good stuff!

cherie said...

I didn't even notice the shape of the last poem resembles a kite. Wow, talk about a beautiful and apt coincidence. Thank you for your kind words, hun. Poetry is very personal to me. =) Luvyahmucho.

cherie said...

Thanks, Justin! *whew! Wipes sweat off brow*

Jeana said...

I love poetry and don't consider myself a poet at all; however, poetry has found its way into each novel I've written.

Stephanie M said...

Those are lovely. I especially liked the first one. Something about the rhythm really sang to me.

Bethany C. said...

But
Lips remain shut
Fear, the glue.

This is mind candy. Me gusta mucho!

cherie said...

Thanks, Stephanie! I'm glad you liked it.

Bethany, I <3 u lots, but you already know that. ;)

rivercat said...

"Lips remain shut/Fear, the glue"

yes, I love this too. Thanks for putting up your poems. More than a discovery of the selfI find poetry to be some kind of tragic addiction with very limited negative consequences unless learning a little vocabulary here and there is a bad thing
:)

Lynda R Young said...

I love soulless. Beautiful words.

cherie said...

@Jeana: I'm too scared to include my poetry into my novel. :S

@Rivercat! I'm honored. You are a lovely poet with beautiful words. I'm nothing compared to you and your poetry. Thanks for stopping by. ;)

@Lynda: Thank you!! ;)

Scott Niven said...

Wow, those are all very powerful and emotional. I love how you're able to convey so much feeling in just a few words. Nicely done!

cherie said...

Thank you, Scott! ;)

Lydia K said...

I love writing poetry. They're such an outlet, aren't they?
Yours have an ethereal feeling to them I love.
:)

Anita said...

Oh, beautiful!! You know what a poetry dork I am, so I loved them all! But my favorite is Soulless. Just incredible and romantic. Thanks for sharing these, miss sparkles!

cherie said...

Thank you, ladies! =) I heart u both, Lydia and Anita.

T.S. Welti said...

I always have a moment of hesitation before I share my poetry, especially since most of it is over ten years old. You share yours so openly. That is a wonderful quality to have as a writer. Thank you for sharing. :)

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Wonderful words.

Jennie Bailey said...

Wow! I'm glad that you braved it and shared these poems with us. They're so moving. You truly have a way with words. Don't sell your poetry short anymore!

Rebecca Kiel said...

So visual. Thanks for taking the leap and sharing them!

cherie said...

Thank you T.S., Peaches, Jennie, and Rebecca! I'm glad you ladies enjoyed my poetry. ;)

I'm not so brave...reckless maybe, and naive, but thank you all for the kind words.

XOXOXOX

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I love it! Beautiful!

You should do my poetry shmoetry blogfest (and all the other poetry lovers out there)

I would love to have you :)

p.s. I really did come to your blog to read it not to plug my blogfest, it just happened that you're a brilliant poet and I'm hosting a poetry blogfest- I blame the fates ;)

http://writingwithshelly.blogspot.com/2011/06/join-my-blogfest-its-fun-fest.html#comments

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