I see your smile in the summer sun,
I hear your laugh in the gentle breeze.
I feel your love encasing my heart
as your life lives on in me.
They took the sparkle from your eyes
and scattered it amongst the stars,
the tears we cried have gathered
in the long and winding streams.
But the fog has cleared and so behold
the truth in all its beauty:
You did not leave us, not at all,
if only we had known,
though your body may be gone,
it is us who kept the man.
My heart still echoes with the footsteps,
a misfired love trapped within the void.
They say that blood is thicker than water
but what of a blood that is laced with poison?
You hollowed my soul; I severed the ties.
I bid you farewell and beg you bid me to be free.
Like black ink seeping through crystal waters
in search of untainted innocence,
lurching roots in the core of the earth
that refuse to relent their hold,
hands that squeeze the air from lungs
and toy with frivolous emotions.
I’m drowning in an ocean of you,
this death a state of bliss,
the sweetest of corruptions.
Spreading word bombs wherever you go,
sowing those seeds to give life to their woe.
Dancing in the ashes you leave in your wake,
gifting nothing but sorrow for all that you take.
Smiling as lives go tumbling down,
but burn too many bridges and you just might drown.
It’s time that I went hunting,
to see what lies within
this murky inner cavern
I’ve spent so long avoiding.
Weapons they are futile,
a shield of little use,
the place that I must venture in
hosts Pain and Fear like friends.
So take my hand and hold it,
only I can break the lock.
I dread what I must do
if I don’t like what I find.
For there is no turning back,
just searching for acceptance.
A thousand reasons not to,
a million wasted tears,
craving new beginnings.
A never ending corridor,
a state of constant darkness,
asking fruitless questions.
A hit of harsh reality,
a truth we must embrace;
we only get one shot at this.
Where did I go wrong?
I love the community spirit of WordPress
One of the things I have come to love most about WordPress is the meeting of minds, even if only in a virtual setting. I initially set up my blog because I love writing in all its capacities and thought it was an apt way to further my creative output, plus I had only recently published my first book and knew blogging was a good way to meet other people interested in reading and writing. Meet people I most certainly did and I continue to be amazed by how many exciting projects, generous spectators and likeminded writers there are out there willing to support others. There are people whose work I now admire and advice I value.
Take for example, Mel; a fellow writer and blogger whom I found out about here on good old WordPress, who continues to support my writing endeavours. There is also Morgan, a poet and writer whose work I stumbled upon here and have followed ever since, with her debut novel having recently been released. Then there is Mishka, another highly involved member of the blogging community who today has released three books that I can’t wait to read.
I could go on, but at the risk of being here all day naming great bloggers, I will simply close by saying that I truly appreciate the support of people, however small a gesture may seem and hope I can return the favour by continuing to follow your posts and discover your work. It’s a great feeling knowing we are all in this together.