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My Eyes Have ItMy Eyes Have It
Dictated by Puabi
At last a moment
Deep in love
When the tongue will find no words
When the words locked within the heart
Need no longer be heard
When the eyes
When my tears
Say what needs must be said
A drop of joy
A drop of gratitude
For keeping me near him
After all those years
Hope springs eternal in my breast
And sorrow like a corpse
Lady of the Night
Lady of the Night
Lady of the night,
Beneath the pale light
Of the street lamp,
I saw your face.
When the lamp turned bright,
And your face looked white,
I thought you were an angel
That fell from grace;
But you are nothing but a vamp,
Your teeth are sharp as knives
You could be one of the wives
Of Count Dracula
Waiting in this place.
But I won't run
Though you may have your fun
And the night air is cold and damp,
For I feel that we must meet
On this lonely street
For the remainder of my life.
ET Go HomeET Go Home
For days and days, the sky was dark
Lightning flashed here and there
There was more than electricity in the air
But though it was a signal "Hark"
Most folks seemed not to care
A war of worlds was still remote
For Herbert Wells once wrote
That the aliens landed in Britain
Still, there was tension in the air
But now the tension has ended, friends
And we are alone
ET go home
Stone HeartStone Heart
From Heart of Stone by Akela-Nakamura
A heart lost blood long ago
From flesh it turned to stone
It could not know the love we feel
So it lay in a dead chest alone
A heart of stone cannot feel
The love that lies all around
It cannot express that same love
If one day that love is found
Deeper than flesh
Deeper than tissue
Deeper than bone
Deep in the core of the heart
Lies a love that survived
Beyond the death of her flesh
Like a gale trapped below the earth
Released as a torrent
And finally peace
In a long embrace
The Raven part 3The Raven
Now in my chamber wan and weary
With head heavy and vision blurry
I lie with my love upon my bed
Trying hard not to fear and worry
About a life I know no more
Suddenly there came a flurry
As though some winged creature flew in a fury
And a stately raven landed on my chamber door
"Ah stately raven thou hast come to warn me
To forget or otherwise to ignore
The life I know no more."
The raven sat for a moment thinking
Its dark eyes neither closed nor winking
From my chamber door
Then with a voice I should have recognized
As a relative I once knew but has demised
The raven said
"Michael you have a heart for the sick and the poor
And you have a woman beside you who you adore
That should be enough to save you
So you must try to ignore
And forget the life you knew before.
For truly you know
That that life is with you
Which Way Now?Which Way Now?
Love, my eyes ache and grow tired
All I see wearies me
I should be blind at 60
But I shall remember thee
My arms are weary and weak now
But I shall still hold
I shall embrace you till my arms drop
And protect you from the cold
The world around us is all lost
They do not know which way to go
Some claim they know enough
They cannot know what I know
Will I tell them?
I tried to tell them before
It went in one ear and out the other
I shall speak to them no more
But I save my breath
Until my death
To utter to thee these 4 words
"I love you forever."
Ruba'i of MichelRuba'i of Michel
Rulers fell since history
Times change and stay the same
I look outside and still I see
But they claim it's in freedom's name
Everyone may be to blame
I head for my room silently
There can be only one thing true
In my privacy I am really free
Nobody can interfere with me
When I tell my honey
I love you
And I do
Infernal Courtship conclusionInfernal Courtship
Madeleine Arkova tried to swerve and block Tesla's sinewy arms as he railed at her. Ramon Tesla had a strength only found in trained living bodies. As she endeavored to avoid him, the storm hushed without the edifice for a few moments. In the chamber, the floor heaved like a small earthquake. But neither did Stanley Renfield tumble nor did Tesla loose hold of Sharon Harker. Then, from the ditch formed in the floor, a short hump-backed creature about 5 feet tall emerged. It had an animal face but it's body was human. It was a familiar demon sent to Tesla from below.
"Finish this woman," Tesla commanded.
Madeleine Arkova ignored it and continued to scrap with Ramon Tesla until the demon joined him. Suddenly the storm resumed with ardour. Tesla and his familiar looked toward Stanley Renfield. He was quietly reciting a prayer. At the height of the storm, a new figure appeared at the threshold of the edifice. A man of about 5 feet 7 inches height stalked
ViolinI remember the day
you told me violins
were strung with cat gut
and that is why
you hated music
(who says that to a child?)
I followed you
all that summer.
I watched you
grow away from mother -
your whiskey held better conversations
and all she did was cry.
We'd sit cross-legged on the porch
and count the horseflies
settling on our lunch.
You would drown tadpoles
in a bucket
surprised they could not swim
and I would dream
of cherry popsicles.
And when night would gather
on the sidewalk
I'd hold my breath
until a star appeared.
Don't bother making wishes
you'd tell me -
stars are dead weight in heaven
and God has cloth ears.
iHer eyes clouded by
nightmares of the past
Angst controls her life
as shadows chase her
each and every day
My School Says I'm Worthless (sort of a rant)I'm a criminal because my values aren't their values
And I'm scum to say the least
Because I'm not on their list
Ones who have their lives set out
And drink from molten glory raining down from
School top balconies...
And I have myself left to blame for all the non-attempts
And truancies; the bleak distractions
That help me escape the inviolable test-score stares
Of disapproval that I attract from their
And they're forced to ask me 'Why?
Why are you still here?'
And I can barely say
That I'm afraid to leave.
That I know that no-one knows
Or what they want to be
But unlike those
I gave up
A while ago
And they can't tell me to my face that I'm a failure so they heavily imply
That my lacking presence
And even less impressive
Tendency for slacking off is evidence
That I am stupid and a fool and nothing more than such a waste of resources
And it's a disappointment
That I don't hold their ideals
VesselYour heart is a compass.
Broken, perhaps, but I know
It’s always searching for the North Star.
Which way will your beard point tonight?
DanielYou are vertebrae
reinforced with titanium
that does not make you the lesser -
You’ve got the weight of the world
on one shoulder
sometimes you trip because of it -
you’re still walking
and if things fused wrong
post or anterior
and if things fused out in the interior
your circuits live on
and if your thoughts get circular
or so do your moods
and your mind blanks and you forget -
you’re nervous but strong -
then I’ll remind you.
Because you give me
the backbone required
you’re my Atlas, so I lift my head,
you’re my axis, so I can face the future
because you are vertebrae
reinforced with titanium.
You’re my inner strength.
FallingFailure after failure
A life not worth living
Lost in my misery
Long gone are the good moments
I keep falling
Nothing can save me now
Gone my hopes are
you can't have it allBut you can have eating wild grapes and their skin like beetle wings
cocooned in bruises. You can have swings that go so high you kick
a hole in the clouds. You can have chickens following you through the front door
and the cat’s gift to say, Look, I am taking care of you.
You can have happiness, but tempered as
your first taste of wine when you hid your puckering face
because you were eight years old and dangerous.
You can have a touch you blush for, ferret hands dancing,
small and terrifying and knowledgable.
You can have an aspiration of “us” held on one stool leg, darting breaths but
never admitting to dreams, to a stew of practicality.
You can talk to her, sometimes,
and even mean something.
You can have the book you stole after she stumbled,
and “that” word sank into your hands. You can’t cure cancer,
but you can have two sets of spoons in the same sink
although she’s only touched the one you lent her,
the one you didn’t expe
Strange New World (edited)Strange New World (edited)
Memoirs of a Mad Poet Vol. III
I am a lone and a lonely alien
In this strange new world
From childhood I felt so much
Out of place
Sitting silent, staring dumbfounded
Family and neighbors all derided
Mother thought I was a
So was Einstein, supposedly
Mother exclaimed [to father]
"He lives in his own world!"
I do.Because it is better
Than this one.
Strange new world
I no longer know which one
That I do not belong in it
The citizens stare at me
I am not a monster
Truth to tell
I play better than them
At being human.
I am alien. Not just foreign.
My home world is not on Earth
I have tried for years to leave
Like a lone airplane in its hangar
In a storm
Waiting for the abatement
When it comes,
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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