Micro Poetry #11

Would it be a new start

Straight from the heart

Or is it an art

To slyly depart

And leave me alone in tatters?

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The Unknown

Into the unknown

Lead me on, love

With gentle caresses

And soothing whispers

Fall in step beside

To turn the tide

Of a broken past

And a shattered heart

Into the unknown, I say

Because whatever else I’ve known

Before you

Couldn’t have been love

For whatever it is that you’ve shown

To me

Can be anything but

So I’ll close my eyes

And hold on tight

No clue where my future lies

But the path of destiny

Goes through you

And by bearing all that came before

I’ve more than paid my due.

A Boy I Knew

I knew a little boy once

Tender and caring

Inquisitive and innocent

Big eyes full of love

Big smile free of beguile

He reminded me

Of hugs

Freely given

Of kisses

Softly stolen

In three blinks

However

He grew up

I don’t know him anymore

Big eyes, so deceptive

Big smile, too fake

He wants something from me

I know

But the worst part is

He doesn’t want me

And I can’t let go

Of the ghost of our past

Wishing against all hope

Trying to find that little boy

Who promised a life of joy

Not this man

Who plays with my heart like a toy.

Break my Heart the Wrong Way

Oh no dear

You’re way too kind

Going about breaking my heart

The right way

Wouldn’t it have been easier

To just rip it out

And beat it into a pulp?

Because now you’ve left it intact

Yet empty

Beating

Yet bleak

Warm blooded

Yet cold

Living

Yet dead

Till the thought of love

Fills it with dread

While I cry myself a river

Through eyes that are long past wet.

An Amusement Park Ride?

Like a merry go round

I keep spinning in circles

Moving from one to another

Like a deja vu

I keep falling in love

Giving my all in truth

Like a paradox

It always ends

In the meanest of jokes

Till I’m left

Wandering

The empty lanes

With abandoned stalls are rides

Or like a jack in the box

I’ll wind down

Go back inside

And pop

For your laughs.

Tell me, dear

Are you amused enough?

Cards on the Table

Not strangers yet

But lesser than what we were before

We’re hanging in the middle

Doing the age old dance

You have one foot out of the door

While I’ve placed all my bets

Is it politeness

Courtesy

Or

Chivalry

That lets you leave the cards on the table

Facing down

So I won’t have to see

The huge quantum of my loss

Or do you still have

An ace up your sleeve?

Do your conjuring trick, my dear

Don’t vanish this time round

Enchant me once more, my love

And never break the spell

Will you lift me up or run me into the ground

I guess only time will tell.

Funny Thing, Memory

Offer me your hand again

Clasp mine in yours

Tell me you’ll see me soon again

And smile

The smile

Which held all the promises of the world

The one which I recall every night

And cry

I’m glad you didn’t embrace me in your warmth

For there’d be no recovery

No moving on

Nor getting over

That inedible memory.