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Chantou’s Whisper

Originally started writing this as a ballad, but is has evolved over time. I still think there is more to do before this poem is finalised, but thought I would share where I currently at with it. Enjoy!

Born to dearth, a life with no guarantee
Innocence lost to others selfish desires
Brought to a life unjust and harsh,
Bought in life by demons in disguise

Love to be foreign forever, living to service lust
Night after night, working tirelessly
Only pubescent sapling, yet
Earning her keep to have a life

The economic beat devours her,
She supplies her demand
A young body no more a flower
Wilted petals, she lays asunder

Her cries ignored, tears dry
Money is her prison, but
She is not greedy
Fear controls her every deed

When there is no where to run
No darkness black enough to hide
Demons flash golden smiles
Her escape lost as we sit silent

The dawn falls behind closed doors
Sleep is final, as it creeps
A final word, no more than a whisper
“Who cared about me?”

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Posted by on Sunday 12th May, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Take a Step

Shoulders sunken you stand out
Lining the cliff edge’s fall,
Push aside the fear that binds you.
Take a single step forward to the void,
And rise from the shadows of loss.

Stop wading in the depths of despair,
Plunge into the masked shallows.
Tides wave to cliff walls each day,
So emerge on the sandy shores
In golden sun, you will see me.

Your smile lost in murky waters
Hid by fear’s shadow. Be with me
Together a beacon of light,
We will shine for ever on the path
By cliff walls clouded in doubts.

 
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Posted by on Thursday 20th September, 2012 in Poetry

 

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The Vanishing

Sorry for the quality but couldn’t work out how to get the same effect in WordPress so have had to do a screen dump from Word. Hope it reads ok.

The Vanishing - Poem

 
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Posted by on Thursday 5th April, 2012 in Poetry

 

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Breaking Water

I wrote this poem as an entry to “The Poet Sanctuary” online weekly challenge. The challenge was to write a poem about “letter” to yourself about forgiving yourself for a past mistake. The words justed “flowed”, and I wrote this in a day. Usually I like to write a poem then sit on it for a week or so, but  not so with this poem (mainly because the challenge is for only a week). Maybe one day I will “unravel” the meanings behind the words.

Thoughts surged, pounding at you like relentless floods
An arm emerged in the midst of swollen waters,
You were caught. Tumultuous waters, drowning embraced
Muddied waters burned in your heart.

With vision blurred, uncertainty framed what lie ahead.
Scared, legs like lead, how long til you were lost?
The cold embrace of water forced you to try set her free
From a life that was constantly struggling to stay afloat.

You failed to set her free from these troubled waters.
Washed, battered and exhausted you emerged,
Solid ground ‘neath your feet, you were born again
The waters receded, you stand tall, you live

Now unimaginable is life without her
Torn you feel having thought to spare her this life.
For all the afflicted waters, the despair of drowning
The warmth of her love has been your sanctuary.

Please forgive yourself. I forgive me
It was the best mistake I ever made

 
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Posted by on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 in Challenge, Poetry

 

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Man Overboard

By Peter Jones © 2012

I have been lost at sea for years
Grasped in despair to a shred of dignity
The storm was on the precipice of conquest
‘Til a light came out from nowhere.

I was not searching for her
She shone bright and threw me hope
I started to believe in myself again
Not easy pulling oneself back.

The tumultuous waters roared in defiance
Her light still shines for me
Seeing the light, I can start to believe
I am rediscovering me, myself and I.

 
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Posted by on Friday 30th March, 2012 in Poetry

 

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