Silence wraps her arms around
me in a loving embrace. My mind
continues ticking away,
only the words,
they don’t want to leave me.
They snuggle comfortably inside my mind
dragging in pillows and a duvet.
Together we lay back and watch as the
world passes by.
We watch two admiral butterflies skip across
tantalisingly teasing one another.
I count the dandelion wishes
already in bloom and I count the ones to come.
I sit upon the blades of emerald grass
threading daisies into a chain,
admiring the pinkness on each petal
wondering where it comes from.
I search the blue of the sky
for a hint of a star, knowing I will never
see one whilst the sun watches me.
So I wait.
A moon sits whole in a pale blue backdrop.
And I wait.
The skies fall dark and my silence echoes.
And I wait.
I wait for the stars so i can count them.
Karen Hayward ©2016
How can I sleep when the night skies are alight with beauty? When the dying stars whisper to me in my dreams, how can I sleep when darkness calls my name with promises of untold secrets .
How can I not sleep when you fill my other world, when in my dreams we are outside the confines and the iron bars are gone. How can I not sleep when inside my dreams you are everything and nothing you are the echo of touch as our lips touch, you are the moments caught inside my jar.
Oh, how can I sleep when dark skies wrap themselves around me caressing my soul, when the emptiness holds me in his arms and tells me perfect folk stories of solitude. How can I sleep when reality is so incredibly picture perfect through the crystal lens.
How can I not sleep when escapism filters through my mind, how can I sleep when the stars above are beautiful reminders of hope. Oh, tell me universe, how can I not sleep when my dreams are the very concept oh hope.
Karen Hayward ©2016
Cover me in a shroud of stars, I will love them until their lights fade from sight. Drop me into the deepest oceans I will swim among the lonely and tame the angry Sharks.
Close my eyes and show me true darkness and I will be a light for the lost. Lay me upon your fluffiest cloud and I will stare into your heart and dream of the infinite. Dear Universe, reach out your hands and I will fall into them I will become one with your soul as you are one with mine.
Karen Hayward ©2016.
I’ve got tired eyes and a draining soul
come sit with me in the dark
and have me feel whole.
Place your hand where my fingers are
we’ll lay in silence and look at the stars.
Particles of energy will pass through our skin
the world will stop and we’ll have nothing to think.
Let me lose myself inside your eyes
see the reflection of a perfect moon lit sky.
And as the darkness engulfs us, we’ll feel peace
for a moment the emptiness will cease.
Karen Hayward (copyright 2015)
A small slither of moon illuminates the sky
as dying stars fall before my eyes.
The light hidden within my darkest days
as the light in my dark skips and plays.
Dear dying star
that floats so far
In a sky of dark,
Leaving behind a
I have a thought,
A wish i guess,
If you could be caught,
I’d tell you the rest.
Can my words travel
Look up to the night sky.
That first star you see,
It is my celebration,
My fascination and my creation.
It shines brighter than the other stars,
because, I have come so far.
For all the times, it has listened.
It shines in my name,
Of my pain.
look up to glorious night skies,
And see that I am wise,
Beyond my years,
Beyond my tears,
Beyond my fears.
See through my eyes,
look up to
Star light, star bright,
Poor little you,
Always you fight.
Decaying away in the eternal night,
I wish you may, i wish you might,
Finally die on this starless night.
Your life is gone, you no longer live,
You give us nothing, not even a wish.
A tiny slither of lunar,
Veiled behind a misty cape,
Hiding from the world,
Planning her escape.
The brightest in the sky,
She leads the way,
Lights the path
So the stars can play.
oh lunar, i see you so,
I watch at night to see your glow,
I hear your unseen tears,
Feel your unknown fears,
Oh lunar girl, walk with me,
Light up my world,
So i can see,
lunar girl, i truly love thee.