And then the ocean moved;
As if to embrace me,
With each ebb,
As if to kiss me.
And with each swell
Pleading to hold me.
Lapping the shoreline,
As if to calm me.
And as I turned away,
I heard the ocean softly sob,
As if to miss me.
And when the darkness swarms,
when loneliness pulls you into the depths,
when you look but I cannot be found.
When silence sits on my lips and my words are empty.
Close your eyes for they are tainted with the hypocrisies of a broken society,
plunge your hands deep into your pockets, for your fingers wear the callouses of poisonous lust that lingers searching for touch.
Close your eyes.
Go deep inside of yourself to that place where fear itself guards the door.
Walk past him with your head held high.
Enter into existence where your soul is whole and loved,
where darkness acts only to contrast the illuminations of the universe. And you will find me there, where I have always been, my soul beside your soul, two halves creating a whole.
Karen Hayward ©2016
When the heavens open
and the God(s) look down
tears of shame will fall
upon the earth.
When the angels call
and bells ring out
the universe will sigh,
as her heart bleeds.
When the souls ascend
to the skies many will
pause, alone, to cry and
Karen Hayward ©2016
When darkness falls and the mist, rolls, in,
my thoughts become so clouded.
The dusk of days gone and past pull me
into a love crazed, haze.
Blinded by words not uttered,
love not told, in that moment of separation,
For life rolls on as the mist comes and goes.
It always will, you’ll never be,
more then a drifting thought of the
morning sun. I couldn’t ask,
I couldn’t take, I can only hope
I made the choice that’s right for you.
As darkness falls and the thoughts roll in
I close my eyes and travel the years
to the tender touch and arms wrapped tight
to a lioness kiss and blushing cheeks,
back to that moment,
that every soul seeks.
It was not your honesty that flamed her heart,
nor your belief or even the love you had for her.
It was your deceit that opened
her eyes, it was your disbelief that gave fuel
to her soul and gave her the wings to fly. The emptiness
created by you gave her a void to fill,
the pain left by you, gave her wounds to stop
and be healed. If it were not for your deceit,
she would never have found herself. As for your love,
that was the only proof she needed, that fairy tales
can exist, even if only for a moment in time.
Hey guys (and gals). Sorry I’ve been missing in action recently, I promise I have still been writing and have lots and lots of new poems to share. When I created this blog a few years ago I didn’t imagine for a moment that people may actually stop and read my words, it’s a journey I never dreamed I would take. Along the line, I’ve made some super friends and been lucky enough to experience some super amazing writers, I thank every single writer/blogger that has chosen to follow my blog, thank you. So, why have I been so super busy lately? I got too thinking a while back about how we are in control of our own lives, we decide the paths that we wish to walk down. So, I am excited to say that I decided it was time to take my writing to the next level and have created an e-book that can be purchased on amazon here. This first poetry book uses poetry to explore the amazing journey of love, from adolescence through to adulthood.
I feel passionate that poetry should be accessible to everyone,
it is an expression of language,
and everyone should get to experience and share in this.
Fading Memories and Forgotten Wishes.