Saturday, April 21, 2012

NaPoWriMo - April 21st

April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.

Jimmi Jaq

Chemist by day, lyricist by night. 

Well, well, well ... what can I say ... who will come out to play with me today? Pull up your boots and straighten your skirt ... give me a smile, now that didn't hurt. Welcome to my other side ... the man you thought you'd never see ... don't worry though, it’s only me.

Find more of Jimmi Jaq's work on his blog: Love, Loss and the Lies Inbetween

She comes to you in the night
(Copyright Jaquith, 2011) 

She comes to you in the night
As she always will
Emerging from the darkness
A close and welcome friend

You have been waiting for her
To bring you back to life
To wash away your tears
To save you from your world

A dark and mysterious smile
A quiet and playful laugh
A desire that challenges your pride
A loneliness you cannot quench

You whisper her name
And draw on all your courage
She won’t leave you tonight
She will stay with you this time

But the rising shadows hide her eyes
The mists of morning collect her sole
The sounds of day quiet her song
The sun steals her warmth

You are left alone again
Clinging to her memory
Searching for her face
Who will watch over you today?

Memories of Me 
(Copyright Jaquith, 2011) 

Memories of me
Something new to see
Truth behind my eyes
The mirror tells me lies

Tell me who I am
Reach out a loving hand
Wipe away all I see
Bring me back to me

I gave you a smile
That will have to do for awhile

I gave you a smile
A smile, a smile
A smile, a smile

I find comfort in a lie
I find my reason why
Bring them back to me
Stolen memories of me

Count my tears that fall
A penny for them all
Save them up for me
Why won’t they let me be?

Take me by my hand
Make me understand
A love so unreal
Help me just to feel

I gave you a smile
That will have to do for awhile

Find the strength to stand
Tell me who I am
Something new to see
These memories of me.

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