Fallen Angel

First time I met you was like an angel had in my life flown

Your blue eyes from which a mysterious light shone

The pale peach pink hint hidden in your cheek

The sharp and fragile line of your chin

Framed by your long, silky blonde hair

You had me enraptured like I could walk on air

Touched just a little, afraid you could disappear

But no, you drew closer and dissipate did my fears

Angel – you were brilliantly bright

Like deer in headlights, twas dazzled by your light

Mystical presence that you are, filling me with euphoria

All those times of misery and pain lost to dementia

So we continued for time hand in hand

You the angel, and I the mortal man that I am

Now these stories are meant to close happy ever after

But if you read farther, this story gets darker

For as time passed, your light began to fade

And as it did, it revealed the dreadful masquerade

You were not all that you appeared to be

But behind those rosy lips were sharp teeth

You have an insatiable appetite – for blood

Straight from wounds in the backs of those you ‘loved’.

The mystery in your eyes, is not one of delight but rather lies

Such as how can you blatantly lie to my eyes?

You were an angel, of that there is no doubt

There’s one slight problem – you got kicked out

You’re down here because in heaven you failed

Where you really live and dwell is a place called hell

Almost brought me under – fiendish monster you are

You’re a fallen angel – a fallen star who no longer shines

12/14

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Nights Like These

On nights like these, I reminisce

When together our lives we lived

When the sun was hidden behind the clouds

And the rain came pelting down

Watching old movies side by side

Lulled by the pattering of rain outside

The world outside is cold and harsh

But here we have warmth and love

Holding your hand, lining up our fingers

The brush of your lips lingers

Finding ourselves speaking in whispers

Like passing on classified secrets

Head resting on my chest, soft sigh

Don’t move, where you are is just right

The lightning flashes, thunder roars

We shrug and snuggle up a little more

The word outside is harsh and cold

But in here love has made its abode

7/14

Note: why the numbers 7/14? Completing a bucket list challenge to write 14 days in a row. Today is 7 days of consecutive poems being written. 🙂

Perish the Thought

Many mountains, many valleys

For my lady’s love I’ve fought

Hold her close. Cherish her long.

To ever let go, perish the thought

Made a vow, for worse or better

In slums and mansions

Be we richer or poorer

Love you no matter the tensions

I will forever strive to perfect me

To be all that I was meant to be

A protector and burden-bearer

An example to all who see

You to be, the apple of my eye

The prize and treasure of my life

With whom my heart resides

My sweet and beautiful wife

And on life’s stormy seas

And twisting valleys and ravines beneath

Press on, determined still to find

The Promised Land to us bequeathed

Come the dragons, lions, and giants

The monsters of the hoary depths

The wind, ice, and fire

There’s none too great a test

Hand in hand, on life’s road

Where treachery and woe abode

I will fight to your hand hold

No matter what doth come and go

That I my mind may change

That I will somehow not be the same

Young man striving for perfection

But for the worse be changed

That to you I would break my vows

Think this absurdity no more

I have sworn to my grave

I perish the thought!

For this I have determined

From long time before

That when I would give up

I perish the thought!

If I be tempted, if I, God forbid, fall

And find myself on the floor fraught

That I stay down and rise no more

Perish the thought!

When the fire no longer glows

And the snow is no longer cold

The wind no longer blows

Then forget all you’ve been told

When the stars from their place fall

And the moon and earth collide

The birds and crickets no longer sing

And the seconds cease in time

When the waves cease upon the sand

And the sun rise no more

Till I’ve fulfilled all I ought

Perish the thought

That with you I no longer dance

And by the moonlight no more 

Hold your hands as our lips kiss

Perish the thought

2/14

Lost Me

You had me – even after you walked all over my heart

But now you slither back with your silly lies – I depart

Don’t have time to play a masquerade – no action, all wordplay

I’m leaving you forever now – you’ll never find me after today.

I want the real you, not a mask. I want truth not your lies

It seems what I ask is too much for you, too much to confide

So I’m taking the boltcutters and setting myself free

You had me – but now you’ve forever lost me