Hi guys! November is a busy month for me and I received quite a lot of feedback from my last entry about my poems! So I decided to share a couple of them again- they are genuine records of my ups and downs in 2017. I hope you all can resonate with some of them 🙂 Cheers, E
I wrap myself with coats of paint
A chameleon hiding in the bushes
Red for lust, blue for sadness, green for peace of mind
But you will never see me in a single shade.
I pick up the paintbrush everyday
Never knowing what colour is in the can
Orange for excitement, white for beginning, black for comfort
You will see me as a rainbow gleaming in the clouds
But I won’t tell you
I am just a bowl of crayons
Lost and waiting to be found.
I tiptoed on that yellow afternoon
Rusty air and autumn leaves
I used footsteps to count the distance between us
Five steps to get to where you are, ten steps until I lose myself
Walking towards you with my shaking legs, you said;
Distance is not how far apart we are but
rather where our hearts lie.
But are you too distant that I’ll drown myself in my thoughts
or are we too close that one of us will start saying “I’m fine”?
I know exactly by then
what does it feel like to be right next to you
but feeling miles apart.
Harsh lights hitting onto the calm sea
Snow in the middle of summer
Out of tuned strings in a musician’s room
The shark in a flock of sardines
Rain in a sunny morning
Piano ballads a rocker’s would never sing
The last piece of the jigsaw puzzle
The only vacancy in a crowded carpark
Warm evenings in the middle of winter
Us -we are the band of misfits.
I guess Zeus is the one to blame
Our whole lives looking for our other half
He split our souls into two
and exiled us.
We are all half creatures
waiting to complete ourselves
while starving ourselves in sorrow and despair.
If love is unconfined by time and space
do you need a time machine to go back in our era
just so I can meet you?
If one is to have known 80,000 people throughout our lifetime
all the pedestrians I walked past each day
all the strangers that exchanged glances
are you one of them
or- have I lost you already?