“I stop...I pause”
 




A crumpled page…a testament…of me…the who am I
written here…in life's reply…
memories in poetry…a heavy sigh
I am…but why

I write…when no one's watching me,
one word perhaps, maybe ten or more, pause then breathe
with this my breath…
I stop…I pause…and gather more
And breathe again… punctuation…pauses pen,
the quill dips in ink and pens again

A notion vague…a somewhat solid thought…a random rant,
A wish…a prayer, perhaps a word of wisdom
I pen, I plot…
I spill with ink or pencil pon parchment canvas…
pale as moonlight
a dark deceit…confused contrite
I'm candles lit by smoking verse…softly described in words
wrote…”re-wrote”…I curse

I sleep in margins…a thought placed to the side
sincere seductress…sanctified…rearranged and retried
I'm smudged…this butterfly…
wings of grace…so what
sometimes I cried…the missing pages…a suicide?

I tell you this…tis me inside…defined…described
“Identified”
I breathe once more…punctuation…pauses pen
the quill dips ink and pens on…
yet again
The stanza’s divided…it’s not where I break
I live…I breathe within each pause…I take
I live this…this dysfunctional array…of written words,
my words a book…
my family
if you dare be brave enough to look

The screams, the tears…the lost summers…the years…
“I am the fear”
if words be daggers…then your thoughts draw blood
look not any further for the weapon…the thoughts…the knife's in here

When moonbeams milky thighs are spread far and wide…
I am…uplifted…this worn heart…my love…
all what you've just read
“Enticed”
by a touch…the slow draw of a beckoned fingernail

Words can Inspire…Encourage…and yet…Still can Impale
seduced by sin's…sharpened clause
with this café of thought
this breath…I ponder yet another thoughts homecoming…
I stop…I pause

~~ Steve ~~

Written for: Potpourri of Poetry
Hosted by: Whispermoon
Words used:
(1) grace (2) butterfly (3) homecoming (4) poetry (5) memories (6) wisdom
(7) moonlight (8) wish (9) prayer (10) family (11) canvas
(12) summer (13) uplifted (14) cafe (15) softly.

By Poison_9901

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