Saturday, December 20, 2008

Breathing Now




Like the sun that radiates innocence at dawn


Like the purity of fresh, unabated pain


Like the first steps to an unconditional faith


Like the roads that take you home


You.




A dress with a tear that only you can see


A mistletoe waiting for a new, wet kiss


A broken kaliedoscope - unused


A bird that's forgotten to sing


This world that's trying to breathe.




And I fear I've forgotten to dream


The mist strays too low


And I can see you holding your hand out


Way too far


And I said I'd never compromise


I misjudged


And I wished for a happy ending


When I flung myself over a steel rail.




But now I'm flying


Would you like to fly with me?


4 comments:

La-hu za-ha said...

depends on where you're going

Aruni RC said...

If you don't forget to fly, then the dreams will come back too. :)

hfm said...

A broken kaliedoscope - unused
A bird that's forgotten to sing
This world that's trying to breathe.


My favourite lines.
I think it's the company we're in at times which changes everything.

Lucid Darkness said...

I loved the fluidity in this poem...
Maybe you'll be flung back to a better earth. Here's to hoping.

Happy new year!