Paradox

I am Pain. Constructed of
Suffering.
Built on bones of enmity.
Skin of animosity.
A walking paroxysm of despair.
I am Petulant.
Indignant & Acrimonious
Defined not by past
Made not of actions
I am Feelings.
I am Love.
Strong and true.
A paradox of divine image.
(C)2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis

 

Paradox

I am Pain. Constructed of
Suffering.
Built on bones of enmity.
Skin of animosity.
A walking paroxysm of despair.
I am Petulant.
Indignant & Acrimonious
Defined not by past
Made not of actions
I am Feelings.
I am Love.
Strong and true.
A paradox of divine image.
(C)2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis

 

She Shuddered

Tell again how she shuddered
movements akin to an aftershock
the totality of mind, body, and soul
her sum being reconciled before all
distant tremors from within
longed to reach the surface
one bead of sweat now formed
atop brow lightly clinging
her heart rhythmically beating
syncing in time with mind
as it expands like a galaxy
so does she go forthwith
(C)2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis

 

Unseen Life

sinking in change
deep into murky uncertainty
fighting the white-hot
struggle to take
one more breath

never lucid this mortal coil
pushing back against
the imposing crowd
going down, down
the wind plucked away

counting on little
triumphs so few
shackled and bound
to an unseen life

hiding beneath every surface

(c) 2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis

 

In Frequency

He found himself
Lost in her insanity
Where their souls
Drifted on an emerald current
Two no more, clinging
Holding steadfast, revolving
In frequency as one.

Clarity, revealing
Signs left on walls
That once fortified, now encased
Speaking without deviation
After long years of silence
He heard her song
In frequency as one.

(C) 2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis

Secrets

Secret places, I kept for only
You, my one and only true,
Still now as the cracked facade
Wept.
Hidden away, those secrets
Knowing the path leading
o’er crags, lovely treacherous,
illuminated by sparkling eyes.
Secrets between souls
The easy giving love
received and taken
ever outlasting, short sweet
times we shared in solitude.
Consumed in longing, to behold
the glory brought by loving
Grace.
O’ so bittersweet memories
cherished rapture engrained,
wrapped around my very cells,
Secret parts, mine not to tell,
they are yours forever more.
I hide you there amongst
brief days and endless nights.
Living, only slightly existing,
inside my not so revealed
Pain.
Counteracted, offset with euphoria
grateful and blessed to have
been a witness of an extraordinary
bond of unity, love can
hardly express what you will
always be to me.
Dearest friend, beat of my heart,
every exhale whispers your
Name.
Seeking the remnants left,
numb loss, only to find
tears written, stream across
a valley of the divided
Veil.
Cross, I will sooner now
wait for me there precious
It shall not be long
as these hours drag into false eternity
Watch for me, my steps to hear
run to me as I appear.
Holding you in my arms again
tiny kisses that I miss
save them, I will collect
when we reunite at
Dusk.

(C)2017 Dedhedpoet
Andrea Travis