Aug 26


Heart beating, 
A sound heard within me
Sweat dripping down my face
I wipe it away with shaky hands
My feet carried me back and forth
Trying to shake away the fluttering in my stomach.
My head turns 
My feet slow.
I walk out lights shining
Floor gleaming,
My heart beats faster.
The crowd cheers 
Announcers yelling,
I look the net, the hoop, the backboard
And everything goes silent.
This is me, my passion
No noise is louder than that.

Aug 26

Twelve Hours

You wiped the cold cloud tears from my face,
Flicking them to the ground.
Though I knew it was pointless
New ones kept falling all-day.
It was just a gesture 
Of caring, of getting close one more time,
Before you left like yesterday.
But as I slept I knew that those twelve hours 
Would be nothing compared to the years
That you will spend elsewhere.
You hand leaves me and I watch
As if someone has moved the clock slower
You leave me 
Like those twelve hours ago.

Aug 24
poem 0 comments challenge: Wind

Blue Balloon

The wind blew 
Right through the girl's hair 
Around past her small hands
And straight for her blue balloon.
Her fingers slipped and the string came loose
Her little blue ballon 
Got swiftly blown into the wind.
She watched in gloom
Away from her sad eyes
Alone again with nothing to hold.
A small hand landed on her shoulder
She turned to see a boy with one blue balloon
With a small smile, he tied the string around her wrist,
A blue balloon and now a friend to keep her company again.
Aug 15

Out on the dock

Aug 14

But the sun

You might not notice but the sun
It shines for you.
The stars are the skies writing 
Guiding you home safely.
The wind is the earth's voice
Whispering words of inspiration to your heart.
That hand that reaches for yours
Is a genuine caring 
Don’t think you don’t deserve it.
You might not notice but the world, it cares
Even if you turn your back on it.

Jul 25

Summers flowers

Jul 21
poem 1 comment challenge: Love

Last Night in the Rain

I could not see
But I could hear, 
It was too dark 
Not even the moon could lookout.
The rain poured 
Each drop shattered on my head,
Soaking me and chilling me,
Making me feel alone.
I look up through the rain,
Hoping maybe the moon came out
To accompany me.
I would cry but the storm has
Already made me wet enough.
Just when I thought I was forever alone
I heard footsteps 
Through the downpour
And then I felt your warm hand in mine.

Jul 21

A star never fades

When a star dies you can still see the light
So that's what I thought of when I saw your tears
The memories they just don’t disappear
They live on in your heart
That sweet smell that gets in her baking
The memories you had of her at late nights
Her fruit salad she would bring to thanksgiving
And that smile I saw never leave her face.
She would never forget you, 
Always gave hugged you and talked like you knew her for years
And I guess I have,
Since the day I was born.
Her kindness never left 
Wrapping you in a blanket when snow fell.
And those memories will never fade
Even as morning comes those stars are waiting in the night.
Because when a star dies you can still see the light 
Even if it's just in your heart.

(To a beloved family member)