And I wanted to see you
And I want to live in a limbo where tomorrow never comes.
If you’re turning from me
Curl into me instead, we can’t undo what’s already been done…
To read the rest, see Shades Of Me 😉
Love, love, love this poet. See here
Here’s your poetry for the week:
Sam Walker talks about the benefits of arts such as poetry for you health.
Here’s some beautiful poetry by Ocean Vuong.
The Cuban Poetry Festival fights back against the US blockage and imperialism.
The use of poetry in prisons to help people turn their backs on crime.
And finally… alert! Alert! Russell Simmons might be bringing back Def Poetry Jam – hosted by Chance the Rapper.
Enjoy your weeks!
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,–
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
You found me flailing on the bathroom floor.
A juddering heap of heaving, weeping, bleeding.
I asked, what’s there worth holding on here for?
What’s the purpose of this life that I’m keeping,
Breathing existence into, an ember of a flame
That’s so desperate and ready to be snuffed out?
And you stood, stoic, with a whisper you spoke my name,
Made it sound a truth in which you couldn’t doubt.
And so I stayed.
Please, don’t make me regret my decision that day.