Just wrote this a few minutes ago. It’s been a long time since I’ve tried to write a legitimate poem, and this’ll be the first one to go up on WordPress. Let’s see how this one goes.
Inspired by Black and White and Grey by ~MeganCoffey
Cast in gray, you haunt my dreams.
Your smile, beguiling —
Sends my wily thoughts scurrying
Back to their cold, dark cages.
They are the beasts that I alone must bare,
For if I do not, our love shall perish.
Yet it has never blossomed, our love,
Has it not?
No. Dare I say it has not,
And with good cause.
The earth beneath our feet
Is much too hard, too bitter
For the sweet sap that nourishes you —
That I cannot provide you.
It is with good cause
That we cannot be,
For there is someone else that loves you
As who you really are,
And not as the woman
Whom the gentle wind whispers to.
You are not the one
Whom Fate has told
To shush me to sleep
Before I even have the chance to say,
“Hello there, beautiful”.
(Author’s Notes: As I was writing this, I envisioned the speaker of the poem as a man, but reading it again, I think it can be either male or female or animal. To be honest, I don’t really care, and neither do the words in the poem. )
Hello There by Kaleiyah-P is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.