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VulnerableThere goes my mood,
I didn't see it coming.
From a smile to quietude,
A sad song strumming.
A distant, hidden reason,
Or the phase of the moon?
Let me hibernate a season,
Just curled up like a spoon.
Without any bit of warning,
And hopefully not durable.
Just a feeling that is all;
A feeling I am vulnerable.
It's taking a slowly pace.
I can't seem to shake it.
I put a smile on my face,
But I can't even fake it.
In my thoughts, I get lost.
I miss you, that is certain.
For love, I pay the cost,
Of things still uncertain.
So I stare at a blank page,
Trying to make sense of it.
It's my way to disengage,
And try to find a benefit.
Then I close my eyes to sleep,
For there, you're always near.
The space apart no longer deep,
For in your arms, I have no fear.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Insolence and InsurrectionThe names of our fragrances,
Yes, these are our choices.
We're known for taking chances,
Raising flags as well as voices.
The disobedient and the rebel,
Insolence and insurrection meet.
Add in pheromones to the spell.
Not so subtle but still quite sweet.
For I'm the long lost flower child,
Don't give me rules to obey.
I live in color, my wind is wild.
No black, white, or shades of grey.
And you, my love, are the rebel.
With your big heart and valiant cause.
You're not trying to cause trouble.
You fight injustice without pause.
So here we merge together now,
Forget the norms and rigid barriers.
We unite our hearts and take a bow,
For love and fairness, we are carriers.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
TrustLike the beauty of a rose ready to bloom,
Bathe me in romance and love's perfume.
Trust takes time and cannot be rushed.
Tell me your dreams and secrets hushed.
Give me the bitter along with the sweet.
I'll take your messes, as well as your neat.
Throw caution to the wind, it's time to be bold.
We must open all doors for love to take hold.
Please tell me and show me all that is you.
I will hold you when happy or even when blue.
Trust and know I won't betray you or stray.
You are part of me now, and I'm here to stay.
That look in your eyes and touch of your hand,
We've known all along and we both understand.
This isn't a game, we are here with open hearts,
Both to love and be loved and all that imparts.
It is our gift now, we will do what we must.
We both are ready, in each other we trust.
Knowing love is not easy, it hits and it misses.
As we seal the deal now with garlic bread kisses.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
One White RoseWith the sand between my toes,
The ocean's mist upon my face.
A lost dream of one white rose,
And a dress of fine French lace.
Forever now is just a word,
Although not what I was told.
Forget all that you've heard.
Together we will not grow old.
Life goes on and so it goes.
We made it through that fight.
Love comes again and grows.
Maybe this time, we'll get it right.
So come to me and be my love.
Whisk me off to wonderland.
I will put all of my trust in you,
As you hold me by the hand.
That was then, but we are now.
May this be our life's true fate.
As we give our all, not knowing how,
We walk through love's open gate.
Then I look up and see your face.
In your eyes, the truth it shows.
All of you, I willingly embrace,
As you hand me one white rose.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Questions UnansweredIf I should drink from your well,
Will you protect and sustain me?
Or treat me like a Jezebel,
Leave me feeling disdainfully?
Fine wine from a golden chalice,
Or the bitter taste of metal?
A siren's song without malice,
Or the screeching of a kettle?
Drop me on a doorstep crying,
With no remnants left of me?
Or through skies take me flying,
To undiscovered land and sea?
For I have so many questions,
Which you have no time to answer.
My patience now you're testing,
Don't consume me like a cancer.
For love is such a simple word,
And brings with it, such pleasure.
Yet so often goes by unheard,
Elusive like hidden treasure.
So for now, I set my heart free.
I'm strong enough to wait and see.
I have faith true love will find me.
I'll know when it is meant to be.
So I watch the sun so bright,
Upon the water's warm reflection.
One more day turns into night,
As I wait for that connection.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Dear Soulmate,Where have you been,
Dear soulmate of mine?
Have you been in the woods,
Running, hiding behind trees?
Dancing in colorful flower fields,
Or the changing of the leaves?
Have you sailed upon the ocean,
Seen the vastness of the seas?
Shipwrecked on an island,
Waltzing to a native breeze?
Did you get lost in some big city,
With buildings reaching to the sky?
Or hiking through grand canyons,
Climbing mountaintops so high?
Did you brave the frozen tundra,
Polar bears your spirit guide?
Or trail blaze through the jungles,
Where the wild ones try to hide?
Have you traveled round the world,
By boats, and planes, and cars?
Do you ever stop and think of me,
When you're looking at the stars?
No more hiding, the day has come.
Appear now and do your part!
So come to me and show me,
What you've kept inside my heart.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
The Cheated American
Government offices brimming with people.
Inefficient paperwork higher than a steeple.
Wait times and long lines out through the door.
Just for a few scraps and a mat on the floor.
Drum up the courage and speak to the poor.
Whatever happened and who's keeping score?
Don't believe this family is here by their choice.
So speak up and don't give away your true voice.
Each and every one, once an ordinary man.
It's not a question of who will and who can.
Grateful and humbled by the stories they tell.
For we too threw pennies in this wishing well.
We are working all day to pay our higher taxes,
While corporate profits put more jobs under axes.
We barely scrape by and are losing our houses.
The weak lose it all and say sorry to their spouses.
For greed and corruption are now the new game.
Assigned a number, who cares what's your name.
With every dollar they get, they will give you a cent.
To keep you downtrodden and make you repent.
No one will know what they skim off of the top.
They check ti
RaindropsThe ground is wet,
It glistens from the rain.
As cars go by.
The birds chirp,
Sleep escapes me.
I lie here musing,
Lost in dreams of you.
They take me there,
Where I can feel you.
Soft, wet kisses,
Stream across my skin.
So real, I shiver
With your touch.
Slowly you taste me,
Our hands interlaced.
Lost in your eyes.
The smell of your skin,
Dark and smooth,
Velvet under my fingers.
My curves, your muscle,
Missing pieces found.
Hearts of the same beat,
Souls again reunited.
Drifting to each other,
Deeper and deeper.
Till there are no lines,
Nothing separates us.
We move as one,
Blended by our love.
Our dreams rise up,
From here to eternity.
Within you, I'm safe.
No judgements found.
The universe is ours.
Exploding like the stars,
Thundering like the herd.
Nowhere to be but here.
Wrapped in each other,
Listening to the raindrops.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Trying not to think too much,
No more worries of love and such.
No need for stories of my life,
The here, the now, the afterlife.
Letting go of everything,
Free the balloon without a string.
Lose control and set it free.
For we are one, there is no me.
Hand it over one and all.
We're spiraling now in free fall.
Don't be sassy or get too sappy.
In the end, we will be happy.
Live in the now, forget the past.
We can make these blessings last.
To worlds within and places higher.
Love shows the way; we are on fire.
It takes a little time and trust.
For love to grow, it is a must.
So I hand over the reins to you.
No expectations, this I must do.
Trust and I'll have all of you.
Spoil me with love that's true.
No more hearts a broken mess.
All it takes is just one yes!
©2014 Carol Gregoire
The Thought of LoveShe thought it was a dream:
He thought it was a game:
To her, everything seemed surreal.
A game at which he was a pro.
She barely had her breath
He didn’t break a sweat
Just at the thought of what they could be.
Because, to him, she meant nothing.
He was the one.
She was a prop.
He was perfect: so strong, so handsome,
A practice tool for the higher grade females he’d encounter.
God had made him especially for her
She was irrelevant; nothing special.
She knew that they were destined.
Better, he knew, was sure to come.
And when he held her, she felt complete
So when they touched, lust alone was present
And when he kissed her, she was seduced
So when she danced, he saw her as an object
And when he smiled, she grew numb.
So when she s
Let MeLet me touch your chest
To make sure your heart's beating.
Let me feel your breath
To make sure you're still breathing
Tell me how I look
To make sure you still see me.
Tell me sweet nothings
So I can think you still love me.
A Million Stars in ViewA million stars in view,
And all I see is you,
Your words, they run me through,
Who else have you done this too?
I trusted you with a newborn soul,
You look at me with eyes of coal,
Your love has brought suck a toll,
With you leading an executioner's role.
You broke your promises into fours,
Shutting all your open doors,
Leaving me withered to my core,
A young heart beating on the floor.
A million stars out of sight,
A blanket of velvet for the night,
What was done to me wasn't right,
A broken heart won't stop the fight.
Empty But Not HollowIs it wrong to feel this empty,
But in a way there's only you?
Feeling your heartbeat run through my veins,
Living through all you do.
You inhale the sunlit air,
And I feel my lungs ignite.
You dwell in restless slumber,
Your nightmares come to me at night.
Your thoughts fill my mind,
For you are solely me.
Every breath, every step,
Every smile, every dream.
I was hollow, I am nothing but you,
Filled with the painted songs of your heart.
I was an image of misery,
It took your electric love for my life to start.
The Only One LeftNobody wants you if you've beaten the block
But nobody wants the brand new
And you're constantly fighting the hands of the clock
Pretending you know what to do
And you're fooling yourself into feeling okay
And you smile every day when it hurts
Pretending the sunshine might clear up the rain
But the pretending rarely works
You can try to be brave and take on every leap
Hoping you might find the fall
But realising everyone is too far to reach
You still try but miss them all
Getting battered and bruised by the journey of love
Never finding the finished result
And just when you think that the world's had enough
It comes back with another assault
With the time passing by you're the only one left
And you're wishing for something to change
So you try with each heartbeat and every breath
But the sun still won't clear up the rain
Refleksje o K.Dzień któryś z kolei i wieczór spóźniony
a wciąż Cię pamiętam jak w wieczór piątkowy...
Twe oczy srebrzyste od wielkiego morza
błękitu radości aniołów w blask lśniących.
w Twych oczach odbicie wszystkiego jest niczym
jak tylko plamistym przebłyskiem jasności
a w oczach Twych tunel w ocean wiodący
bezkresny powolny trochę rozmarzony
niebiańskim kolorem boskie Twoje krople
zmroziły w ten moment serca mego wolę
spłynęły wleciały prosto wgłąb mej duszy
dawały nadzieję, pocieszały uszy
melodią tak słodką niczym lizak-serce
skruszony na pyłek i na raz zebrany
przeżuty, połknięty dawno zapomniany
niby kęs wspomnienia z dawnego dzieciństwa
kiedy wszystko mogło być znakiem złoczyństwa
i chęć zapomnienia większa ponad miarę
Oh, Love!...Being completely ruled by my heart,
Instead of governed by my head...
Is an inescapable trait of mine;
One, which I cannot seem to shed.
It makes me love your special eyes...
Much too much...to be very wise;
And causes me to yearn for you,
The second you slip from my sight...
So, that my thoughts constantly turn to you,
Throughout the day and throughout the night.
Oh, Love!...It makes my heart longingly ache;
Then, suddenly break with extreme joy...
The minute my tear-misted eyes happily trace,
The outline of your welcomely familiar face!
© Mary Elizabeth Balderrama
List do K.Dziewczyno z bajki jednodniowej
odezwij się ten jeden raz
nie siedź wciąż proszę w mojej głowie
już nie jest mi potrzebny czas
zapomnieć każdy prostak umie
naprawić trudno każdy wie
daj mi choć ten ostatni raz
w ramiona Twoje wtulić się....
nie znikaj w świata czeluść złą
gdzie ludzie obojętni są
dążyć do celów wyższych chcą
(proste potrzeby nimi zwą)
nie żądam wiele, Droga ma,
byle te kilka prostych słów
jedno spotkanie, chociaż... tak,
wystarczy słodki dźwięk z Twych ust.
Jeśli zaś nie chcesz widzieć mnie już
powiedz mi proszę, bo nie chcę tak
trzymać-nietrzymać kontaktu, cóż..
wolałbym fruwać jak wolny ptak,
nieba przestworza zdobywcą być
ze świadomością braku nadziei,
lepszej przyszłości, uczuć zawiei
YouI've never belonged here,
In this bleak world we're in.
Always living in fear,
Of being thrown aside again.
Afraid of being alone,
I let them do as they wanted.
If I had only known,
That it would leave me haunted.
Abuse and neglect, I took it in stride,
Sometimes without understanding.
I wanted to run away and hide,
But if I had, they'd just get more demanding.
The scars and the bruises, they fade away.
At least, the ones that you can see.
I've been shaped and molded like clay,
To be obedient to the highest degree.
I longed for love, chased it,
But it always bit me in the end.
Suffering through every hit,
Waiting for the cuts to mend.
And then I met you.
First KissYou look at me with dark brown eyes.
I'm drawn to you, like the moon's full rise.
With one look, a beginning is unfurled.
Show me now all that is your world.
Different from anyone else I know.
New possibilities are what you show.
You stroke my cheek soft and tender.
Infatuation hits in all its splendor.
I meet your eyes, our gaze intent.
A fleeting moment, or time well spent.
Neither one knows where this will lead.
Forever love or hearts that bleed.
So many things to find and learn.
Everything about you is what I yearn.
You awaken in me that which has slept,
Hidden, forgotten, dying while I wept.
Behind your eyes, a subtle sadness,
To try again, could be pure madness.
But then we talk for hours on end,
We can't deny, we're more than friends.
In your arms, you hold me so close.
We both are open to where this goes.
A goodbye for now, but you I will miss.
Then you draw me in for our first kiss.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
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