PushOh that familiar push and pull.
We've all been here once before.
Love comes on oh so forceful,
Till you're running for the door.
We want what is hard to obtain,
Always up and ready for the chase.
Will we be the one who lies slain,
Or walk away with a modicum of grace?
Kisses on which our breaths depend.
Push me ardently up against the wall.
How many rules can we break or bend?
What will you wager to take this fall?
He's ready for me and I for him.
There's nowhere to be or time to rush.
Everyone knows how you learn to swim,
You take that plunge with just one push.
So there are no victims here tonight.
We give in with all glorious fashion.
Only time will tell if it's wrong or right.
Will it be love, or was it just passion?
©2015 Carol Gregoire
NumbI can't help but think of our last conversation.
Even now, those words don't numb the sensation.
Still feeling warmth and excitement when you're near.
I can take the truth even when it's hard to hear.
You've closed yourself off a long time ago,
For self preservation or maybe battered ego.
I can tell that you want me, I see it in your eyes.
Don't confuse me with the past, they're not my lies.
There's a sadness in your eyes that doesn't go away.
At times, a glint or a smile if you're having a good day.
You get lost in your work, for there, you don't feel lonely.
I wish I were that place for you, and think about if only.
Maybe this will never be, the story of you and me.
Or are we just on hold, until these hurts are set free.
Moving on sounds so easy, yet the truth will never lie,
And healing takes it's time, no matter how hard we try.
So many live a life all alone for fear of getting hurt.
Numbing the pain to get by, no dealing with others' dirt.
But that's not really living, I can't liv
BirdmanChiseled cheeks like that of a Cherokee,
Intensity of a warrior deep in your eyes.
Knowing yourself without any apology,
All feelings of the heart you desensitize.
You're keeping your life at its simplest.
You work hard and for very little pay.
Binding ties and feelings are not missed.
Are you happy at the end of your day?
You always give me your biggest smile,
Though I must be sure not to get too close.
We can laugh out loud and talk for a while,
Anything more though would only impose.
Who was it that smashed your dear heart,
Leaving you a wounded, broken shell?
Making you believe in love, only to depart,
Leaving new chances at love only farewell.
I see all the pain in your darkened eyes,
For I too have felt that stinging pain.
At night, do you sleep with your cries?
Do you think love won't be yours again?
You find comfort in your feathered friends,
And adorn me in feathers of violet blue.
In love's truth, everything always transcends.
Don't give up hope on finding what is true.
GloriousDriving to the beach,
Wind blowing my hair.
Everything is within reach,
If we just take the dare.
We all have those things,
We don't like in ourself.
Cherish what it brings,
Or die alone on a shelf.
If our hearts are open to it,
Every day can be treasured.
Be grateful and make it fit.
Live life unjudged or measured.
For life passes too fast,
To be anything but glorious.
Make your mark last,
And make it victorious!
Everything is part of the plan.
Commit to yourself and begin.
Breathe deep, and take it all in,
Absorb from Chopin to Gauguin.
For no one has it easy,
Greatness takes a little work.
Perceived limits, set them free.
Blast them apart like a firework.
It only takes one match,
To light our fire within.
Let all those ideas hatch.
Persist and you will win.
©2014 Carol Gregoire