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Trailing RosesThere was a special place that I'd ride by,
Down the winding path to the beach.
On the wall of a house on a dune quite high,
Hung lovely trailing roses just out of reach.
An aqua blue sky was their background,
Making their soft petals of pink stand out.
Little fair maidens dressed and gowned,
Dancing in the sun, beauty never in doubt.
Winding around in a trail they weaved,
As memories of summers they make.
Reminding me of love in once I believed,
Lingering thoughts now too hard to take.
A haunting memory that just blows in.
It is always when you least expect it.
Do you remember my touch on your skin?
Embracing each other in a room candlelit.
Do you catch my scent on the winds that blow?
Are you hearing my voice in your dreams?
Do you see my face, does the love still grow?
Or feel me in lightening and moonbeams?
Love once spoken can never be taken.
Its memory ever waiting to be faced.
With a whispered kiss you awaken,
And a feeling of something misplaced.
Some come to play and only pret
Death of A MuseWhere are all of the words?
They used to come so easily.
Corralling them now like wild herds,
Instead of floating in quite peacefully.
Now, I am left in this vacant void.
A mindless drifting out to sea.
It was not me being paranoid,
Drowning in the lies you left me.
Numb and devoid of real feeling.
My heart is broken wide open.
Inside from pain I'm still reeling,
Not even a splinter left for hoping.
Love so fleeting could never be real,
Dismissed without even a thought.
You can't even tell me what you feel.
The lies sold to me not what I bought.
So easily you lie, talking a smooth game.
Only for your convenience or your gain.
Mark my words, you'll remember my name.
Darkness will come, and so will your pain.
You cannot treat me like I don't matter.
What you give out will find you threefold.
When the words ring louder than chatter.
As your life of lies spins out uncontrolled.
For you were once my everything.
Your whispers of love filled my soul.
But you aren't worth the pain you bring.
Trade WindsWhat is this love we've found?
So fragile, and yet so strong.
Drawn to each other like magnets.
With a pull so strong, it is undeniable.
Lost within each other's eyes,
Lost without each other apart.
Ever changing like shifting sands,
Washed away to come back again.
Eternal lasting love of two undying souls.
Reunited bodies of hearts never separated.
We've traveled universes across time,
Only to come back to each other again.
It blows in like a gentle breeze in the night,
Or shatters with the forces of trade winds.
At times, so cold, it can leave a chill.
Until again, serenity returns after the storm.
Always knowing, we will survive,
Finding our strength within each other.
Pushing and pulling with each ebb and flow,
Catching and lifting each other up again.
Trading the gifts we bring to each other,
Accepting the shimmer with the tattered.
We are and have all that we both need.
Feeling blessed and thankful for this wonder.
So we hold out our hands, and we embrace it.
Weaving the strands
Waiting for LoveThere was a day you loved me.
I could feel it strong and true.
But something now has changed.
It's not me you choose, but you.
Distance stays between us.
The tides no longer pull.
I'm waiting for you, love,
Do you think I am a fool?
When I love it's true and deep,
Sharing all with lots to give.
Needing to spend time with you,
Days and nights by which we live.
With you, all else comes first.
You work, you play, you date.
That I should be so grateful,
While you leave me here in wait.
I don't think that I ask much.
This is not how love should be.
How can you say you love me,
Yet not want to be with me?
I've given you my love,
In my heart, you'll always stay.
But only you can cherish it,
Or choose to throw away.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Love's ChanceI let go of it all, giving my heart to love's chance.
Things should feel happier when on this ride.
Do I leave on the blinders and stay in my trance?
Or dive deeply head first into the darker side?
Time to be honest and glance in the mirror.
Find what is broken without any fear.
That in the glass is always much nearer.
Hold my head high and don't shed a tear.
I gave my heart freely without holding back.
I can't make you take all the love that I bring.
Maybe it scares you, or it's something I lack.
It could just be another tune you prefer to sing.
Do you pull away now to wrestle your own demon?
Are we pretending everything will be alright?
In dreams, do you hear the crying and screaming?
Wishing for just a little more sleep this one night.
Whatever your reasons, you choose not to share.
Keeping me at a distance and alone once again.
Lovers want to be together and their souls to bare.
Maybe it's time to withdraw and find my own zen.
You tell me your life is hard, and you will be back.
Encroaching DarknessLike a mist of fog, it suddenly appears.
It's always when you least expect it.
Even if it has been gone for years,
Awakening to find you can't reject it.
Why did you have to come back now?
Did you think it was something I miss?
Were you lying in wait just to see how,
As I listened to promises with a kiss?
Something now feels quite different,
Without words, nor rhythm nor rhyme.
Am I loved, or am I simply irrelevant?
Senseless doubt, or just killing time?
I try to shake it, but it's an arduous task.
Kicked down, so I have to climb back.
I fight back tears, and put on my mask.
Indifference, betrayal, it all leaves a crack.
Is it easier to let no one near my heart?
I close my eyes to remember your charms.
Heavy is the loneliness of many days apart.
Still wishing you will catch me in loving arms.
The encroaching darkness I cannot fight,
Or banish it with a wave of my hand.
Hoping it leaves peacefully this night,
As tides scattering shells on the sand.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
The Artist's MindEnjoying the breeze on this near perfect day,
Making me feel I've got something to say.
A spritzer of rain, some drops, not just one.
Somehow, they all forgot to tell the sun.
Clouds puffed and proud, piled double high.
White grey marshmallows in a blue azure sky.
Doves retreat to where they've been nesting.
I'm among the flowers, where I lie resting.
I absorb it all in, to help nurture my ideas.
My own playground, creativity without fears.
For I find there is art, no matter where I look.
In nature, on walls, or in pages of a book.
Especially now, with the colors of Spring,
It makes it so easy for me to do my thing.
Taking its essence to a drawing or photograph,
Or writing poetry to bring a smile, tear, or laugh.
A shade or a hue might inspire a collection.
Shapes and patterns find a whole new direction.
Embroidered with beads, woven into a bracelet,
Transformed into beauty by an artist's inner outlet.
For here in my world, it's never just black and white.
I can find inspiration watchi
For DianaMy heart is now breaking.
This day has turned too sad.
Life was once ours for the taking.
Some thought we were quite mad.
So ambitious and we were fearless,
Growing up in more ways than one.
Dancing till the night was starless,
And continuing far into the sun.
Leaving trails of broken hearts,
Hard-pressed to find the one.
Never worried, for we had smarts.
It was Peter who your heart won.
Watching as our children grow,
All beginning lives of their own.
Wishing they would always know,
All the love to them we've shown.
Love is all we really need to live.
It fills our hearts and all our needs.
We share all that we have to give,
Both in our words and in our deeds.
Time passes, with miles in between.
We had dreams to write our memoirs.
Dear friend, it's now your parting scene.
Forever loved, you'll now dance among stars.
©2014 Carol Gregoire
Grateful MorningUp again, much earlier than I planned,
I wipe away sleep and tame a wild strand.
The dog is barking; it's time for a stroll,
To chase brown lizards, or a green anole.
I can't go back to bed on this beautiful day,
So I water my garden and decide to stay.
As I watch a butterfly, along comes a dove.
He sings to me sweetly, and always of love.
Neighbors are scurrying to rush off to work.
That's no longer my world, and oh what a perk!
I can sit on my porch and watch cars go by,
With coffee, a waffle, and blueberries piled high.
A rogue paper bags bounces along the walk,
Where lies the remnants of hopscotch in chalk.
Then things become quiet, except for the breeze,
Just the swishing of fronds in tall palm trees.
Here on my bench with lots of pillows quite soft,
Tucked away from view in my own little loft.
Surrounded by orchids in many colors bright,
I think I may read, but instead choose to write.
Wanting to remember the beauty of this day,
Some words will stay, while others fly away.
Our KissYour fortitude dies with me,
With a gaze of desire and need.
I stare back, your eyes reflecting me,
A glass windowed soul begins to bleed.
A moment passes as your gaze breaks,
A sense of fear sweeps across your face.
Your heart has been hurt; full of shyness, worry,
I am here babe; let me fill that voided space.
I grab you by the waist, pulling you closer;
I'm in loveI'm in love
in love with your smiles
loving your beautiful eyes
believe me you are enough
enough and much more, my love
I'm in love
your voice gives me shivers
my tears flow like rivers
when i deeply miss you
and want to kiss you
I'm in love
hoping to touch your skin
where have you all years been?
i want to ask you when we meet
you are not just a dream, my sweet
Wandering SoulsYou smiled and called me Kido,
You held me to your side.
You’d laugh and whisper in my ear,
In the bellies of trains we would hide.
We met one horrible night,
in the fury of a disgruntled train.
Me, escaping my kidnapper,
And you escaping the rain.
We rode and talked for hours
Your voice so inviting and true.
We laughed and flirted, just escaped for awhile,
I guess you could say, I was drawn to you.
You told me where you stayed,
Under the bridge, your second choice.
But the first, the forest, was your favorite place,
I could hear it in your voice.
So I lowered my tone and begged.
Begged you to share your wandering style.
‘I don’t even want to go back home,’
‘Just to stay with you awhile.’
You laughed like it was natural
The girl that begged to stay
You laughed like you were happy to see,
a girl to dance your way.
So we lived in the trains,
under bridges and in the trees.
Life with you, my protector…
Well, it was just a breeze.
FondueGuide my hand and my heart
In my playful display of art
Love me as if I was chocolate
And on our wedding I'd be -12 hours late
[negative twelve hours]
You Didn't Fall For MeYou didn’t fall for me,
Though I felt it true.
You didn’t feel the blow,
Though I yearned it to.
You didn’t fall for me.
I heard you several times.
You didn’t have to feel
Or hear me write the lines.
But you didn’t fall for me-
I get it now, I do.
And though it hurts to admit,
I ended falling for you.
Never Ask WhyStay
dream the sea,
I dance the sky,
come I will be your Key
while you slumber in the storms eye
and together we hear the dragons cry,
in the end they are only pigeons made from clay,
all that remains are wings which cannot fly,
we won't be paralyzed by why,
just shake off the debris
kiss the Earth dry
My DarlingMy dear, my darling
How long must we wait?
I'm tired of being lonely,
I don't want to carry this weight.
My love, my darling
How long must we stay
A distance apart that feels like miles,
Why must you be so far away?
My honey, my darling
How long must we hide?
I tired of keeping it a secret,
How you're by my side.
My sweetie, my darling
How long must we wait
To be together in this life,
And see what it means to feel great?
My heart, my darling
How long must we like this live?
I'm sick of sleeping all alone,
With no person to receive love I give.
SupersonicThe sound of keys colliding
From the rusty ring, hanging
One's life seems to tick away
Along with the chime of the keys that sway
Set me free! You cry
But the bars that hold you, you cannot pry
Does that hurt?
Outside you hear the thunder
Shaking the earth underneath your chamber
But thunder cannot collapse the walls
Of the mighty and hailed Fort Uberschall
Down comes the pillars upon the warden
And comes forth an army of the undaunted
The siege has started! Shouts the legionnaire
The booms of their marching echoing up the stairs
A soldier in a golden tunic
And a damsel of Death's music
Destined to meet in the chaos of war.
Pirate FantasyBaby, come play with me tonight.
Together, our fantasies take flight.
We'll escape to waters warm and blue.
To the islands of sun, just me and you.
You, my love, sweet captivating pirate,
Billowing shirt and rings of agate.
I, your alluring siren of the sea,
Veils of lace and pearls covering me.
Dance with me alone in the sand.
Let me touch your body tanned.
Make me earrings of abalone shells.
We'll be the secret that no one tells.
If we get cold, we will move in close.
You whisper then what you propose.
Held in your arms by the firelight,
The spirits in our hearts takes flight.
Stolen kisses under the moon.
You sing to me a lovely tune.
We make a wish of what will be.
Until again, you must roam the sea.
Beyond our death, will last our love.
Like the stars eternally up above.
We feel alive, hair blowing in the wind.
Our vows of love, we'll never rescind.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
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