My Day 2 of the Black and White photo for 5 days challenge.
The GameWhy must love be so damn hard?
Fear always keeping us on guard.
We're told not to show too much.
Hide our cards if we want that touch.
If we don't want to scare him away,
The game we must learn to play.
Never give more than you take,
But it feels so dishonest and fake.
Don't let him know what you feel.
Be sure we don't let it get too real.
Always keep some others on hand.
He must know you are in demand.
If love is what we seek as the prize,
How can it ever grow within such lies?
Afraid to show who we really are,
While we're secretly wishing upon a star.
To hide what I feel is not who I've been.
No treasured secrets, nothing unseen.
Don't run away or hide on me now.
You will be safe if it's me you allow.
Open your heart, don't be afraid.
There is a new game to be played.
Let's be daring, and get a little wild.
We can be fearless like we were a child.
©2013 Carol Gregoire
ExposedToday the sky was beautiful...
A lovely blue with puffy white clouds.
Now, it should be dark as night,
And yet the Snow Moon shines.
Lighting the clouds from behind,
Making a beautifully colored sky,
In so many hues of blues and grey.
It strikes me that they are both pretty.
Both the light where we expect its beauty,
And the dark we fear, yet still so lovely.
It makes me think of my life, my love.
Shades of happiness to sadness.
In the light, happy, free, and not afraid.
In the dark, doubts and fear lurking.
Why do I doubt you?
You whom I want most to believe.
Where does this fear come from?
Holding me back, pushing you away.
Breaking my heart again and again.
Then showing me I have nothing to fear.
Nothing but the fear itself.
Or do I? Are you like the rest?
Can you be trusted with my heart?
Do you hide what you feel from me?
Held by fears of your own...
Thoughts that linger in the past,
Worries about the future.
Have we forgotten that life is now?
Years of hurtful self-doubt,
AnticipationNow the time has finally come,
The lengthy wait will now be over.
With you it is easy to succumb.
I want so much to be your lover.
For you have truly touched me,
Lovingly, sweet, and tender.
You have come to set me free,
Promises of love and truth you render.
For your touch, I have been starved.
Your kisses soft, sweet, and warm.
Within my heart, your place you've carved.
Show me love does not have to harm.
You are so charming and oh so handsome,
You are everything for which I've wished.
Your love given freely without ransom,
With every taste, you are more cherished.
I want to explore everything with you.
Feeling so safe with you, it is so easy.
Just one step toward me, and then I knew.
This is how it should be...ever light and breezy.
And so I wait for you with anticipation.
Come to me now, no why or how.
Know me without hesitation.
What we have waited for is ours now.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
Sleep Little GirlSo full of life and still so young
To come to this sad end.
The feeling of loss has stung,
Especially to your best friend.
Forever, he holds you in his heart,
And you, he will never forget.
It makes it so hard to part,
He remembers the day you met.
Your eyes so sad and brown,
Upon him your eyes were gazed.
He would take you all around,
In fields and oceans you played.
At night, you'd lie real close,
To ensure his happy slumber.
The feel of your wet nose,
Every morning, you come lumber.
Be happy now and run along,
You are now a dog unleashed.
With a cross and heartfelt song,
Your spirit he has released.
So hear your angel's voice,
Accept your gossamer wings.
In the love you shared, rejoice!
And remember the special things.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
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
Waiting For the SunRain, rain please go away,
That's what everyone will say.
But for me, I like the rain.
Cleanse me now, release my pain.
It plays a soft beat if you listen.
The air is clean, the grass glistens
With a little heat, a foggy mist.
An extra special, eerie twist.
We could stay inside for cuddles,
Or go outside to play in puddles.
We will splash and stomp our feet.
Stopping for kisses wet and sweet.
The thunder bolts loud and clear.
I'm not afraid if you are near.
Lightning strikes to light the sky.
Wild abandon, too young to die.
Through the rain hand in hand,
Running through this water land.
Laughing till our faces glow,
In the rain, our tears won't show.
Soaking wet, we hold on tight.
Let me love you through the night.
When we wake, we'll see its glow.
The sun returns for all to show.
©2012 Carol Gregoire
Loved and LostThey say no rest for the weary.
Save it for when you are dying.
I think of you, your broken heart,
And now, I lie in bed crying.
I'd gladly take away your hurt.
I wish you would never feel pain.
I know it feels hopeless to you.
You'll be lost forever in this rain.
Some, they will strike you down,
You love what is on the outside.
But no matter how hard you try,
From you, it's their love they hide.
Others you have wanted to love,
But eye to eye, you cannot see.
Tirelessly trying over again,
It was just not meant to be.
There will be those that love you,
And you may truly feel the same.
Pleasing them, you're so wrapped up,
It's a wonder you remember your name.
The worst are those who want you,
For who you are and what you make.
Maybe in their way, they love you,
But in the end, it's what they can take.
So go stare out into the ocean,
Remember the beauty in your life.
One day, your truest love will find you.
Worth the pain that cut like a knife.
Lovers and time will come and go,
But love s
In the SilenceThe air is cool, and the night is so dark.
Stilling silence, but for an occasional bark.
It beckons for me to come wander outside.
How I wish tonight, you were here by my side.
Looking up, my eyes are drawn to the sky.
I see a lone, silver plane and watch it fly.
I try to guess where it might be going.
In its hold, what it could be stowing.
Many stars are in the sky tonight.
So I wish I may, and I wish I might.
I'm mesmerized by the crescent moon.
Just like with you, I will never be immune.
It's nice to know it's the same thing you see.
I wonder if you gaze up and think about me.
Do you feel my presence, warm and close,
Or hear my words in your mind's echoes?
For you, like a shadow, follow me around.
Always present, but not yet found.
I long for the day, to be held in your arms.
To be swept away by all your charms.
Till then I find comfort in the silence here.
I know you will find me, I have no fear.
True love is stronger than all that is gold.
So I wait and watch our kismet unfold.
LostYou sit there on your high horse,
Judging all those that you see.
You don't know me, of course,
How dare you apologize for me!
To you, I am just star-gazed,
Hiding from what is real.
In a fantasy, lost and crazed,
You have no clue what I feel.
Only I know what has happened,
The many times he and I have met.
The look into each others' eyes,
Is not something I can forget.
You say that I don't know him,
But he sings from within his soul.
Touching me in my deepest core,
It's not something I can control.
Love is not something planned,
Or something I take lightly.
Whether I'm near him, or alone.
It's always shines so brightly.
I want for him only happiness,
My Schatz, for he is a treasure.
I hope he finds the love he seeks,
In his smile, I will find my pleasure.
I have no surreal expectations.
I say what I feel in my heart.
It takes the form of poetry,
Or emerges through my art.
I am quite clear as to who I am,
It's you who's lost in your zeal.
Hiding behind someone's picture,