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Kris's Poetry Corner-Episode 4

Updated on August 2, 2011

Here are some quotes about poetry:

-A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. ~Robert Frost

-A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties. ~Anne Stevenson

-A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. ~Wallace Stevens

-A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. ~Salman Rushdie

Enjoy! :)

All You Could Do

I lay myself at you mercy
You through me to the ground
I placed you on a pedestal
It only came crashing down
I put my love out on the line
All you could do is take what is mine

I gave you my heart
You tore it to shreds
I gave you my affection
I saw returned not a thread
I cried enough tears to fill a pool
All you could do is make me the fool

I showed you my concern
You gave me no consideration
I tried to make us work
You ran for isolation
I gave you it all
All you could do is let me fall

The Surrender

You stand in your world
And I stand in mine
Separated completely
By the dotted line

I watch you on your side
Loving you, feeling alone
I cannot turn to another
For I love you only

Wondering if you could love me
Being so different from you
As I see you pass on by
I can't figure out what to do

If opposites were meant to attract
Then you are my perfect mate
Yet we stand apart from each other
As if it were some cruel trick of fate

I should give you up
Let you go on your way
But it's hard to let you go
And find the right things to say

-Good-bye love
I'll set myself free
Hoping for the day
You'll come to me

The Yearning

Slipping away in the back of my mind,
Are the memories of you and the love we once had
Far away have you gone in your secret journeys
And I am left to grieve and wait in the morning sun
Its warmth does nothing for my unrest soul
As I try to recapture some of the happiness of past times

Do nothing to comfort my slow drying heart
Say nothing to take away the bitterness and pain
Try nothing to make me smile in this life
Write nothing of the sentimental moments
Just wander back to my waiting arms

I feel you straying further away from me
Each day passes without signs of gentle compassion
All is lost in the grand old folds of time
To show no more emotion is to bare no more pain
Oh, how I suffer in this hazy twilight
Lonely is the one who's left with no one to hold

Do nothing to bring a joy into my life
Say nothing to calm the ragging ocean within
Try nothing to chase away my sorrows
Write nothing of a sacred emotion
Just return to kiss my yearning lips


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