Anne is a freelancer with a passion for writing and helping others by writing about important topics and issues.
Poems From the Soul
The following two free verse poems I wrote center more around imagery than meaning. Although both are about love and passion, I let my mind wander and my thoughts and ideas put together an imagery filled romantic darkness in each of these poems. The images paint a picture of love, much like music, or a dance, or currents in the wind. Things that you cannot see but can feel with every fiber of your being. How being in love and being with someone can feel like the end of it all, when it's just the two of you against the world, and the world feels like it is crumbling under your feet. I guess that is the image that I was trying to portray in both of these poems, but what I really love about them is the imagery, the scenery, the way I painted a picture in my mind of these two poems and used that to craft these pieces. They are not perfect by any means, but mere reflections of thoughts and imagery and things that were in my head at the time. I think a lot of my poetry is like that: endless thoughts that are just spilled out onto the page, waiting to be formed into some kind of structure. However, I like the unstructured, messy poems; the ones that don't rhyme; the ones that break all the rules. Those are the ones I always remember, because those are the poems that stick out in my mind.
"The Ends of Everything"
Sitting in the middle of the room, legs crossed, headphones in
Drowning in the sea of color below me
Swimming in rhythms cascading down from the walls
Dripping down and painting my face and arms and legs
Wrapping me up in rhythmic love and comfort and warmth
Falling in love with the way the wind sounds running past my ears
As I hear the echoes and beats and harmonies ringing inside me
Running out into the sun, I catch a glimpse of the sunset.
Just past the tips of the grass, collapsing in the middle of it all,
I wait for the stars to shine so bright above us
Spinning around as the world spins beneath us
Two hearts growing into the grass, rooting themselves in the earth
We're digging for the seeds we planted so long ago
Underneath the soles of our shoes,
We hear the ground shaking, rising up
Resounding with the sweet sounds of our souls
Lifting us up together, we are breaking through the sky
You and I spinning through time
Bright orange lights come sailing through the skies
Crashing down on us, causing us to stumble
To collapse as we run deep into the woods
And fall down.
As we look up, we can see a white light from above glistening,
Shining down on you and me,
And before the world collapses, and everything fades away,
I look over into those deep eyes, and I sigh, and I see you laugh
That's the last thing I will ever want to see
Your smile and your eyes, they are the ends of everything,
We are the ends of everything.
I walk by in the cool autumn air
My feet slipping on fresh leaves, brown and wasted on the ground
Just behind the glimmer of the sun's rays, I see your face
The eyes that won me over so many times before
All I can do is bleed out in the street
Thinking of the most beautiful pieces of our hearts
Spilled out across this town, floating through the current of the wind,
Above the sky, beyond the clouds, I see your face going up and smiling down
Your love cascading down on me in waves of passion
Underneath the glow of the moon at night
As I look out my window and wonder if you are sitting across the world
Laughing, smiling, crying, or thinking of us right now
Even though I can't really tell, I'm still under that love spell
Hoping that one day you will feel the music deep within your veins
As I do. The music that fills my heart, that won't let go,
That keeps playing over and over, until I take my final bow,
And I take one last breath in this world...
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