Saturday, May 16, 2009

Reflection

On the surface of you


Was all I ever wanted


Wild and free


With a touch of the holy


You said you knew your own mind


But the wild was imagined and freedom a joke


Images of the past forever


Keeping you trapped in your illusions


Of the life that drove you there


And all I ever wanted


Was a lie


Shiny surfaces


Seeing only yourself


Looking out at you


Everytime



8 comments:

Natalie said...

Lovely words, but sad and bitter too.
There will probably be quite a lot of reflecting going on, and it is just the thing to learn and grow towards a more enriching future.

Hope you are o.k.Sending a cuddle.



xxoo

Michelle said...

I'm fine Nat. Just getting it out in a hopefully poetic kind of way. A little bitter yes, but also grateful for many things...got to get past the bitter to get to the sweet :)

xxx

Bogey said...

Hi Michelle,

It feels like I'm in a bit of a Twilight Zone. I just came back from a walk thru the cemetary, music controlling my thoughts to a point I guess. Then I sat down and wrote some lines out from what I was thinking. I was thinking of calling it Reflections but it appears you beat me to the title. I will post it but leave it untitled. Maybe you can think of one for me. Your poems remind me of many things I have written in the past and have revisited since last week end. I agree with you 100%, you have to spit out the bitter to get to the sweet. I hope you find some soon! Sending you out some cyber hugs.

Lisa said...

beautiful- true poetry- authentic and real- sad beauty- but wow, how you have grown, i am as always, in awe of you dear maryme xx

Renee said...

Oh Michelle. Good to be putting things out there in your artistic soul.

xoxo

Chrisy said...

Oh honey I can so relate to these words "But the wild was imagined, and the freedom a joke"!

Barry said...

What?

This poem cuts and stops me in my tracks.

Sends me running for my own reality check. Beautiful but painful, Michelle.

Audrey said...

Michelle, that was beautiful! I am so happy to see you using poetry as a venue for healing. You write with so much intenstiy - I love it!
xoxoxo