youth

When the Magic Disappears

Running away to my special place

Hiding the tears that run down my face



Behind the chair a place of my own

My father screaming with an unbearable tone



Crouched in this secret place of mine

convinced me to think that all was fine



"who cares" I thought, "noboday does"

while they all ran around to find where I was



I wasn't hungry for fish that night

So i went to hide, my strike of the fight



None of them knew where I had gone

I wasn't found, even when the lights were on



On my way into hiding, i slammed shut the door

and they thought at home I was no more



Being alone was not so much fun

especially when daddy dialed 911



So I jumped out with a beaming face

Letting everyone know of my secret place



It wasnt my corner anymore

and if I still liked it I wasnt sure



When i disappeared they all knew where

I was found in a ball behind the chair

Author's Notes/Comments: 

8th grade.

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Climb (Beyond the Missouri Sky)

He no longer names the cows

Or chases dreams

Across the empty green pastures.

Those barn doors were closed long ago.

The rusted dust blew the blue away

Beyond the Missouri sky.

Now he lives his lives lost

Down that hole in the horizon

The broken boy fallen

To the bottom of the abandoned well

Where the demons drowned oh so many many years ago.



But he still remains, blinded

Hurting, struggling, believing the hole is whole.

Still feeling the fall, the bruises

The senses filled up with a bitter sauce.

A constant overflow.



But now, the wind is up...the rope attainable.

The muddy water no longer floods his mind.

Now, look to the pinpoint in the darkness

Now see the signs of the true sky,

A clear path through the molted stones.

Now, boy, now look, now see, now

You must want to feel the sunshine again.

Now, boy

Now, climb.

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Marianna's Lullaby

Hermanita, mira que la noche ya callo,

la luna esta in los cielos

y es tiempo para duermir,

para ti y yo.

Ciera tus ojitos

la noche ya callo.  

Tu hermano esta contigo,

protegendo te del obscurida.

Y cuando estoy a tu lado,

nada malo va pasar.

Hermanita, mira que la noche ya callo,

la luna esta in los cielos

y es tiempo para duermir,

para ti y yo.

Ciera tus ojitos

la noche ya callo.





Translation:



Little sister, look and see that night has fallen, the moon is in the heavens and it is time to sleep for you and me.  Close your little eyes, night has fallen.   Your brother is with you, protecting you from the darkness and while he at your side, nothing bad will happen. Little sister, look and see that night has fallen, the moon is in the heavens and it is time to sleep for you and me.  Close your little eyes, night has fallen.

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O'er Countless Graves

 

O'er countless graves the teardrops flow

to earth to nourish mem'ries that grow.

Cherished the place, remembered each face,

each sparce, narrow garden is a holy place;

those whose love turned grief now know.

Strong word is "Love", despite Death's throe.

Hope's sunrise there; Grief's night here below.

Peaceful Love with Stately Grief God doth replace,

o'er countless graves.

Raise up their dream! They tell us, "GO !

Liberty 's strong thread, run it ! So

our hopes, dreams, fires of Soul may pace

yet coming runners in Life's race,

and ALL win !" 'Though Death counts countless tears

. . . . . o'er countless graves.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Someday War will win the Peace.   Peaceniks will never win or prevent a war.

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একাকী

একাকী জীবন বয়ে চলেছে নিরবে,

তুমি ছাড়া জীবন হয়ে গেছে নিথর!

একাকীত্ব যন্ত্রণা দিয়েছে সগৌরবে-

মনকে ভেঙ্গে করেছে বিদীর্ণ বিবর!

সবার মাঝে থেকে আমি একা একাই,

কোথা জানি রয়ে গেছে বিশাল শুন্যতা,

অন্ধকারের মাঝে একা খুঁজে বেড়াই!

তোমার মাঝে খুঁজি জীবনের পূর্ণতা।



কবে শেষ হবে আমার এ একাকীত্ব?

যে প্রশ্নের উত্তর আমার নেই জানা!

আমার জীবনে পূর্ণ করেছো আমিত্ব-

সেকথা বলতে নেই তো আমার মানা।

একাকিত্বের মাঝে তোমাকে খুঁজি আমি,

আমাকে আবার ভুলে যাবে নাতো তুমি?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

21th July 2009

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অপেক্ষা

তার কথা আজ

পড়ছে খুবই মনে,

যতন করে যাকে রেখেছি

এই হৃদয়ের কোনে।

শৈশবের সেই বন্ধুকে

কখনও ভুলিনি আমি,

কত ভালবাসি তাকে

যানে অন্তর্যামি!

আমরা একসাথে তখন

খেলা করেছি শত,

খেলাচ্ছলে একটু-আধটু

ঝগড়াও হত কত!

কালচক্রে সেইসব দিন

কবেই হারিয়ে গেছে-

স্মৃতির পাতায় আজও তা

সযতনে লেখা আছে।

মনের ভিতর তোমাকে আমি

একাকী খুঁজে বেড়াই,

ভয় হয় আবার যদি

বেঘোরে তমায় হারাই।

তোমার কি মনে পড়ে

স্বপ্নময় সেইসব দিন?

তুমি আমার মনের মাঝে

আজও আছ অমলিন।

চলে যাবার সময় যখন

দেখা করতে এলে-

তুমি আমার বলেছিলে

যেওনা আমায় ভুলে।

হাজার বছর পার হলেও

কিভাবে তোমাকে ভুলি?

তোমার কত ছবি এঁকেছে

আমার স্বপ্নের রংতুলি!

বহুদুরে চলে গেলেও

যেখানেই থাকি আমি,

ছায়া হয়ে আমার সাথে

সেখানেই আছ তুমি।

হয়ত একদিন আবার

আমাদের দেখা হবে,

আমি জানি তুমি আসবে

অপেক্ষার প্রহর শেষ হবে।

Author's Notes/Comments: 

15th February 2007

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Elder Brother

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General sɯǝod

Absolute sanctity wrapped all your existence,
Bantling-innocence appeared in your presence!
Under the vast sky of your imperishable passion,
Love will cover us and will bring no conclusion!
Bestowed heavenly your lifetime in this world,
And your memories among all of us to hold!
Shadow of you playing all around our meadow,
Harmony that retains will never become shallow!
Armageddon will not be able to touch you anymore,
Ranting and abusing of others’ won’t hurt you more!
Morning sun appears with its golden colored ray,
Understanding is difficult of the silent calm pray!
Humble manners made you different from others,
And you were peerless and extraordinary brother!
Mourning of me will never meet its final destiny,
Moan and painful thoughts have gashed my entity!
Adulterated feelings have no place in my heart,
Demolish humanity when it’s completely hurt!
Shining talents that you have shared with us,
Haunting still everywhere but where is thus?
Arrogant world did not let you to stay some more,
Rupture made a crack in the heart and so explore!
Irrelevant thing you say!-someone may abuse me,
Fool! Pity for them, my love they are not able to see!
Ultimate passion I felt after your passing away,
Love now can’t turn you back from your own way!
If! If I could see you my brother just for a moment!
Shock that I’m bearing in me, how can I prevent?
Lots of things I need to tell you and thongs to share,
Alas! Where is the chance! Who can just make it tare?
Mitigate my pain! I found no means what can I do?
Cling with my memories and can’t everything see thru!
Hours and years passing quickly from our lifetime,
Opaque screen tends to cover it singing a sad rhyme!
Wandering through the past again and again to get,
Destroyed picture of you, came with tears to shed!
Horrifying me still that day when I knew about you,
Uphold me with sorrow as if someone already threw!
Raising my head from pillow every time before I sleep,
Your photo I see! Everyday! And I just can not skip!
Shade! You were a shade my brother upon my head,
How can I be like you? How can again knit the thread?
Osculating your memories those are fulgent with glory,
Bringing the past in present to make us feel contemporary!
Uttering some silent words I beseech to my almighty lord,
Justice you are! Shrive my brother and accept my word!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

5th May 2009

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Unhappy Birthday to me

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Vent Poems

Here comes the birthday girl

Just turning seventeen

Here comes the birthday girl

Her excitement can be seen

With every smile and every second

Not a single fault can be beckoned



Great! I can’t wait for this day to come

Nothing can go wrong

I’m excited to finally have some

Fun all day long

Oh great, what did you just say?

I can’t have my party this Saturday?



I planned this out carefully!

I stressed over the details!

I’ll scream and be a bully!

And I’ll hammer your head with nails

Because this is my day

And I will be selfish today!



You give me excuses for not leaving me alone

Because today is my day to act like a brat

And not give a damn if you think I’m not grown

Because I told you everything thing that

I planned for so long and hard on when

Congrats mom and dad, you ruined my birthday again!



~4/27/09

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দূরত্ব

একটু একটু করে বেড়েছে দূরত্ব,

কোন কিছু ঠিক বুঝে ওঠার আগেই!

যখন দেখি অহংকার ও আমিত্ব-

এর মধ্যে তো কোনই মনুষ্যত্ব নেই!

যদি কাছের মানুষ হয়ে যায় দূর,

অনেক বেশিই লাগে তখন যন্ত্রণা।

তবুও তো মানুষ হয়ে যায় নিষ্ঠুর-

যখনই মনে দোলা দেয় কুমন্ত্রণা!



এক সময় আঘাত হয়ে যায় তীব্র,

দুখের মাত্রা হয়ে পড়ে অসহনীয়।

কালিমায় ঢেকে হায় আচরণ শুভ্র,

ভাল মানুষগুলাও হয় যে অপ্রিয়!

ব্যবধান বেড়ে যায় অন্তরের মাঝে,

ভালবাসা ঢাকা পড়ে সকরূণ লাজে।

Author's Notes/Comments: 

21th April 2009

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