Collaborations

This is a collection of poems I wrote with someone
I will call UB….sometimes collabs. can be a hard
way to write, but I feel these came out pretty good…

I hope you enjoy
***********************************************************************************************************************
.
Poetry Built For Two (Collab w/ UB)

(mans voice)
(woman’s voice)
.
.

I’m calling you
I’ll get it in a ring or two
I’m calling you
Alright already, I hear you!
Please can’t you hear my plea
I hear you loudly and clearly
If you’re not too busy
I’ll clear my calendar so I’m free
Could you spend some time with me?
My time’s a scarce commodity

We could talk until the moon stands
Straight up in the sky
Or we could just make out instead,
Whatcha say, Big Guy?

Or maybe you could hold my hand,
My knees go weak, I cannot stand
A walk in mid-July,
It’s too hot, I’ll surely die!
We could watch a romance movie
Oh Yes! Terminator Three!
One where love prevails
You mean like in the Fairy Tales?
Pretending that we play the leads
Just like Lucy and Ricky, indeed!
Into the sunset we can sail
You be Roy, I’ll be Dale
Maybe we could go to dinner
Like the Lady and her Tramp — what a winner!
A board game if you please
Naked Twister’s more my speed

Or laugh away the hours
Sharing idiosyncrasies
Let me get my list first,
I’ve written down some of these

It really doesn’t matter
What’s with all this sappy chatter?
As long as I’m with you
Ooh, that makes me wet like morning dew
‘Cause the best part of my life these days
How do I love thee, let me count the ways?
Is the time I spend with you
All joking aside…yeah, me too

_____________________________________________________________________________

Without A Sound (Collab w/ UB)
.
.

No epic to pen,
no long-winded tale,
for all of my chatter,
briefness prevails.

A thousand times, more,
I’ve tried to say
something so simple,
no words in the way.

So plainly I’ll state
what, to me, is so clear,
I love how you listen
to my silence and hear.

With a touch, I can sense
what’s unspoken, unsaid,
arms tight around me,
heart goes where you’ve led.

With gentle reminders,
as night’s shadows fall,
you speak volumes of feelings
saying nothing at all.

I love that you see
what’s not plainly in sight,
soft, like a candle,
you light up my life.

Your eyes say the words
that I long to hear,
whispering to me,
“I love you, my dear.”

I’m certain of one thing,
No words could convey
Or give meaning to
What my heart has to say.

In the hush, if you’re quiet,
the truth becomes clear,
there are sounds in a silence
only true love can hear.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Milk Cartons ( Collab w/ UB )
.
.

Where have they gone?
Those little ones
who gently sob
while we go on
to laugh our way
through another day
of shameless
ignorance.

They have not gone,
those sinless souls
still sob
yet go unheard
from netherworld
the place we made
to hide their pain
may we forget
may we sidestep
those soulful shadows

they try to fight
break through daylight —

They cry in fear
To make us hear
Just parasites
To our deaf ear

In the stillness
if you listen well
you can hear them yet

the earthly hell
in which they dwell
the silent yell
that we will quell

we grab remote
we turn the page
we close our eyes
those voices rage
and still we drown
the painful sounds

as if late night TV
on volume high
could silence
these lambs
we throw,
toss them away
as lions prey
yet we still prey-
yet we still pray

These children’s tears,
we claim nor hear
and easily dismiss,
could be our own
yet cry alone
we let them moan —

we let them moan,
those sinless souls
should not have known
the evil that exists

yet we shake our fist
we live our lives
with simple pride
that it’s our neighbor’s
ignorance

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Timeless…(Colab. w/ UB)
.
.

In between the beating
Two hearts as one
Is forever

Rhythmic
Pulsating
Flowing
Life

Sometime
Somewhere
My heart
Slowed

You
Stepped
On

In between the breathing
Two sighs as one
Is forever

Smooth
Certain
Faithful
Love

Somehow
Some way
My Soul
Opened

You
Stepped
In

Life
Flowing
Pulsating
Rhythmic

Slowed,
My heart
Somewhere
Sometime

On
Stepped
You

Love
Faithful
Certain
Smooth

Opened
My soul
Some way
Somehow

In
Stepped
You

Waves upon
the ocean
Stars throughout
the sky
I can’t explain,
what I see
When
I look
into your
eyes

Pearls upon
the beach
Fire burns
the night,
There are
no words
for me to speak
to what
I feel
inside

You cry,
I weep
You laugh,
I smile
You touch,
I feel
Could you
stay
Just
a while?

You hurt,
I scream
You dream
I sigh,
You dance,
I step
Could you
stay
Just
a while?

There’s softness
in you
Love’s gentle
cradling
A whispered
lullaby
Soothing,
nurturing

There’s compassion
in you
Love’s tender
stability
A whispered
lullaby
caressing,
enduring —
completing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s