Whole by Katrina Wendt — Hello Poetry

26 03 2013

StumbledUpon at Hello Poetry.

So as you might be able to tell if you’re reading these recent posts en masse… I’ve found some pretty random things recently. Random perhaps, but that have each spurred me to blog, instead of paying those bills online, or catching up on my Scouty emails.

This poem came to me because I have poetry as one of the criteria for StumbleUpon to offer me pages. Mostly they’re either famous well known pieces, or banal mediocrity. This one spoke to me though. Perhaps to you too.

It aches with the simplicity of the request – love me totally, or let me go.

Was it ever so simple?

Stop showing
You love me
A little at a time.

Stop saying
You care
Bit by bit.

Stop keeping
Me here
For tiny pieces of time.

Because I need
All of you
Not piece by piece.

I love
All of you
Not just some parts of you.

So love all of me
All the way
All the time.

Or let all of me go
All at once
For good.

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After by Alex Pipes — Hello Poetry

22 01 2013

Stumbled upon a poetry site called Hello Poetry. Loved this entry.

After by Alex Pipes — Hello Poetry.

I stand above my bed
And examine the damage.
Blankets this way and that
Pillows all over
Sheets tangled up around themselves.
Proof of something that 
Only hours ago
Left this place empty.
I take in the rubble
And breathe deeply.
I lower myself down to those 
Tangled sheets
And backwards bedspreads
And fill my lungs with you.
I pull them up around me
And close my eyes
And wish for this place to be 
The same kind of battleground
Again tomorrow.