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Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 712
Abstract RhythmsPage 2 of 96    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Born and bathed in golden hews
It was rocked gently in the arms of a dark, autumn yellow
Its first words were whispered
As it floated in pools of orange yolks
And hummed its first lullaby
As it cascaded down brilliant streaks of fire flames

Landing softly onto the taffeta petals of a pale rose
It was cradled lovingly and began to feel comfort
And confidence through the pink
Into the joyful melody of fucia

The fucia swirled and spread
And taught it to dance to the sound of a rusty saxophone
Finally, it took rest from dancing and was aroused by a red fog
That had slowly come to slip over the fucia

It was rocked, touched, licked and loved by ruby
Clenched and released by the sweet smelling and sticky fog
It was left shivering in a bed of tears and sweat
Awaiting the thick cover of purple haze
It curled up in a ball and felt satisfaction and closeness for the first time

It was enveloped in purple velvet
Protected and warm
Where it learned relaxation and a sense of being
Eventually it grew cold, as the purple could no longer keep it warm

Then the blues descended with their spicy, sweet aroma
And the tunes of a broken heart
The blues descended so quickly that it had no time to feel the transition
From the lilacs to the midnight azuls

And so it lay,
Lonely by the blues and their spice
And their sweets with a hint of rum on the breath of a song
That sung a tune to the beat of its falling tears and wounded heart
And it along with the blues and the booze
Were suffocated by the profound silence of blackness

And so,
It came,
And vanished
With the setting of the sun.
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 713
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/3/2007 6:59:25 PM
What a wonderful space!-- thx
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 717
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Abstract Witty's House
Posted: 5/4/2007 8:33:08 PM
The time that binds
Locked within
We escape our minds
Mindless thoughts
We release again
Broken feelings
We begin to send
To the future
From the past
Empty moments
We hope will pass
Down a stream
Of something near
Towards the dream
Away from fear
Back to when
We were chosen
To live a life away from

Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 729
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/10/2007 7:23:55 PM
Wonder Why.....

He sees through eyes not like mine
Childlike innocence tender and kind
He laughs at things no one will know
People think his mind is slow
Although is mind is moving fast
An accident has mind aghast
Stealing the life he once knew
Leaving his mind scattered and unglued
I now wonder how he sees the world
And all the things his mind has squirreled
Does he see the same as I
Or just sit there and wonder why

Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 750
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/15/2007 9:37:15 PM
The light shines into this empty room
Glistening the air of this gentle tomb
Sparkles of dust suspended in time
The quiet of this room superbly sublime

The light dances in your graceful eyes
Covering the moment creating disguise
Bringing your fears into the darkened night
Traveling faster than the speed of light

You’re left paralyzed, eyes heavy as rock
Left in your mind for you to unlock
Your future spinning out of control
Burning in time deep into your soul

Longing to end the animation’s suspend
You wish for the wind to come and defend
The sparkles of dust suspended in space
Locked in this tomb holding their grace

But the light shines into this empty room
Glistening the air of this quiet tomb
The sparkles of dust still suspended in time
The quiet of this room superbly sublime

Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 760
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/18/2007 5:47:17 PM
Time unfolds back onto itself
With every crease a new simple complexity
Back into the comfort of memories lovers
I hover, in some sort of space between
The flash of eternity
Images keep flashing like fireflies in july
But the desert stands out static and bold
The nopales, magueille and the low lying moon
Pulsating with the rise of the earth inching closer towards the sky
Did I take a wrong turn?
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 768
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/19/2007 1:25:32 AM
Glistening sunshine into air
Hovering silently in a stare
Days of summer a gentle dream
Flowing swiftly like a stream
Waves of heat…squiggly lines
Crawling on horizon’s vines
Inhaling summer into your lungs
Climbing up the ladder rungs
To your memories stored within
Memories of where you’ve been
Times of pleasure buried deep
Deep inside your soul to keep
Joined: 4/30/2007
Msg: 773
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/19/2007 11:27:29 PM
I found a word that had no meaning
I stared at it through broken shards
It gave me nothing
It haunted me
It told of what I missed
It was misunderstood
but I held it hard and strong till it became something.
It became poetic
It became love
It became mine

A broken pen still knows it's meaning when it remembers what it wrote.
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 774
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/20/2007 5:11:43 AM
From infinity to physicality…

The seasons change from joy to sorrow
From fragrant lilacs to heavy snow
Amidst the death and the growth
The ebb and tide must go and go

And I along with the larks and loons
Migrate towards those distant shores
As the climate changes with each new Moon
And my vessel glides on the stroke of oars.
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 775
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/20/2007 5:12:01 AM
Then one day…

Our young are born to follow our lead
Until they can flock in pursuit of their dreams
Yet, for now on us they shall feed
Like the soft green moss on the rocks by the Sea.

And the sun keeps on shining in from the West
When the late afternoon comes crashing to rest
To endure the painful glare of the high Sun’s test
While we wait for the promise of the evening’s caress.
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 779
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/23/2007 10:52:39 PM
Be content to dream
Resting silently by a stream
Flowing gently in the glistening light
A blue heron taking flight
Reality crashes loudly in
Sounds of silence broken within
The screech of society racing by
Everything told becoming a lie
But be content to dream within
This crazy life we are caught wherein
We’ll fade away into dreaming bliss
Thinking of a tender kiss
Soft upon the lips of grace
To take us out of this crazy race
So be content to dream
And rest beside a gentle stream
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 787
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/30/2007 10:19:24 PM
The curse of memories carried through time
Stored in my memory as if to align
All of the past and the present day
Of all the things that have gone astray
Memories stronger than the best of times
All the bad things as if they are crimes
I want to remember the things that are good
But the beautiful things are drifting like wood
Lost in the ocean deep in our psyche
Cast away far and ever so slightly
I guess it’s the worst that are pinned to the wall
Up in the front, much closer to call
Due to the embarrassment cause by the pain
They are pushed to the front where they will remain
Stronger than the good that should beat out the bad
They are pushed ever so forward making us sad
I try to remember what things make a smile
But each day it becomes harder taking awhile
But when I find the beauty and take it past
It smiles long in my memory and all the pain is surpassed

Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 788
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 5/30/2007 10:39:22 PM
global village

and I was there
in front of the tv
when Robert and Martin
were shot
watching when Neil made
one giant leap for mankind
and the Berlin wall was torn down
watching musicians raise millions for famine
and when the towers burned
and the tsunami struck
knowing millions were
crying with me
I felt
the pulse of humanity
in our global village

LS 5/30/07

also posted in first, last
Joined: 10/11/2006
Msg: 793
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/1/2007 7:07:54 PM
From my safety spot on my couch
I perch and listen to news booming loud
All the mothers, and fathers and children lost
When will these wars cease and at what cost?
The land has been raped and her rivers bleed poison
Her children are born into cancerous prisons
Her fish in her oceans deformed and mutated
How are we so connected yet jaded?
The evening news comes to a close
My heart tormeted and oozing prose
Yet, I throw away my plastics and leave the faucet turned on
Use hot water to wash the dishes and leave the lights on when I'm gone
I pray for change
And act the same
Eat food sprayed with pesticides produced by petroleum and shipped across seas
Adding to the carbon count and preaching peace
How does this happen...
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 797
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/3/2007 8:07:24 PM
hey casheyes....powerful write!.....Wow is right! Just a wonderful piece of work!
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 803
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/5/2007 9:31:12 PM
Earth turned,
wind blown,
fire burning,
Ashes 2
dust 2
reborn again
to love
and die.
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 810
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/6/2007 9:39:06 PM
Casting eyes forward trying to perceive
A glimpse of the future, a past to grieve
Hoping the future is better than that of the last
Or must we remain in the torment of a terrible past
The world is crumbling beneath our feet
There is contention of times and nothing’s complete
The world is at war and lives have been lost
Powerful men think they are right but the messages crossed
Each has a theory…beliefs of their own
But there are still markings on each tombstone
Like the past, it looks like the future remains
There will always be soldiers searching terrains
Chasing the men that have their beliefs
Books will fill with the history of these many motifs
Motifs of the powerful who think they are gods
Standing on the settlement of their unspeakable frauds

Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 813
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/7/2007 10:09:17 AM

There is an old medicine about how the bad reality can be flipped into the good one.

tell us a story, Ravin.....I love parables.....
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 817
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/9/2007 10:19:27 PM
Absolutely fabulous casheyes...truly a wonderful write....each line took me to the next wanting to read more. Great piece of work.

Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 819
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/10/2007 9:40:14 AM
Ravin...if that's what comes from a "bad one".....I can't wait to see what follows a good one!

another beautiful write...loved it totally!
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 820
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/10/2007 9:56:39 AM
Cash Eyes and Ravin, wonderful words of truth......very well put!.......Naive, truth too, but sad truth......I'm hoping we can change the world one day, so no one despairs to that extent.........
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 821
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/10/2007 10:01:38 AM
political upheaval,
like a boweevil,
in a killing ground,
yet cloaked in mocking
to suppress
the mess,
and throw off
the hounds
out of bounds
of the truth.
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 823
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/10/2007 11:47:17 AM
Thank you NW. Everyone here is a teacher, and you are one of them. I am still learning and feeling my way.
Joined: 10/6/2005
Msg: 826
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Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/10/2007 8:24:58 PM
A shadow cast within my eyes
Shading darkness memory lies
Lost deep within a broken heart
Looking for somewhere to start
Carrying forward lost in time
Forgetting love’s fatal crime
A crime of passion within its right
Holding on so gently tight
To a past…locked within
Hoping for a new love to begin
Wanting, waiting for all measure
For that distant past’s gentle pleasure
To begin and become something new
A tender love so gentle…so true
Offered to so very few…..
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 836
Abstract Rhythms
Posted: 6/14/2007 4:58:58 PM
NW...and shadowriter, these^^^^writes are awesome. Great works to read. Love them.
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