Lately

by Melpomene   Jun 2, 2012


I've been thinking lately,
about how we've forgotten all the
things we were when together,
two humming birds that built nests between
the sheets and sewed dreams in the seam
of every cotton.

All I can remember is ...
the way your fingertip approached my spine like
a plane to a runway and your hand was always
as unsteady as the shyness of my walk. I never
thought loving you so purely would be
my downfall but lately my mind has been
skipping rope for hours, your faults
becoming as ornate as antique archways

a reminder of how my body meshed with yours
like bricks in a hundred year old wall.

All I have left is ...

your words and a free falling feeling like
a jumper without a parachute. The wind has
swept away my sleep and I find I fear you
in my dreams. Wake me up.

Wake me up.

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  • 9 years ago

    by Britt

    Comments from judging:

    Melpomene posts a poem, it get's nominated and it (usually) wins. Why? Because she is damn good. I fall in love with her words, her sorrow, her pain, her metaphors, her symbolism, her structure.. everything about everything she writes just blows my mind, and this is no different. This layout is something new she's been doing lately and I feel it's giving her more of an ability to release her emotion. I won't pretend to know what her poetry is always about but this one just screams sadness, and screams a request for a "do-over". Sometimes you can take her poetry literally, sometimes not. This is one of those times I feel like we can, and it brings through a heartbreaking message and tone. The girl could write an address beautifully.

  • 9 years ago

    by nourayasmine

    Congratulations, serial winner.

  • 9 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Mel, congratulations on the win! I know I have read a part of this piece before but I apologize for never coming back to finish and leave a comment. Now that I've read it fully once, I want to read it again. Every single word you write here, and every line is filled with such deep emotion that I feel like I can see them playing across the page. The images were incredible, from the hummingbirds who are so pure together, sewing dreams in tightly, to being in the atmosphere of jumping with no parachute- falling so freely but fearfully. Because all you want now is to wake up.

    It was amazing to read every few lines and then pause and really think about it, 'cause it leaves an effect on your mind and emotions in your heart. It is such a strong poem of yours, as always, and it was starting to leave me speechless, there's just so much about your poem that speaks for itself.

    Congrats again, awesome job! Keep writing :]

  • 9 years ago

    by average thoughts

    A reminder of how my body meshed with yours
    like bricks in a hundred year old wall.

    All I have left is ...

    your words and a free falling feeling like
    a jumper without a parachute. The wind has
    swept away my sleep and I find I fear you
    in my dreams. Wake me up.

    Wake me up..

    End is so gud..sad bt fantastic ..

  • 9 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Mel...holy sh1t!

    This is the first poem I have read in a while, and I'm glad I chose this one to bring me back!

    I'm kind of speechless at the moment, so I will be returning to leave a proper comment in a while!

    P.S I would LOVE to hear you read this one!

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