Some poems from last term
I haven't done a second draft of either of them yet...I'm not really sure if I was supposed to :S But anyhoo, here are a couple of my poems from last term that I like the most.
An ode to Alfred Nobel
A paradox, an oxymoron
The expensive fur coat she bought
The very first and last cigarette
He never wished he’s never had
Where does a moral compass point
For this colourless, oily liquid?
One way to destruction and death
The other to joy and lives rebuilt
It oozes its way to a crossroads
And it creeps to the Middle East
And also finds its way to our hearts
Showing mercy through little pills
One cannot help but wonder if
Doctor Nobel was out of his mind
When he harnessed this great monster
That responds so well to discipline
Thank you Doctor Nobel
Thank you for nothing
For this gift that you have given us
You should be ashamed
For the lives that you have saved
For the lives that you have taken
You can keep your wicked prize
Or just leave it by the door on your way out
The remains of Valentines Day dinner
You wonder what to make of the leftovers
The rice and potatoes. The old meat has gone.
A second full plate. All over the floor in pieces
The presents still wrapped. Still waiting.
A single stump of a candle and black lilies.
A single empty glass winking at you
The room is filled with shadows that aren’t yours
Burn it all. Chuck it in your largest cauldron
On your largest hob. Burn it all.
The saccharine smell of seven months
Rising into your extractor fan
And leaving the bittersweet aftertaste
It’s so hot, suffocating, panicking
You open the window to get some air
Out of the black, you see her, pale and splendid
Beyond your reach. This is it.
The blood has drained from your face
You shut her out and the kitchen glows like an inferno
Your hurt passes with the night
The sun has risen
Gold sieved from the ashen moon
You breathe it in and bottle it
Sod it. The best thing she ever wasted
Stop crawling back inside yourself
This will put some colour back into your cheeks