Poetry book excerpt from Poems by Carlos Salinas due out in 2013

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A short excerpt containing a handful of poems from an upcoming book entitled "Poems" by San Antonio, T.X., author Carlos Salinas. This excerpt includes love and thoughtful poems. Please share if you'd like to. Enjoy! :)

Submitted: August 25, 2012

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*This is an excerpt from Poems by Carlos Salinas due out in 2013. If you like the work, please like Carlos Salinas’ Facebook Page and visit his website. Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Gratitude

 

Never long for what others have,

Because you’ll never enjoy what’s yours,

Remember how much you wanted

It when it was theirs;

 

Desires come and go,

But time only goes,

If you’ll get a second chance,

No one really knows;

 

Treasure what’s yours,

Before it’s gone,

Because what you long for

Might never come along.

 

 

Angels Sang That Day

 

Special was the day, the hour you came to be,

You were born with that kindness, the one you’ve shown me,

The angels sang that day; they whispered your name in your mother’s ear,

Your parents, so proud of their new baby girl, out poured their tears;

 

That day, God put a new star in the skies,

The only sparkle he made brighter was the twinkle in your eyes,

As for your beauty, which draws stray eyes to stare,

It’s so radiant, Venus herself couldn’t compare;

 

You make others, especially me, feel good about who we are,

Making us blush shyly, you reawaken our hearts,

Your caring and loveliness are both rare and unique,

Every one of your hugs offers the soothing touch I seek;

 

I’m writing you these words to make you see what I see, your true value,

You deserve so much more than this mere world can offer you.

Angels sang that day in May, the day of your birth,

I care for you in a special way, because I know how much you’re worth;

 

Honesty, beauty, love; all these words name you, please don’t change,

God made you heavenly, He didn’t have to rearrange.

 

 

 

The Lake of Knowledge

 

I travelled far,

So far I couldn’t see any houses,

Through the valleys, and through the desert,

I finally reached my destination;

 

I was seeking true knowledge,

And wouldn’t settle for some,

I wanted it all;

 

I did not listen to anyone,

“It might not be as you expect it,”

Were their words,

 I didn’t listen;

 

When I approached the lake,

It was serene,

Its beauty unmatched;

 

Hesitant at first,

I only watched it,

 Then I entered,

Feeling its warm water,

My feet pillowed by the mud;

 

It was very comfortable at first,

But as I descended it got colder,

“This is where I wanted to be,”

I reminded myself;

 

Soon my feet could

Not touch the bottom,

The coldness of the water

Made it hard to breathe;

 

The lake’s water clung to my skin

And refreshed this weary traveler,

But soon the cling became a choke,

And no longer provided comfort;

 

The lake I sought was

Now the lake I dreaded,

Would I have changed my mind

If I had known where I was headed?

 

 

 

When Death Arrives For Me

 

When Death arrives for me,

I will be calm, still,

No fear, as I will cease to be;

 

I worry for my family,

It will hurt them more,

When Death finally arrives for me;

 

I do not have regrets,

All I did in life,

Was with gratitude and intent;

 

I had love and it left,

But it was worthwhile,

It was a temporary gift;

 

When Death arrives for me,

I will be calm, still,

No fear, as I will cease to be.

 

 

 

 

A Happy Life

 

Live happily,

Laugh heartily,

Sleep peacefully,

Speak honestly,

And

Love passionately.

 

 

To My Unborn Son

 

I can’t wait to meet you, I love you,

You mean so much to me, I swear it’s true;

 

Along with your mother, you will be

The most important thing in life to me;

 

I will teach you all I know,

And watch you learn as you grow;

 

I will catch you when you fall,

Be your rock when you need to stand tall;

 

I might not know all of the answers,

So I will marvel with you in all the wonders;

 

Even as a man, you will still be my boy,

My life’s greatest gift, my life’s greatest joy;

 

I will guide you when you fall in love,

Show her you’re the man we’re all proud of;

 

And when you make me a grandfather,

More love will come, a new joy altogether;

 

I will still watch over you when our time ends,

And I will leave you with family and many friends;

 

I can’t wait to meet you, I love you,

You mean so much to me, I swear it’s true.

 

 

 

They Wear Masks

 

Don’t be fooled by the words

They say or what they ask,

Remember my warning I gave,

They all wear masks;

 

They’ll charm you when you meet,

The hours will quickly pass,

And they will smell so sweet,

But they all wear masks;

 

They will speak words as smooth

As the drink in their flasks,

But don’t fall victim, remember,

They all wear masks;

 

They will pursue and confuse you,

It’s on their list of tasks,

And their reason is simple,

They all wear masks.

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Wake Me

 

If you find me asleep,

Don’t wake me,

Leave me free to dream;

 

I’m in a place I love,

Please leave me,

In the clouds above;

 

To sleep is to dream,

More than life,

It’s my simple scheme;

 

To wake is to die,

A quick death,

Let me live and lie;

 

If you find me asleep,

Don’t wake me,

Leave me free to dream.

 

 

With You

 

My life is a garden,

And you are its most beautiful flower,

Your love is my rain,

And your eyes, a stars’ shower;

 

The sun shines brighter

When I’m with you,

I hope you feel it when

You’re with me too;

 

It’s something very special when

We’re together in harmony,

Together for another day,

 Making another happy memory;

 

My life is a garden,

And you are its most beautiful flower,

Your love is my rain,

And your eyes, a stars’ shower.

 

 

A Robin without a Song

 

Though he may not be able to sing in key,

No other bird could sing with such emotion as could he,

His notes came out in a cacophony of noise,

Others couldn’t hear what he thought was a great voice;

 

He practiced and practiced to woo a pretty bird,

But she thought he was the worst she had ever heard,

With a broken heart, he flew away in shame,

Singing quietly to himself, with only himself to blame;

 

He thought he was alone, without a song,

Until another cacophonous voice came along,

She sang what she thought was in key,

But no lady bird could have such passion as she;

 

Now the tree is filled with two voices off-key,

Other birds say he sounds horrible, and so does she,

But they could not possibly be any more happy,

Than singing their love song high up in their tree.

 

 

 

 

A Fool’s Game

 

I never thought I would find love,

Put my faith in God above,

My heart cried oh so much,

To share every moment, every touch;

 

‘til the day I saw her face in the sun,

Made me think, “She’s the one,”

It seemed that the world finally sang along

In a harmony that made our song;

 

The day finally came to say “Goodbye”

It took everything in me not to cry,

Some say it’s better to have loved and lost,

But I didn’t know what it’d cost.

 

If I had known how it’d end,

Would I have listened to my friends?

If love really is just a fool’s game,

Then I guess Fool’s my new name.

 

 

 

What is Love?

 

To give your heart,

To lend your mind,

To have it torn apart,

In such a short time;

 

But a fool would do it,

Without hesitation at all,

And perhaps eagerly pursue it,

Not foreseeing his downfall;

 

But a thinking man as well,

Seeing his turn as unique,

Though he may never tell,

Will continue to seek;

 

To give your heart,

To lend your mind,

To have it torn apart,

In such a short time.

 

 

 

Two Dreamers

 

There were two dreamers,

Who followed their hearts,

Straying from the worn paths,

Leading to different parts;

 

When the world told the rules,

They didn’t listen,

“I decide for me,”

As they set out on their mission;

 

By chance their paths crossed,

Both led by childlike dreams,

Their souls in tune,

Only they two know what it means.

 

 

 

Eyes of Chestnut

 


Roasted over a delicate fire,
Chestnuts become a beautiful hue,
A shade of brown that makes other nuts
Envious, a color worn beautifully by you;

Your smile is simply captivating,
Stunning to see, amazing to feel mid-kiss,
Your laugh is a sweet song sent from your
Heart, a song I love to hear, and always miss;

Your kiss is softer than a whisper,
Your lips are such a sweet temptation to resist,
Mine wait patiently for yours,

Silently aching to be kissed;

 

Roasted over a delicate fire,
Chestnuts become a beautiful hue,
A shade of brown that makes other nuts
Envious, a color worn beautifully by you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I Think I Know

 

I think I know,

But how so?

I can only show

What I think I know

I’m not quite sure though

But I think I know,

You know?

 

 

 

 

 

Ode to Nature

 

 

O, Nature! How you comfort me,

You show me what’s real and how things should be,

Never haughty or fake, simple to take,

Your sights are like music to me,

With magnificent colors in every key,

Yet there is a bit of irony,

Since you give me the paper I use to write about thee.

 

 

 

(c) 2012 by Carlos Salinas

 

*This is an excerpt from Poems by Carlos Salinas due out in 2013. If you like the work, please like Carlos Salinas’ Facebook Page and visit his website. Thanks for reading!

 

 


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