There's a longing and terror that always resides in our hearts...Can it be calmed by a smile? Just one?

Why is the lake as smooth as glass?

It should be crying, on this tempest day,

I sit here waiting, by the river,

for a light, that will never come.

A bird flies past,

crying out, a song,

Please! Tell me..where you are.

Look at this hand, covered in grime and blood,

I try to clean it, but it never fades.

Tears spill..uncontrobally, from my eyes,

dropping on the ground, in a never ending void.,

I look up, at the sinless sky, and wonder, how I ever got this way.

Just give me a smile, just one, today,

Tears and unfulfulled dreams, spill out, in the atmosphere,

And we all wonder, where ever we are,

Is there, any, point in life?

This tempest it within my soul,

The heartless void inside my heart,

The hurricane of longing and despair,

Forever, never ending, here today.

I run down the tunnel for what seems like forever,

Remembering your smile, touch, and words.

You said that you would come back to me,

And soon...a day turns into weeks,

And weeks turn, into months,

Months ripple, into years,

and years, turn slowly, into centries.

I'm an angel trapped in this world of sin..

Wings ripped..and heart entwined.

This is the place..where I love you.

Submitted: April 19, 2012

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Hey Kathy! It looks like you've been visited by the muse! Such a sad poem, but haunting and beautiful. Waiting for a love that never comes, hoping for something so little as a smile...This kind of sadness is deep and long. Can there be an end to it? I believe so! The light will come! Awesome Kathy! Peace, love, the souls tempest!

Thu, April 19th, 2012 3:48pm


Sometimes..what you want you never get..I wanted to put the feeling in when my mum didn't let me get a iphone when I was little. XD
Peace, Love, Atmosphere.

Thu, April 19th, 2012 2:56pm


It's beatifully dark and speaks to the soul in a way that can't be said in any other way. I love it! In some dark part of my soul now what your talking about.

Thu, April 19th, 2012 4:40pm


Thank you so much!!! I like how you said, a dark part of my soul. :D For some reason, I like writing depressing poems..
Peace, Love, Whatever matters.

Thu, April 19th, 2012 2:52pm


As much as this poem was dark and sad, it's eventually positive! interestingly inspiring! I liked it :) You look like you have a nice way in poems, especially dark gothic love ones.

Tue, April 24th, 2012 8:22am


Oh..I'm goth? XD I didn't know that!! Weirdly..I like wearing the color green. Actually...purple. No....yellow? ARGH!! Me confused. I like writiting depressing poems..XD
Peace,Love, 1D!!

Wed, April 25th, 2012 3:22pm


I liked it. Very deep and soulful however it's inspiring in a way. Great work :D

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 6:41am


Thank you!!!

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 7:34am

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