Archive for ‘Christine.R.’

May 22, 2017

You

by braveandrecklessblog

Your eyes are sometimes

All I can think of

When I lie here alone at night

In the bed we used to share

How you used to

Lie here next to me

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May 21, 2017

Devout

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by S.K. Nicholas prose piece Sweetheart


I have worn my armor

so devoutly

buckled on thick titanium plates

donned my Templar helm

until only eyes

only mouth

were visible

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May 20, 2017

Petals

by braveandrecklessblog

Peeling back my layers

Slowly, gently, carefully

One by one

Like the petals of a zinnia bud

 

My instinct is usually

To stay your hand

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May 19, 2017

The Gifts I am Given

by braveandrecklessblog

The mirror  that I look

at myself in is

old

dark

fractured

wavy

distorted

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May 18, 2017

Her Name Was December

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by the name of a Matthew Mayfield song


Her name was December

she blew in with the last autumn leaves

swirling red, yellow and orange

‘round her head

She could be warm

like golden lights in a window

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May 17, 2017

Waking Dreams (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

Your eyes haunt me

as I wander in this waking dream

the way you look at me

the way you look into me

seeing everything I keep hidden

everything that I keep close

you never look away

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May 16, 2017

No Ordinary Love

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by You + Me’s haunting cover of No Ordinary Love


Reaching across

a distance

more formidable than

miles

fathoms

leagues

you reached out

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May 15, 2017

Harvest of Stars

by braveandrecklessblog

She is the humble handmaiden

of Luna

goddess of the moon

Luna

She who bathes the night

and all that dwell in the darkness

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May 14, 2017

Night Music

by braveandrecklessblog

Will you dance with me

in this silvery pool

of moonlight

that falls across

your face

like a watered silk?

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May 8, 2017

Memory Brushes Past

by braveandrecklessblog

Memory’s delicate tendrils

reach out

brush the nape

of my neck

cause an electric shiver

that courses

down my spine

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May 7, 2017

The Alchemist

by braveandrecklessblog

my past is a dark

ominous cave

that i mine

full of barbed wire

broken glass

rusty metal and

unexploded landmines

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April 29, 2017

When Doves Cry

by braveandrecklessblog

holding my heart

like a wounded dove

in my palm

it flutters delicate wings

that tickle fingertips

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April 27, 2017

Stars Slip Through My Hands

by braveandrecklessblog

the haunted hours

rendered transparent

ghost in my own life

my heart

an empty room

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April 26, 2017

Magic in Our Bones

by braveandrecklessblog

There is magic

In our bones

Deep

Ancient

Resonate

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April 25, 2017

Turn the Night On

by braveandrecklessblog

This is a collaboration between S Francis (SailorPoet) and Christine Ray (Brave and Reckless)
Won’t you stay,
My love?

Outside snow falls steady
Gusted by north wind
Tapping at our window
Inside these walls
A fire burns

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April 24, 2017

Operator, I’d Like to Place a Call

by braveandrecklessblog

for Max, whose continued absence is an ache in my soul


the missing of you

is starting to feel like a small animal

gnawing at my heart

at my stomach

my world isn’t quite right

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April 22, 2017

Origami

by braveandrecklessblog

I cannot

Be broken

Twice

But life is

Doing its damn best

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April 21, 2017

Battle Cry (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

some days i worry

whether my humble friendship

my love for you

my faith in you

is strong enough

fierce enough

to fill you with light

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April 20, 2017

Contemplating the Size and Nature of the Human Heart

by braveandrecklessblog

Is my heart

the size of a grape

that you pop absently into your mouth

a brief burst of sweetness

before realizing that you are still ravenous?

Is my heart

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April 19, 2017

Brilliant Madness (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

I live in a state

Of brilliant madness

I teeter on the apex

Of a jagged mountain

Balanced atop a skateboard

Precarious

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April 18, 2017

I Say That I Lost You

by braveandrecklessblog

I say that I lost you

as though you were an umbrella

that I carelessly left on the bus

after the summer rain had stopped

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April 18, 2017

Love’s Labors Lost (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

she had moved many times in her life

not unexpectedly

some belongings became lost

were left behind

inadvertantly

or on purpose

when they caused her pain

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April 17, 2017

Skin

by braveandrecklessblog

It is rumored that there are 50 words

In the Eskimo language for snow

I ponder

Why are there not 50 words in the

English language

That I could draw upon

To describe that moment

When your bare skin

Touches my bare skin?

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April 16, 2017

Metamorphosis

by braveandrecklessblog

I have led many interesting lifetimes

Different cities

Different jobs

Different lovers

Different friends

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April 14, 2017

Broken Angel

by braveandrecklessblog

His broken halo

Still gleamed dull gold

His haunted eyes

Kaleidoscope of

All that he had seen

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April 13, 2017

Falling

by braveandrecklessblog

I stand before you

More naked

More stripped

Down

Than I have

Ever been

Vulnerable

Unsteady

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April 12, 2017

Where My Ghosts Come Out to Play

by braveandrecklessblog

The room is tastefully decorated

Respectful distance is kept between her desk near the door and the comfortable chair that I decided the first time we met will be mine

Arms folded tightly across my chest,

hands in unconscious fists

Small table next to me holds kush balls and engraved stones with reassuring words like hope and peace and a box of tissues that I do not like to need

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April 11, 2017

Uncharted Night-Olde Punk (RamJet Poetry) & Christine Ray (Brave and Reckless)

by braveandrecklessblog

burning water

still marks the way

home

though that is not the path

I travel today

by uncharted night

do I go

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