It has been a long, long time sine I have posted a Blog Poetry Slam, but I was feeling in a poetry kind of mood and thought it would be appropriate… So to recap, what is the Blog Poetry Slam?:
EveryTuesday I will put up a topic, word, or picture. Then I would like all the poets (well everyone actually) to pen a verse or two or ten about the particular subject or that fits with the picture posted. You can go in any kind of direction from the topic you see fit. It will be a good way to exercise your writing muscles and also to enjoy the work of others. Also feel free to drop the links to your blogs or websites so we can all get to know each other. Also, drop me emails to suggest topics or pictures (even songs). So, I will start off with today’s topic, Apology, with a piece I already have written, I will write a new one in the comments with you guys.
I wanted to write you a poem so cliche…So you would fall asleep in my armsSo I could stroke your faceAnd let my finger wipe away your angerAnd hold you close enough for my apologies enter all of our cells through osmosisFor my tears to fall on your cheekAnd the heat of your rage make them evaporateLeaving only the salt of my sorriesTo season this meal of forgivenessSo it would be palatable so you would receive itInstead of biting your tongue to withhold I love yousBut… You are most articulate in your silenceYou said more in those thoughtful gentle smilesThan with your jubilant reportsBut you wrote dissertations of despairWith your saddened, worried eyesAnd your furrowed brow and scowl of disgustthat day…sigh, that day.Crashed on my shore of shame harder than any of those wordsthose words…sigh, those words.a silent high tide I’d like to think.That day…sigh, that day.I thought your Medusa gaze would surely turn your thoughts to stoneAimed at me to make me guilt’s martyrThose silences were awkward…but appropriate.And I wish my silence could respond with sincere apologiesIf only my eyes could let you knowHow much I need you,How much I want to make it up to you,How much I love you….But…. I am most articulate in my poetrySo this sorry is for you.