Wither (At Relationship's End)
I remember once, when it used to be Summer,
I shared with you my secrets and memories,
and all my deepest carnal desires
of sin and beauty and pleasure.
Even little moments blossom into poignant memories,
when I shared them with you, heart to heart.
But as the seasons changed, and sadness
rose from the horizons,
You grew distant, like the rainbow which disappears
as soon as one tries to get closer.
The leaves crumbled and the trees grew barren,
and the familiar scenery eroded into
a hollow shell of that warmth and lushness
I once tasted with you.
Winter came, and I see you've found that happiness
and I, in all my shame,
could only stare as if caught behind a glass window,
lest I wither you away from my touch.
It is hard to admit defeat,
but the truth is - it's better to be the one letting go,
than be the one who's let go of,
like an old branch falling off the tree.
Sometimes, I wonder if it's better to numb
your heart to the feelings that once were,
instead of absorbing pain from the happiness
which once was,
but then I realise, it once was, instead of it never was.
Perhaps, trudging forth to the future that holds no assurances,
I may find a new happiness,
keeping you close in my memories.
The Darkness - by QDesjardin
In the darkness of your room
lying in bed
your eyes open,
Emptiness envelops you
The wistful air
and the orange glimmering light
Your breaths rattle
in and out
Your heart beats steadily on,
That eternal ticking clock
unwinding inevitably towards
In the darkness of your room
lying in bed
your eyes close.
Hiding away behind the shelter of dreams.
A Day in the Daily Life of Lulu - by QDesjardin
C'est moi! Lulu!
Lulu woke up feeling dappy,
Lulu is alright.
Lulu eats a candy cane,
and that candy makes her tummy feel rumbly!
Lulu travelled to work today,
Lulu feels fatigued.
Work is surely so boring meng,
Why can't we play instead?
Lulu's zippy pants went missing,
Lulu was eating lunchon;
Her zippy pants went all way around the world,
and came back as dirt and shambles!
How Lulu treasures her petite pants!
So Lulu gave her pants a washing,
"Rum-rum!" the washing maschine goes~!
It's such a pleasant sound to hear,
the sound of her clothes getting clean!
Lulu eats some popcorn while she waits,
The popcorn pops in her poppy mouth,
as she hop, skip, jumps over the dirty laundry
of other people sitting dully reading D. E. Laurance's poetry.
Now Lulu feels tired today,
Lulu wants to sleep.
Lulu made her own bed
and tucked herself in at night.
My, how the stars shine so brightly tonight!
She wishes she could stay up longer,
but sleep is the most important meal of the day,
so Lulu bids thee "Goodnight."
Beyond the Clouds -- by QDesjardin
In the face of a cold, sometimes harrowing world
when places can turn grey and people
would lose all heart
(and it seems like all the magic is beyond reach)
you'd close your eyes and forget this accursed moment,
forget that gravity exists and forget the aching
and instead see the light-hearted, carefree blue
of that beautiful heaven, you could see
while lying upon the summer meadows
and if you'd wanted, Swan's wings would carry you
into mid-air, and you'd embrace the weightlessness
as if that stomachache were to disappear and instead
replaced with those fluttering
Cerelian butterflies, which arrive in those innocent days
when you saw an Angel sitting in the bleachers
beside you, but you couldn't muster yourself
to talk to her (you could only gaze)
or when you went outside one day for a walk,
and your heart could not help melting
looking at the wisps of clouds above
and realising it looked like the misty bottom
of a waterfall, its motion slowed thousandfold for clarity,
And in the midst of dream and memories,
there you see her, having waited for you,
and she beckons you to come,
Alors! you walk together, through the forest's leaves,
and across the shimmering river,
lit by moonlight,
There, she leans in and tells you with a whisper,
"I know why you cry,
and I know that happiness grows scarce;
but just think of me, and I will be there."
And when you open your eyes, it doesn't seem so grey, does it?