Friday, July 16, 2010

Funfetti vs. Chocolate

Bonjour! Good Day! Salaam! :)
Here are a few poems I've drawn out of my poetry journal (which I've kept since the 8th grade...My mom graciously bought it for me with its quirky yet interesting cover and spiral binding, and since then I've
written on-and-off into its pages) to share with you all--Hope you like them! (and by the way, most of the poems don't have titles...I guess you can come up with them on your own as you read ;) )


Date: 24 June 2010 at 6:00~ish pm

Shh.
If you look
Closely, so closely
That the fibers
Of the glass-like green leaves
Shatter, and
That the birds almost
Hold their breath to
Keep from sharing
Their song
With the unknown, then
You will see--All is still.

The sunlight barely moves,
But the trees are still
Chanting in harmonious pride.
Of what they had
Become today.
On this summer day.


Date: 20 June 2010 at 1:24 pm

Chirps, flights
and sways
of the birds
Captivate me. I wonder,
Is this all a Dream? Am I
Just wondering
If it exists?
Does the cool touch
of my bare
Feet on the wooden balcony
Really send through
My veins, and up
To my conscience?
The conscience
Is ever-moving,
I may never stop.
To look around.
To see if I'm
Awake.
Maybe this is a good thing,
Just maybe...


Date: 19 June 2010 at 10:36 am (I don't know why I write the specific time
when I've written these poems..)

I just felt a leaf
Brush past my finger.
The rain is pouring,
Giving the most of
Its whole to me.
"I don't know what I'm doing,
It's hard to explain."
But I am feeling comfort,
Here like
Nowhere else.
Home does not run away,
It does not turn its back.
It pulls me instead, and I
cannot leave.
My love is way beyond
Horizons, my words cannot
Express this.
I hope you'll know
How I feel, it
Is beyond imagination.

(Note: There are those quotations in the early part of this poem because I was quoting a song I was listening to on the radio while writing it...I can't remember what song it was, but I just remember thinking how perfec
tly those words fit into the rest of the poem!)


Date: 19 June 2010 at 10:50am

Those random nights
Are what get me
Out of bed.
Spontaneity is my drive.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Baking competition, Funfetti against
the fearless chocolate. My Sister's Keeper,
because we all are worth being sheltered and
loved, and "kept." The pictures that frame our
friendships.
Black/white, sepia, or comic, we all are together.
Weak at the knees, because the freeway was my first.
The steering wheel almost shook just as much.
My memories flutter and burst in love and happiness, the colors of
Funfetti and Chocolate rushing past and before my eyes! I want to do it
again. Altogether, and then with the better. Love, To S, M and P, I hope you agree.

(Note: I'm not sure I'd call this one a poem, but it was just a paragraph I wrote without stopping, the morning after a great night I spent with my closest friends! :D We had a cake competition where two of us made Funfetti cake and the rest of us made chocolate cake; we wanted to see which tasted better...And apparently the parents enjoyed the chocolate one more, but I still think my group's Funfetti was spectacular :) We also watched the movie My Sister's Keeper and took pictures together on my friend's laptop, hence my mentioning of "Black/white, sepia, or comic" (as in comic book style).) (...And "S, M, and P" are initials of my friend's names.)


I'd like to end this post by stating that the last poem here is my favorite, just because it make me think about one of the most fun times I've ever had in my life. :D



Bean out!

4 comments:

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

nice poems, thanks for sharing. ps. cakes in the oven - that's the most comforting image

shirenesBEAN said...

Thanks! and yes I always find the images of sweets to be soothing ;D

DSdiva said...

Beautiful poems :)

shirenesBEAN said...

Thank you! :)