The Things We'd Do

July 1, 2011
If you were mine, we’d spend every day,
Holding hands, fingers entwined,
Talking, laughing, sharing, dreaming,
Of bright futures and hopes.

We’d play tag in the grass, and when we’re tired,
We’d lie in the shade, and look at clouds pass.
Airborne blue jays, white and puffy violins, aerial submarines,
Might float by in the sky, and we’d notice each one.

We’d climb trees–or I’d try, and you’d have to help me up,
By grabbing my arms and yanking me up into the branches.
You’d laugh, and I’d laugh too, although sheepishly,
And together, we’d feel the wind rustle through leaves and hair.

As the sun begins to set, we’d take long walks,
Commenting on the reddish blue hues of the setting sun.
We’d look at stars, bragging about our knowledge
Of constellations: Cassiopeia, Orion’s belt, and the rest...

But you’re not mine, and so instead I spend every day,
Glassy eyed, staring out windows, thinking of you.
Each passing day is like a stab in the chest,
Each one of nothing but empty dreams.

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ani70 said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

crzyazn who i totally dont know XD
It's emotional.
It's beautiful.
It's amazing.
It's honest.
It's superb! 

Write more Wessels!!!!!!
After rereading this for the billionth should definitely stick to poetry it's your thang!

ani70 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm
dude...where's your other poem?! gahhhhhh
CrazyAznWessels replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I deleted it.  I concluded that it really sucks.


ani70 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm
grrrr not smart dude. you should have given it a chance.
typeoneandlivin said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 11:49 am
its alright. doesnt arouse any emotions. but its pretty cool how it almost sounds like you two are preschool friends and then i see your quote and i got confused. u in love with with ur friend?
ani70 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm
Personally, I think it arouses many emotions. But you'd have to be in the poet's shoes i guess to feel what this poet is feeling. 
CrazyAznWessels replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm
There is a certain element to this that would certainly makes it more interesting...Unfortunately, it's not actually mentioned in the text.  It's more of in my brain.  So yes, you do have to be in my shoes to know what I mean.
Shmanisa said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm
This is excellent! The poem is a comprehensive view into the marvelous feelings one has when in love, and I commend the artistic way the author approached this concept.
ani70 replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm
I agree!!!!!!!!!!!
S M Wells said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm
6 stars! a pitty there is no such thing.
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