reaching out


reaching out

i squint my eyes
to block the light
cover my face
to shield the pain
i feel my skin begin to burn
as i turn...

projected light fills the room
shattering the silence of the dark
in a dream i assume
as the darkness breaks apart

a shadow appears
a sihlouette
drawing as near
as it can get

my eyes adjust and what i see
through squinted eyes in front of me
a figure stands that i know
outstretched hands moving slow

i rub my eyes in my dismay
squint again but the figure stays
acid tears fill my eyes
a million thoughts in my mind

upon my face the tears stream down
liquid pain flows in my mouth
i try to wipe the tears away
which my eyes quickly replace

a question forms on my lips
an answer that my eyes insist
as the words are taking shape
my voice cannot articulate

only a whisper can escape
watered down with liquid pain
broken breath the only sound
the single word i hear is 'how?'

i familiar smile that i know
upon the face starts to grow
with her hands reaching out
my flooded eyes bleed with doubt

with my hand i reach to touch
the loving hand ive missed so much
to feel the warmth of her skin
to hold her hand once again

as my fingers are drawing near
her hand seems to disapear
the figure ripples from the effect
and our hands cannot connect

i try again to touch her hand
trying hard to understand
why shes here and why i cant
simply reach out and hold her hand

her eyes cant see me struggleing
to comprehend whats happening
panic flushed upon my face
and in my eyes the liquid pain

with my arms im reaching out
to try to hold the loss ive found
with each touch the ripples come
and her shape becomes undone

my labored breath and racing heart
on my back i feel the dark
the silohuette begins to turn
towards the light to return

the familiar smile that i see
still projeting right at me
the acid tears disolve my eyes
as i have to wave goodbye

in a flash the light just goes
and in the dark i sit alone
the liquid pain still stings my face
and on my tongue the sour taste

for hours now i sit and stare
and wait for to reapear
but in the dark my eyes are blind
and i cannot seem to find the light

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WordSlinger commented on reaching out


dano, it's me WordSlinger, it's me DANO-, :),...........................thank you much ¸.·*¨¸.·*WWWorrrrrrdddsssslllllllliiiinnnngggggggerrrr



thanks word

Tempy commented on reaching out


the figure ripples from the effect and our hands cannot connect i really lovedd these lines and the poem. would love your opnion on my latest please? gentle murmer

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Dano’s Poems (150)

Title Comments
Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7