Saturday, October 22, 2011

Telling Stories

I keep trying to write these words,
to make them beautiful and poetic.
I'm trying to hide within the metaphor
or behind the guise of simile
to create a tale of the hollow withered aching soul 
that is dying of a broken heart.
I want to create the illusion this is a story 
oryou a poem, or some other work of fiction.
I want  to read it and find pain in the tale,
in the misery of the longing.
I want you to appreciate the commitment
of the dedication that this weary soul has laid forth
for the one whose heart it desires.
I want your compassion and empathy
to pour themselves over the bleeding wounds
of this character I have described.
I want to see your heart melt for the subject
and the storyline as I unfold this tale for you.
I want you to lose yourself in the magic of the words I use 
and the emotions I can conjure.
I want to see your tears fall for the simple fact
that this, in reality, could happen to anyone.
I want to move and touch you 
and tear at the strings of your heart
with a story so powerful that you know it must be true.
I want you to fall to your knees in utter frustration
for the way that this story will end.
I want you to scream ultimately how unfair this all is 
and how justice must be served.
I want to leave you spent, exhausted by the depth and intensity
of the experience you have just survived.
I want you to be exposed
so that I can reach into the deepest part of your heart
and touch you from within.
I want you laid bare before me.
I want you to hear my story.

9 comments:

  1. a heart-felt and emotive write. lovely, but tinged with some pain (which is alright because this is what poetry is all about sometimes). :)

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  2. i think one of the key things we all want is to be heard...and have others hear our story...and love us regardless...smiles...moving piece...

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  3. we want to touch others with our writing...want to be heard..felt and understood...that's why we talk..face to face, in songs or poetry...yeah...def. hearing you

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  4. Oh u summed up perfectly the desire of all artists to reach out and make a difference in their audience. And believe me everyone wants to be transformed. Thank u for expressing this so well.

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  5. oh please i hope it doesn't end so sadly
    yes powerful poem

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  6. Wow, I love this!! I understand all of this and where you are coming from. I think most of us have these thoughts when writing.

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