Sharing some poetry

Hey readers I thought I would share some poetry of mine and perhaps even get some feedback. First I’ll let you know a little about me as a poet. I write from the heart, from my strongest feelings and am usually inspired. I do not usually just write about things or everyday life. I tend to write about love or heartbreak.

Bound Angel

By:

Rebecca Conrad

My body a prisoner…I lie here in wait for you…
My heart, my hand, my life, my soul are all held captives to you…
I could fly away…soar to you only in my dreams
My wings are bound by circumstance…trapped so far from you.
You will free me from my bindings…take all my pain and torture away.
Your love rescues me and mends my broken wings.
You love me with a faithful heart…an undying devotion you have given to me alone.
My body a prisoner…I lie here in wait for you…
I would wait an eternity if only to be within your arms again…
I am bound by nightmares which I cannot awake from…
I am only free when you and I are together as one…
My heart, my hand, my life, my soul are all held captives to you…
Here I am forever bound until you make the miles apart a distant memory.

 

Love In Full Bloom

By:

Rebecca Conrad

I was in no need of weaving a spell on you.
Yet what we have and share is indeed magical.
I am in no need of tricking you.
You know me inside and out, as I know you.
I am not blindly loving you.
I see just as clearly as you, what deep and meaningful connection we will share eternally.

This love no longer a beginning.
Yet has no end.
Our sweet love is in full bloom.
It grew in a moment, was deep in an instant.
This fully bloomed love, is my greatest of joys.

 

Renewal

By:

Rebecca Conrad

We walk together hand in hand, as we have for nearly four years now.
Again with you, I’ll say a vow.
What a beautiful day it will be when I become yours all over again.
(to my husband with love)

All three of these poems can be found in my book of poetry which is self published on Smashwords. I will paste the link here.

 

 

 

The Failed Parent

It’s illegal to beat your child…
But no one cares if you’re mentally abused each day of your life.
It’s illegal to neglect your child…
But if they treat you like your a piece of shit society listens and does nothing.

Your’re supposed to teach your children right from wrong…
Instead you teach them hate..how to hate you, because you constantly show how stupid you think they are…how worthless…
You’re supposed to teach that bullying is wrong…
Instead you bully, and pick at me until I feel dead inside.

It’s illegal to cage your child like an animal…
So why then would you emotionally batter them as if they were less than an animal?
It’s illegal to abuse an animal…
Yet you treat the human you gave life to as if she was a rabid beast you would love to see dead.

You brought me into this world of your choosing…
I didn’t ask to be your child.
You were responsible to raise, love and shelter me…
Instead you stagger me emotionally until I don’t know how to function alone…
You bash my parenting on a daily basis…
As if you’re parent of the year….

Sometimes I would rather you beat me, hurt me in some way…
At least then the world could see you for the monster you are.
Instead I’m trapped…caged inside of a world that would rather live a lie than call it a crime to emotinally abuse.
You call my children mistakes…
How dare you?! When you have spent eight years making me wish I had never been born!

It should have been illegal for you to say “I love you.”
When all you show is hate.
It should have been Illegal for you to have children…
When all you do is treat them as objects to yell at and torment.
To me, the crime is being your daughter.

Poem

Anger-Hate-Pain
By:
Rebecca Conrad

my tears never meant a thing except something to make you angry unless i would shut up and hold every feeling in
bind my feelings til i wanna scream and beat my head into a wall
you judge and push until i’m backed into a corner…caged in my own pain
you thrive on being mean and cruel to me as if i’m nothing

i am nothing
my dreams swallowed and gone
my heart dying and never will be the same
months and years have gone by because others are selfish

forced to bottle up my anger and pain until i wanna die
forced to do everything ass backwards to how i want to
my feelings lost my hopes drownt
there is nothing left of me

Lost Love

Like Feathers On Wind

By:

Rebecca Conrad

Dreams that float away, like feathers on wind…
Dreaming of all, that I wished to never end.
Fragments and pieces, of years we knew…
Flying away…soaring from you.
I know nothing as beautiful, or as meaningful as all we shared.
Nothing takes me, to the heights your love dared.

Dreams that soar through my mind…
If only for us…life could rewind.
Fragments…or puzzles even, it’s all so hard to piece together again.
Flashing, fading away…as if loving you was my sin…
If that’s so, then bless me Father, or forgive me, if You will.
Life rushes by…I’m lost, lying still.
    
Dreams are all I have, all that’s left of you and me.
If that’s so…what future do I see?
Love lives on, in my un-waking hours…
While all we once had, just sours.
I’ll never know, what could have been or what still can be…
All I know…are those dreams I still see.
Like feathers on wind…that soared through the window of my mind one night…    

Onto a memory, I hold forever tight.
What are dreams?  If not the heart’s truest desire?
But like flames burning on wind…those dreams burn and scorch me, like hellfire…
Each day I wake, without you near…
Being forever without…a great, despairing fear.

Yet like those dreams…for so long I lived within but too…I faded away…
Into sorrow and longing, waiting to nothing…waiting for someday…
When I slumber deep, my heart may call out to you.
You don’t hear my cry…my deepest pleas…but I’ll look for you there, knowing not, what else to do.
I lay down to sleep, daydreaming of all others…
Not intentionally seeking you out…my soul smothers.
    
Dreams that have all but, floated away…
Like flighty feathers on wind…off they sway.
You’re not still here, yet I continue to find you there.
Lost my hope…without a prayer.
You’re long gone…until I dream you up, once more.
I’m afraid to go on alone…what do I go on for?

Dreaming that soars…
You were never mine…as I’m not yours.
But that didn’t stop my heart from longing…
It didn’t stop you from wronging…
You went away…don’t call…don’t write…
Still in my dreams I’ll find you…many a lonely night.
Like feathers on wind…you came and went from me….

Poem For Dave

Even When We Are Apart

By:  

Rebecca Conrad

A whisper in the wind.
A breath on my neck.
An everlasting presence.
The one holding me tight and keeping me close as I dream of you.
You are there even when we’re apart.

Miles between and miles beyond won’t matter once I am in your embrace again.
Our connection a bond that makes us unbreakable.
Days can go by and months can linger on when we are apart.
But as long as we belong to one another, heart and mind…It matters not.

Unrequited Love Poem

The Never Was

By:

Rebecca Conrad

You come to me, as if out of thin air…
But when I wake up I know you won’t be there.
You’re in many of my ever-longing dreams.
Nothing and no one can tell me, what any of it means.
It’s there alone, that you love me still…
You’re the void my soul cannot fill.
Dreams of the way we were then…dreams of the way we will never be, together.
The things you say…words you don’t mean…no matter the beauty, they float on wind, as a feather.
It’s there that you are the lover I wanted and needed you to be…
You’re still the boy I loved…growing into a man, who wants and needs me.
In essence…you are now a memory…of all that never was.
You come to me, as if out of thin air…
But when I’m forced to wake, when my eyes will dream no more…
I still want to dream…you’ll be there.

Poem for Dave

Lost Within You

By:

Rebecca Conrad

How can time stand still and yet fly by so easily?
How can one moment be the difference between happiness and sorrow?
How can you give me such joy, when others bring down misery?
How can I find a way to stay frozen within this love of ours?
I have no answers though I am not lost within questions, I am lost within you.

Poem for Dave

Bound Angel
    By:
Rebecca Conrad

My body a prisoner…I lie here in wait for you…
My heart, my hand, my life, my soul are all held captives to you…
I could fly away…soar to you only in my dreams
My wings are bound by circumstance…trapped so far from you.
You will free me from my bindings…take all my pain and torture away.
Your love rescues me and mends my broken wings.
You love me with a faithful heart…an undying devotion you have given to me alone.
My body a prisoner…I lie here in wait for you…
I would wait an eternity if only to be within you arms again…
I am bound by nightmares which I cannot awake from…
I am only free when you and I are together as one…
My heart, my hand, my life, my soul are all held captives to you…
Here I am forever bound until you make the miles apart a distant memory.