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.

 

 

 

Published Author

So, I finally have A Killer’s Saga, as well as a book of poems published and I’m very proud of both.  It feels nice after so long of working on my writing to finally have some of it out there and samples of it already being downloaded and hopefully enjoyed.  I can honestly say even this early on self/indie publishing is a nice experience.  It was not difficult to set up the book of poems nor my novel for self publishing. Smashwords makes things very convenient and easy.  For a while now I already had the novel fully edited and proofread.  I only needed to format it for the types of files it was being uploaded as and BAM, published!  It feels awesome to say I am now a published author not just a writer.  I am also looking forward to helping out as a volunteer editor as Literotica. I enjoy reading and helping others. I also fully edited my own work and feel if I can help someone out, why not.

For anyone who reads/follows my blog, feel free to go check out both of my books, i’ll link them below.  There is the option to download a portion of both for free.  Hope you read and enjoy the sample portion and if you like it perhaps leave a review 🙂

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/389973

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/391262

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.