Of Lost Love and Poetry

heartaches + words

Goodbye

goodbye
it’s been one hell of a ride
we’ve run out of fuel
and now i’m taking a hike

goodbye, goodbye
no point in looking behind
we’ve crashed and burned
got nothing to hide

we’ve come this far
caked in blood and tears
surrendering to pain
it’s all that we have gained

goodbye

goodbye

-©Little Ink Elf 100314-

Will You

Will you not stop
the torturous turmoil
you’re putting me through
with your incessant presence
best forgotten lest it grows
like weeds consuming life
i’m trying hard to remove
just like the hurts
the lies and the promises
that you drenched my soul with

will you not desist in your attempt
to befriend the betrayed heart
still healing within the confined spaces
of my sanctuary where you’re not welcome?

will you still deny the tears
that you plucked from within
with each carefully constructed dream
you uttered within my hearing
and watched in cruel silence
as they unfolded into nothing
but darkness that devoured me
and the hopes I’ve pinned
upon your breast close to your heart

will you not spare me from your presence
that insinuates with every blink of my eyes
finding spaces in between the shutters
placed to ward you from sowing your seeds
into this necessary solitude i’ve exiled myself into
unwilling to play the host to your sweet words
that means nothing to you but the world to me

-©Little Ink Elf 080514-

You Were Mine

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you were mine
and I yours
we felt alive
no shadows alight
in our paradise
we danced together
our hands entwined
staring at the stars
everything felt right
but nothing lasts
no, nothing lasts
just a dream
what we had
bursting like bubbles
falling like rain

you were mine
but i’m alone
now we’re done

-©Little Ink Elf 070814-

Love Discarded

frail are the hands that cradle
dying bloom withered, past its prime
skin no longer velvet to the touch
pale its hues devoid of vividness
stripped of its beauty forlorn
no more intimate caresses in the morn
love bloomed fades into nothingness
while decay creeps unnoticed
robbing life from once pretty blossom
just like entrusted love discarded

-Little Ink Elf 061614-

Untitled

it is your sadness that speaks
stirring this soul that resides in the dark
the shadows that lurk behind your eyes
are the monsters caged inside this heart
we fear, we falter, we fail, we fall
over and over, again and again
like broken records that know no end
and we kept on repeating the same mistakes
never learning, never letting go
yearning for the same touch that burns
the same dangerous love that hurts
the scars they map out the path we took
crisscrossing our hearts and soul
invisible to the eyes yet only we can feel
the depths of the wounds that healed
as time caresses the hurts we nurse
closing them yet reminding us
on how we keep on falling for the same tricks
the same sins that we wallow in
in the aftermath of our tears

-©Little Ink Elf 052414-

 

 

The Ghost of You

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I can feel you
at the back of my mind
Your breath sending ripples
of remembered joy
and sadness
love indescribable
and pain, yes the pain
I thought I got rid of you
yet you’re there
waiting for my eyes to close
so you can appear
in front of me
with that wicked smile
your charm, my weakness
I remember the scars
on your face
growing red as you sip
your drink
and I thought
I could kiss the pain away
heal you
in these arms
opened wide to embrace
the hurts and burdens
you carry
But I was wrong
blinded I was
with your sweetness
Now I hurt
as the illusion falls
I was broken
damaged by false hopes
the lies repeating
like a broken record
reverberating
chastising me
for believing too quickly
because there was nothing
not even from the start
And so I shelved my dreams
erased what I could
images and words
that connect me to you
yet a ghost of you remains
living in my darkness
fingers trailing
a path so familiar
to the heart once laid down
exposed to your whims
shuddering as memories
push their way to the surface
only to fade
like you

-©Little Ink Elf 050514 –

Untitled

Have you ever listened to the silence
of your thoughts that seem to reverberate
eerily into the darkness that touches
the innermost chambers of your trembling heart?

Do you fear the truth hidden within
the mist that forms behind your eyes
as you stare longingly into the stars
where you sent your whispered prayers?

Do you feel the thunderous sound
of your raging, beating heart
as it attempts to break free
from its rigid prison?

Would you even pick up the pieces
of the remains of your former self
shattered by promises broken
as it litter the ground?

Would you even breathe love
when the scars you bear reflect
the rugged paths you’ve taken
just to find the warmth you crave?

Do you even dare to live
knowing that pain will come
enveloping you in its familiar embrace
seeping into your tattered soul?

-©Little Ink Elf 050214-

Red Stains

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Once you wrapped your fingers
on tiny shards of glass
calling droplets of blood
to stain mirrored eyes that gaze
upon fragments of one’s old soul
scattered on the floor
like a thousand glistening stars
sprinkled on the dusty remains
of what were once happy memories
now corroded by time

Red stains now mingle
with teardrops that fall
splashing upon distant dreams
once stored in fragile glass
swept away in anger
as false promises bare
the simple truth about
the lies fed into a hungry mouth
sweetened with kisses
now bitter to the taste

How brittle savored memories can be
turning to dust as wounded fingers touch
jagged edges of crystal clear images
leaving wounds that turn to scars
as the years go passing by
those infinite white lines
remembrance of what was used to be
the memories of us and
who were before the parting came
embraced by the lies and the pain

-©Little Ink Elf 041014-

Words Float

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your words float
like petrified clouds
hovering above me
out of reach
yet always there
for me to read
to remember
as i lie in bed
fighting back
threatening tears
that will come
always
as the lights go dim
and the night comes
as it always do
unyielding

-©Little Ink Elf 040714-

Shhh

connectnigeria.com

shush dear heart
silence your lips
your words flow
without any meaning

still your mouth
your darkness spills
with every breath
you slowly kill

hold your tongue
its sharpness wounds
no longer interested
in loving words

-©Little Ink Elf 032014-

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